Towards the other side of the world
An exhibition curated by Michikazu Matsune about the cracks in the world
Accompanying Michikazu Matsune’ s performance, the group exhibition, Towards the other side of the world, features artworks exploring the physical and psychological borders that filter our globalized world. Themed around travel, these exhibits reveal the frictions and contradictions caused by national borders and identity, questioning the way we live today. Matsune has worked on this exhibition project since 2015 and created this version especially for Kyoto Experiment with eight internationally active artists.
There are two Japanese participants: Chu Enoki, famous for his hangari (half-shaved haircut) visit to Hungary, and Futoshi Miyagi, the Okinawan artist who confronts issues of nationality and identity based on his own experiences and memories. Other participants include Murat Gök, who erected a hammock on a fence at the Turkish-Syrian border, and Jun Yang, whose video portraits explore China’s one-child policy.
- 2016 AUTUMN
- Auditorium, Kyoto Art Center
Born 1973 in Kobe, Japan. Lives and works in Vienna, Austria since 1997. Michikazu Matsune is an artist working in various medias such as live-performance, installation, photography and video. His works reflect our contemporary society with a sense of subversive humor and poetical irony. Having his background in contemporary dance and choreography, he has been developing his own projects since 2004 in various contexts such as stage, exhibitions and public space. His works are presented by performing arts festivals and in exhibitions internationally. Michikazu Matsune is also a guest-tutor for performance study and has taught at the University of Arts Berlin and the Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance. As an extension of his art practice, Matsune organizes and curates exhibitions with a focus on performance practice.