May 14, 2017 - Culture City of East Asia - Asia Corridor Contemporary Art Exhibition
May 14, 2017

Culture City of East Asia

(1) Ninomaru Goten, Nijo Castle. (2) © Yayoi Kusama. (3) View of Cai Guo-Qiang, Borrowing Your Enermy's Arrows, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York, 1998. Photo: Hiro Ihara. Courtesy Cai Studio. (4) Kimsooja, Deductive Object, 2016. Photo: Aaron WaxCourtesy of MMCA and Hyundai Motor Co. and Kimsooja Studio. (5) Xijing Men, Chapter 4: I Love Xijing – The Daily Life of Xijing Presidents, 2009.

Asia Corridor Contemporary Art Exhibition
Culture City of East Asia 2017 Kyoto
August 19–October 15, 2017

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The Culture City of East Asia 2017 Kyoto Executive Committee will organize Asia Corridor Contemporary Art Exhibition as part of the main program of Culture City of East Asia 2017 Kyoto running from August to November 2017, featuring 25 artists and groups of Japanese, Chinese and Korean artists at Kyoto Art Center and the UNESCO World Heritage Site Nijo Castle (Nijo-jo)

Representing the most established generation of artists in Japan, China and South Korea today, Kusama Yayoi, Cai Guo-Qiang and Choi Jeonghwa join other internationally renowned artists from the three nations, including those based in Kyoto. Approximately 80% of the artworks will be newly created for the event. This exhibition will allow visitors to experience the quality and intensity of contemporary art in the cultural city of Kyoto as well as come into contact with the passion and endeavors of artists from Japan, China and South Korea that pioneer new frontiers and transcend national identities through the universal approaches of art.

Participating artists
(Names are presented in the style of the person’s country of origin. For Japanese, Chinese  and Korean names, the order is family name followed by given name.)

Xijing Men (Japan/China/South Korea)

Artists from Japan:
Kusama Yayoi / Horio Sadaharu + On Site Art Squad KUKI / Imamura Hajime / Nakahara Kodai / Mishima Ritsue / Yanagi Miwa / Ito Zon / Miyanaga Aiko / Hanaoka Nobuhiro / Hisakado Tsuyoshi / Tanizawa Sawako / hyslom / Nakamura Yuta + Tanimoto Ken 

Artists from China:
Cai Guo-Qiang / Yang Fudong / Lu Yang / He Xiangyu / Tao Hui

Artists from South Korea:
Kimsooja / Choi Jeonghwa / Oh Inhwan / Ham Kyungah / mixrice / Hyon Gyon

Press release vol.2 (as of May 1) available here
Click here to watch a promotional video (produced by HAPS, directed by TOCHKA)


About Asia Corridor Contemporary Art Exhibition
Asia Corridor Contemporary Art Exhibition is organized by the Culture City of East Asia 2017 Kyoto Executive Committee as a major program of Culture City of East Asia 2017 Kyoto running from mid August to October 2017, featuring a range of Japanese, Chinese and Korean artists at Kyoto Art Center and the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Nijo Castle (Nijo-jo).

About Culture City of East Asia
The Culture City of East Asia project is a three-nation event based on an agreement reached during the meeting of the culture ministers of Japan, China and South Korea. The project selects one city annually in each of these three countries in which to hold yearlong cultural and arts events and exchange projects, furthering the development of the host cities as well as promoting mutual understanding and solidarity in the region through the power of culture.

In this fourth edition, alongside fellow 2017 host cities Changsha (China) and Daegu (South Korea), Kyoto will organize a wide range of events, including traditional culture, contemporary art, performing arts, music, manga (comic books), and anime (animation). Through the framework of its interchange with the other two host cities, Kyoto will strengthen reciprocity across the whole of East Asia as well as deepen ties among Japan, China and South Korea by the power of culture, and revitalize the region.

Overview
Name: Cuture City of East Asia 2017 Kyoto: Asia Corridor Contemporary Art Exhibition
Period: August 19–October 15, 2017
Venues: Nijo Castle (Nijo-jo), Kyoto Art Center
Organizers: Culture City of East Asia 2017 Kyoto Executive Committee, Kyoto City
Made possible by a grant from the Agency for Cultural Affairs
In partnership with Kyoto Art Center

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