Curator’s research @ Aomori Museum of Art


Josue MATTOS, a curator from Brazil as “Curator in Residence”, visited Aomori Museum of Art last week.

We watched their collection exhibition, then could see the production of an artist OHKOJIMA Maki who produced huge painting as artist in residence program these 2 weeks in the museum.

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Yamashita Ayako’s Dance Workshop



We have been holding Ayako’s Dance workshops since last September. We have two part; ‘Trace the skylines’ and ‘Parades ’in this series. And we held showing of them in twice until now. I report the ‘Parades’ and the variation of ‘Trace the skylines’ with some photos.


In ‘Parade’ was held on the path way or an Arcade in ACAC. Ayako decided the order how to move, how to make the sequence with participants. And tambourine player join too. During the performance, visitors also enjoyed their dance with sound and viewing of nature.


In ‘Trace the skylines’, Ayako didn’t change the mainly order, but changes some places to sketch skylines for participants each times. We changed the places, their drawing change too, and their dances also changed. It was very interesting and surprising. Important activities are not changed. They are to be relax and keen your feeling of body, and to realize something from surroundings through looking for your favorite lines in viewings. They are simple and important, but we often forget how to do them.

Let’s join us!
Schedule in this month;
23th and 24th, November
‘Trace the skylines’ 11:00〜13:00
‘Parade with the skylines’ 14:30〜16:30*
*Performance 15:30~
Tel. 017-764-5200/e-mail acac-1(a)


Curator’s research @ Hirosaki


Josue MATTOS who stay at ACAC as “Curator In Residence” and the AIR artists visited Hirosaki last week.

Hirosaki city is building new contemporary art museum now and it will open in 2020.

We could visit the inside of the construction site and heard about the plan of the museum. Then, visited “Kogin factory”.(Kogin is traditional Aomori embroidery)


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MORI Keita Talk Event


On November 10, a talk entitled “Clouds without Skies” was held by MORI Keita,
It is the first time of the artist talk series of autumn artist in residence exhibition.

MORI says that it is important to experience the work directly. Participants went to the gallery with him to see his work and touched it, though people can’t touch usually. Then he talked about the wall drawing was created with threads, woolen threads and glue gun. In addition to experiencing the space enveloped in the work drawn on the large wall of the gallery, participants were able to experience material lines through touch.


When we actually see the work nearby, we notice there are parts of thread’s fray and stubborn. They became the core in talk. The drawing seems to be a systematic when we see it distantly, but closely, the traces of adhesive of glue gun and the thread entangled during production are left as it is.
Though generally it is regarded as a mistake in production, it is related to events that happen in our society. In the world where the order is established, even in sophisticated system, “error” is always included. He explains that his art shows them in drawing.
The work is continued as a series, titled from “Bug Report” that comes up when a computer system error occurs.


In the talk, a video work which was already conceived before drawings by thread and finally created last year was showed. Continuing to change shape in a moment, the image of “Ayatori” (string figures) shot contains uncertainty and translucency expressed in the current drawing work.

He is also interested in performing art, he also talked about future developments that there are plans to draw out two-dimensional drawings to express them in performance and three-dimensional.


Curator’s research @ Towada


Josue MATTOS who stays in ACAC as Curator in Residence program and the artists visited Towada city yesterday.

visited Ando Tadao’s library, Kuma Kengo’s community center, public space “14-54″, then see the Mohru Yuko’s solo exhibition in Towada art center.

( the photo was taken besides Ron Mueck “Standing Woman”)



Curator’s research @ Hachinohe city


Josue MATTOS, curator from Brazil and ACAC invited as a “Curator in residence” program visited Hachinohe city with other resident artists yesterday.

Visited “Hacchi” “Machiniwa” and “Books center”, then moved to see “Nango Chiisana Geijutsusai” (Nango small art festival) with the curator of Hachinohe city.

We could meet the artists who exhibit their work at the festival and live and work Hachinohe.



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