Motohiko Odani "Phantom Limb"

Mori Art Museum

poster for Motohiko Odani "Phantom Limb"

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Since studying sculpture at Tokyo University of the Arts, Odani Motohiko has created a body of work using diverse techniques and materials that undermines the conventional notions of sculpture. His unique style of expression and aesthetic sense have won him acclaim both in Japan and abroad, and in 2003 he was selected as one of the artists to represent Japan at the Venice Biennale.

Odani's works on the themes of physical sensations and psychological states, such as pain and fear, awaken latent thoughts and emotions in their viewers. A dress made of hair, an animal in a restraining device, a mysterious young girl, a samurai's wraith-like emaciated horse: The complex images in the works defy single interpretations and possess an ominous charm that exists somewhere between beauty and ugliness, life and death and the spiritual and the secular. Odani, who possesses a keenly critical understanding of sculpture, has resisted (or taken advantage of) the medium's conventional image of weightiness or substance. Instead, he has given physical representation to “phantoms” - entirely ephemeral sensations or amorphous phenomena. In this exhibition, we explore the essence of Odani's art, bringing together works from early in his 10-year career to the present. Also included are a large interactive installation - a kind of “video sculpture” - and new works exploring natural forces such as gravity and rotation. With Odani's artworks transcending the conventional idea of sculpture and seeking to give visual representation to existence itself, this exhibition pursues new possibilities for artistic expression.

[Image: "SP2 ‘New Born’ (Viper A)" (2007) Mixed media, 67 x 28 x 18 cm, Private collection, Photo: Kioku Keizo Courtesy: YAMAMOTO GENDAI, Tokyo]

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From 2010-11-27 To 2011-02-27

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Motohiko Odani

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Rachel Carvosso tablog review

The Bloody and the Beautiful

A solo exhibition by Motohiko Odani at the Mori Art Museum.

William Andrews tablog review

Primitive Sculptor

An interview with Motohiko Odani.

voidchicken: (2010-11-26)

http://voidchicke.exblog.jp/14476422/
いよいよ、、、、

yachi3f: (2010-12-11)

さすが評判通り。
滝ももちろんだったけれど、特に最後の白い空間が素晴らしかった。
あの作品群が白い壁に落とす影は、とても印象的だった。

たったひとりの作家から作られたとは思えない展示。
また会期中にもう一度改めて足を運びたい。

shinza: (2010-12-26)

コンセプトに対するマテリアルとメディアの必然性が、こんなにかっちり噛み合ってるアーティストは意外と少ないのでは? 圧倒的な造形力に裏打ちされた作品群は見応え充分。造形行為を通じてしか視覚化され得ない人間の心理を突き詰めていく作家の姿勢に大いに共感しました。展覧会名に相応しい内容!

cbliddell: (2011-01-14)

Motohiko Odani

A rising star astounds with a death-obsessed show at the Mori

Fame is a disease—or at least a symptom of a disease...
READ MORE>> http://metropolis.co.jp/arts/art-reviews/motohiko-odani/

hypo: (2011-01-18)

こんなにも鳥肌を立てながら見た美術展は久しぶり。

まず前提として、最初から最後まで恐ろしい。
おどろおどろしいというよりも、
静かに死が迫ってくるような、そんな恐ろしさです。

また、写真、映像、彫刻とインスタレーションもの
それぞれの完成度が非常に高い。
他の方もおっしゃっているように、
とても1人の作家さんの作ったものとは信じられません。

各展示が本当に息をのむほど美しく、
だからこそ余計に死生観がグワングワン揺さぶられる感じ。

これは必見。

横でやっているプラネタリウム展と合わせてどうぞ。

http://hypo-me.blogspot.com/2011/01/blog-post_18.html

JINNO: (2011-01-26)

作品から誘発される気分や感情は老若男女問わず、そして万国共通の普遍的なものなんだろうか。
http://ameblo.jp/jinjin0116/entry-10778244175.html

oboko: (2011-01-27)

多くの人がいうように、小谷さんの作品は壁や床にできる作品の影もまた作品そのもの自体とは別のイメージを与えてくれる。
個人的には、そこここで作品の展示の仕方に今一歩感があったように思うのですが...
特に学生時代とか初期の作品もすごいんだから、メイン部屋の間という感じがして残念。
作品は多く、見ごたえとても有り。

123456789: (2011-01-30)

good!

yukarisme: (2011-02-01)

行ってよかった!!!
日本にこんなに才能あふれる若いアーティストがいたとは驚きでした。
http://yukarisme.exblog.jp/14840775/

shock0720: (2011-02-06)

圧倒される。もっともっと大きな
作品を作って欲しい(笑)

art4em: (2011-02-20)

LG WILLIAMS/ESTATE OF LG WILLIAMS, IN ABSENTIA
February 18th - March 25, 2010
Super Window Project
Kyoto, Japan
http://superwindowproject.com

“In Absentia” is the second consecutive show of LG Williams at Super Window Project. Although if it may be interpreted as a sequel to his previous exhibition “Closed”, and an extended statement about the “absence or loss of art”— or even a commentary on Hans Christian Andersen’s tale, “The Emperors New Clothes”— it is more of a spin on Leonardo Da Vinci’s famous quote “La pittura è cosa mentale”, and, of course, another occasion to have some serious fun.

With this seemingly obvious and deceptively simplistic attempt, Williams draws on a long history of absence and the missing object in conceptual art while deliberately twisting it.

The show consists of fifteen museum labels displayed on the white walls of the viewing room with spotlights directed at the absent artworks. Each label presents an absent artwork as follows: Artist name, artwork title, year, medium, dimensions, and collection.

Born in 1969 (USA), LG Williams lives and works in Los Angeles, Honolulu and Kyoto.

For More Information Please Contact: gallery@superwindowproject.com

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yngs: (2011-02-21)

小谷さんの作品が沢山見れて満足です。
作品の繊細さ、作品や空間の雰囲気、圧倒されました。
http://unlimitedbx.yanaging.com/?day=20110221

nakawitter: (2011-02-26)

筋金入りの"かたち"マニア。
http://twitter.com/#!/nakawitter/status/40937709019201537

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