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Jim Lambie made remarkable optical spaces that seem to occupy a different dimension than ordinary reality using images and objects taken from everyday life. Kiyomichi Shibuya created fantasy environments in peaceful spaces pervaded by a refined sensibility. Ernesto Neto’s art of sinuous forms and organic materials liberated the viewer’s senses. The dynamic installations of these three artists completely transformed the exhibition spaces of Tokyo Opera City Gallery into art. As soon as visitors entered the space, they found themselves literally inside the work and naturally became engaged in a dialogue with the art. The title, “Melting Point,” referred to the temperature at which a solid melts and turns to liquid but also to the moment when solid and liquid coexist. It was a point where two entirely different things can exist at the same place and the same time. The installations made for this exhibition were sure to have a strong effect on the senses of the spectator, becoming engraved in memory as a result of direct physical experience. 【Artists】 Jim Lambie, Ernesto Neto, Kiyomichi Shibuya 【Basic information】 Date: July 21 – October 14, 2007 Venue: Tokyo Operacity Art Gallery Organized by: Tokyo Operacity Cultural Foundation Sponsored by:Nippon Life Insurance Company Supported by: Sogo Bussan Co.,Ltd, Virgin Atlantic Airways Ltd. Grants from: The Japan Foundation, THE MITSUBISHI UFJ TRUST CULTURAL FOUNDATION, Embassy of Brazil, British Council, The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation Curated by: Hiromi Kitazawa (NANJO and ASSOCIATES) Web site: Tokyo Operacity Art Gallery