Map of Meanings I: Minako SAITOH und anti-cool (Tomoko TAKAHASHI) - July 5th, 2005

Ausstellung in der PLATTFORM - Raum für Kunst & 5uper.net Cuisine Digitale/ MQ quartier 21 von 5. Juli bis 14. Juli. Eröffnung: 5. Juli, 19 Uhr in der PLATTFORM - Raum für Kunst

Map of Meanings deals with the meanings and practices of everyday life, in other words with the way daily activities and rituals, for example TV watching, cooking and eating, greeting or celebrating are dealt with in different cultures.

The artist-in-residence project starts with two female artists, Minako Saitoh and anti-cool (Tomoko Takahashi). In large format photographs accompanied by short texts Minako Saitoh shows gloomy views from windows in psychiatric clinics (the windows being made of thick plastic boards) leaving the viewer with feelings of isolation and hopelessness. These photographs can be seen as an urgent message about social relations in a more and more performance-oriented society bound to suffocate individuality through the mechanisms of commercialisation, creating a growing feeling of helplessness and depersonalisation in an increasingly alienated environment.

The project MAP OF MEANINGS provides six Japanese artists from various artistic genres including film, photography, video, fine arts, music and performance art with an opportunity to conduct intercultural studies in Vienna as part of an artist-in-residence project. The artistic results presented reflect the project participants` confrontation with the meanings and practices of everyday life in Vienna as well as their experience with the local art scene interpreted against their individual backgrounds. This exhibition is produced by kuspace association as a contribution to the Japan-Year held across the European Union in 2005. (kuspace.org)

Termine

  • Eröffnung: 5. Juli, 19 Uhr in der PLATTFORM - Raum für Kunst
  • Ausstellung: 5. bis 14. Juli: Map of Meanings I: Minako SAITOH und anti-cool
  • Artist Talk: 10. Juli: MedienKunstCafe 5uper.net Cuisine Digitale/MQ quartier 21, 18 Uhr (Moderation: Dieter Buchhart)
  • Ausstellung: 25.August – 3.September: Map of Meanings II: Tomomi ADACHI und Takashi ISHIDA
  • Artist Talk: 28.August: MedienKunstCafe 5uper.net Cuisine Digitale/MQ quartier 21, 18 Uhr (Moderation: Dieter Buchhart)
  • Ausstellung: 1. bis 11.Oktober: Map of Meanings III: Takahiko IIMURA und Mitsuhiro YAMAGIWA
  • Artist Talk: 6. Oktober: MedienKunstCafe 5uper.net Cuisine Digitale/MQ quartier 21, 18 Uhr (Moderation: Dieter Buchhart)

Links
http://www.kuspace.org/map_of_meanings.htm
http://www.kuspace.org/

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