10th Annual Emerging Japanese Artists' Exhibition
Thursday to Monday 12–6pm WAH Center(Williamsburg Art & Historical Center )
Opening Reception :
Februaey 24th,Friday 6:00~8:00pm
ARMORY NIGHT SCREENING EVENT :
Saturday, March 4th, 7–10 p.m.
JART7th is an art exhibition introducing new waves of art of young Japanese artists from Tokyo, collaborating with NY artists.
The program consists of all genre of art: painting, wood-block printing, photography, object, contemporary craft making, installation, performance, so on and so forth. The art works will be exhibited and displayed everywhere inside WILLIAMSBURG ART & HISTORICAL CENTER, one of the historical buildings of Brooklyn, NY.Don’t miss out on this opportunity to see the artworks of over 30 young Japanese artists.
NY / Yoko Haraoka, Akiha Yamakami, Yuki Ideguchi, Jun Ando, Yoshiaki Otsuka, kiriko Shirobayashi, Sonomi Kobayashim, Yusuke Ochiai
TOKYO/ Ruuna Iwasaki, Kugo Eguchi, Ayaka Yamamoto, Toru Kosaka , Youhei Maki ,Akira Taniguchi ,Izumi Sekiguchi, Chihiro Oto, Yushi Dangami, Aiko Kitano, ESORA, Sayaka Hara,Yuta Toshima, Kotaro Takahashi, Maki Onaya, Keita Oyamada, Komitsu Fujihata, Sayaka Kihata, Goru Monma, Momo Hiramatsu
Direction / Hiro Shoraishi PEPPER’S PROJECT
Support/ Yuko Nii WAH Center
Williamsburg Art & Historical Center, also known as WAT Center, is an NGO established in 1996. The venue was first built in 1867 in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, and has gone through renovations. The venue is open to vicinities, domestic and international organizations for exhibitions, conferences, educational and cultural events and conventions.
In late October 1996, Yuko Nii founded the not-for-profit WAH Center (Williamsburg Art & Historical Center) based upon her Bridge Concept. That concept envisions a multifaceted, multicultural art center whose mission is to coalesce the diverse artistic community, and create a bridge between local, national and international artists, emerging and established artists, and artists of all disciplines. Thus, through the iInternational language of art we come to understand each other to create a more peaceful and integrated world. The WAH Center is a force for peace and understanding and its concept is incorporated in its acronym: “WAH” in Japanese means “peace” or “harmony” or “unity”.
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Akira Taniguchi (Tokyo) installation I like news, and I like history. To understand news in any kind of depth, we need to know about history. Every political problem and every kind of incident has its own background and precedent. I believe we have to judge such matters from many aspects in order to gr- asp the truth about them. Your “justice” might not be “justice” for everyone. Our in- ability to solve the tragic situation in the Middle East is a case in point. By studying human history, we easily realize the truth of the maxim, “history repeats it- self.” We humans kill, cheat, and love each other again and again. Time passes, and we can never go back to a previous historical time, but there are always many similarities between those times and these times. The river of time and history flows ceaselessly, and while the flow may be the same, the water is not. Things like this continue to flow but they also change at the same time. That is what I think about in the course of creat- ing my art. My works repeat, but the fact that my hand is painting them ensures that no two blocks are ever really the same. The differences may be hard to discern, but they are there nonetheless. The truth is hard to find, but I really need to find it. Born in Yokohama, Japan. Entered in Tokyo University of the Arts in 2012.
To-ru Kosaka (Tokyo) video installation+performance A difference of the recognition to be born by a personal unit when we catch things, Disagreement of the information in the interchange with others and The outline of the definition unsteadily in each. I am going to associate with such a trifling matter through my art works consciously. http://ksk-03.wixsite.com/kosaka-to-ru Born in Tokyo, Japan currently underway of Dept. Painting, Faculty of Fine Arts, Tama Art University, Japan Mar,2015 The movie which I used in work "SELF IMAGE" was chosen as a fine work in MEC Award 2015. Aug,2015 “TransRation”（Group exhibition） Oct,2015 “We put the ice in the pillow and, I sleep”（Group performance） Aug,2016 “Freedom of the living”（Performance event）
Sonomi Kobayashim (NY) printmaking In my work, I strive to express the relationships between humanity, nature, earth and the universe. More personally, creating artwork for me is meditation and a reflection of mys- elf in a moment in time. Viewers often find universality in my paintings, which depict shapes and symbols found in nature. The use of round and circular forms represent the cycle of life and their common occurre- nce in the universe. My work is symbolic and abstract. I use different mediums such as oil paint, ink, waterc- olor, and printmaking such as lithography and etching. The varied colors, fine lines and organic shapes in my art reflect my sensibilities and emotions. These feelings are often uncertain and intimidated by the challenges the futu- re may bring, but ultimately inspired and hopeful. Sonomi Kobayashi is a New York based artist, was born and grew up in Japan. She recei- ved studio certificate in painting from The Art Students League of New York, and also studied sculpture and printmaking there. She now works out of her studio in Bushwick Brooklyn, NY and exhibits frequently in the United States, Japan, and Europe. She re- ceived Will Barnet Grant in Printmaking in 2013, and got accepted to do a residency at MASS MoCA, also earned scholarships and has done residencies at Vermont Studio Center, VT, Vytlacil Campus, Sparkill, NY, and Cat'Art Contemporary Art Centre, Sainte Colombe, France.
Izumi Sekiguchi (Tokyo) painting Born in Suginami, Tokyo, Japan. Brought up with movies and comics because my parents liked them. I create art works from the image of my daily drawings, and analyze my depth psycholo- gy in my drawing as the work completes I endeavor to make those who watch my works enjoy them beyond any words or knowledge, like dancing or music. My illustration is attracted by surreal view of the world, vivid colors, morphing cha- nging of the screen. IzumiSekiguchi, was born in 1995, and lives in Suginami, Tokyo, Japan. 2014- Bachelor of Fine arts, Concentration in Oil Painting, Joshibi University of Art and Design, Japan..
Kiriko Shirobayashi (NY) installation Rumination in the room I made an installation in a little closet underneath a staircase. This area has a sense of se- crecy. It is a hidden spot in the house, but is still in earshot of the domestic sounds of the house. The installation contained one typewriter, a desk, a shredder, some typing paper and an instruction. Viewers were alone in the space and given a quiet moment to think and write anything that came to their minds, which they then shred before leaving. This is a mental digestion practice, where one forgets or gets over something they never faced. When people have problems and need to talk to someone their problems, it is not necessary to let the other person understand or give advice to them. People eventually decide by themselves, but they need to sort their problems out and understand themselves from a 3rd person’s point of view. When I was a little girl, I wrote and drew on paper about anything I couldn’t get over, or I was confused about. I didn’t want people to read or see these pieces of paper; I just needed to write or draw them and get them out of my brain. I knew I was going to discard the piece of paper in the end, so I could express myself freely. I created this installation to give viewers a little moment for themselves. They don’t need to think about their problems only, but also recall their happy moments. My works contain complex meanings not only by their direct transmissions but also their reminiscences. The corners of our minds, which conceal what we carry underneath our consciousness and unconsciousness, are of supreme interest to me. My work is not necessarily intended to direct anyone in any direction, but more to illuminate aspects of our existence and encourage the viewer to develop their own concept. It is by this method, I believe, that art cultivates understanding and exhibits its own inherent value. After graduating from Osaka University of Arts, I moved to the United States and went on to graduate from the School of Visual Arts with a MFA in Photography and Related Media. I have been showing my video works at centers around the US, including: Chashama Theater Times Square, Paula Cooper Gallery, Zoellner Arts Center, Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts and Allentown Art Museum I have received awards from 4th NAP Biennial Video Festival and Aurora Short Film and Video Festival and have completed residencies at the MacDowell Colony, Headlands Center for the Arts, and Santa Fe Art Institute.
Yushi Dangami (Tokyo) painting, installation 1.Create art between the beautiful and the ugly. 2.Be a painting. 3.Let impartiality be the concept. Have the concept of impartiality in my mind,as well as on the surface the painting. (internal inevitalitiy) Let the meaning be behind the parallel relationships created. 4.Words replace the painting. Restrict upon any area that cannot be explained through such methods. Synthesize my works with the influence of poetry. born 1995 in Japan Musashino art university oil painting department 3 Exhibition solo TRANS ARTS TOKYO 2015 Gallery cafe 3 『epave』 group tanaka isson memorial museum of art （kagoshima pref.） chino city museum of art （nagano pref.） international art fair tokyo 2016 （tokyo） young creators award 2016 MI gallery（osaka） hillside terrace gallery （tokyo） warehouse megro gallery （tokyo） [JART7th] WAHcenter brooklyn（New York）
Kugo Eguchi (Tokyo) textile work [Sequence] Tapestry like the block woven. I made a rule by using a three diminutional woven structure to the color scheme which can't unify an impression of this Tapestry. Thereby, depict the possibility of dialogue with "a closed book". Textile Artist 1990 Born in Tokyo, Japan. 2014 Graduated Tama Art University. Research Associate of Yokohama College of Art and Design, Craft Design Lab
Akira Taniguchi (Tokyo) installation I like news, and I like history. To understand news in any kind of depth, we need to know about history. Every political problem and every kind of incident has its own background and precedent. I believe we have to judge such matters from many aspects in order to grasp the truth about them. Your “justice” might not be “justice” for everyone. Our inability to solve the tragic situation in the Middle East is a case in point. By studying human history, we easily realize the truth of the maxim, “history repeats itself.” We humans kill, cheat, and love each other again and again. Time passes, and we can never go back to a previous historical time, but there are always many similarities between those times and these times. The river of time and history flows ceaselessly, and while the flow may be the same, the water is not. Things like this continue to flow but they also change at the same time. That is what I think about in the course of creating my art. My works repeat, but the fact that my hand is painting them ensures that no two blocks are ever really the same. The differences may be hard to discern, but they are there nonetheless. The truth is hard to find, but I really need to find it. Born in Yokohama, Japan. Entered in Tokyo University of the Arts in 2012.
Aiko Kitano (Tokyo) ceramic work, installation Feeling is so ambiguous. But "the ambiguous" is a margin. The expression is obstructive ,when we want to give expression to our feeling that we don't know how to explain. "The anbiguous" is a space to feel, discover, and understand. 1988 Born in Nara. 2012 Graduated from Osaka University of Arts, ceramic course.
Yoko Haraoka (NY) photograph “Blending In" Yoko Haraoka has been mainly working on various series of self-portraits exploring identity, humor, and stereotypes. Her lifelong interest in observing people and trends shows through in her work. She uses self-portrait photography to convey a comedic and self-depreciating part of herself. In this project she has challenged herself and brought her characters into the public to blend in with the surroundings. Yoko Haraoka was born and raised in Tokyo, Japan. She moved to the U.S. in 2005 and attended New England School of Photography in Boston to pursue a career in photography. After experiencing a variety of photography fields, she has been mostly concentrating on self-portrait projects with an emphasis on humor. Exploring this direction has led to numerous exciting and dynamic series that showcase her playful and artistic outlook on life. She has won an award at the Asian Creative Awards in 2015 and her works have been shown in such places as New York, Philadelphia, Vermont, and Budapest. She currently lives and works in New York City.
Yuki Ideguchi (NY) painting My subjects are primarily nature. Japan is blessed with distinct four seasons, and each season has its own natural beauty. Not only that, I also glean themes from Chinese and Japanese mythologies and folklore, and cultural connection with other countries. One of the most important themes of my work is “Life and Death”.My paintings are often mural-sized, reflecting the classical Japanese wall painting and graffiti art simultan- eously. My techniques are a blend of Nihonga, which means “Japanese-style painting” and graffiti art. Yuki Ideguchi was born in 1986. He moved to New York shortly after finishing his MA in Japanese-style paintings at Tokyo University of the Arts in 2013. One of the most impo- rtant themes of his work is “Life and Death”. His paintings are often mural-sized, reflecting the classical Japanese wall painting and graffiti art simultaneously. He had held some solo exhibitions; Vortex (RezoBox, NY, 2016), WAVE - LIFE AND DEATH (CAAC, NY, 2015), Somewhere hasn’t been here will be here(Minnano Gallery, Tokyo, 2015). And, he had participated more than 50 group shows in Japan, Korea, French, Poland and USA since 2008. Also, He curated some exhibitions.
Chihiro Oto (Tokyo) embroidery work I expressed in the textile the "emotional luxury" by stitching and embroidery techniques. After I graduated from Kyoto City University of Arts, and go on fashion design major at Kanazawa College of art. And I did a proposal and construction of contemporary jewelry brand made with original textiles as a research theme. Now I design patterns of the lace for the lingerie.
Yoshiaki Otsuka (NY) painting Yoshiaki’s works focus on exploring the narrowing gap and the tension that exists between artificial, virtual spaces, such as those found in online video games, and the physical realm in which we live. He is inspired by landscapes of virtual worlds he has encountered in games. He believes that experiences in virtual spaces surpass the boundary between fantasy and reality in the human mind, allowing them to feel very real. These experiences resemble the sensation of being immersed in an artist’ s world, unbounded by canvas borders. Yoshiaki’s works show human thoughts that are aggregations of both subconscious and conscious mental processes, dreams, and desires that appear in both virtual realms and the physical world. Yoshiaki Otsuka was born in Japan in 1984 and currently lives in New York. He received his BFA and MFA from The Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music in 2007 and 2009, respectively. In the fall of 2009, Yoshiaki moved to New York City, where he worked as an artist assistant for two years. In 2014, he graduated the MFA program at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, and moved back to New York.
Yusuke Ochiai (NY) painting When I was child, I became entranced with the deep blue color of the toilet cleaner that my family used at home. The deep blue color was so beautiful, so pure that I wanted to become one with it – I was infatuated, and so I dipped my head into it. This experience was so satisfying that I started to develop a fascination with other colors and the process of absorbing them. I touched the warm orange glow of the car cigarette lighter and painted myself with the cool blue in grade school, yet my destructive motives toward color gradually transformed into more abstract forms, which deeply influenced the style of my current art. Growing up in Tokyo exposed me to a vibrant color palette but my experience in New York City has constantly changed and challenged my understanding of color. Unlike the sterile and clean walls of my youth, the lusty and devastated wallpapers on old buildings in the city create a beauty that is often overlooked – like memory, they retain bits of surface of each re-painting over the decades. All of my paintings represent my emotions and experiences at that particular moment of my life – whether stemming from reality or my own imagined dreamscapes. My current path/character/interest/infatuation/ is Poi. Poi is Path Of Imagination. That’s exactly how I found him, through my own imagination – but now Poi manifests himself in countless forms, on paper, in concrete, and with paint immersing himself in the colors I absorb. Poi gives me the happiness that I hope to bring to the world. Poi is me. Yusuke Ochiai is a Tokyo born, self-taught artist and graphic designer. His career in architectural renderings and 3D computer graphics deeply impact his concept and style of art, while encouraging him to question the use of technology in contemporary art. During his early 20’s travels in Europe and Asia, he was inspired by nature and his experiences--including a near death experience at a snow mountain--to expand his critical perspectives. The practice of painting and sculpting, likewise, help to improve his understanding of design and continues to drive his passion for color and abstraction. He currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.
Akiha Yamakami (NY) soft sculpture ‘Human body' is the main subject and inspiration of my work. Using it as a visual motif, I express the perpetual 'Cycle' of life and death. In my recent work, I explore the energy that arises from 'Separation', such as the cell division which is the very first event of human existence, as well as the departure of human soul from the body. Although such energy is not visible just as our emotions are not, it certainly exists. Similarly we cannot see the cells which compose our body. The Tohoku earthquake in March ’11 and its consequences had changed our consciousness towards something invisible. And I am trying to express the existence of such invisibles through my significant material: the cloths. Because that is our second skin. Akiha Yamakami was born in Nagano Prefecture, Japan in 1984. She studied at 2009 MA in Printmaking, Lithography major at the graduate school of Tama Art University,Tokyo. She lives and works in New York City from 2012. She creates soft sculpture works with print and cloths upon the theme of human body. She actively presents her work both in Japan and in overseas. Started to collaborate with dance projects a few years ago. She makes costumes for dancers as well.
Ruuna Iwasaki (Tokyo) clay+metal work Metal and clay make my works. I try to be a happy circumstances creator with them. I hope you will enjoy ! Born in Tokyo, Japan. 2010 Graduated from Tama Art University, Ceramic, Glass, and Metal Works Major 2010 PROJECT EXHIBITION “Naive Art XVII” GROUP EXHIBITION (Pepper’s Gallery Ginza) 2010 EXTENSION PROGRAM “LOVE THE MATERIAL in NY” 2011 PROJECT EXHIBITION “LOVE THE MATERIAL XII” TWO PERSON’S EXHIBITION 2012 EMERGING JAPANESE ARTISTS’EXHIBITION in NY 2012 ART CROSS PROJECT “About Ginza Hint-Forest” at FRED&PERRY 2016 “LOVE THE MATERIAL in AOYAMA ” at ITOCHU AOYAMA ARTSQUARE
Ayaka Andy Yamamoto (Tokyo) mixtmedia Born in Yokohama, and raised in Yokosuka, Kanagawa, Japan. Conveying the beauty of life by visualizing the connection of human emotions and actions. Currently living with a grandfather. Graduated from Tama Art University, Department of Information Design Interaction Design Course Exhibits 2014 "Hints of the Future in a Shifting World" (as an artists group "aomo") Tokyo, Roppongi, 21_21 design site 2016 Tama Art University Department of Information Design Interaction Design Course Graduation Works Exhibition "Bubun to Zantai" Tokyo, Gotanda, Galleria Hall
Jun Ando (NY) mixt media Art is to relieve the pain of life. The final concept of my art work is to help relieve the pain of life from the root and entertain people to supply human’s imperative want same as the fundamental function of art. All of the distress comes from the fear of death. And that fear is rooted within the ambiguous definition of our existence. Thus humans wanted objects which observe us and made us believe that we are absolute. Therefore, People want fundamentally the image of nature, heaven, hypothetical idol, and dogmas. Ando's art work is to show his thought about the existence by his own interpretation in multilateral way. Jun Ando is a NY based visual/auditory interactive artist, who works on painting, music composing, Japanese zither playing and interactive programming. As a multimedia performer, Ando uses Japanese zither called Koto with effect processor and Max/msp for the interactive sound/3D graphic visual projection. To express all the aspect of his creativity, Ando has formed multimedia dance company, ARis//Absolute Reality of the Indefinite Sense in 2011.
Youhei Maki (Tokyo) 3D print, installation Visual perception in modern society explores themes. The impossibility of mutual understanding with others will be exhibited as an installation. Born in 1993 Lives in Tokyo Studied graphic design at the University
Yuta Toshima [void] 3 minutes 30 second / animation
Sayaka Hara […and the keeper] 3minutes 30 second / animation
ESORA [henge] 4m45s, [hypnotism] 3minutes 35second / animation
Ayaka Kihata [I can't bleath] 6 minutes 13 second / animation
Goru Monma [Evolution] 2 minutes 47 second / animation
Momo Hiramatsu [the Violinist] 3 minutes 41 second, [Thunder Bomber Vermilion] 3 minutes 6 second / animation
Kotaro Takahashi [Balack] 2minutes, [Fragmentation] 2 minutes / animation
kirika Shirobayashi [Castle] 3 minutes, [Ant in Love] 1minutes / animation
Komitsu [so near yet so far] 3minutes 30 second / animation
Yuki Ideguchi [The Great Ruler] 5 minutes 24 second / experiment video
Maki Onaya [DISCOMFORT] 3 minutes / image video
Keita Oyamada [I met him in prison.~Toward others with guilt consciousness~] 4 minutes 55 second/ experimental movies
Yuta Toshima (Tokyo) animation [void] 3 minutes 30 second A closed society, and idols created as numerical expressions of their own existence. Endless replications of the original data results in the loss of individuality, but emotional impulses begin to emerge. Born in Kanagawa,1993.School of Film and New Media Tokyo University of the Arts, Department of Animation.
Sayaka Hara (Tokyo) animation […and the keeper] 3minutes 30 second An animation about a zookeeper and animals. I came up with the idea of making the animation of a typical day at a zoo when I sud- denly remembered that I had a dream of being a zookeeper and wanted to take care of animals as the closest person when I was a child. It was exciting to have an oppor- tunity to visit the background of a zoo and to have an interview with a zookeeper for this animation, but I have learned how hard it is to take care of animals through this experience. I am an illustrator and animator from Nagano, Japan, currently studying in the UK. I love drawing animals, my cats, people on the street and characters from films. I also thoroughly enjoy making stop motion or 2D animations. I spend most of my time drawing, watching movies, eating mixed nuts or doing nothi- ng. I studied information design at Tama Art University until 2016 in Tokyo.
ESORA (Tokyo) animation [henge] 4 minutes 45 second Every girls used magic. [hypnotism] 3minutes 35second It's transparent cold love like a weekday aquarium. 1986 Born in Hokkaido, Japan 2015 Kyoto University of Art and Design (MA Art and Design), Japan Currently lives and works in TOKYO
Ayaka Kihata (Tokyo) animation [I can't bleath] 6 minutes 13 second The psychology of the main character appears as hallucinations of water.When the water seems to be pulling him away from hisfriends and making his float, it plunges him deep beneath the surface. Becoming tiny drops, he overflows, splashes, pools, and falls as rain . Water projects and externalizes what is happening in his mind. Born in Shizuoka Prefecture in 1992. Graduated the Graphic Design program at Tama Art University. Created the sand-animation work I CANʼT BREATHE as her graduation work.
Goru Monma (Tokyo) animation [Evolution] 2 minutes 47 second I selected this word which match the idea in my head. I selected the word "evolution" because I have the idea of moving slimy and changing like the real creature in it. Goru Monma（1993.10.29） Dept. graphic design Tama art university
Momo Hiramatsu (Tokyo) animation [the Violinist] 3 minutes 41 second "Snake Wants to Play the Violin" Created using stop-motion animation. [Thunder Bomber Vermilion] 3 minutes 6 second "How to feel less lonely" Created using stop-motion animation. Born in Yokohama in 1995. From Tokyo Zokei University. Majoring in Animation. Creating a stop-motion animation.
Kotaro Takahashi (Tokyo) animation [Balack] 2 minutes This animation is a short story about the black rose. Fragmentation] 2 minutes This animation is comprised of various colors. Born in Niigata, Japan in 1980. Studied movies in many schools, and now he works as an animator. YouTube channel → 65ailes
kirika Shirobayashi (NY) animation [Castle] 3 minutes I took the title from the unfinished novel “The Castle.” I made a video piece to express some of the impatient feelings caused by bureaucracy in this novel. I think everyone has felt similar feelings, not only due to bureaucracy, but also for everyday life. Kafka won’t choose my ending, but I wanted to release the ant to give us a little hope. The ant wanders around the maze but eventually it will be free. [Ant in Love] 1minutes An ant is going back and forth, in and out of a heart shape. Love is sometimes simple, and sometimes not. This ant’s behavior looks sentimental as well as cynical. The ant searches and browses carefully in the limited space of the heart. Does the ant know it can leave the heart? Does it need to leave the heart? There are many loves, and there are many ways to understand love. I want people look at this in their own way. After graduating from Osaka University of Arts, I moved to the United States going on to graduate from the School of Visual Arts with a MFA in Photography and Related Media. I have been exhibiting my work including Allentown Art Museum, the Center for Photography at Woodstock, the Houston Center for Photography, Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, Onoma Center, Finland, the 5th Pingyao International Festival and the National Museum of Belarus. I have received awards from GEN ART, LMCC and Photography 21 and have completed residencies at the MacDowell Colony, Headlands Center for the Arts, and Santa Fe Art Institute.
Komitsu (Tokyo) animation [so near yet so far] 3minutes 30 second, The theme of this work is depth. It approaches to us imperceptibly and goes far off suddenly. I expressed such an image of sound. The color and the shape make us remember the sense which can't be grasped easily even if we try to grasp it. With each other sound of the flute and piano and wood base, I finished up this into a pleasant pictures. born in 1993. I graduated from Tama Art University at 2016. Now I'm a master class student in Tokyo University of the Arts, Graduate School of Film and New Media, Department of Animation.
Yuki Ideguchi (NY) experiment video [The Great Ruler] 5 minutes 24 second The “Great Ruler” (the great sea, the tornado extending to the heavenly world, the universe, the denouement)is a video art work created by Yuki Ideguchi, to which composer Masatora Goya wrote music and videographer Suguru Ikeda made animation. Divided into four sections, the “Great Ruler” conveys the essence of Buddhism teaching: everything in this world is temporary and transitory. This work is also inspired by the Tale of the Heike, a Japanese tragic epic about the rise and fall of the Heike clan, which opens the story with a famous quote from the aforementioned Buddhism teaching. Artist Yuki Ideguchi ： http://ideguchiyuki.com/ Composer Masatora Goya ：http://www.masatoragoya.com/ Videographer Suguru ：https://vimeo.com/user17076625
Maki Onaya (Tokyo) image video [DISCOMFORT] 3 minutes During living every day, the one I'm spending together most is I myself. Beautifulness, I make a mess, the case that I have decided. It's my part in the mouth and always also conscious of saliva in the mouth neither hair nor skin. I'm not conscious that hair always also grows. It's dirty talk, but I'm not always conscious that there are urine and excrement in the interior of the body. But as soon as those are away from their form, there is not, and "hate sense" forms. For example the hair which fell in a floor of the room. Cut nail. I don't want also to hang saliva to a glass with water a little and drink that again. I don't want to serve chewed food in a different dish and eat again. The collection large of these hate sense is questioned closely, and it's extraordinary, I notice that it's difficult to accept and anyway am making a gesture to accept. August 30,1993 It was born in Gunma. March,2016 Tokyo ZOKEI University Animation graduated.
Keita Oyamada (Tokyo) experimental movies [I met him in prison.~Toward others with guilt consciousness~] 4 minutes 55 second This movie is etude and nonfiction. I met friend.He was high school student. He committed murder. From Saitama. Tokyo Zokei University Cinema Students. Rapper from 「KAMAKIRI&KUMA(Mantises&Bear)」 16/07/30~08/13 Artists in Residence in UK http://www.cnp8tan.oyasoft.com/
Yushi Dangami (Tokyo) painting, installation 1.Create art between the beautiful and the ugly. 2.Be a painting. 3.Let impartiality be the concept. Have the concept of impartiality in my mind,as well as on the surface the painting. （internal inevitalitiy） Let the meaning be behind the parallel relationships created. 4.Words replace the painting. Restrict upon any area that cannot be explained through such methods. Synthesize my works with the influence of poetry. born 1995 in Japan Musashino art university oil painting department 3 Exhibition solo TRANS ARTS TOKYO 2015 Gallery cafe 3 『epave』 group tanaka isson memorial museum of art （kagoshima pref.） chino city museum of art （nagano pref.） international art fair tokyo 2016 （tokyo） young creators award 2016 MI gallery（osaka） hillside terrace gallery （tokyo） warehouse megro gallery （tokyo） [JART7th] WAHcenter brooklyn（New York）
Different experiment video of 3 artists / Talk & Screening
Mami Kosemura “Fall, Melt, Transform - Screening from recent work by Mami Kosemura -“
Talk / Jonathan Clark
[Under Water *8min. version]
[Pendulum *10min. documentary of installation at Dillon + Lee]
Jun Ando ”video works of ARis”
[Rise of Ego]
ON megumi Akiyoshi “Blooming Bubbles in Circulation”
Cathryne Czubek [ON Blooming Art]
[Blooming Bubbles in Circulation]
A short film of 12 artists, mainly animation
Mami Kosemura (NY) experiment video Mami Kosemura is a contemporary artist whose early photographs and animations refer- ence traditional subjects taken from classical European motifs and Japanese painting by exploring the confluence between painting and filmmaking. Her current work pursu- es a new approach that incorporates various elements of painting, composition, and perspective through her painting-like photographs that have a strong sense of physi- cal presence. By broadening her production method, the new work subverts viewers’ expectations of static imagery by introducing physical movement and illustrating the passing of time. Mami Kosemura is based in Tokyo. She is a winner of The 26nd Gotoh Cultural Award, and she has been working in New York for a year receiving a grant from the foundati- on. Her newest video work “Pendulum” will premiere on March 24th at 7:30 at Zankel Hall, which is for Carnegie's 150th anniversary with the american composers orches- tra as a collaboration with Paola Pristini, Composer/ Creative and Executive Direct- or at National Sawdust. Education: 2005 PhD. in Painting, Tokyo University of the Arts Exhibition & Screening : 2016 Solo Exhibition “Pendulum”, Dillon + Lee, New York, US 2016 “Drop Off”, Residency Unlimited, Brooklyn, US 2016 “In and Out of Context: Asia Society Celebrates the Collections at 60.”, Asia Society and Museum, New York, US 2015 ”Still", Ai Kowada Gallery, Hanare, Tokyo, JAPAN 2015 “The Screening for China-Japan-South Korea Summit", National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Korea, KOREA 2014 “Kuandu Biennale 2014”, Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, TAIWAN Award & Residencies 2016 “Residency Unlimited, sponsored by The Gotoh Memorial Foundation, JAPAN 2015 "The 26nd Gotoh Cultural Award" by The Gotoh Memorial Foundation, JAPAN 2013 “Combaz 7 - Artist in Residency in Switzerland -", Crans-Montana, Switzerland, sponsored by C-mart, SWITZERLAND
Jun Ando (NY) experiment video Art is to relieve the pain of life. The final concept of my art work is to help relieve the pain of life from the root by supplying human’s imperative want as the fundamental function of art. All of the distress comes from the fear of death. And that fear is rooted within the ambiguous definition of our existence. Thus humans wanted objects which observe us and made us believe that we are absolute. Therefore, People want fundamentally the image of nature, heaven, hypothetical idol, and dogmas. Ando's art work is to be an operator symbol that leads to our freewill by showing his thought about the existence by his own interpretation in multilateral way. Jun Ando is a NY based visual/auditory interactive artist, who works on painting, music composing, Japanese zither playing, filming and interactive programming. As a multimedia performer, Ando uses Japanese zither called Koto with effect processor and Max/msp for the interactive sound/3D graphic visual projection. To express all the aspect of his creativity, Ando has formed multimedia dance company, ARis//Absolute Reality of the Indefinite Sense in 2011.
ON megumi Akiyoshi (NY) experiment video Pouring water into a cup, bubbles appear and disappear. Their rhythm remind me of a life cycle. The moment a bubble pops up is like a flower blooming in a flash. In a life of fleeting moments, I wish for all bubbles to blossom fully. 1997 BFA Tokyo University of the Arts, Tokyo 2002 MFA School of VISUAL Arts, New York 2005 Manhattan Community Arts Fund by LMCC and NYC dept. of Cultural Affairs 2015 Jean-Michel Alberola Jury Award by Art Olympia International Competition Currently lives/works in New York. She has exhibited/performed/given artist talks in museums and international exhibitons at: Brooklyn Museum (NY), Incheon Biennale (Korea), Japan Society (NY), Atlanta Art Center (US), Singapore Museum (Singapore), MOCA Shanghai (China), Burgos Art Center (Spain), Tokyo University of the Arts Museum Chinretsu-kan (Tokyo), MOCA Taipei (Taiwan), Kunsthaus Dresden (Germany), Sakima Museum (Okinawa), and Beit Ha’ir Museum (Israel), etc. Her works are reviewed/introduced in: New York Times (NY), ABC (Spain), Schaffhauser (Switzerland), Taipei Times (Taiwan) , El Mundo (Spain), Art Asia Pacific (NY), Sports & street (Italy), Korea Times (Korea), Brooklyn Independnt TV (NY), and text/art history books published by New York University and Yale University.
TOKYO SCREENING Yuta Toshima [void] 3 minutes 30 second / animation Sayaka Hara […and the keeper] 3minutes 30 second / animation ESORA [henge] 4m45s, [hypnotism] 3minutes 35second / animation Ayaka Kihata [I can't bleath] 6 minutes 13 second / animation Goru Monma [Evolution] 2 minutes 47 second / animation Momo Hiramatsu [the Violinist] 3 minutes 41 second, [Thunder Bomber Vermilion] 3 minutes 6 second / animation Kotaro Takahashi [Balack] 2minutes, [Fragmentation] 2 minutes / animation kirika Shirobayashi [Castle] 3 minutes, [Ant in Love] 1minutes / animation Komitsu [so near yet so far] 3minutes 30 second / animation Yuki Ideguchi [The Great Ruler] 5 minutes 24 second / experiment video Maki Onaya [DISCOMFORT] 3 minutes / image video Keita Oyamada [I met him in prison.~Toward others with guilt consciousness~] 4 minutes 55 second/ experimental movies