Diorama of the City: Between Site & Space

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Diorama of the City: Between Site & Space

The six artists who create form to the invisible depths in daily life


paramodel.jpg Paramodel, 《paramodelic - graffiti》, 2008, kita!!Japanese Artist Meets Indonesia(Sponsoring of The Japan Foundation, Selasar Sunaryo Art Space/Bandung, Indonesia)


TitleDiorama of the City: Between Site & Space The six artists who create form to the invisible depths in daily life
Date2008.9.13(Sat) - 2008.10.13(Mon)
Time11:00 - 19:00
Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture, Tokyo Wonder Site
The Asialink Centre of the University of Melbourne, Australia-Japan Foundation, Australia Council
TWS Shibuya
exonemo / Alex Gawronski / Paramodel / Gail Priest / Tim Silver / Hiraku Suzuki

Since 2001, one of the key missions of Tokyo Wonder Site's has been "Making Site", which provides emerging artists with the opportunity to experiment with their works. Consequently TWS Aoyama: Creator-in-Residence was founded in November 2006, enabling them to have total support of production not only provision of exhibition opportunities.
This year, in conjunction with ARTSPACE Visual Arts Centre in Sydney, Tokyo Wonder Site will explore further the process of artistic activities by exchanging residency and exhibition.
Two collectives and single Japanese and three Australian artists are working in close contact with each other in Tokyo and Sydney as part of our residence and exchange project. The outcome will be a group exhibition which will be held in both Tokyo and Sydney.

We are the ones who constructed the city. Furthermore, our individual thoughts and actions respond to each other intersecting and causing chain reactions to form the clusters of the city. If we follow the lines coming out from the individual, over passing the phases, expanding and shrinking multiplying non-linear territories configure elements of the complex structure of the city. Noises of the city and distorted components are also the scene of the city. At a time, the landscape recreates itself, and just the same as we use the internet on a daily bases, it evolves into a virtual site as well. Travelling between Tokyo and Sydney, in both spaces there will be a reconstruction of an elaborate multi-layered diorama of the city.

Diorama of the City: Between Site and Space is part of the Australia-Japan Strategic Ties for the Arts Program, an initiative of Asialink supported by the Australia Japan Foundation and the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body. 

Exonemo 《UN-DEAD-LINK》 2008、Installation、plug.in (Basel)

Hiraku Suzuki«the passage» 2004, 1300 pieces of drawing, Installation view, Karl Jjohans Torg, Stockholm

Alex Gawronski, 《Landscape with Rising Sun》2007, Digital Print

Gail Priest, 《photo series for the CD /Imaginary Conversations in Reverberant Rooms》2006, Photograph: Heidrun Lohr 

im Silver《Untitled (the borrow pits)》, 2007, solidified coconut oil, installation image, Grantpirrie, Sydney

Related Event

Gallery Talk

Artists themselves will explain their concept and process in front of their works at the gallery

Date: 9/14 (Sun) 16:00-18:00 (reservation not required)
Venue: Tokyo Wonder Site Shibuya

Participating Creator

HAYASHI Yasuhiko (Paramodel)
NAKANO Yusuke (Paramodel)
SENBO Kensuke (Exonemo)
Tim Silver