A photo exhibit and art project by musician David Sylvian dubbed “abandon/hope” will be held at the Spiral Garden in Aoyama, Tokyo and at the Setouchi Triennale 2013. A photo collection book with the same title will go on sale at the same time.

The exhibit at Spiral Garden will be held from July 22nd to 29th. Free admission. 70 works by Sylvian will be on display and this will be the first time for the artist to open a full-on photo exhibit. Sylvian will visit the restaurant CAY, located on the B1 floor of the same building as the exhibit venue, on the opening day. An event will be held at the restaurant from 7 pm. In order to attend, a participation fee of 4,000 yen is required.

At the Setouchi Triennale 2013, Sylvian will participate in the “photos of the city project” at the Uno Port area of Okayama prefecture. His photos will go on exhibit from July 20th. He will also present the sound installation supervised by himself based on a song by sound artist Taylor Deupree.

David Sylvian was born in 1958 in the UK. After debuting as a member of the rock band JAPAN, he worked solo from the 1980s onwards. He began to work on art installations from the early 90s. His major works include “Ember Glance” (1991) and “Redemption - Approaching Silence” (1994). In 2006, he designed collaboration shirts with JULIUS and held a solo exhibit in Tokyo last year titled “growing enigmas,” where he displayed his works of instant film.