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