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Exhibition — Australia

Cai Guo Qiang: Falling Back to Earth

November 23, 2013 - May 11, 2014
Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art Stanley Place, Cultural Precinct, South Bank Brisbane, Queensland

‘Falling Back to Earth’, presented by Tourism and Events Queensland and Santos GLNG Project, features three major installations by ACC Grantee Cai Guo-Qiang, including two newly commissioned works directly inspired by the landscapes of southeast Queensland, which the artist visited in 2011. The centrepiece of the exhibition — Heritage 2013 — features 99 replicas of animals from around the world, gathered together to drink from a blue lake surrounded by pristine white sand, reminiscent of the lakes of Moreton Bay’s islands. The second installation, Eucalyptus 2013 responds to the ancient trees of Lamington National Park in the Gold Coast hinterland, while the third — Head On 2006 — is a striking installation of 99 artificial wolves leaping en masse into a glass wall, on display in Australia for the first time.

Photo and text courtesy of Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art.

Cai Guo Qiang: Falling Back to Earth
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Exhibition — United States

Anne Percoco: GYRE: The Plastic Ocean

February 7, 2014 - September 6, 2014
Anchorage Museum, 625 C Street, Anchorage, Alaska

A flip-flop discarded in Thailand finds its way to Hawaii, and a bottle cast off from a tsunami in Japan becomes Alaska’s beach litter. In a culture dependent upon the modern convenience of plastic, throwaway products of consumption are affecting oceans and shrinking our world as we all become connected through our trash.

A unique art and science exhibition, Gyre: The Plastic Ocean, brings the problem into perspective. On view Feb. 7 through Sept. 6, 2014, the exhibition explores the complex relationship between humans and the ocean in a contemporary culture of consumption. Today, plastic packaging finds its way into the hands of artists via our ocean biosphere. Some, such as Judith Selby Lang and Richard Lang, take an almost archaeological approach to collecting and curating bits of plastic trash while fashioning it into works of art. Others, such as ACC Grantee Anne Percoco, collect materials to create community-based work that is often tactile and playful.

The result is a remarkable visual narrative and a provocative look at the impact we each have on our world.

Text courtesy of Anchorage Museum.

Anne Percoco: GYRE: The Plastic Ocean
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Exhibition — Philippines

ACC Grantee Ethel Villafranca Co-Curates an Exhibition in the Philippines

February 21, 2014 - August 2, 2014
Lopez Museum and Library, GF Benpres Bldg, Exchange Rd., Ortigas Center, Pasig City

"It’s Complicated”, a phrase popularized by social media, has become the catch all for all undefined and problematic relationships typical of the post-modern world. Seeing parallels between these and the complex relationship of the Philippines with its colonial pasts, the Lopez Museum and Library, in partnership with Tin-aw Art Gallery, opens its first exhibit for the year, Complicated on February 21, 2014. Co-curated by Ethel Villafranca (ACC 2001) the exhibition, situates the post-colonial critiques in the many upheavals of Philippine history that are represented in the archival, library, and art collections of the museum and library.  And problematizes the notion that identity is both a product of our post-colonial circumstance and the discourse of nationhood.

 

-Text courtesy of the Lopez Museum and Library

ACC Grantee Ethel Villafranca Co-Curates an Exhibition in the Philippines
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Exhibition — United States

Patty Chang & David Kelley: Flotsam Jetsam

March 15, 2014 - August 15, 2014
Museum of Modern Art, 11 W 53 Street, New York, NY

Exploring what they describe as “the intersection of site and the imaginary,” the work of ACC Grantees Patty Chang and David Kelley merges performance, photography, and digital video. Set near the Three Gorges Dam, on China’s Yangtze River, Flotsam Jetsam is inspired by a broad collection of sources: Chairman Mao’s much-publicized swims in the river, Jules Verne’s 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, journalistic accounts of China’s rapid economic development, and Western ideas about Asian modernization.

Wavering between documentary and fictional forms, the project examines the relationship between landscape and identity in the midst of the dam’s construction, which required the relocation of more than one million people. The film details the fabrication of a large submarine, its launch on the Yangtze with a crew of local actors, and its progress through a hydroelectric dam to a reservoir. Along the journey, various performances are enacted, dreams are recounted during a psychotherapy session in a swimming pool, and a play is filmed in a ship factory to elicit submerged realities both literal and symbolic.

Image Caption: Patty Chang and David Kelley. Captain. 2007. Pigmented inkjet print, 40 × 50" (101.6 × 127 cm). © Patty Chang and David Kelley

Image & Photo courtesy of Museum of Modern Art.

Patty Chang & David Kelley: Flotsam Jetsam
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Exhibition — United States

Pak Sheung Chuen: Simple Life is Interesting!

March 27, 2014 - May 3, 2014
Klein Sun Gallery, 525 West 22nd Street, New York

Curated by Janet Fong, with artwork by Li Liao, Liu Chuang, No Survivors, ACC Grantee Pak Sheung Chuen, and Yang Xinguang, the show is a reflection on the irony of the complexities that accompany any understanding of what constitutes a "simple life." Through video and audio installations, sculpture, painting, and photography that highlight the mundane, the artists reveal the irony of the complexities which form "simple life."

Image and text courtesy of Klein Sun Gallery.

Pak Sheung Chuen: Simple Life is Interesting!
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Exhibition — Japan

Shuntaro Tanikawa, Yayoi Kusama & Fujiko Nakaya: DOGO ONSENART 2014

April 10, 2014 - December 31, 2014
Dogo Onsen & Surrounding Area

Shuntaro Tanikawa, Yayoi Kusama & Fujiko Nakaya: DOGO ONSENART 2014
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Exhibition — Japan

Miwa Yanagi & Koki Tanaka: Reading Cinema, Finding Words: Art after Marcel Broodthaers

April 22, 2014 - June 1, 2014
The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, 3-1 Kitanomaru-koen, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo

What kind of relationship is there between the photography, film, video works in contemporary art and cinema, both viewed through the same technical equipment camera? How have the contemporary artists using film regarded "cinema" as the archive of the image and the story? Reading Cinema, Finding Words: Art after Marcel Broodthaers will focus on artistic presentations using photograph, film, video in reference to "cinema" since the end of 1960s to the present.
 Many contemporary artists are getting to show great interests in the cinema historically or technically, and many works referring to the films in the past have been produced in order to express their ways of understanding about the work or a perspective about the world as a whole. As setting Cinéma Modèle (1970) by Marcel Broodthaers as a key work to consider how the museum of modern art could deal with cinema in the current situation, this exhibition will address the issues such as "relationship between image and text (narrative)", "translation", "reading the archive", "fiction and reality", "still and moving image" through the works of the following artists: Marcel Broodthaers, Cindy Sherman, Pierre Huyghe, Isaac Julien, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Dayanita Singh, Ana Torfs, ACC Project Participant Miwa Yanagi, Anri Sala, Eric Baudelaire, ACC Grantee Koki Tanaka, Ming Wong, Akram Zaatari.

Text courtesy of The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo.

Miwa Yanagi & Koki Tanaka: Reading Cinema, Finding Words: Art after Marcel Broodthaers
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Exhibition — Japan

Miwa Yanagi & Koki Tanaka: Reading Cinema, Finding Words: Art after Marcel Broodthaers

April 22, 2014 - June 1, 2014
The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, 3-1 Kitanomaru-koen, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo

What kind of relationship is there between the photography, film, video works in contemporary art and cinema, both viewed through the same technical equipment camera? How have the contemporary artists using film regarded "cinema" as the archive of the image and the story? Reading Cinema, Finding Words: Art after Marcel Broodthaers will focus on artistic presentations using photograph, film, video in reference to "cinema" since the end of 1960s to the present.
 Many contemporary artists are getting to show great interests in the cinema historically or technically, and many works referring to the films in the past have been produced in order to express their ways of understanding about the work or a perspective about the world as a whole. As setting Cinéma Modèle (1970) by Marcel Broodthaers as a key work to consider how the museum of modern art could deal with cinema in the current situation, this exhibition will address the issues such as "relationship between image and text (narrative)", "translation", "reading the archive", "fiction and reality", "still and moving image" through the works of the following artists: Marcel Broodthaers, Cindy Sherman, Pierre Huyghe, Isaac Julien, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Dayanita Singh, Ana Torfs, ACC Project Participant Miwa Yanagi, Anri Sala, Eric Baudelaire, ACC Grantee Koki Tanaka, Ming Wong, Akram Zaatari.

Text courtesy of The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo.

Miwa Yanagi & Koki Tanaka: Reading Cinema, Finding Words: Art after Marcel Broodthaers
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Performance — United States

Michael Sakamoto: Flash

April 24, 2014 - April 25, 2014
Overture Center for the Arts, Promenade Hall University of Wisconsin-Madison Madison, WI 53715

Flash is illumination, enlightenment, stealthiness, and transcendence. Flash is the impermanence of life and the urgent need for transformation. Introducing a dance theater duet written, choreographed, and performed by Rennie Harris and ACC Grantee Michael Sakamoto combining their dual approaches to manifesting a body in crisis. Hip-hop and butoh were born from marginalized, postwar urban subcultures, and each embodies a philosophical approach to the creation of cultural identity through dance. Flash is also an interdisciplinary performance, teaching, and lecture project combining butoh and hip-hop dance, multimedia, and other theatrical elements to address the intersection of urban and environmental crisis, social resistance, and corporeal identity. 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.

Photo & text courtesy of artist.

Michael Sakamoto: Flash
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Performance — United States

Jennifer Koh: The Singing Rooms

April 29, 2014
Stern Auditorium, Carnegie Hall, 57th St & 7th Ave, New York City, NY

Violinist and ACC Grantee Jennifer Koh performs in the New York premiere of Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Jennifer Higdon’s The Singing Rooms. The New York Choral Society and orchestra explore this “house of life” in which the violin, choir, and orchestra sing as they lead the audience through a series of rooms, each a unique world of sound. Rounding out the program is Holst’s rarely performed The Hymn of Jesus.

Text courtesy of Carnegie Hall.

Jennifer Koh: The Singing Rooms
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Exhibition — United States

Anne Percoco: New Growth

April 30, 2014 - October 1, 2014
36 Madison Ave. Madison, NJ

ACC Grantee Anne Percoco's outdoor public sculpture project New Growth will be at Drew University in Madison, NJ April through October. Percoco's installation, together with other initiatives across campus, is featured with the goal of making creative and unexpected connections to further the common good. New Growth was originally commissioned by Randall's Island Park Alliance through the FLOW program and was installed on Randall's Island, NYC, from June to November, 2013.

Anne Percoco: New Growth
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Exhibition — United States

Koki Tanaka: Frieze Projects at Frieze New York 2014

May 9, 2014 - May 12, 2014
Randall's Island Park, New York, NY

Japanese artist and ACC Grantee Koki Tanaka turns common objects and seemingly banal actions into reflections on the passage of time and the organization of everyday life. A booth selling palm fronds in a flea market in Los Angeles, a water raft built with waste materials and an entire exhibition filled with discarded objects collected from a museum’s storage are some of the interventions carried out by Tanaka in an attempt to trigger a reflection on issues of value and social criticism. At Frieze New York – which the artist describes as both a social place and a market place – Tanaka will insert a series of incongruous presences, inviting representatives from the ‘invisible communities’ that inhabit Randall’s Island to spend the day at the fair, carrying out activities that are not usually performed at Frieze. Tanaka’s orchestrated actions will drive viewers to interact with the participants and encourage them to rethink the space of the art fair as a public space.

Image: precarious tasks #0 communal tea drinking 2012, collective acts. Created with Aoy- ama Meguro, Tokyo and too much magazine.

Image & photo courtesy of Frieze Projects New York.

Koki Tanaka: Frieze Projects at Frieze New York 2014
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