NEWSText: Satsuki Miyanishi

《Rauschenberg’s Mantle Piece》2012, Courtesy Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin / the artist

From November 16, 2013 to February 2, 2014, the Contemporary Art Gallery, Art Tower Mito has invited London based artist Darren Almond for a large-scale solo exhibition.
The exhibition gathers diverse works (video installations, paintings, photographs and three-dimensional objects) made since 1999 and invites visitors to take part in a meditation on time and personal and historical memory.

Almond is interested in the mutual relationship between the scientific concept of time and its psychological perception. In his works he applies different media in an attempt to represent various scales of time and connect the viewer’s perception of real time to the abyss of time.

Travel and discovery are also important for his artistic practice. Visiting ancient relics, post-industrialized cities and wild nature sites across the globe, Almond has recalled the history of human agency and its dignity in civilization.

Darren Almond Second Thoughts
Date: Nov 16th, 2013 – February 2nd, 2014
Opening hours: 9:30 – 18:00 (no admittance after 17:30)
Closed on Monday and New Year holidays (Tuesday if Monday is a national holiday)
Place: Contemporary Art Gallery, Art Tower Mito
Address: 1-6-8 Goken-cho, Mito-shi, Ibaraki-ken

Text: Satsuki Miyanishi

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