January 14, 2010

PRESS RELEASE

2010.1.25 - 1.30
TRANSNATIONAL ART 2010

We are happy to announce the upcoming contemporary art group exhibition organized by SoHo Art Gallery of Osaka to take place at the Osaka Contemporary Art Centre's Exhibition Room A, from January 25th to January 30th, 2010.

This special exhibition features new graphic, painting, sculpture, installation, multimedia and performance art works by 38 emerging and established artists from Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, Japan, New Zealand and The U.S., who're often living and working between their home countries and Osaka.

The goal of this exhibition is to present the public with a comprehensive collection of unique new works addressing issues in contemporary art by artists working or living in a transnational context.

Featured artists:
anata, Seishi ISHIDA, Youichi ITAKURA, Hirotaka ICHIKAWA, Ryohei OBATA, Takayuki OSHIMA, Hiroyuki OGOSHI, Tiery Le... (France), Yoshinobu KAWATAKE, Akiko KAWABATA, Atsuhiro KANZAKI, Ataru KOZORU, Masatoshi GOTO, Yusuke SAKAO, Yoshihisa SANO, Yuki SHIGEOKA, Masato SUNAMI, zipertatou (Canada), Kanako TAKADA, Sanae TAMURA, Rick TUAZON (U.S.A.), Yukiko TSUSHIMA, Vinh TRUONG (Canada), Krzysztof DEBICKI (Canada), Kunihiko NAKANO, Tomoyuki NAKAMOTO, Kouichi NISHIMURA, Kotaro HACHINOHE, Yuuki HATSUKANO, Charles-√Čric BILLARD (Canada), VHS, Jason FERGUSON (Australia), Sarah VAN MARCKE (Belgium), Yoko MARUYAMA, Akiyo MUGURUMA, Marie YAMADA, Kenji YOSHIDA and RANDOM (New Zealand).

Contemporary Art on display: Paintings (Oils, acrylics, mixed media), Drawings (Color pencils, pen and ink), Installation, Prints (silkscreen), Performance (Live Painting), Interactive Video Installations, Video Projections, Sculpture (Stone, glass, resin and ceramics) and 2D and 3D Photography.

Admission: Free
Opening Performance by Kotaro Hatch ( http://www.kotarohatch.com ):
Monday January 25th from 3:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., in gallery A.

Art Talk:
Saturday January 30th from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. featuring guest speakers Bernard Catryss, Director of the Flanders Center, Masakatsu Nishino, President of Osaka Arts Planning, Celio H. Barreto, Owner/Creative Director SoHo Art Gallery and a selection of participating artists (TBA)

Exhibition dates and times:
Monday Jan. 25th: 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday January 26th to Friday Jan. 29th: 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Saturday Jan. 30th: 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

The Osaka Contemporary Art Center is located in the New Annex North & South, 3-1-43 Otemae, Chuo-ku, Osaka 540-0008, Japan

Directions:
- Tanimachi Subway Line: Get off at Tanimachi 4-chome Station, and take exit No. 1-A.
The centre is a 3 minute walk away.
- Keihan Temmabashi Station: Take the East Exit ad walk 10 minutes southbound.

For more information please call 06-4394-7456 during regular business hours or visit: http://transart2010.blogspot.com

Curated by: SoHo Art Gallery ( Celio Barreto and Yachiyo Nakao )
Supported by: Flanders Center, Osaka Arts Planning, Holbein Art Materials Inc.
Under the auspices of: Osaka Contemporary Art Center and the Kansai Agency for Cultural Affairs 'Power of Culture' iniciative.

TRANSNATIONAL ART 2010: http://transart2010.blogspot.com