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ExhibitionsReading Cinema, Finding Words: Art after Marcel Broodthaers

Reading Cinema, Finding Words: Art after Marcel Broodthaers

Ana Torfs
Ana Torfs Toast 2003
©photo: Ana Torfs
  What kind of relationship is there between the photography, film, video works in contemporary art and cinema, both viewed through the same technical equipment camera? How have the contemporary artists using film regarded "cinema" as the archive of the image and the story? Reading Cinema, Finding Words: Art after Marcel Broodthaers will focus on artistic presentations using photograph, film, video in reference to "cinema" since the end of 1960s to the present.
  Many contemporary artists are getting to show great interests in the cinema historically or technically, and many works referring to the films in the past have been produced in order to express their ways of understanding about the work or a perspective about the world as a whole. As setting one of the most significant work by Marcel Broodthaers, Section Cinema, Musee d'Art Moderne, Departement des Aigles (1972) as a key work to consider how the museum of modern art could deal with cinema in the current situation, this exhibition will address the issues such as "relationship between image and text (narrative)", "translation", "reading the archive", "fiction and reality", "still and moving image" through the works of the following artists: Marcel Broodthaers, Cindy Sherman, Pierre Huyghe, Isaac Julien, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Dayanita Singh, Ana Torfs, Miwa Yanagi, Anri Sala, Eric Baudelaire, Koki Tanaka, Ming Wong, Akram Zaatari.

Exhibition dates
September 7 (Sat.) ― October 27 (Sun.), 2013
Closed on Mondays
Exception: Open on September 16, 23 (Mon./holiday), October 14 (Mon./holiday)
Closed on September 17, 24 (Tue.), October 15 (Tue.)

Regular hours
9:30AM-5:00PM (admission until 4:30PM)

Evening hours (Sept. 7, Oct. 26 and every Friday)
9:30AM-8:00PM (admission until 7:30PM)

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  Day of admission Advance Group (20 or more)
Adult 850 700 600
University students 450 350 250
High school students
and younger

*Collection gallery is available with this ticket.
* Visitors with disability and one person accompanying them are
 admitted free of charge.(Please present certificate at the admission.)
*Advance tickets:
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 *Advance tickets are available for a limited period only. (7/12-9/6)
 *Discount available for repeat visitors to this exhibition.
  Please present your ticket stub from a previous visit for admission at the group rate.

Screening schedule
The following two works are being screened on the schedule.

Eric Baudelaire,
The Anabasis of May and Fusako Shigenobu, Masao Adachi, and 27 years
without Images [66 min]

Koki Tanaka,
a poem written by 5 poets at once (first attempt) [68 min]

Screening Schedule
①10:00- ②11:10- ③12:20- ④13:30- ⑤14:40- ⑥15:50-
Evening Screenings ⑦17:00- ⑧18:10- ⑨19:20-(20:00)
* Please note that the starting time would be inaccurate due to loop playback


Related events
Artists' Talk Series
Talkers: Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster Koki Tanaka, Ana Torfs
                       (with Japanese interpreting)
Date & Time: September 7 (Sat.), 2013 2:00 - 3:30PM
*numbered tickets distributed 1:00PM at the information desk.
Fee: Free (exhibition ticket required), Maximum Capacity 70

Evening Screening Program on Fridays
Date & Time: September 13 (Fri.), 2013, 7:00-8:00PM
          Koki Tanaka
          September 27 (Fri.), 2013, 7:00-8:00PM
          Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster
          October 11 (Fri.), 2013, 7:00-8:30PM
          Ming Wong
Place: 1F Lecture hall
*Numbered tickets will be sold at the reception desk starting at 5:00PM on the day.
Fee: Free (exhibition ticket required), maximum capacity 100
*for further information click here

MoMAK Films 2013
Date & Time: October 26 (Sat.), 27 (Sun.)
Place: 1F Lecture hall
*for further information click here

Publicity materials
flyer PDF(700KB)


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