Held a Workshop by UTAMURA Hanae on October 12th, 13th and 19th
UTAMURA Hanae who participates for the autumn residency program held a workshop titled of “The End of the World and The Beginning of the World” for 3 days.
In the beginning of the workshop, Hanae talked about her interests and her current art practices, then she and the participants of the workshop shared how they survive in the world with cup of tea. During the performance activities, they enjoy feeling especially energy circulation with nature by guidance of Hanae. On the last day, the artist hired a cameraman to shoot their improvised performance (honestly, we are going to shoot performance again as sunny day version). The resulting of workshop will be shown on the upcoming exhibition, “Lively In-between” from this coming 26th.
Super Cool Girl, Mira Rizki Kurnia’s Performance at the College Festival in Aomori Public University
Mira Rizki Kurnia who join our autumn residency program held a performance titled of “SITUATIONAL Music” at the exchange hall in Aomori Public University.
While exchanging situation and environment with her musical partners in Indonesia, she and the performers backed bread, cut vegetables, drank a cup of coffee and read the newspaper..
Next performance by Miki will be held in ACAC on Saturday, December 7th. Don’t miss it!
Workshop by Mira Rizki KURNIA
Before the opening (October 26th) of the upcoming exhibition in autumn titled “Lively In-between”, we had a workshop by Mira Rizki Kurnia (Miki) from Indonesia today, September 28th.
The participants in this workshop titled of “SITUATIONAL Music” watched a footage of musical performance by John Cage before their activity. Through this video, they knew that they can make sound and can compose used by everyday items, then they tried to make two patterns of interesting sounds by them. They tried to change patterns, to make slowly or to read newspaper according to Miki’s direction. Then they play together with some musicians who are Miki’s friends in Indonesia via Line app. They created very interesting improvisation music.
This “SITUATIONAL Music” performance will be held from now on. Please come to join us below,
“SITUATIONAL Music” by Mira Rizki Kurnia Sunday, October 6th from 2.15pm to 2.45pm at the Koryu (Exchange) Hall in Aomori Public University Saturday, December 7th from 2.30pm to 3.00pm at the exhibition hall in ACAC.
Curator in Residence 2019
ACAC organizes Curator In Residence with Autumn AIR in this year. We invited a curator Anushka RAJENDRAN by the recommendation of Khoj International Artists’ Association in India. She stays from 11th September to 4th November and will curate small exhibition in AV room in ACAC, also will have workshop in Aomori Chuo High School.
Today, she visited Aomori Museum of Art and watched the collection exhibition even though it was closed for public. She was very interested in the works of KOJIMA Ichiro, a Aomori-born photographer.
Steadily Preparing for Autumn Exhibition
Participating artists for the autumn residency program titled of “Lively in-between” (the exhibition will be opened from October 26th) have started preparing for their works.
On September 17th, we had an official meeting with 3 participating artists and 1 artist via Skype from New York. Of course, Ms. Anushka RAJENDRAN who is dispatched for Curator-in-residence program joined the meeting. We discussed the autumn exhibition especially composition on the exhibition gallery.
Before the opening of the exhibition, we are going to hold some events like workshop. Please feel free to join to them. About artistic research, we are almost face the situation that we want to help cats ! Please tell us about Aomori which we can’t reach through books and online.
AIR 2019/Autumn, “Lively in-between” : Participating Artists Have Started to Stay in ACAC
ACAC will open a group exhibition titled of “Lively in-between” from Saturday, October 26th. Participating artists from overseas have started their residency period and creation.
Artist in Residence 2019/ Summer “Lively in-between” Exhibition: Saturday, October 26th until Sunday, December 8th Organized by: Aomori Contemporary Art Centre (ACAC), Aomori Public University Support: Khoji International Artists’ Association、AIRS、Art Club of Aomori Public University Nominal Support: Embassy of the Netherlands in Japan, Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in Japan Supported by: the Agency for Cultural Affairs Government of Japan in the fiscal 2019
Artists: Mira Rizki KURNIA (Indonesia), SATO Koichi (Japan), UTAMURA Hanae (Japan), Elmo VERMIJS (Netherlands)
At the same time, ACAC hosts an emerging curator, Ms. Anushka RAJENDRAN (India) as Curator in Residence Program. She participates in this program by recommendation from Khoj International Artists’ Association in India.
Now we are planning to hold a lot of workshops before the opening of the exhibition. We would like to inform those information soon on Facebook. Feel free to join us!