Collection I

2008.5.27(Tue.) - 2008.7.21(Mon.)



2008.5.27(Tue.) - 2008.7.21(Mon.)


21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa

Drawing from the Museum’s Collection, the “Collection Exhibition” presents a complex blend of viewpoints through the display of important artworks reflecting and influencing changes and transitions in human values. Employing such artworks, the exhibitions of this series explore diverse facets of contemporary society.
“Collection I” introduces diverse styles of artistic expression through 40 works by 8 artists. The works of artist Canan DAGDELEN are characterized by her investigation of our cultural identity and our connectivity with our exterior physical environment. The four Dagdelen works displayed in this exhibition explore the instable character of our notions of “homeland” and “home.”
Artist Ernesto NETO has won global acclaim with works investigating the relationship between body and space. His BODY SPACE NAVE MIND employs a highly elastic fabric, Lycra, in producing an installation reminding us of an immense, organic life form. With its fabric of skin-like feel and herbal fragrances, the work speaks directly to our body and mind about our connection with the myriad things existing around us.
Sea Breeze, a piece representative of MURAKAMI Takashi’s early work, is also a must-see. In this work, shutters are attached to the front and back of an immense box-like form having wheels and tail lamps at its base. The shutters open at regular intervals to disclose powerful lights so bright, viewers must avert their eyes.
Also displayed are works by Gabriel OROZCO, Johan GRIMONPREZ, HIBINO Katsuhiko, Carsten NICOLAI, and KAWASAKI Kazuo. Viewers are invited to enjoy artworks that explore the world around us and capture the character of human values, perceptions, and cognition of reality from many viewpoints. (This exhibition has ended.)