"The Kaleidoscopic Eye" Exhibition

Mori Art Museum

poster for "The Kaleidoscopic Eye" Exhibition

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Light, color, sound, language, concept and communication: Contemporary art is much more than just a visual medium. For this exhibition, the Mori Art Museum joins with Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary (T-B A21), a Vienna-based foundation, drawing on their renowned collection to present a selection of art, including dynamic installation, that stimulates the senses in myriad ways.

The artists represented in the exhibition have a unique and original take on human perception and consciousness. Enveloped in their worlds, viewers are made to feel that their very faculties of perception are being questioned, and that everything they have ever taken for granted has suddenly been thrown into doubt. How do we decide what is real? What is this world we inhabit? Contemporary art presents a kaleidoscope of answers to these most fundamental of questions. Come and experience for yourself what those answers might be.

Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary Collection:
Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary founded in 2002 by Francesca von Habsburg, daughter of the Baron Hans Heinrich Thyssen-Bornemisza (the founder of the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza in Madrid), is committed to supporting the production of contemporary art, actively commissioning and collecting unconventional projects that defy traditional disciplinary boundaries. The more than 450 pieces in its collection include paintings, photographs, installations, and video works. Support is given to the production of art in a variety of formats, including projects that are architectural, site-specific, or performative, keeping the collection firmly in touch with the ever-diversifying languages of contemporary art.

[Image: Los Carpinteros "Frozen Study of a Disaster" (2005) Cinder blocks, concrete, fishing nylon Courtesy: Sean Kelly Gallery, New York]

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Eye for an Eye

Examining how we view art and the world at large.

shumai: (2009-04-17)

見る側の知覚が試される作品が多く、充実した内容でした。光の刺激が強い作品が幾つかあるので苦手な人は注意。動いたり光ったり音がしたりする作品が多いので広い層の方が楽しめると思います。

munenemu: (2009-04-18)

五感をとても刺激される展示でした。

《凍結した惨事の習作》が一番気に入りました。

http://pariscomplex.blog14.fc2.com/blog-entry-59.html

conon: (2009-05-11)

ギャラリーに入った瞬間に、眩しさにクラクラ。
とにかく前半は、視覚から脳ミソが刺激されっぱなし。
http://noricolumn.blog.so-net.ne.jp/2009-05-11

donald_japantimes: (2009-05-15)

Lights, mirror . . . reaction
Artworks collected by Francesca von Habsburg, now at the Mori, are just a stop on a contemporary journey of artistic discovery
By Donald Eubank
Japan Times Staff writer

''For me, the exhibition is a revisitation of something that was really important in the past," says von Habsburg. "It is still important, but it was part of a learning curve that I had to make to be where I am now ...''

http://search.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/fa20090515r1.html

kico16: (2009-06-14)

キラキラ、グルグル、コロコロ…五感が揺さぶられるような展示でした。しかし、一番揺さぶられたものは、私の「美術館」に対するイメージでした。(具体的に書いてしまうと、これからご覧になられる方の楽しみを損なってしまう可能性があるため、控えますが)えぇ!美術館にこんなものがあるの!?と驚くような物が、たくさん登場します。

JINNO: (2009-06-28)

人が介在することで、作品が機能するといった仕掛けは
老若男女、アート好き/嫌いに関わらず誰にでも楽しめると思います。
http://ameblo.jp/jinjin0116/entry-10285391695.html

hemiol: (2009-09-05)

なんだかよく分からない作品もありましたが、あまり意味など考えず、五感で楽しむと良いのかなと思いました。
http://hemiola.blog75.fc2.com/blog-entry-26.html

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