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Collection 1 PLAY / AWAZU Kiyoshi, Makurihirogeru (EXPOSE) 4Makurihirogeru 4

2017.4.29 (Sat.) - 2017.7.23 (Sun.)

The meaning of PLAY is not limited to ‘activity engaged in for enjoyment and recreation.’ It is also a word that expresses active and aggressive acts in our daily life including ‘acting, performing, having a game, behaving and conducting oneself.’ Viewed in that light, our daily life is a succession of PLAY, which might be said to construct one’s personal life and in a broader sense, the culture of human beings.
In this exhibition, works by 12 collection artists are introduced focusing on the keyword of PLAY with manifold meanings. They show diverse expansion from works which encourage new discoveries and ideas through viewers’ experiences, to works in which the accumulation of artists’ daily acts and thinking as well as performance and competition are incorporated. We would like to think about how PLAY that is an essential function of humankind appears in the works and what kind of relationship viewers and artworks can develop through the exhibition. We hope that this exhibition itself will inspire viewers to get involved in various PLAYs.
Featured also is a small special exhibit of AWAZU Kiyoshi photographic works.

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OTON GLASS

2017.4.8 (Sat.) - 2017.7.23 (Sun.)

The development of the OTON GLASS was occasioned by the project leader’s father’s dyslexia. A device combining glasses with a camera, the OTON GLASS helps people read by changing visual written information into aural voice information. This exhibition follows the development of the OTON GLASS as an aid not only for dyslexia sufferers but also for people in many circumstances where reading characters is difficult, such as travelers walking in cities overseas. In the venue, a space will be established for wearing an OTON GLASS prototype and actually experiencing its functions, so as to make clear the developers’ methods of research toward achieving practical use. Visitors are invited to see the “research site” of a young start-up that is fusing existing technologies to develop a revolutionary new device.

IKEDA Manabu: The Pen ーCondensed Universeー

2017.4.8 (Sat.) - 2017.7.9 (Sun.)

Artist IKEDA Manabu (1973–) depicts a monumental world using a super-fine pen point. Working slowly—he can complete only a fist-sized area in a single day— Ikeda manifests a surreal alien world, employing minute delineation and a flair for grand composition. His massive pictures have won him acclaim around the globe. This will be the first large-scale exhibition presenting the entire scope of Ikeda’s production. His Rebirth, a new work he spent three years creating during an artist residency at Chazen Museum of Art in Wisconsin USA, is a must see.

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TAKEDA Yusuke

2017.1.21 (Sat.) - 2017.5.7 (Sun.)

TAKEDA Yusuke (born Hiroshima, 1985) majored in painting at Kanazawa College of Art and in 2014 earned his doctorate at the College’s graduate school. Takeda currently lives and works in Kanazawa, creating installations that combine varying media including painting, photography, video, and sound. Since October last year, he has undertaken production on a daily basis at this museum, using the Project Room as his studio, and this exhibition presents his latest works emerging from in-residency production. Creations employing such media as painting, video, drawing, and statues are installed as independent works in the gallery space, yet meanwhile, they take “image depth / image humidity” as a basso continuo and appear before us as things indefinite or else unclear, overlapping at their deep layers, segmenting, shifting, and changing content. Such works and their correlation evoke coordinate axes containing images of “visible and invisible” and “reality and fiction,” and jolt our perceptions.

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Talk program [In a Grove] Alfredo JAAR “IT IS DIFFICULT”

2017.4.23 (Sun.)

This talk program will provide an opportunity to reconsider the artist’s public interventions around the world in light of current events and explore the potential of art as a transformative force.

Venue :
21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa Project Room

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HACHIYA Kazuhiko “OpenSky Report”

2017.4.8 (Sat.) - 2017.4.15 (Sat.)

Presenting the “M-02J” glider with a jet engine that successfully flew in 2016. The exhibition will feature a report meeting led by the artist, Hachiya Kazuhiko, as well as well as Screening of the test flight movie in 3Q Dome (three-quarter sphere dome) , and talks with invited guests.

*All events free with admission except After-party.

Venue :
21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa

OpenSky M-02J in flight
photo: ISOCHI Hiraku