Yuki Okumura “Measuring Roman Ondák”
This event has ended.
The Slovakian artist Roman Ondák is at the heart of this exhibition in which, should he choose to accept an invitation to present himself, an attendant will mark his height, first name, and date of the measurement on the gallery wall. Beginning as an empty white space, from and for a certain time, the gallery may be marked with the trace of one specific person. By inviting another to actively participate in the creation of his/her art, the artist attempts to overcome traditional divisions between artist and other, production and reception. Measuring Roman Ondák turns Roman Ondák’s original piece, Measuring the Universe, a work in which the domestic custom of recording children’s heights on door frames is turned into a public event, referring through its title to humankind’s age-old desire to gauge the scale of the world, into a consideration on the nature of author / viewership. The process creates a work of art with a single potential participant, merging art with everyday life in a confluence that is at the very center of Okumura’s artistic practice.
from February 08, 2015 to March 08, 2015