SNOWcontemporary

Yosuke Amamiya "Ring Me Twice"



Session:2018/2/7(Wed)-3/10(Sat)11:00 - 19:00
*closed on Sun. Mon. Tue and public holidays
Opening party:6.Feb.(Tue)18:00 - 20:00
Venue: SNOW Contemporary
*"Mirai wo ninau bijutsuka tati 20th DOMANI"(13.Jan.2018- 4.Mar), The artist performs and creates works during exhibition
* talk show will also be held(please check SNOW Contemporary`s website


This time, SNOW Contemporary presents Amemiya Yosuke's solo exhibition"Ring Me Twice" from 17.Feb.2018.
Yosuke Amemiya is an artist prompts to reconsider borders of the various matters with many kinds of methods like sculptures, video installation, performances and so on. This exhibition, for the first time in this decade since 2008, consists of three works “Sculpture of Apple”, “The work of paper featuring time” and “Charcoal drawing”.

Amamiya has kept creating these series from his early career.
“Sometime, my works can be more real than real apples. Because real apples are more often shoddy than my works are. Since most people usually see apples with ignoring but meanings, when they go through “real” experiences at my exhibition, then after that, find apples sold at the supermarket for the second time, they get chance to revive the first contemplation. My works of apple focuses on the experience in which the doubt thrown on a reality of the world changes the appearance of the world itself like domino effect. I don’t prefer the way needs answers rather than questions, just like using works to ask for kinds of ,sometimes political, action. Then I always trying to arrange the situation in which I can treat the least toxic theme and let guests take back lightest bombs without noticing. ” We also anticipates how Amemiya land seeds of works softly on our daily lives. Please come and see our exhibition to enjoy Amemiya’s thoughts and practices.

(Translated by Ito Motoharu)



Yosuke Amamiya CV

1975 born in Ibaraki prefecture
1999 BA Tama Art University Tokyo
2013 MA Fine Arts Department,Sandberg institute, Amsterdam
2014 The project until 3314 “1300 nen mochiarukareta, nandemonai ishi” http://ishimochi.com/ start
2015 Granted from Agency for Cultural Affairs, Japanese Government, Netherland(Amsterdam)
now live in Berlin.

[Selected solo exhibition]
2013
“On Alongsideness” Galerie Fons Welters,Amsterdam
2008
“Muchiuchi Neuron TEAM: Tokyo Wonder Site: Emerging Artists on Mezzanine 13” Tokyo Wondersite Shibuya, Tokyo
Muchiuchi Neuron A”project room sasao" Akita
2006
“Translator's High” Yuka Sasahara Gallery"Tokyo 2
2005
“THE WORLD”BOICE PLANNING KANAGAWA
2001
“Amamiya Yosuke ten-Inai Kehai-” Guardian Garden Tokyo
“Foggy Doggy Dessin Run” FADs art space,Tokyo
1999
“Tsumugu, Tokihogusu” Gallery QS, Tokyo

[Selected group show, event and performance]
2017
“Happy People - A smoking lounge by Arnar Asgeirsson” The Living Art Museum"Reikjavik, Iceland
“Walking Across A Huge Wilderness To Meet With The Unknown Close Friend In Formal Attire” open studio FAHRBEREITSCHAFT/Haubrok Foundation, Berlin
“Framed#3” Stage Act with Roi Alter, Berlin
2016
“Nanatsu no fune” Boat Tour by Umeda Tetsuya, Amamiya Yosuke, Sawahiraki, Hisuromu, Matsui Miyako, Tatsumi Ryohei, Osaka
“Hanaraato Core” Takatori Area, Nara
“Raum19” Open Studio FAHRBEREITSCHAFT/Haubrok Foundation, Berlin
“The Applicant” Performance?Netherland Ambasader, Berlin
2015
“FRANZ MULLER’S WIRE SPRING“ by Roi Alter, Splendor Amsterdam, Amsterdam
2014
“Kunisaki Hanto Geijutsusai”-”Kibo no Genri” Kunisaki hanto, Oita
“Ishukan Tennis courts performance” Super Deluxe, Tokyo
2013
“Kunisaki Art Proect” Kunisaki hanto, Oita
“Art ga areba 2” Tokyo opera city art gallery “Naze Ufokunoka wo 2”ST SPOT, Yokohama (Workshop for dancers)
2012
"Three Artists Walk Into A Bar" De Appel art center, Amsterdam
“Kabe no aida ni tamago wo tateru” 26 hours performance installation, collaboration with Umeda Tetsuya Namurazosenjoatochi,Osaka
“TRANSITIONS” performance NIMk (Netherlands Media Art Institute), Amsterdam
“OBJECT ROTTERDAM” Las Palmas, Rotterdam “Naze ugokunokawo”ST SPOT, Yokohama (Workshop for dancers)
2011
“ACHIEVE!” performance XYZ collective GRAND OPENING, Tokyo
“Heisoron(previous title:ano, 2011.8.28.)” Dozishinkogata, Kokaiseisaku/Performance /Talk” conducted by Amamiya Yosuke, Event Tokyo Wondersite Shibuya, Perforomance:Aoyama Satoru, Amamiya Yosuke,Anzai Sigeo,Umeda Tetsuya,O JUN,Sawayama Ryo,Chiba Masaya,Tuchiya Seiichi
“KoganeMachi Bazaar 2011” Koganemachi Area, Kanagawa
“Nichiei Kyoyu Ten CROSS COUNTER” CUPSULE / XYZ collective , Tokyo
“CREATION Project2011 Higashinihon no Shokunin to 180 nin no Creater ga tsukuru Insen tote bag ten Guardian garden,Tokyo “Shadow performers” Gallerie de Expeditie
“VOCA 2011” Ueno Royal Museum,Tokyo
2010
“Roppongi Crossing 2010 ;Geijutsu ha kanouka?”Mori Museum, Tokyo
2009
“Twist and Shout: Contemporary Art from Japan” Bangkok Art and Cultural Centre, Bangkok
“Nichijo Bachigai” Kanagawakenmin hall gallery Kanagawa Hall gallery, Kanagawa
“Micro Paradise” My Humble House Art Gallery, Taiwan
“neoneo ten Part 1[danshi]” Takahashi collection, Tokyo
2008
“Akihabara kaidan AKIBA-Q” BOICE PLANNING performance 101 TOKYO ART FAIR, Kyu Rensei junior high school, Tokyo
“Muchiuchi Neuron” Tokyo wonder site shibuya, Tokyo
“Muchiuchi Neuron A” performance coco laboratory Akita
“Akasaka Art Flower 2008” Kyu Ryoteishimazaki, Tokyo
“4th Fuchu biennale true colors- iro wo meguru boken” Fuchu bijutsukan, Tokyo “Entrance jin” performance?Fuchu art museum, Tokyo
2007
“Kijoi” BOICE PLANNING, Kanagawa
“Tori wa tamago no naka kara nukedeyouto tatakau × Sekai to tunagaru houhou× Muchiuchi Neuron” Performance? Gunma prefecture Kyu Nango elementary school Zukokateika shitsu
2006
“Shoku to Gendai Bijustu Part2-Bishoku dogen”BankART Studio NYK, Kanagawa
2005
“A Lunch”, AXIS GALLERY ANNEX Tokyo
“Atarashii ○○ wo tsukuru” Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, High vision room, Tokyo “Atarashii Kajitsu”(as BOICE PLANNING)Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Tokyo (work shop)
“Warera no jidai” Mito Art Tower, Ibaraki
2004
“Amamiya Yosuke/Kobayashi Yoko” Roentgen werke, Tokyo
“TAMA VIVANT 2004” Tama Art University Tokyo Hachioji Campus, Tokyo, Minatomirai station Concourse, Kanagawa
2003
“GOING 1992?2002” Guardian Garden,Tokyo
2002
“TAKO KITE” Guardian Garden,Tokyo
“Hare no hi” BOICE PLANNING, Kanagawa
2001
“Jirai ten” FADs art space, Tokyo
“Gunma seinen biennale'01” The Museum of Modern Art Gunma, Gunma
“'01 Nenmatsu charity kikaku ten,Happy Umbrella 2002” Guardian Garden, Tokyo
2000
"3.3m2 (Hitotsubo) ten" Guardian Garden,Tokyo
“'00 Nenmatsu charity kikaku Watch 2001”,Guardian Garden,Tokyo
“mist/imitation” Academia Pratonica, Ibaraki
1999
“Art Kobo 2000” Shinkiba SOKO gallery , Tokyo

[Prizes and scholarship]
2016 TERUMO Geijutsubunka shien katsudo research support
2014 Okikinen bijutsusakkajoseizaidankaigaikenshu, stay in Amsterdam
2011-12 Ezoe Memorial Foundation Scholarship, MA Sandberg institute
2001 Holbeinscholarship Gunmaseinen biennale Incentive award
2000 Graffic Art Hitotsubo ten grand prix Punlic collection Takahashi collection, Mitsui home