“Glitches in Love: A New Formula” will introduce 12 artists from Japan, England, China, Ireland, and Slovenia under the theme of a “New formula of Love”.
We are surrounded by countless forms of love today. When these loves take on new shapes in modern society, will they be embraced or treated as a glitch? In our modern society, those loves and lovers that problematize the inflexible geometries of love can be styled glitches; bugs in the system that society attempts to quash. We welcome those previously scorned by the rigidity of defined love, and radiate love universally. We will look at “glitches” in love that have been neglected by definition, such as queer and other forms of love related to gender identity, self-love, and virtual love, and consider “new formulas” for love in all worlds, including the virtual world as well as the physical world. By focusing on topics that have been placed outside the existing framework of love, and by comprehensively examining these topics, we will explore the challenges and possibilities for the perception of a new formula of love through a global perspective.

“Glitches in Love: A New Formula”
Period: March 24 (Fri) – April 09 (Sun), 2023 *Closed on Mondays
Hours: 10:00-17:00 ※Last admission 16:30
Admission: Free ※No reservation needed
Venue Chinretsukan Gallery, Tokyo University of the Arts
Address: 12-8 Ueno Park, Taito-ku, Tokyo, 〒110-8714, Japan

Artists: David O’Reilly / Ed Fornieles / Fei Chen / Graham Martin / Lina Uchida / Kazuma Yamamoto / Nanae Uehara, Takaki Yanagihara / Naoko Serino / Špela Petrič / Tomihiro Kono / Zhiyu Wang / Zzy
Curators: Alice Sugiyama / Haozhe Wang / Yuheng Wu / Finn Ryan / Lucy Fleming-Brown / Mengke Guo / Soshi Maeda / Wei Xu
Supporters: Cleo Verstrepen / Gamze Baktir / Ghada Hadil BenFredj / Katrin Bjorg Gunnarsdottir
Supervised by: Yuko Hasegawa (Professor, Graduate School of Global Arts, Tokyo University of the Arts; Director, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa)

Main Visual: shiiin.u
Design: Hongqiao Li
In cooperation with: Galerie Supermarkt
Organized by: Graduate SccTokyo University of the Arts
Co-organized by: Culture Vision Japan Foundation Inc.
Supported by: Geidai Friends