‘Tatsuo Miyajima – Flower Dance’
Tatsuo Miyajima Flower Dance
28 Apr—24 Jun 2017

Tatsuo Miyajima Flower Dance

28 Apr—24 Jun 2017
Buchmann Galerie
Press release

Buchmann Galerie is delighted to announce for the Gallery Weekend a new exhibition by Tatsuo Miyajima (*1957 in Tokyo).

 

‘Keep Changing’, ‘Connected with everything’ and ‘Continue forever’ are three parameters, with which Tatsuo Miyajima (*1957) epitomizes his multifaceted oeuvre. The artist’s work harnesses technology together with fundamental existential considerations and at least since the presentation of his work Mega Death in the Japanese pavilion at the Biennale in Venice in 1999 has achieved international standing. 

 

In the new wall pieces, coloured LED numeric displays have been mounted in square-shaped reflective panels. Several of these panels go to make up a work and are each fixed to the wall at slightly different angles so as to reflect the surrounding space and thus creating an interrelationship between time and space. 

 

Controlled by a complex algorithm, which despite its apparent randomness is in fact subject to a precise logic – the numbers 1-9 light up in a hypnotic rhythm. Inspired by Japanese cherry blossoms (sakura), the individual LEDs are arranged to resemble falling flowers on the reflecting surfaces. A poetic excursion on space and time takes shape in the interplay between the surroundings and each of the reflecting units. 

 

‘New technologies and old traditions coexisted naturally within my everyday life’ the artist says explaining the foundation of his three-pronged approach using oriental philosophy, technology and contemporary theory. This also is the way Myajima’s axioms ‘Keep Changing’, ‘Connected with everything’ and ‘Continue forever’ relate to his analysis of the theoretical writings of Deleuze and Guatari. For the contemporary formation of knowledge for such important thinkers this propagated heterogeneity and change as a means of the acquisition of awareness. The cyclical nature of Tatsuo Myajima’s oeuvre, the continuous change which forms the basis of his works is an invitation to a meditative contemplation on the impermanence of all being and the ‘dependent causality’ of space and time.

 

The Museum of Contemporary Art Australia in Sydney has recently hosted a comprehensive retrospective of the artist. 

 

For further information about the artist and images of the works, please feel free to contact the gallery at any time.

Pressemitteilung

Die Buchmann Galerie freut sich zum Gallery Weekend eine Einzelausstellung mit neuen Arbeiten von Tatsuo Miyajima (*1957 in Tokyo) anzukündigen.

 

Keep Changing, Connect with everything und Continue forever sind drei paradigmatische Grundsätze, die Tatsuo Miyajima seinem facettenreichen Werk voranstellt. Der Künstler, dessen Beschäftigung mit Zeit und ihrem Vergehen spätestens seit der Präsentation seiner Arbeit Mega Death im japanischen Pavillon auf der Biennale Venedig 1999 Weltgeltung erfährt, spannt dabei Technologie mit grundlegenden existenziellen Überlegungen zusammen. 

 

In den neuen Wandarbeiten sind die vom Künstler als Gadgets bezeichneten farbigen Zahlenanzeigen aus LED in quadratische Spiegelpanele montiert. Mehrere dieser Elemente verbinden sich zu jeweils einer Arbeit. Leicht angewinkelt und an der Wand befestigt, spiegeln die einzelnen Module den umgebenden Raum und schaffen eine aufeinander Bezogenheit von Raum und Zeit.

 

Von einem komplexen Algorithmus gesteuert - der zufällig erscheint, jedoch einer präzisen Logik gehorcht - leuchten die Zahlen von 1 - 9 in einer hypnotischen Rhythmik auf. Inspiriert von der japanischen Kirschblüte Sakura sind die einzelnen LEDs auf den Spiegelflächen wie fallende Blüten angeordnet. Im Zusammenspiel mit dem die Umgebung spiegelnden und reflektierenden Grundelementen formt sich ein poetischer Exkurs um Raum und Zeit. 

 

“New technologies and old traditions coexisted naturally within my everyday life” beschreibt der Künstler die Grundlage seines Dreisprungs zwischen fernöstlicher Philosophie, Technologie und zeitgenössischer Theorie. So rühren auch die axiomatische Sätze Keep Changing, Connect with everything und Continue forever von Miyajimas Auseinandersetzung mit den theoretischen Schriften von Deleuze / Guatari. Diese für die zeitgenössischen Wissensformationen so wichtigen Denker propagierten Heterogenität und Veränderung als Mittel des Erkenntnisgewinns. Das Zyklische im Werk von Tatsuo Miyajima, die andauernde Veränderung, die den Arbeiten zugrunde liegt, lädt ein zu einer meditativen Kontemplation über die “Impermanenz” - der Unbeständigkeit alles Seins - und der “dependent causality” von Raum und Zeit. 

 

Das Museum of Contemporary Art Australia in Sydney richtete dem Künstler unlängst eine umfangreiche Retrospektive aus.

 

Für weitere Informationen über den Künstler und für Bildmaterial zu den Arbeiten in der Ausstellung können Sie sich gerne jederzeit mit der Galerie in Verbindung setzen.

Tatsuo Miyajima

Born 1957 in Tokyo. Lives and works in Ibaraki, Japan.

 

2012 - 2016Kyoto University of Art & Design Vice President

2006 - 2016Tohoku University of Art & Design Vice President

 

 

Education
1986 Completed postgraduate studies at Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music (M.A.)
1984 Graduated from Oil Painting Course, Fine Arts Department, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music (B.A.)
Grants and Awards
1998 London Institute honorary doctorate
1993 Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain, Paris
1990–1991 DAAD Scholarship Berliner Kunstprogramm Berlin,
1990 ACC - Asian Cultural Council, New York

Solo Exhibitions

2021
Buchmann Box, Berlin
2020
Chiba City Museum of Art, Japan
2019
Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara (cat.)
EMMA - Espoo Museum of Modern Art, Espoo, Finland
Lisson Gallery, New York
Akio Nagasawa Gallery Ginza, Tokyo
Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai
Buchmann Lugano, Lugano
2018
Buchmann Box, Berlin
2017
SCAI the Bathhouse, Tokyo
Buchmann Lugano
Buchmann Galerie, Berlin
CUPSULE, Tokyo
Akio Nagasawa Gallery, Tokyo
2016
Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney
Mizuho Oshiro Gallery, Kagoshima, Japan
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong
2014
Lisson Gallery, Milan
CAPSULE Gallery, Tokyo
2011
Mitsubishi-Jisho ARTIUM, Fukuoka, Japan
Comme de Garcons Six Gallery, Seoul
2010
BLD Gallery, Tokyo
2003
Buchmann Galerie, Köln
2001
Buchmann Galerie, Köln
1999
Buchmann Galerie, Köln
1998
The Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art (NMOCA), Overland Park, USA
1997
Buchmann Galerie, Köln
1996
Centre International d'Art Contemporain de Montreal, Montreal, Canada
1987
Lunami Gallery, Tokio

Group Exhibitions

2022
Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg
2020
Mori Art Museum, Tokyo
Buchmann Galerie, Berlin
Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg
Mori Art Museum, Tokio
2019
Somerset House, London
Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo
Gallery Koyanagi, Tokyo
Busan Museum of Art, Busan, Korea
Blum & Poe, Los Angeles
Lorcan o'Neil Gallery, Rome
2018
National Gallery Singapore
Mori Art Museum, Tokyo
Chiostro del Bramante, Rome
De Nieuwe Kerk, Amsterdam
SCAI The Bathhouse
21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa
Miraikan National Museum of Emgerging Science and Innovation, Tokyo
William Morris Gallery, London
Buchmann Galerie Agra / Lugano
Gallery Baton, Seoul
2017
Lisson Gallery, London
Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn
Buchmann Galerie
2016
Buchmann Galerie
Met Breuer, New York City
National Museum of Modern Art Kyoto (MOMAK), Kyoto
Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo (MOT), Tokyo
OBS Gallery / Tonbridge School, Kent, UK
2015
Galerie Priska Pasquer, Cologne
MUDAM, Luxembourg
Lewis Glucksman Gallery, University College Cork
Lakefront, Lugano
Ikkan Art Gallery, Singapore
Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong
MOCAK, Museum of Contemporary Art, Kraków
2014
Haus Konstruktiv, Zürich
Shiseido Gallery, Tokyo
Capsule, Tokyo, Japan
2013
Kirishima Open-Air Museum, Kagoshima
2012
Kepes Institut, Budapest
2011
54. Biennale di Venezia
2010
Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto
2009
Bangkok Art and Culture Center, Bangkok
2008
Buchmann Galerie, Agra
Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima
2007
Palazzo delle Papesse - Centro Arte Contemporanea, Siena
2006
Buchmann Galerie, Agra
Beppu Project, Japan
2005
NAF - Nagai Fine Arts, Tokyo
2004
Gwangju Biennale - A Grain of Dust A Drop of Water, Gwangju, KOREA
2003
Planning/ Naoshima Contemporary Art Museum, Okayama, Japan
2002
The historic Clock Tower "Zytglogge, Bern
2001
Gwangju City Art Museum, Gwangju / Korea
2000
Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China
1999
Museum Ludwig Köln,
1998
Kawamura Memorial Museum of Art, Sakura / Contemporary Art Gallery of Art Tower Mito, Mito
1997
Kyoto City Musem, Japan
1996
Buchmann Galerie, Köln
The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto / The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
1995
Ganders Never Laid a Golden Egg, , Rochdale Canal, Manchester
1994
MNCARS - Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid
1993
Propose to the Urban Enviroment: Impractical 2, City of Oita, sake store house, Hoashi family, Oita
1992
The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston
1991
Tate Gallery Liverpool / Whitechapel Art Gallery, London / Malmö Konsthall, Schweden
1990
The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York
1989
Again and Against: 24 Prominent Works of Japanese Contemporary Art 1966-1989, , Institute of Contemporary Arts, Nagoya
1988
, Convention Center Los Angeles, Los Angeles
1986
G-Art Gallery, Tokyo
1985
Osaka Prefectural Contemporary Art Center, Japan
1984
Gallery K, Tokyo
1983
Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music Exhibition Space, Tokyo / Kyoto City University of Arts Exhibition Space, Kyoto
1982
Plan B, Tokyo, September - December, performance
1981
Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music Exhibition Space, Tokyo
1980
Subnard AC Hall, Tokyo
Miraikan National Museum of Emgerging Science and Innovation, Tokyo
Buchmann Galerie Agra / Lugano, Agra/Lugano
Selected Collections

National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, Japan

Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan

Museum of Modern Art, Shiga, Japan

Nagoya City Art Museum, Nagoya, Japan

Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan

Panasonic Museum in Osaka, Japan

FARET Tachikawa, Tokyo, Japan

TV Asahi building, Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo Opera City, Tokyo, Japan

Chiba City Museum, Chiba, Japan

Group Home Sala in Florence Village, Akita, Japan

The Museum of Modern Art, Saitama, Japan

Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto, Japan

Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, Aichi, Japan

Saitama Prefectural University, Saitama, Japan

Izumi City Plaza, Osaka, Japan

Naoshima Contemporary Art Museum, Kagawa, Japan

Iwaki City Art Museum, Fukushima, Japan

Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima, Japan

 

M+ Museum, Hong Kong

Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taiwan

Samsung Cultural Foundation, Seoul, Korea

Leeum, Samsung Museum, Seoul, Korea

Chinese Telecom, Taipei, China

 

Tate Gallery, London, UK

The British Museum, London, UK

Deste Foundation for Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece

Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain, Paris, France

Kunstmuseum Bern, Bern, Switzerland

Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, Switzerland

Université de Genève, Switzerland

La Caixa, Barcelona, Spain

Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, Germany

Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, Germany

Fondazione TESECO per l'Arte, Pisa, Italy

Chateau La Coste, Aix-en-Provence, France  

 

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas, U.S.A.

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, U.S.A.

Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, U.S.A.

Dallas Museum of Art, U.S.A.

Denver Art Museum, Denver, U.S.A.

Dannheisser Foundation, New York, U.S.A.

National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada

Oakville Galleries, Oakville, Canada

Australian Museum, Sydney, Australia

Other Projects
2005 ARTISTS SUMMIT, KYOTO, Kyoto University of Art and Design, Kyoto, Japan
2002 Collaboration with SOPHNET (fashion design brand) 2002 A/W Collection Tokyo
1000 Real Life Project - Death Clock, Tokyo
2000 Floating Time - Hospice Project, Sotoasahikawa Hospital, Akita
1998 Portfolio for The Edge of Awareness
1995 Portfolio for 4. Uluslararasi Istanbul Bienali-ORIENT / ATION
1994 Mirror, multiple, Spiral, Tokyo
1993 Over Economy, acrylic, pencil on bank note \10,000
1992 Project for PARKETT
1984 Time Funeral, record jacket, SMS Records