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Unseen Daily Life | Part 1


  • Date:
    2014.08.02(Sat) - 2014.09.28(Sun)
    8/4・11・18・25, 9/1・8・16・22
    11:00 - 19:00
    Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture, Tokyo Wonder Site
    TWS Hongo
    Nobuko Tsuchiya / Yuri Suzuki / Jr-Shin Luo 

This two-term exhibition showcases six groups of international and local creators who participated in TWS Residency Programs in recent years. What all six groups have in common in their works is the fact that they routinely use things that are closely linked to their everyday lives.

The exhibition [Part 1] features Nobuko Tsuchiya, Yuri Suzuki and Jr-Shin Luo (Taiwan) who participated in TWS Residency Programs and stayed in Seoul, Stockholm or Tokyo in recent years. As each creator comes into contact with the culture of their place of residence and experiences daily life there, they develop new vantage points that give rise to another form of daily life and created works during their residencies. In addition, all creators will show new works for this exhibition in particular focusing on their development or influence after their experiences of the residencies. During the exhibition, the creators will appear at the gallery talks and the workshops with environmental sound and daily objects.

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During the exhibition, the creators will appear at the gallery talks and the workshops.

■Gallery Talk
2014/8/2 (Sat.) 16:00~17:00
■Opening Reception
2014/8/2 (Sat.) 18:00~20:00
Venue: TWS Hongo / No reservation necessary / with English - Japanese interpretation
Participants: Nobuko Tsuchiya, Yuri Suzuki, Jr-Shin Luo

■Sound Workshop
2014/8/24 (Sun.) 14:00~17:00
Venue: TWS Hongo/ Prior reservation essential
Participant: Yuri Suzuki

■Material Workshop
2014/9/20 (Sat.) 14:00~17:00
Venue: TWS Hongo / Prior reservation essential
Participant: Nobuko Tsuchiya

Details of the events will update on this section of TWS website shortly.
Please note that participants are subject to change.

■Nobuko Tsuchiya
Born in Kanagawa. Lives and works in Yokohama. Graduated from Goldsmiths College, Postgraduate course, Fine Art, London in 2001. Selected exhibitions include: "Visions of Proximity", (SCAI THE BATHHOUSE, Tokyo, 2014), "Quiet Attentions - Departure from Women" (Art Tower Mito, Ibaraki, 2011), "Unmonumental: Object in the 21st Century" (New Museum, New York, 2007- 08), 50th Venice Biennale "Dreams and conflicts" (Venice, 2003).

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11DimemtionProject 2011, Mixed Media

■Yuri Suzuki
Born in Tokyo, 1980. Lives and works in London. After working for Japanese art unit Maywa Denki, Suzuki studied at the Royal College of Art in London with the Program of Overseas Study for Upcoming Artists by Agency for Cultural Affairs. Currently, works as a sound artist and the product designer on the theme of "Music and Technology". Recent projects include "Juke Box meets Tate Britain" (Tate Britain, London, 2013-14), "Garden of Russolo" (Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 2013), "Ishin-Den-Shin for Disney Research" (2013), and he will have his solo exhibitioon at Pola Museum Annex from 22 August in 2014.


Door Bell Kit 2011, Mixed media

■Jr-Shin Luo
Born in 1984. Lives and works in Taipei. Graduated from Taipei National University of Arts in 2010. He often engages common objects in daily life. Through the richness of these objects, it then reproduces another kind of reality. From this alternative reality, the viewers are able to notice the trace of the daily life and the slight displacement from the origin, then to provoke with a sense of humor. Recent exhibitions include: "Sharon" (Eslite Bookstore Art Studio, Taipei, 2014), "Photographs / Sculptures" (Fotoaura Institute of Photography, Tainan, 2014), "The Other, The Distance" (Hubei Museum of Art, China and Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, Taiwan, 2014), and Taipei Biennial 2014 (Taipei Fine Art Museum, Taipei).

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The Banquet 2013, Mixed Media (Food)