Living Art From Japan and San Francisco

December 7-16, 2006 and January 17-27, 2007
Gallery Hours: Wednesdays - Saturdays, 1-6 PM
(gallery closed for the holidays, Dec 17, 2006 - January 15, 2007)

@ The LAB
2984 16th St (@ Capp), San Francisco, CA

Featuring: Kurt Bigenho, Charlie Callahan, Joshua Churchill, Renee Delores, Takashi Horisaki, Tomoko Iwata, Marisa Jahn, Keisuke Kondo, Takuro Kotaka, Akinori Matsuba, Yoshinori Niwa, Joslin Pollard, Asako Saito, Aki Sasamoto, Chris Sollars, and Ayako Washitake

Curated by Joslin Pollard, Yoshinori Niwa, and Yuka Yokoyama

Opening Reception: Thursday, December 7, 6-9 PM
with live performance by Aki Sasamoto at 7:30 PM
Artists Talk: Saturday, December 9th, 3PM. $3-10
Farewell Reception for Japanese artists, with new works: Saturday, December 16, 4-6 PM

is a Japanese-US program of performative and live art that explores the role of art making as a form of productive and constitutive listening. The program's title, Listening, is an open-ended question that asks the artists and audience to consider the relationship between being and perceiving. The artwork selected for this program explores this theme through process-based, reactive pieces that situate the space and time of each respective city as their artistic medium.

This project consists of two parts: one half taking place in Japan and the other in San Francisco. Listening will facilitate the exchange of two groups of artists from two different countries, who will play out artistic and psychological relationships, transforming and altering their final work. This cultural exchange initially began with the group of American artists traveling to Japan to exhibit visual and performative works with a host of Japanese artists. Conversely, the same group of Japanese artists are now coming to San Francisco to exhibit their work with their American counterparts at The LAB.



Scedule of Events/Highlights:

SATURDAY, Dec 9th, 2006

Artists Talk: Saturday, December 9, 3PM, $3-10
@ The LAB


(Re-)opening Reception: Saturday, December 9, 8-11 PM
@ 667 Shotwell St, San Francisco, CA

Art, performance, music, and tacos by Tokyo and San Francisco Artists

Live performances: Takuro Kotaka, & Yoshinori Niwa
Live Music/Sound: Joshua Churchill (T/R) + Amy Friebertshauser (Oaxacan, Living Breathing Music), Tomo Boy (Tussle, Hey! Willpower, Coconut), Jun Kurihara (ex-Music Lovers) + Joslin Pollard + Sean Horchy

Additional 667 gallery hours: Sunday December 10 2-5 and by request
Info/appointments for 667, contact: Chris Sollars / 415-821-1295


SATURDAY, Dec 16th, 2006

Farewell reception (for Tokyo Artists): Saturday, Dec 16, 4-6PM

Please come this Saturday to view works made by Tokyo artists in and around San Francisco during their two week stay here. These will be new works that will be exhibited only at the closing reception.


SATURDAY, Jan 27th, 2007

Final Day of Exhibition:
performances/events at Saturday, Jan 27, 3-6 PM



for more information, contact:

2984 16th St (@ Capp)
San Francisco, CA