Monthly Archives: September 2015

Announcing Wang Min’s Exhibition “The tree may prefer the calm while the wind doesn’t subside.”

We are happy to announce The tree may prefer the calm while the wind doesn’t subside., an exhibition by Wang Min, as a result of her activity during her stay at Studio Kura.

Wang Min is a Chinese artist based in Beijing. She got her bachelor’s degree at Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing, and then her master’s degree in Fine Arts at University of Fine Arts of Hamburg (Germany). Her work has been shown in China, Germany and Korea.

Here are some words from the artist herself.

One suffers most from the loss of one’s self and the restlessness of one’s heart. Once given to the changing phenomena, one’s heart cannot but change accordingly. “The tree prefers to be still, but the wind doesn’t care.” This old Chinese saying vividly summarizes the potential conflicts between the tree and the wind. It also metaphorically speaks out this truth: how one’s efforts to stay calm and peaceful in his/her inner world might be constantly upset by worldly desires and pains, just like the tree and the wind.

人的痛苦與掙紮來自內心的浮躁和自我的迷失。他們會被外界現象所牽引,現象在不停地變化,人的心也跟著在不停地變化。“樹欲靜而風不止” 這句中國古話映射人們的內心希望保持平靜和諧時,而外部世界的物欲與痛苦時時在拂動著人的內心。

Exhibitions by Julia Mejnertsen and Yuwen Xue will be also held. Please visit Studio Kura to meet exciting shows!

Wang Min The tree may prefer the calm while the wind doesn’t subside.
(In Chinese; 樹欲靜而風不止)
Date: September 26 (Saturday) to September 27 (Sunday), 11:00 to 19:00, free entrance
* We will hold an opening party on Saturday the 26th, starting at 15:00.

Announcing Yuwen Xue’s Exhibition “In between…”

We are happy to announce In between…, an exhibition by Yuwen Xue, as a result of her activity during her stay at Studio Kura.
* Please note that exhibition time changed to 18:00- as she presents a video projection piece outdoor.

Yuwen is an animation director from China, based in Beijing. She graduated from Central Saint Martins College Of Art And Design, University of the Arts London in London.
The artist explores different art forms to express the inner part of herself, and believes that animation contains great possibilities to collaborate with other art forms.

Here are some words from the artist herself.

Everyday life is consisted of countless small events and moments, washing, eating, driving, speaking, sleeping…
It seems each movement dose have its beginning and ending, but dose it ? When it starts, if its also an end? Like a circle, every point is not only a start, but also an end, and we are living in between.

Exhibitions by Julia Mejnertsen and Wang Min will be also held. Please visit Studio Kura to meet exciting shows!

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Yuwen Xue (Georgia) In between…
Date: September 26 (Saturday) to September 27 (Sunday), 11:00 to 19:00 18:00-19:00, free entrance
* We will hold an opening party on Saturday the 26th, starting at 15:00.

Announcing Julia Mejnertsen’s Exhibition “Highway 202 to Karatsu”

We are happy to announce Highway 202 to Karatsu, an exhibition by Julia Mejnertsen, in which she will show work she did during her residence at Studio Kura.

Julia Mejnertsen is a photographer based in Copenhagen, Denmark and graduated from Fotoskolen Fatamorgana in photography, where is the most respected photography school in Denmark.

Here are some words from the artist herself.

The series ‘Highway 202 to Karatsu’ is a photographic interpretation of my immediate experiences of the area around Studio Kura in the rural part of Japan. The series is very much the result of living right next to the highway 202 – the only thing that divides me from the kilometers of rice fields that stretch out on the opposite side. There is a quiet air about the place, tension just below the surface. At night time the darkness is profound and scary, the only sound being that of the passing cars and the wind. The farmers are ever present in the landscape even though I rarely see them. When I do, I never see a face. The big shaded hats, always bent over rummaging through the dirt in the middle of a field makes approachability difficult. To me they are anonymous hardworking creatures.

Exhibitions by Wang Min and Yuwen Xue will be held at the same time. Please find an opportunity to visit Studio Kura!

Julia Mejnertsen Highway 202 to Karatsu
Date: September 26 (Saturday) to September 27 (Sunday), 11:00 to 19:00, free entrance
* We will hold an opening party on Saturday the 26th, starting at 15:00.

New Artist Arrived! – Yuwen Xue

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We would like to tell you that our new participating artist: Yuwen Xue arrived yesterday!
Yuwen Xue is an animation director, lives and works based in Beijing.
She will stay here until Sep 27, planing her exhibition in the end of this month.
During her stay, she plans to make an animation by visiting and listening some stories from neighborhoods.
If you are interested in her previous works, please have a look on the link below;
http://studiokura.info/en/guestartists/yuwen-xue/

Greeting from New Staff

Hello everyone,
I am Katsura Ishikawa, a new member of residence staffs from now on!
I had been living in Ibaraki prefecture located in Kanto area, and this is my first time to live in Fukuoka, Kyusyu, so very excited to live,work and meet people in the new environment.

Having an experience of studying art(video and installation) in the U.K. and worked in the art institutions in Tokyo, I would love to share my experience and information on galleries, museums or just good cafes :).
I would like to support participating artists for any matters and look forward to seeing you at Studio Kura!