Collection Exhibition 3

Adventures in “Seeing”

2018.1.27 (Sat.) - 2018.6.24 (Sun.)

Our acts of “seeing” are mainly for obtaining visual information. We perceive color, shape, and movement and read the news and stories. That information is instantly transmitted to our brain and used in determining our next act. This exhibition focuses on the act of “seeing” and goes deep into visual reality through abstract works that excite viewers’ imaginations.

From left: Daniel 2000, Lawrence 2000, Untitled 1999, Bill 2000, Karola 2000, Christopher 1998, Lehmbruck 2000

Janet Cardiff & George Bures Miller

2017.11.25 (Sat.) - 2018.3.11 (Sun.)

Janet Cardiff & George Bures Miller—first large-scale solo exhibition in Asia
Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller’s works display a command of sophisticated sound and video technology, and striking sculptural creations. The viewer undergoes a complex perceptual experience of “hearing and seeing” and enters their imaginative world in a spell of enchantment. When experiencing a Cardiff and Bures Miller work, unseen things become visible, soundless things are heard, and we suddenly step beyond reality into their story with our senses and values in disarray. The pair has previously exhibited works in Japan, including The 40 Part Motet at Maison Hermes, and participated in such art festivals as the Yokohama Triennale, Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial, and Setouchi International Art Festival. Cardiff and Bures Miller’s exhibition this time features such recent large-scale works as The Carnie (2010), The Marionette Maker (2014), and Conversation with Antonello (2015) along with new works and eight installations being shown in Japan for the first time. Installed in the spatially autonomous galleries of this museum, the pieces will tell their stories in synchronicity. A precious opportunity to experience the work of a groundbreaking international artist team.

Local textile 1

TO & FRO Thinner, Lighter

2017.11.18 (Sat.) - 2018.4.8 (Sun.)

Ishikawa prefecture, while a center for traditional textile production, also produces 40% of Japan’s nylon. Higher functionality is now being demanded of the domestic textile industry, which faces competition from inexpensive overseas products. The Kaji Group, an Ishikawa prefecture textile company, has used fine thread to create an unusually light and thin fabric, which it is providing to outdoor brands. This exhibition examines “TO & FRO,” a travel product giving play to the fabric’s features.

photo courtesy : Kaji Group co. ltd

TARO IZUMI A Child Suddenly

2017.10.7 (Sat.) - 2018.3.25 (Sun.)

Izumi Taro (1976 -) uses everyday matters and limited conditions to complexly reshape common perceptions. He gives visual form, in artworks, to absurd experiences lurking in everyday life. For this exhibition, Izumi will assemble a team (the “Very New Team”—an unstable entity which may or may not exist) and display artworks filled simultaneously with chaos and humor.

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


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