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Dumb Type “LOVE/SEX/DEATH/MONEY/LIFE”, 2018 © Dumb Type, Courtesy of Centre Pompidou-Metz, Photo: Jacqueline Trichard

The Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo will feature solo exhibition “Actions + Reflections” by leading Japanese media artist collective Dumb Type.


Founded in Kyoto in 1984 by students of Kyoto City University of Arts, Dumb Type is a multi-media performance artist group centered on Teiji Furuhashi (1960–1995) which garnered attention for its highly inventive, non-hierarchic pieces which develop as collaborations between members and veterans like Shiro Takatani or Ryoji Ikeda who each pursued their own individual artistic style.

The exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo constitutes an upgraded version of the critically acclaimed Dumb Type solo exhibition at the Centre Pompidou-Metz (2018), featuring additional new works and access to the Dumb Type performance archives. Coinciding with the 35th anniversary of Dumb Type’s foundation, this exhibition provides an invaluable opportunity for audiences in Japan to experience six of the group’s large-sale installations as part of a show.

Dumb Type | Actions + Reflections
Date: 16th November, 2019 – 16th February, 2020
Open: 10:00 – 18:00 (Closed on Monday)
Admission: Adult 1,400 yen, Students, Over 65 1,000yen
Place: Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo
Organized by Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo / Nikkei Inc.
Cooperated with Dumb Type Office Ltd. / The National Museum of Art, Osaka

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