Deptford X supports and develops artists, producing ambitious, context-specific works and presenting them to a wide range of audiences.
RESIDENCY: ART ACTION UK
From 25 April to 21 May Deptford X is delighted to be hosting Art Action UK’s 2016 Artist Residency. Kyun-Chome features two collaborating artists: Eri Homma and Nabuchi, who create cutting-edge contemporary artworks that present a deeply troubled Japan.
This emerging ‘art unit’ engages with social and political issues caused by the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster in East Japan in 2011. Kyun-Chome deftly construct daring art interventions and thoughtful participatory works. Although poetic and humorous, their work avoids whitewashing complex political concerns. Kyun-Chome highlight the gravity of social issues in Japan by drawing out global themes and engaging international audiences. The works ask each viewer to confront his or her own precarious existence in the world. Their upcoming London exhibition Ain’t Got Time To Die promises powerful and unexpected insights into contemporary Japan.
EVENTS AT DEPTFORD X PROJECT SPACE: 9 BROOKMILL ROAD SE84HL:
RESIDENCY LAUNCH AND FILM INSTALLATION: KYUN-CHOME
The launch of the residency programme includes video installations, drinks and nibbles and a fundraiser: you will be able to purchase original postcard-sized artworks from established artists and CSM students.
EXHIBITION: KYUN-CHOME, AINT GOT TIME TO DIE
13/5/16- 21/5/16, Tuesday to Saturday 1-5pm
PREVIEW 12/5/16, 6-9pm
ARTIST TALK AND DISCUSSION EVENT: MAKE A BREAK: IMMEDIACY IN ART AFTER FUKUSHIMA
With Jason Waite (co-curator of Don’t Follow the Wind, Non-Visitor Centre), Dr. Ele Carpenter (curatorial researcher in Nuclear Culture with The Arts Catalyst), artist Kaori Homma and artists-in-residence Kyun-Chome.
ART ACTION UK
After the 2011 Japanese tsunami/nuclear fallout disaster, responding to the plea from local artists, Art Action UK established a residency project in the UK to give time/space for the artists dealing with the complex issues relating to the disaster. By profiling and giving exposure to these young and emerging artists AAUK is hoping to highlight wider environmental / political issues, and to develop closer links between communities in UK and Japan.