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    Japan Pavilion Exhibition in Tokyo —From the 59th International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia Dumb Type, 2022: remap

    25 February [Sat] - 14 May [Sun], 2023

    About this exhibition

    Dumb Type, a progressive Japanese art collective, was selected to exhibit in the Japan Pavilion at the 59th International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia. Since its formation in 1984, Dumb Type has, using its unique methods, woven the relationship between the body and technology into its performance works and installations. Having recently welcomed Sakamoto Ryuichi into the group, Dumb Type presented a new work, 2022, at the Venice Biennale. This work, which spurs thought about how we communicate and perceive the world in the “post-truth” age, will be recomposed at the Artizon Museum as 2022: remap.

    Dumb Type
    Founded in 1984, Dumb Type is comprised of artists from diverse backgrounds —visual art, music, video, dance, design, programming and other fields−all contributing to a great variety of stage and installation productions over the years. They have maintained an open-ended creative style with no fixed director and a changing roster of members participating in each new production as part of their on-going exploration of ever new possibilities in artistic collaboration. Since its formation, Dumb Type has worked toward a broadening of the possibilities for artistic expression. Their works has been presented in numerous festivals and exhibitions, including the Guggenheim Museum Soho, New York (1994), Hong Kong Arts Festival (1996), Barbican Centre, London (1998), Walker Art Center, Minneapolis (1999), Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago(1999), New National Theatre, Tokyo (2000), Singapore Arts Festival(2002), Venice Biennale (2003), Seoul International Modern Dance Festival (2005), Melbourne International Arts Festival (2006), Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin (2007), The Athens Concert Hall (2009), Romaeuropa, Palazzo delle Esposizioni (2017), solo exhibition at Centre Pompidou-Metz, France (2018), Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo(2019‒20) and Haus der Kunst Munich (2022), among others.

    Project Members:
    TAKATANI Shiro, SAKAMOTO Ryuichi, FURUDATE Ken, HAMA Satoshi, SHIRAKI Ryo, MINAMI Takuya, HARA Marihiko, TOMARI Hiromasa, SORA Norika, TAKATANI Yoko

    Voices:
    David Sylvian, TAKEUCHI Maria, Kahimi Karie, Niki

    Field Recordings (originally recorded for the installation 《Playback》directed by Sakamoto Ryuichi for the Dumb Type Exhibition at Haus der Kunst in 2022):
    YAN Jun (Beijing), Crosby BOLANI (Cape Town), Apichatpong WEERASETHAKUL (Chiang Mai), Kali MALONE & Stephen O’MALLEY (La Tour-de-Peilz), Mukul PATEL (London), John WARWICKER (Melbourne), Martin HERNANDEZ (Mexico City), Giuseppe LA SPADA (Mount Etna), Damian LENTINI (Munich), Alec FELLMAN (New York), Andri Snær MAGNASON & Kaśka PALUCH (Reykjavik), Jaques MORELENBAUM (Rio de Janeiro), Atom Heart (Santiago), CHENG Chou (Taipei), Nima MASSALI (Tehran), ONO Seigen (Tokyo)

    Exhibition overview

    Exhibition title

    Japan Pavilion Exhibition in Tokyo —From the 59th International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia Dumb Type, 2022: remap

    Exhibition period

    25 February [Sat] - 14 May [Sun], 2023

    Opening hours

    10:00 – 18:00 (until 20:00 on Fridays except May 5) *Last entry 30 minutes before closing.

    Closed

    Mondays

    Organizer

    Artizon Museum, Ishibashi Foundation, The Japan Foundation

    Venue

    6F Gallery

    Concurrent Exhibitions

    Delighting in Art ―Seeing, Feeling, Learning (5F Gallery)
    Selections from the Ishibashi Foundation Collection Special Section Artists’ Letters(4F Gallery)

    Ticket prices (incl. tax)

    On-line ticket Same day ticket
    General 1,200 yen *Credit card payments only 1,500 yen
    University
    college
    high school students
    Free entry Advance booking required
    Students must present their student ID upon entrance to the museum.
    Disabled visitors
    (plus one accompanying assistant)
    Free entry Advance booking required
    Children
    through junior high school
    Free entry Advance booking required
    *Online tickets must be purchased up to 10 minutes before the end of each time slot.
    *Same day tickets on sale at museum are available only for time slots that have not reached full capacity.
    *Booking is not accepted when a time slot is full.
    *This admission fee gives the visitor access to the concurrent exhibitions.

    Art works

    Dumb Type《2022》<br />
Photo: Shiro Takatani ©Dumb Type<br />
Courtesy of The Japan Foundation

    Dumb Type《2022》
    Photo: Shiro Takatani ©Dumb Type
    Courtesy of The Japan Foundation

    Dumb Type,《2022》<br />
Photo: Shiro Takatani ©Dumb Type<br />
Courtesy of The Japan Foundation

    Dumb Type,《2022》
    Photo: Shiro Takatani ©Dumb Type
    Courtesy of The Japan Foundation

    Dumb Type《2022》<br />
Photo: Shiro Takatani ©Dumb Type<br />
Courtesy of The Japan Foundation

    Dumb Type《2022》
    Photo: Shiro Takatani ©Dumb Type
    Courtesy of The Japan Foundation

    Dumb Type《2022》<br />
Photo: Shiro Takatani ©Dumb Type<br />
Courtesy of The Japan Foundation

    Dumb Type《2022》
    Photo: Shiro Takatani ©Dumb Type
    Courtesy of The Japan Foundation

    Dumb Type《Playback》<br />
Photo: Shiro Takatani ©Dumb Type

    Dumb Type《Playback》
    Photo: Shiro Takatani ©Dumb Type

    Dumb Type《TRACE/REACT Ⅱ》<br />
Photo: Kazuo Fukunaga ©Dumb Type

    Dumb Type《TRACE/REACT Ⅱ》
    Photo: Kazuo Fukunaga ©Dumb Type

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