MIMOCA'S EYE vol.3 Francis Upritchard:Potato Poem


Date: . 13 April 2013 - 30. June 2013
Hours: 10:00 - 18:00 (Admission until 30 minutes before closing time) Open Everyday

Organised by Marugame Genichiro-Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art, The MIMOCA Foundation
Co-organised by The Yomiuri Shimbun, The Japan Association of Art Museums
Granted by The Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation
Sponsored by Lion Corporation, SHIMIZU CORPORATION, Dai Nippon Printing Co.,Ltd, SOMPO JAPAN INSURANCE INC.
In Cooperation with the British Council

Admission: Adults ¥950, Students (college, university) ¥650, Children (0 year to highschool) free
*Ticket valid for admission to the exhibition "Genichiro Inokuma" and Permanent Collection.

*Only "MIMOCA'S EYE vol.3 Francis Upritchard: POTATO POEM" and Permanent Collection will open for viewing between 24-30 June.
Adults \550, Students (college, university) \380

Our third Mimoca’s Eye exhibition of young talent introduces London-based artist Francis Upritchard. Born 1976 in New Zealand, after art school she emigrated to the UK in 1998 and began creating installations with brightly coloured human figures sculpted in modelling clay. Chosen to represent New Zealand at the 2009 Venice Biennale, this internationally acclaimed artist evokes an eerie sense of déja vu as she freely mixes references across time and cultures, often including intentionally misconstrued elements to humorous effect, encouraging us to question how history has been fabricated and culture represented.
In this, her first solo show in Japan, Upritchard asks us re-examine our preconceptions and understandings of other cultures from new perspectives, while revealing a world with countless hidden interpretations.

1. Potato Seller, 2012
2. Osaka Dancer, 2012
3. Yellow and Black Gown, 2012
1-3. courtesy of the artist and Kate MacGarry, London
4-6. Installation view "MIMOCA'S EYE vol.3 Francis Upritchard: Potato Poem" Photo:Keizo Kioku

Related Programs * More details (in Japanese)

Potato Poem Party
13 April 2013, 19:00-20:00 (Exhibition opens until 21:00)

Artist Talk
14 April 2013, 14:00-

Open till late at night
Saturday 13 and 20 April 2013, 18:00-21:00
Cafe Rest MIMOCA will close temporarily between 18:00-19:00 in 13th April.

Curator's Talk
Every Sunday during the exhibition

Workshop * More details (in Japanese)

Potato Poem Tour at Night Museum
25 May 2013, 19:00-20:30