11th Art Division Critiques

[Critique by work category] Installation

We had many video installation works which were made to be projected on a single screen. This concept competes with the visual image section, but I suppose that artists courageously make the exhibition on a large screen as an aspect of their works. Variations were seen in the relationship with space such as the site specific work Hallway sculpture which uses a staircase and Arctic Sanctuary which tries to render amusement park-like enjoyment within a certain limitation of space. Also as an example of a fine work with social features, we had seeker, which tries to visualize the track of immigrants and their identities, and sight seeing spot, which filmed participants' video portraits in the setting of a print club picture machine in a tourist place. A work like Camera Lucida, which shows illusion using an experimental method which had not been available before, is still alive, but in the future, I would like to hope for an emergence of works more centered on society and history.

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).