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EXHIBITION

Doug Aitken: i am in you *We will close the exhibition from July 31 to September 30

2021.4.29 (Thu.) -
2021.11.23 (Tue.)

Doug Aitken, i am in you, 2000, Installation view: Galerie Hauser & Wirth & Presenhuber, Zürich, 2000,
© Doug Aitken, Courtesy of the artist; 303 Gallery, New York;
Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich; Victoria Miro Gallery, London; and Regen Projects, Los Angeles

Information

Period :
2021.4.29 (Thu.) - 2021.11.23 (Tue.)
10:00 - 18:00 (until 20:00 on Fridays and Saturdays)
Venue :
21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa
Gallery 13
Admission:
Free
Closed:
Mondays (except May 3, August 9, September 20, November 1 and 22), May 6, August 10, September 21
For More Information:
21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa
Phone: +81-76-220-2800
E-Mail: info@kanazawa21.jp

About the Exhibition

Temporarily closed
In accordance with COVID-19 quasi-emergency measures extended by Ishikawa Prefecture and Kanazawa City’s directives, and in order to prevent further spread of the COVID-19, we will temporarily close an exhibition “Doug Aitken: i am in you” from July 31 (Sat) to September 30 (Thu). Any updates regarding this tentative plan will be announced through the Museum website and twitter.

This exhibition showcases Doug Aitken's i am in you, presented at the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa for the first time since its acquisition.
Doug Aitken is known for an incredibly diverse body of work ranging from video, photography, sculpture and architectural interventions, to sound, installation, and film offerings. i am in you is a 5-screen video installation. Amid everyday scenes of American suburbia, people, nature, manmade objects, and geometric designs overlap deftly with a young girl's whispering voice, hands clapping in rhythm, and a piano melody, drawing the viewer inexorably into the flow of hallucinatory images on the video. As these images repeat continuously, fragmenting without providing any firm narrative contours, the audience feels the power and speed of this elusive state of flux at a visceral level, experiencing the work as a wandering journey through a vortex of visuals and sound. This is a stunning opportunity to experience first-hand the dynamism of a Doug Aitken video installation in the spacious surroundings of the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa.

About the artist

Photo: Ami Sioux

AITKEN, Doug

Born 1968 in Redondo Beach, CA (USA). After earing his BFA at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, Aitken moved his base to New York in 1994. He is currently based in Los Angeles. He was awarded the International Prize at the 1999 Venice Biennale for his eight-screen video installation Electric Earth, and has had solo exhibitions in prominent museums around the world including the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Serpentine Gallery in London, and the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris.

Images

    Doug Aitken, i am in you, 2000, Installation view: Galerie Hauser & Wirth & Presenhuber, Zürich, 2000, © Doug Aitken, Courtesy of the artist; 303 Gallery, New York; Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich; Victoria Miro Gallery, London; and Regen Projects, Los Angeles

    Doug Aitken, i am in you, 2000, Film still, © Doug Aitken, Courtesy of the artist; 303 Gallery, New York; Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich; Victoria Miro Gallery, London; and Regen Projects, Los Angeles

    Doug Aitken, i am in you, 2000, Film still, © Doug Aitken, Courtesy of the artist; 303 Gallery, New York; Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich; Victoria Miro Gallery, London; and Regen Projects, Los Angeles

    Doug Aitken, i am in you, 2000, Film still, © Doug Aitken, Courtesy of the artist; 303 Gallery, New York; Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich; Victoria Miro Gallery, London; and Regen Projects, Los Angeles

    Doug Aitken, i am in you, 2000, Film still, © Doug Aitken, Courtesy of the artist; 303 Gallery, New York; Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich; Victoria Miro Gallery, London; and Regen Projects, Los Angeles

Organizers

Organized by:
21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa (Kanazawa Art Promotion and Development Foundation)