International Exchange Program 2018
“Area meets Space ⇄ Space meets Area (she jiao ding ⇄ ding jiao she)”
Koganecho Area Management Center X FreeS Art Space
FreeS Art Space and KAMC deal with their own region in different ways. In this exchange program both of them introduce artists related to each other through two exhibitions in each space. The program makes us to consider ourselves, through encountering each other’s method and difference; such as cultural backgrounds and contrasting scales of approach as “space” and “area”.
本展為六位現在或曾經在黃金町駐留創作的藝術家群展。由左向右寫的「黃金反射町」，以及透過鏡面反射似的「nwoT noitcelfeR dolG」組成一對的展覽標題，除了連想到在黃金町創作的作品本身，就像是照映地區的鏡子似的狀態，也同時回溯到日治時期，商店看板文字的讀法是從右到左一般。就像兩種不同的文化交錯而生的看板標示，此次展覽探討將在一時空背景下創作產生的作品，展示在不同脈絡的空間之意義，嘗試成為嶄新的接觸空間（contact zone）
About the exhibition
The title Gold Reflection Town 町射反金黄, which is a group show of six artists related with Koganecho (Gold Town, 黄金町), is composed of “Gold Reflection Town” and its Chinese letters “黄金反射町” reflected like in a mirror. It implies the fact that works created there somehow reflect an aspect of the town. It also reminds us of letters on a board read from right to left that appeared in the age of Taiwan under the Japanese government. The letters seem to represent the contact zone of two different cultures. Referring to it, this exhibition aims to reflect the works in another context that present a certain meaning in a specific area, and to be the new contact zone today.
Koganecho Area Management Center (KAMC)
KAMC is a non-profitable organization that promotes “community development through the arts”. It works in collaboration with the local people, police, city government, companies and universities. In addition to the Koganecho Bazaar that is its annual art festival, it runs Artist in Residence (AIR) program, Koganecho Art School where provides learning and interchanging opportunity for the local people , and other activities regarding community building.
策展人 | Curatorial Team
內海 潤也 Junya Utsumi
水谷 朋代 Tomoyo Mizuya
藝術家介紹 | Profile
Born in Fukuoka, 1980. Obata begun exhibiting his oil, landscape paintings around 2000. In 2008, he moved to Koganecho, Yokohama. Since that time, he has mainly taken as his motif the neighborhood and natural scenery around the town.
My works extract trivial phenomenon in everyday life, and represent it in a certain space. In the space, people might experience “realizing” something. The experience make obscure a boundary between knowing and unknowing. I want to present joyful feeling of the realizing and tolerance for ignorance.
I depict scenes from reality on two-dimensional surfaces, which then become the basis for my three-dimensional works. For me, it is also an act of evoking memories that are usually overlooked in the land that I have chosen to depict. The two-dimensional works achieve balance through their proximity to and distance from one another. I enjoy that which can and cannot be seen, flat surfaces and solid forms, how multiple phenomena become one reality, and one phenomenon becomes many realities.
1987年於日本東京出生。畢業於武藏野美術大學，東京藝術大學大學院。思考「他者」作為自身的一部分的可能性，透過影像裝置並結合其他媒材進行創作。參與群馬青年雙年展2015，搖滾和藝術的蜜月期（HAJIMARI ART CENTER），黃金町藝術市集2017等。
Born in Tokyo, 1987. Graduating from Department of Arts Policy and Management at Musashino Art University, she entered the Graduate School at Tokyo University of the Arts in 2014. By using conceptual projects as a medium, she involves participation of others in order to create performance pieces, which she records and presents as video installation.
Graduating from Department of Film & Multimedia(BFA), KNUA(Korea National University of Arts) in 2000. As a progressive film director, his creativity is displayed not only in film scene but also art and theater scene. He makes an effort to show human narrative and affection with vocabulary from moving images.
Born in Aichi, 1985, having Chinese nationality. Studied contemporary art at undergraduate and graduated school of Nagoya Zokei University of Art and Design 2003-2009, and started creating ceramics by herself. The central concept in her creation is “to understand human beings as a living creature having natural and biological structure”. Exploring with the idea , she regards her creation as joyful activities to find out humans as biological, natural and cycling ecological matters.
開幕茶會 | Opening Reception
開幕表演 | Opening Performance