“HERE FOR A TIME
THERE FOR A TIME
SOMEWHERE FOR A TIME”
Part of the early viewing exhibition program
9/6(Tue) - 9/16(Fri) 10:00 - 20:00
9/17(Sat) - 9/19(Mon/Holiday) 10:00 - 22:00
* On 9/19 (Mon/Holiday) open until 18:00 only
- Roppongi Hills West Walk 2nd Floor, Hillside 1st Floor
- [Participation fee]
A variety of locations such as Roppongi Hills and Tokyo Midtown will hold exhibitions of artworks inspired by the metropolis of Tokyo and the city of Roppongi, both past and present. This work will comprise the results of a discussion delving into the nuances of translation in artworks that incorporate both English and Japanese. The act of translating the meanings or mental images conveyed by words and characters often falls short in some way, and these moments of disconnect will be identified and presented as artwork.
Born 1942 in New York and died 2021. Lawrence Weiner was a New York-based artist with an international career that began in the 1960s. He consistently referred to his own artwork as “information,” harboring a deep interest in the potential of words and symbols to stimulate the power of imagination. For the artist, the artwork was only realized when it was communicated to the viewer, evoking a mental image through the viewer’s unique experience.