ANOMALY (Tokyo), Fitzpatrick Gallery (Paris), and ROH (Jakarta) are pleased to participate in ACK 2023, with a group presentation bringing works by Noe Aoki, Yusuke Asai, Takuro Tamayama, Louis Eisner, Hannah Weinberger, Cooper Jacoby, Syaiful Aulia Garibaldi, Maruto, and Dusadee Huntrakul.
Presented for their collective capacity to evoke a set of organisms specific to the living and working environments of each of the artists, this group exhibition focuses on the sensory and participatory potential of elements in their borderline between the individual and the common. Whether in the sculptural work of Aoki, who has been developing an experimental expression with iron to question its sensory components (its heaviness, its hardness), or in the immersive environments of Garibaldi and Maruto, each of these works questions itself within the context from which it was produced, shaped, to the space in which it is presented. This reflection on the habitat encourages conscious reasoning about what grows, what is touched, and the elements that work against them. Like a perpetual encounter between that which is alive and that which destroys it, Jacoby’s works are constructed as architectures of urgency, whose attraction works in its repulsive capacity in relation to the spectator, who is as much a factor in its triggering. By evolving around these pieces, each individual is reminded of their masses in a given context, whose links and structures, conceived as threads, are light and fragile. From the creation of participatory micro-organisms in Weinberger’s sound installation, to the use of deer blood in Asai’s paintings, collected while accompanying a hunter. Tamayama’s video piece, which invites viewers to a surreal space by using familiar phenomena and found objects, are not so far removed from the paintings of Eisner, whose interest in myth is akin to a dissociation between his memories and his fantasy, in the shaping of characters and landscapes into epics. Or in Huntrakul’s work, that constantly seeks human (and non-human) connections that extend across time to underline the almost archaeological characteristics of the ways in which we observe, produce and make things come to us.