“ACK Curates” will offer programs for all audiences, including an exhibition, talk programs, and programs for children held in ICC Kyoto.
Works selected by Greg Dvorak, this year’s guest curator, will be showcased various spaces in and around the fair venue.
Public Program Theme
Remapping Reality in a Broken World
We live in increasingly glitchy times. Crises of human and planetary health in recent years have provoked a breakdown in the systems and structures we use to order our lives, revealing their inadequacy, inequality, and faulty logic. This moment of profound transformation urges us to embrace discomfort, catalyzing a critical examination of our interconnectedness and creative resistance against prevailing configurations of power, wealth, gender, and environment. By featuring artists whose works subvert the “glitches” in our current reality, the 2023 ACK Public Program seeks to highlight diverse viewpoints that challenge the status quo.
Artist: Bae Sejin, Syaiful Aulia Garibaldi, Han Ishu, Joyce Ho, Naruki Kukita, Kawato Aya, Kaz Oshiro, Yamauchi Shota, Ken + Julia Yonetani and Yuasa Ebosi
Guest Curator: Greg Dvorak
Dates: Dates and opening hours follow ACK
Venue: ICC Kyoto Event Hall, New Hall Pilotis, and surrounding area
- Bae Sejin
- Syaiful Aulia Garibaldi
- Han Ishu
- Joyce Ho
- Naruki Kukita
- Kawato Aya
- Kaz Oshiro
- Yamauchi Shota
- Ken + Julia Yonetani
- Yuasa Ebosi
- Greg Dvorak
Dr. Greg Dvorak is Professor of International Cultural Studies (History and Cultural Studies, Art Studies, Gender Studies of Pacific and Asia) at Waseda University in Tokyo. In addition to his 2018 book on postcolonial Pacific history, Coral and Concrete, he lectures regularly on art and resistance in Oceania and has published numerous scholarly essays. Having served in 2022 as co-curator for “Air Canoe: Art from Northern Oceania,” in the 10th Asia Pacific Triennial of Art (APT) in Brisbane, he has also advised other exhibitions such as the inaugural Honolulu Biennial in 2017. Project35 (project sango), the grassroots network he founded, aims to raise awareness about the Pacific Islands region in Japan through art and scholarly exchange.