Ken Farmer and Caroline Maxwell are a curatorial team that collaborates with multidisciplinary artists to create site-responsive experiences from large scale happenings to intimate interventions. Their work has been featured in the Venice Architecture Biennale, the New Museum, and underutilized public spaces throughout the world. Recent collaborators range from Yoko Ono to Terrence Koh.
Born in 1984, based in Tokyo has been revisiting old existing techniques and media, with a focus on phenomena that emerge out of their combination with present-day technologies, and on the relationship between physical and digital. Most representative of his creative work is the “toki-” series of time sculptures made with a 3-D printer. Next to frequently exhibiting his works at museums and art festivals in Japan and abroad, he works as a Senior Lecturer at Musashino Art University.
Artist Fumihiko Sano was born in Nara, Japan in 1981. Sano worked at Sotoji Nakamura construction company in Kyoto, where he studied the technique, material, and culture of traditional Japanese ‘sukiya’ carpentry, working on the construction of a tearoom, restaurant, hotel, and the State Guesthouse. In 2011, he established Fumihiko Sano Studio in Tokyo. Sano works in design and installation, combining traditional Japanese design with a modern sense.
1979 Born in Shizuoka. 2001 Graduated from Tokyo Zokei University.Using unexpected everyday discovery as a motif, he produces works, which remind us of our memories and arouse our empathy. Besides taking part in exhibitions held at home and abroad, he tackles actively public space projects and collaborations with companies and university research institutions. His books include a collection of his works “Blinking and Flapping” (Seigensha Art Publishing, Inc.), “
Seiichi SaitoRhizomatiks Architecture
Born in 1975, Began his career in New York in 2000 after graduating from Columbia University with a MSAAD. He currently serves as Director of Rhizomatiks Co., Ltd., He produces works in the commercial art field which are threedimensional and interactive while also being based on the firm grounding in logical thought that he cultivated through architecture. Won numerous international awards from 2009. 2014 Cannes LIONS “Branded Content and Entertainment” jury. Creative Adviser of 2020 Dubai Expo Japan pavilion.Milan Expo Japan pavilion theatrespace director.
A director/producer based in New York; born and raised in Tokyo. He studied Film/TV at NYU and managed/produced various media projects between Japan and the international community after graduating. He served as co-producer for Sofia Coppola’s Oscar-winning LOST IN TRANSLATION- He began directing documentary projects which often involved music and the arts, including a collaboration with Eric Clapton and Ryuichi Sakamoto. “RYUICHI SAKAMOTO: CODA” premiered at the Venice Film Festival, was subsequently released around the world. CODA has garnered awards, not just only Japan, as well as oversea.
Born in 1967. Living in NY. He is a visual artist working in the fields of light and space. He dissects the language and history of holography to explore sacred geometry, mysticism and spectacle. He holds an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Hiroko has shown both solo and collaborative projects on the legacy of Fluxus-inspired instruction work and performance art internationally. Her experiences extend from building art-centered alternative schools, organizing community development and engagement projects in both urban and rural areas, and planning and directing art and cultural events. She holds an MFA degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from Tufts University, in affiliation with the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, with a special focus on Performance Art and Social Practice (2001) and a BFA degree in Sculpture from Boston University (1999).
b. 1988 in Los Angeles, CA, is a ceramic artist living and working between Los Angeles, CA and Brooklyn, New York. She is a graduate of The Rhode Island School of Design (2010) with a BFA in Ceramics and has since exhibited her work at venues including The Hole in New York City; Fisher Parrish Gallery in Brooklyn, New York; Mana Contemporary in Jersey City, New Jersey; the Clay Art Center in Port Chester, New York; and Site 131 in Dallas, Texas. She most recently was invited to speak as a panelist for the Asia Society in Tokyo, Japan and was a recent recipient of the Anderson Ranch Artist in Residence Ceramic program, where she was invited to live and work in Snowmass Village, Colorado for several months. Her work has been noted in a number of publications in English, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Korean and Dutch.
Performance by Noh flute performer, Noh performer,
Ho-Sho (Shinto Flute) performer, and contemporary dancer.
Tokiko Ihara first received training in ceremonial dance at Niutsuhime Jinja, the guardian shrine of Mount Koya, and temple of ascetic practice. She studied with Hideaki Bunno and Yasuhiro Higashi. She seeks the expression of light and sound, sources of the universe, exploring Japanese traditional culture and the spirituality and universality with roots across the world. Her performances are dedicated to temples and shrines, domestically and overseas, and often in collaboration with other artists and musicians.
Yuko Hirai began learning classical ballet when she was little. She debuted professionally as a contemporary dancer in 1997, and since then, has been performing for many choreographers and projects. Hirai won the French-government scholarship in 2001 and went to study at CDC (Centre de Development Choregraphique) Toulouse/Midi-Pirenees in France. In parallel, she joined Dumb Type as a creative member and toured many festivals and theaters in France, Germany and the US.
Yusuke Kuribayashi was born in 1977 and is the fuekata, a Noh flute performer of the Morita School. He studied under Hiroyuki Matsuda and Ichikazu Sugi. Having completed the 6th Training Course at the National Noh Theatre, he has performed such as Okina (翁), Dojoji (道成寺), Mochizuki (望月), Koi no Netori (恋之音取), and new Noh pieces all over the world. He has also collaborated with artists from other genres.
Noh drum (太鼓) performer of the Okura school. He studied under Takashi Yamamoto, the same school. The first son of Shonosuke Okura, the same school. He plays drums in Noh such as Shoujoumidare (猩々乱), Ishibashi (石橋), Dojoji (道成寺), Okina Sanbasou (翁 三番叟). He has joined several oversea performance such as Sanbasou played by Mansai Nomura, and Noh performance placed at Angkor Wat, Cambodia. He has also taken part in NO NUKES organized by Ryuichi Sakamoto by playing the collaboration performance of Noh and Kado (華道).
Tie up Artists
Three special artists join.HAKUTEN permanently exhibit “prism” a work with lights reflection.
The youth artists produced by The Chain Museum Atachitachi have a dance performance “texture of memory” / Kei Samejima exhibit “excessive humor” permanently.
Established in 1970. With “Communication Design®” as their corporate philosophy, they design “places” where people meet and “experiences” created there. And they support corporate marketing activities centering on events and exhibitions. These days, as HAKUTEN CREATIVE, they have tried to develop their own installations based on “Experience”.
Produced by The Chain Museum
Produced by The Chain Museum The Chain Museum (TCM)
sprinkles art into ordinary spots such as the top of a windmill,
a room in an old building, and the backstreet of a museum.
Each spot is a small yet unique "museum" that TCM has created with artists.
Dance unit by Sayuri Iimori and Yuki Nishiyama. Both Iimori and Nishiyama are members of a Tokyo-based dance company “Co. Un Yamada”. Since their debut performance “Attachment” in 2015, Atachitachi have continuously presented new works, and also have collaborated with musicians on improvisational dance. The first solo performance “PeeHole” on August 2019 was a huge success.
Focusing on empathy through body, the dance unit develop their activities at their own pace.
Born in 1993. Graduated from the Architecture Department of Musashino Art University. By juxtaposing workpieces related to his mind, and readymade objects belonged to him, Samejima attempts to occupy then capture the exhibit space.
His selected group shows include “Trolls in the Park 2018” and “Atami Art Week 2018”