Taka Iimura, MA:Space/Time in the Garden of Ryoanji (1989)
October 1-30, 2016
Shofuso Japanese House and Garden
Horticultural and Lansdowne Drives
Philadelphia, PA 19131
Reception, Artist Talk, and Screening:
Thursday, October 6, 2016, 4-7pm
*Please note: The reception is free and open to those interested. Please reserve your entry by registering here.
Collaborative Cataloging Japan (CCJ) partners with the Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia (JASGP) to present a month-long exhibition of MA:Space/Time in the Garden of Ryoanji, by Takahiko Iimura. Contemplating Henri Bergson’s temporal concept durée, artist Takahiko Iimura (b. 1937) explores time by capturing the intervals between the rocks in the garden of Ryoanji Temple. MA:Space/Time in the Garden of Ryoanji was made in 1989, in collaboration with architect Arata Isozaki (text) and composer Takehisa Kosugi (sound). The installation is complimented by the Japanese garden and the mid-century house designed by Junzo Yoshimura in 1953 for an exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art.
The short film runs 16 minutes, and will be exhibited on a constant loop on site at Shofuso Japanese House and Garden from October 1st through 30th. The artist Taka Iimura will join the screening and reception event on Thursday, October 6th from 4-7pm at Shofuso as part of the JASGP Members Only Night.* The film will be screened from 4-6:45pm. The artist Taka Iimura will be joined by special guest Peter D’Agostino for a discussion from 6-6:30pm.
*Image courtesy of artist
This program is made possible in part by the generous support from the Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission.