Asialink resident to perform at prestigious Tokyo museum
Agatha Gothe-Snape will present a month long performance program to accompany her solo exhibition at the Mori Art Museum, Toyko.
2017 Asialink Arts resident Agatha Gothe-Snape is the first Australian artist to be awarded a solo exhibition at the prestigious Mori Art Museum, Tokyo.
Located in a windowless room of the Mori Tower skyscraper- ironically famous for its panoramic views- the exhibition Oh Window creates alternate vistas through video, installation and a month long performance program.
Agatha Gothe-Snape’s playful and deeply site specific approach resonated with Haruko Kumakura, Assistant Curator of Mori Art Museum, who first approached the artist in 2015; “[Agatha’s] conceptual work is fun and humorous and will certainly engage visitors and the local artistic community alike.”
Oh Window is part of an ongoing series of experimental projects at the museum, which showcase prominent emerging talent from all over the world. Through this initiative the museum has so far presented 22 artists and artist groups, providing exhibiting artists with an important international platform for their work.
Agatha Gothe-Snape, who is based in NSW, states that
“It is an enormous privilege and honour to be invited to exhibit in this important context, and a huge opportunity for me to work at a large and ambitious scale for a primarily new Asian and international audience.”
During her Asialink Arts residency, Agatha will present a performance program that has been designed to complement the locale and content of her exhibition. The performances will be staged not only in the gallery itself, but in the surrounding district of Roppongi Hills during the month of May.
The artist says that in “Working with Tokyo-based collaborators, and closely with the Mori Art Museum and via Australian partnerships, Oh Window represents an enormous opportunity to connect with both Japanese and international audiences and offers a great chance to develop and extend relationships, both interpersonal and institutional, between Australia and Japan.”
The museum is visited annually by over a million people, with a steady growth in international audience attendance. Agatha’s solo exhibition at Mori Art Museum is an extraordinary opportunity to present the work of an Australian artist with a deeply collaborative and site specific approach.
Agatha Gothe-Snape’s performance series has been generously supported by the Australia-Japan Foundation through Asialink Arts’ 2017 Residency Program. The program provides an ongoing platform for creative exchange and professional development between Australia and the Asian region. To find out more visit our website.
Exhibition Dates: Saturday February 4 2017 - Sunday June 11 2017
Performance Period: May 2017
Where: Mori Art Museum, 53F Roppongi Hills Mori Tower, 6-10-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku,Tokyo, Japan
Curated by: Kumakura Haruko, Assistant Curator, Mori Art Museum
To find out more about the exhibition and exact performance dates please visit the Mori Museum Website