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We would like to announce “KCUA Transmit Program #04: KYOTO STUDIO” Exhibition, held at the Kyoto City University of Arts Art Gallery @KCUA. The KCUA Transmit Program series has, since opening in 2010, been a group exhibition focusing on graduate students with “KCUA Transmit Program #01: kyou / sei Exhibition” and “KCUA Transmit Program #02: tenchi Exhibition,” and moving on later to include not just this universities alumni but those from other establishments as well, in a group exhibition for up-and-coming young artists entitled, “KCUA Transmit Program #03: Métis – The Fighting Art – .” The current 4th exhibition, “KCUA Transmit Program #04: KYOTO STUDIO,” is intended to implement an extensive outreach support activity for young contemporary artists.
It’s said that Kyoto is dotted with over 30 places called “Kyoudou Studios” (shared studios or atelier). In these, several artist share the space together for the creation of artworks. They have an economic feature of mutual rent-sharing, but they also serve as a community and a place of exchange for artists. This exhibition will reproduce 17 shared studios within the exhibition itself, and an exhibition of artworks by artists attached to each studio will be held within those. Exhibiting artsts are 88 strong and artworks are expected to exceed 100.
The starting point of the exhibition were the “Kyoto Open Studio” events; independent initiatives of the artists themselves. “Kyoto Open Studio” has been held every year since 2009, with shared studios throughout Kyoto opening their studio spaces simeltaneously—publicly exhibiting spaces they normally create works in—and exhibiting their artworks there. Many of the exhibitors at this exhibition are comprised of shared studios and artists who experienced previous “Kyoto Open Studio” events.
We have taken “Kyoto Open Studio” one step further in this current exhibition, by consolidating the actual places of production of the artists (normally closed) into the spaces available at @KCUA. In addition, we have published an artist catalogue by the same name, compiling all exhibiting artists and studios.
We hope to explore the posibilities of connecting this relaxed art community to larger currents by consolidating the various production locations, artists continuing creative activities, conversations and thoughts about art in the streets of Kyoto into one piece of information: an exhibition and publication.
atelier iee, A.S.K – atelier share kyoto, arisugawa living, Altaka Studio A, Antenna Media, UZUICHI STUDIO, untoko studio, Katsura Studio, kyoto ceramic art studio tochin, GURA, G Art Studio, tukuru building, TOTSU SOUKO, MUKO STUDIO, yodo studio, raitstudio, rengeso studio
KCUA Transmit Program #04
April 13th ~ May 19th, 2013
Organized by Kyoto City University of Arts.
Additional funding is provided by The Kao Foundation For Arts And Science.