ART BEASTIES is

an Japanese artist collective based in New York City. We strives to broaden and deepen the understanding of contemporary Japanese art to an international audience, Through hosting pop-up show and curating an online registrar of Japanese artists.

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PAST EVENT ARCHIVES:

Time Difference 時差 vol.2 New York-Seattle-Tokyo-Kobe


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Jun 1 – 5, 2016
Reception: Jun 4, 2pm-
Artists talk and contemporary dance by Fumi Takahashi

at 兵庫県立美術館ギャラリー棟 (Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art, Kobe, Japan)

Artists:
Seattle: Ko Irkt, Paul Komada, Yuki Nakamura
New York: Kakeru Asai, Tokio Kuniyoshi, Masaya Nakayama, mattuo
Tokyo: MAHO HIKINO, Saki Kitamura, Hanae Nakamura, Noriyo Yasunaga
Kobe: Mayu Kuroda

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ART BEASTIES is a Japanese artist collective based in New York City. We live in different time zones; NY, Seattle, Tokyo and Kobe; we communicate online and some of us never met in person. Starting off from experiencing somewhat counter-intuitive and awkward moments created through E-mail, Skype or SNS communication between three time zones, we explore the gap in our perception of time in the different time zones. The Art Beasties members investigate new discoveries and possibilities that miscommunications; time lag, digital glitch and cultural and linguistic context would create the process. The projects include painting, photography, printing, sculpture installation, video installation, clothing, knitting and contemporary dance performance.

シアトル・NY・東京・神戸の4都市で暮らす若手日本人アーティストが、「時差」というテーマを元に作品を制作し、実際に会場・神戸に集まり、開催された企画展覧会です。これは、NYをベースに活動してきた私たちART BEASTIESにとって日本初となる展示となります。

今回私たちが提示する「時差」というテーマは、自分と他者/世界との「差」を常に見つめながら、世界に挑戦している日本人若手芸術家の実際の姿を映し出すものです。展示作品の前で、アーティストと鑑賞者が出会い、私たちの経験と現状をナマのものとして伝え、多くの鑑賞者の皆様にその体験をご自身の実生活にもって帰って頂きたいと考え、展開しました。
展覧会は、NY、シアトル、東京、日本から、12人のART BEASITES所属アーティストによる、絵画、インスタレーション、版画、ミクストメディア、写真、映像、スカルプチュアという多様な13点の新作(うち2点はコラボレーションワーク)によって構成されました。「時差」というテーマを起点とした、様々な方向への思考を展開しました。
また、会期中に開催されたレセプションイベントでは、コンテンポラリーダンサーの高橋芙実さんにご参加いただきました。日本とアメリカの「時報」の音声をミキシングしたサウンドに合わせ、展示されたそれぞれの作品と肉体的に関わりながら、観客とともに会場内を回り、「時差」そのものの存在を表現しようという実験的なパフォーマンスを行いました。
パフォーマンス後はアーティストによるトークイベントを開催し、国内外で作家活動を行う意義や困難などを、会場にお越しいただいた多くのお客様とともに考え、語る実りあるひとときとなりました。

また、図録の制作と販売を行いました。本展の企画概要、各作品に対するアーティストからのコンセプト文、作品の構想段階にて行われたスカイプミーティングの会話内容の書き起こし、ART BEASITESのこれまでの活動の紹介、作家紹介、などを収録しました。


助成 
公益財団法人 朝日新聞文化財団
公益財団法人 神戸文化支援基金
神戸文化支援基金_ロゴマーク横組150


本展のために、クラウドファンディングにて資金調達を行いました。
皆様からの暖かいご支援により、見事目標額を達成することができました!ありがとうございました。
https://www.booster-parco.com/project/56

Special Thanks(順不同):
長井隼平様、mizo@hi-g様、大場 勲・麻衣子様、MISAKI様、柏原久留美様、中村勲子様




Time Difference時差: Seattle–New York–Tokyo @ SOIL Collective and Artist-run Gallery
Noon–5pm, Thurs–Sun, April 2 – May 2, 2015
Opening Reception: First Thursday, April 2, 6–8pm

SOIL Collective and Artist-run Gallery
112 3rd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104
206–264–8061
gallery@soilart.org
http://soilart.org/

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Artists:
Seattle: Paul Komada, Akiko Masker, Yuki Nakamura
New York: Kakeru Asai, Ko Irkt, Tokio Kuniyoshi
Tokyo: MAHO HIKINO, Saki Kitamura, Mayu Kuroda, Noriyo Yasunaga

Special Thanks (Music Installation)
Seattle: Yuya Izumi, Blake Ryan
New York: COPUT (Ken Arii, Hiroki Oshiro)
Tokyo: Muku Kobayashi, Taiga Hirabayashi

Time Difference is our first collaboration between the members exploring time, locations, and surroundings from various perspectives. We live in different time zones, countries and cities; we communicate online and some of us never met in person. Starting off from experiencing somewhat counter-intuitive and awkward moments created through Skype communication between three time zones, we explore the gap in our perception of time in the different time zones. The Art Beasties members investigate new discoveries and possibilities that real-time, time lag, digital glitch and cultural and linguistic context would create the process. The projects include live music performance, photography, installation, video, and painting.


A concurrent pop-up show was held at Prole Drift Gallery.

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April 2 – April 4, 2015

Thursday, April 2, 6–8pm
Friday, April 3, 12–5pm
Saturday, April 4, 12–9pm
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 4, 6–9pm

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Prole Drift Gallery
523 S. Main St.
Seattle, WA 98104
http://proledrift.com/

Artists:
Seattle: Paul Komada, Akiko Masker, Yuki Nakamura
New York: Kakeru Asai, Ko Irkt, Tokio Kuniyoshi
Tokyo: MAHO HIKINO, Saki Kitamura, Mayu Kuroda, Noriyo Yasunaga


  
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“ART BEASTIES 1st Anniversary!!! Open Studio” @ Dumbo Arts Festival

Reception Party 26th September ( Friday ), 6pm – 9pm.
Open:27th and 28th September noon – 6pm
@55 Washington St #705, Brooklyn, NY 11201

ARTIST:
Tokio Kuniyoshi,
MAHO HIKINO,
Ko IRKT,
Kakeru Asai,
Saki Kitamura,
Akiko Masker

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Dumbo Arts Festival 2014

ART BEASTIES is pleased to announce a show and party to celebrate our first year Anniversary. Visit our open studio show during DUMBO Arts Festival when more than 200,000 visitors gather in our neighborhood to experience the many artworks, studios, galleries and public art installations on view.

We will be hosting an open day on the 26th September 2014 to thank all our existing supporters, plus welcome new visitors to enjoy a party and the opportunity to talk about future plans and ideas about our new experimental works – painting, photography, video installation, woodcut print and mixed media works and much more.

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“FLUID DESTINATION” @ culture fix

Artist Reception 20th March ( Thursday ), 7pm – late.

Open:20th to 22nd March 5pm – 9pm
18th to 19th March OPEN BY APPOINTMENT, Please Contact to info@artbeasties.com

ARTIST:
Yuki Nakamura and Robert Campbell,
Saki Kitamura,
Ko IRKT,
Tokio Kuniyoshi,
MAHO HIKINO

Curated by Sessa Englund.

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Art Beasties welcomes you to join us at Culture Fix for our second show, Fluid Destination. The effects of a global world and a global identity are prevalent in our daily lives; we live half of it online, and many of us spend the other half in flux between two countries or two cultures.

In order to establish ourselves as members of a global community we must constantly flow and change; deciding whether to take the shape of our surroundings like water in a vase, or whether to extend our identity to contain new ideas of who we are and our live, constantly leaving traces of ourselves as we travel, and leaving things behind to discover new experiences.

For this show we ask our participating artists to meditate on the fluidity of their work and their experiences, bringing forth a personal and inspired expression of the implications of living globally.

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ART BEASTIES EXHIBITION 29-31.JAN.2014 @ Brooklyn Fire Proof

Introducing Art Beasties: a Japanese artist collective working in NYC. Join us to celebrate the start of a collective that strives to broaden and deepen the understanding of contemporary Japanese art, promoting individuality and diversity of esthetics.

Artists:
Ko IRKT (painting)
Saki Kitamura (print making)
Yuki Nakamura (sculptural installation)
MAHO HIKINO (video installation )
Tokio Kuniyoshi (photograph)

Curator:Sessa Englund

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ART BEASTIES Start-up Party 14sep2013

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