Monthly Archives: January 2014

An Interview with Residence Artist Max Nalevansky

Untitled
We interviewed Max Nalevansky, one of our current artists in residence.

We heard this is your first artist in residence program. Why did you choose Japan for such an important milestone?

I was interested in Japan’s countryside landscapes and environment. I just wanted to take a movie in Asia. After Studio Kura I’m going to Instinc, a residence in Singapore.

Singapore’s Instinc!? More and more artists are coming to Studio Kura after staying at Instinc, or the opposite. You said you just graduated. What did you study?
Continue reading

Kenji Makizono Talks About AiR Experience in Chittagong, Bangladesh


Hi! This is Ale translating Hiro’s blog post.

Kenji Makizono, the hope of Itoshima’s art scene, just came back from a two-month residence in Bangladesh. And he will be talking about it at Studio Kura. Please come and meet the new, powered up Kenji! I think he will tell us a lot of interesting things, and he will also make Bangladeshi curry for us.
Continue reading

Hiro Takes Part in konya2023 New Year’s art mart —Treasure Ship—


Hi! This is Ale translating a blog post from Hiro.

Happy new year! I hope this will be a great year for everyone. My aim for this year is to become a master scheduler. I know it’s against my nature, but I’m going to give it a try. If you ever see me underprepared, please feel free to lecture me.

And I, Hirofumi Matsuzaki, am taking part in konya2023 New Year’s art mart —Treasure Ship—, a group exhibition organized by konya gallery. Please come to see it if you’re in Fukuoka City!

konya2023 New Year’s art mart —Treasure Ship—
Dates: January 5-19, 2014; 12:00-19:00
(Admission free every day)
Place: konya-gallery (2F 1-14-28, Daimyo, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka see on Google Maps)
Director: Hatsune Miyamoto / ART BASE 88
Organizer: Travel Front 092-984-6292
Collaborators: ARATANIURANO, GALLERY M.A.P

Talk session
Theme: Fukuoka’s contemporary art scene
Date: January 11, 19:00 start
Fee: ¥500- *voluntary
Guests: Sachiko Shoji (curator at Fukuoka art museum), Chisato Tanaka (artist)
Moderator : Hatsune Miyamoto
(The talk will be conducted in Japanese only)

Akhir penghujung tahun 2013 akan segera tiba (Bahasa Indonesia)

Let’s spend a post sharing Antariksa’s Indonesian translation for one of our posts. We really appreciate this, Antariksa!

Akhir penghujung tahun 2013 akan segera tiba.
Di tahun 2013, sebanyak 16 seniman telah datang dan mengikuti program residensi di Studio Kura. Mereka tidak hanya enerjik dan fantastis, namun mereka juga membagikan semangat mereka kepada kita semua.

Ada banyak sekali hal yang terjadi selama 2013.
Saya ingin mengucapkan banyak terima kasih kepada tetangga, pegawai di Kura, dan staff Itoshima Geinou. Kami berharap dapat memberikan informasi dan servis yang jauh lebih baik lagi dari sebelumnya. Saya menghargai sekali semua dukungan yang sudah diberikan.

February 2013, Tess Kelly (Australia)

Dia menghadiri ” GEINOU TRIP “dan mengadakan workshop fotografi. Dia mengadakan pameran berjudul ” Itoshima, for now.”

Continue reading

Summary of 2013 Residence Artists

2013 is almost ending.
In 2013, 16 artists stayed at Studio Kura and took part in the Studio Kura Residence Program.
They are all fantastic and energetic, and they shared their energy with us.

Many things happened through 2013.
I am so thankful to all neighbors, Studio Kura staff, Studio Kura students and Itoshima Arts Farm staff.
In 2014, we would like to provide even better information and services.
I appreciate your continuous support.

February 2013, Tess Kelly (Australia)

She attended an Itoshima Arts Farm trip, gave a photography workshop, and held an exhibition called Itoshima, for now.
Continue reading