YOKOHAMA 2005: International Triennale of Contemporary Art

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Ann Hamilton

Ann Hamilton (USA) 21

Born in 1956 in Lima, Ohio, USA. Lives and works in Columbus, Ohio.

Ann Hamilton studied textile design at the University of Kansas after which she lived and worked in Banff and Montreal, Canada until 1983. After her return to USA, Hamilton studied sculpture at Yale University where she obtained a Master’s Degree in Fine Arts. Hamilton’s focus on textiles and fabric in her studies was not simply to master the medium for creative reasons – textiles and fabric have continued to be a major source of inspiration in all of Hamilton’s art. Hamilton taught sculpture at University of California at Santa Barbara until 1991 but has since been focusing on her creative career. She represented the United States in the Sao Paolo Biennale in 1991 and the Venice Biennale in 1999 respectively, and is known for work that skillfully utilizes vast spaces that demands total sensory involvement.

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Karin Hanssen

Karin Hanssen (Belgium) 22

URLBorn in 1960 in Antwerp, Belgium. Lives and works in Antwerp.

Born in 1960 in Antwerp, Belgium. Lives and works in Antwerp.
Karin Hanssen studied painting at the Antwerp Royal Academy of Fine Arts and Higher Institute of Fine Arts, Antwerp. Her paintings are based on the theme of “modern life” as reflected by the typical lifestyles of the middle classes in the West and feature subject matter derived from various print media and other source materials. Although Europe-based, Hanssen has been selected to show at international exhibitions such as the 7th Sharjah Biennale, 2005.
Hanssen’s paintings can be seen within the context of post-modern “landscape paintings” in which realistic natural landscapes began to be deconstructed. The lifestyles depicted in these scenes began in the West but have spread to Japan and other advanced economies around the world, resulting in homogeneity from country to country. Her images comply with certain ‘rules,’ using images from print media, single frames from movies or TV commercials to bring out images that have already been etched into our memories.

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Hedi Hariyanto

Hedi Hariyanto (Indonasia) 23

Born in 1962 in Malang, Indonesia. Lives and works in Jogjakarta.

Hariyanto creates sculpture-based installations utilizing a range of different media, the theme of which is the political and social contradictions found in modern society, with a focus on the friction between existing values and the new values emerging with the influx of consumer culture into Indonesia. Hariyanto’s work is characterized either by the combined use of different materials such as wood, water, metal and plastic or by the use of pamphlets. Major group exhibitions in recent years include “The Landscape in Southeast Asian Art” (Singapore Art Museum, 2000), “Imagining Jakarta” (Cemara Gallery, Indonesia, 2004) and “Sculpture Expanded” (CP Artspace, Indonesia, 2005) while solo shows include the exhibition at Red Mill Gallery (USA, 2004).

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Sadaharu Horio + On-Site Art Squad «KUKI»

Sadaharu Horio + On-Site Art Squad «KUKI»
(Japan) 24

Sadaharu Horio – Born in 1939 in Hyogo, Japan. Lives and works in Kobe.

Joined the avant-garde artist group “Gutai Bijutsu Kyokai (Gutai Art Association)” in 1966 which he participated in until its disbandment in 1972. Horio has since continued to be prolific, and since 1985 has been holding numerous solo shows, group exhibitions and performances based on a single and consistent theme of “Ordinary things.”
Horio’s art resonated with many artists, and the on-site art squad «KUKI» – comprising dozens of artists from the Kansai area – was formed by those supporting Horio’s activity. Its first project – “KUKI Bijutsukan in Hyogo Unga [Kuki Art Museum in the Hyogo Canal]” – was carried out in 2003, featuring a raft created from timber left behind in what was once a timber yard. The floating “venue” created by joining the timber together was used as an art museum where installations and performances were held for the next year. KUKI continues to hold group exhibitions as well as performances both internationally and in Japan, especially in Kansai area.

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