Art Of The Day Weekly
#497 - from 11 January 2018 to 17 January 2018
Dumb Type, Japanese provocations
METZ – All of France will be the stage for the Japanese Season (La Saison japonaise), to start in the spring, in celebration of the 160 years of diplomatic relations between the two countries. The pre-opening is marked by the presentation of five provocative installations by Dumb Type, founded in 1984 by art students in Kyoto. The group criticized new technologies in information, light, and sound, but used them massively. They lost their leading figure, Teiji Furuhashi, when he died in 1995 from AIDS, but they continue to create as a group.
• Dumb Type at the Centre Pompidou, from 20 January to 14 May 2018.