Participating Artists

November 3(Wed.)
President's autograph session

December 6(Mon.)
Lunch time concert

December 24(Fri.)
Christmas event

Talk event

November 6(Sat.)
November 20(Sat.)
November 23(Tue.)
December 4(Sat.)
December 11(Sat.)
December 12(Sun.)
December 18(Sat.)
"Let's make chihuahua pipe!"

December 12(Sun.) 1:00pm
December 12(Sun.) 4:00pm
December 19(Sun.) 1:00pm
December 19(Sun.) 4:00pm

November 3(Wednesday) - December 26(Sunday), 2004 Gallery A, B, 5F Lobby, Entrance Lobby


Maywa Denki is an art unit formed in 1993 by two brothers, Masamichi and Nobumichi Tosa, who appointed themselves "president" and "vice president," respectively. Since then they have engaged in activities that go beyond the conventional framework of art, describing their works as "products," calling their live performances "product demonstrations," appearing on TV and in the mass media, and producing commercial products. In 2001 the younger brother Nobumichi became president. In 2003 Maywa Denki won the Award of Distinction in the Interactive Art category of the Prix Ars Electronica and received high praise for its first overseas live performance in Paris.

This exhibition, "The Nonsense Machines," can be described as a compilation of Maywa Denki's activities over the past 11 years. In addition to the previous NAKI series and TSUKUBA series, it features the new EDELWEISS series, to give an even clearer idea of Maywa Denki's outlook on the world. The exhibition brings together their various unique nonsense machines in one exhibition space, and also presents their concepts, such as "Life with Maywa Denki," and strategies, giving a complete overview of Maywa Denki from its formation to the present.