FALSE SPACES

TOKAS Project

FALSE SPACES

TOKAS Project Vol. 2

【Important Notice】
We regret to announce that TOKAS Hongo will be closed on 10/12(Sat) and 10/13(Sun) due to approaching typhoon.
According to the gallery closure the opening reception and talk scheduled on 10/12 (Sat) 16:00-18:00 is cancelled.
We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and kindly ask for your understanding.

The exhibition TOKAS Project Vol. 2 "FALSE SPACES," will start from 10/14(Mon).

Information

Ever since it first opened in 2001, Tokyo Arts and Space (TOKAS) has continued to collaborate with international artists, curators, arts centers, and cultural organizations to produce exhibitions and pioneer related programs. TOKAS Project, which began in 2018, aims to shine a contemplative light on the arts, society, and various other themes from a multicultural perspective. In its second year, TOKAS Project Vol. 2, the project will feature collaboration with the Hong Kong Arts Centre and Hong Kong-based curator IP Yuk-Yiu to introduce media art from both Japan and Hong Kong via FALSE SPACES, an exhibition that investigates not only geographical, physical spaces, but the spaces that appear in our imaginations as well.

About the Exhibition

Manifesting False Spaces
Tokyo and Hong Kong both struggle with space issues. In both countries, urban centers must accommodate disproportionately large populations, resulting in buildings growing taller and taller and personal space becoming more and more constricted within public spaces. The concept of “space” itself is open to a wide range of interpretations, spanning from the physical spaces of geography and location to the conceptual spaces of the personal and psychological realms, and even cyberspace. Furthermore, artists construct spaces, in the form of art, which differ from those of the real world in a pursuit to express their own world views. This exhibition explores different perceptions of space through the works of six media artists based in Japan and Hong Kong.

TitleFALSE SPACES
Date 2019.10.12(Sat) - 2019.11.10(Sun)
Closed10/15, 21, 28, 11/5
Time 11:00 - 19:00
Admission Free
OrganizeTokyo Arts and Space (Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture), Hong Kong Arts Centre
VenueTOKAS Hongo
ArtistsITO Ryusuke, TSUDA Michiko, NAGATA Kosuke, NG Tsz-Kwan, Stella SO, WARE
Co Curators IP Yuk-Yiu, Hong Kong Arts Centre Curatorial Team (Connie LAM, Gordon LO, Tobias TANG) 
SupportHong Kong Economic and Trade Office(Tokyo) / Arts Development Fund of the Home Affairs Bureau, the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region / DESIGN TRUST / TARO NASU / Kodama Gallery
Production CooperationStratasys Japan Co., Ltd.

          

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ITO Ryusuke
Born in Hokkaido in 1963. Graduated with a BA from the Department of Design in the Faculty of Art and Design at Tokyo Zokei University in 1988, and completed an MFA in the Graduate Division of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1992. Best known for his video installations that utilize miniature figurines, live video, motors, and other visual devices to create innovative and fantastical media backgrounds. Recent major exhibitions: “The Remains of Cinema,” Künstlerhaus, Halle für Kunst & Medien, Graz, Austria, 2018, and “Sapporo International Art Festival, 2017”.

TSUDA Michiko
Born in Kanagawa in 1980. Earned her PhD at the Tokyo University of the Arts Graduate School of Film and New Media in 2013. Produces video, installations, and performance pieces with distinguishing characteristics of the visual media acting as the principal foundation for production. Recent exhibitions include “Aichi Triennale 2019,” “Roppongi Crossing 2019: Connexions,” Mori Art Museum, Tokyo.

NAGATA Kosuke
Born in Aichi in 1990. Graduated with an MFA at the Tokyo University of the Arts Graduate School of Fine Arts. Works primarily with video and photography, focusing on techniques and systems that call for a diversity of experience. Recent major exhibitions: “Aichi Triennale 2019,” Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art, “The 10th Yebisu International Festival for Art & Alternative Visions,” Tokyo Photographic Art Museum, 2018, “OPEN SITE 2016-2017 ‘Therapist,’” Tokyo Wonder Site Hongo, 2016.

NG Tsz-Kwan
Graduated with an MA from Central Saint Martin College of Art and Design, London in 2000. With long devotion to electronic arts and video work, Kwan has successfully applied interactive media design to art, commercial, and exhibition sectors. He continues exploring integrated design solutions by using different media. Kwan remains Co-Founder of yucolab, since 2006 when he partnered his design studio, N.T. Lab, with award-winning Hollywood-based film agency yU+co., giving rise to yucolab. Recent major exhibitions: “Breathe in ・ Breathe out,” Muse Fest Hong Kong 2019, Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre, “Algorithmic Art: Shuffling Space and Time,” Hong Kong City Hall, 2018, etc.

Stella SO
Graduated with a BA in Arts and Design at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 2002. Stella So is an award-winning graphic artist, animator and illustrator. Known for her unique expressive visual style and her keen attention to the Hong Kong everyday objects and landscapes, her creative works have been featured extensively in books, magazines, television advertisements as well as art galleries. Major exhibitions: “Lunar New Year Thematic Lantern Display 2019 - Glittering Peacocks in Full Bloom,” Hong Kong Cultural Centre Piazza, 2019, “The Oral Legacies Series II: The Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Hong Kong” Exhibition, Sam Tung Uk Museum, 2018, etc.

WARE
WARE is a Hong Kong media arts studio co-founded by Samuel Yip & Thomas Ip, aims to integrate technology and creativity in a wide range of work, from spatial to experience design and audience engagement. They have strong a belief in innovation and envision the future of digital experience through cuttingedge media technology. Recent major exhibitions: “Jockey Club ifva Everywhere Carnival,” Edinburgh Place, Hong Kong, 2018, “Nuit Blanche Taipei 2017,” Taipei City Hakka Cultural Park, etc.

Curators

IP Yuk-Yiu
Media artist, professor and independent curator based in Hong Kong. Born in 1974. Graduated with an MFA from Massachusetts College of Art in 1998. His works have been showcased extensively at international venues including European Media Art Festival, New York Film Festival, the Image Festival, Transmediale and NTT InterCommunication Center.Recent exhibition: “OPEN SITE 2017-2018 ‘PLAY.GROUND’” (TOKAS Hongo, 2017) etc.

Hong Kong Arts Centre (Curatorial team: Connie LAM, Gordon LO, Tobias TANG)
The Hong Kong Arts Centre (HKAC) is a multi-arts centre that fosters artistic exchanges locally and internationally, bringing the most forward creations to Hong Kong and showcasing homegrown talents abroad. The HKAC stimulates innovation and promotes creativity. Being Hong Kong’s only independent non-profit multi-arts institution, the HKAC offers exhibitions, screenings and performances, connecting the arts of Hong Kong to the rest of the world through programmes and collaborations.

Related Event

"FALSE SPACES" Opening Ceremony & Artist Talk

【Important Notice】
We regret to announce that TOKAS Hongo will be closed on 10/12(Sat) and 10/13(Sun) due to approaching typhoon.
According to the gallery closure the following opening reception and talk is cancelled.
We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and kindly ask for your understanding. 

The exhibition TOKAS Project Vol. 2 "FALSE SPACES," will start from 10/14(Mon).

Date2019/10/12 (Sat) 16:00 - 18:00
VenueTokyo Arts and Space Hongo
ParticipantsITO Ryusuke
NAGATA Kosuke
NG Tsz-Kwan
Stella SO
WARE
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IP Yuk-Yiu
Connie LAM (Hong Kong Arts Centre)

Admission Free /  No booking required / With Japanese-English interpreter 
"FALSE SPACES" Artist talk
Date2019/11/3 (Sun) 16:00 - 17:30
VenueTokyo Arts and Space Hongo
ParticipantsNG Tsz-Kwan
Stella SO
WARE
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IP Yuk-Yiu

Admission Free /  No booking required / With Japanese-English interpreter 
"FALSE SPACES" Open Discussion

Open discussion by the artists and curators from the exhibition "FALSE SPACES." 
Inviting HATANAKA Minoru as a moderator, we will explore cultural and social engagement of media arts in Japan and Hong Kong.

Date2019/11/4 (Mon) 15:00 - 16:30
VenueLounge space at 3331 Arts Chiyoda (6-11-14 Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku)
ParticipantsITO Ryusuke
NAGATA Kosuke
NG Tsz-Kwan
Stella SO
WARE
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IP Yuk Yiu
Connie LAM (Hong Kong Arts Centre)
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HATANAKA Minoru  (Chief curator, NTT InterCommunication Center [ICC])

Admission Free / No booking required / With Japanese-English interpreter

Participated Creator

IP Yuk-Yiu
ITO Ryusuke
NAGATA Kosuke
NG Tsz-Kwan
Stella SO
TSUDA Michiko
WARE

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