Exhibition Viewings (Comp Friday Night Entry) Teiji Furuhashi: Lovers Reena Kallat’s Woven Chronicle, as part of Insecurities: Tracing Displacement and Shelter

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Oct 201621
4:00p.m. - 8:00p.m.

Museum of Modern Art
11 W 53rd St, New York, NY 10019
New York, New York, 10019
United States

Major installations include: Japanese artist Teiji Furuhashi’s immersive installation, and Reena Saini Kallat,Woven Chronicle as part of Insecurities: Tracing Displacement and Shelter,exploring the ways contemporary architecture and design have addressed notions of shelter in light of global refugee emergencies.
Lovers is an immersive, room-sized multimedia installation by Japanese artist Teiji Furuhashi (1960–1995). Life-sized images of the artist and other fellow members of the Kyoto-based artist collective Dumb Type are projected onto the walls of a darkened room from a tower of computer-controlled video and slide projectors at its center. The figures move like specters around the perimeter of the space, in a looped choreographic sequence made variable by a visitor-activated motion sensor, which intervenes to restart one of the projections when triggered. Confined to their autonomous projections, these eponymous “lovers” overlap at moments within the sequence, whether running past each other or pausing in a gesture of embrace, yet their bodies never make contact. Made just one year before Furuhashi’s death from AIDS-related illness, Lovers speaks to what the artist has described as “the theme of contemporary love in an ultra-romantic way.” Presented for the first time since its inaugural exhibition at MoMA in 1995, the installation showcases the results of an extensive conservation effort recently completed by the Museum’s media conservators.


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