Noboru Tsubaki GOLD/WHITE/BLACK
Noboru Tsubaki (2004–05) Radikaldialogue This exhibition presents the most recent works by Noboru Tsubaki (born 1953), an internationally renowned artist representative of contemporary Japanese art. It opens with a beautiful painting of a cloud, created in homage to Stanley Kubrick’s 1964 film Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, and continues with photographs taken in abandoned mines around the world, documentary footage of a festival of sacrifice in a foreign culture, and suggestions on dismantling the Israeli West-Bank barrier and reusing it as an office instead. Tsubaki communicates the message that the only way to understand the other (such as foreign cultures) is through extremely straightforward dialogue, and that it is impossible to build a peaceful future without this dialogue. The exhibition will give us hope in the power vested in art to change society.
Membership event: Gallery talk and lecture by the artist
Date: February 28 (Sat.) 12:30–1:10PM
(meet at 1F Information by 12:20PM)
Place: 1F Lobby/3F Exhibition hall
35 participants maximum; free; reservation required
in Japanese only; details in Japanese located here
Lecture series: “Radikal Dialogue” (hearer: Noboru Tsubaki)
Dates: February & March 2009 (see calendars for details)
Lecturers: Mikinori Ogisu (naturalist); Yukio-Pegio Gunji (professor, Center for Planetary Science, Graduate School of Science, Kobe University) + Yuji Dogane (media artist); Ken-ichi Iwaki (director, MoMAK); Harutsugu Yamaura (MD, author of The New Testament in Kesen Language); Taro Igarashi (architectural historian & architecture critic); Hideki Endo (professor, Comparative Morphology and Dead Body Science, University Museum, University of Tokyo); Ivan Poupyrev (doctor of engineering, Sony CSL researcher)
Place: 1F Lecture hall/Lobby (maximum capacity 100); free
all lectures in Japanese only; details in Japanese located here
- Related links
- Tsubaki Noboru: official website
- Exhibition dates
- Tuesday, February 17 – Sunday, March 29, 2009
- Please note that the 4F Collection Gallery will be closed during this period (until March 31).
- Every Monday
- Works on display
- Noboru Tsubaki GOLD/WHITE/BLACK: Exhibition checklist
- The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto
- Kaga Educational Marketing Co., Ltd.
- Turner Color Works, Ltd.
- Derivative Inc.
- Simulation of the exhibition
- 1F Lobby / 3F Exhibition hall
- Ken’ichi Iwaki, “The Metaphysics of Desire: Essay on Noboru Tsubaki”
- English-language translation of the essay included in the exhibition catalogue.
- PDF (215KB)
- Publicity materials
- Flyer (design proposal)
|Day of admission||Advance||Group (20 or more)|
|High school students and younger||Free||Free||Free|
- Flyer PDF (825KB)
- Pamphlet PDF (3.66MB)
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