October 20, 2003 - Akiyoshidai International Art Village - CANDY FACTORY PROJECTS
October 20, 2003

CANDY FACTORY PROJECTS

BOOGIE-WOOGIE WONDERLAND
01/10/2003 - 23/10/2003

AKIYOSHIDAI INTERNATIONAL ART VILLAGE PRESENTS

*CANDY FACTORY PROJECTS

BOOGIE-WOOGIE WONDERLAND

1-23 November 2003 9:00 a.m.-16:30 p.m.

closed on Monday [except on 3 November 2003]

Opening: Saturday, 1 November 5:00 p.m.

Akiyoshidai International Art Village

AKIYOSHIDAI INTERNATIONAL ART VILLAGE PRESENTS

*CANDY FACTORY PROJECTS

BOOGIE-WOOGIE WONDERLAND

1-23 November 2003 9:00 a.m.-16:30 p.m.

closed on Monday [except on 3 November 2003]

Opening: Saturday, 1 November 5:00 p.m.

Exhibition venue:

ex-office of Yamaguchi prefectural authorities

1-1 Takimachi, Yamaguchi-shi, Yamaguchi

Japan 753-0071

WEB PROJECT: www.trans.artnet.or.jp/candy/

top page design by Young hae Chang Heavy Industries

BOOK PROJECT:

BOOGIE-WOOGIE WONDERLAND

ISBN:4-902141-02-7¡¡C0071

The Akiyoshidai International Art Village pleased to announce an exhibition ¡°BOOGIE-WOOGIE WONDERLAND¡±. The Exhibition has been realized based on the curatorial work made by *CANDY FACTORY, Japanese artist unit, and producing by Akiyoshidai International Art Village. 8 participating artists either have stayed in AIAV as a resident artist or made some collaborations with *CANDY FACTORY. Consequently, the BOOGIE-WOOGIE WONDERLAND is a fruitful result of the continuous collaborations between them. This Exhibition will be developed in different forms such as WEB project and the book project.

CONCEPT NOTE:

Gulliver’s Kingdom is a theme park that failed. It opened in 1997 but was shut down in October 2001, after Niigata Chuo Bank (which had backed the project) collapsed under the weight of non-performing loans. Now the theme park has been auctioned off to a resort company, but there are still no concrete plans. The theme park is located in Kamikuishiki village Yamanashi Prefecture situated at the foot of Mount Fuji Aokigahara area- the nation’s most popular suicide spot. The village also gained notoriety in the mid-1990s as the cult terrorist group Aum’s main base, where they produced the poisoned chemical Sarin. The village will soon disappear due to the prefectural government rezoning the area so that it can be combined with other administrative municipalities.

¡ªexcerpt from the artist book ¡°BOOGIE-WOOGIE WNDERLAND¡±

ARTISTS:

MIKE BODE & STAFFAN SCHMIDT

JOHN MILLER

AKIRA MORI

OLA PEHRSON

SEAN SNYDER

YOUNG HAE CHANG HEAVY INDUSTRIES

*CANDY FACTORY

SPECIAL GUEST APPEARANCE for the artist book

THOMAS BAYRLE

Guest Curator:

TAKUJI KOGO, *candy factory

ORGANIZED AND PRODUCED BY THE AKIYOSHIDAI INTERNATIONAL ART VILLAGE

SPONSORED BY THE JAPAN FOUNDATION FOR REGIONAL ACTIVITIES.

SUPPORTED BY YAMAGUCHI PREFECTURE, THE YAMAGUCHI BOARD OF EDUCATION, SHUHO-TOWN, THE SHUHO BOARD OF EDUCATION, MITO-TOWN, THE MITO BOARD OF EDUCATION, MINE-CITY, THE MINE BOARD OF EDUCATION, COOPERATED BY NIFCA, IASPIS, YCAM, AIT, TYS, SOAP

Project Coordinator:

NORIYUKI TSUJI, AIAV

Assistant:

MACHIKO HARADA, AIAV

YU ISEKI, AIAV

YUMI MIYAHARA, AIAV

Contact:

50 AKIYOSHI, SHUHO-CHO, MINE-GUN, 754-0511 JAPAN

TEL +81-(0)837-63-0020 FAX +81-(0)837-63-0021

URL www.artnet.or.jp/

e-mail info@artnet.or.jp

The Akiyoshidai International Art Village, built at the foot of a quasi-national park Akiyoshi-dai plateau, located in the Yamaguchi Prefecture, west end of main island of Japan, has opened in August 1998. The Village has established as a supporting institution for wide range of the artistic activities, such as fine art, contemporary music, dance, theatre etc. Our goal is to activate and to maintain the dialogues and collaborations not only between each resident artists, artists and curators, but also artists and people living in the local area.

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