Artistic Engagement with Maritime Pathways

Friday, March 2, 2018
3:00 – 4:30 pm

Tokioka Room (Moore Hall 319)

Room change: Center for Korean Studies’ auditorium

THE UNSEEN SEA at UH Mānoa

THE UNSEEN SEA

ARTISTIC PERSPECTIVES FROM OKINAWA AND JAPAN

University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa iLab
22 February 2018
03:00 PM – 05:00 PM


Part One: Artist Projects
James JACK
Toyomi HOSHINA

Part Two: Discussion
Jaimey HAMILTON FARIS
Mary BABCOCK

Guests:

Toyomi Hoshina, Professor of Art, Tokyo University of the Arts
Hoshina is known for his large-scale, site-specific installations that explore the duality of nature and artifice. He often utilizes natural materials such as wood, handmade paper and Sumi-ink to create geometric architectural structures that have been featured at the 12th Paris Biennale, Chengdu Biennale, Echigo-Tsumari Triennale and organizer of Ueno Town Art Museum in Tokyo. This talk will focus on nuclear radiation flowing in cycles of rainwater including ecological changes in water invisible to humans, but felt in the body directly through interrelation between parts.

James Jack, Assistant Professor of Art, Yale-NUS College, Singapore
Jack is known for his socially-engaged art practice in the Asia Pacific Region. His work focuses on the importance of conversation and interview as a process of remembering and recovering island histories. These become the foundation for his subtle installations of material objects, films, sound, and more that have been featured at the Setouchi Triennale, Busan Biennale Sea Art Festival, Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore and Satoshi Koyama Gallery in Tokyo. This talk will focus on the Pacific as a rich source for stories of interaction with spirits including social and ecological changes occurring in the sea made visible through botanical and historical perspectives in art.

Funding provided by Japan Foundation & Nomura Foundation.
and supported by Waikiki Parc Hotel – Hospitality Sponsor for the Arts at UH Mānoa

All events are free and open to the public.

Parking fees may apply.

Image (top):
Masayuki Tamae
Community Monitoring of Coral Bleaching in Okinawa, 2017

 

Exhibition de(Tour) at CCA Singapore

Exhibition de(Tour) by artist James Jack

CCA Singapore

9 February 2018
07:30 PM – 09:00 PM


James Jack. Sea Birth: part two 2017 Installation view Ichihanari Art Project, Okinawa

 

Exploring the ways in which artistic practices reflect on social and ecological phenomena, James Jack will reference one of his curatorial projects, Play with Nature, Played by Nature (2013), an exhibition and series of conversations that looked at creative practices as a way to reinvigorate our consciousness of cycles occurring in the aftermath of the 2011 earthquake and tsunami off the Pacific coast of Tohoku, Japan. Jack will also share his artistic research process of Sea Birth (2017), a project that takes as a starting point the spirits in the sea off the Okinawa coast for a re-imagination of the links between fragments from a turbulent past.

 

For more information:
http://ntu.ccasingapore.org/events/exhibition-detour-artist-james-jack-united-statessingapore/

NTU CCA SINGAPORE
Exhibitions
Block 43 Malan Road, Singapore 109443

“Socially Engaged Art in Asia Pacific” symposium

Socially Engaged Art in Asia Pacific

Fukuoka Asia Art Museum
Ajibi Hall 8F

26 November 2017
14:00-17:00

 

Participants:

“Between Memories & the Museum in Fukuoka”
Nakao Tomomichi (Curator, Fukuoka Asia Art Museum)

“The Third Avant-garde: ‘social climates’ in Indonesia and Timor-Leste”
Leonor Veiga (Researcher, University of Leiden)

“From the Hawaiian Renaissance to the Molokai Window”
Healoha Johnston (Curator, Honolulu Museum of Art)

“A Sea-Centric SEA”
James Jack (Artist, Social Art Lab Kyushu University)

 

Sunshower: Art from Southeast Asia

For more information:

FAAM Website

 

アジア太平洋におけるソーシャリー・エンゲイジド・アート

11月26日(日)14:00~17:00
あじびホール

「サンシャワー:東南アジアの現代美術展 1980年代から現在まで」
◆中尾智路(福岡アジア美術館学芸員)
「Between Memories & the Museum in Fukuoka」
◆レオノール・ヴェイガ(ライデン大学、研究者)
「The Third Avant-garde: social climates in Indonesia and Timor-Leste」

◆ヘアロハ・ジョンストン(ホノルル美術館、学芸員)
「From the Hawaiian Renaissance to the Molokai Window」

◆ジェームズ・ジャック
(九州大学ソーシャルアートラボ、美術作家)
「A Sea-Centric SEA」

 

福岡アジア美術館
http://faam.city.fukuoka.lg.jp/event/detail/590

“Sea Birth” artist talk event


2 December 2017

James Jack (Artist, Social Art Lab Kyushu University)

Chiaki Katagiri (Curator, Okinawa Archaeological Culture Center)

Haruka Iharada (Curator, Tokyo University of the Arts)

James Jack. Sea Birth 2017, Digital video still

Location:

Taira Historic House

Ikei Island, Uruma City, Okinawa

Download talk flyer HERE

Sea Birth 海・物語・記憶

12月2日(土) 16:00時〜

ジェームズ ジャック(九州大学ソーシャルアートラボ、アーティスト)

居原田 遥(東京藝術大学、キュレーター)

片桐干亜紀 (沖縄県埋蔵文化財センター、主任学芸員)

 

過去の記憶とは「現在」と、どのようにつながっているのでしょうか。アーティストジェームズ・ジャックによる展示中の作品「Sea Birth 」をきっかけに、3名の参加者が、それぞれの「海・物語・記憶」について、話します。

 

会場
沖縄県うるま市 伊計島 与那城伊計266番地 平本家

 

「島の記憶」イチハナリアートプロジェクト+3

会期 11月18日(土)~12月3日(日) 開催時間 10:00~17:00

美しい海に囲まれた伊計島・宮城島・平安座島・浜比嘉島・海中道路で行われる「アートを巡る小さな旅」。『島の記憶』。移りゆく時代の中で受け継がれた島の原風景や、暮らし、伝統に触れながら、古民家や空き地、廃校などをメインに、記憶から未来へつながる様々なアート作品を見ることができます。

 

 

 

“In Praise of Shadows” Exhibit

In Praise of Shadows

NTU Art Gallery in Singapore
27 October – January 2018

NEW: One of the top ten shows in Asia for 2017 article Here

Review of the exhibit with beautiful photos on Artling Here

A newly commissioned work by James Jack with over twenty local dirt samples from Singapore.

James Jack

Natura Naturata: Light of Singapore

2017

Natural pigments and gum arabic on window

Variable dimensions

Exhibition webpage here

 

“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” Exhibition

 

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”
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

 

「私も大体同じようなこと考えたんですけど、もう一つは私、土になっていくとき、死んでいくときはどんなかんじなのかなって。こんまま土にこう溶けていくっていうか感覚っていうのを初めて感じました。死ぬとき、こんなだったら気持ちいっていうか安心した感じ。土の中に自分が入っていく感じっていうのを初めて感じます。」

地球の声を聞こうワークショップ参加者

「いつも目とか手とかで匂いとかに頼りすぎてるなと思って、足でも聞けるんだ見たいな。そういう発見。いつも自分が使ってるものを頼りすぎてるなという風に思いました。」

地球の声を聞こうワークショップ参加者

Photos by Akiko Tominaga