Reminding Future: Metal Silence 2019
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This year’s International Artist Invitation Program presents an exhibit entitled “Reminding Future: Metal Silence 2019” on Fridays, weekends, and public holidays from Friday, October 18 to Sunday, November 17, 2019 at the Former Hakubutsukan-Dobutsuen Station, a building in Ueno with historical value that received acclaim at last year’s exhibition. International artists invited to this year’s event are two Spanish artists, Cristina Lucas and Fernando Sánchez Castillo. Cristina Lucas will exhibit “Unending Lightning,” a three-screen video installation masterpiece exceeding six hours showing an aerial map tracing the citizens of the world victimized by bombings from the advent of air strikes to the present based on the tragedy of Guernica in Spain. The history of the venue and the message of the piece come together in this exhibit. Fernando Sánchez Castillo will exhibit “Tutor,” a new piece featuring a bronze tree that “survives even though it is about to break,” associated with the wide variety of trees in Ueno Park. From how “steel weapons lead to death” touched on in “Unending Lightning” by Cristina Lucas, who reconstructs human history from the perspective of the voiceless, and from the wordless plant in “Tutor” whose silence is expressed in bronze, comes the title of this year’s exhibit, “Metal Silence,” which also represents the duality of metal.