"MAM Project 007: Saskia Olde Wolbers" Exhibition

Mori Art Museum

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Born in 1971, Saskia Olde Wolbers creates videos with a mysterious transparency. After creating elaborate handmade models, Wolbers films them, building up stories within. The constructed worlds on the screen may be beautiful, but show no people and are desolate. Combined with a soft, somewhat magical voice-over, her images penetrate deep into the minds and memories of viewers. Each of her works raises doubts about the truth of a world that we had believed to be real, giving a glimpse of the extent to which what we perceive as reality is in fact a constructed artifact. In 2003 Olde Wolbers won the Baloise Art Prize at Basel Art Fair, followed by the Becks’ Futures Award in 2004. She was also selected for ARTFORUM magazine’s “Best of 2005: 11 critics and curators look at the year in art,” demonstrating her growing reputation and potential. The timing is perfect for Mori Art Museum to bring her art to Japan.

-Artist Talk
April 26th (Sat) 17:00-18:30
*with consecutive interpretation.
Location: 52nd Floor Information Counter

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From 2008-04-25 To 2008-07-13

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Andrew Woodman tablog review

Opiate Narratives

Exhibiting both at the Mori Art Museum and at Ota Fine Arts, Saskia Olde Wolbers' haunting video works explore the boundaries of narrative.

donald_japantimes: (2008-05-08)

Deceptive images, deceptive tales
By EDAN CORKILL
Japan Times staff writer

Viewers enticed into watching the story of Jean and his lover in "Placebo" (2002) discover quickly that he is a strange man indeed. For years he has roamed the floors of a hospital, dressed in a white cloak, pretending to be a doctor ...

http://search.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/fa20080508a1.html

keita0409: (2008-05-31)

子供の頃、ビー玉の中を覗き込んでその小さな世界がまるで自分よりも大きな空間のように感じた。
誰もいない世界だけど、そこがどんな世界なのか想像して遊んだ。
その時のワクワクした気持ちを思い出させてくれました。
美しく、想像をかきたててくれる作品です。

komatsuyart: (2008-06-29)

ターナー賞とは別物でいっしょの最後に展示してあったあった。作品がすごくよかったです。サスキア・オルドウォーバースです。スゴークきになるおもしろい映像作品でした。クレマスターシリーズに通ずるものがあり、文脈的にはWAX(デビット・ブレア)だと思いました。

小説と映像が密にくっついた作品のジャンルとしてWAXがあると思っていてその延長線上にある作品としてサスキア・オルドウォーバースの作品もあると思います。

kico16: (2009-04-30)

展示から約1年が経った今でも、眼と心にしっかりと焼き付いていて、忘れられない作品です。
白い物体が崩れ、静かに散っていく。そして、その情景に重ねるように、女性の穏やかな声が響く。
―狂おしいほどに切なく、美しい瞬間でした。

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