12th Art Division Critiques
[Critique by work category] Installation, Others
All the entries to this year's Installation Genre were characterized by the great effort that had gone into them. The works are mainly related to visual images, but Oups! is a very amusing interactive exhibit that elicits audience participation. There are also sophisticated exhibits containing the essence of advanced technology such as a kinetic installation for the BMW Museum in Munich, in which silver balls go up and down with controlled precision to create a three dimensional illusion. In performance art, Search Engine is a successor to Neo-Dada and the avant-garde style of John Cage, brilliantly fusing the performance ability of the pianist who plays the randomly output music with an ironic take on information. This year, from low-tech to high-tech, I feel that many of the works have a human element and appeal to viewers' emotions. Also, characteristically for this Genre, many fine works from abroad were submitted.