Alumni Events Around the World

Exhibition / United States

Temporal Turn: Art and Speculation in Contemporary Asia

November 10, 2016 - March 12, 2017

ACC provided support to The Spencer Museum of Art for the exhibition Temporal Turn: Art and Speculation in Contemporary Asia. This major international exhibition at the University of Kansas features 26 contemporary artists from across Asia whose work explores ideas about time, history and memory. In addition to works from the museum’s permanent collection, “Temporal Turn” includes international loans and site-specific commissions by four artists-in-residence. 

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Grantees: University of Kansas Endowment Association, Spencer Museum of Art, Yang Lu

Special Event / United States

A BODY IN FUKUSHIMA AT THE CATHEDRAL OF SAINT JOHN THE DIVINE

October 6, 2016 - March 12, 2017

A Body in Fukushima, (Eiko's collaborative work with historian and photographer William Johnston) will be on view at the Cathedral of Saint John Divine as a part of the Cathedral's larger art exhibition, The Christa Project. Eiko is named as an artist in residence for the year and co-curates her photo exhibition,  performances, and other activities, all of which explore the dignity and transcendence inherent in the ordinary and the disregarded.

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Grantee: Eiko & Koma Otake

Exhibition / Australia

Tatsuo Miyajima: Connect with everything

November 3, 2016 - March 5, 2017

Tatsuo Miyajima, one of Japan’s most renowned contemporary artists, is known for his sculptures and room-scale installations incorporating light and numbers.

Tatsuo Miyajima: Connect With Everything encompasses his sculptural works, rooms and environments, and performance videos. Time and its passage are explored through the works and represented visually by multiple, small digital counting devices. Miyajima developed his first customised digital counters in the late 1980s, using light emitting diodes or LEDs. These ‘counter gadgets’ remain central to his art today, their red and green palette expanding in the mid-1990s to include blue, then white, as LED technology developed in and beyond Japan.

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Grantee: Tatsuo Miyajima

Exhibition / Japan

Mindfulness! Takahashi Collection 2016

November 3, 2016 - January 22, 2017

The collection from one of Japan’s leading collectors of contemporary art, Ryutaro Takahashi, contains over 2500 pieces and is continuing to expand on a large scale. The “Neoteny Japan Takahashi Collection”, which was displayed in seven art museums across the country between 2008 and 2010, contained many indispensible works which provided an overview of Japanese contemporary art since the 1990s, and was recognized as an extremely important collection, both nationally and abroad. This time, the exhibition “Mindfulness! 2016” showcases those who have driven Japan’s contemporary art, beginning with the center point of Takahashi’s collection, Yayoi Kusama, and following on with a range of artists, from Tadanori Yokoo, Yasumasa Morimura, Katsura Funakoshi, to Yoshitomo Nara, Takashi Murakami, Makoto Aida and Tomoko Konoike. This includes artists who have a connection with Kochi Prefecture, from Sawako Goda, Chiharu Shiota and Kazuyuki Takezaki, to notable young artists, including Erina Matsui and Asami Kiyokawa, allowing you to savor the delights of Takahashi’s collection in an exhibition arrangement.

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Grantees: Makoto Aida, Miwa Yanagi, Tadanori Yokoo, Takashi Murakami, Tsuyoshi Ozawa, Yayoi Kusama

Exhibition / Japan

Foodscape We are what we eat

October 21, 2016 - January 17, 2017

We are what we eat. As the old saying goes, food/eating makes the core component of our life, with providing some fun and joy to us. It also serves as the simplest and essential form of communication that connects us with family and society, with nature, with belief, with culture or memories. Impacted by the development of industry and technology, any food is now available in and out of season, which has significantly altered the relationship between individual and food. Seeing such relationship afresh, extending from our body and memories to natural environment or universe, is surely important at a time of extraordinary change. ”Foodscape” is to reflect on the future of food/eating through artistic expressions. This is in part third of the exhibition series dedicated to the subject of “everyday life”, following “Wardrobe Memories” (2014) and “Living Locally” (2015).Since 2013,Arts Maebashi has been carrying on a dining project Kaze no Shokudo :The Wind Restaurant to explore the current situation of regional food and agricultural culture with Fenrando Garcia Dory, Nanpushokudo and HOO. Landscape and food works.

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Grantee: Arts Maebashi

Exhibition / United States

NO MAN’S LAND: Women Artists from the Rubell Family Collection

September 30, 2016 - January 8, 2017

NO MAN'S LAND is a major exhibition featuring 37 contemporary women artists from 16 countries exploring images of the female body and the physical process of making those images.

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Grantees: Shurui Li, Yayoi Kusama

Exhibition / United States

Play Ground

October 28, 2016 - December 22, 2016

Nikki Luna is a multi-media artist who creates sculptures and installations that deal with a number of social issues. Through her studio practice and travels, Luna has explored and conceptualized situations that address domestic violence, inequality, gender roles and sexual exploitation against women in the Philippines. These complex narratives have been collected and symbolized through a range of materials such as resin, ceramics, blood, marble dust, sugar, neon, and sound.

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Grantee: Nicolette Luna

Exhibition / United States

Strange Oscillations and Vibrations of Sympathy

October 26, 2016 - December 18, 2016

Strange Oscillations and Vibrations of Sympathy features work by contemporary female artists that acknowledge or reference women writers. The exhibition's title is derived from a sentence Sylvia Plath underlined in her copy of Virginia Woolf's The Waves, and that Stephanie Brooks later appropriated for a text-based artwork. These multiple layers of mediation are integral to all of the included works. The exhibition features 34 works by 21 artists inspired by writers Octavia Butler, A. S. Byatt, María Elena Cruz Varela, Emily Dickinson, Zora Neale Hurston, Clarice Lispector, Gabriela Mistral, Toni Morrison, Alejandra Pizarnik, Mary Shelley, Rebecca Solnit, Gertrude Stein, Sylvia Plath, Mary Wollstonecraft, and Virginia Woolf.

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Grantee: Jen Bervin

Exhibition / Argentina

Body and Desire

October 1, 2016 - December 16, 2016

Solo photography exhibition.

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Grantee: Shen Wei

Exhibition / Singapore

Light to Night Festival

November 25, 2016 - December 4, 2016

In celebration of its first anniversary, National Gallery Singapore has lined up a myriad of interactive installations and engaging programs for everyone. Ranging from film screenings to music performances, there will be film screenings, music and dance programs, exhibitions, and workshops that run from dawn to dusk over the next two weekends.

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Grantee: Vanini Belarmino

Performance / Japan

Sandaime Richard

November 26, 2016 - December 4, 2016

The stage is a courtroom. The accused is “Richard”; the prosecutor, “Shakespeare.” Originally performed by playwright Hideki Noda's own theater company Yume no Yuminsha in the 1990s, Sandaime Richard is revived with a multinational cast by Asia’s leading director Ong Keng Sen. The play features a cast including kabuki actor Kazutaro Nakamura, kyogen performer Doji Shigeyama, former Takarazuka Revue member Seika Kuze, Junko Emoto of theater company Kegawazoku, an accomplished actress active in Singapore and Indonesia, and a Balinese shadow puppet master. 

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Grantee: Keng Sen Ong

Special Event

Yuansheng Indigenous Music and Dance Festival

November 28, 2016 - December 2, 2016

The “Second Annual Yuansheng Indigenous Music and Dance Festival,” will once again be held in Kunming! At the moment, the “Yunnan Yuansheng Ethnic Minority Cultural Development Center” is in full swing selecting and preparing this year's program. There are already 250 artists and nearly 100 performances.

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Grantees: Xiaojin Liu, Xuhui Mao

Exhibition / France

UNIVERS' SALT

May 17, 2016 - November 30, 2016

Aigues-Mortes is a walled city with a remnant of medieval days in Southern France. It has a long history as a base town for crusade expeditions but today, it is known for its wine and salt production. The artist is going to work on two installations in a castle tower that was built in the 13th century.

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Grantee: Motoi Yamamoto

Exhibition / United States

Yayoi Kusama: Narcissus Garden

May 1, 2016 - November 30, 2016

Yayoi Kusama's Narcissus Garden, comprising 1,300 floating steel spheres, each approximately 12 inches in diameter (30 cm) will drift in the newly restored pond at The Glass House. The spheres will move with the wind and follow the pond's natural currents, forming a kinetic scultpure. The Glass House will also install Kusama's recently created enormous steel PUMPKIN (2015). Dots Obsession - Alive, Seeking for Eternal Hope will be a special installation for a limited time, September 1 through 26, where Kusama will create an "infinity room" experience with the Glass House itself covered with polka dots.

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Grantee: Yayoi Kusama