“Sea Birth: Part One” in Nagano

Tenku: Museum in the Sky

Tomi City, Nagano

30 September – 29 October 2017

10:00-17:00

Ikoi no Ie

(closed on Mondays except holidays)

 

James Jack. Sea Birth: part one. 2017, Installation view. Photo by Haruka Iharada

James Jack. Sea Birth: part one. 2017, Installation view.

James Jack. Sea Birth: part one. 2017. Installation view of digital video. Photo by Haruka Iharada
Exhibition

Opening reception: 30 September

Organized by Museum in the Sky Executive Committee

https://www.tenkuartfes2017.com

 

 

天空の芸術祭 2017

長野県東御市の北御牧にある稚蚕飼育所の跡地をはじめ、美術館からビニールハウス、池など、地域全体が会場になります。アートと北御牧の自然や、そこに住む人々の暮らしを通して、招聘作家、地域で活動する作家の展示やさまざまなワークショップなどのプログラムを行います。

会期

2017年9月30(土)~10月29日(日)

10:00-17:00

Sea Birth会場:憩いの家
※祝日を除く月曜日は休み  ※芸術祭の特別会場(9日は祝日のため開場、翌10日閉場) ※特別会場以外の会場の閉場日は、各会場の営業日に準ずるものとします。

オープニングレセプション
2017年9月30日

主催
天空の芸術祭実行委員会
https://www.tenkuartfes2017.com

 

 

 

Place: A Point of View

 

PLACE: A POINT OF VIEW

 
DATE

September 8 – October 22, 2017

 

ARTISTS
Karni Dorell, Hannah Israel, Toine Horvers, James Jack, Katherine Jackson, Meridith McNeal, Alicia Wargo, Gosia Wlodarczak
 
 
ABOUT THE EXHIBITION


The third installment in the “Focus on the Flatfiles” series, featuring rotating selections from the Kentler Flatfiles on view in our front gallery space. The works in this selection explore the personal meaning and subjectivity of place.

 

 

Kentler International Drawing Space, Red Hook, New York City

 

 

Molokai Arts Center Artist in Residence

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 on paper. 2016

“Listening to the Earth” Artist Workshop

Creating, Sharing and Tasting Art

Art x Farming Summer Camp

 

Artists
Mali Wu, “What is Taste?”
James Jack, “Let’s Listen to the Earth’s Voice”
Toru Koyamada, “Exchange by the Campfire”

 

Dates
August 31- September 2

 

Summer Workshops in inner Yame, Fukuoka

 

Planning 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

 

Photos by Akiko Tominaga

“Transpacific Crossing” Video Release

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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“Stories from Layers of Earth” Artist workshop

“Stories from Earth”

Artist workshop

 

Date
19 August 2017

Artist
James Jack

Organizer
Hiroko Shimizu

 

Mishima Groundwork
Mishima, Shizuoka, Japan

https://www.guidoor.jp/city/mishima/

「マイストーリー地層」

2017年8月19日(土)

富士山や「水の都・三島」の水辺自然の豊かさを知り、作品をつくるアート・ワークショップ

アーティスト
ジェームス・ジャック

オーガナイザー
清水 裕子

NPO法人 グラウンドワーク三島

会場
三島市民活動センター
静岡県三島市芝本町 6-2

https://www.guidoor.jp/city/mishima/

“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” June 25

Lecture: Socially Engaged Art in Asia

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.

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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

https://artne.jp/event/178

日本語情報はこちら

 

“The Making of an Institution” exhibit CCA Singapore

James Jack. Khayalan Island from Pulau Balakan Mati (As seen by a seven-year old island resident). Digital Inkjet print, 2015

Khayalan Island is rumored to have disappeared from the Singapore harbor in the beginning of the nineteenth century when the British were establishing a post in Southeast Asia. This work has been made while searching for the island in the complex realities surrounding Singapore today. Links between islands are discovered with archipelagic thinking that led to an investigation of the islands in Seribu, Setouchi, Ryukyu and Riau. The search resulted in a collection of poems, titled Stories of Khayalan, shaped by the voices of former island residents, maritime diaries and the actual experience of searching for Khayalan. Inspired by this exploration, the poem Reparative Islands is read aloud by two participants on a boat trip in the South Harbor. The night before the search trip, the seven-year old participant, an islander himself, made an image of the island. Presented in an intimate installation that merges memory and imagination, the poem — read aloud by the artist, Veryan and Jasper Stephens — and the image serve as mnemonics for reimagining the rich stories of the island we live on today.

 

James Jack. Reparative Islands. 2016, Sound installation view at Centre for Contemporary Art, Singapore. 2017

The Making of an Institution is divided into four sections borrowed from the structure of a public report: Reason to Exist: The Director’s ReviewOwnership, Development, and AspirationsArtistic Research; and Communication and Mediation. The section dedicated to Artistic Research frames the material and immaterial aspects that constitute contemporary art practices. It takes over the Centre’s physical Spaces of the Curatorial—The Exhibition Hall, The Single Screen, The Lab, and The Vitrine—juxtaposing artworks and research projects by NTU CCA Singapore’s Artists-, Curators-in- Residence, and Research Fellows alongside various formats of public programming.

The public report will culminate into a book planned for publication in mid-2017, gathering the voices of all the artists, curators, researchers, and academics who have contributed to this first phase of the Centre.

The Making of an Institution is curated by Ute Meta BauerAnna Lovecchio, Curator, Residencies, and Anca Rujoiu, Manager, Publications.

Exhibition website

“From Stone to Sand” exhibit in Fukuoka

From Stone to Sand

 

Artistic Director: James Jack

Special Cooperation: Kozo Ota (Love FM)

 

February 4-12th, 2017

Enjoy Art Space Daimyo

This participatory exhibit fills the gallery with stones that change each day of the exhibit according to different patterns of “flow”. These patterns are derived from two different places: Yame and Fukuoka. The unique time and space of each place determined the pathways in this historical art space which has seen diverse utility over the past century. The metaphor of “from stone to sand” opens a new perspective on time that is informed by the layers which support our everyday life in between one place and another.

 

Saturday, February 4th
Talk Event and Opening Reception

17:00-
“The Life of Dirt” Talk Event
James Jack (Artist)
Kozo Ota (Love FM)
Tetsuo Ohashi (Yame Organic Tea Farmer)

18:30-
Sound Mix
MASUO (CAS Fukuoka)

19:00-
Opening Reception 

Enjoy Art Space Daimyo Map

Hours:
Saturday/Sunday 12:00-18:30
Weekdays 14:00-19:30
Closed on Mondays
(Exhibit closes early on the last day at 16:00)

**Admission to the art space and all special events are free to all.

Download event postcard HERE

 

From Stone to Sand: 縁側のながれ

ダイレクション:ジェームズ・ジャック

特別協力:大田こぞう(LOVE FM「月下虫音」)

期間
2月4日(土)~2月12日(日)*最終日は16時まで

会場
エンジョイスペース大名  →地図

 

「石から砂へ」というメタファーを用いながら、二つの場所の間にある時間と空間を想起し、「ながれ」 について思いを巡らす参加型展示です。福岡と八女という一見異なる二つの場所について、日常を織りなすさまざまなレイヤー (層)に目を向け、両者のつながりを浮かびあがらせます。

 

2月 4日(土)トーク+レセプション

17:00 生きる土(The Life of Dirt)  大橋鉄雄(お茶の大幸園|八女・笠原)、James Jack(アーティスト) ほか
18:30 糅て音〈かておと〉(Sound Mix)   MASUO(CAS Fukuoka)
19:00 オープニングレセプション *ドリンク代は実費となります。

2月 5日(日)汽水域の渦(Brackish Water Swirl) 制作:「地域づくりとアート」実践プログラム受講生

14:00    映画「まちや紳士録」上映会
15:30    トークイベント    伊藤有紀(映画監督)、渡邊瑠璃(ART HUB 三樹荘)

土・日 |12:00~18:30
平日     |14:00~19:30
月         |休み

  *エンジョイスペース大名での展示・イベントは全て無料です。

Download event postcard HERE

 

Photos by Akiko Tominaga