Mobile Projection Unit Participating artists : JuJu Kusanagi Venice VR Expanded is the official competition of immersive content for and within the frame of the Venice International Film Festival, organized by the Venice Biennale.
Venice VR Expanded 2021 will offer attendees the chance to view 37 exclusive immersive VR projects.
JuJu Kusanagi performs in the Mobile Projection Unit’s “Letters from Earth.”
モバイル・プロジェクション・ユニット 参加アーティスト：草薙 樹樹 ベネチア・ビエンナーレのVR作品部門をポートランドで開催。 北アメリカで唯一の開催地であるポートランド美術館に、世界各国から選出された37のVR作品が公開されます。 JuJu Kusanagi（草薙 樹樹）は、パフォーマーとしてモバイル・プロジェクション・ユニットの作品「Letters from Earth」に出演しています。
Why did artists start raising two goats, along with various people from different backgrounds? The first art exhibition will show “seeds of art (something before becoming an artwork)” by the diverse people inspired by the goats grazing on the university land, and the artworks that have begun to sprout from such inspiration.
“The eyes of a goat” project began on December 6, 2020, when two goats, Mugi and Ehime, arrived at the Toride Campus of Tokyo University of the Arts. The goal: create a “transparent arts center” where various people and generations gather, diverse cultures and genres interact. This “transparent arts center,” with no roof or walls, will change its shape according to what the people make of it. Living with the goats, artists are discovering new forms of expression and continuously attempting to create a sustainable place for research, creation, and expression even under the COVID-19 situation. It has also become a place to consider the next form of communities with goats as partners. The spread of the COVID-19 has revealed the reality of the social situation that humans are currently facing. “The eyes of a goat” believes that by incorporating a perspective of non-human “others,” a new way of living may be discovered in today’s society, which can be a series of disasters rather than a post-disaster one, as well as new artistic expression unique to this age.
Participating artists from GAP : Momoko Sato, Nagisa Mizuno
Date：Wednesday, 1 September 2021 – Sunday, 12 September 2021, 10:00a.m. – 8:00p.m., ** In 1st of September, opening hour will be 3pm Venue: BUoY Arts Center Tokyo, 49-11, Senju-Nakacho, Adachi-ku, Tokyo Admission: Free
This exhibition is a group composed of 5 artists who study at the Master of Global Art Practice at Tokyo University of the Arts. In this particular project, the meaning of “MA” (間) will be given as “The Experience of the Dynamics and the Stillness” that happens in the present. Within their own specific field, each artist reflects on their surroundings by comprehending the dynamics and stillness in their daily life. From their interpretations, it is clear to see how artists use their artistic approaches and practices to confront the tide and pent-up problems in their surroundings. They started their projects with the hope of bringing new perspectives to the audience by showcasing their result of reflection.
Participating artists : Sayo Ota, Momoko Sato, Kika Suzuki, Chen Irui, Clinton Pang
Date：Friday, 3 September – Friday, 24 September, 2021, 12:00-19:00, Closed Monday Venue : Courtyard HIROO 3F Art Gallery: 4-21-2 Nishiazabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 106-0031 JAPAN Admission : Free and open to public
Date：Date：Wednesday, 1 September – Tuesday, 30 November, 2021
Venue: GLOBAL RING THEATRE, Brillia HALL etc. and Online streaming
会場：東京芸術劇場、GLOBAL RING THEATRE（池袋西口公園野外劇場）、あうるすぽっと(豊島区立舞台芸術交流センター) 、東京建物 Brillia HALL（豊島区立芸術文化劇場）ほか東京・池袋エリア *研究発表は世界同時オンライン配信
Tokyo Festival Farm is a new framework that brings together all development initiatives within Tokyo Festival, a festival for performing arts. There will be the Midterm Presentation on September 29, 2021 and Final Presentation October 26-31, 2021. *Online streaming
Participating artists : JuJu Kusanagi
東京芸術祭2021で実施される人材育成事業「東京芸術祭ファーム」にて、国際的なフィールドで研究開発を行うLabプログラムの【Asian Performing Arts Camp】に参加します。
Date： Thursday, 1 July 2021 – Sunday, 31 July 2021, Venue: Padre Gallery (60 E 80th Street New York, NY 10075)
Participating artists： Tvorogov brothers, Grip Face, Sun-Kyo Park, Ken Nwadiogbu, Ayanfe Olarinde, Chen Wei Ting, LY, Willem Hoeffnagel, David Williams and Jeff McCreight akaRu8icon.
Between July 1st and July 31st, Padre Gallery in New York is proud to present a group exhibition FRESH, featuring works by Tvorogov brothers, Grip Face, Sun-Kyo Park, Ken Nwadiogbu, Ayanfe Olarinde, Chen Wei Ting, LY, Willem Hoeffnagel, David Williams and Jeff McCreight akaRu8icon.
When high temperatures hit and everyone wants to leave the hot asphalt and surround themselves with sand and the sea, Pablo Villazán curated “FRESH”, a group exhibition of 10 international artists from different artistic backgrounds and age groups. All of them have different techniques. Their work will undoubtedly refresh our senses and make us enjoy the hot summer in the big apple as if it were an oasis in the middle of the desert.
The name “Fresh” is inspired by the bright colors used in Grip Face’s artistic expression, the uncontrolled strokes of Chen Wei Ting, the youthful games of the eternal Bear by Tvorogov brothers or the camping scenes, which act as an escape valve for Willem Hoeffnagel. In addition the sensuality created on Ru8icon’s imaginary beach, the intimacy of Ken Nwadiogbu and the impudence of Ayanfe Olarinde’s work. It never leaves us indifferent which contrasts with the serenity of Sun-Kyo Park’s portraits and the beautiful simplicity of LY’s figures.
Date： Friday, 23 July 2021 – Monday, 16th August 2021, Weekday 10:00a.m.-9:00p.m. Weekend & Holidays 10:00a.m.-8:00p.m. Opening hours are based on the business hours of Atre Toride. Venue：VIVA, Atre Toride 4th Floor, 2-5, Chuocho, Toride-shi, Ibaraki Admission:free
Plan: NULLNULL STUDIO (Sayoko Suwabe, Hideki Kimishima) Guest artist: Mizuho Seko
Commerce and art have always maintained an exquisite relationship. For us artists, “putting a price on our works” is a very delicate issue. Nowadays, with the development of social networking services and NFT, we have many opportunities to know the prices of other people’s works. However, in reality, the prices of art works are very ambiguous. In fact, Sayoko Suwabe, a fine artist, started this project from a somewhat skeptical attitude in regards to putting a price on her own work.
Kimishima, who is also an artist, holds workshops called “Bento Workshop” at local elementary schools and asks the children to put a price on the inedible “Bento (lunch box)” works they make. The sensibility of the children, including the way they decide the prices, is completely different from our own, and the place is always filled with creative energy. Now, what is art and what is its value?
In order to fully discuss these questions, NULLNULL STUDIO has been in residence at Toride VIVA in the Atre commercial facility since May, engaging in dialogue with all kinds of visitors. We held a screening, showed visitors our works, and sometimes even had the opportunity to interview shop staff and local students.
This exhibition at Toride VIVA presents the actual works along with the process. It is highly significant to hold these projects at the commercial facility, Atre. This is because it is the front line of the economy that has supported people’s lives, and it is a place that has always been confronted with value and price. In this context, Toride VIVA has become a place of well-being and multi-generational exchange in this age of nuclear families.
This exhibition creates a space for communication that transcends the functions of gallery and shopping center through dialogues among two artists who make their living in fine art, the shopping center visitors, as well as a guest artist.
*Atre=the shopping mall of the station building
Taiken Bijutsuba VIVA (Learning Art Center), directly connected to Toride Station, is a new cultural exchange platform with Open Archive of Collections of Tokyo University of the Arts, galleries, workshop, park, library and project room, which opened in December 2019. NULLNULL STUDIO won the VIVA AWARD, which was newly established in 2021.
Date： Thursday, 1st July 2021, 08:00p.m. – 9:30p.m. (JST) 日時：2021年7月1日（木）20:00-21:30 Venue：Zoom and Facebook Live 開催方法：Zoom と Facebook Live Language: Japanese & English (Zoom interpretation available) 言語：日本語・英語（Zoom通訳あり)
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Unwrap Japan’s plastic crisis with key figures from the sustainability movement and the filmmakers of PLASTIC LOVE!
PLASTIC LOVE! Documentary Film Crowdfunding Campaign Launch!
An opportunity to get together and talk about ways we can step out of the plastic crisis.
What are the individual, community, business and systemic actions taking place? What changes can we make today?
Mariko McTier, co-founder of mymizu & representative director of Social Innovation Japan
Sybilla Patrizia, director of PLASTIC LOVE! Documentary film
Akira Sakano, president of Zero Waste Japan
Sadao Harada, Project Hozugawa
Eric Kawabata General Manager, Asia Pacific Region, TerraCycle (Loop)