ART


LANDSCAPE
HOTEL ASIA PROJECT 2016

October 8, 2016 - January 29, 2017



October 8 - 30, 2016
LANDSCAPE / HOTEL ASIA 2016 in Kitakyushu, Japan

artists include:
Pisitakun Kuntalang (Thailand), He Liping (China), Yu Guo (China)

October 8 - 30, 2016
Opening: October 8, 7pm-9pm
Talk: 7pm-8pm
Pisitakun Kuntalang(Artist/Thailand), Ni Kun (Curator/China), Yoshitaka Mouri (Sociologist/Tokyo)

GALLERY SOAP
1-8-23 Kajimachi Kokurakita-ku
Kitakyushu-shi
JAPAN


HOTEL ASIA PROJECT 2016 will present a touring exhibition project “LANDSCAPE” in collaboration with artists and various professionals based in Japan, China and Thailand. Taking LANDSCAPE as a key perspective, the project aims to reconstruct landscapes surround us. This brand new project will translate a certain moment of daily life and a distorted landscape of global economy and politic into art pieces. The exhibition will start in Kitakyushu in October 2016 and travel to Bangkok, Hefei, Shanghai and Tokyo. And an artists' book also will be published under the context of LANDSCAPE during the project.

HOTEL ASIA PROJECT is a platform for international collaborative art projects launched in 2011 by Keiichi Miyagawa, a director of GALLERY SOAP, Yoshitaka Mouri, sociologist and professor of Tokyo University of Fine Arts, and Gen Sasaki, Japanese artist. They have also organized the Kitakyushu Biennial since 2007.
In 2011, as a first project, two days symposium and an exhibition were held in GALLERY SOAP, Kitakyushu. Artists, researchers, curators, a journalist and an architect from Japan and Korea were invited there. The second project was given in Kitakyushu Biennial in 2011.

The third project entitled “THE THEME PARK” was held at Organhaus, an art initiative in Chongqing, China, in 2012. The exhibition consisted of re-mixed fragments of information from various media such as TV programs, newspapers, Internet services and so on. Works were developed in collaboration with artists and curators from China, Korea, Norway and Japan.
In 2015, Hotel Asia Project presented a touring exhibition project "REAL ESTATE/LANDSCAPE" at GALLERY SOAP in Kitakyushu, Japan, Bangkok University Gallery in Thailand and LP Art Space in Chongqing, China in collaboration with artists and others. HOTEL ASIA PROJECT has also organized various curatorial projects, exhibitions, film screenings and music events, and has participated in the international programs.

The project is organized by AIK: Art Institute Kitkayushu and supported by POLA ART FOUNDATION.






MORI Hidenobu and TSURUDOME Kazuhiko
KANMON 2
September 3 -
18, 2016






Artist Talk by FUKUCHI Hideomi
Needs must when the devil drives
August
27, 2016








MUSHI: Insects
July
9 - 31, 2016







MATSUNO Masatomo
In the Cycles
May
14 - 29, 2016


Organized by HACHIMAN-YU Project
Curator: HIdenobu Mori



Memories of Cabaret BERAMI
and Favorite Posters from YURAKU movie theatre

April 27 - May 6, 2016



ARISUE Go
The World of NAWASHI: Rope Artist

April 5 - 10, 2016


April 9, 19:00 Kinbaku show
2000yen plus 1 drink order





Yifan Rao
The World Map of Ego

March 19 - April 2, 2016


Opening: March 19 19pm -
Hours: Friday 6pm - 9pm, Saturday-Sunday 3pm-8pm
GALLERY SOAP
1-8-23 Kajimachi Kokurakitaku Kitakyushu, Japan
http://g-soap.jp
info@g-soap.jp


GALLERY SOAP is pleased to present an exhibition The World Map of Ego by Chinese artist Yifan Rao. It is her first exhibition in Japan.

Yifan Rao was born in Chongqing, China. She graduated Sichuan Academy of Fine Arts and Chongqing University. Now she lives and works in London and Beijing.
She will stay in Japan from 16 February to 23 March taking part in a residency program organized by AIK: Art Institute Kitakyushu.

The exhibition The World Map of Ego explores many kinds of layers on a map we use in ordinary daily life. It features moving images, prints, drawings and photos giving a new view of a map and our world.

This exhibition is organized by AIK: Art Institute Kitakyushu, curated by Keiichi Miyagawa and cooperated by Organhaus Chongqing.



Hachimanyu Group Exhibition #1
Feb 19 - Mar 6, 2016


Opening: Feb 20 19pm -
Hours: Friday 6pm - 9pm, Saturday-Sunday 3pm-8pm
GALLERY SOAP
1-8-23 Kajimachi Kokurakitaku Kitakyushu, Japan
http://g-soap.jp
info@g-soap.jp

Artits:
Shigeki Kanamori, Atsushi Suzuki, Yuji Tanio, Kazuhiko Tsurudome, Hideomi Fukuchi, Masatomo Matsuno, Shizu Matsumoto, Keiichi Miyagawa, Hidenobu Mori



Sachiko Abe
Drawing Works

Jan 16 - Feb2, 2016


Opening: Jan 16 19pm -
Hours: Friday 6pm - 9pm, Saturday-Sunday 3pm-8pm
GALLERY SOAP
1-8-23 Kajimachi Kokurakitaku Kitakyushu, Japan
http://g-soap.jp
info@g-soap.jp


Sachiko Abe
E-mail: level1abe@hotmail.com
http://g-soap.jp/abe/

Born in Nara, Japan 1975
Live and works in Fukuoka, JAPAN
Solo Exhibition
2010 Sachiko Abe Solo Show Talk and Drawing Works,Gallery SOAP, Kitakyushu
2007 Sachiko Abe,Haco Project Space, Kitakyushu
2005 Sachiko Abe, Kyoto Arts Center, Kyoto
2005 Sachiko Abe Solo Show,Gallery SOAP, Kitakyushu
2004 Sachiko Abe,Laura Bartlett Gallery, Leathermarket Street, London

Group Exhibition (CUT PAPERS and DRAWING WORKS)
2014 Russia Architecture Festival, Nicola-Lenivets,Rissia
2013 The Red Queen, Museum of Old and New, Tasmania, AUS
Live event and performance “Cut papers”, Center Pompidou-Metz, Metz, France
2012 18th Bienniale of Sydney “ all our relations”, Cockatoo Island. Sydney
2011 Nuit Blanche, ESMOD, Paris
2010 Liverpool Biennial 2010 “ Touched”, A foundation. Liverpool. U.K.
DRAWN IN, TRAVELLING GALLERY, Midlothian, East Ayrshire, Renfrewshire,
South Lanarkshire, Scottish Borders, Edinburgh, Perth and Kinross, Angus, Highlands,
Western Isles, Moray and Shetland.
2009 Live Art, Knstnernes Haus, Oslo, Norway
2006 Culture Club 2006,Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt am Main
Silence!,DeHorst Estate, Driebergen
I'm No A Good Person, Kyoto Art Centre, Kyoto
2005 Navigate, BALTIC, Gateshead,
DO NOT INTURRUPT YOUR ACTIVITIES,
Curating Contemporary Art, Royal College of Art, London
2004 International ’04 (Live Art Programme, Liverpool Biennale, BLUECOAT, Liverpool
Visa for Thirteen, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York
Open Studio, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York
Cut Papers Video Art, Kitakyushu Municipal Museum of Art, Kitakyushu




KITAKYUSHU BIENNIAL 2015
THE FIFTH
12 Sep - 10 Oct 2015

Openig: 12 September 19pm -
Hours: Fri - Sun 3pm-8pm



Artists :
FEDERICO BARONELLO, MIKE BODE, JOHN MILLER,
KAZUNARI HORIGUCHI, KEIICHI MIYAGAWA + GEN SASAKI,
TAKUJI KOGO *CANDY FACTORY PROJECTS

Online Project
http://artonline.jp/









GALLERY SOAP 18th anniversary project
23rd MAY - 6th June 2015


GALLERY SOAP

Duration: 23rd May (Sat.) - 6th June (Sat.)
Venue: GALLERY SOAP

Artists:
Eiji Sumi (Thailand)
Engine Group (China)
Pisitakun Kuantalang (Thailand)
Wang Haichuan (China)
and more

As 18th anniversary project, GALLERY SOAP presents an international exhibition "REAL ESTATE / LANDSCAPE" and related events. This program is co-organized by artists and curators in China, Thailand and Japan. The project will travel to Bangkok (Thailand) in June and Chongqing (China) in July.

Event 1
"LANDSCAPE 2015-1"
23rd May (Sat.)
16:00 - Artist talk
Participants: Pisitakun Kuantalang (Thailand), Eiji Sumi (Thailand), Ni Kun (China),
Masao Adachi (Japan)
Admission: free

18:00 - Film screening + director's talk
"A.K.A. Serial Killer" (directed by Masao Adachi, 1969, Japan)
Admission: 1,500 yen (+ 1 drink order)

Event 2
"LANDSCAPE 2015-2"
24th May (Sun.)
18:00 - Live performance by Yoshihide Otomo
20:30 - Talk by Masao Adachi and Yoshihide Otomo
Admission: 3,000 yen (+ 1 drink order) for live performance and talk

Event 3
30th May (Sat.)
Film screening + talk by Yasuhito Higuchi (film critics, Japan)
"Radium City" (directed by Carole Langer, 1987, USA)
1st screening: 15:00 -
2nd screening: 19:00 -
Admission: 1,500 yen (with 1 drink) for each screening


Touring Schedule
May 23 – June 6, 2015
GALLERY SOAP in Kitakyushu, Japan
Artists: Eiji Sumi, Engine Group, Pisitakun Kuntalang, Wang Haichuan and more.
Curator: Keiichi Miyagawa

June 12 – 27, 2015
Bangkok University Gallery in Bangkok, Thailand
Artists: Chulayarnnon Siriphol, Eiji Sumi, Engine Group, Gen Sasaki
Keiichi Miyagawa, Miti Ruangkritya, Wang Haichuan
Curator: Manipa Jayawan

July 25 – August 9, 2015
LP Art Space in Chongqing, China
Eiji Sumi, Engine Group, Gen Sasaki, Keiichi Miyagawa, Pisitakun Kuntalang,
Wang Haichuan and more.
Curator: Ni Kun

INFO: GALLERY SOAP
E-mail: info@g-soap.jp
URL: http://g-soap.jp





Film screening: Radium City
May 30, 2015







Favorite Posters from YURAKU Movie Theatre
April 14 - 26, 2015








Surely, anybody can fall in love with someone
March 14 - 29, 2015




ARTISTS Include;
SAWANOBORI Kyoko, TAKANO Takahiro, NAKAGAWA Yousuke,OUCHI and futa-co
Curator: FUKUCHI Hideomi

Organized by HACHIMANYU Project and GALLREY SOAP






FICTION
15th - 29th November 2014








Pisitakun Kuantalaeng: Get-OUT
14th - 25th October 2014




Get-out / Get]out Project
By Pisitakun Kuantalaeng  
 
While Thailand’s situation remains ambiguous, we are still in doubt and don’t know what’s going next and what to expect from the existing life nor the future. We can only sit still and focus day by day, unavoidably confronting everything by chance.
The attempt to transcend the limits of ourselves and note-taking seem to be the things we can actively achieve at the moment, in order to reflect them to our society.
In this exhibition, I would like to record each situation and try to overcome my own limitation, for I can speak out about external circumstances that I cannot control anypossibilities. I could only offer my  aspects as the one player in Thai society.

The concept mentioned above is actually an excuse to show this exhibition in different countries, in order to escape from the nationhood –from the country where I belong and have proof of citizenship. But in fact, the works of art and the purpose of this exhibition are differently opposite.

Hence, there will be attempts to look for spaces to do the exhibition in other countries, for the artist and his girlfriend to have a chance to get out and sniff in other countries where we don’t belong.
The exhibition will be shown and moved in various countries for about a year, starting from July 2014.

The artworks are as followed;
1. Paintings drawn from what the artist encounters everyday in Thailand
2. Animated VDO that the artist tried to do
3. The tissue set of works, written in various human-poses
4. The new works created in each country, that the artist has his show





Ryohei Noguchi: INORI
23rd Sep - 04th Oct 2014

Openig: 23th September 18pm -
Hours: Tuesday-Tursday 6pm-9pm
Friday-Sunday 2pm-8pm
Closed on Monday
Solo exhibiton of Japanese Photographer Rohei Noguchi.





MUSHI: Exhibition for Insects
7th Sep - 20th Sep 2014

Openig: 7th September 18pm -
Special Talk: Travel for Insects (Japanese only)
Munetoshi Maruyama (Kyushu University), Takashi Komotsu (Kyushu University) and Naoko Hongo (Editor)

Hours: Tuesday-Tursday 6pm-9pm
Friday-Sunday 2pm-8pm
Closed on Monday






KANMON
Artists: Hidenobu Mori and Kazuhiko Tsurudome
19th Aug - 4th Sep 2014

Artists: Hidenobu Mori and Kazuhiro Tsurudome
Curated by Keiichi Miyagawa (GALLERY SOAP)





GALLERY SOAP 17th anniversary project
LANDSCAPE Chapter 2
7th June - 12th July 2014
Fri. - Sun. 14:00 - 19:00
Opening: 7th June (Sat.) 19:00

Organized by HOTEL ASIA PROJECT
Presented by GALLERY SOAP and AIK (Art Institute Kitakyushu)
Artists: Gen Sasaki, Hisao Sotoda, Keiichi Miyagawa, Hidenobu Mori

GALLERY SOAP is pleased to present a new exhibition titled “LANDSCAPE Chapter 2” organized by HOTEL ASIA PROJECT.
This exhibition is a part of touring project launched as an installation program, “LANDSCAPE Chapter 1”, at ZK/U Berlin in March 2014.
At GALLERY SOAP the exhibition will introduce four Kitakyushu based artists whose works are focused on political, economical, social, historical and cultural issues.

LANDSCAPE
The project consists of re-mixed fragments of information reproduced as a new LANDSCAPE in the age of globalization.
Along with geographical landscapes, any cultural, historical, social, and political landscapes from various backgrounds will be intertwined with each other in the project. It will show another landscapes with different context or aspect of them, re-translated ones.

HOTEL ASIA PROJECT
HOTEL ASIA PROJECT is a continuous project in collaboration with artist, curator, sociologist and journalist. Launched in 2011 with an exhibition and 2 days symposium, the project has done exhibitions, symposiums and web projects.
The project deals various issues in the world we live, global firm, resort tourism, advertising slogan, urban development, economic disparity, immigrants and refugees, for example. And its attempt is to translate any information of those issues, such as images, sounds and text, from one format to another and create new pathways between multiple types of communication.




RED LINE
30 March - 26 April 2014

Opening: Saturday,29 March, 6pm
Presented by Art Institute Kitakyushu


Artists: Yang Shu, Wang Haichuan, Liu Weiwei, Yu Guo, XuLang.
Curated by Ni Kun (Organhaus) and Keiichi Miyagawa (GALLERY SOAP)

GALLERY SOAP is proud to present a new exhibition titled “RED LINE”, introducing five Chinese artists, curated by Ni Kun, a curator of Organhaus in Chongqing, China and Keiichi Miyagawa, a director of GALLERY SOAP in Kitakyushu, Japan.

“RED LINE” will display an array of fragments of contemporary Chinese culture, urbanization, nationalism and economical movement. It aims to present the documents of ongoing their activities in a rapid changing China. The video and photographs and other materials feature ongoing activities from Yang Shu, Wang Haichuan, Liu Weiwei, Yu Guo, XuLang. These artists have responded to Chinese contemporary culture with their unique perspectives.

 



ART PROJECT




The Kitakyushu Biennial World Tour 2013
http://artonline.jp/



THEME PARK
HOTEL ASIA PROJECT in CHONGQING, CHINA





2OUR SONG: Japanese National Anthem KIMIGAYO
SECOND PLANET

DAEGU PHOTO BIENNALE 2012
Exhibiton: 20 September - 28 October 2012
Opening: 20 September 2012
Special Exhibition: Dance on a thin line
curated by Sumitomo Fumihiko


@WALD ART STUIDIO Fukuoka, JAPAN
Exhibition: 7 November - 24 November 2012
Opening Hours: Wednesday - Saturday 12:00 - 1





 

LIVE Performance



2016.12.18 (Sun)
OE Shinya one man show



OPEN 18:30 / START 19:00
ADV 4000yen / DOOR 4500yen
plus one drink order

Shinya Oe is an influential Japanese rock musician. He first became known as the frontman for the breakthrough group, The Roosters, which ultimately split in 1988. He had been on a moderately successful solo career ever since the breakup.
In 2004, The Roosters staged a successful comeback at Fuji Rock Festival 2004.
He has been aggressively playing a role in Japanese Rock Music scene as a frontman for The Roosters and Oe Shinya and the cutters. He has also played on stage as solo unit.




2016.10.30 (Sun)
MELMANN Asia Tour
at GALLERY SOAP



LIVEF
MELMANN (Nicolas Melmann fromBuenos Aires)
DENTAKU &DJ-SPEEDFARMER (Duo)
DJ: FUJII

open / start 19:00 / 20:00
2000Yen plus 1 Drink Order


Supported by Embajada de la República Argentina




Melmann is the solo project of Nicolas Melmann.
http://melmann.com.ar/

[Profile] Buenos Aires based, graduate in Electro Acoustic Composition (Quilmes University), combines different musical dimensions, as sound artist- using electronics with acoustic instruments, always innovating in his compositions, making test formats, exploring different sounds, resources and instruments. Walking between experimentation and melody his music is nocturnal and introspective. Melmann comes to represent their country at the Victoria and Albert Museum (London) with a double concert in the exhibition of Argentine artists "Journeys from the South" was also chosen to represent Argentina in the Redbull Music Academy New York 2013 residency - where he also performed a concert at the Metropolitan Art Museum (MET), as the opening act for Alva Noto and Ryuichi Sakamoto.
In his live performance, he is one man orchestra, playing electronics (beat box, kaoss pad, loop station and computers) with acoustic instruments(ukulele, meloLdica, hang drum, harp, tiny percussion etc.) live process, field recordings and text all at the same time.
Since 2006 he has been developing a media project combining sounds with images and text working with VJS, generating a mix between these elements, looking for a conceptual and discursive unity between them.





2016.10.30 (Sun)
PANTA and Kikuchi Takumi at SOAP

open / start 18:30 / 19:00
3500Yen plus 1 Drink Order
@GALLERY SOAP




2016.10.25 (Tue)
YAMAGUCHI Hiroshi (HEATWAVE)
on the road again Blind Pilot

open / start 18:30 / 19:00
3500Yen plus 1 Drink Order
@GALLERY SOAP


2016.10.02 (Sun)
Film screening: 6000Volt / Documentary of YAMAZEN


Part 1: 15:30 start
Part 2: 19:00 start

2000yen with one drink





2016.5.8 (Sun)

SOUNDLAND
18:30 Open 19:00 Start



Matsumoto Kazuya


HP http://www.horhythm.com/



heirakuG
heirakuG | masashi heirakuji is
a electronic musician /
a audiovisual artist /
a cigarette shop manager.
He currently lives and works in Shimonoseki JAPAN now.
http://www.grecord.comhttp://vook.jp



Shayo
http://shayou.exblog.jp/
http://soundcloud.com/shayouhardreality/




2016.4.17 (Sun)
Film screening: Endress Past / KAWATA Jun
19:00 Start





2016.4.3 (Sun)
OE Shinya one man show

open / start 18:30 / 19:00
4000Yen and 1 Drink Order
@GALLERY SOAP



2016.1.26
MIZUNAGA Yasutaka one man show

No charge





2015.12.31
GALLERY SOAP COUNTDOWN 2015
CAST;
the tortoise city band
SHAYO
FUJII Kunihiro (UOZA)
Murasaki satisfaction experience
FANTASTIC X



2015.12.5 (Sat)
NAGARE: HANADA Hiroyuki solo live


OPEN 19:00 / START 20:00
ADV 3000yen / DOOR 3500yen
plus one drink order



2015.10.20 (Tue)
YAMAGUCHI Hiroshi one man show
on the road, again / rolling 50


OPEN 18:30 / START 19:00
ADV 3000yen / DOOR 3500yen
plus one drink order




2015.8.29 (Sat)
MIZUNO Nezi at SOAP


OPEN 18:30 / START 19:00



2015.8.23 (Sun)
YAMAZI Kazuhide and HOSOMI Sakana
It was a dark and stormy night...



OPEN 18:30 / START 19:00
ADV 3500yen / DOOR 4000yen
plus one drink order



2015.8.22 (Sat)
TAKAHARA Kousuke Solo Show at GALLERY SOAP
sing a song of joy!


OPEN 19:00 / START 19:30
ADV 1000yen / DOOR 1000yen
plus one drink order




2015.7.19 (Sun)
rock'n'roll cooking vol.29








2015.7.12 (Sun)
OE Shinya one man show
I came back with some of blues


OPEN 18:30 / START 19:00
ADV 4000yen / DOOR 4500yen
plus one drink order

















"LANDSCAPE 2015-2"
24th May (Sun.)
18:00 - Live performance by Yoshihide Otomo
20:30 - Talk by Masao Adachi and Yoshihide Otomo
Admission: 3,000 yen (+ 1 drink order) for live performance and talk

"LANDSCAPE 2015-1"
23rd May (Sat.)
16:00 - Artist talk
Participants: Pisitakun Kuantalang (Thailand), Eiji Sumi (Thailand), Ni Kun (China),
Masao Adachi (Japan)
Admission: free

18:00 - Film screening + director's talk
"A.K.A. Serial Killer" (directed by Masao Adachi, 1969, Japan)
Admission: 1,500 yen (+ 1 drink order)




2015.5.31 (Sun)
SOAPLAND DISCO CROSSING

18:00`23:00
@Gallery Soap
Charge ¥1000(including 1drink)

LIVE
heirakuG
heirakuG | masashi heirakuji is
a electronic musician /
a audiovisual artist /
a cigarette shop manager.
He currently lives and works in Shimonoseki JAPAN now.
http://www.grecord.com
http://vook.jp

DJs
uhauhayakkun(UhaUhaCrew)
uhauhatakkun(UhaUhaCrew)
gizaju
wada(SDC)
and more




2015.01.11 (Sun)
soapland records presents
DORAVIDEO at GALLERY SOAP with Okazaki Yasuhiro and TAKABUTO



open / start 18:30 / 19:00
2000Yen and 1 Drink Order
@GALLERY SOAP



2014.12.28 (Sun)
Rock'n'Roll Cooking vol.28 feat.YAZUMA




open / start 17:00 / 17:30
1500Yen and 1 Drink Order
@GALLERY SOAP




2014.12.21 (Sun)
Dance improvisation [two]

open / start 18:30 / 19:00
3000Yen and 1 Drink Order
@GALLERY SOAP



2014.09.21 (Sun)
20000V


open / start 18:30 / 19:00
No Charge and 1 Drink Order
@GALLERY SOAP



2014.09.21 (Sun)
soapland records presents
Michinori Toyota "SING A SONG 2" Release Prty at SOAP

open / start 18:30 / 19:00
2300Yen and 1 Drink Order
@GALLERY SOAP



2014.08.16 (Sat)
soapland records presents
Hiroyuki Hanada NAGARE Acoustic Live at SOAP

open / start 18:30 / 19:00
3000Yen and 1Drink Order
@GALLERY SOAP



2014.08.02 (Sat)

soapland records presents
Makoto Okazaki Acoustic Live at SOAP