"Still/Motion: Liquid Crystal Painting" Exhibition

Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography

poster for "Still/Motion: Liquid Crystal Painting" Exhibition

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Video technology has left a deep impact on visual culture. Video artists like Nam June Paik who came to prominence in the 1960s drew attention to the possibilities of video art that were completely dissimilar to qualities found in film, creating distinctive experimental works. In recent years, video environments that use LCD for example have seen startling technological developments. High-definition images that used to be unimaginable are now a reality. This exhibition introduces the work of 14 artists from Japan, China, Europe and America who are exploring new frontiers in video art. What these artists have in common is the rich, painterly world that materializes in their work - time intervenes in the "painting", video image and painting seem to occupy a space of similar quality, a fantastical world where temporal-based and spatially-oriented art merge together. The variety of these works is astounding: from LCD displays in the shape of a folding screen that visualize faint movements in the landscapes contained within (Hiroshi Senju), experiments in alternating between the space of a tableau and the world of the video image, taking Vermeer as the theme (Yasumasa Morimura), slow-motion works that exquisitely synchronize a painted surface to music (Brian Eno), and animation works that employ ink drawings (Qiu Anxiong).

Cafe and gallery talk
August 23rd (Sat) 16:00-
With Dominic Layman (exhibiting artist) [interpretation included]
Venue: Cafe Chambre Clair, 2F
Fee: ¥1500
Limited to 35 persons.
Please reserve by email or fax with your name and contact details.

Talk event
September 20th (Sat) 14:00-
Lecturer: Akira Tatehata (director, National Museum of Art, Osaka)
Limited to 50 persons (tokens will be distributed to those holding valid ticket stubs for the day)

Artist/gallery talk
Venue: 2F exhibition room, B1 exhibition room
From 14:00- on each day
September 12th (Fri) Chiyuki Kojima, Ryuta Takano
September 26th (Fri) Miwa Yanagi
Anyone with a valid ticket stub for the day can participate.



From 2008-08-23 To 2008-10-13



artmagedon: (2008-09-22 at 03:09)




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