Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Residency artist talk by Shiro Masuyama

Artist Talk by Shiro Masuyama

Date: 7 March 2018
Time : 8:00 pm

Shiro Masuyama is an international resident artist in Lostgens’ Contemporary Art Space with the long term fellowship of The Japan Foundation Asia Center. During his residency in Lostgens’ until 31rd March, he is going to develop his new ideas with responding to the environment of the Lostgens’ and Kuala Lumpur. In his talk event he will introduce himself with showing his previous activities.

He is originally from Japan. He was born in Tokyo, Japan in 1971. He lived in Berlin, Germany from 2004 for 6 years. And he has been based in Belfast, Northern Ireland since 2010. Since 2013 he has become a studio holder and co-director of Flax Art Studios, Belfast. He has studied architecture to masters degree level and his art projects therefore have been influenced by this, and mainly manifest as site-specific interventions.

Over the last 16 years Shiro has developed his professional practice through participating in a diverse range of artist residencies worldwide including Millennium Court Arts Centre, Northern Ireland (2014-2015) ; MMCA - National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, South Korea (2008); IMMA – Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland (2006) ; Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany (2004-2005) ; ISCP – International Studios & Curatorial Programme, New York, USA (2002-2003).

He is driven by a fascination and desire to develop art works in relation to how he can survive, communicate and make art outside Japan. Having settled in Belfast, Northern Ireland in 2010, Shiro’s practice has become far more exposed to Irish / British (Northern Irish) culture and society. His practice has become more performative in response to his need to understand his physical living environment.

Residency project support by Asia Center / Japan Foundation

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Oh! ‘Rupanya’ Cinta Itu Bunga. Solidarity Festival, Art, Artivism, Collectivism.

Oh! ‘Rupanya’ Cinta Itu Bunga. Solidarity Festival,
Art, Artivism, Collectivism.
Lostgens & Moutou
Jalan Panggung
3 March - 18 March