KIMI KIM JALAN JALAN: TAKUJI KOGO + YOUNG-HAE CHANG HEAVY INDUSTRIES

The Private Museum

October 2, 2015

KIMI KIM JALAN JALAN: TAKUJI KOGO + YOUNG-HAE CHANG HEAVY INDUSTRIES

11 October–6 December 2015

Opening: Saturday, 10 October, 11am

The Private Museum 
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Singapore 187969

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In conjunction with Kitakyushu Biennial 2015 The Fifth, The Private Museum presents the 3rd Kitakyushu Biennial in Singapore: KIMI KIM JALAN JALAN: TAKUJI KOGO + YOUNG-HAE CHANG HEAVY INDUSTRIES. The exhibition consists of several collaborative artworks using multiple screens by internationally acclaimed artist Takuji Kogo (Japan) and Korean-based art duo Young-Hae Chang Heavy Industries, made up by Young-Hae Chang (Korea) and Marc Voge (USA). 

The highlight of the exhibition is KIMI KIM JALAN JALAN, an anime-inspired, multilingual satirical monologue made in Japanese, Korean and English through the collaboration of the artists’ cultural backgrounds. Inspired by the multilingualism in Singapore, this narrative consists of fragments of images, sounds and texts of Singapore, performed in the style of an ASMR (autonomous sensory meridian response). KIMI KIM JALAN JALAN is a collaboration specially produced for this exhibition.

STATEMENTS is a collaborative piece created with text animations of the World War II surrender speech by the Japanese Emperor Shōwa, combined with the audio segment of Michael Jackson’s declaration countering accusations of child molestation in 1993. The project was first shown at the Kitakyushu Biennial 2007 and Metro Pictures, New York, in 2013, as well as at the Kiev Biennial in 2015.

Kitakyushu Biennial 2015 The Fifth is the 5th Kitakyushu Biennial, a bi-annual exhibition organized by the Art Institute Kitakyushu and directed by *CANDY FACTORY PROJECTS, a Japanese-based platform for international collaborative multimedia based art projects curated by Takuji Kogo. This year, the Kitakyushu Biennial travels from Berlin to Sweden, Japan, and finally Singapore at The Private Museum.

The web project will launch at the KITAKYUSHU BIENNIAL 2015 THE FIFTH

Exhibition works:
KIMI KIM JALAN JALAN (2015)
Takuji Kogo and Young-Hae Chang Heavy Industries
Digital projection (25:52 minutes) and monitor video (2:26 minutes) 

STATEMENTS (2007) 
Takuji Kogo and Young-Hae Chang Heavy Industries
Digital projection (9:13 minutes) 

Artist talk 
Saturday, 10 October, 11am at The Private Museum
Moderated by: Russell Storer, Senior Curator, National Gallery Singapore

Young-Hae Chang Heavy Industries, who are in Singapore for the first time, and Takuji Kogo will share about their international artistic practices. This is an opportunity for the public to meet the renowned artists in persons and find out more about their collaborations.