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.

Graduated from the Faculty of Law at Kyoto University. Completed a master's degree course at the Special Graduate Course of Fine Arts, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music. After working as the chief curator and the artistic director at the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, was assigned as the chief of planning office at the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo and a special-appointment professor at the Faculty of Art and Design, Tama Art University. Director of CIMAM (International Committee of ICOM for Museums and Collections of Modern Art). Projects many biennales and exhibitions both in Japan and abroad. Recent exhibitions include "Neo Tropicália" , "Space for Your Future" (Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo); "Marlene Dumas - Broken White" (Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo); "New Sensorium" (MIT List Visual Arts Center); "Media City Seoul" (Seoul City Art Museum).