"Tatsuo Miyajima | Art in You" Exhibition

Contemporary Art Center, Art Tower Mito

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The year 2008 marks the 25th anniversary since the contemporary artist, Tatsuo Miyajima, opened his first solo exhibition at a gallery in Tokyo. He has won high plaudits since then for exhibitions held both in Japan and abroad, including the Venice Biennale, and he continues to be quite active on the international art scene. During the past decade, he has been a proponent of the "Art in You" movement, saying, "Art works are nothing more than devices to let people encounter, notice and be impressed by something. Artistic experiences and impressions rest inside the imagination of each human being." Most of his activities now revolve around that theme.

This is the first large-scale exhibition that Miyajima has held in the larger Tokyo metropolitan region in eight years. The idea is to provide a space for visitors to palpably feel "life, others, and oneself" through the displayed artworks, inciting their imagination about the various aspects of peace, such as history and the environment.

Related Events:
-Why "Art in You" Now?
Tatsuo Miyajima joins the main curator of the ATM exhibition, Tsukasa Mori, in a dialog about the workshop caravans that preceded the current exhibition, and the "Art in You" concept.
Date and Time: March 22nd (Sat), 14:00-16:00
Venue: Inside the ATM Contemporary Art Gallery
Admission: Free (but a ticket to the exhibition is required)

-Work shop "Counter Skin"
With the advice of Tatsuo Miyajima, participants paint numbers onto each other's bodies, and snap pictures.
Date and Time: April 12th (Sat), 14:00-16:00
Venue: Workshop Room, ATM Contemporary Art Gallery
Capacity: 30 participants (first-come, first-served; applications by telephone accepted)
Fee: Free (but a ticket to the exhibition is required)

-"Death Clock" - Mito Version
Participants will be able to produce their own Death Clocks. The finished pieces will be displayed in the ATM exhibition this time.
Date: During High Schoolers' Week (March 6 to April 6, 2008)
Venue: Workshop Room, ATM Contemporary Art Gallery
Fee: Free (but a ticket to the exhibition is required)

-Hara Museum Membership Program "Art in Town: Tatsuo Miyajima@Art Tower Mito"
Date: March 22nd (Sat) 9:00-
This tour begins at the Hara Museum with a viewing of Miyajima's permanent work on the second floor, Time Link (1989-94), then continues by bus to Mito. After a lunch stop, participants arrive at the museum where they are free to enjoy the exhibition at their leisure.
For more details, please check the Hara Museum's website. http://www.haramuseum.or.jp/

[Image: "Workshop at Teuri Island, Hokkaido" (2007) Photo: Masayoshi Masago]



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