Mori Art Museum Announces Upcoming MAM Projects
The Mori Art Museum, celebrating its 10th anniversary in October 2013, has staged in parallel with its main exhibitions, smaller-scale solo shows featuring the work of noteworthy emerging artists, not only from Japan but around the world, in the series titled "MAM Project" since its opening in 2003. Over the course of our first 10 years, we' ve organized and hosted 18 MAM Projects.
The coming years will bring artists born and working wider afield?Turkey-born-and-based Emre Hüner ("MAM Project 019," September 21, 2013 [Sat] - January 13, 2014 [Mon]) as per our previous, separate press release, followed in 2014-2015 by Peru-born Gabriel Acevedo Velarde ( "MAM Project 020" ), Melvin Moti ( "MAM Project 021" ) of the Netherlands and Jacob Kirkegaard ("MAM Project 022") of Denmark?all of who think about the ways of the world today in the social and historical contexts of different regions. Plans call for each artist to create new work specifically for their "MAM Project" exhibition. Do stay tuned!
Since studying art, photography and video in Lima and Mexico City, Gabriel Acevedo Velarde (born 1976, Peru) has employed a diverse range of techniques in his expression, starting with animation video as well as other video works and including drawing, sculpture, and installation. Currently residing in Berlin, he presents his work in South America, the United States, and around Europe.
With his astute animated portrayals of the mechanisms of a society robbed of individuality by constant monitoring and surveillance, and sculptural pieces of the sort one might expect to find in public places, Acevedo focuses on the nature of the individual' s relationship with the collective, and with the public. For this exhibition, he plans to unveil a new work on video.
Melvin Moti (born 1977, The Netherlands) is an Europe- based conceptual artist who produces films, sculptures, installations, and publications. His works, grounded in meticulous research of a particular subject, examine neurological, scientific and historic processes in relation to the visual culture. For this exhibition, Moti plans to present a new work inspired by the Russian cosmism scientist, Alexander Chikzhevsky.
The practice of Jacob Kirkegaard (born 1975, Denmark) addresses the themes of vibration as energy, time, sound, and the scientific and aesthetic aspects of hearing. Capturing sound and images of subjects such as the ruins of Chernobyl, geysers, the desert singing sands, tones generated by the inner membrane of human ears, and melting icebergs, Kirkegaard opens our senses to hitherto unheard spaces and memories not normally perceived by humans. For this exhibition, Kirkegaard will create a new work with focus on Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster and the tense field between human and natural forces in the aftermath.