Of the Human Condition, Hope and Despaire at the End of the Centry

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Exhibition Planning, Curation & Coordination

This exhibition expanded throughout the Spiral Building, with work by 33 artists or artist groups from both Japan and elsewhere displayed from the basement to the sixth floor and even inside the elevators and in the back yard, transforming the building itself into a giant medium. The exhibition sought to bring art into everyday life and create opportunities for encounters with art even for those who visited the building without intending to attend an exhibition. It also aimed to have art provide attendees with opportunities to reflect upon the many problems of modern society and to prompt reconsideration of the state of the world and the true essence of humanity. 【Artists】 Alghiero Boetti, DUMB TYPE, Mathew Barney, Noboru Tsubaki, Bill Viola, Llyn Foulkes, Gilbert & George, Nobuyoshi Araki, Yukinori Yanagi, ED & Nancy Kienholz, and others, in total 33. 【Basic information】 Period: 1994.2.1 - 1994.2.20 Venue: Spiral (Tokyo) Organized by: The ART LIFE 21 Executive Committee With the Support of: Japan-United States Friendship Commission, AFAA, International Cultural Relations Programme of External Affairs and International Trade Canada, The Canada Council With the Cooperation of: Embassy of United States of America in Japan, Embassy of Canada in Japan, Embassy of France in Japan, The British Council in Japan With the assistance of: CANNON INC. KODAK VINS LTD. SHARPE Corporation, Sony Corporation Curator: Fumio Nanjo Associates Curator: Dana Friis-Hansen Planned & Produced by: Spiral, Wacoal Art Center Tour: 1994.4.9 - 1994.5.29 Ashiya City Museum of Art and History (Ashiya)