Dynamic Garden in Full Motion

July 28 (Sat) – September 9 (Sun), 2018, 10:00-18:00, admission free

Throughout the course of our lives, we belong to communities such as families, schools, companies, and peer groups. We classify things—either consciously or subconsciously—and tend to assign rules and give order to them to interpret them as larger constructs and frameworks such as nationality, gender, language, ideology, or politics. These frameworks can seem like indomitable institutions to living beings as short-lived and fragile as humans and can be a help or a hindrance depending on one’s circumstances. But take a look inside any one of them and you’ll discover a continuous internal motion that transforms the very notions that these frameworks are meant to govern. Once you are attuned to this movement, you begin to realize that these immutable frameworks are actually in a constant state of motion, and the vague contours of their structures come slowly into view.


Artists constantly ask themselves questions during the creative process, questions that address how to interpret their environment and how to observe what is right in front of them. One could even argue that art exists because we continue to question its very definition. Art can remove the frameworks that we are convinced exist and it can create new frameworks that we have yet to imagine. It possesses the power to change how we view the world.


This exhibition highlights the rules, structures, and order of those frameworks and their constant motion. The Aomori Contemporary Art Centre (ACAC) is pleased to welcome to its artist-in-residence program five artists from Japan and abroad who continue to produce works that question our pre-existing definitions of the world. We invite you to contemplate the results of their resident productions during Dynamic Garden in Full Motion.





Born in Osaka, Japan.
2012  M.F.A., Kyoto City University of Art, Kyoto, Japan

[Selected Solo Exhibitions]
"SEEING AND PRACTICING", Enocojima Creates Osaka[enoco]room 2, Osaka, Japan.
"Criterium 87 Sunao Horikawa", Art Tower Mito Contemporary Art Gallery room 9, Ibaraki, Japan.

[Selected Group Exhibitions]
"POLA MUSEUM ANNEX EXHIBITION", Pola Museum Annex, Tokyo, Japan.
"Art Award IN THE CUBE", The Museum of Fine Arts, Gifu, Gifu, Japan.
"echo of the echoes", SEIBU-SHIBUYA Bbld F8 ART space, Tokyo, Japan.
"QUESTION FOR the FUTURE", Kyoto Seika University, Kyoto, Japan.
"Art Court Frontier 2015 #13", Art Court Gallery, Osaka, Japan.
"Kyoto Bank collection", The Bank of Kyoto,Ltd. Kyoto Banking College Katsuragawa Campus Kyoto, Japan.
"The Gunma Biennale for Young Artists 2015" The museum of Modern Art, Gunma, Gunma, Japan.
"VOCA-The vision of contemporary art- 2012", The Ueno Royal Museum, Tokyo, Japan.

[reference artworks]
Banana / closeness, (29), female #1, colored pencil on mylar film, 727×9210mm、2015

<GI-kd16、WD(Japanese)-ana・m、SBnKB no.1-46>(detail), colored pencil on mylar film, size variable, 2016

SUZUKI Motomasa


1981 Born in Shizuoka, Japan.
2004 B.A., Musashino Art University, Department of Sculpture

[Selected Solo Exhibitions]
”MOD” LIXIL Gallery, Tokyo, Japan.
"wall, roof, window" Takuro Someya Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan.
"Honest Place" Plaza North, Saitama, Japan.
"Cinematic Orchestra" LIXIL Gallery, Japan.

[Selected Group Exhibition]
"Vision of Contemporary Art 2017 exhibition", Ueno Royal Museum, Tokyo, Japan.
”MEGURURI ART SHIZUOKA 2016”, Shizuoka Prefectural Museum of Art, Shizuoka, Japan.
"sculpture", Hagiwara Projects, Tokyo, Japan.
"Setouchi Triennale 2013”, 16 Area in Shodoshima, Kagawa, Japan.
"The 10th Gunma Biennale For Young Artists 2010" The Museum of Modern Art, Gunma, Gunma, Japan.
"Taro Okamoto Award for Contemporary Art", The Taro Okamoto Museum of Art, Kanagawa, Japan.

[reference artworks]

Gabriella MANGANO & Silvana MANGANO

Gabriella Mangano Silvana Mangano

1972 Born in Stanthorpe, Australia.
2001 (Gabriella)B.A., Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne, Australia
2003 (Silvana)B.A., Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne, Australia

[Selected Solo Exhibitions]
“Lux”, Ramp Gallery, Hamilton, New Zealand.
“Visible Structures“, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin, New Zealand.
“OF OBJECTS OR SOUND”, Anna Schwartz Gallery, Sydney, Australia.

[Selected Group Exhibitions]
“Figuratively Speaking”, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne, Australia.
“Reenacting History”, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea, gawachoen, Korea.
“Yebisu International Festival for Art & Alternative Visions 2017 Multiple Future”, Tokyo Photographic Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan.
“Sixth Sense”, NAS Gallery, National Art School, Sydney, Australia.
“Video oediV”, Campbelltown Arts Centre, Campbelltown, Australia.
“Dancing Umbrellas: An Exhibition of movement and light”, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Bulleen, Australia.
“Indeterminate States”, William Wright Artists Projects, Sydney, Australia.
“Light Moves: Contemporary Australian Video Art”, Cairns Regional Gallery, Cairns, Australia.
“The 8th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art(APT8)”, Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia.

[reference artworks]
Untitled, Giclee print on Museo Rag Paper, 22cmx 12xcm, 2017, Courtesy of the Artists and Anna Schwartz Gallery

There is no there,
Single-channel High Definition digital video, 16:9, black and white, sound, 2015, Courtesy of the artists and Anna Schwartz Gallery

Sahil NAIK

A10I0127 copy[1]

1991 Born in Goa, India.
B.A., The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Gujarat, India

[Selected Exhibition]
“Ground Zero: Site as Witness/Architecture as Evidence”, Experimenter, Kolkata, India.
“CIMA Awards show 2017”, Centre for International Modern Art, CIMA, Kolkata, India.
“Students Biennale”, Kochi Muziris Biennale, Kochi, India.
“C.V.M National Exhibition of Art”, C.V.M College of Fine Arts Campus, Gujarat, India,
“Dimensions, Preview”, The Fine Arts Gallery, Faculty of Fine Arts, M.S. University of Baroda, India.
“39th State Art Exhibition (Student Category)”, Kala Academy Goa, India.

photo(portrait):Edric George

Portraits of Home / Exit Wounds(Detail), Wood, terracotta bricks, ceramic tiles, sunboard, 35.56×21.59×30.48㎝, 2017, courtesy of the artist and Experimenter, Kolkata

Lazaretto(Detail), Wood, sun board, corrugated sheet, fiber glass, electric wires, galvanized wires and other miscellaneous material, 182.88×182.88×152.4cm, 2017, courtesy of the artist and Experimenter, Kolkata


Organized by Aomori Contemporary Art Centre [ACAC], Aomori Public University.
Supported by Khoj International Artists’ Association, Aomori City Minami Junior High School, Aomori City Tsutsui Junior High School, Aomori Prefecture Aomori Wakaba School for Handicapped Student, Aomori Public University Art Club, AIRS.
Sponsored by the Agency for Cultural Affairs Government of Japan in Fiscal Year 2018.