Announcing Haryo Hutomo Mohamad’s Exhibition and Symposium this weekend on Nov 12(Sat), 13(Sun)

We are happy to announce an exhibition with a symposium by Haryo Hutomo Mohamad, as a result of his activity during his stay at Studio Kura on November 12(Sat) and 13(Sun).
As Haryo is selected a winner of Move Arts Japan Open Call, MAJ Residence Program Guest Artists participating two week residency at Studio Kura, the artist presents variety of works and having a symposium with a local farmer and an organizer here in Itoshima.

Mohamad Haryo Hutomo born in Jakarta, 1990. Artist from Indonesia, currently lives and works in two cities, Jakarta and Jogjakarta. Graduated from majoring Visual Art Education (B.Ed), State University of Jakarta, Indonesia. He is a multidisciplinary artist, he uses drawing as a medium of personal records, also often uses photograph, installations, videos, and performance art, even collaboration with the local communities to create an “event”. He always interested in the issues of everyday life, destroying boundaries between the west and the east, and always playing memory through art. For him, art must be have a different perspective on an issues, from here the artist must be careful when doing research and needed a method that is not monotonous.

Here are some words from the artist himself.

This project focused on agricultural activities (rice) in Itoshima, Fukuoka. The interesting thing to me is how agricultural activities in Itoshima, because most of the activities of citizens here is farming and then my opinion farmers have a role in a country economy and food security.

From here, I tried to see what extent the agricultural development in Itoshima and how mode of production and distribution agricultural result in this city which was also distributed to other cities. It could be considered, whether this activities can be alternative thing for citizen in Tokyo? Or at least, This educative activities that can be distributed to visitors in temporary museum.

“The Last Super” (Photograph), “take your protein pills and put your helmet on” (Video), and series of drawings will be presented at my exhibition. These are my response as an artist to see the issue of agriculture in Itoshima.

At the symposium, it will be discussed on the agricultural activities in Ithosima presented by a local farmer as a start. From perspectives of local farmer, artist and organizer, discussing about what kind of art can take artistic role in responding to themes such as agriculture.


Haryo Hutomo Mohamad
Exhibition and Symposium “Temporary Museum of Alternative Citizen”

Date: November 12 (Sat) & 13 (Sun), 11:00 to 18:00, free entrance
Venue: Studio Kura Gallery (gallery next to the office)
*Artist Talk at 14:30, Symposium with Haruhisa Matsuzaki (farmer running Hyakusyoya in Itoshima) and Hirofumi Matsuzaki (founder of Studio Kura) at 15:00 on the first day, 12th.

After staying in Studio Kura, Haryo will have his exhibition as a result of his whole 4 week activity on November 25 (Sat) at 3331 Arts Chiyoda, Tokyo.


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