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OPEN STUDIO 2018-2019/ March


  • Date:
    2019.03.08(Fri) - 2019.03.10(Sun)
    11:00 - 17:00
    Tokyo Arts and Space (Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture)
    TOKAS Residency
    <Exchange Residency Program>
    Susanna HERTRICH (Switzerland, Germany | Sculpture, Photography)
    WANG Lien-Cheng (Taiwan | New Media)*Exhibit Only
    <Institutional Recommendation Program>
    Félix-Antoine MORIN (Canada | Sound Installation)
    <Research Residency Program>
    Renata CRUZ (Brazil | Drawing, Installation)
    Gottfried HAIDER (USA | Installation)
    Stephanie ROTHENBERG (USA | Bioart, Installation)
    Gabriela López DENA (USA, Mexico | Installation, Architecture) *Exhibit Only
    GU Minja (Korea, Belgium | Performance) *Exhibit Only

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<Talk Event>
◇March 9 (Sat) 14:00-16:00
Talks by residing creators
(Susanna HERTRICH will give a talk on March 10.)

◇March 10 (Sun) 14:00-16:00
Special Talk
"Stories leading to the Future"
HATTORI Hiroyuki
     (Curator/ Associate Professor, Akita University of Art)

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


Open Studio is a special occasion for the audience to see the creative process of residing creators and to hear their talks and discussion with guest speakers.

On 3/9 (Sat), four creators will give talks, and a special talk will be held by Susanna HERTRICH and our guest HATTORI Hiroyuki on 3/10 (Sun). HERTRICH dives into the world of Japanese ghost stories and tales of the supernatural, examining the classic tales and current folk beliefs and how they link to recent media technologies. Also, our guest Hattori Hiroyuki, the curator of the Japan Pavilion at the 58th International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia in 2019, aims to rethink about the existence and behavior of humans in the eternal flow of time, working with artists, musicians, and anthropologist etc. We will consider the practices of artists who seek contemporary representation from the daily and conventional/primitive ideology.

Facility Tour / Information Display:

- Visitors will have an opportunity to see the rooms and common spaces where creators stay and communicate with each other.
- We provide the information on the partner institutions of exchange residency programs and answer any inquiries by visitors.

Partner Institutions:
Atelier Mondial (Basel, Switzerland)
Arts-in-Residence Taipei/ Treasure Hill Artist Village (Taipei, Taiwan)

Institutional Recommendation Program Support:
Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec (Quebec, Canada)

Susanna HERTRICH, Sensorium of Animals, 2018
Installation view (mixed media), Balzer Projects gallery, Basel

WANG Lien-Cheng, Electronic Position, 2008, Installation, Refit electric shock,
Refit electric mosquito zapper, Museum of Contemporary Art, Taiwan

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Félix-Antoine MORIN,Genarate Function,
2018, Video and Music, 5.7mb (photo) © Alexis Zeville

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Renata CRUZ, Para sempre e um dia, 2017,
installation with watercolor on paper © Leka Mendes

Gottfried HAIDER, Window Blinds, 2011,
Custom electronics & montors, Computational installation

Stephanie ROTHENBERG, Trading Systems: Bio-Economic Fairy Tales,
2018, mixed media, installation size variable, El Museo Gallery, New York

Gabriela López DENA, Feminist Manifestos, 2018,
public reading/performance in collaboration with Abby Zan. Photograph Manuel Molina

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GU Minja, Island of the Day Before, island of the Day After,
2018, Mixed media Installation including 4 channel video