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Open Space 2011

October 22, 2011–March 8, 2012


Open Space includes a gallery, a mini-theater, and ICC video archive "HIVE." Since its inauguration in 2006, the space has been open to the public free of charge, presenting new exhibitions annually.
In addition to exhibiting media art by prominent local and overseas artists and newcomers—and other ongoing projects—the space incorporates a themed exhibit area in which the changing relationship between media, arts and society is documented. By displaying artist’s works and also providing explanations of their social, cultural, and ideological background through artist interviews and other material, the Open Space aims to introduce the bond between "media technology and artistic culture" in a simple and easy-to-understand way, constituting a pillar of ICC activities. It also serves as a place where the possibility of a new communication culture based on artistic expression using advanced technology can be demonstrated.

Date: October 22, 2011–March 8, 2012
Venue: NTT InterCommunication Center [ICC]
Hours: 11:00 am–6:00 pm
Closed: Mondays (If Monday is a holiday, then Tuesday), The year–end and New Year Holidays (December 26 to January 4), Maintenance day (February 12)
Admission Free

Organizer: NTT InterCommunication Center [ICC]


Themed exhibition: The 50 years of Arts & communication Technology

Marshall McLUHAN, who would have turned 100 this year, noted "telegraph" as the first technology externalizing the central nerve system. "With the telegraph Western man began a process of putting his nerves outside his body," he said. This statement of decades ago now aptly applies to the present world of global networking.
This themed exhibition is comprised of documents, illustrations, video artWorks and interviews collected by ICC, and presents historical relationships between media technology and society, including media art that has existed as an interface.



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