Visceral Sensation — Voices So Far, So Near

2013.4.27 (Sat.) -
2013.9.1 (Sun.)

Information

Period :
2013.4.27 (Sat.) - 2013.9.1 (Sun.)
10:00 - 18:00 (until 20:00 on Fridays and Saturdays)
Venue :
21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa
Closed:
Mondays, May 7, and July 16 (Open on April 29, May 6, July 15, and August 12)
Admission:
"Visceral Sensation — Voices So Far, So Near"
Adult : ¥1,000(¥800)
University : ¥800(¥600)
Elem/ JH/ HS : ¥400(¥300)
65 and over : ¥800



Combi Ticket for "Fiona Tan",
"Alfredo & Isabel Aquilizan" and "Visceral Sensation — Voices So Far, So Near"

Adult : ¥1,700( ¥1,400)
University : ¥1,400(¥1,100)
Elem/ JH/ HS : ¥700(¥600)
65 and over : ¥1,400
Available between August 3 and September 1

※( ) indicate advance ticket and group rates (20 or more).
For More Information:
21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa
Phone: +81-76-220-2800
Facsimile: +81-76-220-2802
E-Mail: info@kanazawa21.jp

About the Exhibition

Our organs contain life memory and life rhythms from the far distant past, according to anatomist MIKI Shigeo (1925-1987). Miki’s observations of human behavior, senses, and emotions have profoundly influenced diverse fields. This exhibition will ponder Miki’s views and take “visceral sensation”—the most primeval and fundamental of the human senses—as an aid to appreciating contemporary artworks that converse with the voices of life within us and induce new perceptual awakenings.
Featured will be 13 artists and artist collaboratives from Japan and abroad: Louise BOURGEOIS, CHO Shinta, Nathalie DJURBERG & Hans BERG, KATO Izumi, KUSAMA Yayoi, Ana MENDIETA, NAKAGAWA Yukio, Saskia OLDE WOLBERS, OLTA, Pipilotti RIST, SHIGA Lieko, Bill VIOLA, and WATANABE Kikuma. All, as artists, consciously or unconsciously explore the sensations, perceptions, and emotions emanating from our primordial physical embodiment, or respond to the life rhythms resonating silently in our organs, the axis of our physical being. Working in painting, sculpture, photography, video, picture books, architecture, installation, and performance, they manifest these inner voices in their artworks.
Today, when our fears of environmental and socio-economic collapse are becoming real—as demonstrated by the anxiety and discomfort we have known, concerning radiation, since the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake and nuclear power plant disaster—what do we feel in our bodies; what are our bodies saying? This exhibition will be a place where visitors, prompted by the sensations they experience in their encounter with each artwork, will tune into, feel, and ponder the “voices so far, so near” that speak within and around them as people of an uncertain age.

YOSHIOKA Emiko, Curator
21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa

Related Events

Artist Talks
Date/time:
- Saturday, April 27, 2013
11:00-12:00 Saskia Olde Wolbers
12:30-13:30 Watanabe Kikuma
14:00-15:00 Kato Izumi
Sunday, April 28, 2013
14:00-15:00 OLTA
Venue: Lecture Hall
Admission: No charge (with a ticket to this exhibition)
Capacity: First 70 arrivals to each artist talk
Performances by OLTA
OLTA will offer performances in the exhibition venue throughout the exhibition period.
Date/time: Fridays, weekends, and holidays during museum hours
Venue: Exhibition gallery and Courtyard
Lecture “History of Visceral Sensation —In the Interval between Chimuguri and Nagurusa” (Tentative)
Date/time: Saturday, June 29, 2013 14:00-15:30
Lecturer: IMAFUKU Ryuta
(Professor, Graduate School of Global Studies, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies; essay contributor, exhibition catalogue)
Venue: Lecture Hall
Admission: No charge (with a ticket to this exhibition)
Capacity: 80 first arrivals
Workshop “Creating an Ocean of Voices”
Date/time: Sunday, July 14, 2013 16:00-19:00
Lecturer: TAMURA Hiroshi (Director, BF.REC; workshop creator; leader of Kurayamino Tones)
Venue: Exhibition gallery, other locations
Age: Junior high school age and older
Admission: No charge (with same-day ticket to this exhibition)
Capacity: First 20 arrivals (Prior application required. Telephone applications will be accepted from June 1. TEL 076-220-2801)
Reading Picture Books
Readings: HAYASHI Kazumi
Date/time: Saturday, May 25 / Saturday, June 22 / Sunday, July 21 / Saturday, August 24
From 11:00 each day, about 30 minutes duration
Meeting place: Main entrance (Honda-Dori Entrance)
Venue: Exhibition gallery, other locations
Age: For all ages
Admission: No charge
Baby Stroller Tour
Date/time: Thursday, May 23, 2013 10:30-, about 40 minutes duration
Meeting place: Before the Breast-feeding Room
Target participant: Parents with infants and pregnant mothers
Admission: No charge (with same-day ticket to this exhibition)
Capacity: First 10 arrivals
Gallery Tour with Your Children
Date/time: Sunday, June 23, 2013 11:00-, about 40 minutes duration
Meeting place: Before the Breast-feeding Room
Age: Pre-school age children (4-6 y.o.) and their guardians
Admission: No charge (with same-day ticket to this exhibition)
Capacity: First 10 arrivals
“Visceral Sensation” Workshop for Elementary School Children
Date/time: Thursday, August 22, 2013 1.10:00~12:00 2.14:00~16:00
Meeting place: Kids Studio
Age: Elementary school children
Admission: No charge (with same-day ticket to this exhibition)
Capacity: First 10 arrivals (Prior application required. Telephone applications will be accepted from July 1. TEL 076-220-2801)
Gallery Talks by Curator
Date/time: Saturday, May 25 / Saturday, Jun 22 / Sunday, Jul 21 / Saturday, Aug 24
From 14:00 each day, about 45 minutes duration
Meeting place: Main entrance (Honda Street)
Admission: No charge (with same-day ticket to this exhibition)

Artists in the Exhibition

Louise BOURGEOIS / CHO Shinta / Nathalie DJURBERG & Hans BERG / KATO Izumi /
KUSAMA Yayoi / Ana MENDIETA / NAKAGAWA Yukio / Saskia OLDE WOLBERS / OLTA / Pipilotti
RIST / SHIGA Lieko / Bill VIOLA / WATANABE Kikuma

Screening schedule of The Passing by Bill Viola

Organizers

Organized by:
21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa (Kanazawa Art Promotion and Development Foundation)
Co-organized by:
The Yomiuri Shimbun, The Japan Association of Art Museums
Supported by:
Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Osaka-Kobe, Lion Corporation, SHIMIZU CORPORATION, Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd., Sompo Japan Insurance Inc.
In Cooperation with:
NEC Display Solutions, Ltd., JAPAN AIRLINES, Kuni Chemical Co., Ltd., Kanazawa Yuwaku Sosaku no Mori - Center for Crafts and Culture