2017 Satellite TV (ENG)


Satellite TV   

organized by Anne Eastman

November 25th, 2017 – Dec 4th, 2017
Hours: Weekends 12 pm – 6 pm, and by appointment
Location:  Tetsuo's Garage 8-10 Yasukawa, Nikko, Japan

Opening Reception November 25th, 3 pm - 7 pm
Shuta Hasunuma and Tam Ochiai's performance "Overtones & Contagious ,M" will begin around 4 pm

Uri Aran 
Erica Baum 
Marc Hundley 
Ryan Sullivan 
Shuta Hasunuma 
Tam Ochiai 

Following the exhibition "For Troedsson Villa" in the Spring of 2015, and the experimental event TV Mountain School last summer, this fall we present Satellite TV, an untethered exhibition site that will occupy a building in the town of Nikko, Japan.

The idea behind a communications satellite is simple: Send data up into space and beam it back down to another spot on the globe. The first live TV transmission between two continents relied on an orbiting satellite, not much larger than a beach ball, which linked America to Europe for less than twenty minutes before moving out of range. In that short span of time, for the first time, people in two distant locations shared a singular experience in time, momentarily collapsing space...

The artists included in this exhibition are all currently based in New York and have been invited to spend time living and working in Nikko this fall and winter. Residing in the same space (though not all at the same time) the artists may form similar impressions but their experiences, filtered through their differing perspectives and practices, will most likely yield completely different results. Similar to satellites, they are individuals in orbit, relaying signals from their position for the duration of time they are in our range. 

This inaugural Satellite TV will be located at Testuo’s Garage, which is neither a garage nor a gallery, but a building that once housed a Pharmacy, in the area of Yasukawa-cho, not far from Toshogu Shrine.

The 2017 Residency Artists included in this transmission are Uri Aran, Erica Baum, Marc Hundley and Ryan Sullivan. Aran, working across a broad range of mediums, and Ryan whose practice is primarily centered around painting, will use the Garage as a studio for the period of their residency leading up to the exhibition. Erica Baum will contribute photographs she made during her visit to the building earlier this fall and Marc Hundley will contribute a print and installation made in anticipation of his residency which will begin in December. Tam Ochiai and Shuta Hasunuma will also contribute a live performance, titled Overtones & Contagious ,M on the occasion of the opening on Saturday, November 25th at 6 pm. Uri Aran and Ryan Sullivan will also be present at the opening.

*Notes on the performance Overtones & Contagious ,M (To view the performance, CLICK HERE)

Shuta Hasunuma and Tam Ochiai will orchestrate a piece conceived of as a 'local satellite' performance in which selected participants will transmit signals to the gallery space while walking there from different locations, guided by a map made by Ochiai and Hasunuma. As the participants walk, the sounds they produce and record from their environment will be transmitted to the gallery space and become a part of the music created by Ochiai and Hasunuma. The performance will explore the idea of the satellite within a restricted area.

About the Artists

Uri Aran (b. 1977, Jerusalem) produces installations combining drawing, sculpture, collage, text, printing, performance and video. Within and between these different elements, he constructs a fluid system of motifs and signifiers. Throughout, he examines the intersecting themes of genre, gesture, and artifice – both as they occur in art and in everyday reality. Born in Jerusalem, Aran now lives and works in New York. He graduated from Columbia University in 2007, and has since exhibited internationally, with major solo presentations including Two Things About Suffering, Sadie Coles HQ, London (2016); Mice, Koelnischer Kunstverein, Cologne, Germany (2016); Puddles, Peep-Hole, Milan (2014); Five Minutes Before, South London Gallery (2013); and here, here and here, Kunsthalle Zürich (2013). He has been included in group exhibitions including Walter Benjamin: Exilic Archive, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel (2016);  do it, various international venues (2013-15); Liverpool Biennial 2014 ; the 2014 Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; The Encyclopedic Palace, 55th Venice Biennale, Venice (2013); and Empire State: New York Art Now, Palazzo Delle Esposizioni, Rome (2013). From November 2015 – May 2017, his work was featured in Question the Wall Itself at the Walker Art Center.

Erica Baum (b. 1961, New York) received her BA from Barnard College and her MFA from Yale University. Current and recent museum exhibitions include Arcades: Contemporary Art and Walter Benjamin, The Jewish Museum, New York. For the Love of Things: Still Life, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY 2016, Photo-Poetics: An Anthology, Kunsthalle Berlin and Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 2015; Reconstructions: Recent Photographs and Video from the Met Collection, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 2015; After Dark, Mamco, Geneva, 2015; and the 30th Bienal de São Paulo: The Imminence of Poetics, São Paulo, Brazil, 2012. Recent solo exhibitions include The Following Information, Bureau, New York, 2016; Stanzas, Galerie Crevecoeur, Paris, 2015; The Paper Nautilus, Bureau, New York, 2014; Erica Baum, Kunstverein Langenhagen, Langenhagen, Germany, 2013; and Naked Eye Anthology, Bureau, New York, 2012.

Marc Hundley (b. 1971, Toronto) Is well known for his hand printed t-shirts and posters which incorporate found images and text from film, music, art, and literature. In his work, the familiar aesthetic of advertising, replicated through techniques like stenciling and silkscreening and special attention to typography and design, morphs into a poetic, dreamlike impression, cataloging the artist's personal experiences and diaristic moments. He has exhibited at Team Gallery, New York, Herald Street, London, Darren Knight Gallery, Sydney, Cherry and Martin, Los Angeles and Rivington Arms, New York. His work is in the collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art. He is currently represented by CANADA in New York.

Ryan Sullivan (b. 1983, New York) lives and works in New York. He studied at the Rhode Island School of Design, Providence (RI). In 2015 he staged a major solo exhibition at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami – his first one-person exhibition in a US institution. Other solo exhibitions include Maccarone, New York (2017), Sadie Coles HQ in London (2016), and Hydra's Workshop (2013).   Sullivan’s work has been featured in group exhibitions including New Skin, Aishti Foundation, Beirut, Lebanon (2016); Surface Tension, The FLAG Art Foundation, New York (2015); New York Painting, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn, Germany (2015); Empire State, Palazzo Delle Esposizioni, Rome, Italy (2013); and Nothing Turned Itself Inside Out, White Flag Projects, St. Louis (MI) (2013).

Tam Ochiai (b. 1967, Yokohama) graduated from Wako University and moved to the New York City in 1990. Ochiai earned his M.A. degree from New York University and had his first solo exhibition in 1993. He currently lives and works in New York, and has participated in multiple exhibitions at prominent museums and galleries in Japan and abroad. He is represented by Team Gallery in New York and Tomio Koyama Gallery in Tokyo. Recent gallery shows include “tarragon, like a cats belly” at Team Gallery in 2017 and a two-person show with the Film Director Hiroyuki Oki at Arataniurano Gallery in Tokyo; his work was recently included in the group show On Empathy at Bridget Donahue Gallery, New York in 2016. He has made several Artist books, most recently "itinerary,non" published by onestarpress, Paris

Shuta Hasunuma (b. 1983, Tokyo). In addition to releasing musical works and giving concerts both in Japan and abroad with Shuta Hasunuma Philharmonic Orchestra, Hasunuma has produced many works in other fields including film, theater, dance and music. In recent years, applying techniques of composition to various media, he has presented images, sounds, 3-dimensional works, and installations, given solo exhibitions and organized many other projects. He is also the host of the concert series “Music Today,” produced and organized by himself. His latest album is “Melodies” (2016). Major solo exhibitions include “compositions: rhythm” (Spiral Garden, Tokyo in 2016) as well as solo presentations at the Aomori Contemporary Art Centre (2015) and the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Bloomberg Pavilion Project (2012).