THE EUGENE Studio
Mr.Tagi’s room and dream #four-handed / 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa Gallary 13
“de-sport: The Deconstruction and Reconstruction of Sports through Art”
at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa
2020.6.27 (Sat.) - 2020.9.27 (Sun.)
We have been taking part in the exhibition, de-sport: The Deconstruction and Reconstruction of Sports through Art organized by 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa.
The exhibition title was inspired by Eugene Kangawa’s graduation project “supervision / Desport.”
he part of his graduation project including art work and video installation is presented at Gallary5 and 13.
21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa [Kanazawa Art Promotion and Development Foundation]
2020.6.27 (Sat.) - 2020.9.27 (Sun.) 10:00–18:00（until 20:00 Fridays and Saturdays）
Christian JANKOWSKI／Allora & Calzadilla／THE EUGENE Studio／ Gabriel OROZCO／Liam GILLICK／Charles FRÉGER／Christian JANKOWSKI／ Erwin WURM／Xijing Men／ YANAI Shino
About the Exhibition
[Excerpt from the exhibition information]
In anticipation of the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games next year, this exhibition sets out to reexamine the significance of sports from an artistic perspective. The title, de-sport, is a newly coined term derived from the medieval French word desport, meaning “to enjoy,” and the idea of dismantling and rebuilding sports, expressed by the phrase “deconstructed sport.”* In tracing the etymology of the word “sport,” one finds that it originally meant “an enjoyable diversion from routine labor,” and included artistic pursuits such as music, theatre, painting, and dance. In contrast to contemporary sports – a parade of consummate physiques and skills, and a commodification of competition as entertainment – this exhibition returns to the roots of sports and adopts an artistic viewpoint in order to reconsider these activities as social constructs that reflect various issues of the day, including play, the body, the state, war, and non-verbal communication. Don’t miss this chance to watch and experience sports, deconstructed and reconstructed from the artistic perspectives of ten artists from nine countries around the globe.
*The exhibition title was inspired by Eugene Kangawa’s solo exhibition “supervision / Desport.”
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*Please check the latest information on the museum’s website before your visit since opening hours can be altered due to COVID-19. *The live talk between Eugene Kangawa and the curator of the museum scheduled in April has been canceled due to COVID-19.
THE EUGENE Studio
Mr.Tagi’s room and dream #four-handed / 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa Gallary 5
de-sport, 2020. Installation view. The work in the foreground: THE EUGENE Studio, Mr. Tagi’s room and dream #four-handed.
Mr. Tagi’s room and dream, 2013–2014, Research, Installation, Performance, Mixed media, Dimensions variable.
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