Events Around the World
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.
Grantee: Kusama Yayoi
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 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.
Grantee: Walker Art Center
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: Kurita Koichiro
“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: Ozawa Tsuyoshi
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.
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