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Contemporary Art Experimental Exhibition “Perspectives (1)” (University Museum Group)

January 13, 2017

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Event Type: Exhibition
Intended for: General public / Enrolled students / Applying students / International students / Alumni / Companies / Elementary school students / Junior high school students / High school students / University students
Date(s): January 24, 2017 - March 26, 2017
Location: Other campuses/off-campus
Venue: Intermediatheque 3F [HOMAGE]
[Address] KITTE 2-3F, 2-7-2 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, JAPAN
[Access] JR lines and Tokyo Metro Marunouchi line Tokyo Station. Direct access from the Marunouchi Underground Pathway.
[Opening Hours] 11:00 - 18:00 (Open until 20:00 on Fridays and Saturdays) Last admission 30 minutes before closing.
*Opening hours may change.
[Closed on] Mondays (or the following Tuesday if Monday is a National Holiday) and Year-end holidays. May close irregularly.
Entrance Fee: No charge
Registration Method: No advance registration required
Event Description:

Much of the Intermediatheque’s exhibition furniture consists of prewar furnishings once used at the University of Tokyo, and which have been redesigned. Among this diverse furniture, one of the oldest is the steel shelf coming from the Akamon Gate Warehouse (Library) built in 1916. Initially built for the conservation of precious documents, it has a massive structure, and can be said to constitute an important academic heritage handed down to the contemporary era.
Combining this historic furniture and contemporary art, the Intermediatheque is organizing the experimental exhibition “Perspectives” in an attempt to bring contemporary art and science to interact. The period of production of the shelf, a hundred years ago, coincides with the golden era of European artistic avant-gardes. By displaying within this historical shelf, at equally-spaced intervals, works by contemporary artists who have been influenced by avant-gardes, the present exhibition aims to accentuate the contours of each work, thus displaying the synchronicity characteristic of contemporary art. By revealing the synchronic topos of contemporary art, we can also put into perspective the art of generations to come.
During the exhibition, discussion events between the exhibiting artists and researchers from the University of Tokyo will also take place. Just as modern and contemporary art have been pursuing relationships between works and various objects such as space, material, place and concept, in the same way we will carry out a comparative analysis of the processes of artistic creation and scientific research from the initial stage of conception all the way to the stage of reflection, in search of new relationships and possibilities.

[Exhibiting Artists] Ayato Fujiwara / Shio Imai / Shunsuke Imai / Kei Imazu / Toshimasa Kikuchi / Daichi Takagi / Motohiro Tomii
[Organizer] Intermediatheque Department, The University Museum, the University of Tokyo

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