Postponing “The Beginning of Life/Art” Exhibition Opening


Please be informed that an upcoming ACAC exhibition entitled of “The Beginning of Life/Art: Cloth Weaves Our Times, from Aomori” slated to open on April 11th, has now been postponed so as against the imminent spread and transmission of COVID-19. We are planning to open the exhibition from Thursday, May 7th.
Once the details of the opening are worked out and confirmed, it will be announced on this website, SNS – Facebook and Twitter.
Thank you for your understanding and attention.


2020 Program Schedule in ACAC


We might unwillingly change program schedule and contents.
Regarding the detail, please check each programs web pages.
Thank you for your understanding.

“The Beginning of Life/Art: Cloth Weaves Our Times, from Aomori”
Exhibition period: April 11 (Sat) May 7 (Thu) – June 21 (Sun), 2020, 10:00-18:00, Admission free, Open all day during the exhibition
Artists: ENDO Kaori(Japan), USUI Yui(Japan), LIN Gieh-Wen (Labay Eyong)(Taiwan)
will invite three artists based in Asia, who have been doing contemporary art projects, using handcraft, craft, and techniques rooted in traditional cultures. They will exhibit new works inspired by culture or history involved in Cloths or Fabrics in Aomori.

“Artisrt in Residence 2020 Open Call:Call for Open”
Program period: June 17 (Wed) – September 22 (Tue),  → Sep. 16 (Wed)―Dec. 22(Tue), 2020
Artists:Now on Screening
Artists from all over the world will be selected and stay in ACAC. They will research, produce works and hold workshop, performance event or exhibition. We will inform when the events will be decided.

“Aomori Triennale 2020″(Co-organize with Aomori City) * discontinuance
Exhibition Period: October 3 (Sat) – November 23 (Mon), 2020
As a part of “Aomori Triennale 2020″ which will be held as whole year project by Aomori city, ACAC will co-organize a contemporary art exhibition. (Artistic Director: TSUBAKI Noboru)

The end of November, 2020 – March 2021
We will hold some events such as sound art performance, drama, print making workshop.


Dispatch Japanese artist to Atelie Fidalga


ACAC has dispatched Japanese artist to Atelie Fidalga which is art organization and runs artist in residence in Brazil once a year from 2017.

KAMATA Yusuke (2017/2018) and Funai Misa(2018/2019)was dispatched these 2 years.

You can see their reports from here>>

And for this year, SUZUKI Motomasa will be dispatched from next week and stay in Fidalga for 1 month.

He will research folk art and contemporary art in Brazil.

Overseas dispatching program

period:2020, February 25 – March 21

Venue:Atelie Fidalga (Sao Paulo, Brazil)

Artist : SUZUKI Motomasa

Suzuki’s works at ACAC>>



February 15th, HIRANO Tomoe with Aomori Jr.


ACAC held the workshop “HIRANO Tomoe with Aomori Jr.” on 15th February.

This is organized by ACAC and an organization ” Output committee” which consists of teachers of special needs school.

“Output committee” organized the exhibitions in 2015 and 2018, and has kept supporting the expression by the people with disabilities.

Hirano Tomoe is an artist while working for the Tofu pudding making factory, and has down’s syndrome.

She produces colorful drawing with the motif of map, and exhibited huge drawing at “Output exhibition” in 2018.

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This workshop was held with Hirano and the partner facilitator KIDO Hideo who is a teacher at Aomori Daini special needs school.

First, Hirano introduced herself, and show the movie which introduce her life by the interview of her family members and a co-worker.

Her mother and father talked about the time when she was born, and it indicated how she is loved by her family members.



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After that, the participants started to work.

They colored the papers which  were photocopied the Hirano’s drawing .

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Finally, Hirano put together the participant’s papers and made big map.

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This workshop originally started at “Runbinii art museum” at  Hanamaki city, Iwate prefecture as “Meeting class project”

This project is that people with disabilities are dispatched as a teacher to the junior high school.

The teacher is an artist and the person with disabilities. However, this project aims to understand the person without any boarder by special skill or disabilities.

“Runbinii ar tmuseum” held this project many times (more than 40 times), and “Output committee” plans to do this at Aomori. This is the first step to them.


Spring Will Come Here in Aomori, Soon?


LIN Gieh-Wen (Labay Eyong in Truku name) )who are participating for the next spring show from April 11th stayed in ACAC due to research for her new creation for the past week. She is from Fuaien, Taiwan and the day she arrived at Aomori was a blizzard.

Labay is a member of Taiwanese indigenous, Truku tribe. She works on sculptural installations with her knowledge and skill on traditional weaving and knitting. She researched artefacts especially Sakiori (textile from Nambu area) which are stored in Aomori City Board of Education and went to the coast and garbage dump to find material for her new project. I’m looking forward to seeing her outputs which are reflected the similarity and difference between Taiwan and Japan in her eyes.86350381_1843925545740234_2856683250804326400_n 86173914_1843925599073562_5578179738792361984_n 86730546_1843925522406903_1941754177650688000_n 84484865_1843931442406311_1220940927443402752_n 86186121_1843925635740225_7733189573949259776_n 84637556_1843925665740222_2093827682427994112_n 84453616_1843925712406884_4165467967531778048_n 86274913_1843931465739642_5976385789100032000_n


We Have Started Preparing for Spring Exhibition!


We have started preparing for our spring exhibition from Saturday, April 11th.

Until yesterday, USUI Yui stayed in Aomori for researching especially to textbooks in girl’s school before WWII and kogin (local needlework in Tsugaru) in Hirosaki for her new creation at ACAC. She held a workshop titled of “embroidery cafe” with the partipants for making a part of her work. They really enjoyed having a time with embroidering of cross stitch technique.

Yui will begin to stay at ACAC from mid or late March. Stay tuned for the exhibition!