Komori and seo, artists in residence
© Kyun-Chome
The exhibition "Ain't Got Time To Die" took place at
Deptford X Project Space: 9 Brookmill Road, London, SE8 4HL


We are pleased to announce that the 2016 Art Action UK residency award winners - KYUN-CHOME - had a successful residency project and exhibition.

Please read:
- a review of the exhibition and an interview with the artists, by Jessica Holtaway: Art as an antidote: artist duo Kyun-Chome discuss the fragility of the human condition and why we all need art
a review of the discussion event "Make a break: Immediacy in Art after Fukushima" by arts writer Beatrix Joyce - an event that featured Jason Waite (co-curator of Don't Follow the Wind: Non-Visitor Centre), Dr. Ele Carpenter (curatorial researcher in Nuclear Culture with The Arts Catalyst), artist Kaori Homma and artists-in-residency Kyun-Chome. 

Kyun-Chome feature two collaborating artists: Eri Homma and Nabuchi, who create cutting-edge contemporary artworks that present a deeply troubled Japan.This emerging ‘art unit’ engages with social and political issues caused by the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster in East Japan in 2011.  Kyun-Chome deftly construct daring art interventions and thoughtful participatory works. Although poetic and humorous, their work avoids whitewashing complex political concerns.  Kyun-Chome highlight the gravity of social issues in Japan by drawing out global themes and engaging international audiences.  The works ask each viewer to confront his or her own precarious existence in the world.  Their London exhibition Ain’t Got Time To Die highlighted powerful and unexpected insights into contemporary Japan.

Please see Kyun-Chome's website:
http://kyunchome.main.jp/
Deptford X website:
http://www.deptfordx.org
Art Action UK is a catalyst.  We want to create opportunities for cultural practitioners to develop strategies that will help those affected by disasters.  These include participatory projects, exhibitions, talks and discussions. We feel it is important that the voices of those affected by disasters are not silenced. We actively engage with artists and curators who represent marginalised political concerns and facilitate spaces to explore both artistic and socio political interventions. 
 
We are a collective of artists, curators, gallerists and writers who are exploring various means to show solidarity and support for people who have been affected by natural and manmade disasters. The 2011 Japanese earthquake, tsunami and subsequent Fukushima nuclear fallout has been the catalyst for Art Action UK.

Links
Morphe Arts
Trust Greenbelt
ACG
Deptford X
White Conduit Projects
The Japan Foundation
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List
Art Map London
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