Artists Summit Kyoto 2009

I'll be in Kyoto for artist-in-residence in this December.

What I'll develop in Kyoto (new work):
I'll study the Japanese traditional art of smelling ceremony called "Kohdo", and from there on I'll develop an original olfactory game under the theme of Artist Summit Kyoto: Jumping toward Tomorrow. It's a game with an essence of performance.

wikipedia: Kōdō (香道 - (Way of Incense) is the Japanese art of appreciating incense, and involves using incense within a structure of codified conduct. Kōdō includes all aspects of the incense process - from the tools (香道具 kōdōgu), which, much like tools of the tea ceremony, are valued as high art, to activities such the incense-comparing games kumikō (組香) and genjikō (源氏香). Kōdō is counted as one of the three classical Japanese arts of refinement (kadō/ikebana/flower arrangement, kōdō/incense, and chadō/tea ceremony), but it is relatively unknown amongst modern Japanese people.

At the same time, I'll show:
eau de parfum PERFECT JAPANESE WOMAN (2008)

Here below is the 3 programs that I'll participate.

Artists Summit Kyoto 2009 HP

Venue: Kyoto Zokei Art University
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Conversation with Future

ASK2009 Artists in Residence

Duration: Monday December 7 to Friday December 18
Place: Galerie Aube, KUAD and places in Kyoto City

ASK2009 Artists in Residence is a new challenging program. Six artists from the world stay in Kyoto for about two weeks and organize performances, lectures or workshops with university students, high school students or citizens, while keeping each specialized field alive. They tie the experiences to the suggestion of the problem solution.

(2) ASK2009-Conversation with Future

Date:13:30-18:40 Saturday December 19
Place: Shunjyu-za, Kyoto Art Theatre
Capacity: 860 people
Fee: Free, no advanced booking
Interpretation: Consecutive (English, Thai)

Time Table 13:30-13:40 Opening Greeting: YOKOUCHI Toshihito(Vice President, KUAD)
13:40-15:40 Presentation1 “Reports from ASK2009 Artists in Residence"
16:00-16:40 Presentation2 "Possibility of Art and Design Proposed by Young Generation"
16:40-17:00 Break
17:00-18:30   Open Discussion "Can Artists Change the World?"
18:30-18:40 Closing Greeting: OONOGI Hiroto(Dean of Faculty of Art and Design, KUAD)

Presentation1 "Reports from ASK2009 Artists in Residence"

ASK2009 artists report what they have done during Artists in Residence period and the results. ASK2009 Artists: Harvey BOUTERSE Pichet KLUNCHUN, Nalin Chaminda MEEMANAGE, Khen SHALEM, UEDA Maki, Marjet WESSELS BOER

Presentation2 "Possibility of Art and Design Proposed by Young Generation"

9 high school students from 3 high schools selected in the 16th Japan Senior High School Design Championship and Students Artists studying art and design in universities propose plans to make society better and transmit the possibility of art and design from the view points of young generation.

Open Discussion Can Artists Change the World?

After the presentations, ASK2009 artists and high school and university students gather together to discuss about whether artists can change the world. The audiences are invited to join the discussion.

(3) ASK2009 Jumping toward Tomorrow

Date:10:00-18:30 Sunday December 20
Place:Galerie Aube
Capacity: 200 people
Fee: Free, no advanced booking
Interpretation: Consecutive (Dutch, English, Sinhalese, Thai)

Time Table
10:00-12:00  Core Meeting Phase1
12:00-13:00 Lunch
13:00-13:20 Greetings from Organizers
KADOKAWA Daisaku(Mayer of Kyoto City)
SENJU Hiroshi(Nihonga Painter, President of KUAD)
13:20-15:20 Core Meeting Phase2
15:20-15:40 Break
15:40-16:40 Invited Lecture: Krzysztof WODICZKO
16:40-16:50 Break
16:50-18:20 Panel Discussion “Possibility of Kyoto International Art Festival”
18:20–18:30 Closing remark: TOKUYAMA Shochoku(Chairperson of the Board, KUAD)
Overall host: ASADA Akira (Dean of Graduate School, KUAD)

ASK Core Meeting
In Phase 1, six young artists from around the world in a wide range of expression of art and design make presentations of their own solution plans for global issues they are concerned. In Phase 2, based on their presentations, they make discussion toward the problem solutions in the world with audience.
ASK2009 Artists: Harvey BOUTERS, Pichet KLUNCHUN, Nalin Chaminda MEEMANAGE, Khen SHALEM, UEDA Maki, Marjet WESSELS BOER

Chairperson: MIYAJIMA Tatsuo

Krzysztof WODICZKO
Born in 1943 in Poland, currently lives in New York, the U.S.A.
He took his master’s degree at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw in 1968. He subsequently emigrated to Canada and from there to the United States. In 1997, he appointed a professor of the Center for Advanced Visual Studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Since 1980, he has produced artworks dealing with such social issues as war or homeless people which have been shown at biennales in Venice, S醇Io Paulo or Gwangju. He participated in “Project for Survival” at the National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto in 1996, and “Yokohama Triennale 2001”. In 1998, he received the Fourth Hiroshima Art Prize. He was the representative of Poland in Venice Biennale in 2009. ARTISTS SUMMIT KYOTO 2007 participant.

Panel Discussion “Possibility of Kyoto International Art Festival”
Under the theme of "the earth reproduction through art and design", the possibility of organizing "the Kyoto International Art Festival" which can be a radical cultural dispatch from Kyoto is discussed and investigated.
Panelists: HORIBA Atsushi(Chairman and President and C.E.O, HORIBA, Ltd.), KITAGAWA Fram (Art Director), SENJU Hiroshi (Nihonga painter, President of Kyoto University of Art and Design), SHIN Misa (Executive Director of Art Fair Tokyo, Representative of Misa Shin&Co.)
Moderator: ASADA Akira (Dean of the Graduate School, KUAD)

ASK 2009 artists:

Born in 1981 in Netherland, living in Belgium
Fashion Designer
Originally South-American, Harvey Bouterse left Holland at the age of 18 after studying fashion and settled in Antwerp, Belgium to start work as Belgian designers. After that, he launched the label HrVi to start the work outside the field of fashion using different projects as a platform for his work. He always uses clothing to create silhouettes that portray an atmosphere with a message rather than a collection. His fascination to protect the fragile body began at a very early age. His personal interest in African and South-American culture led to intensive years of studying their cultures to later create silhouettes that not only read but most importantly protect the human body. With exhibitions mainly in Holland and Belgium, he is now collaborating with international projects.

Born in 1961 in Thailand, living in Thailand
Pichet Klunchun bridges traditional Thai Classical Dance with contemporary sensibility. He trained in Thai Classical Mask Dance, Khon, from age 16. After receiving his degree in Thai Classical Dance at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, while he pursued theatre both as dancer and choreographer, he also worked with contemporary dance. He has participated lately in several intercultural performing arts programs as a Thai representative and as an international dancer-choreographer in Asia and Europe. In 2008, he received the Princess Margriet Award from European Cultural Foundation.

Nalin Chaminda MEEMANAGE
Born in 1978 in Sri Lanka, living in Sri Lanka
Film Director
Nalin Chaminda Meemanage is currently a film director, script writer and trainer attached to INGO. He has been involved in Eco-friendly farming system program. He is a skilled facilitator and a coordinator. He started his work practice with eminent directors Fabrizio Costa (Italian) and Deepa Mehta (Canadian). He produces number of TV commercials, documentaries and short films. He has more than six years experience in the film industry. For his credit “SAPATHTHU KUTTAMA (Pair of Shoes)” one of his short feature, won MERIT, AUDIENCE and STATE award National & International Level.

Born in 1977 in Israel, living in the U.S.A
Film Director
Growing up in Kibbutz Nir-David in northern Israel, Khen Shalem joined the Israeli Defense Forces and served in a bomb squad patrol unit, but was badly wounded in a battle in Lebanon. He then completed a Bachelor of Science in Physics at Bar-Ilan University and a Master of Physics at the Weizmann Institute of Science, but gradually became aware of his wish to further develop his interest in human feelings and artistic creation. He received a scholarship from the Florida-Israel Institute and completed a Master in Film Production at Florida State University and completed “On the Road to Tel-Aviv" just before graduating. It played in numerous major film festivals around the world and won several international awards such as the Audience Award at the Palm Springs Film Festival.

Born in 1974 in Japan, living in Netherland
Artists using smell as a medium
Maki Ueda is an artist who in her current practice incorporates the olfactory sense in art. She is one of the few artists in the world using smell as a medium. She studied media art at Keio University, Japan (B.A. Environmental Information 1997, M.A. Media and Governance 1999). She also attended a course at the Grasse Institute of Perfumery in France in 2007. She received grants from Ministry of Cultural Affair Japan in 2000 and from POLA Art Foundation in 2007. She is based in The Netherlands and showing various olfactory works all over the world.

Born in 1978 in Netherland, living in Netherland
Product Designer
Marjet Wessels Boer started her studio in 2001, after graduating from the Rietveld Academy. Originally she designed and produced original multiples that play with their function. Like thick doors with storage space, lap lights that warm you while reading or hangers that dance in your closet. Recently she designs for the public space, which gives her the possibility to create unique works, yet accessible to everyone. In 2007 the 'Sunk table’ was realized. The ‘Shadow floor’ followed in 2008, which makes the dark building always sunny. At the moment she works on several projects for the city of Amsterdam.

Born 1957 in Tokyo. Received his MFA in painting from Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music.
Miyajima began the artistic career in 1980, and ever since his invitation to show at Aperto '88 (the young artists" section of the 43rd Venice Biennale) his work has been shown at major exhibitions. He is known for the speculative works using the digital counter of the light emitting diode (LED). He is currently also a guest professor at Kyoto University of Art and Design, International Research Center for the Arts, a vice president and a chief of school of design at Tohoku University of Art & Design.