November 3, 4, and 5 2022 @Former YOSHIDA Sake Brewery, Tadotsu town, Kagawa, Japan
November 3, 4, and 5 2022 @Former YOSHIDA Sake Brewery, Tadotsu town, Kagawa, Japan
THE SADDEST THING IS THAT I HAVE HAD TO USE WORDS A MADELINE GINS READER Open online lecture by Lucy Ives,edited the book titled “The Saddest Thing Is That I Have Had to Use Words: A Madeline Gins Reader” will be held on January 30, 2021. If you would like to join it, please check below’s URL and subscribe it.https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Q6qLERjAR862CJ3lMxbvrw Outline:Open online lecture by Lucy IvesDate: Sunday, January 30, 2021Time: 10:00-12:00 JSTAdmission: freeLanguage: English *with Japanese interpretation
Open lecture by Dr. Irene Sunwoo was held on February 24, 2020 at the National Museum of Art, Osaka.
The 12th open research conference will be held on February 2, 2020 at the Kansai University (Osaka).
The 11th open research conference will be held on December 11, 2019 at the Kansai University (Osaka). There will be two keynote lectures, given by Naohiko Mimura, Professor, Kansai University and Alexander Evgenievich Ponomarev, artist.
An event organized by Yoro Park, Gifu called “Yoro Art Picnic” was held on 2nd and 3rd of November, 2019. This is the third year of the event, and ARAKAWA+GINS Tokyo Office has participated as one of the organizers of this Yoro Art Picnic. Reversible Destiny Talk –Arakawa, Madeline, and Site of Reversible Destiny Yoro Park “How did Yoro’s Site of Reversible Destiny come about? This will be a valuable talk welcoming Shunkichi Baba who has a deep and friendly relationship with ARAKAWA + GINS both publicly and privately covering the stages of conception up to the subsequent housing construction and incomplete grand town-building. Wonder Tour @Site of Reversible Destiny Yoro Park “In this tour you will have an “”expedition”” into the Site of Reversible Destiny with Dr. Yoshiharu Sekino, explorer and anthropologist known for the “”Great Journey”” where he followed the approximately 53,000km path that the human race born in Africa used to cross all the way to the southern tip of the Americas. Architectural Tour: Discover the site of Reversible Destiny,YORO ! A tour where you will encounter various mysteries at Yoro Site of Reversible Destiny, led by Megumi Hirabayashi, who worked for 10 years as the exclusive
Open lecture by Sheung Tang Luk, Projects manager, Reversible Destiny Foundation was held on October 27, 2019 at the Kansai University (Osaka).
Open lecture by Sheung Tang Luk, Projects manager, Reversible Destiny Foundation, who’s currently in Japan as a visiting scholar at Kansai University. Title: How to walk the Biotopological Scale-Juggling Escalator Date: Sunday, October 27 Time: 15:30-17:00 Venue: Kansai University (Umeda campus #601) Admission: free Language: English *with Japanese interpretation
The Open lecture by visiting researcher will be held on October 15, 2019 at the Kansai University, Sakae campus. There will be a keynote lecture, given by Sheung Tang Luk, Projects Manager, Reversible Destiny Foundation. For more information http://www.kansai-u.ac.jp/Fc_hw/2019/09/1015-1.html
September 28 & 29, 2019, Kou beach in Teshima Island
Sunday April 14, 4pm Emily Harvey Foundation537 Broadway, 2nd FloorNew York, NY 10002 Free of charge One of two experimental films directed by Arakawa, For Example (A Critique of Never), 1971, closely follows its protagonist, a homeless boy, as he wanders the streets of downtown New York City. Shot in a documentary style, the camera observes every step of his examination of the constantly shifting relationship between his body and its surroundings. At the time of production, Arakawa and Madeline Gins were deeply engaged in research on the workings of the mind and the body in the process of perceiving the world. The film premiered at the Whitney Museum of American Art in 1972. The screening will be followed by a talk and Q&A with Andrew Lampert, an artist, archivist, and frequent writer on art and cinema. He will illuminate Arakawa’s film from the context of the late 1960s – 1970s experimental film scene. Speaker Biographies: Andrew LampertAndrew Lampert has created an eclectic and extensive body of films, videos, photographs and performances since the late 1990s. He exhibits regularly with past shows including: The Whitney Museum of American Art (2006 Whitney Biennial), The Getty Museum, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, PS1/MoMA, The New York
The 4rd colloquium held on March 14, 2019 at Reversible Destiny Lofts Mitaka. There were three lectures, given by Haruka Seno, Yuri Tamai, and Takeyoshi Matsuda, Arakawa+Gins Tokyo Office.
With their expansively imaginative works, New York-based artists of Japanese descent Arakawa (1936–2010) and Isamu Noguchi (1904–1988) both pushed artistic, conceptual, and ideological limits throughout their lives—from the line between art and design to the borders within cultural identities. This program invites Brett Littman, Director of the Isamu Noguchi Museum and Garden, in conversation with Miwako Tezuka, Consulting Curator of Arakawa and Madeline Gins’ Reversible Destiny Foundation, to discuss these artists’ kinship in genre-defying interests and activities. Sunday March 17, 2pm The Woods Room at Christie’s New York 20 Rockefeller Plaza New York, NY 10007 Free of charge http://www.reversibledestiny.org/news/testing-the-limits-arakawa-x-isamu-noguchi Testing the limits of any one medium is a good way of going about testing the limits of the universe. — Arakawa (ca. 1988) Speaker Biographies: Brett Littman has been the Director of the Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum in Long Island City, New York since May 2018. He was the Executive Director of The Drawing Center from 2007–2018; the Deputy Director of MoMA PS1 from 2003–2007; the Co-Director of Dieu Donné Papermill from 2001–2003 and the Associate Director of Urban Glass from 1996–2001. His interests are multi-disciplinary and he has overseen more than seventy-five exhibitions and personally curated more
FIELD MEETING Take 6: Thinking Collections by Asia Contemporary Art Week Hosted in collaboration with ACAW Consortium Partner, Alserkal Avenue Dubai, UAE | January 25 – 26, 2019 Curated by ACAW Director, Leeza Ahmady This year ACAW acclaimed annual art forum, FIELD MEETING, premier’s offsite for the first time in Asia, hosted at ACAW Consortium Partner, Alserkal Avenue in Dubai — the MENASA region’s foremost cultural destination and arts organization. FIELD MEETING Take 6: Thinking Collections will stage a dynamic string of pop-up exhibitions, performances, lecture-performances and discussions by noted multidisciplinary artists, thinkers and creative individuals from all regions of Asia (with a focus on East Asia) in the context of a large regional event, the Quoz Arts Festival. Ahmady’s conceptual framework for FIELD MEETING Take 6 investigates the rightful place of an artist in relationship to one of the most prominently used terms in the art-world today: “collection”. By taking on the task of decategorizing the word “collection” from the gripping talons of the ever-burgeoning global art market, the program aims to reveal and reclaim the artist as the first collector. To collect means to gather and accumulate something significant, whether tangible or not. In this light, artists gather everything, be they specific aspects
The 9th open research conference was held on December 2, 2018 at the Kansai University (Osaka). There were two keynote lectures, given by Haruchi Osaki, artist, and Russell Hughes, Researcher, The University of Queensland. Haruchi Osaki, artist Russell Hughes, Researcher, The University of Queensland “Arts as an Agent of Scientific Transfiguration”
The 9th open research conference will be held on December 2, 2018 at the Kansai University (Osaka). There will be two keynote lectures, given by Haruchi Osaki, artist, and Russell Hughes, Researcher, The University of Queensland. You can learn more about our activities @ http://arakawagins.noor.jp/2020agtokyo/?cat=53&lang=en
An event organized by Yoro Park, Gifu called “Yoro Art Picnic” was held on 3rd and 4th of November. This is the second year of the event, and ARAKAWA + GINS Tokyo Office has participated as one of the organizers of this Yoro Art Picnic. We invited lecturers from Arakawa + Gins study group at Kansai University, and held a workshop which focused on activating the body with using the methods of mindfulness. Participants enjoyed the course specially arranged for the occasion, and experienced Site of Reversible Destiny with touching and moving. At other events, Yasuo Nakano, ex-curator at Taro Okamoto Museum of Art and Momoyo Homma, director of ARAKAWA + GINS Tokyo Office gave a lecture titled “Shusaku Arakawa and Taro Okamoto,” and talked about episodes of two artists. And a special tour of the site was given by Megumi Hirabayashi, ex-curator of Site of Reversible Destiny, and Takeyoshi Matsuda from the Tokyo Office, and participants walked around the site with the guidance. Talk event Architectural Tour Other than the above, IAMAS (Institute of Advanced Media Arts and Sciences) has shown a digital media program “AR Art Picnic” at the site, and the artists group Nadegata Instant Party exhibited
The 8th open research conference was held on September 18, 2018 at the Takachiho University (Tokyo). There were two keynote lectures, given by Russell Hughes, Researcher, The University of Queensland and Adrienne Hart, NEON DANCE. Russell Hughes, Researcher, The University of Queensland “TractatusCoordinologico-Bioscleavus: The Human Use of Being Human” Adrienne Hart, NEON DANCE “Reversible Destiny Theatre” Sebastian Reynolds, Music Composer
September 15&16 2018, Echigo-Tsumari Kamigo Clove Theatre
The 7th open research conference was held on July 21 at the Kansai University (Osaka). There were two keynote lectures, given by art historian Reiko Tomii, and Toshiaki Minemura, emeritus professor, Tama Art University. Reiko Tomii, Art historian Toshiaki Minemura, emeritus professor, Tama Art University.
The 8th open research conference will be held on September 18, 2018 at the Takachiho University (Tokyo). There will be two keynote lectures, given by Russell Hughes, Researcher, The University of Queensland and Adrienne Hart, NEON DANCE. You can learn more about our activities @ http://arakawagins.noor.jp/2020agtokyo/?cat=53&lang=en
The 7th open research conference will be held on July 21 at the Kansai University (Osaka). There will be two keynote lectures, given by art historian Reiko Tomii, and Toshiaki Minemura, emeritus professor, Tama Art University. You can learn more about our activities @ http://arakawagins.noor.jp/2020agtokyo/?cat=53&lang=en
The 6th open research conference of Arakawa and Gins study group on Kansai University hold on March 11, 2018 at Kansai University , which starts with the film screening of “For Example” (1971, Directed by Arakawa, written by Arakawa + Gins) , then having a keynote speech by Koyo Yamashita, Director Image Forum Festival. Thank you for your paticipating in the event ! Koyo Yamashita, Director, Image Forum Festival Koyo Yamashita (Director Image Forum Festival) × Junji Hori (Kansai University) × Takeshi Kadobayashi (Kansai University)
The 6th open research conference will be held on March 11 at the Kansai University (Osaka), which starts with the film screening of “For Example” (1971, Directed by Arakawa, written by Arakawa + Gins) , then having a keynote speech by Koyo Yamashita, Director Image Forum Festival. Please keep you posted on our activities @ http://arakawagins.noor.jp/2020agtokyo/?cat=53&lang=en
On December 17, 2017, the 5th open research conference organized by the Arakawa+Gins Study Group of Kansai University was held at Toyo University, starting with the screening of the film For Example (1971, directed by Arakawa, written by Arakawa+Gins) , followed by keynote lectures by Professor Kei Hirakura (Yokohama National University) and architect Shingo Tsuji. Film screening of “For Example” (1971, Directed by Arakawa, written by Arakawa + Gins) Kei Hirakura, Yokohama National University Shingo Tsuji, Architect Kei Hirakura × Shingo Tsuji × Takeshi Kadobayashi
13:00-17:30, December 17, 2017
Thank you for participating the special talk & tour @ Site of Reversible Destiny Yoro-Park (YORO ART PICNIC) on November 18 & 19, 2017 PechaKucha@Yoro Art Night with Kato Shii
www.yoro-arts.com Yoro falls, which boasts a 1,300 year history, and the Site of Reversible Destiny, which can be called a sacred ground of contemporary art: Yoro park is home to these two picturesque sites, and it is here that new event will be born. The setting will be the park’s gently sloping lawn. We will line up a number of tents and hold a lively function. There, free from obstructive thoughts, you may open your eyes in wonder while working up a sweat. You may remember someone far away and your heart may pound with the excitement of discovery. With the autumn wind blowing through the brightly colored leaves, you may catch a glimpse of a future that connects the past with the present, and life with architecture. The Yoro Art Picnic is a mere two days, but it is nowhere! We hope to see you there. Director Masayuki Akamatsu （Doctor of Art, Professor at IAMAS） Event Overview ~Objective~ This art event is held in collaboration with the Institute of Advanced Media Arts and Sciences (hereafter IAMAS) based on Gifu Prefecture’s “City Park Revitalization Initiative” and in line with Yoro park’s founding principle: “pray for health and longevity, and follow
Reversible Destiny Foundation & Dillon + Lee & National Sawdust presents: Screening of Arakawa’s 1969 Experimental Film Why Not (A Serenade of Eschatological Ecology) Monday October 16, 7:00pm National Sawdust 80 N 6th Street Brooklyn, NY 11249 For tickets visit: nationalsawdust.org Film written and directed by Arakawa Girl: Mary Window, Music: Toshi Ichiyanagi, Narration: Madeline Gins 110 minutes, 1969 7:00pm | Screening of Why Not (A Serenade of Eschatological Ecology) 9:00pm | Discussion & Q&A Join Reversible Destiny Foundation and Dillon + Lee in the film screening of Arakawa’s Why Not (A Serenade of Eschatological Ecology) (1969) at Williamsburg’s National Sawdust. Renowned for his paintings, drawings, prints, and visionary architectural constructions, Arakawa was one of the earliest practitioners of the international Conceptual Art movement of the 1960’s. His wide range of experimentation extended into filmmaking. Why Not is a surrealistic exploration, by a young female protagonist, of both her psychological and physical realms, shot entirely within an enclosed space of an apartment (Arakawa’s studio). The screening is a rare opportunity to see it in full, in the backdrop of the innovative venue of National Sawdust. The program is introduced by Miwako Tezuka, Consulting Curator of the Reversible Destiny Foundation and Diana Lee, partner of
We are pleased to annouce you that the 4th open research conference @ Kansai University will be held on July 29th, inviting Toshihiro Anzai, System Artist. Please keep you posted on our activities @ http://arakawagins.noor.jp/2020agtokyo/?cat=53&lang=en