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Ryoji Ikeda’s Sound & Light Exhibit Is a Giant Subterranean Trip

Ryoji Ikeda’s Sound & Light Exhibit Is a Giant Subterranean Trip

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London is about to get the largest exhibition of works by the audio-visual legend Ryoji Ikeda ever to be shown in Europe. The Vinyl Factory, Fact, and Audemars Piguet Contemporary will present the staggering new exhibit at the vast 180 Studios from 20 May until 1 August 2021.

The space, which has been specifically adapted for the solo show, will feature world premieres of several never-before-seen works and will invite viewers to immerse themselves in Ikeda’s dynamic digital universe. Following five years of collaboration between Ikeda and The Vinyl Factory, the venture will present twelve large-scale, multi-media works of which six are world premieres.

Ikeda said: “The entire exhibition is based very much on physical experience, not only intellectual content. It begins with works that give intense, very simple experiences, and then the works get more complicated, like the data-oriented digital projections such as data-verse.”

According to the curators, “the exhibition will take viewers on a sensory journey of 180 Studios’ labyrinth-like spaces which seem to defy the building’s scale. The exhibition will show how Ikeda has transformed the way we experience art and pioneered a global movement with immersive works that push our senses to new sonic and visual extremes, challenging our understanding of the universe and our place within it.“

RYOJI IKEDA will be on view from 20 May until 1 August 2021, at 180 Studios, 180 The Strand, London. Entry via pre-booked tickets only.

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