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Alexander Gelman "Little Black.."

Nanzuka Underground


Alexander Gelman
'Little Black..' is part of Gelman's ongoing investigation into perceptions of weight and spatial dimensionality. The physical dimensions of any object can be perceived differently depending on its context. By exposing the essential parts of an object, Gelman provides clues that allow us to recreate what's invisible. Often the imaginary dimensions of an object surpass its physical presence. The forthcoming installation at Nanzuka Underground explores the limitations of the gallery's physical space and the volume of the object it contains: a black cube. Defying the boundaries of the space, the cube appears to be levitating. It suggests movement as viewers pass through the gallery, while the accompanying series of prints evokes the mysterious dimensionality of the flat surface.

As Gelman comments: "I'm not looking to define or categorize this work as sculpture or a clash of pure forms, nor an experiment in perception or the irony as such. I withhold any verbal explanations. For me it's about beauty..."

Alexander Gelman is an accomplished media artist based in New York. His work, widely shown around the world, is included in public and private collections including the Smithsonian Institute in Washington D.C., New York's Museum of Modern Art, and the Bibliothèque National de France in Paris.

Employing various media, Gelman challenges the boundaries between art, science, politics and popular culture. His work, exemplified by simplicity and impeccable formal starkness, is rich in conceptual complexity. Its referential, philosophical nature implies various subtexts through the viewers' interpretation.

Opening reception: February 2nd (Fri) 20:00-22:00

After Party at Soft: February 2nd (Fri) 22:00-29:00 (Supported by Minimal Tokyo)
DJs: The Minimal Tokyo crew will be joined by the legendary Mayuri and Rennie Foster


Feb 3 (Sat) 2007-Mar 4 (Sun) 2007 

Opening Hours Information

Monday, Tuesday
VenueNanzuka Underground
Location3-30-10 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0001
Access8 minute walk from exit 5 at Meiji-jingumae Station on the Chiyoda and Fukutoshin lines, 10 minute walk from the Takeshita exit of Harajuku Station on the JR Yamanote line.
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