On the wall. In Quarantine Series Yamaide will present 'Project No. 20': an installation consisting of two large scale, black and white drawings and lots and lots of crayons. The visitors are invited to colour in these wall drawings. One drawing shows a gigantic ship, the other an image of a port, including cranes and a shipyard.
ON THE WALL
Quarantine Series is proud to start the new year with an exhibition of Japanese artist Jun'ya Yamaide.
Jun'ya Yamaide (born in 1970, Japan, based in Paris, Tokyo and New York) has recently exhibited in a.o. Palais de Tokyo (Paris), Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery (Tokyo), Tapei Biennale 2000 (Taipei), P.S.1 (New York) and Museum of Contemporary Ary (Tokyo).
Jun'ya Yamaide's works Â or 'projects' as he prefers to call them Â are designed to engage the public directly. Whether it's an installation, performance, drawing or site-specific work, each project involves the participation of the visitor in order to become fully realised.
In Quarantine Series Yamaide will present "Project No. 20": an installation consisting of two large scale, black and white drawings and lots and lots of crayons. The visitors are invited to colour in these wall drawings. One drawing shows a gigantic ship, the other an image of a port, including cranes and a shipyard. Both prints refer to the location of Quarantine Series, the East Harbour district of Amsterdam, and her former maritime history.
Yamaide's depictions of a harbour area are clearly identifiable. At the same time, due to the decorative patterns, they remain somehow 'anynomous' (timeless and placeless), It is up to the visitors to make the drawings specific. Yamaide invites people to take the crayons and express their own conceptions of place, identity and memory. Dependent upon the interchange of people and time, the drawings will become more and more colourful during the exhibition.
Jun'ya Yamaide will be present at the opening of his show on Friday 16 January. We hope you willl be too!
opening: Friday 16 January, 21.00 hrs
with DJ exo_X (Sushi Sounds), powered by B-oost
Sun - Thu: 12.00-01.00
Fri + Sat: 12.00-03.00
PS: Quarantine Series is a project of Stichting Kunstwerk Loods 6 and is supported by the Mondriaan Foundation, Fonds voor de Beeldende Kunst, Bouwkunst en Vormgeving, Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst, Prins Bernard Cultuurfonds Amsterdam and VSB Fonds.
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