Index of Fillers by Fumi Ishino
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Published by Assembly/Fumi Ishino, 2021
Softcover, 11 x 8.5 in. (13.5 x 9.5 in. with case)
Embroidered felt cover with Chicago screws (colors vary)
128 pages, featuring 408 color images + CD with video
Edition of 30, hand-signed and numbered
Assembly is pleased to announce the publication Index of Fillers, a limited-edition artist book by Fumi Ishino. Index of Fillers is the artist’s second monograph following his acclaimed publication rowing a tetrapod (MACK, 2017) and is the first artist book published by Assembly.
Composed of found images of Japanese culture from the late 1980s and 1990s along with Ishino’s own photographs, Index of Fillers is a recreation of the artist’s elusive memory of growing up during this era in Japan. Referencing the traditional format of Japanese comic strips, each image panel contains its own nostalgic narrative—from a cartoon Clearasil commercial to a video game rendering of a neighborhood to the interior of a love hotel. With a machine-embroidered felt cover housed inside a woven pencil case, each handmade book is unique and also includes a CD with a video piece made in Ishino’s childhood room.
Fumi Ishino is an artist based in Los Angeles and Tokyo whose work explores issues of meaning, cultural interpretation, and the constructed space primarily through photography and installation. He holds an MFA from Yale University where he was awarded the Toby Devan Lewis Fellowship. Other awards include the Japan Photo Award, 2015 and the Honorable Mention Award from New Cosmos Photography, 2015. His work has been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions including Fraenkel Gallery, the FLAG Art Foundation, and Houston Center for Photography, and has been featured in numerous publications including Aperture, Gulf Coast: A Journal of Literature and Fine Arts, and AnOther. His project, rowing a tetrapod, was published in 2017 by MACK books and two forthcoming photobooks are in the works for 2021.
Assembly is a gallery, agency, and creative studio supporting an innovative roster of visual artists who are engaging in some of the most important social and cultural issues of our time.
Assembly’s award-winning artists are included in such prestigious collections as the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) in Los Angeles, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) in San Francisco, the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, the Victoria & Albert Museum (V&A) in London, the Foam Fotografiemuseum in Amsterdam, and the Musée de l'Elysée in Switzerland, among many others. Assembly is passionate about helping individuals, institutions, and museums grow their art collections in meaningful ways.