Alumni Events Around the World

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

Exhibition / United States

But a Storm Is Blowing From Paradise: Contemporary Art of the Middle East and North Africa

April 29, 2016 - October 22, 2016

But a Storm Is Blowing from Paradise: Contemporary Art of the Middle East and North Africa illuminates contemporary artistic practices in the Middle East and North Africa and the region’s diaspora. Presenting a selection of newly acquired works for the Guggenheim’s permanent collection, this exhibition will feature installations, photographs, sculptures, videos, and works on paper from a broad selection of artists. The exhibition is curated by Sara Raza, Guggenheim UBS MAP Curator, Middle East and North Africa.

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Grantees: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Amara Antilla

Exhibition / United Kingdom

Liverpool Biennial 2016

July 9, 2016 - October 16, 2016

Liverpool Biennial 2016 explores fictions, stories and histories, taking viewers on a series of voyages through time and space, drawing on Liverpool’s past, present and future.

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Grantee: Koki Tanaka

Exhibition / United States

Hold your breath, dance slowly

May 12, 2016 - October 9, 2016

ACC support allowed Walker Art Center to host the first US solo museum exhibition of artist Lee Kit, which features work from the past five years. Originally from Hong Kong and based in Taiwan, Lee creates poetic object-based installations fashioned from everyday materials and household items such as soap, towels, cardboard boxes, and plastic containers, which he transforms through subtle gestures of painting, drawing, and placement.

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Grantee: Walker Art Center

Exhibition / United States

From the Smallest Leaf: Photographs by Koichiro Kurita

April 16, 2016 - September 1, 2016

ACC Grantee Koichiro Kurita directs his photography toward meditative expressions of his connection to nature. Kurita focuses upon his impressions of the natural world, extracting poetic details from the greater landscape and conveying these impressions by way of monochromatic prints, the result of platinum palladium, albumen and salt printing processes on Japanese and other papers.

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Grantee: Koichiro Kurita

Exhibition / Japan

Xijing Men: Xijing is Not Xijing, Therefore Xijing is Xijing

April 29, 2016 - August 28, 2016

“Xijing” is a fictitious city-state. In 2007, the three artists, OZAWA Tsuyoshi (born in 1965 and currently residing in Saitama Prefecture), CHEN Shaoxiong (born in 1962 and currently residing in Beijing) and Gimhongsok (born in 1964 and currently residing in Seoul) formed a collaboration team called “Xijing Men” meaning people who come from Xijing. The team started a project which tells the story of a city-state somewhere in Asia that is not Beijing, Tokyo or Seoul where art-loving people reside. The story of Xijing can be interpreted as a story irradiating modern society, not just a story of a fictitious state removed from reality.

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Grantee: Tsuyoshi Ozawa

Exhibition / Japan

Let us dream of evanescence, and linger in the beautiful foolishness of thing

July 6, 2016 - August 20, 2016

Aida aims for a 'pure beauty' with regards to painting. Over 30 works are predicted to be shown: the largest quantity of any of Aida's solo gallery shows to date. The exhibition is charged with the notion that surely, in these troubled times more than ever, we must pause and reconsider the idea of a 'pure beauty'.

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Grantee: Makoto Aida

Exhibition / France

Tadashi Kawamata. Under the water -Metz

February 11, 2016 - August 15, 2016

This installation by Tadashi Kawamata is a recollection of the catastrophes and tsunami that severely hit Japan in March 2011.

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Grantee: Tadashi Kawamata

Exhibition / United States

Rewind: Selections from the Harold and Ruth Newman New Media Collection

June 9, 2016 - August 7, 2016

Rewind: Selections from the Harold and Ruth Newman New Media Collection comprises a selection of new media works from the Museum’s collection; Asian contemporary art.

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Grantees: Dinh Q. Le, Fudong Yang, Koki Tanaka, Makoto Aida, Nam June Paik, Patty Chang

Exhibition / Singapore

Double Vision

June 9, 2016 - July 31, 2016

Double Vision is a selection of video works and experimental films that are inspired by the affinities between the Philippines and Vietnam in the history of the American wars in the Pacific.

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Grantee: Angel Velasco Shaw

Exhibition / China

The Shadow Never Lies

April 30, 2016 - July 31, 2016

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Grantee: Chi-Tsung Wu

Exhibition / Hong Kong

Hong Kong Perspectives

July 2, 2016 - July 30, 2016

“Hong Kong Perspectives” will present different perspectives and aspects of art creation in Hong Kong, by three artists: Chen Tong, Szelit Cheung and ACC Fellow Fiona Wong. While we are viewing an object, its possible forms have been already framed by the borders of our consciousness. A present “view” is sincerely objective yet reflects oneself as well, thus different ways of viewing in the same space indeed constitute their respective concerns. From identity, political situation to humanity, those stories echo through the history of Hong Kong.

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Grantee: Fiona Lai-ching Wong

Exhibition / United States

Nadim ABBAS and Tuo WANG:Only the Lonely

July 9, 2016 - July 30, 2016

To live in this hermetic space, behind concrete walls intertwined with hives of data. The imagined boundaries of the material world pierced by the illusion of progress. Like a chameleon or a moth, you merge with your surroundings, wondering if there is some cosmic order that compelled you to assume this guise, if the room is to blame, or your brain. Your memory is the illegitimate child of Photoshop. It fills in images that your eye could not catch, so you will never have to know what was missed, even when it’s gone.

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Grantee: Nadim Abbas

Exhibition / Japan

Healing and Loving

July 9, 2016 - July 23, 2016

The BAR vol.9 exhibition, "Healing and Loving" will show a mix of older works with new works made in Tokyo including camouflage based paintings and painted found wood pieces by Chaw Ei Thein and almost invisible white nail drawings and new sculptural pieces by Krishnapriya Tharmakrishnar.

Although both artists make works rooted in experiences and memories related to war, loss and insecurity it is also true to say that their artistic expressions are gestures for reconciliation and love for all people. They express powerful commitments to the experiences of women and mothers, engaging deeply with materials.

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Grantee: Chaw Ei Thein

Exhibition / Hong Kong

Pseudo collection - what do artists collect

May 28, 2016 - July 22, 2016

Everyone has a habit of collecting, be it a fetish, a memory or other reasons. Collecting is not merely about storing things up for daily life use, but an act when individuals gather, conserve and categorize objects for a piece of memory or appreciation. Not limited to collectors who buy valuable art works, the common people is able to afford collections to various extents, from fast food restaurants’ memorabilia to limited editions toys and sports shoes. These collectibles are not priceless in monetary value but important in another sense. They crystallize the lifestyle and culture of some individuals and specific communities.
With popularization of art fairs and collecting culture in this day and age, shall we have more imaginations and boundary-pushing practices towards “collection”? Possibilities and imaginations to “collection” are demonstrated in this exhibition via the showcase of artists’ collections.

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Grantees: Chin Fung Jeff Leung, Tung Pang Lam

Exhibition / United Kingdom

Festival of Architecture 2016 | Pop Up Cities Expo

June 21, 2016 - July 17, 2016

The exhibition builds on the universal success of temporary pavilions and the popularity of present-day pop-ups. Architects have risen to the challenge of creating innovative and engaging pop-up designs that will capture the public’s imagination.

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Grantee: Kengo Kuma

Exhibition / Qatar

What About the Art? Contemporary Art from China

March 14, 2016 - July 16, 2016

Internationally acclaimed New York-based Chinese artist and ACC Fellow, Cai Guo-Qiang, curated an exhibition featuring 15 contemporary Chinese artists working across disciplines and multiple media. What About the Art? presents each artist in individual galleries, a curatorial approach exemplifying each artist's unique language and methodology and highlighting the distinctive creative pursuit of each individual participant. 

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Grantees: Guo-Qiang Cai, Jennifer Ma, Jianwei Wang, Wei Liu, Xiangqian Hu

Image courtesy of Cai Studio.