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Megumi Matsubara & Sergio Diaz Performance (2)

Fossil of Contact

Megumi Matsubara and Sergio Diaz will be present at Aichi Triennale 2016 within Megumi Matsubara’s installation Fossil of Contact.

Date: Sat 15th & Sun 16th October 2016
Time: 11:10 – 11:25 / 12:10 – 12:25 (twice each day)
Plac: Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art / Aichi Arts Center, 10th floor, Teizo Kimura Collection Room
*Open to everyone.
*Photo/Video documentation is prohibited.

http://aichitriennale.jp/schedule/1823.html

*About Sergio Diaz
Dancer/Performer/Choreographer based in Tel Aviv, Israel. Born in the United States, Diaz started his dancing career in France with Ballet Preljocaj directed by choreographer Angelin Preljocaj. After 16 years in the company he becomes Preljocaj’s creative assistant, and restages his works around the world. To further expand as an artist, Diaz has now moved his base to Tel Aviv to learn from Ohad Naharin, choreographer and art director of Batsheva Dance Company who created the dance language known as Gaga. Exploring and deepening his field of dance, Diaz practices as an independent dancer/performer/choreographer in collaboration with various contemporary choreographers internationally.

*About Megumi Matsubara’s Fossil of Contact
http://megumimatsubara.com/exhibit/fossil-of-contact/

Thank you for imagining how it was, it is, it will be, to be with—
The work remains faithful to you all.

Performance by Megumi Matsubara & Sergio Diaz
Sound (Acoustic Braille) by Clovis Lemée

Aichi Triennale 2016: Interview with Megumi Matsubara & Sergio Diaz

Aichi Triennale 2016

Megumi Matsubara participates in Aichi Triennale 2016 – Homo Faber: A Rainbow Caravan, presenting a new series of ceramic works produced with support of Aichi Prefectural Ceramic Museum, Nagoya School for the Blind, Okazaki School for the Blind.

Aichi Triennale 2016
http://aichitriennale.jp/english/

Artistic Director: Chihiro Minato
Curators [Visual Art]: Masahiko Haito (Chief Curator), Daniela Castro, Hiroyuki Hattori, Tadashi Kanai, Zeynep Öz

Venues:

Aichi Arts Center
Nagoya City Art Museum
Nagoya city (Chojamachi, Sakae, and Nagoya Station Sites)
Toyohashi city (PLAT, Buildings on the Water, and Toyohashi Station Main Street Sites)
Okazaki city (Higashi-Okazaki Station, Kosei and Rokku Sites)


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According to artistic director Chihiro Minato, the Aichi Triennale is “a rare international art festival in that it aims to showcase, in the most integrated manner possible, the artistic activities of our times, including but not limited to visual art, moving images, music, performing arts, and opera.” Inspired by the more measured insights that might be gleaned from taking the long, historical view, Aichi hopes to draw the frazzled, restless attention of the contemporary audience towards a slower, more thoughtful consideration of the connections “between art and the natural world,” and “interactions mediated by intellect and sensitivity.”

Poetic yet conceptually rigorous, Minato’s theme, “Homo Faber: A Rainbow Caravan,” is centered on the timeless idea of a creative journey propelled by human curiosity, and an “expedition caravan that travels across all sorts of borders in search of the next resonances and shapes.”
The Aichi Triennale 2016 runs August 11 through October 23, 2016.

*Text by Darryl Wee

3-person Show | SLOW DIALOGUES: Time, Space, and Scale | San Francisco

SLOW DIALOGUES TIME, SPACE, AND SCALE

Megumi Matsubara participates in SLOW DIALOGUES: Time, Space, and Scale: three persons show at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) in San Francisco, U.S.A., presenting a new site-specific installation It Is a Garden interacting intimately with YBCA’s architecture designed by Japanese architect Fumihiko Maki:

‘SLOW DIALOGUES: Time, Space, and Scale’
Works by Jorge Otero-Pailos, Megumi Matsubara, Maria Blaisse
Guest curated by Slow Research Lab
Organized and produced by Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA)

Opening:
22 Apr 2016, 18:00-
Megumi Matsubara will be present at the opening reception and the following artist talk.

Exhibition:
SLOW DIALOGUES: Time, Space, and Scale
invites holistic, reflective and critical understandings of both our immediate surroundings and our greater environment. Exploring the themes time, space, and scale, three international artists bring their diverse creative perspectives and approaches into site-specific dialogue with social, cultural, and environmental conditions of the Bay Area.

Artist and architectural preservationist Jorge Otero-Pailos continues his ongoing series The Ethics of Dust, exploring what he considers to be humanity’s most prolific, and neglected, cultural product: pollution. Exploring the theme of time, Otero-Pailos was commissioned to create a latex cast of more than one-hundred years of accumulated pollution on the two chimneys of the Old United States Mint. This otherwise invisible and often overlooked material is transferred onto translucent sheets of latex, preserving the material realities of the site, and local histories of labor, resource extraction, industrialization, global capitalism, and urban redevelopment.

Megumi Matsubara’s It is a Garden (2016) engages with YBCA’s building through a site-specific installation of prints, photographs, glass, film, and mirrors. Inspired by the site’s close proximity to the Yerba Buena Gardens, Matsubara asks through her work “What are the invisible elements that define a garden’s presence? The constant effort of watering, caring, acting? The climate? The soil underneath?” Matsubara’s investigation of space through both visible and intangible layers of the site invites visitors to discover new sensorial and mental landscapes as part of a larger, multifaceted ecology of place.

In Traveling Geometry (2008-16), designer Maria Blaisse exhibits a dynamic array of sculptural bamboo forms, demonstrating her vision for the near-future: a humanity-built environment that is flexible and closer to nature. Two woven structures are displayed alongside film and photographs in which dancers engage them in graceful interplay. Another collection of simple bamboo lines suspended from the Grand Lobby ceiling activate the upper registers of the building, and will occasionally be lowered down to the lobby floor and engaged by live performers during the exhibition; a work exploring different scales.

Slow Dialogues is curated by Slow Research Lab, a Netherlands-based multidisciplinary research and curatorial platform that seeks to explore an expanded field of human awareness and activity through research residencies, workshops, exhibitions, reading groups, immersive study experiences, and dialogues.

NOT NEW NOW: Marrakech Biennale

Megumi Matsubara participates in Not New Now, the 6th edition of the Marrakech Biennale, taking place on February 24 to May 8, 2016 in Marrakech, Morocco.

Curated by Reem Fadda
Assistant curator Ilaria Conti

Exhibition period: 24 February – 8 May, 2016
Press preview: 23 February
Opening week: 24–28 February

Main venues: Palais Bahia, Palais El Badii

Participating artists: Talal Afifi, Haig Aivazian, El Anatsui, Tarek Atoui, Kader Attia, Dana Awartani, Yto Barrada, Isak Berbic, Dineo Seshee Bopape, Farid Belkahia, Ahmed Bouanani, Touda Bouanani, Mohamed Chebaa, Manthia Diawara, Melvin Edwards, Ali Essafi, Khalil El Ghrib, Sam Gilliam, David Hammons, Mohssin Harraki, Mona Hatoum, Sandi Hilal and Alessandro Petti, Saba Innab, Bouchra Khalili, Radhika Khimji, Rachid Koraichi, Al Loving, Khaled Malas, Djibril Diop Mambety, Jumana Manna, Ahmed Mater, Megumi Matsubara, Mohammed Melehi, Naeem Mohaiemen, Mohamed Mourabiti, Radouan Mriziga, Oscar Murillo, Sara Ouhaddou, Khalil Rabah, SUPERFLEX, Rayyane Tabet, The Otolith Group, Eric Van Hove, Adrián Villar Rojas, Fatiha Zemmouri

http://www.marrakechbiennale.org

Performance | Toi, un coquelicot— / Un coquelicot, moi aussi. | Marrakech Biennale

Toi, un coquelicot— / Un coquelicot, moi aussi.

Toi, un coquelicot—
Un coquelicot, moi aussi.

Performance by Megumi Matsubara & Marine Chesnais
Sound by Clovis Lemée

Presented at Marrakech Biennale 6 curated by Reem Fadda
Palais El Badii – Cave

23rd Feb – please request the time at the press office
25th Feb – 16:00 / 17:30
26th Feb – 16:00 / 16:45 / 17:30
27th Feb – 16:00 / 16:45 / 17:30

*Late arrival will not be accepted.
*Each performance will start on time and its duration is 20 minutes.
*Limited capacity of 12 persons maximum for each performance during 25th-27th.
*Photo/Video documentation is strictly prohibited.

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Toi, un coquelicot—
Un coquelicot, moi aussi.

A coquelicot, you are—
A coquelicot, me too.

When will our bodies coincide?
A vanishing point will be explored.
Two performers will be present for one another i n the peculiar environment of Palais El Badii’s underground cave . Toi, un coquelicot— / Un coquelicot, moi aussi. (performance, 2016) is fabricated upon Megumi Matsubara’s installation of A proposal for a textbook to learn Braille, English, and other languages (bronze, 2012-2015) , La Japonaise (scent , 2015) and Undress (text, 2015). The performance which will have been once presented will leave a series of afterimages unfolding the works’ varied states within the space.
The installation will remain on view through the closing of the biennale, 8th May 2016.

http://www.marrakechbiennale.org/

GROUP SHOW | CARREFOUR / TREFFPUNKT | BERLIN

Megumi Matsubara, "Undress" 2015, installation view, ifa Stuttgart (24)

Megumi Matsubara’s work Undress on view in Berlin, having travelled from Stuttgart:

Carrefour / Treffpunkt / Meeting Point
July 17–October 4, 2015

ifa Gallery Berlin, ifa (Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations)
Linienstrasse 139/140
10115 Berlin
Germany

Hours:
Tuesday–Sunday 14–18h
Admission free

Exhibition information:
http://www.ifa.de/en/visual-arts/ifa-galleries/exhibitions/carrefour-treffpunkt.html

About Undress:
https://megumimatsubara.com/exhibit/undress/

Reading & Talk | Undress | Berlin

Megumi Matsubara, "Undress" 2015, installation view, ifa Stuttgart (15)

Performative talk with Megumi Matsubara
July 17, 17h

Megumi Matsubara read her poetry Undress followed by an artist talk and conversation on her work Undress: installation created as an olfactory experience of the absent fragrance La Japonaise.

“Undress”
a performance by Megumi Matsubara at the exhibition
“Carrefour / Meeting Point”
The Marrakech Biennale and beyond

17th July 2015, ifa-Gallery Berlin

http://www.ifa.de/en/visual-arts/ifa-…

Megumi Matsubara reads her poem and talks about her new work “Undress”: a space designed to create a fragrance “La Japonaise” composed of eight different scents separately floating in the exhibition space.
The installation was first shown at ifa-Gallery Stuttgart before ifa-Gallery Berlin.

“Undress is a state of nudity characterized by not the eyes of the other, but oneself. How far can we undress: you and me, me and myself?” (Megumi Matsubara)

Reading & Talk   Megumi Matsubara
Music   Clovis Lemée
Film   Ilja Gorbunov

„Undress“ (Ausziehen)
Eine Performance von Megumi Matsubara in der Ausstellung
„Carrefour / Treffpunkt“
Die Marrakech Biennale und darüber hinaus

17. Juli 2015, ifa-Galerie Berlin

http://www.ifa.de/de/kunst/ifa-galeri…

Megumi Matsubara liest ihr Gedicht „Undress“ (Ausziehen) und spricht über ihre letzte, gleichnamige Arbeit: Ein Raum, in dem das von ihr geschaffene Parfum „La Japonaise“ aus acht verschiedenen Düften entsteht, die unabhängig voneinander durch den Ausstellungsraum schweben.
Die Installation wurde erstmalig in der ifa-Galerie Stuttgart gezeigt, anschließend in der ifa-Galerie Berlin.

„Ausziehen ist ein Grad an Nacktheit, der nicht durch die Augen der Anderen, sondern durch jeden selbst charakterisiert wird. Wie weit können wir uns entblößen: Du und ich, ich und ich selbst?“ (Megumi Matsubara)

Lesung und Gespräch   Megumi Matsubara
Musik   Clovis Lemée
Film   Ilja Gorbunov

Carrefour / Treffpunkt / Meeting Point
July 17–October 4, 2015

ifa Gallery Berlin, ifa (Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations)
Linienstrasse 139/140
10115 Berlin
Germany

Hours: Tuesday–Sunday 14–18h
Admission free

Participating artists: Saâdane Afif, Leila Alaoui, Yassine Balbzioui, Max Boufathal, Megumi Matsubara, Clara Meister and S.T.I.F.F.

Curator: Alya Sebti

 

Group Show | Carrefour / Treffpunkt | Stuttgart

Megumi Matsubara presents a new project for this occasion, and will be attending at the opening and artist talk:

CARREFOUR / TREFFPUNKT
Group show at ifa Gallery Stuttgart, Germany

Works by Saâdane Afif, Leila Alaoui, Yassine Balbzioui, Max Boufathal, Megumi Matsubara, Clara Meister
Curated by Alya Sebti
Organized and produced by ifa (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen)

Artists’ and curator’s talk & preview:
6 May 2015, 16.30–18.00

Vernissage:
7 May 2015, 19.00–

 

“Où sommes-nous maintenant? Where are we now? Wo stehen wir heute?” was the title of and question raised by the 5th Marrakech Biennale, whose artistic director, Alya Sebti, also devised the exhibition “Carrefour / Meeting Point” for the ifa Galleries Stuttgart and Berlin.

The title of the ifa exhibition sees Marrakech and the bienniale as a metaphorical centre where different paths cross. Marrakech and the biennale were and still are the interface and meeting point between Sub-Saharan Africa and the Maghreb. They form a link to Europe, a turntable between north and south and east and west.

Works from the Marrakech Biennale 2014 and projects that were newly developed for “Carrefour / Meeting Point” look at the permeability between public spaces and private realms. The artists Saâdane Afif, Leila Alaoui, Yassine Balbzioui, Max Boufathal, and Clara Meister explore possible ways addressing our vulnerability and our position in the world – in the form of sculptures, installations, sound and video works. Megumi Matsubara developed a new form of exhibition, having a special perfume created for “Carrefour / Meeting Point” by a Moroccan perfumer. In and with these works, the artists create a further new space for encounter, exchange and collaboration.

With the “Spot on …” series, in recent years the ifa Galleries in Stuttgart and Berlin have presented international biennials supported by ifa (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen). The aim was to present lesser-known biennials in Germany and also to raise awareness of these international ifa activities.

Saâdane Afif, Leila Alaoui, Megumi Matsubara and Clara Meister present their works; curator Alya Sebti explains the exhibition concept. There will be an opportunity to enjoy an aperitif and talk with the artists and curator. In englischer Sprache / In English