|1 Fabrice Hybert
L’homme de Bessines,
A sculpture produced for a village named Bessines in France. This was designed in 1988. As this sculpture is 86.5 centimeters high just as half as Hybert, it is like a future being or an alien rather than a child. But such a fountain playing from 11 holes is itself humor.
2 Fabrice Hybert
It is one of his masterpieces with several versions. Each of 16 pieces of green swings and pink ones has two proturberance, one is hard (with a core) and the other is soft (silicon). For what? A relation between our anus and the genitals of men and women? Actually, we have to devise a way to ride on such a swing. When we try, that reminds us of our childhood and make us fell funny grasping ropes and feeling a gentle breeze. Above all, it is best for a change of air with a nice view.
3 Fabrice Hybert Square Ball, 1998
Normal soccer ball is round, but this is square with an instruction to play without kicking it. Videos show its exhibition (and play) at Italy, Paris, and Amsterdam (from the left to the right). Hybert now intends to make his coming works with square fruits.
4 Fabrice Hybert
Seed of E.T., 1998
At midnight on the eve of exhibition, this work was made and hung on the high wall by Hybert himself. Please look at its details with the binocular joined to the blackboard. The title “Seed of E.T." comes from his coming half-year exhibition at The Arch of Triumph in Paris in 2000, whose theme is “to meet E.T.". Here you can find some drawings of The Arch of Triumph or T-shirt with two bellybuttons like E.T..
5 Fabrice Hybert
Blackboard (mark your grade), 1998
Actually, Hybert has this kind of blackboard at his home. It is best for communication such as message, memo, etc. Here the board plays a role of French report card(from 1 to 12) of visitors, but it was already scrawled as you see.
6 Hatsue Muraki Untitled, 1998
Photographs of different sizes are directly hung on the wall without frames. Her eyes at the age of 19 in daily life is shown through this piece.
7 Hatsue Muraki
Installation with blacklights in a bathroom. Each pictures are sticked on the acrylic boxes and bright as if they are in three-dimensional frames. By using pictures of flowers and plants, they are not too cold and express an excellent temperature and a sense of distance in spite of inorganic impression of blacklight.
8 Hatsue Muraki
Little Every Day #2、1998
200 portrait pictures are laid under the theater curtain. Many LED are embeded in the eyes of each person, blinking, vivid, or faint. With glasses on the right side, you can see each light as a three-dimensional heart. The eyes of her friends and passers-by in such a shape express not only her optimistic attitude but also her sincere wish for human relationship.
|9 Navin Production co.,Ltd.
MAI PEN RAI, Tokyo, 1998
The meaning of this title is “TAKE IT EASY", a popular expression among optimistic Thai in any troubles or unexpected accidents.Here is a Thai stand with 10 parts of comic books and original cocktails. The comics are a new type of Japanese traditional story with 8 dogs (Satomi-Hakken-den). 3 exorcists get rid of 8 monsters from Tokyo. Thenames, colors, and tastes of original cocktails reflect the characters of these monsters. They are also a kind of travel guide of Tokyo, such as Shibuya, Asakusa, Tokyo Tower, etc., reflecting Rawanchaikul's daily life with art people and his friends. This work is astonishingly cheering up the depressed Japanese situation.
- Do not stand up on the swings of the 2nd floor.
- Do not kick the square ball of the 2nd floor.
- Drinks are served from 13:00(16:00) to 19:00 on the
- Do not move anything in the office of the 4th floor.
|9 Cai Guo Qiang 1-22-21 Toride
301 Elizabeth st.,7p#
He moved his stronghold from Toride of Ibaraki Prefecture to New York in 1995. He used these kotatsu and cushion in Toride and also two posters and dolls are from his current studio in New York. One doll is a worrying Christ inclining his head and the other is Xiang Yu of Sam Kuo Chia, both of which are his precious things as source of spirit. The video shows the introduction of his recent works from 1995 by the artist himself on November 26.
10 Christine Hill + Lillev’n
Stereotype Part 1/Tokyo, 1998
Hill is a remarkable artist who talks to visitors as saleslady at boutique or as a massager through her artistic activities. Born in New York and working in Berlin, she chose 'travel' as the theme for this exhibition and stayed 3 weeks at Tokyo. She plays a role of typical traveller without any preparations nor baggages. A large world map, copies of correspondence, and two texts are hung on the wall of this living-room-like space. Places she has ever been are pinned on the map and also you can find how she prepared through correspondances and texts. The video is edited not to become an art-video, but to show how theyactually traveled, including sightseeing, shopping, negotiation for the mirror-table at Eidan-Chikatetsu. Above all, her working space is also exhibited, telling us vividly the process of this exhibition. It also includes some ordinary sights in Tokyo. Now, art for daily life.