"Fiction for the Real" Exhibition

The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo

poster for "Fiction for the Real" Exhibition

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It is often said that art forms became diversified in the 1990s more than ever before. The scene was rather chaotic, reflecting upon the remarkable development in information technology as well as the dismantling of the Cold War world order of East vs West. How do artists react when the concept of "truth" has become ambiguous?

This exhibition features four female artists - Reiko Ikemura, Sophie Calle, Miwa Yanagi, and Chiharu Shiota. They all work in different media and have different approaches to the concept of the "real", and yet they apply fictional narratives which ultimately lead viewers to paradoxical discoveries.

[Image: Miwa Yanagi "Elevator Girl House 1F" 1997; Courtesy of National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto]



From 2007-03-10 To 2007-05-27



Rachel Carvosso tablog review

Merging Myths and the Everyday - "Fiction for the Real"

A long corridor filled with women in orangey-red elevator girl outfits lying along the length of a travelator...

Yukiko Ishii tablog review



frf_momo36: (2007-04-14 at 23:04)


journeyman: (2007-05-06 at 14:05)


donald_japantimes: (2007-05-09 at 15:05)

Japan Times Art Brief
By C.B. Liddell

Apparently the smudged and blurry divide between reality and the realm of fiction and fantasy concerns women more than men ...


p04107si: (2007-05-20 at 17:05)



m_m1941: (2007-05-23 at 16:05)

今日観た「リアルのためのフィクション」展におけるやなぎみわ氏や塩田千春氏、あるいは「記憶の位相-Aspects of Memory」展の福居伸宏氏は、いずれも美に対する信頼を共有していないというか、少なくともそのような信頼を決して自明とすることなく、むしろ美に対する信頼が失われていることをはっきりと自覚した上で、そのことを乗り越えようとしているのではないかと感じる。

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