Janet Cardiff & George Bures Miller

2017.11.25 (Sat.) - 2018.3.11 (Sun.)

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 stories with our senses and values in disarray.
Cardiff and Bures Miller’s exhibition at this time features 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 transport the audience to imaginary interconnected worlds. 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
1990
© TSUBAKI Nabber
Installation view, Collection Exhibition “Invisible Reality” (2010-11)
Wall drawings: KIMURA Yuki, TATEGAMI Kotaro

EVENT

International Symposium:

Thinking about the Conservation and Restoration of “Mixed Media”

2017.12.16 (Sat.)

The development of industry since the beginning of the twentieth century has flooded society with a multitude of products that involve the composite use of a variety of materials. Like these products that surround us, and perhaps sometimes to an even greater degree, works of contemporary art may be said to be created out of the mixture and interposition of diverse media (elements including both materials and techniques).
Although contemporary artists continue to apply innovative materials to art in the pursuit of expressive possibilities, we find more than a few instances in which new materials whose physical properties and durability are in the first place unclear have caused unexpected deterioration in artworks, and it is undeniable that the use of composite materials complicates the conservation and restoration of a work. What steps to preserve and care for such so-called “mixedmedia” artworks can we take to ensure their long-term availability to the public?
At this symposium, we bring together specialists involved in art preservation from the US, Hong Kong, and South Korea to think about the conservation and restoration of art collection, drawing inspiration from their own respective practices.

Venue :
Theater 21/ 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa

Marubi Cinema Paradise! vol. 4

2017.12.9 (Sat.) - 2017.12.10 (Sun.)

A program devoted to famous cinema works from Japanese film history, entirely operated and presented by students interested in film making. Held in Theater 21, which is equipped with an analog 35mm cinema projector.

* “Marubi” is a nickname for 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa

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

Illustration : K. Onodera

La leçon d’élégance par Françoise Moréchand Analyse de l’époque vol. 25

My Dior Story part2

2017.12.2 (Sat.)

The popular talk series featuring the Museum’s International Advisor, Francoise Moréchand. Ms. Moréchand offers penetrating insights into art, fashion, and contemporary society.

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

“La leçon d’élégance par Françoise Moréchand” 2016
Photo: IKEDA Hiraku