Molokai artist in residence July-August 2017

James Jack
Molokai Window
Honolulu Museum of Art
2018

 

This work begins with the land beneath us—the soil which sustains life from birth to death. Today this land is in crisis. From a human-centric view of the earth, it appears that we are in control of land—it is bought, sold and utilized as capital—real estate ventures, expansive governments and businesses all rely on this illusion. Yet land endures trauma, crisis and controversies— it may be scarred, but the land is resilient and strong. This artwork is born from the richness of the land, seen through the layers of the earth, creating a window allowing the luminous colors of the land itself to shine through.

James Jack. Molokai Diary. Local dirt rubbings on paper. 2016

Artist workshop at “Art x Farming School” August 2017

Creating, Sharing and Tasting Art

Art x Farming Summer Camp

 

Artists
Mali Wu
James Jack
Toru Koyamada

Dates
August 31- September 2

 

Summer Workshops in inner Yame, Fukuoka

 

Planned by Social Art Lab

More info HERE

 

「奥八女芸農学校」

台湾、日本、アメリカのアーティストによるワークショップを体験し、そこから得られた知識をもとに企画を立案する実践型のプログラムを実施します。
ここではアートを、作品やプロジェクトの制作を通じて、地域の中で人やモノによる新しい出逢いを生み出す「仕掛け」と捉えます。

アーティスト
ウー・マーリー
ジェームズ・ジャック
小山田 徹

日時
8月31日(木)〜9月2日(土)
アート・サマーキャンプ「つくる/かたる/あじわうアート」

会場
八女市黒木町笠原地区各所

詳しくはこちら

“Transpacific Crossing” Video Released June 2017

Transpacific Crossing

James Jack

May 3 -June 3, 2017

 

[Above] James Jack “Transpacific Crossing: Aomi-Tacoma” 2016. Handmade walnut ink on paper, 28 x 76 cm (detail)

TMT ART PROJECTS

3 chome gallery [Map]

 

福岡市中央区渡辺通3丁目6-28
Fukuoka, Japan

 

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“Dirt Tasting” WDA workshop in Yame

Dirt Tasting

Artist Workshop

29 May 2017

World Dirt Association

This workshop will consist of a “tasting” of dirt sample. Together with the members of World Dirt Association, memories and stories related to dirt collection sites will be shared together. Come for a new experience of the earth.

World Dirt Association

James Jack
Yoshitaka Nanjo
Shotaro Yoshino

Previous exhibitions:
Water and Land Festival 2015 (Niigata)
S.Y.P. Art Space 2016 (Tokyo)
ICHIHARA ART × MIX 2017 (Chiba)

Organized by Social Art Lab

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土のティスティング

アーティスト・ワークショップ

2017年 5月29日(月)

土を五感で「味わう」ワークショップを行います。「世界土協会」のメンバーとともに、土に刻まれた記憶や土に まつわるストーリーを語り合い、土との新たな出会いを体験してみませんか。

アーティスト
世界土協会 World Dirt Association [URL]

ジェームズ・ジャック [URL]
南条嘉毅 [URL]
吉野祥太郎 [URL]

※土に関心を持つ3人のアーティストで構成
「水と土の芸術祭 2015」(新潟)
「S.Y.P. Art Space 2016」(東京)
「ICHIHARA ART×MIX 2017」(千葉)

会場
旧八女郡役所 [map]
八女市本町 2-105 (駐車場有)

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Top photo by Kenta Yoshizawa.

All other photos by Akiko Tominaga.

“Socially Engaged Art in Asia Pacific” June 25

Lecture: Socially Engaged Art in Asia Pacific

The term “socially-engaged art” has been used in the West since the early 2000s, but there has been little examination of the extensive number of cases in which it has been employed in Asia Pacific. There have been dynamic relationships between art and social activism for decades in Japan; and recently the number of art projects undertaken in the name of social revitalization are increasing. Why is such activism emerging? And what kind of social change will it bring? What does creating such works, projects, and movements mean for art and greater society? This lecture series aims to find new perspectives from the Asian region in both art and society amidst these complex developments through examining domestic and foreign case studies.

 

Date
25 June 2017
Time
14:00-17:30
Guests
Hiroshi Fuji (Artist/Professor, Akita Art University)
Meruro Washida (Curator, Kanazawa 21st Century Art Museum)
James Jack (Artist/Researcher, Social Art Lab Kyushu University)
Facilitator
Yuichiro Nagatsu (Assistant Professor, Social Art Lab Kyushu University)
Venue
Former Daimyo Elementary School, Fukuoka

 

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