October 4 - January 5, 2020
A solo exhibition featuring work by Tsuyoshi Anzai.
“What is health? Health is undoubtedly one of the prime values of our lives. The word “health” comes from Old English “hal” which means “wholeness.” Then “health” is “complete and total condition” in the English foundational meaning…In 2007 and 2009, I was given a surgery to enucleate a brain tumor. A side effect following the operations was epilepsy. In some cases, epilepsy is categorized as a mental disability in the Japanese system, subject to social security. I was shocked to learn of my classification as disabled. So, I have to stay alive as an “imperfect” being until the end of my life. I’ve become unable to be sure what the difference is between able and disable, healthy and unhealthy, unbroken and broken. I examine those distinctions based on the traditional concept of Descartes’s Body as Machine through my kinetic sculptures, personal medical documentations.”–Tsuyoshi Anzai
Please note the workshop for October 5th, 2019 requires registration. See here for more information.
Opening: October 4, 2019 | 6–9 pm
Workshop: October 5, 2019 | 1–3 pm
Workshop: Tsuyoshi Anzai's Untitled Machine Work
Curator Talk: December 12, 2019 | 4–5 pm
BSC’s Curator and Exhibitions Manager Jacqueline Saragoza McGilvray leads a walkthrough of Tsuyoshi Anzai's work in Healthy Machines.
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