Events Around the World
Murakami's 100-meter-long painting, The 500 Arhats, one of the largest paintings ever produced in global art history, will be shown in Japan for the first time. The work was created as a token of gratitude to the nation of Qatar, one of the first to offer assistance in the wake of the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami, and was unveiled in Doha in 2012. The exhibition will comprise The 500 Arhats and a number of new works in which he continues to offer up new challenges to the history of contemporary art.
Grantee: Murakami Takashi
This explosive exhibition connects the dots between art produced around the world during the 1960s and 1970s, showing how different cultures and countries responded to the movement. The exhibition reveals how pop was never just a celebration of western consumer culture, but was often a subversive international language of protest – a language that is more relevant today than ever.
Politics, the body, domestic revolution, consumption, public protest, and folk – all are explored and laid bare in eye-popping Technicolor and across many media, from canvas to car bonnets and pinball machines.
IN INFINITY is a presentation of Yayoi Kusama’s works from more than six decades and features a variety of the many artistic media in which she has worked: from visual art to performance, film, literature and design. A special feature of this exhibition is the involvement of Kusama’s work with fashion and design including the artist’s earliest, unique fashion design from the 1960s. In addition to this the exhibition displays a selection of Kusama’s youth works from Japan, which has never been exhibited before.
Grantee: Kusama Yayoi
Cosmos \ Intime - The Takahashi Collection is the first time that forty works of this incomparable collection will be presented outside Japan. Among the 22 artists in this selection made in collaboration with Ryûtarô Takahashi include international stars of contemporary art such as ACC grantees Yayoi Kusama, Makato Aida, Kohei Nawa, Aiko Miyanaga, Motohiko Odani, and Hiraku Suzuki, among many other contemporary artists.
This exhibition presents a panorama of photographic art made between 1970 and 2010 from the Deutsche Bank Collection. The show features some 40 artists (and a total of approx. 60 works) who are active within their respective cultural and social milieus. The artists are from Germany, Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and Eastern Europe.Through their works, the show hopes to cast a spotlight on contemporary photographic expression as it exists within the ever accelerating wave of globalization.
In the video installation and book A Man, A Village, A Museum, the Chinese artist Li Mu brings the inhabitants of Qiuzhuang, his hometown, in contact with modernist artworks from the collection of the Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven.A Man, A Village, A Museum has been acquired by the Van Abbemuseum and is on show as part of the collection exhibition The Collection Now.
Grantee: Li Mu
This exhibition of more than 100 gold objects focuses on the wealth of the golden age of Butuan (pronounced boot’ wan), a polity on the southern Philippine island of Mindanao that rose to commercial prominence in the tenth century and declined in the thirteenth century.
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Grantee: Florina Capistrano-Baker
As an immigrant from Seoul who was raised in America, Shin views the celadon fragments as a metaphor of the Korean diaspora, vibrant artifacts of the Korean people, their history and culture that are scattered all over the world to form new identities elsewhere.
Grantee: Jean Shin
The Biennale is now 120 years old, and year after year it moves forward and builds on its own history, everything here is exhibited against the backdrop of the Biennale’s 120-year history. Fragments of the past of various kinds may be found in every corner, given also the fact that the Biennale is active in Art, Architecture, Dance, Theatre, Music, and Cinema.
Kashmir has existed in a state of perpetual occupation. The region’s plight is illuminated through the work of three local artists living in the Kashmir Valley. A talented young political cartoonist offers biting satiric commentary on regional politics. A middle-aged artist reflects, through abstract ink drawings, on his childhood and the tragic changes the militancy brought to his neighborhood. A senior artist uses vibrant spiritual paintings to reveal his quest for inner peace in the midst of unending social turmoil. The film puts a distinctly human face on the nuanced complexities of life under military rule and reveals the power of creativity in even the most dire of circumstances.
Grantee: Elayne McCabe
With ACC grantee Maria Carina Lim Evangelista as a contributing author, this is the first monograph on the life and art of Roberto Chabet (1937 – 2013), also an ACC grantee. Arguably the most important Filipino artist, curator and teacher of the postwar generation, Chabet laid the foundations of contemporary art in the Philippines with his conceptual works that critiqued the rigid conventions of Modernism.
Jean Shin: Inclusions presents a selection of Shin’s work in video, installation, photography, and mixed media. The title of the exhibition draws attention to the inclusive nature of her artistic practice, which relies heavily on accumulating large quantities of material or objects that would otherwise be considered humble remnants, useless cast-offs, or unnoticed entirely.
Grantee: Jean Shin
Artists and audiences from across America and around the world come together at The Ringling to experience the Ringling International Arts Festival, four days of vibrant and contemporary music, theater, and dance.
This exhibition will present works that prompt parents and children to think about the problems confronting the society in which we live.
"MAM Research 002: Who Was Roberto Chabet? - Along with the Development of Contemporary Art in the Philippines"
This exhibition highlights the entirety of Chabet' s art practice, approaching it not only from the perspective of his artworks but from various angles.
Grantee: Roberto R. Chabet