吃驚 BIKKURI

October 23 -- November 21, 2010.

Bikkuri -- To be surprised or startled by something unexpected
“For it is owing to their wonder that men both now begin and at first began to philosophize; they wondered originally at the obvious difficulties, then advanced little by little and stated difficulties about the greater matters…”
-- without even needing to reference the words of Aristotle, it is evident that wonder or astonishment provides the driving force that moves us to question the world around us and to seek new understanding.  When an artist encounters new material, when an element of chance is brought into his artwork, and when that work begins to take shape ? on all of these occasions, various wonders and astonishments are necessary to move the process forwards. For the viewer too, the angles presented by the artist may represent a fresh viewpoint, one which comes from a place of wonder and has the power to shake his or her established world.

Though this surprise or wonder may not completely overturn the established order of things, within it are surely contained seeds of change, which will spread slowly and gradually throughout society.  The upcoming Artist in Residence Program, and its ensuing exhibition, will adopt this idea of “surprise” or “wonder” as its central theme.

artists

Angie ATMADJAJA

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Born 1976 in Jakarta, Indonesia, currently lives and works in U.K.
Angie Atmadjaja is a sound artist working in the U.K. Her work centres on quiet, abstract minimal audiovisual installations exploring psychoacoustic/ acoustic phenomena. By articulating pure sound materials such as sine waves and filtered noise, she creates works placing viewers in a realm of pure experience where sound is perceptually tangible.

Exhibitions
2010  “Room Mode”, Phoenix Arts Centre, Brighton, UK.
2009  “Piksel ’09 Digital Arts Festival”, Lydgalleriet, Bergen, Norway.
2007  “Late Music Festival 2007”, Early Music Centre, York, UK.

 

Structure [Centre]”, Sound Installation articulating at intersecting null point of three carefully balanced sine waves, 2010.

SONG Sanghee

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Born 1970 in Soul, Korea, currently lives and works in the Netherlands. On her art activities, Song worked on re-examining historical and political realities of Korea from woman’s perspective, and she questioned her place in the geography of Korean myths and religions, collective memory and history. Since 2006, after she moved to Amsterdam, Song starts to focus on the personal experience, or embodiment of world history and structure, and re-reading of contexts from different perspectives.

Exhibitions
2009  “Peppermint Candy: Contemporary Korean Art”, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea.
2007  “Global Feminism”, Brooklyn Museum, N.Y., USA.
2006  “The 27th Biennale de Sao Paulo, How to live together”, Porao das Atres_Pavilhao da Bienal, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

 

Pieta who lost her son”, C-print, 2002.

KANO Tetsuro

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Born 1980 in Miyagi, Japan, currently lives in Tokyo. Kano reconstructs an existing environment, like a city, a suburb, nature and so on, by the ready-made found object as his art work. Also Kano brings in the viewpoint of plants or birds in it, looks at his re-constructed landscape through the lens of it, and tries to discern.

Exhibitions
2010  “NEO-TOPIA”, Akiyoshidai International Art Village, Yamaguchi, Japan.
2010  “Seoksu Art Project 2010”, Anyang-si, Korea.
2007  “10th The Taro Okamoto Award for Contemporary Art”, Taro Okamoto Museum of Art, Kawasaki, Kanagawa, Japan.

natureplan”, Installation/ Mixed media (seed, fruit, bird, water, gardening/ agricultural goods), 2010.

TSUDA Michiko

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Born 1980 in Kanagawa, Japan, currently lives in Kanagawa.  Having the underlying critical attitude for technology, Tsuda uses the existing technology to re-produce something else as her artwork which can work to user, not only just as tool. For this exhibition, Tsuda uses "Google Map" as her artwork, and proposes the another usage of the technology for our creative living.

Exhibitions
2009  “No man’s land  Memento Vivere/ Memento Phantasma”, Former French Embassy, Tokyo, Japan.
2009   “Re: Membering”, Gallery Loop and Doosan Art Gallery, Seoul, Korea.
2008  “Version Beta”, Center for Contemporary Image, Geneva, Switzerland.

Yeu & Mo”, video, 2008.

YAMAMOTO Seiko

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Yamamoto uses the floor plan as pared information for her art work. She considers this homogeneity is the same homogeneity that dominates new town which is made by the land-readjustments. Yamamoto exhibits like the land readjustment or the floor plan, and focuses on the gap between the sense of realism of people in it and this kind of homogeneous space.

Exhibitions
2010  "Message 2010", Gallery Kobayashi, Tokyo.
2009  "Polyphonic.", Gallery KCPF, Seoul, Korea.
2005  "P&E Presentation & Exhibition @ ARTCOURT Gallery", ARTCOURT Gallery, Osaka.

“the empty view -- uniform”, house of plans, laminate film, 2009.

Organized by Aomori Contemporary Art Centre, Aomori Public University.