|Title||Emerging Artist Support Program 2009 - Deep Dig Dug
|Date||2010.3.6(Sat) - 2010.4.25(Sun)
|Time||11:00 - 19:00
|Organize||Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture, Tokyo Wonder Site
Landeshauptstadt München Kulturreferat
ERWIN UND GISELA VON STEINER - STIFTUNG
|Artist||Pablo Alonso , Matthias Männer , Martin Hast , Kaori Nakajima , Motoko Dobashi|
|Organizer||Motoko Dobashi & Kaori Nakajima|
It is our great pleasure to inform you that Tokyo Wonder Site will be hosting Emerging Artist Support Program 2009.
This program consists of three separate projects which were selected from 33 applications last year.
Emerging Artists Support Program 2009：
Right after its opening in 2001, Tokyo Wonder Site launched the "TWS-Emerging" series with the aim to foster young creators. In addition to this program for artists, a support program for aspiring planners (curators) was implemented in 2006, inviting young exhibition organizers to apply with concrete plans for art shows.
Like miners building up a tunnel system together, artists can build networks with like-minded people through communication beyond the differences of nationalities and languages. Following this idea five artists from Japan, Germany and Spain with their various cultural backgrounds will turn TWS Hongo into a grotto, an artificial cave as a metaphor for a fictitious meeting point of artists and visitors.
The title of the exhibition combines "DIGDUG" (name of an 8 bit strategy video game released by Namco in the mid 80's, in which one digs caves in virtual landscapes) with the English word "deep". This refers not only to the action of "digging forward" as the theme of the exhibition, but also reminds one of the common influence of mass media and comic culture on the work of these five artists, despite their varied approaches to creating art.
The interlacing of a wall painting that displays physical effects by Motoko Dobashi, paintings made by Kaori Nakajima, digital collages by Pablo Alonso, photographs by Martin Hast, and the sound emanating from sculpture by Matthias Maenner reveal multiple images of an underground world.
*Opening Reception & Performance by DJ Kiki Moose(ex.chicks on speed)
from left: Motoko Dobashi and Matthias Maenner
from left: Motoko Dobashi, Pablo Alonso, and Kaori Nakajima
- The current situation in Japanese/German alternative art scenes
- Nozomu Ogawa ( Art Center Ongoing )
- Shigeru Hasegawa ( Artist, T&S Gallery )
- Junya Sato ( Artist, BOICE PLANNING )
- Miyuki Yamashita ( Artist, BOICE PLANNING )