Darren Almond “Second Thoughts”

Contemporary Art Center, Art Tower Mito

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The exhibition gathers diverse works (video installations, paintings, photographs, three-dimensional objects) made since 1999 and invites visitors to take part in a meditation on time and personal and historical memory. Almond is interested in the mutual relationship between the scientific concept of time and its psychological perception. In his works he applies different media in an attempt to represent various scales of time and connect the viewer’s perception of real time to the abyss of time. Travel and discovery are also important for his artistic practice. Visiting ancient relics, post-industrialized cities, and wild nature sites across the globe, Almond’s works recall the history of human agency and its dignity in civilization.

Japan plays an important role for Almond’s creative work. Since the 1990s, he has traveled around Japan and created works inspired by its nature and culture. The CAC is exhibiting three pieces Almond created based on his experiences in Japan. The exhibition “Second Thoughts” will provide a space for encountering different dimensions of time and space, expanding visitors’ perceptions.

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Artist’s Talk
Date: 11/16 (Sat) 14:00–15:30
Venue: Workshop Room, Contemporary Art Gallery, Art Tower Mito
Audience: 80 (first-come basis)
*There will be an English-Japanese interpreter present.

Curator’s Talk
Date: 11/23 (Sat) 15:00–16:00

[Image: Darren Almond, “Civil Dawn@Mt. Hiei” (2008)]



from November 16, 2013 to February 02, 2014
Closed 12/27 (Fri)–1/3 (Fri) for winter holidays.


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