We just had a guest who had visited L’Institut Franco-Japonais de Tokyo earlier today, making this the perfect time to introduce “No Window No Cry,” the artwork one part of which is shown at the institute concurrently with the gallery exhibition.
In this piece, a pair of music boxes shown in two remote sites(L’Institut Franco-Japonais and the Kaikai Kiki gallery) echo each other beyond time and space. Through the window glass of one lecture room at the institute, you will see the sunbathed trees on the terrace during the day, or at dusk, the dim lights coming through the windows of the nearby office buildings – a whole different vision from the one you are offered at the gallery. I imagine everyone has had that experience where they listened to a same song played in different surroundings evoking different feelings. Please do not miss this opportunity and visit the institute to enjoy another experience Anri Sala offers with this piece.
※It is recommended that you call the institute before visiting.