Notice of extension of temporary closure to prevent transmission of the COVID-19 coronavirus
As part of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government’s measures to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, Tokyo Arts and Space (TOKAS) will suspend or cancel museum-organized exhibitions and other events until March 31 (Tue), 2020.
◆Suspended TOKAS organized event (February 29 - March 22):
ACT (Artists Contemporary TOKAS) Vol. 2 "Stasis Field" @TOKAS Hongo
◆Cancelled TOKAS organized event (March 13 - March 15):
OPEN STUDIO 2019-2020/ March @TOKAS Residency
This period of closure may be extended again depending on evolving circumstances.
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We sincerely regret the inconvenience to visitors, and kindly ask for your understanding and cooperation regarding this matter.
TOKAS has supported artists in a multi-career-stage and continuously supportive program through endeavors such as open call exhibitions, exhibitions of contemporary artists, and international fellowships. It has also conducted programs to introduce these artists’ activities. In the Artists Contemporary TOKAS (ACT) series launched in 2018, exhibitions will be held to introduce artists who are worthy of attention now, centered on those that have taken part in TOKAS programs.
“Stasis field” is a term that has been used in science fiction novels and games, to refer to an area in which time seemingly stands still or is significantly delayed, and contents appear motionless. Due to the standstill and crystallization of time in a stasis field, objects in that area are in a state where they can be closely observed, or slowed down to such an extent that their shapes appear distorted. Experiences we make in such special kinds of situations may function as turning points that changes existing ideas and previous perceptions. In their works, the three artists featured in this exhibition stop or delay time in order to make it observable from their own respective points of view, and produce works of art in which they actively respond to and creatively express the differences, shifts and distortions that result from such temporal stagnation. In times when social life is increasingly dominated by the acceleration and quick processing of all kinds of matters, this exhibition is an attempt to introduce “stasis fields” in order to transform spaces and perceptions.
Date： 2020/2/22(Sat) – 3/22(Sun)
Closed： 2/25, 3/2, 3/9, 3/16
Time： 11:00 - 19:00 (Last entry 18:30)
Venue： Tokyo Arts and Space Hongo (2-4-16 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, TOKYO)
Organizer： Tokyo Arts and Space (Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture)
Artists：TANAKA Shusuke, HIROSE Nana & NAGATANI Kazuma, WATANABE Go
Date: 2/22 (Sat) 16:30 - 18:00
Participants: TANAKA Shusuke, HIROSE Nana & NAGATANI Kazuma, WATANABE Go
Venue: Tokyo Arts and Space Hongo
*Admission Free / No booking required / Available only in Japanese.