October 19, 2012 – Japan’s leading electronic composer and visual artist is in Montréal—rather, his artwork is—for our listening and viewing pleasure. Ryoji Ikeda’s first survey exhibition in North America is being shown at the DHC/ART Foundation for Contemporary Art in Old Montréal, now through November 18, 2012.
Born in 1966 in Gifu, Japan, internationally acclaimed artist Ryoji Ikeda now lives and works in Paris. Using mathematical methods to create original, contemporary art, he explores the depth of sound, time and space. His artworks, installations and performances combine to create sine waves, sound pulses, pixels of light and numerical data.
The exhibition spreads across two spaces of the DHC. In the main space lies Systematics, a collection of framed works, light boxes, sculptural works, and works on paper. In the Satellite space, visitors will discover audiovisual projects from his Datamatics series.
Ryoji Ikeda has performed and exhibited worldwide, including the Tate Modern in London and at MIT in Boston, as well as at many electronic music festivals. The exhibition is supported by the Japan Foundation and was presented within the scope of the first International Digital Arts Biennal (BIAN 2012), which took place in Montréal from April 18 to June 13, 2012.
Create your own artwork! The DCH/ART invites its visitors to create a project with paper, cardboard and black markers that reflect the themes of the exhibition. Best of all, admission to the exhibition and DHC/ART is free, so come and expand your vision of art!