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
Aigues-Mortes is a walled city with a remnant of medieval days in Southern France. It has a long history as a base town for crusade expeditions but today, it is known for its wine and salt production. The artist is going to work on two installations in a castle tower that was built in the 13th century.
Grantee: Yamamoto Motoi
MICHAEL BACOL (Visual Artist, 2005) joins his co-artists from the Cagayan de Oro Arts Guild in “Change”, a group art exhibit featuring paintings, sculptures, mixed media, installation art, interactive art and photographs.
Grantee: Michael Eduria Bacol
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.
The group exhibition SNACKS features extraordinary thoughts, experiments, and experiences from artists from different corners in the world and different lifestyles. Artists will create works during their residencies inspired by public life, quotidian experience, and their memory of faith.
Grantee: Shen Wei, Photographer
Marking a decade on since the death of the “Father of Video Art”, Nam June Paik, this exhibition gathers together an impressive collection of 230 pieces of installation, video, painting and drawing works of the moving image master, bringing to light the concepts behind them and the life of the artist himself. Also included in the show is a special feature of Paik’s collaboration with Joseph Beuys.
Grantee: Paik Nam June
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
Inaugurated in 1977, the annual arts festival went on a hiatus after 2012 and returned in 2014 under the baton of Festival Director Ong Keng Sen. With the mission to artistically reinvigorate and transform the festival, Ong renamed it Singapore International Festival of Arts (SIFA). He initiated The O.P.E.N., a pre-festival of ideas to engage diverse audiences with the ideas, issues and themes of SIFA. Today, SIFA is the premier national performing arts festival managed by the Arts House Limited and commissioned by the National Arts Council. It aims to inspire through great international and Singapore artistic experiences in performance, theatre, dance and music.
Act I of the musical recounts the voyage of Marco Polo from Venice to Central Asia and his encounter with Kogajin, the daughter of the Great Khan. Act II brings us to Cathay and tells the story of Marco’s quest, amidst strong opposition from the ruling Mongol elite.
Grantee: Emilio Infante
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
Aida aims for a 'pure beauty' with regards to painting. Over 30 works are predicted to be shown: the largest quantity of any of Aida's solo gallery shows to date. The exhibition is charged with the notion that surely, in these troubled times more than ever, we must pause and reconsider the idea of a 'pure beauty'.
Grantee: Aida Makoto
Globus Washitsu “Tatami Recital” features ACC grantee Hidejiro Honjo (Keigo) with Thomas Piercy on the Hichiriki, clarinet; Elizabeth Brown playing the shakuhachi; Chatori Shimizu on the sho; and Jun Ando on the koto. The traditional music instruments of Japan are handcrafted from organic materials such as bamboo, paulownia wood, silk, and lacquer. They are particularly sensitive to their surroundings and were intended for performances in temples, homes, and other intimate spaces constructed of woods, grasses, and earth. This series aims to capture the innate beauty of these instruments and their music in their natural environment.
Grantee: Ayusawa Keigo
Rewind: Selections from the Harold and Ruth Newman New Media Collection comprises a selection of new media works from the Museum’s collection; Asian contemporary art.