installation shot at Creative Center Osaka (4/F), all photos by Kiyohito Mikami

ONLY CONNEC OSAKA (2019)

(curator-artist-manipulator)

Friday–Sunday, 10:30–19:00 (Last entry: 18:30)

23 Februarythrough17 March 2019

Closed on Monday (open on 11 March), Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

@Creative Center OSAKA (CCO), Admission Free

Opening & Events 13:30–19:00, 23 February 2019 *No reservation needed

Talk Session 13:30–16:00, 9 March 2019 *No reservation needed

(by Yutaka Inagawa, Mouhitori, Hitoko Urago, Soshi Matsunobe)

see website for more details http://onlyconnect-osaka.com

Glass Magazine review

Participating Artists (*In alphabetical order of artists’ (sur)names / project titles)

1 Bibah AKHYAR (MY) /2 Izat ARIF (MY) /3 Momoko ASANO (JP) /4 Bakir BAHARUM (MY) /5 SAI (SG) /6 Taro FURUKATA (JP) /7 Ludovica GIOSCIA (IT) /8 Boyang HOU (US) /9 Chih-Chi HSU (TW) /10 Yutaka INAGAWA (JP) /11 Genki ISAYAMA (JP) /12 Yoko KAWAGUCHI (JP) /13 Andreas KRESSIG (CH) /14 Hochoul LEE (JP) /15 Michael LEE (SG) /16 MAIX (collective, MY) /17 Soshi MATSUNOBE (JP) /18 Kiyohito MIKAMI (JP) /19 Mouhitori (artist duo,JP) /20 Rozana MUSA (MY) /21 ONG Si Hui (SG) /22 Tamaki ONO (JP) /23 Abdul Latiff PADZALI (MY) /24 Ismail RAHIM (MY) /25 João SEGURO (PT) /26 GOH Chai Seng (MY) /27 Fiona SEOW (SG) /28 Andrew STAHL (UK) /29 Hayato SUGII (JP) /30 Anwar SUHAIMI (MY) /31 Shooshie SULAIMAN (MY) /32 Keisuke TANAKA (JP) /33 TANG Kwok Hin (HK) /34 Morgane TSCHIEMBER (FR) /35 Silia Ka TUNG (CN) /36 Hitoko URAGO (JP) /37 LG WILLIAMS (US) /38 Akira YASUDA (JP) /39 YIM Sui Fong (HK)

Possibilities remain on the fringe,

                                                                     Cloaked, impalpable,

Remnants and possessions,                                        Focal points lost,

                       Rituals transcend,

                                                             Constellations will be folded.

 

 

The polyphony created by differing artistic voices plays a vital role in the project ONLY CONNECT (OC)which brings together four directors; artist Yutaka Inagawa, artist duo Mouhitori (Tamaki Ono & Kiyohito Mikami) and Hitomi Kanemoto (STUDIO NIJI). The quartet’s concerns as artists and curators are used to foster an interdisciplinary platform for contemporary experiments and idea sharing. For this project the directors also welcomed the artists Soshi Matsunobe and Hitoko Urago to work with them as part of the OC OSAKAartist-curator team. 

         In this installation a crop mark, commonly seen at the edge of a design in commercial printing, is employed to create a mapping grid. Using this grid the curators organise and ritualise the contributions of participating artists. The directors play the role of an unseen medium—transmitting the ontological subtext of the artworks.

         In total, 5000 artworks including unique “archival objects” created through past OCactivities are installed across two stories at Creative Center Osaka (CCO).

         These artworks, captured within a cryptic taxonomy created by OC, are presented in an ambiguous state, as forensic evidence or disintegrated relics. Gathered onto floors and walls objects representative of the artists’ spirits create a layered galaxy containing patterns of multiple alignment.    

         OC OSAKA is the fourth exhibition to stem from the ONLY CONNECT collective following Dogs in a Room (2015, Onomichi), dr/op (2016, Onomichi) and dr/op: Beyond Boundaries (2017, Singapore, guest curator: Boo Sze Yang).

installation shot at Creative Center Osaka (4/F), all photos by Kiyohito Mikami

installation shot at Creative Center Osaka (4/F), all photos by Kiyohito Mikami

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installation shot from ONLY CONNECT OSAKA (4/F) showing Candid-shot psyche (1)-(112) and the work of Hayato Sugii

installation shot from ONLY CONNECT OSAKA (4/F) showing Candid-shot psyche (1)-(112) and the work of Hayato Sugii

 Installation shot from ONLY CONNECT OSAKA (4/F) showing the works of Michael Lee and Fiona Seow

Installation shot from ONLY CONNECT OSAKA (4/F) showing the works of Michael Lee and Fiona Seow

installation shot from ONLY CONNECT OSAKA showing the work of Morgan Tschiember

installation shot from ONLY CONNECT OSAKA showing the work of Morgan Tschiember

 Installation shot from ONLY CONNECT OSAKA (4/F) showing the works of Kiyohito Mikami and Tamaki Ono

Installation shot from ONLY CONNECT OSAKA (4/F) showing the works of Kiyohito Mikami and Tamaki Ono

 Installation shot from ONLY CONNECT OSAKA (4/F) showing the works of Yutaka Inagawa and Kiyohito Mikami

Installation shot from ONLY CONNECT OSAKA (4/F) showing the works of Yutaka Inagawa and Kiyohito Mikami

 Installation shot from ONLY CONNECT OSAKA (4/F) showing the work of Silia Ka Tung

Installation shot from ONLY CONNECT OSAKA (4/F) showing the work of Silia Ka Tung

 Installation shot from ONLY CONNECT OSAKA (4/F) showing the work of Rozana Musa  (detail)

Installation shot from ONLY CONNECT OSAKA (4/F) showing the work of Rozana Musa (detail)

 Installation shot from ONLY CONNECT OSAKA (4/F) showing the work of  Ismail Rahim (wooden cube) and Hitoko Urago (small paintings)

Installation shot from ONLY CONNECT OSAKA (4/F) showing the work of Ismail Rahim (wooden cube) and Hitoko Urago (small paintings)

Installation shot from ONLY CONNECT OSAKA (4/F) showing the work of Shooshie Sulaiman

Installation shot from ONLY CONNECT OSAKA (4/F) showing the work of Shooshie Sulaiman

Installation shot from ONLY CONNECT OSAKA (4/F) showing the work of Tang Kwok Hin

Installation shot from ONLY CONNECT OSAKA (4/F) showing the work of Tang Kwok Hin

Installation shot from ONLY CONNECT OSAKA (4/F) showing the work of Izat Arif

Installation shot from ONLY CONNECT OSAKA (4/F) showing the work of Izat Arif

Installation shot from ONLY CONNECT OSAKA (4/F) showing the work of Kiyohito Mikami (silkscreen print on rag) & Rozana Musa

Installation shot from ONLY CONNECT OSAKA (4/F) showing the work of Kiyohito Mikami (silkscreen print on rag) & Rozana Musa

Installation shot from ONLY CONNECT OSAKA (4/F) showing the work of Mouhitori

Installation shot from ONLY CONNECT OSAKA (4/F) showing the work of Mouhitori

Installation shot from ONLY CONNECT OSAKA (4/F) showing the work of Ludovica Gioscia

Installation shot from ONLY CONNECT OSAKA (4/F) showing the work of Ludovica Gioscia

Installation shot from ONLY CONNECT OSAKA (3/F) showing the work of Kiyohito Mikami

Installation shot from ONLY CONNECT OSAKA (3/F) showing the work of Kiyohito Mikami

Installation shot from ONLY CONNECT OSAKA (4/F) showing the work of Abdul Latiff Padzali

Installation shot from ONLY CONNECT OSAKA (4/F) showing the work of Abdul Latiff Padzali

Installation shot from ONLY CONNECT OSAKA (4/F) showing the work of Anwar Suhaimi

Installation shot from ONLY CONNECT OSAKA (4/F) showing the work of Anwar Suhaimi

Installation shot from ONLY CONNECT OSAKA (4/F) showing the work of Hitoko Urago

Installation shot from ONLY CONNECT OSAKA (4/F) showing the work of Hitoko Urago

Installation shot from ONLY CONNECT OSAKA (4/F) showing the work of  Kiyohito Mikami

Installation shot from ONLY CONNECT OSAKA (4/F) showing the work of Kiyohito Mikami

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 Installation shot from ONLY CONNECT OSAKA (3/F) showing the work of Yoko Kawaguchi

Installation shot from ONLY CONNECT OSAKA (3/F) showing the work of Yoko Kawaguchi

 Installation shot from ONLY CONNECT OSAKA (3/F) showing the work of Momoko Asano

Installation shot from ONLY CONNECT OSAKA (3/F) showing the work of Momoko Asano

 Installation shot from ONLY CONNECT OSAKA (3/F) showing the work of Andreas Kressig and Hiroko Urago

Installation shot from ONLY CONNECT OSAKA (3/F) showing the work of Andreas Kressig and Hiroko Urago

 Installation shot from ONLY CONNECT OSAKA (3/F) showing the work of Andreas Kressig (detail)

Installation shot from ONLY CONNECT OSAKA (3/F) showing the work of Andreas Kressig (detail)

installation shot at Creative Center Osaka (3/F), photo by Kiyohito Mikami

installation shot at Creative Center Osaka (3/F), photo by Kiyohito Mikami

installation shot at Creative Center Osaka (3/F), photo by Kiyohito Mikami

installation shot at Creative Center Osaka (3/F), photo by Kiyohito Mikami

installation shot at Creative Center Osaka (3/F), photo by Kiyohito Mikami

installation shot at Creative Center Osaka (3/F), photo by Kiyohito Mikami

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 Installation shot from ONLY CONNECT OSAKA (3/F) showing the work of Yim Sui Fong

Installation shot from ONLY CONNECT OSAKA (3/F) showing the work of Yim Sui Fong

Installation shot from ONLY CONNECT OSAKA (4/F) showing the work of Bibah Akhyar

Installation shot from ONLY CONNECT OSAKA (4/F) showing the work of Bibah Akhyar

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 exhibition logo & flyer design by Shoji Katsume ( Studio NIJI )

exhibition logo & flyer design by Shoji Katsume (Studio NIJI)