HARU by Hija Bastarda


HARU by Hija Bastarda

Emerging Artist Support Program 2011



TitleHARU by Hija Bastarda
Emerging Artist Support Program 2011
Date2012.1.14(Sat) - 2012.2.26(Sun)
Time11:00 - 19:00
Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture, Tokyo Wonder Site
VenueTWS Hongo
Hiroki Hirota, Japan / Luis Carneiro, Portugal / Gui Castor, Brazil Tomas Opinião, Portugal

The program inviting young exhibition organizers to apply with concrete plans for art shows.
We call for exhibition proposals from artists planning exhibitions with their own participation and aspiring planners (curators) .
Selected projects will receive support from Tokyo Wonder Site, to be put into practice in the form of exhibitions at TWS Hongo.

The world is presently standing at a significant turning point, whereas we in our role as initiators in the realm of art and culture need to redefine our mission, and review the meaning of hosting exhibitions. It is a phase of fundamental reconsideration of all kinds of things and events we used to take for granted without much reflection. One notable recent trend is a shift in the perception of art, regarding artworks no longer as mere objects, but looking for a new definition of art in the pursuit of reality through creative acts and processes. The 2011 edition, the sixth in this series, aims to readdress the questions, "What kinds of location and experimentation are really needed now? And what should an exhibition as a public event be like?"
This year an extra award is given to one proposal in addition to the three selected winners.

Selected Exhibition

  • HARU by Hija Bastarda
    Organizer: Hiroki Hirota
  • "sapporo" around the world
    Organizer: Ensemble for Experimental Music and Theater
  • Future days
    Organizer: Hiroshi Ashikaga
    Extra Award
  • So you're still going to make it?
    Organizer: TEAM YAMEYO


Hija Bastarda

The idea behind this project is to pinpoint and activate each member's individual potentials in the form of a reality-based movement. In order to achieve this, the participating artists carry out their own individual projects, while forming a community in which each of them manages his/her their own rights. The autonomously operating collective and its spontaneously emerging projects function as media for cultivating human relationships and experiences, encouraging the involvement of spectators as participants or as voyeurs. Exploring perceptions of times and places, while establishing relations among human individuals that allow for encounter and communal life, is what the group is trying to accomplish in this exhibition.

Gui Castor Behind the mirror, 2010, filmstill

Gui Castor POLAROID, 2010, filmstill

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2.26 (Sun) 15:00-19:00