‘Game Boy Tetris: Rutherford Chang’



Staff Writer

Feb. 22-April 3

A year after his sensational “We Buy White Albums” exhibition, which involved a display of more than 1,000 copies of The Beatles’ 10th album “The Beatles,” New York-based artist Rutherford Chang is back with yet another obsessively repetitive work.

Proving itself as a small space with big ambitions, the shipping container-sized The Container in Tokyo’s Nakameguro neighborhood is exhibiting 1,764 videos of Chang playing the video game classic “Tetris” on a Game Boy.

This is a documentation of Chang’s efforts to achieve the world’s highest “Tetris” score. So far he has made it to the second place, with only Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak beating him. This project has been exhibited online via YouTube and live-streamed by Rhizome, a digital-art website and affiliate in residence at the New Museum in New York. This showing in Tokyo is the first time the videos are being exhibited within a physical gallery space.

The Container; 1F Hills Daikanyama, 1-8-30 Kamimeguro, Meguro-ku, Tokyo. Nakameguro Stn. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. (Sat., Sun., holidays 10 a.m.-8 p.m.). Free. Closed Tue. www.the-container.com