2011111111111s (pronounced “two thousand elevens”) is a collaborative art and research project by Berlin-based Mirak Jamal (CA/IR) and Nine Yamamoto-Masson (FR/JP).
Inspired by the high turnover rate of seminal events of the year 2011, the exhibition presents physical and medial artworks that are the result of a collaborative process between each artist and the two organisers. Lending light on fragments most striking or personal to each artist, the works in the space focus, reflect, or are inspired by the events of 2011, from the micro-scale to the to mega-scale. Artworks here then help register and counter the lifespan of topics as consumed and portrayed through the media.
With works by:
Mirak Jamal & Nine Yamamoto-Masson
Shunsuke François Nanjo
Tibi Tibi Neuspiel
Pop-up café (Iwama Asako, Morita Yoshiko, Ohba Seji, Yamashiro Yayoi)
Tokyo Wonder Site Hongo
2-4-16 Hongo, Bunkyou-ku, Tokyo 113-0033
In conjunction with the exhibition, Goethe Institut Tokyo will host a panel discussion on December 11th, in which the two artist-curators will discuss the ontology of the project and open its genesis and context to the panel and the audience. Points of interest will be the question of how to delegate an event; how art can participate in a debate about major geopolitical shifts; how art acts as a vector to connect local contexts to a global scale; how an artwork calls the recent past to our present and projects into the future.
7-5-56 Akasaka, Minato-ku
Tokyo 107- 0052
Mirak Jamal is an artist born in Tehran, Iran. After the revolution of 1979, he and his family moved to the former Soviet Union, Germany, the U.S., and most recently Canada, where he gained his citizenship in 2008. Not bound to any one medium, his work echoes a process between autobiographical anecdotes and collective historiographies. He currently resides in Berlin from where he has exhibited in New York, Istanbul, Toronto, Berlin, Tokyo, Marrakech, and on.
Nine Yamamoto-Masson is a French-Japanese curator, artist and researcher currently based in Berlin. She is a PhD candidate in Media Studies and Critical Theory at the Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis. Prior to that she studied and worked in Paris, Tokyo, London and New York. In research and practice, her work lingers on the fault lines of modern experience as it examines theoretical constructions, embodied knowledges and hauntologies of space and place, physical and virtual.