[Report] Talk sessions “Explorations of Arakawa + Gins” @ gallery ART UNLIMITED

Thank you for participating the talk sessions “Explorations of Arakawa + Gins”. And our heartfelt thanks to the lecturers, who shared us their knowledge, experience, and “blank” for “reassembling” our “review and self-criticism” on AG studies! ■19:00 - 21:00, October 21 Session 1 Takashi IKEGAMI (Professor, University of Tokyo, Department of General Systems Sciences) + Momoyo HOMMA (Director, ARAKAWA +GINS Tokyo Office) “Stop The Mechanism of Meaning !” ■14:00 - 16:00, October 22 Session 2 Satoshi YAMADA (Chief curator, Nagoya City Art Museum)  “Analyzing the art of Arakawa Shusaku” ■17:00 - 19:00, October 22 Session 3 Studies of the Architectural Body / The Institute of Oriental and Occidental Studies - KANSAI UNIVERSITY + Momoyo HOMMA ”ARAKAWA + GINS study today -through an interdisciplinary approach” ■19:00 - 21:00, October 28 Session 4 Hideo NAMBA (Art critic, Director, Sezon Museum of Modern Art)  “Appreciation of The Mechanism of Meaning”

Triple Canopy presents special screening “Children who won’ t die, ARAKAWA”

Special Screening “Children Who Won’t Die, ARAKAWA” November 3, 2016 7:00 p.m. 264 Canal Street, 3W, New York, New York Free admission Triple Canopy is pleased to present a screening of Children Who Won’t Die (2010). Directed by Nobu Yamaoka and scored by composer Keiichiro Shibuya, the documentary is a meditation on the work of Japanese artist Arakawa and his efforts, with his wife and creative partner Madeline Gins, to “reverse destiny” and free humanity from the necessity of death. Arakawa, who died in 2010, and Gins, who died in 2014, advocated for their singular vision of immortality through works of visual art, philosophical and poetic writings, and architecture. Considering the lived environment to be of the utmost importance to their project, the duo designed housing using esoteric principles they called “architectural procedures,” such as “biotopological scale-juggling” and “tentativeness cradling.” The resulting spaces are meant to simultaneously expand inhabitants’ physical capacities and challenge their intransigent modes of thought. As Arakawa and Gins write in Making Dying Illegal (2006), living in such a “tactically posed surround/tutelary abode” is “an all-out effort to go on living,” and, in their view, an ethical mandate for all of humanity. Juxtaposing the duo’s utopic transhumanism

Points of Convergence: Arakawa and the Art of the 1960s-1970s

Points of Convergence: Arakawa and the Art of the 1960s-1970s PANEL DISCUSSIONPoints of Convergence: Arakawa and the Art of the 1960s–1970sWednesday, October 12, 6:30 p.m. PRESENTED BYReversible Destiny Foundation & Asia Contemporary Art Week HOSTED BYartnetWoolworth Building233 Broadway, 26th Floor, New York, NY 10279 The Reversible Destiny Foundation is dedicated to supporting research and a greater public interest in the artistic practices of Arakawa and Madeline Gins, further advancing and preserving their legacy. The 11th edition of Asia Contemporary Art Week is a season-long event, lasting from September 8 to November 18. This platform connects over 40 art institutions from Asia and New York, with the goal of promoting cutting-edge exhibitions, innovative projects, and provocative dialogue. The program will be moderated by Dr. Miwako Tezuka, consulting curator of the Reversible Destiny Foundation. For questions regarding the event, please email Arakawa – Born in Nagoya, Japan, Arakawa rebelled against the Japanese art world of the late 1950s. Fiercely independent and inspired by Marcel Duchamp’s “art in the service of the mind,” he moved to New York in 1961. This growing city of avant-garde experimentation attracted artists from all over the world, including many from Japan, such as Ay-O, On Kawara,

[Report] The first open research conference on July 16, 2016

The first open research conference hold on July 16th at Kansai University. Over 100 paticipants joined the conference and we had a great time with them. Thank you for your paticipating in the first event ! Momoyo Homma, Director, Arakawa+Gins Tokyo Office KADOBAYASHI Takeshi, Assoc. Prof., Kansai University KOMURO Hiroki, Assoc. Prof., Kansai University MIMURA Naohiko, Prof., Kansai University Please keep you posted on our activities @

Call for participation in the first open research conference on July 16, 2016

We are pleased to inform you that the Kansai University (Osaka) has established a 3-year study program on Arakawa + Gins, as “Studies of the Architectural Body” at the Institute of Oriental and Occidental Studies from this April. The first open research conference will be held on July 16th at the university, which starts with the report of our study trip to NY in May, then having a keynote speech by Mr. Masao Morita, independent scholar/mathematician. This conference is only in Japanese. Please keep you posted on our activities @

Press Information

Trans Japan, Cis Japan: Shusaku Arakawa Inflight Magazine of ANA Group February 2016 No.560

Event Report | Reversible Destiny Lofts Mitaka – Still in the Making

From September 20 to 27th of 2015, we had the 10th Anniversary events at the Reversible Destiny Lofts Mitaka -In Memory of Helen Keller-. We would like to express our heartfelt thanks to you for supporting us to make a great 10 years. It was a significant milestone in the history of Arakawa + Gins’ creative life, and having your support and participation was just priceless. We will make continued efforts in the reversible destiny mode, wishing to celebrate another decade, and even more!! Again, thank you very much for your patronage and well wishes! * Here we are pleased to share the memories with photos taken during the celebration week as the event report. September 20th(Sun.), 2015 10th Anniversary Party & Talk Event Lecturer : Hiromi Fujii (Architect / Professor Emeritus, Shibaura Institute of Technology) Yoshihiko Sano(Architect / President, Yasui Architects & Engineers, Inc.) Shingo Tsuji(Architect / CHIASMA FACTORY) Navigator : Momoyo Homma (Arakawa+Gins Tokyo Office) Shingo Tsuji(Architect / CHIASMA FACTORY) Hiromi Fujii (Architect / Professor Emeritus, Shibaura Institute of Technology) Yoshihiko Sano(Architect / President, Yasui Architects & Engineers, Inc.) Introduction by Momoyo Homma Reversible Destiny Party Food September 21st(Mon.), 2015 Mathematics Concert Lecturer : Masao Morita(Independent Scholar) Sepbember

Special Screening of “Why Not” “For Example”, and “Chiildren who won’ t die, Arakawa”

DOCSPECTIVE #4 Shusaku Arakawa Special Screening of “Why Not” and “Children who won’ t die. Arakawa” Lecturer:Nobutaka Yamaoka (Film Director)Day & Time: Sunday, August 2410:00 – “Children who won’ t die. Arakawa”15:00 – “Why Not”Venue: CINEMA AMIGO (Zushi, Kanagawa pref.) Special Screening of “For Example” Lecturer: Shingo Tsuji (Architect)Day & Time: Sunday, September 14 17:00 –Venue: Reversible Destiny Lofts MITAKA (Tokyo)

28th Image Forum Festival

“For Example (A Critique of Never) ” 1971 The screenings of the films “Why Not” & “For Example” by Arakawa + Gins will be held in Yokohama (@ Yokohama Museum of Art) on this coming Friday, June 27th. Organized as one of the special programs of the 28th Image Forum Festival, these experimental, avant-garde films are showing us a fundamental approach to our bodies as “organism that person” by Arakawa + Gins. Detail Image Forum Festival 2014 [Filmmakers in focus] Arakawa + Gins Date:Friday, June 27, 13:30~ “Why Not” & 16:00~ “For Example” Venue:Yokohama Museum of Art, Lecture Hall

Exhibition Catalogue – now available online !

Exhibition Catalogue: Trajectory of Shusaku Arakawa: Beyond the Reversible Destiny Softcover, 80 pages with color plates Published by Aizu Museum (Waseda University), Tokyo, Japan, 2014 Language: Japanese / English (Summary of the articles and selected biography of Shusaku Arakawa) Dimensions: 25.5 x 18.0 x 0.6 cm Price: 1,000 Japanese Yen + shipping

Press Information

Bijutsu Techo 2014.06 TOO MUCH MAGAZINE Issue 5 SHOTEN KENCHIKU 2014 Vol.59 No.05 coto-recipe Culture no.03

Landing Sites : ARAKAWA+GINS – spring & summer 2014

We are pleased to announce you that we are expecting to have many events related to Arakawa + Gins this Spring-Summer in Japan, entitled as “Landing Sites”. We hope to see you sometime topologically in those ubiquitous sites landing us together ! Please check below

Article featuring the Biotopological Scale-Juggling Escalator (@Dover Street Market NY) has just published (Casa BRUTUS magazine)

Since its grand opening, the Dover Street Market NY has become one of the hottest spots in NYC. The “Biotopological Scale-Juggling Escalator” by Arakawa + Gins (Reversible Destiny Foundation) is obviously the first thing to snap a shot! Casa BRUTUS No. 168 “Biotopological Scale-Juggling Escalator” (a model for a Lifespan Extending Module) 場所:Dover Street Market New York (160 Lexington Avenue New York, NY 10016)

Soundtrack for Children who won’t die, Shusaku Arakawa

The long-awaited soundtrack album of the film “Children who won’t die, Shusaku Arakawa” has just launched. This album contains 17 original numbers, produced, composed by Keiichiro Shibuya, and it’s released as the 19th album by his original label “ATAK”. The album is available on their website, as well as at some museum shops as of today, and it will be widely released from October 30. <<Contents>> 01 Reversible Destiny (Main Theme) 02 In Memory of Helen Keller 03 Architectural Body 04 Requiem for not to die 05 Dreaming 06 The mechanism of meaning (with Madeline Gins) 07 Reversible Destiny (Rhodes Piano version) 08 Mistake (with Madeline Gins) 09 Another Texture 1 10 Another Texture 2 11 Numbers 12 Shadow Boxing 13 Reversible Destiny (Piano Solo version) 14 drill 4 15 Landing Sites 16 Bioscleave House 17 Children who won’t die Total Time 71’51 All Produced, Composed by Keiichiro Shibuya (ATAK) Piano, Rhodes, Noise and Computer Programming by Keiichiro Shibuya (ATAK) Voice by Tr.6, 8 by Madeline Gins Recorded by Takashi Ikegami (Tokyo University) Recorded for Piano and Rhodes on Tr.1, 5, 6, 7, 8, 13, 17 by Yoshiyuki Kanamori (Oasis sound design inc.) Mastered by Kimken (kimken studio) Art works