2020 Program Schedule in ACAC
“The Beginning of Life/Art: Cloth Weaves Our Times, from Aomori”
Exhibition period: April 11 (Sat) – 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), 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)
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>>http://www.acac-aomori.jp/category/acacblogen/overseas-dispatching/?lang=en
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) http://ateliefidalga.com.br/
Artist : SUZUKI Motomasa http://tsca.jp/artist/motomasa-suzuki/#works
Suzuki’s works at ACAC>>http://www.acac-aomori.jp/work/2018-2-4/?lang=en
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.
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.
After that, the participants started to work.
They colored the papers which were photocopied the Hirano’s drawing .
Finally, Hirano put together the participant’s papers and made big map.
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.
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!
January 11 FUNAI Misa drawing workshop
ACAC held Funai Misa’s drawing workshop on January 11th.
The participants are over 3 years old kids and adults.
They used canvas and the paints which Funai uses for her artworks.
First, Funai introduced her works and the photos which she took at Brazil and Niigata last year.
She encouraged the participants to imagine what they could find if they dig the snow.
First, choose the colors.
She is drawing crystals of snow.
Some kids used their hands.
Funai painted across the canvas by roller.
Paint again on the mixed color.
Some used crayon at the last part.
The final version of the painting.
After painting, all the participants talked their feeling.
They cut the pieces of canvas and bring them to their home.