Noriko Yamaguchi “Plaque”

Date: February 7 – March 8, 2015
Venue: MEM map
open hours:12:00-20:00
closed on Mondays [Tue. if the Mon. is a public holiday]
tel. +81-(0)3-6459-3205
【Opening reception】Feb. 7th, 18:00〜20:00
【Talk】Feb. 28th

*This exhibition will be held as one of the Partnership Programs of Yebisu International Festival for Art & Alternative Visions.

The second the traffic lights turn green, a surge of people rush into the intersection.
As I merge into the crowd, I feel that I might disappear into the sea of people.
This was the initial sensation that gave me a sense of being human.
I felt that I was somehow different from everyone else.
This made me fearful.
Why do we perceive “being different” as something so hard to accept?
The innumerable answers to this question lie in many books.
I can understand what each is trying to postulate, yet I still desire to be cherished and appreciated.
We often hesitate to express our joy that emanates from our sense of fulfillment.
Yet I have no confidence whatsoever in maintaining an expressionless façade.
I’m waiting, this time unflinching, with the premonition of once again being thrown into the wastelands of fate.
(Noriko Yamaguchi)

【Noriko Yamaguchi Performance event】
Date: March 1st (Sat.)
①13:45〜14:45 Lounge Talk
②17:30〜 Live Session
Venue: The Garden Hall
(Yebisu Garden Place, 1-13-2 Mita, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 153-0062)