Min Tanaka. Photo: ®Madada Inc / Akemi Shiraha

Performance: a • form

9 September 2017

The new National Museum, roof terrace
The performance is sold out.

Four world-renowned Japanese artists perform together for the first time in a live performance on the roof terrace of the new National Museum.

Fujiko Nakaya (born 1933) has shown his fog and cloud sculptures at major museums and art events around the world. In this event, Nakaya will present a fog sculpture on the roof terrace of the unfinished structure of the new National Museum – with views towards Oslo City Hall, the harbour and the fjord.

Ryuichi Sakamoto (born 1952) will create an atmospheric synthesizer soundscape for Nakaya’s fog sculpture. Sakamoto came to prominence in the late 70s as part of the Yellow Magic Orchestra, before embarking on an international solo career. His electro and techno music has been influential around the world.

Min Tanaka (born 1945) is a dancer whose unique “hyper-dance” brings mind and body together in perfect unity. His performances are often improvisations in response to specific spaces or music. Tanaka has collaborated with many prominent composers, writers and artists, including Karel Appel and Richard Serra.

The lighting is designed by artist Shiro Takatani.

NB: Waterproof footwear required/necessary! Due to the roof cover, high heels/stiletto heels are prohibited.

The performance is part of a broader programme with Japanese artists in Oslo. The programme also includes an exhibition of photographs by Fujiko Nakaya’s father, Ukichiro Nakaya, which opens at Oslo kunstforening on 26 August. Click here for more about the exhibition.

The project was initiated by Oslo kunstforening and developed in collaboration with the Ultima Festival, Statsbygg, the National Museum, Dansens Hus and Ekebergparken. The project is curated by artistic director of Oslo kunstforening, Marianne Hultman. It is also part of the Oslo Kunstløype initiative, a city development project to promote the contemporary art institutions between Ekeberg and Tjuvholmen.

The doors open at 19:00. The performance begins at. 20:00.


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