Simon Dybbroe Moller
Q Takeki Maeda
Playing among the Ruins. The micro-utopias presented 'here', these special places that we are permitted today, are expressed through videos, paintings, performances, etc., by 18 artists and projects that have gathered together from around the world to base themselves in Berlin. Performances, art, information, bodies, and urban spaces, demonstrating a spectacular creativity with a new phase of sensibility.
Ever since the fall of the Wall in 1989, Berlin has undergone a continuous process of change, attracting world attention as a political, economic and cultural laboratory.
Since the 00s Berlin has become the hottest city in the world for artists. A loose social network is established facilitating cross-genre collaboration and interaction. In answer to the increasingly complicated socio-political situation that was driven by globalization, various social commentaries were concealed within every work, echoing through the streets of Berlin like music.
While the Wall stood, the people longed for liberation and Berlin came to symbolize their fight for freedom. This enthusiasm still remains and the free spaces dotted throughout the city are what make the present Berlin such a ‘special place’. The micro-utopias presented ‘here’, these special places that we are permitted today, are expressed through videos, paintings, performances, etc., by 18 artists and projects that have gathered together from around the world to base themselves in Berlin. The history of society that replaces ideology, the reconstruction of stories, the relationship between spaces and identity brought about by intervention with the city, are questioned through performances, art, information, bodies, and urban spaces, demonstrating a spectacular creativity with a new phase of sensibility.
Berlin is the place where we can see a form of art that has yet to come.
Fuji Re-United (Simon Fujiwara & Kan Fujiwara)
Simon Dybbroe Møller
Matthias Wermke & Mischa Leinkauf
Jay Chung & Q Takeki Maeda
Institute for Spatial Experiments (founded by Olafur Eliasson)
This exhibition is being held with the support of the Goethe-Institut, Japan, as part of the festivities to celebrate “150 Years Friendship Germany-Japan”.
Catalogue: To be published in October 2011. Designed by Hideki Nakajima
Organized by: Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo/ Goethe-Institut Japan
Supported by: Japan Art Fund / Japanese-German Center Berlin / The Danish Arts Council
Sponsored by: BASF Japan Ltd.
In cooperation with: NEC Display Solutions, Ltd / TOLI Corporation/ Lufthansa Cargo/
Asahi-Shuzo Sake Brewing Co., Ltd./ Sangetsu Co., Ltd.
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Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo
4-1-1 Miyoshi, Koto-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Opening Hours: 10:00-18:00 (tickets available until 17:30) ＊Open until 20:00 on Sep. 24
Closed: Mondays (except Oct. 10, Jan. 2, 9) / closed on Oct. 11, Dec. 29 – Jan. 1, Jan. 4
Admission: General: ¥1100(¥880) / Students and 65 and older: ¥850(¥680)
Jr.High and High: ¥550(¥440) / Elementary and younger: Free