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7 trans-phonies

7 trans-phonies

Date:
2017.04.22(Sat) –2017.07.09(Sun)
Closed:
Mondays
Time:
11:00-19:00
Admission:
Free
Organize:
Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture, Tokyo Wonder Site
Venue:
TWS Shibuya
Artist:
Andreas Greiner Mirna Bamieh Ligyung Raul Walch Shirin Sabahi Erik Schmidt Hou I-Ting

In 2006, Tokyo Wonder Site (TWS) launched the "Creator-in-Residence" program, which offers residence/production opportunities to creators from around the world. People of various nationalities and creative fields, such as art, film, music and architecture, reside and carry out their work in Tokyo and residency sites overseas.

The exhibition "7 trans-phonies" presents works by 7 creators who stayed at the TWS Residency from 2015 to 2016. The borderless city of Tokyo produces diverse harmonies and dissonances through the gathering and overlapping of individual voices. And what we hear as single sounds actually contain multiple sine waves. Creators who come to Tokyo from overseas hear the voices of foreign cultures, of their neighbors in this foreign country, of the artists they meet in Tokyo, and combine them with their own voices to create a new kind of voice/sound "trans-phony" which transcends cultural differences. Come and experience the 7 trans-phonies produced by these 7 creators.

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Shibuyajizai-Infinity, or Self-Territory

Shibuyajizai-Infinity, or Self-Territory

Date:
2017.07.29(Sat) –2017.09.17(Sun)
Closed:
Mondays
Time:
11:00-19:00
Admission:
Free
Organize:
Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Arts Program and Residency Division
Cooperation:
URANO
Venue:
TWS Shibuya
Artist:
Mari Ohno, Nao Nishihara, Ishu Han

TWS Shibuya opened in 2005 as the second facility of Tokyo Wonder Site (TWS), which has been engaged in the discovery, nurturing and support of young artists since its establishment in 2001. Operating outside the existing frameworks of museums and galleries, the facility has been serving as a space for joint projects with alternative spaces and international institutions related to art and culture in Japan and abroad, and exhibitions introducing internationally operating creators from overseas, and creative young people in Japan. In October 2017, it will be reorganized as a new facility under the administration of the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo.

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This final exhibition at TWS Shibuya introduces works by three artists who have been determining the world from their own bodies as starting points, and continue to expand the domains of their creative endeavors without being bound by the standards of art. We tend to apply classifications for all sorts of things, and make ourselves part of that in daily life. Like the boundaries between social positions, professions, ethnic groups and national borders, we sometimes draw dividing lines between ourselves and others in order to protect our existence and feel secure. However in exchange for that sense of security, it certainly also seems that we are abandoning our own freedom.
In preparation for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, the Shibuya neighborhood is continuously changing these days. Staged at a place where the past meets the future, this exhibition is an occasion for us to question modes for "ourselves" to "be".

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