adrianのブログ

チェックと日本の現代美術界についての感想

渋家

2012年8月2日


THE CONTAINER is now closed, but the efforts of SHIBUHOUSE to build a new art world village of their local heroes -- "Village People House 100" -- for the post gold rush Tokyo art scene will surely represent a small landmark of new thinking/new art in the ever troubled Japanese art scene.


WELCOME TO SHIBUHOUSE @ THE CONTAINER

As it happened I was their last interviewee, number 99 out of a projected 100, all of whom have appeared as Village People posters on the inside of THE CONTAINER as well as in one hour long Ustream videos.




SHIBUHOUSE VILLAGE PEOPLE

Here is my interview with Keita Saito and Mei Matsubara of shibuhouse:

http://shibuhouse.com/1933

I am only one of a small handful of gaijin who has been invited into the box to talk. Behind this brilliant project, though, there is curator Shai Ohayon ("The Great") who for over three years now has been trying to shake and move the local scene with new ideas. He invited SHIBUHOUSE to show as the latest project in his THE CONTAINER art space -- inside a hair salon in Naka Meguro. Like a lot of gaijin, when he first got here, he thought what the Japanese art world needs most is a good dose of global art world sensibility. Now, like me, he thinks otherwise: what is happening here, in its quiet and peculiar way, is much more exciting than anything we can learn from Hans Ulrich Obrist or Daniel Birnbaum.


SHIBUHOUSE MASCOT

For their show, SHIBUHOUSE decided to go for a completely non-object based, outside the white cube approach. Keita, my interviewer, talked about he had founded some of the ideas behind Shibu House in the aftermath of the 2008 financial meltdown. As Matsukage confirmed in his VILLAGE PEOPLE interview last week, it's the commercial art market that is the biggest illusion. We need a new market for ideas, exchange, reciprocity ... and mobilities. Freedom, though, is the biggest theme of SHIBUHOUSE.

I may sound and look like an overheated Oxford professor stuffed into a shoe box (my friend Juan says it looks like a scene out of Marx Bros' A NIGHT AT THE OPERA), but it was an interesting interview, I think (please FFWD to 01:00 for the start) -- mainly because Keita san was a remarkably reflective interviewer, and Mei san did a great job with super sharp translation. A good omen: a Radiohead remix was playing in the hair salon next door.

Shibuhouse have been singled out as the leading representatives of a post-Chim↑Pom generation: outsiders to the art school, gallery and museum systems (whereas Ushiro and co. are certainly still insiders however edgy they get). A recent BBC interview focuses on shibuhouse as an alternative space/mentality among the young post-university lost-and-found generation.

http://shibuhouse.com/3793

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01knsnp

The documentary by the British University-of-Life real TV star Stacey Dooley from Luton is packed full of clichés about Japan (the TENKO episode that follows their interview is a classic!). But shibuhouse come across as genuine and smart. An extremely young Japanese sociologist, Noritoshi Furuichi, provides some intelligent commentary. It's all surely so much more interesting as a vision of the Japanese art "post-no future" (to borrow Kiki Kudo's phrase) than the illusions being peddled by GEISAI.

I liked best Keita san's last but one question: What does "House" mean to You? I said, "ah, muzugashi desu ..." I'm a nomad after all. I move from house to house. But thank you for the invitation to your house -- for a while. (Good answer: Keita's favourite philosopher, he says, is Deleuze). Honto ni.

The next question was easier: Are you free to come eat with us now at the House? Mochiron. So I headed over to Nanpeidaicho in Shibuya for spaghetti with some of the 24 boys and girls currently sleeping over. They've just installed a swimming pool on the roof.


MEI SHOWS ME THE SWIMMING POOL ON ROOF

Cool. Next party coming up this weekend.

ADRIAN FAVELL
http://www.adrianfavell.com

みんなからのコメント

トラックバック

この記事のトラックバックURL

コーチ シューズ
%title%
投稿元 : コーチ シューズ / 2013年05月31日02:35

コーチクリスティン
%title%
投稿元 : コーチクリスティン / 2013年05月31日02:35

コーチ新作バッグ
%title%
投稿元 : コーチ新作バッグ / 2013年05月31日02:34

コーチオードリー
%title%
投稿元 : コーチオードリー / 2013年05月31日02:34

コーチ人気バッグ
%title%
投稿元 : コーチ人気バッグ / 2013年05月31日02:34

コーチバッグ
%title%
投稿元 : コーチバッグ / 2013年05月31日02:34

コーチポピー
%title%
投稿元 : コーチポピー / 2013年05月31日02:34

コーチ財布
%title%
投稿元 : コーチ財布 / 2013年05月31日02:34

コーチアウトレット
%title%
投稿元 : コーチアウトレット / 2013年05月31日02:33

コーチ バッグ
渋家
投稿元 : コーチ バッグ / 2013年05月31日02:32

コーチサングラス
渋家
投稿元 : コーチサングラス / 2013年05月31日02:32

プロフィール

adrian

カレンダー

2017/11

10月 < > 12月

S M T W T F S
      1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30    

最近のエントリー

17/02/26 20:29
Radicalism in the Wilderness
16/06/02 14:50
Kyun-Chome on a LTERNATE f UTURES
16/01/04 02:56
Sheep
15/02/07 23:39
Raiji Kuroda on aLTERNATE fUTURES
14/09/15 16:37
100 More Momoshimas
14/08/04 03:27
Islands For Life
14/07/03 04:18
aLTERNATE fUTURES...... My New Blog
14/01/26 11:24
Horses
13/12/09 02:00
Yukinori Yanagi
13/09/25 21:28
Theory of Tempelhof

最近のコメント

12/10/20 08:41
shotaro
10年代の終戦
12/09/25 15:05
Mario A / 亜 真里男
Documenta 13
12/02/18 22:13
eitoeiko
東京の10日 (1+2)
11/08/03 15:52
ozgaka
田中 敦子
11/03/19 19:48
天野あゆ子
曽根裕
10/09/15 11:07
Mario A / 亜 真里男
松井えり菜
10/08/24 16:26
Ginginho
六本木クロッシングレヴ...
10/07/19 22:29
Motus Fort
Roppongi Crossing 2010
10/05/19 12:43
Ginginho
Beat Kitano à Paris
10/05/06 23:25
Owl
Asada Crossing

ヒット数

  • 本日: 124 hits
  • 累計: 4011 hits
  • ※過去30日の累計を
    表示いたします。

QRコード