Interview with art student Aya Ando

Text by: Ruri Kawanami Photo by: Mai Suzuki We visited the atelier of Aya Ando, a 23-year old art student, who now studies at the Universität der Künste (UdK) in Berlin as an exchange student. She is a young and ambitious artist who promised us that she would definitely come back to Berlin after her […]

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The Japanese multimedia artist in Berlin: Meet Naomi Takaki

By Ayako Yuse ベルリン在住のアーティスト髙木 直美さんにインタビューしました! Recently, I interviewed the Japanese artist Naomi Takaki in Berlin and asked her about her work and the city. 1、どちら出身ですか?いつベルリンに来られましたか? Where are you from in Japan? When did you come to Berlin? 大阪出身です。3年前にベルリンに来ました。 I’m from Osaka. I came to Berlin three years ago. 2、ベルリンの好きなところをおしえてください。 Can you tell us about your […]

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Shota Nakamura – Solo exhibition “Play Of Sunlight”

AGORA is pleased to present Shota Nakamura and his first solo exhibition in Europe. Shota (1987) was born in Yamanashi, Japan. In 2011 he graduated from Musashino Art University in Japan (BFA). He is currently living and working in Berlin. Recent solo exhibitions (2015) were held in Gallery Trax, Yamanashi, Utrecht/NOW IDeA, Tokyo. He collaborated […]

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Thinking of ENERGY from the perspective of Fukishima

16.10. – 13.11. 2014 Auswärtiges Amt / Federal Foreign Office(ドイツ連邦共和国 外務省) Werderscher Markt 1, 10117 Berlin 地震によって引き起こされた津波による福島の原子力発電所の事故は日本に住む人だけでなく、世界中に大きな問題を提起しました。 エネルギー資源の乏しい経済大国、日本にとって、人々が求めている現在の豊かな社会を維持するにはエネルギーが不可欠です。コストが安く、Co2を出さない原子力エネルギーは廃棄物の問題を除けば、とても魅力です。しかし、我々は安全と思っていた原発事故により大きな問題を突き付けられました。現在、世界の多くの国で代替エネルギーへの挑戦が始まり、エネルギーは人類にとって早急の問題となっています。そして、地球に住む私達は問題に気付いているにもかかわらず、あたかも何も問題が無いかのように日々の生活を送っています。 この展覧会では、団DANSの新進作家達が作品を通じて、エネルギー問題への葛藤、将来への展望や希望を取り上げています。この展覧会がエネルギー問題を考えるチャンスになる事を希望しています。 The accident of nuclear power station in Fukushima, caused by tsunami following the big earthquake raised a problem not only in Japan but also the countries all over the world. For Japanese, who live in a […]

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Galerie Michael Haas presents a juxtaposition of works by Leiko Ikemura

Leiko Ikemura speaks in her paintings, drawings and sculptures in a unique and very characteristic visual language, which is unmistakably connected to her œuvre: She creates worlds that inseparably unite reality and abstraction, landscape, figure and space. In doing so she avoids any clear compositional and content based delineation – colours, motifs and forms merge […]

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Seiji Morimoto performance at Emitter Micro Festival

Seiji Morimoto was born in Tokyo 1971, studied musicology at the Kunitachi College of Music, graduating in 1996. During this period he began to play the electronic pieces by John Cage and his own sound performances. Since then he has been creating sound performances, installations and videos. In 2003 Morimoto moved to Berlin, has performed […]

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Kyohei Sakaguchi Mobile House @ Berliner Festspiele

By Yoske Nishiumi I am so excited to help organizing an opening party of Kyohei Sakaguchi’s exhitbition at Haus Der Berliner Festspiele. It is a project of Sakaguchi to build a house for Marino Formenti who will play piano and live inside of this space for three weeks. The house is built around a big […]

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Chiharu Shiota @ Alexander Ochs Galleries

SHORT VITA 1972 Born in Osaka, Japan 1993-94 Canberra School of Art, Australian National University 1992-96 KyotoSeika University, Japan 1997-99 Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Braunschweig, Germany 1999-2003 Universität der Künste, Berlin, Germany Lives and works in Berlin [Source]

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Simon Fujiwara

Simon Fujiwara, 29, operates as an archeologist, private detective, and stunning dramatist of his personal life and family roots. While his spectacular cross-disciplinary activities are almost impossible to pin down, much of his work revolves around the written word, with heavy doses of installation-and performance-based expression. What’s more, nothing from Fujiwara’s autobiography—or his flair for […]

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