MAM Collection 012: SAMSON YOUNG

Curated by: Kondo Kenichi (Senior Curator, Mori Art Museum)

This edition of MAM Collection will present a sound and video installation by Samson Young, where an orchestra is shown performing a symphony, yet with the sound of the instruments "muted" by such methods as taping up the strings. Instead, it presents another dynamic of only the rustling noises made by body movements not usually audible. This indeed reminds us that there may be some other truths behind what we see and hear.


Curated by: Kondo Kenichi (Senior Curator, Mori Art Museum)

Mounira Al Solh offers an affectionately humorous take on society's trivial events, trifling stories, and episodes peculiar to the day-to-day lives of women. Key to her documentary-style video works, with their occasionally interweaving of fiction and fantasy, are the "narratives" of the characters.


Curated by: Tokuyama Hirokazu (Associate Curator, Mori Art Museum)

Taking her cue from the contrast between pop culture and traditional Korean shamanism, Si On* has employed a diverse range of media to create works dealing with the social challenges of today including gender issues, economic disparities, and mass consumerism. This exhibition presents installations, primarily sculptural pieces, that she has been working on in Poland where she is currently based.
* Si On, formerly known as Hyon Gyon, renamed herself in 2019.