Clinton King + Julie Curtiss + Hikalu Clarke + Ryozo Takashima Exhibition
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“TANDEM/tandem” Clinton King(US) & Julie Curtiss (France/US)
Clinton King and Julie Curtiss presented their first joint exhibition titled “split end” at Youkobo in 2007. The show explored their time living as expatriates in Tokyo and examined the nature of relationships and the dynamics of personal transformation. After a 12 years hiatus, they are back for a two-month-long residency at Youkobo, presenting a series of works created onsite. This new show reflects on the growth of their art practice both individually and in Tandem. They are both taking part in the 2019 Youkobo Returnee Residency Program, implemented for Youkobo’s 30th anniversary.
*Exhibition held in parallel at the Hazuki Hall House at the Zempukuji Park, 12:00-18:00 (11/5, 11, 18 closed)
“In the spirit of good sport” Hikalu Clarke (New Zealand)
This body of work was developed during the course of his residency at Youkobo. Anchored by research into the history of the Olympics and its failed alternatives, the work explores the fallacies within centralised and decentralised power dynamics. Asia New Zealand Foundation 2019 awarded artist.
“1984 + 36” Ryozo Takashima (Japan)
Takashima has explored the totalitarian slogans from George Orwell’s novel ‘Nineteen Eighty Four’ as the theme of his practice for the past few years. This exhibition brings together a new series of works with the title ‘1984+36’. The 2019 Youkobo Returnee Residency Program Artist.