Artists: Tomás Saraceno, Suzuki Yasuhiro,[mé], Behavior Problem Trio
Inter+Play is Towada Art Center’s ongoing three-
International ongoing exhibitions
Visitors are invited into the floating and interconnected worlds of Aerocene and Arachnophilia, the artist’s open-
Exhibition 01 October 2021 -
Jorōgumo, a Yōkai of Japanese mythology that exists in the liminal space between woman and spider, serves as one of our guides into Saraceno’s exhibition. Featured in two of the artist's three new Arachnomancy Cards, Jorōgumo blurs species boundaries and invites us to attune to a plane of radical interconnectedness, challenging hierarchical, patriarchal, and colonial power structures and celebrating those alternative forms of knowing and inhabiting the world that survive and subvert the homogenizing impulse of the Capitalocene, opening spaces for inter-
The pandemic has made us more aware of our shared yet unequally experienced fragility, of the exposure inherent to breath. What is floating in the air today? What are we breathing in? And who has the possibility to breathe at all? Today, bad air quality kills a staggering 8.7 million people a year, three times more than the pandemic has in the same amount of time. Particulate matter floats in the air, much of which is the byproduct of human fossil fuel consumption. In Aerographies, the exhibition’s main room, Saraceno challenges business-
Throughout the exhibition, Tomás Saraceno’s collaborations with spiders and the atmosphere offer a moment of transcendence, celebrating forms of wisdom that subvert the hierarchical relationship through which some organize the world and inviting us to reattune to the web of coexistence as it manifests at Towada Art Center.
SUZUKI Yasuhiro's Quantum Apples and art collective [mé]’s space from Season 1 continues to be on display, and a performance by Problem Behaviour Trio is also scheduled during the exhibition.
Tomás Saraceno, Aerographies, 2021. Installation view, Inter+Play Season 2: Arts Towada 10th Anniversary Exhibition, Towada Art Center, Towada, Japan, 2021. Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Kuniya Oyamada. © Tomás Saraceno.
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Tomás Saraceno, Arachnomancy, 2021. © Tomás Saraceno.