Collection Exhibition 2 Undying Life

2017.7.22 (Sat.) - 2018.1.8 (Mon.)

Today, with the development scientific technologies such as artificial intelligence and biotechnology, long-standing social values are being vigorously shaken. This exhibition displays works concerned with the “migration” of life forms, ranging in spectrum from the transmigration of souls to the artificial creation of new species. We explore the meaning of creating new life forms and possibilities of living in “artificial nature.”

TSUBAKI Noboru Aesthetic Pollution
1990
© TSUBAKI Nabber
Installation view, Collection Exhibition “Invisible Reality” (2010-11)
Wall drawings: KIMURA Yuki, TATEGAMI Kotaro

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KAWAGOE Yurie Insect Specimen of a Coward

2017.5.27 (Sat.) - 2017.9.24 (Sun.)

“What if human emotions were expressed as insects?” Compelled by this thought, KAWAGOE Yurie (1987-) embodies the heart’s sentiments in imaginary insect figures and evokes a world of illusion. Her “insectified” (not “personified”) motifs she moreover arrays as insect specimens, thereby giving faces to our foolish, loveable emotions. Through her signature piece, “Insect Specimen of a Coward” and latest works, this exhibition will present Kawagoe Yurie’s world and the insect-like emotions she describes as “adorable.”

Japan-Denmark Diplomatic Relations 150th Anniversary Exhibition

Everyday Life – Signs of Awareness

2017.8.5 (Sat.) - 2017.11.5 (Sun.)

Denmark and Japan have become design-oriented nations, each following a path that springs f rom a unique background of history and culture. The countries’ excellent design solutions, inspired by a functional, practical, yet aesthetic approach, are reflections of their cultural identities.
Denmark has attracted tremendous attention as one of the most resilient design giants in the fields of architecture, furniture and everyday products
since the 1930s. The country established a model for wealthy nations with a highly developed social system with regard to welfare, education and traffic solutions. Japan, on the other hand, is a country which has developed the symbolic design of the time, based on its unique culture and philosophy. The technical expertise required to produce simple and compact shapes and the knowledge and experience to make the most of the material, with a craftsmanship passed down from generation to generation, demonstrate Japan’ s unique position in the global design arena.
This exhibition, Everyday Life – Signs of Awareness, showcases the impact of design-minded awareness through the works of designers, architects and artists
from Japan and Denmark. It also presents and highlights everyday items that are part of modern life in both countries.

Jurgen Lehl

2017.8.5 (Sat.) - 2017.11.5 (Sun.)

Designer Jurgen Lehl lived closely with nature and continually reminded people of its precious value. As his “last work,” Lehl chose to attack serious environmental problems, and he created beautiful lamps using the plastic garbage washed up on beaches. Plastic, which does not decompose, attained a splendorous new utility in Lehl’s hands. Jurgen Lehl, who died suddenly in 2014, showed us what it means to live with respect for nature.

Simultaneous with the Exhibition "Everyday Life – Sign of Awareness"

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Sight

2017.8.5 (Sat.) - 2017.11.5 (Sun.)

A project to develop “Sight,” a device that extends sensual perception, thereby transforming visual experience into something entirely new. (Project members: WAKE Naoki, SUZUKI Ryohei, FUSHIMI Ryohei and MUNAKATA Yuri.) By changing visual imagery into sound, the device enables us to “hear” the visual world just as porpoises and bats use sound to capture prey. We look at the project’s progress and open the venue as an ongoing research lab.

EVENT

Open Call Support Projects

Theater Troupe Shinjin Ruijinen "REPT"

2017.9.16 (Sat.) - 2017.9.18 (Mon.)

Formed in Kanazawa in 1986, this troupe pursues its own unique style not using words or story. Performed at the SHOGO OTA Festival from 2013 to 2016.

Venue :
Theater 21/ 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa
For More Information:
21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa Phone: +81-76-220-2811 / Public Affairs Section

Toyota Choreography Award 2016 Artist-in-Residence

HIRAHARA Shintaro new creation / performance

2017.9.9 (Sat.) - 2017.9.10 (Sun.)

The Toyota Choreography Award seeks to support the next generation of choreographers in their artistic growth. Hirahara Shintaro, winner of the final award in both the “Next Generation Choreographer Award” and “Audience Award” categories, will create a new work while in-residence in Kanazawa. Hirahara will spin a magical tale inspired by the “Beast” of the Bible and the mushi (bug) that figures into many Japanese literature works.

Venue :
Theater 21/ 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa
For More Information:
21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa Phone: +81-76-220-2811 / Public Affairs Section

photo: KATO Hajime