Don't Cross the Bridge Before You Get to the River is a large-scale project by the Belgian artist Francis Alÿs. Shot in the Strait of Gibraltar, which separates Africa and Europe, the video installation shows on one screen a line of children carrying a toy boat made out of a shoe, walking from Europe to Morocco, while on a second screen a group of children leave Africa heading towards Spain. They would metaphorically meet at an imaginary line on the horizon. The project, created in 2008, will include documentary footage, paintings, drawings, sculptures and photographs. It is now on display at the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, as the second part of the Francis Alÿs exhibition there.
Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, until 8 September 2013.
The World is a Stage: Stories Behind Pictures
As Shakespeare wrote, the world is a stage on which everyone is a player. At Mori Art Museum's current exhibition, 'The World is a Stage: Stories Behind Pictures', the meaning behind the art is everybody's story. Art critic, Dave Hickey, once said that art has the power 'to redeem our isolation'. This exhibition provides viewers with the opportunity to share artists' feelings about the world in which they live and the paths that their lives have taken.
Douglas Gordon: Superhumanatural
The film and video artist Douglas Gordon had his first one-man exhibition in Britain at the Lisson Gallery in 1994, sponsored by its perceptive director Nicholas Logsdail, to which he returned again in 2001. The following year, he was to exhibit 'Entre'Act 3' at the Stedelijk Van Abbe Museum in Eindhoven. 'Fuzzy Logic' followed at the Pompidou Centre in Paris, and from about this time his work really took off internationally.
Mori Art Museum, Tokyo
The Mori Art Museum opened in Tokyo this October. It is part of the 11-hectare urban development enterprise, Roppongi Hills, conceived by the property developer Minoru Mori and opened in central Tokyo in April of this year.
Interview with David Elliott, Director of Mori Art Museum, Tokyo
Since it opened in October 2003, the Mori Art Museum in Tokyo has attracted 750,000 visitors for its inaugural exhibition 'Happiness: a survival guide for art and life'.
A Crystalline, Kaleidoscopic Universe - Prada Aoyama, Tokyo by Herzog & de Meuron
In 1999 Prada launched the "Epicentre Store" programme to examine different ways of reinventing the Prada retail experience by commissioning avant-garde architects like Rem Koolhaas and SANNA to design their new shops.