5月, 2014

 

About the Exhibition

Swimming Pool, a familiar work at this museum, and Leandro Erlich’s first solo exhibition in Japan.
Leandro Erlich (born in Buenos Aires in 1973; resides in Montevideo, Uruguay) is, to the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, a very special artist. His The Swimming Pool, a work familiar to many as “Leandro’s Pool,” has played a particularly large role at this museum, which was designed by SANAA / Kazuyo Sejima + Ryue Nishizawa. Amid the many creative modes that seemed almost to well up from the early 1990s on, his style, which creates changes in our perception of reality through objects and actions everyone can share, can be identified as one of the sustained characteristics of contemporary art. The Swimming Pool spurs on the viewer’s awareness of the problematic by taking something ordinary, a pool, and turning it into the extraordinary in combination with new and unknown elements. By intervening boldly in our everyday lives, brilliantly reflecting our states in response to the existence of those things, and adding both approachability and casualness, he encourages the habit of making a full body response when people face his works and receive the full, uninhibited force of his creativity. His are, without a doubt, works of art that have contributed greatly to people’s growing love for contemporary art. This exhibition, his first solo exhibition in Japan, will exhibit seventeen of his latest works, in addition to The Swimming Pool. We are delighted to be able to hold it in 2014, the tenth anniversary of the opening of this museum. We hope you will take this opportunity to enjoy the creative world of Leandro Erlich, whose work always proposes a place of rapport, open and free.
(Hiromi Kurosawa, Curator 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa)

The Swimming Pool 2004

The Swimming Pool
2004

Elevator Pitch 2011

Elevator Pitch
2011

Staircase 2005 Staircase
2005[/caption]

Period :
2014.5.3 (Sat.) - 2014.8.31 (Sun.)
10:00 - 18:00 (until 20:00 on Fridays and Saturdays)
Venue :
21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa
Closed:
Mondays, May 7, July 22, (Open on April 28, May 5, July 21, August 11)
Admission:
Admission:
Adult: ¥1,000 (¥800)
University: ¥800 (¥600)
Elem/ JH/ HS: ¥400 (¥300)
65 and over: ¥800

※( ) indicate advance ticket and group rates (20 or more).
For More Information:
21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa
Phone: +81-76-220-2800
Facsimile: +81-76-220-2802
E-Mail: info@kanazawa21.jp