Yasuhiro Suzuki "Donation Box Called Well"

Hara Museum of Contemporary Art (Tokyo)

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The Hara Museum of Contemporary Art is proud to announce the debut of Yasuhiro Suzuki’s Donation Box Called Well, a gift to the museum by an anonymous donor. This one-of-a-kind donation box will be installed in one of the walls at the museum on Sunday, June 26. To mark its debut, a special installation of works by Yasuhiro Suzuki will be held in The Hall of the museum from June 26 (Sun.) to July 1 (Fri.). A talk event (in Japanese) by the artist will also be held on June 26 (Sun.).

“The coin is the person him or herself,” says the artist. “By dropping in a coin, the person participates in the activity of the Hara Museum. The coin drops, giving rise to a droplet and a ripple, from which a world of new art expands.”

The work appears as a single slot near the end of a wall. Drop a coin into the darkness behind it and one hears the sound of water. The image of Donation Box Called Well then comes alive, with ripples expanding into infinity, the size and sound of which depend on the kind of coin that was dropped in. It is a work that is unique, interactive and delightful.

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* Because of its nature, Donation Box Called Well is a work that can only be viewed by making a donation.

The work was originally scheduled to be presented to the public in late March, 2011. This debut was postponed following the earthquake. Contributions to the box are to be used for the support and enhancement of the Hara Museum’s activities; however, in light of the earthquake, the museum has decided to donate all monies received this year to a charity dedicated to earthquake relief. The final choice of charity will be made after careful consideration by the end of the year.

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From 2011-06-26 To 2011-07-01

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Yasuhiro Suzuki

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