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OPEN STUDIO 2016-2017/November


  • Date:
    2016.11.11(Fri) - 2016.11.13(Sun)
    11:00 - 17:00
    Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture, Tokyo Wonder Site
    TWS Residency
    〈International Creator Residency Program〉
    Ligyung (Korea| Installation)

    〈Exchange Residency Program〉
    Andrea Canepa (Spain| Installation, Photography)
    Ferran Pla (Spain| Installation)
    Shirin Sabahi (Germany| Film, Video)

    〈Institutional Recommendation Program〉
    Charles Quevillon (Canada| Composition, Music Performance)

    〈Research Residency Program〉
    Anne Büscher (Netherlands| Jewelry Design, Art Objects)
    Humberto Duque (Mexico| Performance, Sound)
    Olivier Richon & Alicja Dobrucka (United Kingdom| Photography)

    *Exhibit Only
    Merce Rodrigo García (United Kingdom| Architecture, Theory)
    Luis Grane (United States| Painting)
    Konrad Juściński (Poland| Performance, Installation)
    Chris Romero (United States| Curation)
    Helena Westerlind (Sweden| Architecture)

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<Open Studio Talks>
◇November 12(Sat) 14:00 - 16:00
Artist Talk by Creators

◇November 13 (Sun) 14:00-16:00 17:00 - 19:00
*​Please note the time has changed.
Talk & Discussion "Post-colonial Ambiguity and Aesthetics"

Talk Guest: Emiko Kasahara (Artist), Hikaru Fujii (Artist)
Moderator: Haruo Kobayashi (Director, blanClass)

*No reservation necessary / With Japanese - English interpreter
*Programs may change due to unavoidable reasons.


Tokyo Wonder Site Residency provides opportunities for international creators in various disciplines including art, design, architecture and curation to stay, create works and conduct a research in Tokyo, offering studio spaces and accommodations for the creators.
Open Studio is a special occasion for the audience to see the creative process of residing creators, hear their talks and a dialogue with guest speakers.

14 creators will exhibit their works, and 9 creators from 7 countries will give an artist talk on Novemver 12.

On November 13, we are pleased to have artists Emiko Kasahara and Hikaru Fujii as the guest speakers and Haruo Kobayashi as the moderator of the talk on their recent works and research activities they have been conducting around the world.

Partner Institutions:
Berlin City, Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien (Berlin, Germany), Matadero Madrid (Madrid, Spain)

Institutional Recommendation Program Support:
Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec

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Ligyung 《Countertransference
2014/ Mother-of-pearl, plywood, multi-channel sound, PAR light, Natural light./ installation view
© Nacása & Partners Inc. / Courtesy of Fondation d'entreprise Hermès

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Andrea Canepa 《Anschauung
lacquered wood. variable dimensions. 2016

Ferran Pla 《Senderi
2014, digital print , plexiglas, 27cm x 20cm x 0,4 cm, 6 pieces

Shirin Sabahi 《Mountain (Ulrike)
2016, postcard, edition of 100, 10.5 x 14.8 cm

Charles Quevillon 《TRUST©Rod MacIvor

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Anne Büscher 《the color of the shadow of light
2016, Light-sensitive paper, 40x30 cm

Humberto Duque 《We'll call you back
2016 Video, Project in collaboration with Nick Deamer

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Olivier Richon 《Literary Images
Mound of Butter, Analogue C Type. 65cm x 82 cm; 2016

Alicja Dobrucka