MAM Project 020: Gabriel Acevedo Velarde 1 Feburary (Sat) - 6 May (Mon . holiday), 2014 MORI ART MUSEUM [53F, ROPPONGI HILLS MORI TOWER]

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About the Exhibition

Gabriel Acevedo Velarde (born 1976) from Lima, Peru, studied art in Lima as well as in Mexico City, and is currently based in Berlin. He has gained prominence for his unique works that include videos, drawings, three-dimensional objects and installations. His work has been shown throughout South America, the United States, Europe and other places in the world. This exhibition marks the first time his work will be introduced in Japan, and both Escenario (2004), highly-acclaimed animation work at the Lyon Biennale in 2011, and his new video work Decreto 882 will be on display.

Acevedo has an interest in the nature of what exists in the gap between organizations and individuals. The three-dimensional objects he creates, for example, appear as if they had functionality, like the tools and devices often found in public spaces such as government or commercial offices. In Escenario, one of his works shown at this exhibition, at first glance seemingly bright and comical, he eerily portrays an image where the different effects of such things as power, violence, submission and assimilation that occur between groups and individuals are evoked. The newly-commissioned work for this exhibition, Decreto 882 was shot at the Museum of Natural History, Lima. Images of children visiting the museum interspersed with a mysterious light appear on the screen, creating a mood that is unsettling. Against the background of the public space that is a museum, Acevedo, with his unique touch, highlights the precarious relationship between the institutional and the individual.

Organizer: Mori Art Museum
Curated by: Araki Natsumi (Curator, Mori Art Museum)
Venue: Mori Art Museum, 53F Roppongi Hills Mori Tower, 6-10-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo, japan

Open Hours: 10:00-22:00 (10:00-17:00 on Tuesdays)
* February 11 (Tue・Holiday), April 29 (Tue・Holiday), May 6 (Tue・Holiday), open until 22:00.
* Open until 6:00 the following morning due to "Roppongi Art Night 2014" on April 19 (Sat).
* Admission until 30 minutes before closing time.
* Open everyday.

Admission: Adult: ¥1,500
University / Highschool student: ¥1,000
Child (4 years to Junior Highschool student): ¥500
* All Prices include tax
* Ticket includes admission to the exhibition "Andy Warhol: 15 Minutes Eternal" (Additional entrance fee to Tokyo City View Observation Deck and the Sky Deck is required, however) .
Inquiries: Tel: +81(0)3-5777-8600 (Hello Dial)


The pamphlet (PDF version) of the "MAM Project 020: Gabriel Acevedo Velarde" is available from here.



Cone Flow *

Polyester, garbage, ropes
Variable dimensions

*: referential only