ALLNIGHT HAPS 2020
ALLNIGHT HAPS is an annual exhibition program scheduled at the gallery of HAPS, and the program director is chosen from young artists and curators every year. For 2020, TSUKUDA has been chosen as a program director, and a project and exhibition series about “art and translation” will be held.
5 chosen artists, KOIDE Mayo, KOBAYASHI Taiyo, NISHIO Kaori, HASEGAWA Yuki, MURAKAMI Miki, will work on translations of the text that they have written, from their first/mother language to English, and also to another language that the artists will choose. The translation will be done through having conversation with others, especially talking with people who are NOT a professional about art or translation. The text to translate can be anything, such as their artist statement, explanation of their work, title, or the texts that is inside their work.
The main purpose of this project is not about studying other language, or achieving a grammatically correct translation, but to reconsider each word that the artists have chosen, through conversation with others who don’t always know the term and context of contemporary art. It will be a chance for the artists to encounter different terms and perspectives developed in different areas, and it will also become a chance for the people who participate to know how the artists construct their ideas into artworks.
In January-March 2021, after the whole conversation and translation process, there will be 5 exhibitions held by the participating artists in the gallery of HAPS, Kyoto, Japan.
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Place: HAPS gallery (map)
KOIDE Mayo, KOBAYASHI Taiyo, NISHIO Kaori, HASEGAWA Yuki, MURAKAMI Miki
The Higashiyama Artists Placement Service (HAPS) is a non-profit organization, established in 2011. The organization’s aim is to support Kyoto-based artists, who are suffering from a lack of: studio space, suitable exhibition space, affordable housing, and efficient industry networks. The opportunities provided by HAPS are crucial for artists to generate new prospects, and further their creative careers.