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OPEN STUDIO 2015-2016

Creators and Guest Talk: Hiroyuki Hattori (Curator, Aomori Contemporary Art Centre)


  • Date:
    11:00 - 17:00
    Admission Free
    Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture, Tokyo Wonder Site
    TWS Residency
    〈Exchange Residency Program〉
    Erik Schmidt (Berlin/Painting, Film, Video) 
    Jung Ji-Hyun (Seoul/Photography)
    Lorna Bircham (London/Textile Design)
    William Cobbing (London/Sculpture)
    〈Institutional Recommendation Program〉
    Antoni Muntadas(Spain/Media Art)

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Tokyo Wonder Site Residency, which was launched in Sumida in the autumn of 2014, offers opportunities for international creators in the fields of art, design, architecture and curation to stay, create works and conduct a research in Tokyo. Open Studio is a special occasion for the public to see the creative process of residing creators, exchange ideas with them, and hear their talks with a guest speaker.
5 creators from 4 countries will show their activities. There will be a presentation and the talks by the creators with a guest speaker.

11:00 - 17:00 OPEN STUDIO
- Facility Tour: Visitors will have an opportunity to see the rooms and common spaces where creators stay and communicate with each other.
- Information Display: We provide the information on the partner institutions of exchange residency programs and answer any inquiries by visitors.

13:00 - 14:00 Presentation by Antoni Muntadas
14:30 - 16:00 Creator & Guest Talk
            Creators: Erik Schmidt, Jung Ji-Hyun,
                  Lorna Bircham, William Cobbing
            Guest speaker: Hiroyuki Hattori
            (Curator, Aomori Contemporary Art Centre)

* With Japanese-English interpreter
* Programs may change due to unavoidable reasons.

●Partner Institutions:
Berlin City, Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien (Berlin, Germany), University of the Arts London (London, UK), National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea/MMCA Residency Goyang (Seoul, Korea)

●Institutional Recommendation Program Support: Embajada de España

Erik Schmidt 《Recorded and released》 2012

Jung Ji-Hyun 《Red Room》
Installation View, CONTACT Photography Festival, Canada 2015

Lorna Bircham 《Woven fabric collection freelance sold to industry clients》

web_WCobbing Remake Remodel.jpg

William Cobbing 《Remake Remodel 4》 2014-2015
"TERRAPOLIS" exhibition, Greece 2015, presented by NEON and the Whitechapel Gallery
Photo: Natalia Tsoukala

Antoni Muntadas 《Aller/Retour. Citoyenneté et déplacements》
Multimedia Installation, MuCEM, Museum for Europe and the Mediterranean, France 2013 © Muntadas