Exhibitions

MAM Collection 008: Crows - Aida Makoto + Chim↑Pom

2018.10.6 [Sat] - 2019.1.20 [Sun]

Participating Artists

Aida Makoto, Chim↑Pom

“MAM Collection 008” is showcasing works by Aida Makoto and Chim↑Pom on the theme of that familiar bird, the crow. Crows appear in myths around the world as good-luck omens and sun symbols, while also being repeatedly depicted as emblems of evil and ill fortune, due to association of their black feathers and carrion-chomping habits with death. In Aida’s work, a dystopian landscape with a post-apocalyptic air is rendered in the traditional Japanese style used on folding screens. In the work by Chim↑Pom, its member Ellie sits astride the pillion seat of a motorcycle, carrying a stuffed crow and speaker playing recorded crow calls on visits around the capital. Both Aida Makoto and Chim↑Pom are known for employing unconventional viewpoints and techniques to get to the heart of social and political issues, and the works by these artists, produced on the common theme of the crow, are sure to offer a superb chance to observe the society we live in from a different perspective.

Works

Aida Makoto
Electric Poles, Crows and Others
2012-2013
6-panel folding screen / acrylic on canvas mounted on panel
360 x 1,020 cm
Installation view: “Aida Makoto: Monument for Nothing,” Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, 2012-2013
Photo: Watanabe Osamu
Aida Makoto
Electric Poles, Crows and Others
2012-2013
6-panel folding screen / acrylic on canvas mounted on panel
360 x 1,020 cm
Installation view: “Aida Makoto: Monument for Nothing,” Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, 2012-2013
Photo: Watanabe Osamu
Aida Makoto
Electric Poles, Crows and Others (detail)
2012-2013
6-panel folding screen / acrylic on canvas mounted on panel
360 x 1,020 cm
Installation view: “Aida Makoto: Monument for Nothing,” Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, 2012-2013
Photo: Watanabe Osamu
Aida Makoto
Electric Poles, Crows and Others (detail)
2012-2013
6-panel folding screen / acrylic on canvas mounted on panel
360 x 1,020 cm
Installation view: “Aida Makoto: Monument for Nothing,” Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, 2012-2013
Photo: Watanabe Osamu
Aida Makoto
Electric Poles, Crows and Others (detail)
2012-2013
6-panel folding screen / acrylic on canvas mounted on panel
360 x 1,020 cm
Installation view: “Aida Makoto: Monument for Nothing,” Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, 2012-2013
Photo: Watanabe Osamu
Aida Makoto
Electric Poles, Crows and Others (detail)
2012-2013
6-panel folding screen / acrylic on canvas mounted on panel
360 x 1,020 cm
Installation view: “Aida Makoto: Monument for Nothing,” Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, 2012-2013
Photo: Watanabe Osamu
Chim↑Pom
BLACK OF DEATH
2007
Lambda print, video
117.5 x 78.5 cm, 9 min. 13 sec.
Chim↑Pom
BLACK OF DEATH
2007
Lambda print, video
117.5 x 78.5 cm, 9 min. 13 sec.
Installation view of “Roppongi Crossing 2010: Can There Be Art?,” Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, 2010
Photo: Kioku Keizo
Chim↑Pom
BLACK OF DEATH
2007
Lambda print, video
117.5 x 78.5 cm, 9 min. 13 sec.
Chim↑Pom
BLACK OF DEATH
2007
Lambda print, video
117.5 x 78.5 cm, 9 min. 13 sec.
Installation view of “Roppongi Crossing 2010: Can There Be Art?,” Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, 2010
Photo: Kioku Keizo
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MAM Collection 008: Crows - Aida Makoto + Chim↑Pom


Notice Regarding Photography and Filming in the Galleries

At the exhibition “MAM Collection 008: Crows - Aida Makoto + Chim↑Pom,” you may take photographs/film the artworks under the following conditions.

When taking photographs/filming:

  • Do NOT touch the works of art.
  • Do NOT interfere with other visitors’ enjoyment of the museum.
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  • Filming, where allowed, must be limited to 1 minute maximum.

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About “MAM Collection”

The collection of Mori Art Museum which focuses on contemporary art from Japan and elsewhere in Asia currently comprises approximately 400 works. The “MAM Collection” is the series of diverse, theme-based exhibitions to showcase the collection.
Enjoying contemporary art in a living space-like environment and a dynamic view - this program embodies the Mori Art Museum’s motto of “Art + Life.”

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