池田亮司

Ryoji Ikeda  +/-[the infinite between 0 and 1]

Japanese artist Ryoji Ikeda creates at the extremes of sound, light and mathematics to produce complex transformative works of singular beauty. In Paris last year he projected vast blinding white light up into the city's night sky from sixty-four floodlights situated in front of Tour Montparnasse, France's tallest skyscraper. spectra [paris] was a version of spectra [amsterdam], Ikeda's commission for DREAM AMSTERDAM which lit the city's Vondel Park, Van Gogh Museum, Wastergasfabrick cultural space and Java Island.

In April Ikeda presents Ryoji Ikeda +/- [ the infinite between 0 and 1], his first major retrospective at the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo (MOT). The exhibition includes new commissions, large-scale and audiovisual projections, sound works and sculptural pieces, evolving the synaesthetic effects of Ikeda's earlier works, fusing sound and image in intensely physical experiences.

Exhibition Information
Period:April 2 (Thu)- June 21, 2009(Sun) Closed on: Monday (except May 4)
Opening Hours:10:00-18:00(tickets available until 17:30)
Venue:Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo (MOT)
Organized by:Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo
Supported by:Japan Arts Fund
Cooperated by:Forma, Mix Wave, Inc., ALPHASEIKO CO., LTD., HORIUCHI COLOR LTD., Frameman co., Ltd.,
Gallery Koyanagi, Laurent-Perrier, L'Institut franco-japonais de Tokyo,Hewlett-Packerd Japan , Ltd.
Admission:Adults 1000yen / College & University Students 800yen / High school & Junior High School & Adults over 65 500yen
*Caution: this exhibition employs strong strobe effects and high-frequency sounds.Visitors with weak hearts,pacemakers or epilepsy should be aware.
Official Web Site:http://www.ryojiikeda.mot-art-museum.jp

Catalogue
Ryoji Ikeda +/- [ the infinite between 0 and 1]
Publisher: Esquire Magazine Japan Co., Ltd.
Distribution: ACCESS Publishing Co., Ltd.
\3,360(incl.tax)
Published in Japanese and English in April 2009.



data.tron [8K enhanced version] © ryoji ikeda 2008 Commissioned by Ars Electronica Centre, Linz AT Photo: Liz Hingley[参考図版]
data.tron [8K enhanced version] © ryoji ikeda 2008 Commissioned by Ars Electronica Centre, Linz AT Photo: Liz Hingley[参考図版]

spectra [for Terminal 5, JFK] © ryoji ikeda 2004 Photo: Dean Kaufman (courtesy of Forma Arts and Media) [参考図版]

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