機械の中の亡霊(CIAを考える)

ミヌク・イム、ジョシュア・オコン、ミン・ウォン

キュレーション:アサクサ
本展の開催地は、e-flux (ニューヨーク)となります

APR

30

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JUN

08

本展の開催地は、ニューヨーク(e-flux)となります。[LINK: The Imperial Ghost in the Neoliberal Machine (Figuring the CIA), e-flux]

1950年代から60年代にかけて、アメリカ中央情報局(CIA)の反共政策は世界中で展開されましたが、日本もその例外ではありませんでした。CIAのスパイ活動や戦略的な誘導によって、マスメディアや暴力団が動員され、社会運動が抑圧されて来た経緯については、政府機関の主要な関係筋の証言から明らかになってきました。機械と亡霊という二つのキーワードによって、心身二元論が示唆される本展は、新しい環境に応じて入れ替わる統制のあり方と、現在にまで脈々と受け継がれ血肉化したこの策略の残響に向き合います。

ASAKUSA is a 40-square-meter exhibition venue for contemporary art programmes committed to advancing curatorial collaboration and practices. The programs follow the artistic development since Futurism, Dada, Fluxus, the emergence of video art and institutional critique, while providing a historical framework to the local art context. It has worked with artists Thomas Hirschhorn, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Yoko Ono, Anton Vidokle and Hito Steyerl amongst others, while introducing Japanese early avant-garde collectives such as Mavo (1924-25) and documentary filmmakers Prokino (1929-31). Artists talks, discussions, academic symposia and publications are produced alongside these programs.

Asakusa opened in 2015, with an aim to co-curate exhibitions with researchers of diverse academic fields, and to focus on programmes which combine community-based initiatives with social and political agendas. The organisation is run by a small voluntary team —currently of two people— recruiting additional members to execute each project. This year, it launched “Asakusa Entertainments”, a serial exhibition of videos and films which critically reviews the history of mass culture and entertainment industries. The programme intends to promote discursive culture in the gallery’s neighborhoods, through inviting artists to deliver talk, performance and to produce new work in commission. Both print and digital publication of “Asakusa (Journal)” is currently under way.

Gen Adachi / Khalid Albaih / Serafín Álvarez / Aoyama | Meguro Gallery / ARCUS / Masaru Araki, Okayama University / Taka Atsugi / Oliver Beer / Pauline Boudry, Renate Lorenz / Federica Buzzi / Yin-Ju Chen / Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation / Guy Debord / Vincent W.J. van Gerven Oei / James T. Hong / IM Heung-soon / Thomas Hirshhorn / Mikhail Karikis /Kawakami Laboratory / Makoto Kinoshita / Yuki Kobayashi / Lawrence Lek / Matthieu Lelièvre / LUX / Tomoyoshi Murayama / Akiyoshi Nita / Yen Noh / Eiji Oguma, Keio University / Tatsuo Okada / Toki Okamoto / Yoshua Okón / Yoko Ono / Koichiro Osaka / The Otolith Group / Luke Caspar Pearson / Raymond Pettibon / Prokino / Sanya Labour Welfare Hall Action Committee / Sanya Production and Screening Committee / Mateusz Sapija / Mitsuo Sato / SCAI The Bathhouse / Tomoko Shimizu / Santiago Sierra / Kristin Surak / Swiss Embassy, Tokyo / Rirkrit Tiravanija / Anton Vidokle / Kyoichi Yamaoka / Masamu Yanase / Héctor Zamora and more.

Current project members:
Koichiro Osaka, Mariko Mikami

Director:
Koichiro Osaka