Entries by James Jack

“Sea Birth” screening in Singapore

  SCREENING SEA BIRTH SELECTIONS What lies beneath the surface of the sea on the Pacific side of Okinawa? Despite many efforts to erase the past, sea spirits protected by generations of shamanesses can be heard. Part one begins with the story of a still unidentified ship wreck that went down near South Ukibaru Island circa 1876. Based on […]

James Jack on Searching for Rumours, Reimagining The Framework and Mapping Alternative Histories

Studio Interview with Artist James Jack by Object Lessons Space Online LINK James Jack is an artist who has created socially engaged works for the Setouchi International Art Festival, Busan Biennale Sea Art Festival, and Institute of Contemporary Art. His works have been exhibited at TMT Art Projects, TAMA Gallery, and Beppu-Wiarda Gallery. He was an […]

“Molokai Window” at Honolulu Museum of Art

MOLOKAI WINDOW Exhibition by James Jack Honolulu Museum of Art April 26-September 16, 2018 This installation focuses on land not as a commodity to be bought and sold, but on the visceral relationship between Molokai’s people and land. This three-year process has revealed that while the people of Molokai may have different priorities, they all […]

Artist Residency at Orford Musique Canada

While I was an artist in residence at the Orford Center in June-July 2018 I worked in response to the local site from an old cabin converted into a studio. It was small and had no conveniences such as internet, but the perfect size and atmosphere for painting. I started with ink works made directly […]

“Sea Birth” Screening in Okinawa

Sea Birth Screening Artwork by James Jack Part one of the work Sea Birth (2017) begins with the spirits of those who have died in the sea near the site of a shipwreck from the 19th century. Part two of Sea Birth (2018) delves into the militarized spaces of the sea in Okinawa today seen […]

“Our Artists” at Kujira Gallery

“Artists over the Years” Kujira Gallery Date April 18-30 Venue 668-12 Takakura Fujisawa-city, Kanagawa Prefecture Artists James Jack, Shin Asakura, Kiyoko Ito, Hiromitsu Urabe, Noriko Kamata, Toshiro Samata, Michiko Shoji, Mieko Noguchi, Shoko Nakashima, Junko Hirose, Kayoko Miyayama, Hiroshi Watanabe, OJ [Shoko Tanaka made in occupied japan collection] More information http://www.shonanfujisawa.com/~kujira/   「くじら館ゆかりの作家Ⅰ展」(前期) 日時 4月18日(水)~30日(月・祝) 23日・24日(月・火曜日休廊) […]

“The Molokai Process” artist writing

After talking story with Uncle Mac Poepoe, artist James Jack touches the earth to make a drawing near the entrance to Molokai’s Mo‘omomi Preserve in 2017. Photo by Nadine Powell.   ….. Molokai Window was born in 2007 while I was living on O‘ahu. During that time I visited Molokai and was impressed by the […]