Takahiko Iimura: Between The Frames
March 19 – April 11, 2011
4 Charles Place, Brooklyn NY 11221
Opening Reception Saturday March 19, 18-21h
with live 16mm projection performance of the ever-changing “Circle and a Square”
Microscope Gallery is honored to present the first Brooklyn solo exhibition of the film and video pioneer Takahiko Iimura. Between The Frames is a comprehensive exhibition featuring works made from 1975 to the present, many of which are constantly evolving. The new suspended installation “400 frames” uses ink drawings from 1975. A new print series “MA: The Stones Have Moved” are made from digital drawings related to his 2004 animated video of a Zen garden in Kyoto of the same title. Also on display: Iimura’s famous 1993 “funny faces” silkscreens and video game installation based on Derridda’s “Differance” dealing with physicality of language “AIUEONN Six Features“, never-before-seen sculptures made from 16mm film loop and more.
Iimura has been working with the moving image on film since the 60s and video since the early 70s. After moving to New York in the late 60s became involved with the avant garde scene along side Yoko Ono and Nam Jun Paik and is recognized as one of the most important Japanese artists today. His work is shown widely with numerous solo shows including MoMA, the Whitney Museum, the National Gallery Jeu de Paume, Paris, Reina Sofia National Museum, Madrid, and the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo. Iimura currently lives and works in Tokyo and NYC.
“His [Iimura’s] Japanese origins contributed decisively to his uncompromising explorations of cinema’s minimalist and conceptual possibilities. He has explored this direction of cinema in greater depth than anyone else. To review all of Iimura’s work…is an important occasion for all who are concerned with the development and pleasure of cinema as an art.” — Jonas Mekas