Alumni Events Around the World

Exhibition / United States

Sonata: Print Series by Nam June Paik

January 9, 2017 - July 2, 2017

Sonata: Print Series by Nam June Paik offers a series of prints, including Paik’s musical compositions, drawings, photographs, performances, events and video sculptures. Nam June Paik, the Korean-American artist who died in 2006 at age 73, is widely known as the father of video art. He produced a large body of work while exploring the influence of electronic media on the arts.

Nam June Paik received ACC Fellowships in 1965 and 1970 for research in the United States.

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Grantee: Nam June Paik

Special Event / Hong Kong

Hi! Houses

January 1, 2017 - June 30, 2017

Hi! Houses art project is carried out in 4 significant historic sites in Hong Kong, bringing audience a journey into the century-old houses. Wilson Shieh, Lam Tung-pang, Fiona Wong and Jaffa Lam, are invited to pay tribute to the long tradition and historical legacies of 4 selected monuments namely Dr Sun Yat-sen Museum, Old House at Wong Uk Village, Law Uk Folk Museum and Sam Tung Uk Museum respectively. The 4 artists develop interpretative works together with their artist teams using their own visual vocabularies, based on field research, historical narratives, regional context as well as their personal experience.

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Grantees: Fiona Lai-ching Wong, Ngo Shan Hui, Tung Pang Lam

Exhibition / Australia

Aki Inomata

December 28, 2016 - June 25, 2017

Out of Hand: Materialising the Digital examines the place and impact of new digital manufacturing technologies – 3D printing in its various forms, CNC machining, laser cutting, and digital knitting and weaving. The exhibition features works by more than 60 artists, designers and architects from around the world.

Aki is an artist from Japan who will begin her ACC fellowship in New York in spring 2017.

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Grantee: Aki Inomata

Exhibition / United States

Sandra Eula Lee: Make of/Make Do

December 27, 2016 - May 6, 2017

Sandra Lee’s installations incorporate sculptural, photographic, and drawing traditions to consider ways in which place is created among changing urban and environmental conditions. The sculptures and installations she constructs are informed by her observations of daily life and through the collecting and reconfiguring of the materials that pass through it.

 

Sandra Eula Lee received an ACC Fellowship in 2009 to travel to Korea.

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Grantee: Sandra Eula Lee

Exhibition / China

I Don't Know the Mandate of Heaven

January 21, 2017 - March 26, 2017

I Don’t Know the Mandate of Heaven is the first major survey of Song Dong’s work in mainland China in 8 years. The exhibition will include some of the artist’s best-known works that have been fundamental in establishing his career, as well as several rarely exhibited works. Among the works on display, some pieces have been specially commissioned for this exhibition by RAM such as At Fifty, I Don't Know the Mandate of Heaven and Back Image, manifesting the museum’s long-term commitment to support the creativity and production of contemporary art through exhibition projects. 

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Grantees: Dong Song, Wai Yin Wong

Exhibition / Australia

Before the Rain

January 21, 2017 - March 19, 2017

Before the onset of a downpour there is a moment of heavy humidity that hangs low in the air. Building over time it signals the inevitability of a deluge that will interrupt and intercept patterns of normality. For Hong Kong, a city defined by humidity, the deluge that began on September 28 2014 was the result of a long and steady buildup of uncertainty, anxiety and the long held need to articulate a cohesive identity for the city.  Before the Rain addresses the tensions that precipitated the recent political and civil urgency in Hong Kong and the city’s pressing need to reimagine its future.

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Grantees: Lihe Xiao, Wei Liu, Xiangqian Hu

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 / 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

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 / Philippines

Sansinukob: Isang Installation na Eksibit

February 1, 2017 - February 28, 2017

The exhibit  features seven visual artists from UP Diliman, 3 of whom are ACC grantees (Gerry Leonardo, Anton del Castillo,  Leeroy New, Junyee, Rita Gudiño,  Leo Abaya and Reg Yuson) depicting Philippine stories about the origin of the sansinukob (universe). The exhibit is a glimpse of the ethno-astrology and ancient cosmology of Philippine cultures.  Free and open to the public.

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Grantees: Jan Leeroy New, Julius Anton del Castillo, Leo Gerardo Cua Leonardo

Exhibition / Indonesia

GAZING AT THE "OTHER": ORIENTALISM, DANCING BODY AND MYTHS OF SELF-EXOTICISM

February 5, 2017 - February 28, 2017

This exhibition, curated by Helly Minarty, interweaves various archives to show the complexity of historical trajectories of Orientalism in dance as both a historical construct and artistic resonance found in contemporary practice through its many guises. One can start from the les petites danseuses javanaises performing at the Dutch East Indies pavilion at the Paris Colonial Exhibition (Exposition Universelle) to American Ruth St Denis choreographing Radha in 1906. The on to the Oriental Tour of Denishawn - Ruth St Denis and Ted Shawn, the mother and father of American modern dance -  in mid 1920s that preceeded with the making of the iconic Kecak dance by Walter Spies and I Wayan Limbak. It then detour back to Paris with the Balinese troupe from Peliatan village of Ubud in 1931 that catapulted Antonin Artaud's "Theater of Cruelty" whilst on the island, Kecak was well on the way to its amplified spectacularization as Bali most iconic dance.

Helly Minarty received an ACC Fellowship in 2011 to research American modern dance history in the United States.

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Grantee: Helly Minarti

Exhibition / Japan

The World’s Three Major Round Things: the Sun, the Moon, the Eye

January 20, 2017 - February 19, 2017

This exhibition “The World’s Three Major Round Things: the Sun, the Moon, the Eye” is composed of several dozen pieces of art such as three-dimensional artwork, texts, and performances, based on the works from the solo exhibition “Everything and Others” (LISTE 21, Basel, June 2016 (which received a great response) and the “Rolling Stone, Olympics, the Sun, the Moon, Cold Water” (TERATOTERA-Involve, Tokyo, October 2016).

Satoshi Hashimoto received an ACC Fellowship in 2007 for research in the United States.

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Grantee: Satoshi Hashimoto

Exhibition / China

Songs of the Phoenix Mirror

December 10, 2016 - February 12, 2017

Songs of the Phoenix Mirror explores the full range and cultural significance of internationally renowned artist Wei Ligang’s current calligraphic practice. Through documents and archival footage, the exhibition reviews Wei’s artistic and intellectual development from the late 1980’s onwards. It surveys his major calligraphic styles: his signature “magic squares” and its variations; his monumental continuous cursive script inspired by Fu Shan (1607-1684) and other 17th-century masters; and his cursive renditions of the engraved lines of seals, steles, and Oracle bones.

Wei Ligang undertook his ACC Fellowship in 2006 in New York.

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Grantee: Ligang Wei

Exhibition / Taiwan

Springs Eternal: Glenfiddich Artists in Residence - 12 Years from Taiwan

December 23, 2016 - February 12, 2017

This year marks the twelfth year Taiwan has participated in the Glenfiddich Artists in Residence program. 12 is also the number of years it takes for Jupiter, an astrological symbol for faith and wisdom, good fortune and growth, to complete one orbital cycle. Over the past 12 years the Glenfiddich artist’s village has been home to many Taiwanese artists. These creative talents are now brought together for the first time in an exhibition at Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, titled Springs Eternal: Glenfiddich Artists in Residence - 12 Years from Taiwan.

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Grantees: Chi-Tsung Wu, Jui-Chung Yao, Jun-Jieh Wang

Performance / United States

Those Who Remain: Concerto for Installation and Improviser

January 26, 2017 - February 5, 2017

Experience this multidisciplinary collaboration between composer and musician Wayne Horvitz, visual artist Barbara Earl Thomas, and two Japan-based artists: video artist and VJ Yohei Saito and dancer/choreographer Yukio Suzuki.

Using recordings of his work performed by the Seattle Symphony in 2015, Horvitz will compose a new electronic score with video created by Yohei Saito. Yukio Suzuki will perform several short dance improvisations daily.

Yukio Suzuki received an ACC fellowship in 2014 to observe and participate in contemporary dance activities in New York.

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Grantee: Yukio Suzuki

Performance / United States

Jennifer Koh & Shai Wosner | Bridge to Beethoven I

February 5, 2017

Jennifer will perform Beethoven: Violin Sonata in D Major, Op. 12, No. 1
Vijay Iyer: Bridgetower Fantasy
Beethoven: Violin Sonata in A Major, Op. 47, Kreutzer
Shai Wosner, piano

Jennifer Koh received an ACC Fellowship to travel to Korea, Cambodia and Vietnam in 2012.

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Grantee: Jennifer Koh

Exhibition / India

Breathe in Breathe Out | A Medley in Spatial Registers

February 2, 2017 - February 5, 2017

Vanita Gupta’s Breathe In, Breathe Out: A Medley in Spatial Registers explores the relationship between continuity and rupture, gravity and lightness, and the potentially infinite extension of shape and the concrete finitude of mass. Experimenting with contrasting materials that bend and yield, and integrating multiple forms including drawing, video projection and the three dimensionality of a sculpture, Vanita realizes an artwork on a life-size scale that offers the observer an interactive and immersive experience.

Vanita Gupta received an ACC Fellowship in 2014 to research contemporary art in the United States.

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Grantee: Vanita Gupta