Urgent Talk 014: Introduction to Leandro Erlich's Latest Projects - Re-Examining Reality Using Visual Tricks
Japanese-English simultaneous interpretation available
Leandro Erlich is well-known for his architectural installation works using visual tricks, as seen in such works as Swimming Pool (2004) at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Tsumari's House at the Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale 2006, and The Presence of Absence at Setouchi International Art Festival 2010. At the end of the year 2011, he also produced the new work Cloud at at Iino Hall and Conference Center in Hibiya, Tokyo. In addition, he is participating in the Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale for the second time starting on 29 July this year.
Erlich deals with the very "reality" of human perception of space and the world by presenting the actual mechanism of it as an artwork; that is to say, what may seem to be the "reality" could be perceived as something completely different with a perspective shift, and his artworks are suggestive of possibilities of changing the worldview through creativity. He also states that Japan is of rich creativity which should occupy an important position in the post-3.11 reconstruction, and that the Japanese delicate sensibility and its innovative technology allowing him to connect the "past" and the "future" upon creating artworks are greatly appealing. In this "Urgent Talk 014, the artist would introduce the body of his artworks, discuss the mechanism of recognizing the reality and the world surrounding us, as well as the possibilities of Japanese sensibility, creativity, and technology.
- Date & Time
- 19:00-20:30, July 31 [Tue], 2012 (Doors Open: 18:30)
- Leandro Erlich (Artist)
- Tsubaki Reiko (Assistant Curator, Mori Art Museum)
- Leandro Erlich
- Born 1973 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where he currently lives and works. Erlich became internationally known for the work Swimming Pool upon representing Argentina at the 49th Venice Biennale (2001). Subsequently, he has participated in a number of biennials such as 7th Istanbul Biennial (2001), the 3rd Shanghai Biennale (2002), the 1st Busan Biennale (2002), the 26th Bienal de São Paulo (2004), the Singapore Biennale (2008) and the Liverpool Biennial (2008). He has been exhibiting his works internationally for over ten years. His recent solo exhibitions include SongEun Art Space, Seoul (2012), Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid (2009), and MoMA/P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York (2008).