Thinking With the Body: Ways of Relating to the Body in Contemporary Art

Yokohama Museum Of Art

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[Image: Yasumasa Morimura "An Inner Dialogue with Frida Kahlo (Red Hair Ornament)" (2001) ]

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The first Collection Exhibition in the year 2015 will present works of art related to the human body. The human body has been perceived differently in different times and cultures. In an earlier era, human beings walked or used animals to move from one place to another, but technological advances have created many new modes of transportation that enable us to travel long distances at high speeds. The fantastic progress of telecommunications has made it possible to obtain information from faraway places without moving a step. The internet is awash with huge quantities of information that were previously inaccessible. The virtual world produced by computer technology is expanding, and the way we perceive and think about our bodies is beginning to change. It is becoming more difficult today to get a substantial sense of the physical reality of our bodies. For this very reason, contemporary artists can make use of their bodies as they actually exist to read the spaces and worlds spreading out around them and communicate what they experience to others.

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Artist Talks
Dates: Apr. 25 (Sat), May 15 (Sat) 14:30–15:30
Admission: Free
Audience: 40
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from March 28, 2015 to May 31, 2015
Closed on Thursdays. Open until 20:00 on Sep. 16 (Wed) and Sep. 18 (Fri).

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