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

“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

 

日本語情報はこちら