The Garden of Forking Paths: Mira Gojak & Takehito Koganezawa

The Garden of Forking Paths brings together the distinctive practices of Australian artist Mira Gojak and Japanese artist Takehito Koganezawa, finding points of connection and divergence. The project takes its name from an intricate and magical short story of the same title written by modernist Argentine writer Jorge Luis Borges in 1941.

Part philosophy, part science fiction and part riddle, Borges’ Garden of Forking Paths is a multidimensional text that conjures up coexistent but dynamically shifting realms and narratives in time and space in a manner that resonates richly with the creative enterprises of Gojak and Koganezawa. Echoing Borges’ approach, both artists in their own ways lyrically register the fluid instabilities of consciousness and subjectivity, the flux and passage of time, and the very elemental processes of growth, entropy and decay.



Mira Gojak, Shihoko lida, Melissa Keys, Takehito Koganezawa. 

The Garden of Forking Paths: Mira Gojak & Takehito Koganezawa
Buxton Contemporary, University of Melbourne
7 November 2018 – 17 February 2019

Curated by Melissa Keys and Shihoko lida.