Noi Sawaragi: Notes on Art and Current Events 87

Before “Freedom of Expression?”: 2019 for Shusei Kobayakawa, Kikuji Yamashita, and Nobuyuki Oura Late this summer I went to two exhibitions in Tokyo’s Kyobashi/Nihonbashi district, an experience that was accompanied by complex feelings of admiration and deep despair. In both cases...

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Noi Sawaragi: Notes on Art and Current Events 86

Evading Perspective – Thoughts inspired by “What If AI Composed for Mr. S?” Recently, time seems to pass incredibly quickly, in what is perhaps another secondary effect of social media. Incidents, accidents and other events are forgotten one after another as soon as they are reported...View More >

MINOUK LIM

SEEING THE SOUNDS by Andrew Maerkle — "Music is not immaterial, but it is molecularized based on territory, as with bird calls. It makes boundaries and is in turn made by the boundaries, which I see as a kind of self-collapse. This point of self-collapse is what interests me: where one needs the other but cannot be differentiated from the other at the same time."View More >

TANIA BRUGUERA AND MEIRO KOIZUMI

AFTER "IN DEFENSE OF FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION — “We really, really, really hope that they will reopen. I was telling Meiro that for the first time in my career, over my many experiences of censorship, I feel there is a chance for the situation to be solved, and that maybe the Aichi Triennale could be a symbol to the world for how to deal with this kind of situation successfully.”View More >

AICHI TRIENNALE 2019 ARTIST STATEMENTS

The closure of “After ‘Freedom of Expression?'” at Aichi Triennale 2019 has set off a chain reaction of responses from artists in the exhibition, beginning with requests by Minouk Lim and Park Chan-kyong for the withdrawal of their works from the Triennale submitted on August 3, the same day as the announcement of the closure. Many of the Triennale participants are still considering what actions to take, and how they can stand up for freedom of expression. Some are acting in groups, others individually. This page has been established to document the statements that accompany their actions.View More >

IN DEFENSE OF FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION

We, the undersigned artists participating in the Aichi Triennale (2019), condemn the decision to close a full section of the exhibition as an unacceptable act of censorship. The section titled “After ‘Freedom of Expression?’”, a special project of the Aichi Triennale, was closed indefinitely to the public on August 3rd due to political pressure from the State as well as pressure from anonymous sources threatening to take violent and terrorist actions unless the works in question were removed from the exhibition.View More >

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Notification regarding the Temporary Closure of the Hara Museum of Contemporary Art (Shinagawa, Tokyo) from March 28, 2020

In response to recent developments pertaining to the COVID-19 coronavirus and in line with policy recommendations issued by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, the Hara Museum has taken the decision to implement another temporary closure starting from Saturday, March 28, 2020.View More >

In response to recent developments pertaining to the COVID-19 coronavirus and in line with policy recommendations issued by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, the Hara Museum has taken the decision to implement another temporary closure starting from Saturday, March 28, 2020.View More >

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NEWS:Koichi Enomoto Solo Exhibition “enter the illusion, to make another illusion” @Art Center Ongoing

Koichi Enomoto’s solo exhibition”enter the illusion, to make another illusion” will be held at Art Center Ongoing. Venue : “Art Center Ongoing” 1-8-7 Kichijoji Higashi-cho, Musashino-city, Tokyo, Japan 180-0002 Date : April 12 ~ April 26, 2020 Opening Hours:12:00 –View More >

Koichi Enomoto’s solo exhibition”enter the illusion, to make another illusion” will be held at Art Center Ongoing. Venue : “Art Center Ongoing” 1-8-7 Kichijoji Higashi-cho, Musashino-city, Tokyo, Japan 180-0002 Date : April 12 ~ April 26, 2020 Opening Hours:12:00 –View More >

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