Exhibitions at Le Forum in 2021

2021
Tam Ochiai
Installation view, "Tapetum Lucidum", 2021, Le Forum, Tokyo © Nacása & Partners Inc. / Courtesy of Fondation d'entreprise Hermès
Tam Ochiai
Installation view, "Tapetum Lucidum", 2021, Le Forum, Tokyo © Nacása & Partners Inc. / Courtesy of Fondation d'entreprise Hermès
Tam Ochiai
Installation view, "Tapetum Lucidum", 2021, Le Forum, Tokyo © Nacása & Partners Inc. / Courtesy of Fondation d'entreprise Hermès
In the heart of Tokyo, Le Forum is a light-filled exhibition space dedicated to contemporary art, housed in a building designed by Renzo Piano. In 2021, under the directorship of Reiko Setsuda, the iconic space welcomes three hybrid perspectives from the international scene, beginning with a retrospective exhibition dedicated to artist Tam Ochiai

In science, the tapetum lucidum is the layer of reflective tissue located behind the retina that causes the eyes of certain animals to glow at night. Tam Ochiai borrows this term for the title of his exhibition, which brings together humorous and lively works that absorb the things that often escape us, only to reflect them back even more brightly. Drawn from different series created over the past twenty-five years, the paintings, sculptures, photographs and videos gathered together at Le Forum offer a fascinating retrospective look at the work of Ochiai, who was born in Japan in 1967 and has lived in New York since 1990. None of the pieces in the exhibition are stand-alone works; each one functions, instead, as a fragment of a broader, unsettled narrative. Committed to revealing hidden meanings and unexpected relationships through his art, Ochiai tirelessly explores a protean world rich in poetic associations and complex echoes.

Disciplines
Visual arts
Lieu
LE FORUM
Tokyo
Japan
Le Forum is a light-filled exhibition space dedicated to contemporary art, housed in a building designed by Renzo Piano.
In 2021, Le Forum welcomes three hybrid perspectives from the international scene.
Tam Ochiai explores a protean world rich in poetic associations and complex echoes.

Informations

Exhibition dates
  • Tam Ochiai, "Tapetum Lucidum", from 21/01/2021 to 11/04/2021
Practical information

Ginza Maison Hermès “Le Forum” 
8F 5-4-1 Ginza Chuo-ku 
104-0061 Tokyo 
Japan

Open daily 
Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. (Last admission 7:30 p.m.) 
Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. (Last admission 6:30 p.m.) 

Contact: +81(0)3-3569-3300 

Free Admission

Curator

Reiko Setsuda

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