TOKAS Creator-in-Residence 2021 Exhibition
The rapid movement of everyday life which, due to the bewildering speed of information updates and technological advances, seems to have transcended physical distance, has been abruptly transformed into a stagnant society. Due to the pandemic, the world has unexpectedly become one, while at the same time becoming more fragmented.
For TOKAS, which implements residency programs in cooperation with various organizations around the world, time passed differently in 2020 than it ever had in the past.
The artists we are introducing in this edition became involved in the program, and participated in the exhibition based on different conditions in circumstances, which limit movement and physical exchange. By setting their sights on social realities, which in some cases have been buried in a dark hole, and shedding light on them, the artists strive to discover what is actually happening in the world that we live in, and how we might confront it. When we listen closely to the voices of people in different societies, their myriad experiences, which have led to various realizations about their surroundings, can provide us with new illumination when they are presented in the form of an artwork.
These scoops of light help us visualize a world that we have previously overlooked, presenting it as a single entity without divisions or clear borders. It has always been existing but has not been caught by our eyes. This fact rises up like a glimmer of dust, catching the light as it floats through the air, and making us aware of our surroundings.
|Title||TOKAS Creator-in-Residence 2021 Exhibition "a scoop of light"
|Date||2021/6/26 (Sat) - 8/9 (Mon)|
|Closed||6/28, 7/5, 12, 19|
|Venue||Tokyo Arts and Space Hongo|
|Organizer||Tokyo Arts and Space (Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture)
|Partner Institutions||Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien, Berlin City (Germany), SeMA NANJI RESIDENCY (Seoul, South Korea)
The opening talk will not be held to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus.