- PRESS RELEASE
Introducing “A&A,” an Artist x Architect Collaborative Project in Okayama.Top: A&A Liam Fuji/ Elevation © Liam Gillick
Bottom: A&A Jonathan Hasegawa/ Perspective Image ©︎ Go Hasegawa & Associates
Ishikawa Foundation will launch the “A & A” project in which contemporary artists and architects work in collaboration to create a single architectural work in Okayama. As its first installment we are pleased to announce the opening the first two houses: “A&A Liam Fuji, The Manabe Equation House” and “A&A Jonathan Hasegawa”.
“A&A” is a project in which pairs of internationally acclaimed contemporary artists and Japanese architects work together to create extraordinary new houses in and around the historical/cultural zones of Okayama City. Each building is an individual lodging, and more locations are scheduled for construction over the next 20 years.
The A&A project has Taro Nasu (Owner of TARO NASU) as Project Director, architect Jun Aoki (Jun Aoki & Assoiciates) as Advisior, and Yasuharu Ishikawa (President of Ishikawa Foundation) as producer. Through the rich spatial experiences offered, the project seeks to promote the city as an attractive place to stay and enjoy engagement with various forms of art.
Project Organizer: Ishikawa Art Foundation
Building: Accommodation Facility
Number of guests: 1~6 guess (1 facility (guest room))
Price (provisional): 7,7000~165,000 yen / night (tax & service charge excluded) *prices may vary according to season
Producer: Yasuharu Ishikawa (President, Ishikawa Art Foundation)
Director: Taro Nasu (Owner, Gallerist / TARO NASU)
Advisor: Jun Aoki (Jun Aoki & Associates)
Official HP: a-and-a.org
Exhibition: Intimate distance. Masterpieces from the Ishikawa CollectionTop: Pierre Huyghe, Zoodrum 4, 2011, Ishikawa Foundation, Okayama, Japan, Courtesy the artist, Esther Schipper, Berlin, TARO NASU, Tokyo ©Pierre Huyghe
Photo: Guillaume Ziccarelli
Bottom: Shimabuku, Swan goes to the Sea, 2014, Performance view: “Imagineering” Okayama Art Project, Courtesy of the artist, ©Shimabuku
"Intimate distance. Masterpieces from the Ishikawa Collection"
29 June - 29 September, 2019
MO.CO.HOTEL DES COLLECTIONS
13 rue de la république, Montpellier
Curated by Yuko Hasegawa, Artistic Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo (MOT), and professor at the Tokyo University of Arts.
33 art works of Ishikawa Collection have been exhibited at MO.CO. MONTPELLIER CONTEMPORAIN.
Exhibition: Abstraction: Aspects of Contemporary Art"Abstraction: Aspects of Contemporary Art"
25 May - 4 August, 2019
The National Museum of Art
4-2-55 Nakanoshima, Kita-ku, Osaka 530-0005, Japan
One art work of Ishikawa Collection has been exhibited at The National Museum of Art.
- OKAYAMA ART SUMMIT
The Centre Pompidou-Metz Director and Collectors toured A&CMs Emma Lavigne, a director of the Centre Pompidou-Metz, and the collectors came to Okayama to see the art works of A&C on April 20th.While touring around the works, they also saw the venues for “Okayama Art Summit 2019”, and had great expectation for the opening this fall.