自作チケット

自作チケット

展覧会開催中の現代美術ギャラリーで自作のチケットにて観覧料を支払う。ギャラリースタッフに半券をもぎってもらい「1000円になります(1万円でも1億円でもいい)」と言ってもらい、当該金額を支払う。半券と観覧料はアーティストに届けられる。盲目的に演じている、もしくはミメーシスしている鑑賞者という役割を能動的な鑑賞行為によって揺さぶりをかける。絵画の前に座り込み模写を行う無邪気な子供のような行動にも見える。

[会場]AI KOWADA GALLERY 丹羽良徳 「時代の反対語が可能性」展

 

Home-made Ticket

At a contemporary art gallery where the admission free exhibition was ongoing, the visitors there I asked for the voluntary participation prepared their own home-made ticket to pay the admission fee. The price listed on the ticket could vary as they thought the exhibition was worth as 1,000 yen or 10,000 yen – or maybe 1 million yen, and they had the staff read that price for them before paying. And then, the gallery staff collected the stub with the fees that they labeled themselves on the ticket. The tickets collected and these admission fees were delivered to the artists.
By experiencing the transposition of the attitude of audiences who fell into mimesis or who mindlessly played their role into the active involvement of viewing, the whole process allowed to destabilize their role as an audience unconsciously ingrained in the their mindset.
These procedures posed the audiences that they appeared to be innocent children who sat down in front of the paintings while reproducing.

[site] AI KOWADA GALLERY by Yoshinori NIWA ‘Possibilities is the antonym of today’

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