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Anonymous Life

November 17, 2012–March 3, 2013


Anonymous: Not identified by name; of unknown name. The term is composed of the Greek word onyma (name) and the prefix an- (without), to mean "without a name." Each work in this exhibition, however, does have a name (title), so this is not a show of "anonymous" works. What does the title refer to then?
For example, specialists in one particular field of robot engineering, encouraged by technological developments, are aiming to create "mechanical life." However, most results of their efforts are different from the ideal androids we have been dreaming up in the realm of science, and should perhaps rather be referred to as "unnameable." Rapidly progressing biotechnology, cloning and other reproductive medical technologies as typified by gene manipulation have made new, as yet unlabeled forms of "life" a reality before we even had a chance to understand their essence.
Inspired by such nameless life-forms; such creatures that don't reveal their real names; in short, such "anonymous life," this exhibition introduces works that question the supposedly self-evident meaning of "life" as separating man from machine, while discussing issues of sexuality and identity that the advancement of technology has cast in a whole new light, and other instances of fluctuating and transgressing all sorts of boundaries our society is riddled with.

Date: November 17, 2012–March 3, 2013
Venue: NTT InterCommunication Center [ICC] Gallery A
Hours: 11:00am–6:00pm (Admission until 30 minutes before closing)
Closed: Mondays (If Monday is a holiday, then Tuesday), The year-end and New Year Holidays (December 28 to January 4), Maintenance day (February 10)
Adults / University students 500Yen (400Yen), Admission free for High school students and younger
*Rates shown in parentheses are for groups of more than 14 persons.
*During the exhibition, you can be admitted twice per one ticket. At second admission, please show your ticket you purchased for first admission at reception.
*Admission free for disabled persons (proof-required) and their attendants, persons 65 years and older.

Organizer: NTT InterCommunication Center [ICC]
In cooperation with the 16th Japan Media Arts Festival



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Discount with the exhibition held at Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery
If you show ticket stub of the following exhibition that will be held in the same period at Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery at 3F Tokyo Opera City, we offer discount to admission fee. Also, you can be admitted at discount if you show ticket stub of the exhibition "Anonymous Life."

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