"Diorama of the City: Between Site & Space" Exhibition
This event has ended.
Since 2001, one of the key missions of Tokyo Wonder Site has been "Making Site", which attempt to provide emerging artists with the opportunity to experiment with their works. As a result, the TWS Aoyama: Creator-in-Residence program was founded in November 2006, enabling them to not only provide exhibition opportunities but also to realize total support for artists' process of production.
This year, Tokyo Wonder Site will start cooperating with ARTSPACE Visual Arts Centre in Sydney with the aim of organizing exchange residency programs and exhibitions.
Three groups of Japanese artists and three Australian artists have been working closely together as part of our residence and exchange project. The outcome will be a group exhibition which will be held in both Tokyo and Sydney.
We are the ones who construct the city. Our individual thoughts and actions respond to each other, intersecting and causing chain reactions to form the city. The lines coming out of each individual go beyond the phases of various phenomena, expanding and shrinking personal territories in a non-linear manner, and finally configuring the complex structures of the city. Noises and distorted components are also representative characteristics of cityscape. At times, the cityscape recreates itself and evolves into a virtual site in the same way that we use the Internet on a daily basis. Traveling between Tokyo and Sydney, there will be an elaborate multi-layered diorama of the city installed at each venue.
The participating artists will guide you through their artworks, followed by a talk explaining this collaborative project between Artspace and Tokyo Wonder Site. The contemporary art scene and its future will be discussed as well.
Date: September 14th (Sun) 16:00-18:00 (reservation not required)
[Image: Gail Priest "Photo Series for the CD/ Imaginary Conversations in Reverberant Rooms" (2006) Photograph by Heidrun Lohr]