Central East Tokyo 2023


A project to turn an entire building into a groove box.

23.Oct.2023 - 05.Nov.2023
13:00 - 15:00 / 16:00 - 18:00

Muneteru Ujino
Born in Tokyo, 1964. Lives and works in Tokyo.
Soon after UJINO graduated from Tokyo University of the Arts in 1988, he started to produce and present sound sculpture series “Love Arm” with electric products. From 2004, his practice stems from the idea to adopt ’rotating motor’ as an icon to symbolize the late 20th century, when mass consumption society rapidly started to take over, and claims ’Research on the material world’ through the artistic lens. The recent project “The Rotators” employs a DIY method to combine technologies with everyday products – home appliances, automobiles, furnitures and used records – all motor-operated, as his artworks of sound sculpture and performance. He previously showcased his artworks in the solo exhibitions internationally along with biennales and curated exhibitions.

The recent major exhibitions include “POP/LIFE” The Hakone Open-Air Museum, Kanagawa (2013), “The House in the Sky – Artists Reflect on Concrete Utopias” Hayward Gallery, London (2014), “The 10th Anniversary Remembrance Exhibition of Nam June Paik Wrap around the Time” Nam June Paik Art Center, South Korea (2016), “MAM Collection 005: Recycle and Build” Mori Art Museum, Tokyo (2017), “Yokohama Triennale 2017 Islands, Constellations and Galapagos” Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse No.1, Kanagawa (2017), “Roppongi Art Night” Roppongi Hills, Tokyo (2018), “Open Space 2018: in transition” NTT InterCommunication Center [ICC], Tokyo (2018), and “Lives in Japan” Yamamoto Gendai (2018).

21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan
Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
Art Sonje Center, Korea

Men's dormitory
1-3-13, Higashikanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo

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