Tokyo, Museum of Contemporary Art


This important German contemporary artist will have her first large-scale solo exhibition in Japan. Known for her performance works involving the wearing of feathers, horns, and mirrors, she gained recognition at an early age upon participation in the 1972 Documenta V show. Her performances, which began in the late 1960s, sought to expand the functions of the human body, improve communications with others, and develop a rapport with mythical animals and nature using kinetic sculpture as well as film.

She lived for over ten years in New York, during which time she undertook the production of highly narrative, full-length films that can be viewed with subtitles and at one’s leisure. In addition to the important performances from her early period, new installations by the artist as poet and recent paintings, including a series entitled Bodylandscapes, altogether round off the rather comprehensive exhibition.

October 31st, 2009 through February 14th, 2010
4-1-1 Miyoshi, Koto-ku, Tokyo 135-0022 Japan
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http://www.mot-art-museum.jp/