Alumni Events Around the World
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.
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.
Grantee: Koichiro Kurita
“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.
Grantee: Tsuyoshi Ozawa
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.
Animamix artworks created by artists from China Taiwan, Japan and South Korea will be displayed in the exhibition, which including comics, sculptures, installations and videos.
Hence, animamix goes beyond the limitation of races, religions, nations, gender and age, as contemporary artists starts to use cartoon figures and fictional scenes to express their feeling to the surroundings. Animation aesthetics become a bond between true life and dreamland, reality and imagination. At the same time, it also mention the aesthetics life in next century.
Production designer and ACC Grantee Gino Gonzales co-curates “Badong: Salvador Bernal Designs the Stage” an exhibit about the life and work of his mentor, National Artist for Theater Design, Salvador Bernal.
Grantee: Gino Gonzales
Afterwork is a project aimed at engaging the domestic worker community through collaboratively organized public programs and commissioned artist research. The exhibtion looks at Hong Kong's largest minority group, the migrant domestic worker community, and tells their stories of migration, labor, and displacement.
Innovative artist Yao Jui-Chung, also a curator, art critic and art historian, experiments with a broad variety of mediums, including installation, performance, photography, video and painting, creating works that are both aethetically beautiful and conceptually challenging.
Often appropriating imagery from the canon of Chinese art history, Yao's works question and contest Taiwan's complex politcal and historical past.
Grantee: Jui-Chung Yao
Beyond the Frame: New Media Arts from Taiwan is an innovative exhibition featuring new media artists who continually evolve their creative practice with rapid advances in media technology. The exhibition includes works from six Taiwanese artists, including ACC Fellows Lin Jiun-Ting and Wu Chi-Tsung. These artists navigate the line between artistic tradition and modern technology conceptually as well as in form and medium.
Water Quintessence, a solo exhibition by Zhang Jian-Jun, centers on the subject of water - both its physical forms and its connotations as the epitome of classical Chinese philosophy. The show features the artist's latest oil and ink painting, and it will also comprehensively showcase an array of mixed media works, sculpture pieces, and archival documentations dating from the 1980s to the present.
Grantee: Jianjun Zhang
A New Dynasty – Created in China is a visual, thought-provoking, and inspiring encounter with China as a present-day superpower. The works of art will give visitors unique keys to the understanding of a world which is both familiar and strange at the same time; the complex and multi-faceted phenomenon of China.
Grantee: Dong Song
This exhibition focuses on Tanaka's activity after 2010, when he started to be interested in the activities of collaboration, with his new work at the center along with his recent works.
The new work produced for this exhibition is based on the six-day lodging and a series of workshops conducted during that time, in which general participants, facilitators and camera crews stayed together under one roof.
Grantee: Koki Tanaka
Living Together: Nurturing Nature in a Built Environment is an exhibition that addresses our complex, mediated, and often fraught relationship with the natural world. ACC Fellow Anne Percoco presents Next Epoch Seed Bank, a collaborative project with Ellie Irons about studying and preserving invasive plants focusing on weedy species most likely to survive and thrive in landscape dominated by genetically modified organisms.
Grantee: Anne Percoco
The first solo museum exhibition for Los Angeles-based artist Keiko Fukazawa features recent work from her three residencies in Jingdezhen, China—known as the porcelain capital of the world. By merging cast ceramic forms with iconic images of Chairman Mao Zedong, luxury brand logos, and historic glazing techniques, the past and present collide in Fukazawa’s works creating ironic and playful observations on consumerism in China and worldwide.
An exhibition of land-related art projects by five artists generated in Hong Kong over the past ten years, LAND VISIONS: In Search of Land Art in Hong Kong explores these artist's response to Hong Kong's unique development context of the 21st century.
Grantee: Kingsley Siu King Ng
The exhibition brings together twelve artists of different generations who live and work in mainland China. The artists establish links and contrasts between a wide variety of techniques and media, drawn from both local tradition and culture and cutting-edge technologies, to reveal the complexities of a society in a permanent state of change.
Afterimage brings together a diverse range of works by four artists, all bound by that which is not explicitly shown. ACC Fellow Kanako Hayahi's work explores the language of underwater choreography in order to develop the physical gestures used to create her immersive drawings. Repurposing bodily movement taken from her early years as a synchronized swimmer, Hayashi's final drawings are the static leftovers from this solitary performance. A hint to the work's creation, Hayashi includes a simple video in the installation, which shows her practicing these gestures in water, studying the range and limitations of the body's motion in this restricted environment.
Grantee: Kanako Hayashi
Shadow Ballads brings together leading performers of from Appalachia and Indonesia to relate lived experiences from opposite ends of the world. The performance combines crankies (American folk theater depicting ballads on rolls) with traditional Indonesian shadow puppetry to relate connections between cultures and their shared environment. Music is provided by American and Indonesian musicians bringing together the string-band traditions from both cultures. The event is family friendly, and the audience will be invited on stage afterward to experience the puppets and crankies for themselves.
Grantee: Peni Candra Rini
Wu Chi-Tsung's new artworks of his Wrinkled Texture Series will be presented during The 9th International Ink Art Biennial of Shenzhen.
More than 80 internationally known artists and over 300 works are on display.
Grantee: Chi-Tsung Wu
Directed by ACC Fellow Alexander Cortez, this play-within-a-play features four male actors portraying four aging actresses as they prepare for a performance backstage.
OPEN PLAN: CECIL TAYLOR is an experimental exhibition that celebrates pianist Cecil Taylor's extraordinary life and work in a retrospective environment. The exhibition is accompanied by a series of live performances featuring Taylor's musical collaborators, including ACC Fellow Min Tanaka.
Grantee: Min Tanaka
The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation presents Like A Prime Number, the solo exhibition by Japanese-Italian visual artist Enrico Isamu Oyama.
Oyama is best known for the signature style Quick Turn Structure (QTS): minimal, free-flowing motifs of repetitive lines, developed from the visual language of graffiti culture and contextualized in the realm of contemporary art.
Grantee: Enrico Isamu Oyama
Jennifer Wen Ma will be participating in an "Inside Look" at her installation opera, Paradise Interrupted, at the Asia Society on Tuesday, April 5th. She, the composer, Huang Ruo, and a few others will be participating in a panel discussion about the creative process, and excerpts from the opera will be performed by singeres Qian Yi and Yi Li.
ACC is proud to have supported the development of this important new work through grants to some artists involved.
The Colony is loosely based on nineteenth century depictions of a cluster of islands off the west coast of Peru, rich in guano, a powerful fertilizer. Lê’s narratives touch on aspects of the islands’ history such as the nineteenth century imperial wars between Spain and its former colonies Peru and Chile, and the US Guano Act of 1856.
This exhibition of Murakami’s unique collection, with its overwhelming quantity and diversity, will provide an insight into the sources of the artist’s aesthetic ideas, the nature of art and desire, and the mechanisms that create value in contemporary society, while also encouraging viewers to question art's conventional context.
Taking place in traditional and alternative performance venues, studios, and classrooms, the work is conceived as a public “conversation” between the artists’ respective aesthetics (butoh and hip-hop), cultural backgrounds (Japanese-American and African-American), and personalities.
Grantee: Michael Sakamoto