Secret for snow leopard: Yutaka Sone


Texts by Ziba de Weck Ardalan, Julien Bismuth, and Benjamin Weissman

Secret for snow leopard: Yutaka Sone was published on the occasion of the artist’s first London solo exhibition at the Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art in 2007. The exhibition featured a broad survey of more than 40 works created between 1998 and 2007, including paintings, marble and crystal sculptures, and a large installation titled It Seems Like Snow Leopard Island (2002-2006), a man-made universe with glaciers, running water, and tropical plants. This fully-illustrated catalogue includes texts by Parasol unit director and curator Ziba de Weck Ardalan; artist Julien Bismuth; and writer Benjamin Weissman.


Publisher: Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art

Artists: Yutaka Sone

Contributors: Ziba de Weck Ardalan, Julien Bismuth, Benjamin Weissman

Publication Date: 2007

Binding: Hardcover

Dimensions: 10 3/4 x 11 in (27.3 x 27.9 cm)

Pages: 112


Retail: $40

Status: Available

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Yutaka Sone

Across a wide range of media—predominantly sculpture but also painting, drawing, photography, video, and performance—Yutaka Sone’s work revolves around a tension between realism and perfection. A conceptual framework, paired with a meticulous attention to detail, has characterized his practice since the early 1990s, informing equally his self-contained jungle environments, life-size roller coasters, magnified snowflakes, and staged events. His sculptural works in particular attest to a profound interest in landscapes, whether natural or architectural, and their ability to capture light relates them to a genre primarily associated with painting and photography. All Yutaka Sone books