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Photo by Masataka Tanaka

Year of 2018
Count the Waves: Visualizing Invisibility

The title Count the Waves expresses an attempt to grasp the invisible or unknowable —like waves that ceaselessly layer one over the other, only to dissipate— alluding not only to the impenetrable depths of the sea, but to the forces that rule it. For example: to have an online presence is to be both anonymous and hyper-visible. Yet even as the demarcations between physical and digital identity become blurred, the emotional, temporal (i.e. past/future/memory), and intangible (i.e. unmanifested) realities of human existence are rendered invisible in both “real” and online realms. In presenting artworks that visualize the invisible, this exhibition will explore where we see (or think we see) traces of the invisible in its paradoxically visible manifestations. By interrogating how varying forms of invisibility have shifted how we relate to our surrounding environments, we aim to seek out what it truly means to “connect.”

BIEN / Rintaro Fuse / Dina Gadia / Youki Hirakawa / Miyuki Inagaki / Ibuki Kaiyama / Lee Kit / Kanako Kitabayashi / Nile Koetting / LY / Kenta Nishimura / Lieko Shiga / Lim Sokchanlina / Yuki Tawada

Chinretsukan Gallery, The University Art Museum, Tokyo University of the Arts

Thursday, March 21 – Sunday, April 4, 2019

Organized by
Department of Arts Studies and Curatorial Practices, Graduate School of Global Arts, Tokyo University of the Arts

Co-organized by
Culture Vision Japan Foundation Inc.

Special Sponsor
The Chain Museum

Sponsored by
Geidai Friends; The Chain Museum; startbahn

Yuko Hasegawa (Professor of Tokyo University of the Arts, Graduate School of Global Arts, Department of Arts Studies and Curatorial Practices)

Sophie Arni, Karen Karuna Shibuya, Shintaro Sumimoto, Seiya Yamagata, Yangyu Zhang

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