Review of MAM Research 001 – including Yoko

Full review. Lots of photos.
http://www.tokyoartbeat.com/tablog/entries.en/2015/07/asian-agitations.html

Great Crescent: Art and Agitation in the 1960s­Japan, South Korea, and Taiwanis an archival exhibition, curated by Hong Kongs Para-site, which initiates Mori Art Museums new research program dedicated to uncovering the complex layers and contexts of contemporary art in Asia. ”

Excerpt:

The first exhibition in this series “MAM Research 001: Great Crescent, Art and Agitation in the 1960s – Japan, South Korea, Taiwan” is a reconfiguration of an exhibition held in 2013 at the Hong Kong alternative space “Para Site.”
In recent years, there have been moves not only to enrich art history by focusing beyond those countries in the West that led the way in the 20th century but also to trace the multi-tiered development of modernism in countries outside the Western bloc. The title of this exhibition derives from the term used to describe the crescent-shaped region stretching from Japan through Southeast Asia to the Persian Gulf as part of America’s post war policy towards Asia. From the Meiji period until the end of WWII, Japan ruled the Korean peninsula and Taiwan. While they started to take different paths on their own in the 1960s, this exhibition is an attempt to verify from a comparative perspective on the anti-establishment and anti-art activities that unfolded as the artists in these regions explored their own avenues of expression, not along the modernism that was introduced from the West.

Participating Artists: Chang Chao-Tang, Choi Boong-hyun, Chuang Ling, Kim Gulim, Hi Red Center, Huang Huacheng,Jeong Gang-ja, Kang Guk-jin, Yoko Ono, Zero Dimension
Floor Intervention: Leung Chi Wo

Yoko’s Chess

Demo is now avaialbe On youtube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HjRDWXHkCoU

Free to Download for iOS devices from the App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/app/yoko-che…

More info from: http://www.YokoChess.com

Game Features:
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Choose from 3 CHESS GAMES

• Original Chess: A free game featuring familiar black and white pieces.

• Play It By Trust: Yoko’s own creation, displaying only white pieces on an all-white board – can you remember which pieces belong to your opponent and which pieces are your own?

• Doggie Chess: Play with a complete set of animated dogs in this fun new interpretation.

Play using 3 GAME MODES

• Traditional: limitless time constraints.

• Speed: Each move must be made within a fixed period of time.

• Timed: where complete games are restricted to an overall time limit.

Challenge yourself via 4 DIFFICULTY LEVELS

Computer Opponent and Speed & Time Limits of increasing difficulty:

• Beginner

• Amateur

• Intermediate

• Expert

PLUS – Save your Progress and Reload Games whenever you want!

Finally, the game’s background music features tracks created from Yoko’s own recent ‘Take Me To The Land of Hell’ album.

do it @napa valley

Curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist, do it is a conceptual, interactive exhibition built upon enacting artists written and drawn instructions. From a compendium of 250 instructions, the Museum will present realized artworks, ongoing performances, take home instructions, and above all, opportunities for the public to engage in the creation of contemporary art. Artists include: Louise Bourgeois, Gilbert & George, Allison Knowles, Yoko Ono, Sol LeWitt, and Olafur Eliasson, among others. In conjunction with the exhibition, the do it (archive) will be on display representing the exhibitions 20-year, worldwide history.

http://napavalleyregister.com/entertainment/arts-and-theatre/do-it-at-napa-valley-museum/article_e26faab2-560f-536d-ae9f-801883acd745.html

Museum exhibit website

You’ll find a fun video and tons of photos from the opening. Great fun.

http://napavalleymuseum.org/exhibition/do-it/