A Scoop of Light

TOKAS Creator-in Residence Exhibition

A Scoop of Light

TOKAS Creator-in-Residence 2021 Exhibition

The rapid movement of everyday life which, due to the bewildering speed of information updates and technological advances, seems to have transcended physical distance, has been abruptly transformed into a stagnant society. Due to the pandemic, the world has unexpectedly become one, while at the same time becoming more fragmented. For TOKAS, which implements residency programs in cooperation with various organizations around the world, time passed differently in 2020 than it ever had in the past.

The artists we are introducing in this edition became involved in the program, and participated in the exhibition based on different conditions in circumstances, which limit movement and physical exchange. By setting their sights on social realities, which in some cases have been buried in a dark hole, and shedding light on them, the artists strive to discover what is actually happening in the world that we live in, and how we might confront it. When we listen closely to the voices of people in different societies, their myriad experiences, which have led to various realizations about their surroundings, can provide us with new illumination when they are presented in the form of an artwork.

These scoops of light help us visualize a world that we have previously overlooked, presenting it as a single entity without divisions or clear borders. It has always been existing but has not been caught by our eyes. This fact rises up like a glimmer of dust, catching the light as it floats through the air, and making us aware of our surroundings.

Information

TitleTOKAS Creator-in-Residence 2021 Exhibition "a scoop of light"
Date2021/6/26 (Sat) - 8/9 (Mon)
Time
11:00-19:00
Closed6/28, 7/5, 12, 19
VenueTokyo Arts and Space Hongo
CreatorFUNAI Misa
KIKUCHI Tomoko
Yuju
Julian WEBER
Bady DALLOUL 
AdmissionFree
OrganizerTokyo Arts and Space (Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture)
Partner InstitutionsKunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien, Berlin City (Germany), SeMA NANJI RESIDENCY (Seoul, South Korea)

KIKUCHI Tomoko
Tokyo-Seoul Exchange Residency Program
Residency Period: 2019.5–7
Residence: SeMA NANJI RESIDENCY

Lives and works in Tokyo.

FUNAI Misa
Tokyo-Berlin Exchange Residency Program
*The program was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

Born in 1974 in Kyoto. Lives and works in Tokyo.

Yuju
Tokyo-Berlin Exchange Residency Program
Residency Period: 2020.10–12
Residence: Kunstquartier Bethanien
Lives and works in Seoul and Berlin.

Production Cooperation: MeetooAsians

Julian WEBER
Tokyo-Berlin Exchange Residency Program
Residency Period: 2021.1–3
Residence: *Online Residence
Born in 1986. Lives and works in Berlin. 

Production Cooperation: MIRA SHINDENTO 

Bady DALLOUL
Institutional Recommendation Program
Residency Period: 2021.2–4
Residence: TOKAS Residency
Born in 1986. Lives and works in Paris. 

Cooperation: Villa Kujoyama/Institut français du Japon


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The opening talk will not be held to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Participating Creator

Bady DALLOUL
FUMAI Misa
KIKUCHI Tomoko
Julian WEBER
Yuju

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