MAM Project is a series of experimental projects produced by the Mori Art Museum in collaboration with artists from around the world.
“MAM Project 023” showcases the work of Sydney-based internationally-active artist, Agatha Gothe-Snape (b. 1980).
Gothe-Snape’s practice centers on improvised performances employing a diverse range of media and methodologies, from PowerPoint slide shows to participatory workshops, texts, and visual scores (musical scores and instructions). This exhibition, her first solo show in Japan, will present new set of works Oh Window, composed of an installation triggered by the Mori Art Museum's motto “Art + Life,” and a series of performances developing out of it.
The artist interprets the “window” as an edge of two sites of the “art” inside an art museum and the “life” outside. As such, she has created imaginary windows in an exhibition space that is, in fact, windowless. These imaginary windows have been made up of graphics, video footage and so on with motifs including conversations between Gothe-Snape and Museum staff, and discoveries the artist has made around Roppongi Hills - looking through which, you may be able to find the already-given roles and functions of “life” providing different expressions of “art.”
The performances, designed to complement the content of the installation, will be staged over the duration of the exhibition, not only in the gallery itself, but in settings all around Roppongi Hills. The imaginary windows in the gallery space will serve as visual instructions and scores affecting the subsequent performances, which may result in incremental changes to the view from the “windows.”
Furthermore, Oh Window features a wide variety of collaborations with other artists. Most of the video works exhibited in the gallery space were produced in collaboration with Tsuda Michiko, a video artist known for her recent installation and performance pieces. As well, the series of Gothe-Snape’s performances planned in Tokyo from April through May will involve collaborations with other artists.
Born 1980 in Sydney, where she is currently based. Received Master of Visual Arts in 2011 from Sydney College of the Arts, The University of Sydney. Recent solo exhibitions include “Volatile Medium,” The Commercial Gallery, Sydney (2016), “Rhetorical Chorus (LW),” Performa 15, New York (2015), “Free Speaking,” Studio 12, Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne (2014), and “Taking Form,” Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney (2013).
She has participated in major international exhibitions including 20th Biennale of Sydney (2016) and the 8th Berlin Biennale (2014).
|Period:||Saturday, February 4, 2017 - Sunday, June 11, 2017|
|Venue:||Mori Art Museum|
|Organizer:||Mori Art Museum|
|Supported by:||Australia Council for the Arts, Asialink, Arts NSW|
|Curated by:||Kumakura Haruko (Assistant Curator, Mori Art Museum)|
|Open Hours:||10:00-22:00 (Tuesdays: 10:00-17:00)
* Admission until 30 minutes before closing.
* Open everyday.
University / Highschool student: ¥1,200
Child (Age 4 up to Junior highschool student): ¥600
Senior (Ages 65 & over): ¥1,500
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* Ticket also valid for “N. S. Harsha: Charming Journey,” “MAM Collection 004” and “MAM Screen 005”.
* Ticket also valid for Tokyo City View observation deck (excludes Sky Deck).
* Admission to Mori Arts Center Gallery is not included.
* Additional entrance fee to the Sky Deck is required.
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Agatha Gothe-Snape will talk about her new work Oh Window in the exhibition, later joined by artist Tsuda Michiko who collaborated with Gothe-Snape on this new project. Following the talk, approximately 15-minute performance by Gothe-Snape along with artist / musician Anna John will be given in the “MAM Project 023” exhibition space.
Speakers: Agatha Gothe-Snape (Artist), Tsuda Michiko (Artist)
Post-Talk Performers: Agatha Gothe-Snape, Anna John (Artist / Musician)
Date & Time: 14:00-15:30, Saturday, February 4, 2017 (Doors open: 13:30)
Venue: Auditorium, Mori Art Museum
Capacity: 80 (booking required)
Admission: Free (exhibition ticket required)
Booking: * Booked Out
An opportunity for teenagers from third-year junior high school age up (ages 15-19) to take in the exhibitions at their leisure, then discuss it in their own words. The participating teens would be viewing the exhibitions, followed by the experience of discussion (partly shared with the “Seniors’ Program” for “N. S. Harsha” exhibition, held on the very same day) on the first day. On the last two days, they are to share their views directly with artists Agatha Gothe-Snape and N. S. Harsha.
Date & Time:
|Day 1||10:00-12:30, Sunday, February 19, 2017
* Program will be partly shared with the “Seniors’ Program” for “N. S. Harsha” exhibition.
|Day 2||10:00-14:30, Saturday, March 25, 2017
Featuring: Agatha Gothe-Snape
|Day 3||10:00-14:30, Sunday, April 23, 2017
Featuring: N. S. Harsha (“N. S. Harsha: Charming Journey” Artist)
Venue: Mori Art Museum
For: Teens (ages 15-19)
Capacity: Approximately 15 (booking required)
Booking: * Booked Out
* Before booking, please note that participants must attend all 3 days of the program.
* Attendees will be chosen by lottery if we receive too many bookings. The result of the lottery will be sent to each by Wednesday, February 8, 2017 via email.
Australian artist Agatha Gothe-Snape, whose new installation Oh Window is now on view at the Museum as “MAM Project 023,” is developing a series of performances out of the installation that will start in May.* In preparation for the performances, Gothe-Snape will conduct a series of perambulations around Roppongi Hills (the very activity that inspired her current work), a practice she refers to as “Oh Walk (THE SUN LITTERS THE CLEARING).” The strolls are open to all, so why not take a casual “Oh Walk (THE SUN LITTERS THE CLEARING)” together with the artist? The Roppongi Hills you think you know is bound to reveal new and different facets.
* The performance schedule will be posted on this website at a later date.
“Oh Walk (THE SUN LITTERS THE CLEARING)” schedule:
* all 10:30-11:30
Sunday, April 23
Monday, April 24
Sunday, April 30
Monday, May 1
Monday, May 8
Sunday, May 14
Monday, May 15
Sunday, May 21
Monday, May 22
Sunday, May 28
Meet-up Place: In front of the “Mori Art Museum Information” (3F, Roppongi Hills Mori Tower)
Booking: NOT required
* These exercises are conducted in English, however, those who are not fluent in English are also welcome.
At the exhibition “MAM Project 023: Agatha Gothe-Snape,” you may photograph the artworks under the following conditions.
When taking permitted photographs:
|Do NOT touch the works of art.|
|Do NOT interfere with other visitors' enjoyment of the museum.|
|Do NOT use flash lighting.|
|Do NOT use tripods and selfie sticks.|
|NO FILMING ALLOWED.|
When using photographs taken of the exhibition:
Artist’s name and work title: Agatha Gothe-Snape Rhetorical Chorus (LW)
This photograph is licensed under “Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-NoDerivative Works 2.1 Japan.”
* For details about the Creative Commons License and marks, please see the Creative Commons Japan website: http://creativecommons.jp
* If photographs that include other museum visitors are made public, they may infringe on that person’ s right of portrait.
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