Megumi Matsubara will give a reading performance “Undress,” followed by an artist talk within her installation “Un coquelicot” showcased in the 21st DOMANI: The Art of Tomorrow exhibition at the National Art Center, Tokyo. With presence of the curator, Yoko Hayashi [Art historian / Senior researcher (Visual Arts) at the Agency for Cultural Affairs, Japan].
« 21st DOMANI: Art of Tomorrow » Artist Talk vol.1
Artists: Megumi Matsubara, Goro Murayama
Time: 11:00 – 12:00
Date: Sun, 27th Jan 2019
Place: Gallery 2E, National Art Center, Tokyo
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.
*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.
Megumi Matsubara reads from her book The Tale of the Japanese and the Mosquito, followed by a talk about her perennial subject: red poppy. The space will be scented with the fragrance of the red poppy field that a prominent Moroccan botanist/aromatherapist produced with Matsubara’s tale as inspiration.
Megumi Matsubara is a Japanese artist who lives and works between Morocco and Japan. She is a guest artist in the city of San Francisco as part of the exhibition ‘SLOW DIALOGUES: Time, Space, and Scale’ guest curated by Slow Research Lab. Her site-specific installation It Is a Garden (2016) is on view at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts from April 22 – July 10, 2016.
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.
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.
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
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
Hours: Tuesday–Sunday 14–18h
Participating artists: Saâdane Afif, Leila Alaoui, Yassine Balbzioui, Max Boufathal, Megumi Matsubara, Clara Meister and S.T.I.F.F.
Féminin Pluriel Morocco #20 The Aesthetics of Duality
Megumi Matsubara sets up a one-night installation at Dar Bellarj, and reads “The Tale of the Japanese and the Garden” followed by a conversation with Abdelghani Fennane Music by Clovis Lemée based on Megumi Matsubara’s music score “I imagine it is beautiful”
When you write, are you a writer or a reader?
When you read, are you a reader or a listener?
And which one holds our imagination—or neither?
Japanese artist Megumi Matsubara and Moroccan poet Abdelghani Fennani will both read their texts with Arabic subtitles, and open a dialog about the aesthetics of duality. Exchanging their understandings of multilingualism, exophony, gender, and translation, the two will explore the space of resonance—
(Language: English, French)