Textures (Kime to Kehai)

July 28 (Sat) ~ September 17 (Mon), 2012 10:00 - 18:00 / Free

The Aomori Contemporary Art Centre (ACAC) has conducted Artist in Residence programs since its founding in 2001. The theme for the 2012 year is "storytelling".Artists are storytellers who describe and convey the present world through their art activities and productions by interpreting contemporary society from myriad perspectives and offering previously unforeseen values or posing challenging questions.Pieces are created clearly and logically, but sometimes a storyworld hides behind each piece, containing poetic beauty and completely novel ideas which transcend logic, which would otherwise remain incomprehensible by looking a piece’s structure alone. In this exhibition, "Texture and Sense", we focus on each piece's subtleties, its storyworld in the backdrop. "Touch" suggests the intricate surface designs and patterns and corresponds with the word "texture" in English. The word "texture" holds many meanings; it can mean anything from "structure" and "composition" to "touch" or "feel" or "features". The words of well-known 20th-century architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, "God is in the details," tell of a strong awareness towards the most detailed textures. Throughout the exhibitions, we hope you will sense the quiet story which dwells in the details of each of our artists' pieces.




Born 1981 in Helsinki, Finland. Graduated with an MA in Photography from the University of Art and Design in Helsinki. She creates photographs replate with her own unique narrative of interweaving reality with ction. In this exhibition, she shows 2 types photos in dierent way. One is the mounted photos brought from Finland, and the other is small photos she shot in Aomori which installed directley on the wall. Every week, she adds new photos took in Aomori.

2000-04 Bachelor of Arts from Academy/Turku Polytechnic, Turku, Finland
2004-11 Master of Arts from the University of Art and Design Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
[Selected Solo Exhibitions]
2010 Chapter IV, Gallery TaiK, Berlin, Germany
2010 Young Artist of the Year
2010, Tampere Art museum, Tampere, Finland
2011 Beings are silent, Gallery TH13, Fondation d'entreprise Hermès, Bern, Switzerland
[Selected Group Exhibitions]
2009 Internal and External Landscapes, Shiseido Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2011 The Helsinki School - A Female View, Foto-Raum, Wien, Austria
2011 Touching dreams, The National Museum of Photography, Copenhagen, Denmark

Window (forest), 2009.
31,5 x 46cm,
pigment print mounted on aluminium

Castle (ark), 2010.
21 x 28cm,
pigment print mounted on aluminium

Last autumn, 2008.
31,5 x 42,5cm,
c-print mounted on aluminium

assistant [MATSUBARA Megumi + ARIYAMA Hiroi]


An architect unit created in 2002 by Matsubara and Ariyama. Their activities traverse art and architecture. They plan to complete a part of their "33-year-old House," a house under construction in Nara, while in Aomori and unveil is as a display, the space itself as an interactive work of art. "ABSENT CITY: Non-Existent City" Exhibition (Solo Exhibition/2008), etc.

1977 Born in Tokyo
2001 Bachelor of Architecture from The University of Tokyo, Tokyo
2002 Co-founded assistant
2003 Master of Interdisciplinary Studies from The University of Tokyo, Tokyo
2004 Master of Architevture from The Bartlett School of Architecture, London

1978 Born in Nara
2001 Bachelor of Architecture from The University of Tokyo, Tokyo
2002 Co-founded assistant 2003 Master of Architecture from The University of Tokyo, Tokyo
2004-2005 Trainee in UK (Supported by POLA Art Foundation)

Void, Sedona Daikanyama, 2010

Windscape, DesignTide Tokyo 2010, MINI GINZA, 2010
photo:Kensyu SHINTSUBO

Model of House of 33 Years, Nara, 2008-2012



Born in 1968 in Nagoya. Composer, keyboard harmonica/piano player, group composing facilitator. In addition to his musical activities, he also participates in a wide variety of other genres such as theater and the ne arts. During his Artist in Residence, he will unveil his rst installation piece and attempt a composure which employs the ACAC outdoors and piano.

1992 Bachelor of Science from Kyoto University, Kyoto
1994 The University of York, York, UK (supported by the British Council) [Selected Activities]
1990-94 “pou-fou” (Music Group), Sony Music Entertainment “NEW ARTISTS AUDITION” Grandprix
2005 Music of Zoorasia, Yamashita Pier No. 3 and 4 Warehouses, Yokohama
2006 Whaletone Opera, Ezuko Hall, Miyagi
2009 Keyboard Choreography Collection 2009, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Space, Tokyo
2010 Concert in a swimming pool, Aichi Triennale 2010, Nagoya municipal Fuji junior high school, Aichi
2001 INTERMEZZO, Airplane Label, Tokyo
2004 SHOGI Composition, Yamaguchi Cneter for Arts and Media [YCAM], Yamaguchi

The concert in a swimming pool in Aichi Triennale 2010, Aichi, 2010
photo by Kazunori Ueda

SHOGI Composition, Score

HOKI Nobuya


Born in 1966 in Kyoto and a graduate from the Kyoto City University of Arts (MFA, painting). He produces paintings by a unique two-pronged drawing device, resulting in what Hoki describes as “double line drawing,”in which two parallel lines comprise the picture.

1993 Master of Arts from Kyoto City University of Arts, Kyoto
2010~ Associate Professor of Kyoto City University of Arts, Kyoto
[Selected Solo Exhibitions]
2003 Tempel - Kirche Köln - Kyoto, Luther Church, Cologne, Germany
2008 Taka Ishii Gallery, Kyoto
[Selected Group Exhibitions]
2004 Roppongi Crossing: New Visions of Japanese Artists 2004, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo
2006 rapt! - 20 contemporary artists from Japan, MONASH University Museum of Art, Melbourne, Australia
2010 Garden of Painting, The National Museum of Art, Osaka
2010 RESONANSE, Suntory Museum, Osaka

Untitled, 2012
194x 131cm / 76.4 x 51.6inch
Oil oncanvas
Courtesy of Taka Ishii Gallery
Photo:Yasushi Ichikawa

Untitled, 2011
108 x 76.5cm / 42.5 x 30.1 inch
Indian ink on paper
Courtesy of Taka Ishii Gallery
Photo: Yasushi Ichikawa


Organized by: Aomori Contemporary Art Centre (ACAC),Aomori Public College In cooperation with: Taka Ishi Gallery, Sendai School of Design, ACAC student supporters, AIRS, Seki Glass, AI-Sign Co., Ltd. Supported by: Agency of Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan, in Fisical Year, 2012