Exhibitions

Listen to the Sound of the Earth Turning: Our Wellbeing since the Pandemic

2022.6.29 [Wed] - 11.6 [Sun]

Since 2020, an invisible virus has stolen away our everyday, and wrought havoc on our way of life and state of mind. Under these circumstances much artistic expression, including contemporary art, resonates more keenly than ever. Listen to the Sound of the Earth Turning explores ways to live this new life as the pandemic persists, and the nature of “well-being” that is the holistic health of both body and mind, from multiple perspectives found in contemporary art. Works on subjects with a connection to life and existence - nature and humans, the individual and society, the repetitious nature of daily living, family, illness, mental health, the spiritual world, life and death - will encourage us to consider what it means to “live well.”
This exhibition will also emphasize the type of experience only accessible in the real-life space of the museum. Honing the senses and engaging with art by experiencing first-hand the materials and scale of works will prompt viewers to consider what well-being means for themselves, rather than what is suggested by others or wider society.
The title of the exhibition is a quote from a piece of instruction art (*) by Yoko Ono, and invites us to expand our consciousness to encompass all the majesty of the cosmos, reminding us that we are no more than a tiny part of its workings, and guiding us toward new ways of thinking. As we address questions of human life in the world at an essential level now that the pandemic has struck us, perhaps it is this very imagination that will present to us possibilities for the future.

* A form of conceptual art where the artist’s “instruction” or its description is the work itself.

Participating Artists
* In alphabetical order of the artists’ surnames

  • Ellen Altfest
  • Aono Fumiaki
  • Montien Boonma
  • Robert Coutelas
  • Horio Akiko
  • Horio Sadaharu
  • Iiyama Yuki
  • Kanasaki Masashi
  • Kanazawa Sumi
  • Koizumi Meiro
  • Wolfgang Laib
  • Zoe Leonard
  • Naito Masatoshi
  • Yoko Ono
  • Tsai Charwei
  • Guido van der Werve
Wolfgang Laib
Pollen from Pine
1998
Pollen (pine)
220 x 240 cm
Courtesy: Kenji Taki Gallery, Nagoya/Tokyo
Installation view: Kenji Taki Gallery, Nagoya, 1998
Photo: Narita Hiromu
Guido van der Werve
Nummer Negen, the Day I Didn’t Turn with the World
2007
High-definition video installation
8 min. 40 sec.
Courtesy: Monitor, Rome; Grimm, Amsterdam; Luhring Augustine, New York
Photo: Ben Geraerts
Wolfgang Laib
Pollen from Pine
1998
Pollen (pine)
220 x 240 cm
Courtesy: Kenji Taki Gallery, Nagoya/Tokyo
Installation view: Kenji Taki Gallery, Nagoya, 1998
Photo: Narita Hiromu
Guido van der Werve
Nummer Negen, the Day I Didn’t Turn with the World
2007
High-definition video installation
8 min. 40 sec.
Courtesy: Monitor, Rome; Grimm, Amsterdam; Luhring Augustine, New York
Photo: Ben Geraerts
About the Exhibition
General Information
  • シェアする
  • ツイートする
  • シェアする
  • ツイートする
  • LINEで送る