Alumni Events Around the World

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 / 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 / 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 / Korea

Asia Young 36

September 2, 2016 - November 27, 2016

The exhibition gathers 36 artists from 14 countries that advance dynamist and experimental nature of art.

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Grantees: Dexter Fernandez, Aze Ong

Exhibition / Hong Kong

Talking Archive

October 11, 2016 - November 26, 2016

Talking Archive is a project developed by Hong Kong-based artist Wong Wai Yin around a psychic medium and animal communicator who talks to objects and spaces. Wong invites the medium to speak to various sites within Asia Art Archive and its collection in order to uncover their 'true opinions'. The medium directs questions to various AAA materials to include: as a historical document, how do you think history should be invented? As one of the oldest documents in AAA's collection, what do you think is the most valuable accomplishment by the organisation in the last 15 years? The findings will be presented in the AAA library in the form of a video and site-specific installation.

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Grantee: Wai Yin Wong

Exhibition / Philippines

Change

August 19, 2016 - November 18, 2016

MICHAEL BACOL (Visual Artist, 2005) joins his co-artists from the Cagayan de Oro Arts Guild in “Change”, a group art exhibit featuring paintings, sculptures, mixed media, installation art, interactive art and photographs.

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Grantee: Michael Eduria Bacol

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 / China

Snacks

July 16, 2016 - October 16, 2016

The group exhibition SNACKS features extraordinary thoughts, experiments, and experiences from artists from different corners in the world and different lifestyles. Artists will create works during their residencies inspired by public life, quotidian experience, and their memory of faith.

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Grantee: Shen Wei

Special Event / United States

Skyladder

October 10, 2016

Sky Ladder: The Art of Cai Guo-Qiang (China, 2016) directed by Kevin Macdonald. Oscar-winning filmmaker Kevin Macdonald chronicles the making of the rip-across-the-sky fireworks of world-renowned contemporary artist Cai Guo-Qiang. This portrait of an artist’s process fuses family and history to Cai’s spectacularly expressive art of gunpowder pyrotechnics.

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Grantee: Guo-Qiang Cai

Exhibition / Japan

Nam June Paik | Who Will be Laughing in 2020 ?+?=??

July 17, 2016 - October 10, 2016

Marking a decade on since the death of the “Father of Video Art”, Nam June Paik, this exhibition gathers together an impressive collection of 230 pieces of installation, video, painting and drawing works of the moving image master, bringing to light the concepts behind them and the life of the artist himself. Also included in the show is a special feature of Paik’s collaboration with Joseph Beuys.

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Grantee: Nam June Paik

Special Event / United States

I SING THE RISING SEA

September 13, 2016 - October 9, 2016

This musical by ACC grantee Eric Schorr, the coauthor of Frog Kiss, tells a sweeping story that flows through generations and across continents—from the shores of Virginia to Japan and Antarctica. Scientists, soldiers, poets, and lovers strive to understand and master the power of the oceans that connect us all. In collaboration with ODURep, this newest installment of the American Soil Series is an original and timely work for musical theatre that captures the urgency of one of humanity's most overwhelming challenges—to survive the rising sea.

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Grantee: Eric Schorr

Exhibition / United States

Sound in our Head | The GedAze Project

October 9, 2016

ACC grantee Aze Ong from the Philippines and Ged Merino officially launch "The GedAze Project" with a textile exhibition "Sound in Our Head" with special collaborations by writer and poet Luis H. Francia and usicians Carmen Arrojo, The Band of Brothers and WeeDisney as special guests to do their readings and performances in the same room.

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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

No Cause for Alarm

September 15, 2016 - October 8, 2016

No Cause for Alarm, an exhibition that brings together the work of eleven artists from Taiwan, Hong Kong and China, includes artworks in the form of mixed-media installation, video and performance. Kwok Ying, Tang Kwok Hin, Huang Yen-Ying and Song Ta are all ACC grantees.

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Grantees: Kwok Hin Tang, Ta Song, Yen-Ying Huang, Ying Kwok

Performance / Thailand

Fundamental

September 14, 2016 - October 2, 2016

FUNDAMENTAL is a dance theatre performance directed by Teerawat Mulvilai, commemorating the 40th anniversary of the October 6th incident.

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Grantee: Teerawat Mulvilai