Hundred Stories about Love

2009.4.29 (Wed.) -
2009.8.30 (Sun.)

Information

Period :
2009.4.29 (Wed.) - 2009.8.30 (Sun.)
10:00 to 18:00 (until 20:00 on Fridays and Saturdays)
Venue :
21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa
Gallery 1 to 12, 14, Long-Term Project, Design Gallery, Art Library, and others
Closed:
Mondays (Open on May 4 and July 20)
Admission:
Zone 1 + Zone 2
on the day

General : ¥1,700
College students : ¥1,400
Elem/ JH/ HS : ¥700
65 and older : ¥1,400yen
advance・group
General : ¥1,400
College students : ¥1,100
Elem/ JH/ HS : ¥600

Zone 1
on the day

General : ¥1,000
College students : ¥800
Elem/ JH/ HS : ¥400
65 and older : ¥800
advance・group
General : ¥800
College students : ¥600
Elem/ JH/ HS : ¥300

Zone 2
on the day

General : ¥1,000
College students : ¥800
Elem/ JH/ HS : ¥400
65 and older : ¥800
advance・group
General : ¥800
College students : ¥600
Elem/ JH/ HS : ¥300
Advance Tickets:
Ticket PIA Tel 0570-02-9999
Zone 1 + Zone 2 Exhibition Ticket P Code : 688-615
Zone 1 Exhibition Ticket P Code : 688-640

Circle K, Sankus, Lawson Tel 0570-000-777
Zone 1 + Zone 2 Exhibition Ticket L Code : 57617
Zone 1 Exhibition Ticket L Code : 51501

*Sale of advanced tickets of zone 1 starts from July 21.
*No advanced tickets of Zone 2
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

The year 2009 has arrived amid the turmoil of tragic war and a search for new values at the start of a new century. The world around us is changing at an ever-increasing speed. Meanwhile, injured in body and mind, hungry, thirsty, and wandering, we fulfill the tasks of living, as people have done since ancient times.
In our experience as human beings, there is perhaps nothing more mysterious than love. “The opposite of love is not hate but indifference and apathy,” philosopher Tetsuzo Tanigawa has said. During our brief lives, we have always found in love something to believe in. Then, there has perhaps never been a time like ours so badly in need of love.
This year, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa will mark its fifth year. In order to create a forum for dialogue concerning love in its open system of galleries whose round glass walls promote transparency, horizontality, and multi-directionality, the Museum is transcending existing boundaries to invite the participation of researchers and activists in the realms of culture, society, and natural science, and that of creators in wide-ranging genres such as art, music, literature, and the performing arts.
The varied forms of expression appearing in the exhibition, “Hundred Stories about Love,” are waiting for someone at anytime to experience them, tell of them, and transform them. A story is no less than an “open dialogue” occurring at the scene of an encounter. The dialogue generated ceaselessly at the Museum will no doubt produce stories in rich profusion.
(Translated from Japanese: Brian Amstutz)

Exhibition Period

Zone 1: Wednesday April 29, 2009 – Sunday August 30, 2009
Zone 2: Wednesday April 29, 2009 – Monday July 20, 2009

Participating Artists

(alphabetical order, as of May 18 )
Zone1
AWAZU Kiyoshi / B-BANDJ / chelfitsch / CHEN Chieh-jen / FUNAKOSHI Katsura / ITO Tari / KANG Sang-jung / KAWASAKI Kazuo / KIMURA Taiyo / KISHIMOTO Sayako / Rafael LOZANO-HEMMER / Mikan Dentetsu / MORIMURA Yasumasa / MURATA Jin / OKUDA Senkyu / SAKATA Yasuko / SHIMABUKU / SHIOTA Chiharu / Sarah SZE / TAKUMA Noriko / TSUCHIHASHI Toshico / Patrick TUTTOFUOCO / USHIJIMA Hitoshi / YAMAMOTO Motoi / YAMASHITA Yosuke

Zone2
AWAZU Miho / HAMADA Goji / Mona HATOUM / ICHIYANAGI Toshi / KANAZAWA Complaints Choir / Anish KAPOOR / KAWAKAMI Mieko / Ana MENDIETA / Stephan REUSSE / SUZUKI Akio / SUZUKI Hiraku / TANIKAWA Shuntaro / TERUYA Yuken / TOGO Ken / YAMAORI Tetsuo / YAMAZAKI Tsuruko / YOKOMIZO Shizuka / YUASA Makoto

Organizers

Organized by:
21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa
[Kanazawa Art Promotion and Development Foundation]
Co-organized by:
Hokkoku Shimbun
Patronized by:
Goethe-Institut Japan
In special cooperation with:
OTOMURA Co., Ltd. / Kano SALT / Color Kinetics Japan Incorporated / SANGETSU Co.,Ltd.