Oliver Beer’s news in Tokyo in November 2015!
In the context of the DAIWA prize 2015 won by Oliver Beer, the artist is invited in Japan this month for several events. The triennal prize is a fantastic opportunity for British artists resident in the UK to have their first solo exhibition in Japan. Besides a grant, the artist exhibit his work among the other finalists (this year Mikhail Karilis and Julie Brooks) in the Foundation in London, as well as in Tokyo (last time at Scai the Bathhouse) and this year in the Toyama-Meguro Gallery.
Two exhibitions, a Talk with the DAIWA jury and other talks and performances in Japanese Art Universities and cultural centers will take place in this context in November.
Life, Death and Tennis, 2015, Video, loop. Courtesy Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris / Salzbourg ©Oliver Beer
LIFE, DEATH AND TENNIS
November 7, 2015 – December 6, 2015
AOYAMA – MEGURO, JAPAN
The exhibition at AOYAMA-MEGURO (7 – 28 Nov.) will provide a survey of Oliver Beer’s extensive practice, conceived through his exploration of vision and sound. It includes: Life, Death and Tennis (2015), his new film edited from the televised Wimbledon final; Silence is Golden (2013), glass spheres each of which contains a gold replica of one of the ossicles; This is a Churchwarden Pipe (2014), a bisected tobacco pipe. The link for this exhibition here
The exhibition Deconstructing Sound at ASAKUSA (8 Nov. – 6 Dec.) is the first exhibition dedicated to a specific field of Beer’s work: videos, and illustrates how the artist analyses the question of sound in this medium. For more information on the Asakusa exhibition, curated by Yoichiro Osaka and Matthieu Lelièvre, please follow this link here
Talk at Tokyo Wonder Site Residency,
Arts Kikukawa 1F, 2-14-7 Tatekawa, Sumida-ku, Tokyo
The Talk will take place on November 12th, 3pm-5pm with Oliver Beer (Artist), Jonathan Watkins (Director: IKON Gallery, Birmingham) and Mami Kataoka (Chief Curator, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo).
If you are in Tokyo, do not hesitate to join!