Feb 10th, 2018 - May 20th
Rafaël Rozendaal is a visual artist who uses the internet as his canvas. Widely known for his application of modern technology, to date he has created 110* programmed animations that can be fun, colorful, beautiful, and even contemplative at times. He puts these animations on his websites, which attract more than 50 million visits every year. At a time when the internet connects the entire world, his artwork is available to access at any time. GENEROSITY, the title of this exhibition, is a play on words that expresses the essence of Rozendaal’s work, which is made freely available to everyone everywhere.
In recent years, Rozendaal has made departures from internet art to create two-dimensional works such as textiles and lenticulars as well as semi-three-dimensional works that play with shadow. He has also taken his website art out of the computer screen and into the exhibition space. Even more interesting is his creation of English haiku. These examples all show Roosendaal expressing his ideas in various times, places and forms.
The Towada Art Center provides another dimension to his creative vision through this art exhibition. GENEROSITY is Rozendaal’s first solo exhibition at a public art institution and represents the rich variety of Rozendaal’s work through large-scale animations, tapestries, English haiku, and interactive programs.
*As of November 2017
9:00-17:00 (admission until 30 minutes before closing)
Mondays (except for National Holidays on Monday, in which case the Center is open on the holiday and closed the following Tuesday instead. Open Tuesday, May 1.)
Exhibition + Permanent Collection: 1,000 yen
Exhibition only: 600 yen
100 yen/ticket discount for groups of 20 or more
High school students and younger: Free
Towada Art Center
Financial Support from
Mondriaan Fund, The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Tokyo
In Cooperation with
Takuro Someya Contemporary Art
Nakagawa Chemical Co., Ltd
The Yebisu International Festival for Art & Alternative Visions
Special Support From
The Chain Museum
The To-o Nippo Press, The Daily-Tohoku Shimbun Inc., Aomori Broadcasting Cooperation, Aomori Television Broadcasting Co., Ltd., Asahi Broadcasting Aomori Co., Ltd., & Towada City Board of Education
We are currently preparing for our next project.
The Mondriaan Fund is the public fund for visual art and cultural heritage. All grant opportunities and activities are clustered in seven platforms, ranging from talent development to international presentations.