Sunday, 11 July 2010

Agenda: 12 - 18 July / feat. "Trouble in Paradise"

Light / Sound / Brain
The Blind Climber / Linus’s Walk
This week’s feature:
"Trouble in Paradise/Medi(t)ation of Survival" at the National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto
Experience art with your entire body and mind: For example, let the installation "Light / Sound / Brain" (pictured above) search for the color that makes you feel most relaxed -- by measuring your brain activity with a fNIRS Near-InfraRed Spectroscopy device (reservation required). Or climb the "Linus’s Walk" and find a cozy cove. In adaptation of the 'Security Blanket' and the famous Peanuts character Linus, this complex structure provides both: comfort and shelter as well as challenge and accomplishment (pictured below).
The borders of art, science, research and experiment have become blurred.
And there is more to explore in this hands on exhibition -- physically and intellectually, since the works touch on essential questions of human existence in various social contexts.
Admission: 850 Yen.


"paramodel solo exhibition : the world according to P" at Mori Yu Gallery Kyoto (July 18 - August 28; 12:00 - 19:00, closed on Sunday, Monday and national holidays; opening reception: July 18, from 18:00 on).

Exhibition Yasuhiko Kida's world at Shibunkaku (until August 01; 10:00 - 17:00, closed on Mondays).

Exhibition "Xの謎" (X-Ray riddles) at the museum of the University of Kyoto (until August 29; 9:30 - 16:30, closed on Mondays and Tuesdays).


Blurring the borders of art, science, research and experiment
Light / Sound / BrainExhibition "Trouble in Paradise/Medi(t)ation of Survival" at the National Museum of Modern Art Kyoto (until August 22; 9:00 - 17:00, on Fridays until 20:00, closed on Mondays).

Utopian skyscrapers, castles and churches -- soft and playful
Exhibition "BAU" by Takashi Suzuki at radlab exhibition projects in cooperation with Super Window Project (until July 25; on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays 13:00 - 21:00). Featured here.

Material, transcending itself
Exhibition "Direction of Materials" by Soshi Matsunobe at Super Window Project (until August 08; on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays 14:00 - 19:00). Featured here.


Exhibition "The world according to Paramodel" at Otani Memorial Art Museum (June 26 - August 1; 10:00 - 17:00; closed on Wednesday)


Exhibition "Shigeo Fukuda’s Visual Jumping" at ddd gallery (July 13 - September 4; 11:00 - 19:00, on Saturdays until 18:00; closed on Sunday, Monday and on national holidays; opening: July 13, from 17:30 on).

Exhibition "The Complete Posters of Tadanori Yokoo" at the National Museum of Art, Osaka (July 13 - September 12:; 10:00 – 17:00, on Friday until 19:00, closed on Monday).

Exhibition "Planet Antiques" by Toshiyuki Shibakawa at YOD Gallery (until July 31; 11:00 - 19:00; closed on Sunday and Monday)

And apply until July 18 for the report session about Noriko Yamaguchi's "Keitai Girl" performance during Art HK10 at Gallery MEM (July 25, from 18:00 on).


Foreigner’s Live Art Guide
For more exhibitions and events about art and design in Osaka rely on FLAG.

On the Agenda are events in Kyoto - and also in Osaka and Kobe - that I'm interested in and plan to attend -- shamelessly subjective.
Although the list isn't meant to be complete, I hope it provides some valuable tips for those interested in art and design in Kansai.
Kindly note that the above dates and times are subject to change.

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