'Lee Mingwei and His Relations' will be the first major exhibition enabling visitors to experience comprehensively the most important works of his to date. Capturing sound and vibration as the energy of a place, Jacob Kirkegaard's new work is a sound and video installation that takes as its subject the natural landscape of Fukushima.
Lee Mingwei and His Relations
The Art of Participation - Seeing, Conversing, Gift-Giving, Writing, Dining and Getting Connected to the World
Curated by Kataoka Mami
From September 20, 2014 to January 4, 2015, the Mori Art Museum will be hosting "Lee Mingwei and His Relations." Since the late 1990s, Lee Mingwei (b. 1964), a Taiwan-born artist living in New York, has worked on numerous art projects that involve the participation of an audience in some form or another and participated in countless international exhibitions. "Lee Mingwei and His Relations" will be the first major exhibition enabling visitors to experience comprehensively the most important works of his to date. At the same time, "reference works" by such artists as Hakuin, D. T. Suzuki, Yves Klein, Allan Kaprow, Rirkrit Tiravanija and Ozawa Tsuyoshi that provide clues to understanding the historical and cultural context of Lee's work will also be exhibited.
A number of Lee's works will come to completion through the participation of you, the audience. Participate in various works and explore with us in the meaning of "connections."
Jacob Kirkegaard (born 1975, Denmark) creates works on the theme of the human sense of hearing. Capturing sound and vibration as the energy of a place, Kirkegaard makes tangible the sounds of geysers, desert sands, melting icebergs, the ruins of Chernobyl, the inner membrane of the human ear, and other places normally off-limits or inaccessible to most people, and through their sensation, prompts us to recapture the world. Kirkegaard’s new work, created for this show, is a sound and video installation that takes as its subject the natural landscape of Fukushima. Here the effects of the sound, amplified by repeated recording and playback in an idyllic natural setting, coupled with our memories of “Fukushima,” shake the perception of nature we embrace.
Image: Lee Mingwei, The Mending Project, 2009. Installation view: "The Mending Project," Lombard-Freid Gallery, New York, 2009. Collection: Rudy Tseng, Taipei. Photo: Anita Kan
Mori Art Museum
53F, Ropponngi Hills Mori Tower
10:00–22:00 (10:00–17:00 on Tuesdays)
* Open until 22:00 on Tuesdays of September 23 and December 23.
* Open everyday.
* Admission until 30 minutes before closing time.
Adult: ¥1,500, University / Highschool student: ¥1,000, Child (4 years to Junior highschool student): ¥500
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* Ticket also valid for “MAM Project 022: Jacob Kirkegaard” and Tokyo City View observation deck (excludes Sky Deck).
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