In commemoration of its 15th anniversary, the museum will hold a solo exhibition of contemporary artist, Tamura Satoru. Tamura Satoru has been creating mainly tridimensional artworks that move by electricity, under the theme of thoroughly stripping any meanings or purposes off his works. This exhibition will present one of his masterpieces, “Spinning Crocodiles,” which is a series of works, newly constructed as a large-scale installation.
For this very exhibition, utilizing the wide space of the National Art Center, Tokyo, Tamura designed Spin Crocodile Garden, a large-scale installation where 1,100 crocodiles, in varying sizes, spin along with a newly constructed 12-meter-long giant crocodile at the center. It is a garden where lots of colorful sculptures of crocodiles made of urethane, Styrofoam, and paper clay literally keep spinning through the use of electricity and motors. How are you going to feel when you enter the garden and wander around?
Tamura’s works, full of humor, will shake our established sense of values and make us think about the question, “What is art?” This exhibition will be enjoyed by children and adults alike as they experience the artist’s free and rich imagination.