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We Don’t Know God: Chim↑Pom 2005-2019 by artist collective Chim↑Pom

We Don’t Know God: Chim↑Pom 2005-2019 is a retrospective of the artist collective’s major works from 2005 to this day. Through the past 14 years, Chim↑Pom has held many exhibitions around the world. Their work challenge present social issues: relations between society and the individual, land borders - and art itself. Multi-disciplinary in practice, the collective primarily focuses on video, installations, and performances.

This book was published while Chim↑Pom’s exhibition “Threat of Peace (Hiroshima!!!!!!)” is held at Art in General in NYC. Alongside Chim↑Pom members’ mentor Makoto Aida, Noi Sawaragi (art critic),  Jason Waite (independent curator), Kenichi Abe (associate professor, University of Tokyo), Hou Hanru (artistic director of MAXXI, Rome), Kitty Scott (curator of Art Gallery Ontario) contributed to the text.

Chim↑Pom is more present than ever on the international art scene – Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in NYC is the most recent museum to have acquired their work. This first hardcover and fully bilingual monograph comes at the right time to widely share their vision and their message.


Chim↑Pom is an artist collective formed in Tokyo, 2015. Chim↑Pom has continuously released works that intervene in contemporary society with strong social messages. They initiated, organized, and participated in the international exhibition Don’t Follow the Wind, which was launched on March 11, 2015, in Fukushima inside the nuclear exclusion zone. They also worked on various projects related to the theme of borders and presented The Other Side, a project on the U.S.-Mexico border, in 2017. The group received the Prudential Eye Awards in 2015, under the categories Best Emerging Artist Using Digital/Video and Best Emerging Artist of the Year.

  • Book title: We Don’t Know God: Chim↑Pom 2005-2019

  • Release date: June 4th 2019

  • Artist: Chim↑Pom

  • Editors: Kenichi Abe, Masanobu Sugatsuke, Joyce Lam

  • Text: Makoto Aida, Hou Hanru, Noi Sawaragi, Kenji Kubota, Kitty Scott, Jason Waite, Kenichi Abe

  • Book Design: Hidenori Yoshioka (September Cowboy)

  • Printing & Binding: SunM Color Co., Ltd.

  • Details: B5 size / hard cover / gold stamp emboss / 292 pages / bilingual text

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