Art Collaboration Kyoto 2023Kyoto International Conference Center, Kyoto, Japan27 - 30 October 2023
ROH Art Collaboration Kyoto 2023

ROH is pleased to announce the gallery participation in Art Collaboration Kyoto alongside collaborating galleries ANOMALY (Tokyo) and Fitzpatrick Gallery (Paris). The group presentation will bring works by artists Noe Aoki (b. 1958, Tokyo, Japan), Yusuke Asai (b. 1981, Tokyo Japan), Takuro Tamayama (b. 1990, Gifu Prefecture, Japan), Louis Eisner (b. 1988, Los Angeles, USA), Hannah Weinberger (b. 1988, Filderstadt, Switzerland), Cooper Jacoby (b. 1989 in Princeton, New Jersey, USA), Syaiful Aulia Garibaldi (b. 1985, Jakarta, Indonesia), Maruto (b. 1992, Bandung, Indonesia), and Dusadee Huntrakul (b. 1978, Bangkok, Thailand) in conversation with each other.

ROH Art Collaboration Kyoto 2023

Presented for their collective capacity to evoke a set of organisms specific to the living and working environments of each of the artists, this group exhibition focuses on the sensory and participatory potential of elements in their borderline between the individual and the common. Whether in the sculptural work of Aoki, who has been developing an experimental expression with iron to question its sensory components (its heaviness, its hardness), or in the immersive environments of Garibaldi and Maruto, each of these works questions itself within the context from which it was produced, shaped, to the space in which it is presented. This reflection on the habitat encourages conscious reasoning about what grows, what is touched, and the elements that work against them. Like a perpetual encounter between that which is alive and that which destroys it, Jacoby's works are constructed as architectures of urgency, whose attraction works in its repulsive capacity in relation to the spectator, who is as much a factor in its triggering. By evolving around these pieces, each individual is reminded of their masses in a given context, whose links and structures, conceived as threads, are light and fragile. From the creation of participatory micro-organisms in Weinberger's sound installation, to the use of deer blood in Asai's paintings, collected while accompanying a hunter. Tamayama's video piece, which invites viewers to a surreal  space by using familiar phenomena and found objects, are not so far removed from the paintings of Eisner, whose interest in myth is akin to a dissociation between his memories and his fantasy, in the shaping of characters and landscapes into epics. Or in Huntrakul's work, that constantly seeks human (and non-human) connections that extend across time to underline the almost archaeological characteristics of the ways in which we observe, produce and make things come to us.

Coinciding with the fair, ROH is also pleased to share Syaiful Aulia Garibaldi’s participation in an international Artist-In-Residence program at Seishodo THE ROOM, Kyoto, Japan, which will be followed by a solo exhibition. Garibaldi, fondly known as Tepu, works in installation, painting, drawing, printmaking and video. His research-based practice navigates the interstices of natural sciences and aesthetics. Garibaldi forages inspiration in many different environments through the exploration of found specimens and hybrid species such as lichen and fungi that play interesting roles in the cycles of life, death, and decay. His works are oftentimes participatory in nature, requiring the involvement of the audience and allowing his work to reach open-ended, multi-interpretational outcomes. For his residency, he will be collaborating closely with the surrounding environment as well as communities around the residency site to develop a new body of work for his presentation. As an extension of his residency show, Garibaldi is also developing various works on paper for the main booth presentation as well as a set of sculptures created in conversation for the public program sector of Art Collaboration Kyoto 2023.

ROH, Anomaly, Fitzpatrick Gallery
Art Collaboration Kyoto 2023

Event Hall and New Hall
Kyoto International Conference Center
Takaragaike, Sakyo-ku
Kyoto 606-0001

VIP Preview (by invitation only):
27 October
Press Preview, 12:00 - 13:00
Collectorsʼ Preview, 13:00 - 15:00
Vernissage, 15:00 - 18:00

VIP Hours:
28 October, 11:00 - 12:00

Public Days:
28 October, 12:00 - 19:00
29 October, 11:00 - 19:00
30 October, 11:00 - 17:00

Born 1978, Bangkok, Thailand
Lives and works in Bangkok, Thailand

Dusadee Huntrakul is a multi-disciplinary artist working across mediums of sculpture, ceramic, drawing, painting, and text. Seeking human connections that extend across time, his works span the topics of mortality, archaeology, anthropology, and urban ecological observation. Ever since seeing his late brother bring home funky fired ceramic pots that he made at a community college’s pottery class in the US in 1998, something profound moved within him. He started working with clay almost twenty years ago at his uncle’s ceramic studio in Bangkok, and remains to this day, committed to using fired clay, language, and other materials to compose spaces that are familiar yet unknown.

Huntrakul earned his Bachelor of Arts from University of California at Los Angeles, USA in 2007 and Master of Fine Arts from the University of California at Berkeley, USA in 2013. His solo exhibitions include Commoner’s House at Bangkok CityCity Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand (2022); Art Jakarta with ROH at Jakarta Convention Centre, Jakarta, Indonesia (2022); A Trail at the End of the World at Jim Thompson Art Center, Bangkok, Thailand (2020); They Talk at Bangkok CityCity Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand (2019); There are Monsoon Songs Elsewhere at 100 Tonson Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand (2018); and To Dance is To Be Everywhere at Chan + Hori Contemporary, Singapore (2017). He has participated in various international group exhibitions, among them Treasure at Bangkok University and Southeast Asian Ceramics Museum, Bangkok Thailand (2023); Scoring the Words at Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, South Korea (2022); Everyone is An Artist: Cosmopolitical Exercises with Joseph Beuys at K20 Museum, Dusseldorf, Germany (2021); Singapore Biennale 2019: Every Step in the Right Direction at Gillman Barracks, Singapore (2019), Thailand Biennale Krabi 2018: Edge of the Wonderland in Krabi, Thailand (2018); Sunshower: Contemporary Art from Southeast Asia 1980s to Now at Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan (2017); Sovereign Asian Art Prize Finalists Exhibition in Hong Kong (2015); Beneath the Moon at Palais De Tokyo, Paris, France (2014); Singapore Biennale 2013: If the World Changed at Peranakan Museum, Singapore (2013).

Copyright belongs to The Artists

Photography by ROH

Courtesy of The Artists, ANOMALY, Fitzpatrick Gallery, and ROH