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Friday, Nov. 25, 2011

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A still from Anri Sala's "Answer Me" (2008) (C) ANRI SALA 2011; COURTESY OF THE ARTIST,MARIAN GOODMAN GALLERY, NEW YORK; HAUSER & WIRTH; JOHNEN/SCHOTTLE, BERLIN, COLOGNE, MUNICH; GALERIE CHANTAL CROUSEL, PARIS

OSAKA

"Anri Sala"

THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF ART, OSAKA


By TOMOKO HORI
Staff writer

Albanian-born and Berlin-based Anri Sala (b. 1974) is a leading artist in film, video and photography who has showcased his work at various international exhibitions, including the 2001 Yokohama Triennale and the 1999 and 2003 Venice Biennale. He has also held a number of solo exhibitions and been featured in group shows at museums worldwide, including at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Pompidou Centre in Paris. Some of Sala's early video works were inspired by his experiences in Albania, a former Communist country.

This show at the National Museum of Art, Osaka, is Sala's first solo exhibition in Japan, and in it he is presenting his recent works on the relationship between sound and space in a display organized by himself; till Dec. 11.

The National Museum of Art; (06) 6447-4680; 4-2-55 Nakanoshima, Kita-ku, Osaka; 5-min. walk from Watanabebashi Station (Exit 2), Nakanoshima Line. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Fri. till 7 p.m.) ¥420. Closed Mon.; open holidays and closed the following day. www.nmao.go.jp.

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