Quiet Dialogue: Invisible Existences and Us (English)

This is an exhibition that introduces artworks representing diverse female existences. Reviewing the history of women who have experienced a great deal of gender inequality will tell us how female stereotypes have been formed and how we can break through them.

 《Exhibition Information》

Quiet Dialogue: Invisible Existences and Us
June 9th (Sat) – July 1st (Sun), 2018 9:30 – 17:30 Last admission 17:00
(Friday opens till 20:00 Last admission 19:30) / Close on June 18th (Mon)
Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum Gallery A
8-36, Ueno Park, Taitoku, Tokyo, 110 0007
Admission Free
Grants from:The Asahi Shimbun Foundation、Austrian Cultural Forum Tokyo、Linz Kultur、Kulturland Oberösterreich、Federal Chancellery of Austria、The Japan Foundation, Jakarta
Support: Tsubamesya Architects
Flyer Design: Ayami Ide
Organized by Back and Forth Collective, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum
(Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture)
「Group show of Contemporary Artists 2018」

 《Related Event》

*For further information.

① Artists Meeting  (Main language: Japanese)
Date:June 10th(Sun)14:00-17:00
Venue:exhibition space (Gallery A)
*Some participating artists talk whatever they want in Japanese.

② Friday Dialogue  (Main language: Japanese)
Date:June 15th(Fri)18:30-19:30
Venue:exhibition space (Gallery A)
*Visitor talks each other while watching art works.
*Please contact us in advance(Capacity of 15)   backandforthcollective@gmail.com

③ Screening &Talk  (Main language: Japanese and English)
Date:June 23rd (Sat) 14:00-16:00
Venue:exhibition space (Gallery A)
*Works and discussion by Mei Homma and Irwan Ahmett & Tita Salina

④ Artist Talk  (Main language: Japanese and English)
Date:June 24th (Sun) 13:00-15:00
Venue:exhibition space (Gallery A)
*We have consective interpretation. (English / Japanese)
*Please contact us in advance   backandforthcollective@gmail.com

⑤ Guided Tour  (Main language: Japanese and English) 
Date:June 29th (Fri) 18:00-19:30
Venue:exhibition space (Gallery A)
*Participating artists will talk about their artworks.

⑥ Closing event with participating artists  (Main language: Japanese and English)
Date:July 1st (Sun) 13:00-14:00
Venue:exhibition space (Gallery A)

We are going to have 1 hour screening programme of the participating artists’ previous films which are not shown in the main exhibition space. After the screening, the participating artists will stay in the gallery space so please feel free to talk with them.

1. Katharina Gruzei “Workers Leaving the Factory (Again)”, 2012, 11’15”
2. Sena Başöz “The Sick Nurse”, 2009, 4’12”
3. Sena Başöz “Be the Doctor Practice Nursing”, 2016, 6’24”
4. Natsumi Sakamoto “MOTHER STONE”, 2017, 5’43”
5. Irwan Ahmett & Tita Salina “Longevity”, 2015, 6’50”
6. Asako Taki “Magical Girls”, 2011, 0’24”
7. Asako Taki “tears”, 2009, 0’31”
8. Mei Homma “About a missing woman from Java found in the Buru Island”, 2018, 11’33”

||| Special participating artists for the events |||
Irwan Ahmett & Tita Salina


Masumi Kawamura
Born in 1975, Lives and works in Ibaraki, Japan
1998B.F.A. Aesthetics and Science of Arts, Atomi University
2012M.F.A. Inter Media Art, Tokyo National University of the Arts

『Mirror Portraits』(2013)

Katharina Gruzei
Born in 1983, Lives and works in Linz and Vienna, Austria
2012 – Diploma in Cultural Studies
Institute of Fine Arts & Cultural Studies, University of Art and Design Linz, Austria
2014 – Diploma in Fine Arts – Class for Experimental Art
Institute of Fine Arts and Cultural Studies, University of Art and Design Linz, Austriakat1109
『War Room』(2016-2017)

Natsumi Sakamoto
1986 Born and Live in Tokyo
2009 Graduated from BA Oil painting from Tama Art University, Tokyo
2014 Graduated from MA Fine Art, Chelsea College of Art and Design, London

『My Grandma’s Apple Pie』(2016)

Sena Başöz
1980 Born and Live in Istanbul, Turkey
2002 BA in Economics from Boğaziçi University, Istanbul
2010 MFA from Bard College in Film and Video, NewYork

『Notes on a Parallel Life』performance video・5m50s (2017)

Mei Homma
1985 Born in Tokyo, Japan    Live and work in Japan and Bandung, Indonesia
2009 BA Art Theory, Joshibi University of Art and Design, Kanagawa, Japan
2011 MA Fine Art, Chelsea College of Arts, London
『My note about Maiko’s country -Catatanku tentang negeri Maiko-』(2016)

Akira Rachi
1980 Born in Shizuoka, Japan   Lives and works in Tokyo, Japan
2003 Graduated from Sociology, Hosei University, Japan
2007 Graduated from Photography , Art University of Bournemouth, London

『hello / moshi moshi – voice over the telephone 』(2018)

Naomi Oguchi
1988 Born in Nagano, Japan    Live and work in Kanagawa
2011 Graduated from the department of graphic design,
faculty of Art / Joshibi University of Art and Design
『Ask my grandmother』installation (2015)

Asako Taki
1988 Live and work in Tokyo
2011 BA Fine Art, Chelsea College of Art and Design
2013 NonProfit Organization ARDA

『The neighbours and society』installation (2016)