Upcoming exhibition

 

Current exhibition

Assembling“  2018.05.26 – 08.25  K11 Shenyang / China

Information of the panel talk:
“Manchuria, Sindoan, and Fukushima: the Past and Today of Northeast Asia”
 
Panelists:
Bontaro Dokuyama (artist),
Hao Jingban (artist),
Wang Tuo (artist),
Yang Beichen (critic, scholar of film studies)
 
Coordination: Zhang Hanlu
Time: May 27, 3 – 4:30 PM

Location: K11 Bookstore (4F, K11 Mall)

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HARSH ASTRAL – The Radiants 2  2018.05.25 – 07.22  Halle fuer Kunst Lueneburg |Lueneburg / Germany

 

 

 

 

 

Works 

“君之代 -Time goes by”

2017  Movie data  24min58sec

Taiwan was governed by Japan for 50 years, After that it’s governed by China at just now. Therefore, I heard that communication between the generation is braking off. Because it’s different in the language with which they deal during the generation. So the culture and the custom are also different between the generation. And also old people have few chances of going out for dementia of aging and aging, and its tendency is being accelerated increasingly.

So I thought, I’ll visit a old Taiwanese people who speaks Japanese, and I record the people who remember the Japanese and old Japanese culture and manners and customs. That it’s urgent and important to do.

The young people who saw the video would think how to do in the future.

Location : Taipei and Tainan in “Taiwan” 


“War is Over”

2017 Movie data 05min13sec 

The radius 20 km ”Caution areas”
The radius 30 km  “Emergency Evacuation Preparedness Zone”
The radius 50 km ”Planned Evacuation Zone”
The radius 200 km ”Tokyo”   -The capital of Japan
The radius 1,800 km ”Okinawa”   -There was the only ground battle of WW II fought on the Japanese islands.

Can this country be united by Olympics and a monorail ?

Too far to see, Too far to hear

Location : “Okinawa” MAP


“The 4th branch, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry” 

2016 Movie data 18min37sec / Installation

The Ministry of economy, Trade and Industry is located at Kasumigaseki in Japan. That composed by 2 government buildings. This exhibition will be held at “anti-nuclear museum” that inside at one of 3 temporary tents build without permission, located front of government buildings. This museum is built for appeal voices from people to stop the resuming nuclear power plant operations and export of nuclear power generation. After March 2011, Participants of Movement of anti nuclear or “Nuclear phase-out” are over two hundred thousand. Now, the number of people who joined this movement is declined, there make a voice for the anti and “phase-out” for nuclear. Theme of this exhibition is, “Temporary: Reality and Ideals of Temporary tents”. Taking an interview from people who staying at Tents of Nuclear “phase-out, I know what is going on. I will propose a “comfortable living space” as an “irony” for nuclear that still exist, and as a spirit of respect for the aged who tired because of the activities were continued with 24 hours a day.  Trying to change the situation that completely choked between Nation and Tents.   Statement” 


Dreaming future”

2016 Movie data 05min40sec / silk-screen printing

The motif is an office worker because I worked at a company. At the time, my works was very hard. At One Friday night, office workers slept on the road at Shibuya, Shinjuku, Shinbashi in Tokyo. Because they were drunk and very tired. They didn’t have any day off and couldn’t have rest everyday. However, I think they are hero. So I covered them in clothes like Jesus Christ. We call companies which make employees work over time and don’t give them day-off. So called black company in japan. A black company’s logo was on the cloth. They are like me and my self-portrait.


“Good, Now and forever”

2016 Movie data 06min57sec / Model of baby’s foot


Over there”

2015 Movie data / Installation / Photo / masks / The local newspaper for 4 years after March 11, 2011

Conditions of creation:
– Limited to a temporary housing residents
– Materials cut through newspaper (Provincial newspaper of Fukushima) by hand
– Paste the split newspaper on a pure white masks
– They wear the mask and point to their hometown

They live in Temporary houses from 2011. They are called victims but they have their own name and each all different people. I cut a local newspaper by hand with them together. Then I put them on masks. I asked them to put the masks on their faces, and they pointed their hometown’s direction. Most of them are old.

Exhibition photo: Kota Takeuchi


“Even After 1,000 years”

2015 Movie data 02min32sec

This work is I got to know their strong minds to keep staying in FUKUSHIMA even though some people were out. The message “This sky above this pole is the real sky” was written on the pole at Mt.ADATARA in NIHONMATU-city in FUKUSHIMA. In this movie, I keep screaming “This sky is the real !!” while I was pelted by nuclear fallout.


 
“1/150”

2015 Movie data  02min39sec / Photo / This dolphin’s born

April, 2015 after huge earthquake effected us in many ways. Dead 150 dolphins were washed up on a beach in Ibaraki in Japan. Some people were surfing near that place, and they found one dolphin was still alive, so they put the dolphin back to the sea. But the dolphin came back to the beach and dead soon. Even though the dolphin could be alive, he did not have any choice to die. I saw their instinct as animals. However it is not only about dolphins, but us.


“LInCCAi-chan”

2014 Movie data  07min11sec / Photo

“LInCCAi-chan” which means “The critical point” and “between adult and child”. After the nuclear disaster in FUKUSHIMA, many people visited to IWAKI because they need jobs, It was a kind of Fukushima’s bubble economy at some sex shops. So I went to IWAKI to buy a girl. But I couldn’t buy her. Because she is called Licca and the name is my ex-girlfriend name when I was high school student. So I went to a factory of famous doll which is called Licca-chan. Licca-chan similar to “Barbie doll”.  I bought a Licca-chan at ONONIIMACHI in FUKUSHIMA and she was healing me.

 

CV

Bontaro DOKUYAMA

Born in 1984 in Fukushima in Japan. 
Currently lives in Tokyo. On March 11, 2011, he witnessed the utterly change of his hometown, and he faced deep despair, which became a motivation for him to confront arbitrariness and contradictions that he had overlooked. At the same time, he began to rethink his own life as a salaried employee, who had been working as a corporate slave, and also began to observe the flock of workers, who are made unconscious of their dependency on the current social mechanism. These observations have driven him to create his own artwork. Through creating art works, he has been trying to directly face the inescapable situation and the mental state of people, who “want to escape but cannot escape” in the localities, where media-covered incidents and phenomena happened in the past, and trying to understand the cause and the mechanism of social conformity. By re-researching the forgotten places and memories left-behind by the society, he has been attempting to reveal the reality, and to thresh out new formula to create changes in these places and events. While being chased by everyday life, issues are no longer considered as issues, and they are simply ignored. He wishes to face these issues that have been assimilated and become invisible in the landscape of everyday life, by approaching them from different angles. This is induced by his desire to see the reality that should be present when the society starts to operate.

twitter: twitter.com/b_dokuyama

 

Exhibitions 

Solo Exhibitions
 2018
“Public archive”  2018/06/30 – 2018/07/14   Aoyamameguro/Tokyo
2016
“Shudder and Orgasm”  2016/06/09 – 2016/06/15   Komagome SOKO/Tokyo  Statement
“The 4th branch, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry” 2016/06/09 – 2016/06/01  Kasumigaseki/Tokyo
2015
“I’ll meet in the hospital room”  2015/03/03 – 2015/03/05 -I’m hospitalized.  Kohsei-chuo |Ebisu /Tokyo
2014

“Mystery Sense”   2014/02/07 – 2014/02/11  Nao nakamura|Koenji/Tokyo

Group exhibitions
2018
“HARSH ASTRAL – The Radiants 2″  2018.03.23 – 05.12  Zurich / Switzerland
“Connective(ity)/Collective(ity)”  2018.03.18 –   Underscan / Online
“Gangwon international Biennale”  2018.02.03 – 03.18  Gangwon / Korea
2017
“Kogane-cho Bazaar 2017″  2017/08.04 – 11/05  Kogane-cho/Kanagawa
“Collective Dissent”  2017/04/27 – 2017/05/21  X and Beyond /Copenhagen
“Human Landscape”  2017/03/31 – 2017/04/23  X and Beyond /Copenhagen
“The 20th Taro Okamoto Award for Contemporary Art”  2017/02/07 – 2017/04/09   Taro Okamoto Museum of ART/Kawasaki
2015
“Art festival –Trans Arts Tokyo 2015  Opening program”  2015/10/09 – 2015/10/10  Kanda/Tokyo
“Kyou mo Kikoeru –Exhibition of two artists -“  2015/09/18 – 2015/09/22  Iwaki/Fukushima
“Genbutsu Over Dose”  2015/04/17 – 2015/04/23  Koenji/Tokyo
“Drift”  2015/01/04 – 2015/01/10  Tokyo Metropolitan musium/Tokyo 
2014
“Hello, You Monster!”  2014/10/29 – 2014/11/02  Space wunderkammer-Toshima park/Tokyo
“Roppongi Art Night 2014″  2014/04/19 – 2014/04/20  Tokyoi Mid-towen/Roppongi
2013
“Downer side” –Trans Arts Tokyo 2013–  2013/10/19 – 2013/11/10  Kanda/Tokyo

“High-nority”  2013/09/25 – 2013/09/26  Mujin-to Production/SNAC  Kiyosumi-shirakawa/Tokyo

Screening
2017
“Invisible Cities”  2017/09/29 – 12/17  Dallas Contemporary / USA
“ExScreen”  2017/08/12  RAW Art Space | Kuala Lumpur / Malaysia
2015
“Mr Baby Theater Vo.1″  2015/01/28 nam gallery  Hatagaya/Tokyo
2014
“Bombrai battle vo.1″  2014/05/31 Jinbocho/Tokyo
 

 

Press

「寛容と共存を求めて」
Tokyo shimbun 08 September, 2017

Written by Noi Sawaragi

The Asahi Shimbun 08 September, 2017

Written by Takahide Suzuki

Dec.2016_BIJUTSU SHUPPAN-SHA
Appear in Bijutsutecho of December, 2016
Written by Tomoko Yabumae

On-sale date 17 November 2016

FUKUSHIMA-MINPO 20 September, 2015
The IWAKI MINPO 22 September, 2015

THE FUKUSHIMA MINYU SHIMBUN 22 September, 2015 

“REVIEWS
Appear  in a Bijutsutecho of July, 2015
Written by Midori Matsui

On-sale date 17 June 2015


artscape
Written by Ren Fukuzumi

15 September, 2016

スクリーンショット 2016-07-02 0.02.39
artscape
Written by Ren Fukuzumi

10 June, 2016

artscape-iwaki
artscape
Written by Ren Fukuzumi

21 September, 2015