Events Around the World
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.
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.
Grantee: Pang Sin Kwok Beatrix
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: Yao Jui-Chung
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: Zhang Jianjun
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: Song Dong
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: Tanaka Koki
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.
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.
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: Wu Chi-Tsung
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: Oyama Enrico Isamu
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.
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.
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.