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Kaihatsu Yoshiaki

Japan

Grants Awarded

1999 | Visual Art | United States

to continue to observe contemporary art activities, meet with artists and curators, and create new work in New York

1998 | Visual Art | United States

to observe contemporary art activities, meet with artists and curators, and create new work in the United States

Events

Exhibition / Japan

Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale 2015

July 26, 2015 - September 13, 2015

The 6th Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale highlights artworks representing creative approaches and techniques as well as devices to appreciate those that have been cultivated by people over generations. This constitutes an alternative “art” for the 21th century, going beyond existing definitions of art.

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Grantees: Cai Guo-Qiang, Hiraishi Hirokazu, Tsuneda Keiko, Yanaihara Mikuni, Navin Rawanchaikul, Hitsujiya Shirotama, Kawamata Tadashi, Kaihatsu Yoshiaki

Island of Freedom

March 8, 2019 - May 10, 2019

In addition to a number of scientists and artists, the Japanese artist and activist Yoshiaki Kaihatsu, an ACC alumni, was invited to design the central island of freedom for the ZU. Since Kaihatsu's works are always based on a cooperative formation and reinterpretation of a concrete social environment, his island of freedom will by no means correspond to the cliché of the lonely island. Rather, the Japanese activist creates a space that looks like a futuristic extra-terrestrial living room and invites you to grapple with questions of freedom in the 21st century in various formats. The result is a spaceship of free speech.

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