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Urgent Talk 006:
We Invite a Museum, Not the Museum Invites Us

In "Urgent Talk 006," Arakawa Ei (New York), Kimura Yuki (Kyoto), and Q Takeki Maeda (Berlin) will discuss the autonomy of the artist. What is the gap between actual Art and the art market? In order to hear different voices from artists themselves, we will have several emerging artists based in Tokyo present at the discussion. Also, those three artists will invite Kataoka Mami, the chief curator of Mori Museum, to add her perspective from the Museum. This talk is part of a larger project that was initiated at IZU PHOTO MUSEUM last September, and will continue at The National Museum of Art, Osaka on March 19.

Date & Time
19:00-20:30, January 31 [Mon], 2011
Arakawa Ei (artist), Kimura Yuki (artist), Q Takeki Maeda (artist), Kataoka Mami (Chief curator, Mori Art Museum), and others
Arakawa Ei
Arakawa Ei (b. 1977) almost always works in a group. Involving simple building materials, video, choreographed sequences and printed banners and posters, the performances he organizes address particular domains of unstable identity. Ei Arakawa's exhibitions/performances have taken place at Performa, New York (2005 & 2007), Yokohama Triennale (2008), MUMOK, Vienna (2008), New Museum, New York (2008), The Power Plant, Toronto (2009), ICA, London (2009), Kunsthalle Zürich, Switzerland (2009), University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor (2010), Frieze Project (2010). He works in New York. He is currently participating International Creator Residency at Tokyo Wonder Site until April 2011.
Kimura Yuki
Kimura Yuki (1971, Kyoto) is known for installations and sculptures reflecting on vocabulary of photography. In her recent solo exhibitions: "Untitled" IZU PHOTO MUSEUM (2010), "POSTERIORITY" Daiwa Press Viewing Room (2009), for the coming group shows "Quiet attentions" Contemporary Art Center, Mito and "Kazaana" The National Museum of Art, Osaka. She organized an artist talk with Ei Arakawa and Q Takeki Maeda in her exhibition at IZU PHOTO MUSEUM which lead to realize the event in Mori Museum.
Q Takeki Maeda
Q Takeki Maeda (born 1977) has been working as artist duo called Jay Chung and Q Takeki Maeda since 2001. Established quite a reputation with their unpredictable and elusive collaborations linked to Minimal and Conceptual process from sixties onward. Exhibitions they participated include the 1st Moscow Biennale (2005), Frieze Art Project (2005), Musée d'Art moderne de la Ville de Paris / ARC (2006), MAMbo, Bologna (2006), Cubitt (2008), Kunstmuseum Basel (2009) amongst others. In 2009 they were awarded "Ars Viva 09/10" prize by Kulturkreis der deutschen Wirtschaft followed by the exhibition at Museum Wiesbaden, Kölnischer Kunstverein, and Migros Museum. Currently live and work in Berlin.
Booking Period
2011.1.31 [Mon] - 1.31 [Mon]
Mori Art Museum
Free (exhibition ticket required)
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