Dec, 2008

Dear all,

For your info, let me update my recent activities!!

1. Workshop / Exhibition (current)

workshop “Fictional Anatomy”
conductor: Yuki Okumura
where: Fuchu Art Museum
when: Nov. 22 (over) / Dec. 13
participants: kids age 4-7

related exhibitions:
1st show: Nov. 23 – the morning of 29
2nd show: Dec. 14 – the morning of 20

This is my my first-ever workshop, and I take it as a project-based work. I have wanted to do this for a long time, so I am very happy to finally have this opportunity.

In this workshop, I ask kids to imagine and draw their inner body. As their ages are up to 7, they are not really familiar with a human anatomy chart or model, so that they can almost “freely” imagine what is inside their bodies. Although the result of the workshop on Nov. 22 shows that most of the kids actually feel the existence of their hearts, blood, bones and so on, as well as the process of food passing through their bodies (many drew their favorite food and poos!), the structures they painted have a diverse imaginative variation. The paintings, which are simply wonderful, are now on display on the window of the workshop room, until Saturday morning.

The workshop on Nov. 22 was like this.
http://plaza.rakuten.co.jp/okumokum/diary/200811230000/

This workshop is an event related to “Fuchu Biennale 2008″.

http://www.city.fuchu.tokyo.jp/art/

2. “Busan Biennale 2008″ at MeWorld, Busan (past)

My installation was like this.
http://plaza.rakuten.co.jp/okumokum/diary/200809140000/

3. “Eye of the City” at Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei

My installation was like this…
http://plaza.rakuten.co.jp/okumokum/diary/200807010000/

That is it!
Wish you a merry Christmas and a happy new year!

Yuki Okumura

blog: http://plaza.rakuten.co.jp/okumokum/