This catalogue is published in conjunction with the 16th MAM project exhibition which highlights the work of Ho Tzu Nyen, held at Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, 4 February - 27 May 2012.

'Based in Singapore, Ho Tzu Nyen presents his works throughout the world, in Hong Kong, London, Paris, Berlin, Sydney, and more, and he has gained prominence at numerous international Biennale and international film festivals. Ho participated in the 2011 Venice Biennale as a representative of Singapore, exhibiting his new work The Cloud of Unknowing (2011 - 2012), which was the talk of the town. Ho reveals the imaginary that lies dormant as shared memory in historical fact and reality. His expression spans myriad planes, working mainly with video in installations, theatre, participatory projects, improvisational collaboration with musicians, and more. Ho has recently been exploring the relationship between image and sound in particular, and by exhibiting The Cloud of Unknowing anew as a four channel video sound installation at this first solo exhibition in Japan, he aims to have the audience experience changes of space in the story caused by synergies of the video and sound. His Bohemian Rhapsody (2006), and Newton (2009) are also exhibited. His poetic and theatrical world presents the lessons and philosophy comprised by history and legends, and it offers the opportunity to consider what reality is.'

(From organiser's website)



「ホー・ツーニェン(何子彦)は、シンガポールを拠点に、香港、ロンドン、パリ、ベルリン、シドニーなど世界各地で作品を発表し、数々の国際ビエンナーレと国際映画祭で注目を集めてきました。2011年のヴェネチア・ビエンナーレではシンガポール代表として参加し、本展にも出展する新作《未知なる雲》(2011-12年)を発表し話題になりました。

「ホーは美術史を含む歴史や伝承、物語にもとづく作品を通して、共有された記憶としての史実や現実にひそむ虚構性を明らかにします。表現方法は映像を中心に、インスタレーション、演劇、参加型プロジェクト、音楽家との即興コラボレーションまで多岐にわたります。最近では特に映像と音響の関係を探っており、日本初個展となる本展では、《未知なる雲》を新たに4チャンネル・ビデオ・サウンド・インスタレーションとして発表することで、観客に映像と音の相乗効果による物語空間の変化を体験してもらうことを目指します。また《ボヘミアン・ラプソディ・プロジェクト》(2006年)、《ニュートン》(2009年)の映像作品2点も展示します。

「詩的かつ演劇的な映像世界は、歴史や物語に含まれる教訓や哲学を提示しつつ、私たちにとって現実とは何かを考える機会を与えてくれるでしょう。」

Alternative title

MAM Projects | The Cloud of Unknowing | 未知なる雲

Access level

Onsite

Location code MON.HTN
Language

English, 

Japanese

Publication/Creation date

2012

No of pages

88

ISBN / ISSN

9784902819328

No of copies

2

Content type

artist monograph, 

catalogue

Chapter headings
Ho Tzu Nyen Interview - HO Tzu Nyen, 何子彥
The role of imagination in the narrative of history - Reiko TSUBAKI, 椿玲子
Upon on The Cloud of Unknowing - YAP Teckcheng June, 葉德晶
MAM Project 016: Ho Tzu Nyen
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