In 2013 and 2014, the Spain–Japan Dual Year is being held
to coincide with the fourth centenary of the“Keicho Mission”
which left the region of Sendai in 1613 and reached Spain a year later.
In celebration of this event and in collaboration with the architect Toyo Ito, Grin Grin Park,
Island City, in Fukuoka, will host the proposed exhibition entitled MU.
This term is a reference to a blank sheet of paper, an attitude of openness
without preconceived ideas nor prejudices and is a tribute to Japan and its people.
The MU exhibition comprises of eight sculptures
which were designed in pairs and where one piece
complements another generating actions and reactions,
tensions, spaces and weaving spatial poetry
where there is dialogue similar to ying and yang.
Recently awarded the Pritzker Prize, the master Toyo Ito
carried out an experimental project at Grin Grin Park which is comprised
of a functional park surrounding a circular pond with a vantage point
overlooked by a gently curved greenhouse.
The sculptures form part of the open spaces between the pool and the greenhouse and provoke a path further to the existing ones which is simultaneously in dialogue with the edifice.
The seventh of the sculptures is located at the Embassy of Spain in Tokyo.
The sculpture which closes the exhibition is conceptually distinct
from the other seven and is entitled “DUAL YEAR”.
The video is a way to see the sculptures from a viewpoint that is not possible in the exhibition,
closer to the spirit of the artist when conceived these pieces.
Sculptures that want to be more than motionless couples looking in each other forever.
Sculptures that want to dance.
Music is "pure white" from the original soundtrack of the Takeshi Kitano film "Dolls"
by one of the greatest composers of all time, Joe Hisahishi.