Art On The Move 2015

Contemporary theatre director Noriyuki Kiguchi and architect Takuma Ishikawa will present a restaging of "Carry-In Project" as part of Art On The Move 2015 on 315 August at SMK Bandar Baru Sentul (SMKBBS).

The performance art piece sees artists and visitors joining hands to transport a huge and irregularly-shaped object into the exhibition space. Kiguchi and Ishikawa are among the lineup of special guests that will also run workshops with SMKBBS students.

Art On The Move 2015 is an initiative by the National Visual Arts Development Board to broaden, implement and reinforce art appreciation at different levels of the school curriculum. The Japan Foundation, Kuala Lumpur is a co-organiser of the event, supporting the "Carry-In Project".

Venue: SMK Bandar Baru Sentul Project duration: 315 August, 2015 Exhibition & activities (open to the public): 8 & 9 August, 2015 Artist talk session (open to the public): 10 August, 2015 Admission: Free

For more information about Art On The Move, visit the official Facebook page or contact the National Visual Arts Gallery at 03 4025 4990.

Noriyuki_Kiguchi PhotoNoriyuki Kiguchi Contemporary theatre director

Initially an architect by profession, Kiguchi returned to his artistic roots when he dived headfirst into the world of dramaturgy in 2005 and founded Akumanoshirushi three years later. Since then, he has continued to produce performance pieces in various styles, including for the stage.

Although his theatre works are based on classical plays, they tend to address contemporary social issues and highlight characteristics of the venue itself. Kiguchi’s performance art pieces on the other hand seek to utilise the entire exhibition space, which is achieved by diminishing boundaries between artists and audience.

Takuma_Ishikawa PhotoTakuma Ishikawa Architect and stage designer

After gaining much experience in a diverse body of architecture ranging from residential and landscape to furniture and art installations at Itsuko Hasegawa Atelier and Atelier Hitoshi Abe, Ishikawa went freelance and currently co-presides his own firm NEWEST. He has been involved in Akumanoshirushi since its establishment, mainly taking charge of stage design and set-building.

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