​Mimicry of Hollows

The 5th Floor (Hanazono Alley)

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This exhibition is a group show curated by Dutch artist Vincent Ruijters and Japanese curator Seiha Kurosawa. In recent years, with the rapid development of algorithms and AI, our society has been radically altered on a cognitive level by the algorithms of social networking platforms, market systems etc., and unconsciously manipulated to maximize profits.

Inside our blackbox, the hollows hidden in the back of our minds, invisible AI-entities are crawling around. They are often Anthropomorphised and have a great influence on our behavior and social systems. As a result, the natural terrain and landscape around us is being increasingly transformed, hollowed out or piled up by human intervention. Needless to say, the coronavirus pandemic that occurred with the beginning of 2020 has made us critically aware of what is going on behind the scenes of our recognizable world.

Today, the relationship between Figure and Ground, the world we live in and the world of the hollows, are sometimes reversed and sometimes eroded, making it difficult to recognize the boundaries between them. In this exhibition, we will contemplate the potentialities of capturing this world of unclear boundaries by “mimicking” the realm of unrecognizable hollows. In this day and age, with various “Hollows areas” moving into the foreground on a global scale, instead of separating ourselves from them, we should try to figure out how to face them and what we can discover about them. The works of Dutch and Japanese artists included in this exhibition attempt to unravel just this.



from June 11, 2021 to July 04, 2021
Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. Exhibition Hours 12:00-19:00. By appointment only.



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