“Why Yves Klein now? -Considering the Immateriality in the Post-Internet Era”
Yves Klein, Anthropometry (ANT66), 1960,
water medium on paper on canvas, 157 × 311 cm,
Iwaki City Art Museum
- Period :
- 2022.10.1 (Sat.)
- Theater 21/ 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa
- 120 (approx.) (Advanced reservation is needed)
This exhibition, "The Timeless Imagination of Yves Klein: Uncertainty and the Immateriality," was conceived in collaboration with Emma Lavigne, CEO of the Pinault Collection, and Yuko Hasegawa, director of the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa. It was inspired by the 2020 exhibition "LE CIEL COMME ATELIER: Yves Klein et ses contemporains" [The Sky as a Studio: Yves Klein and his contemporaries] organized by Emma Lavigne, the director of the Centre Pompidou-Metz at the time. In this occasion, Emma Lavigne and Yuko Hasegawa will give a talk.
The exhibition, which explores immateriality in art, features not only the work of Yves Klein, but also that of contemporary artists, and in this way serves as a bridge between the past and the present. This talk session will consider the influence of Yves Klein's imagination, which has not faded even 60 years after his death, on contemporary artists living in the post-Internet era.
Yves Klein was also greatly influenced by Japanese culture. Having earned a black belt in judo at Kodokan Institute while he stayed in Japan, he has created a series of performative works inspired by the spirituality of judo. This talk session will also introduce the relationship between Yves Klein and Japan.
Speakers: Emma Lavigne (Co-curator of the exhibition, CEO, Pinault Collection) and Yuko Hasegawa (Director, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa)
Language: Japanese/English (consecutive interpretation)
Emma Lavigne (Co-curator of the exhibition, CEO, Pinault Collection)
Yuko Hasegawa (Director, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa)