Here and Beyond

10:00am - 6:00pm,October 28 - December 10, 2017 / Admission Free

Works of art are not created from nothing. The real world gives more or less clues and influences to them, but they are created going beyond observing the real world. We can understand that the world of thus created works is neither fiction nor fantasy, but another reality that is the inner reality lying beyond reality.
While reality is realized as a common perception of society, it is not always identical. Therefore, it is uncertain so as to differ in how it looks and how people perceive it. What and how to extract from reality is important for artists to develop their works. The viewer, on the other hand, standing in front of the work, perceives it and expands imagination based on his or her relationship with reality, personal experiences, etc. Works conceived from ambiguous reality, though visible and intelligible, will become a means for the viewer to share things and matters with others.
This time, we are going to think about the relationship between reality and another reality created by works. We proceed this program with artists whose works will attract viewers including local people with various messages of new ideas, discoveries, etc., while they are based on reality that we are facing.


HAN Ishu


Born in 1987 in Shanghai, immigrated to Aomori city at age 9. Graduated from the Tokyo University of Arts (MA). Based on the quest for identity and his own experiences, Han has produced video works depicting reality, which look fictional. A “story,” which is expressed with physicality that everyone can share, questions our society itself and the relationship between society and individuals.

[ Selected Exhibitions ]
2017 “The Drifting Thinker”,MoCA Pavilion, Shanghai, China.
2016 “Sights and Sounds: Highlights”,The Jewish Museum, NY, USA.
2015 “In the Wake - Japanese Photographers Respond to 3/11”,
Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

The thinker floats on the sea, video, 2016.

A person as the territory, lightjet print, A set of 4, 2016.



Born in 1992 in Aichi, Japan. Graduated from Kyoto City University of Arts (MA). Motoyama is insistently pursuing paintings. While adopting an experimental method of expression that approaches the minimum elements getting rid of subjectivity and information on the object to be depicted, she deals with the relations between the ground and the figure and the “act of painting” itself.

[ Selected Exhibitions ]
2017 “Singing In Falsetto”, Kurumaya Museum of Art, Tochigi, japan.
2016 “ART FESTIVAL HANARART“, Takatoritosa Machinami, Nara, Japan.

Drawing paper (fruit basket), acrylic paint on acrylic board, 2017.

Drawing paper (sun and moon, two people), acrylic paint on acrylic board, 2017.

ANG Sookoon


Born in 1977 in Singapore. Graduated from School of Visual Arts. The work of Ang centers around intangibles and their co-existence with the rational world. Ang has consistently and precisely built a body of work produced in response to the transient nature of existence. Through a variety of media, Ang stages nonlinear narratives that engage layers of perception and the plasticity of interpretation.

[ Selected Exhibitions ]
2016 “EVEREST”, Objectifs, Singapore.
2014 “Inside”, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France.
2013 “Singapore Biennale 2013: If the World Changed”, Singapore.

PRESENT TENSE series, Cutout standee installation, Inkjet print on aluminum, exhibition at Objectifs Centre, 2016.

4PM, video installation, LCD Screens, 2016.

Clémence CHOQUET & Mickaël GAMIO


French artist duo, Choquet (born in 1987) and Gamio (born in 1986) produce installations, photographs and video works considering realities in their context including scientific theory, state-of-the-art technologies, myths and faith. They attempt to interact with the physical, historical and architectural features of a place.

[ Selected Residence Program ]
2017 Exchange Residency Program (Invitation), Tokyo Wonder Site, Tokyo, Japan.

[ Selected Exhibitions ]
2016 “vacance”, Chapelle Saint-Quirin, Sélestat, France.
2015 “Dénis de réalité”, FabrikCulture, Hégenheim, France.

Slices (dodes'kaden), Video, 2017.

Concrete solutions (fortune),  photographs, work in progress, 2017.


Photo on 10-08-17 at 3.19 pm

Born in 1977 in New Delhi. Graduated from Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda (MFA). Art practice of Peswani ranges in materials and process explorations to understand the connection between techniques, technologies and their co-relation with human body. She has been exploring various processes that have been associated with crafts. Her practice addresses the contemporary need to understand continuities and ruptures in premodern crafts and technologies.

[ Selected Exhibitions ]
2016  “Trans-from feminism to alternative perspectives”, Korean Cultural Centre, New Delhi, India.
2015  “In Continuum”, Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi, India.
2013   “Fruits of Labor (a Monument to Exhaustion)”, Zehjiang Art Museum, Hangzhou, China.

Fruits of Labour (A Monument to Exhaustion), Exhibition at Zhejiang Art Museum, 2013.

Envisioning the Seer (5 studies on seeing), Hand embroidery and mirrors on Calico cotton, 2015. (a part of works)


Organized by Aomori Contemporary Art Centre [ACAC], Aomori Public University.
Sponsored by the Agency for Cultural Affairs Government of Japan in Fiscal Year 2017.
In Cooperation with Khoj International Artists’ Association, AIRS