The development of video art, which first appeared in the 1960s, has progressed in leaps and bounds alongside innovations in video technology. As the number of video installations combining multiple media also grows, under the “MAM Screen” program single-channel video works from around the world will be screened daily over the period of the relevant exhibition. This program enables visitors to view works on video in concentrated fashion, and at their leisure.
“MAM Screen 005” will showcase the works on video of artist Niwa Yoshinori (b. 1982). Setting his work in the streets and other public spaces of various countries, and locations with political connections, Niwa stages social and historical interventions by engaging in what at first glance appear to be meaningless and absurd acts and schemes, and presents on video a portion of these happenings in their entirety, including the unexpected outcomes resulting from the negotiation, its failures and reactions from others.
In this exhibition, we present a special edition of Niwa’s four-part “Communism” series which is in the Collection of the Mori Art Museum: Tossing Socialist in the Air in Romania, Looking for Vladimir Lenin at Moscow Apartments, Celebrating Karl Marx’s Birthday with the Japanese Communist Party, and Proposing Holding up Karl Marx to Japanese Communist Party, newly re-edited for this showing. Through “nonsensical” actions and sense of humor that emerge from the series of attempts made by the artists (as indicted by the titles), Niwa’s will have us reconsider the various value systems and significance in our society.
Born 1982 in Aichi, Japan. Major exhibitions include the Setouchi Triennale 2016 (Naoshima, Kagawa), “Our Beloved World” (MIMOCA Marugame Genichiro-Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art, 2015), “Historically Historic Historical History of Communism” (Edel Assanti, London, 2015), “Double Vision: Contemporary Art from Japan” (Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Haifa Museums, 2012), Aichi Triennale 2013 (Nagoya area), and “Roppongi Crossing 2013: OUT OF DOUBT” (Mori Art Museum, Tokyo).
|Period:||Saturday, February 4, 2017 - Sunday, June 11, 2017|
|Venue:||Mori Art Museum|
|Organizer:||Mori Art Museum|
|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
* All prices include tax.
* Ticket also valid for “N. S. Harsha: Charming Journey,” “MAM Collection 004” and “MAM Project 023.”
* 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.
Inquiries: +81-(0)3-5777-8600 (Hello Dial)
* The program is approximately 90 minutes long, altogether.
* The program is scheduled to start at:
10:20, 12:00, 13:40, 15:20, 17:00, 18:40, 20:20
except for Tuesdays (where it is scheduled to start at 10:20, 12:00, 13:40, 15:20)
Due to some events and programs scheduled, the screening may be temporarily unavailable during the following time-frame:
* Please note that events will be added.
|12:00-17:00||Saturday, February 4|
|10:00-13:40||Tuesday, February 14|
|17:00- closing time||Thursday, February 16|
|10:00-18:40||Sunday, February 19|
|10:00-12:00||Thursday, March 9|
|13:40-15:20||Tuesday, March 21|
|10:00-15:20||Saturday, March 25|
|17:00- closing time||Tuesday, April 4|
|17:00- closing time||Friday, April 14|
|17:00- closing time||Wednesday, April 19|
|12:00-17:00||Saturday, April 22|
|All day||Sunday, April 23|
At the exhibition “MAM Screen 005: Niwa Yoshinori Selected Video Works,” 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: Niwa Yoshinori Looking for Vladimir Lenin at Moscow Apartments
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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July 25 [Sat] - October 12 [Mon], 2015
March 26 [Sat] - July 10 [Sun], 2016
July 30 [Sat], 2016 - January 9 [Mon], 2017