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AIT ARTIST TALK #73 "Low Relief / Unreal Estate"

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"Low Relief / Unreal Estate"
Artist Talk by Marina Višić and Ksenia Galiaeva from the Netherlands

Date: Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Time: 19:00 - 21:00 (18:30 Door open)
Venue: Daikanyama AIT Room
Support: Mondriaan Fonds, Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

*All admissions with 1 drink / Booking required / Consecutive Japanese translation available

Marina Višić / (Left) Studio experimentation with compositions, 2017 / (Center) Bankside Sulphur, 2017, video loop / (Right) Stills from Oriel, 2017, detail of 3 channel video installation

Ksenia Galiaeva / (Left and Center) 'Mt Knee' / (Right) 'Cloudscreens'

AIT is very pleased to present the artist talk by Marina Višić and Ksenia Galiaeva, both based in the Netherlands. Višić is a current residency artist at AIT until April 7th in collaboration with the Mondriann Funds. Ksenia Galiaeva is also the artist who participated in the same residency program for 3 months back in 2012. These two artists will each share their stories with slides about the current and previous works and projects and welcome public audience to take a Q&A afterwards.

Through her artistic practices, Marina Višić investigates how a variety of textures and movements can be placed into the landscape of the moving image. Staging is important, as is the scale of the images and their relation to the body. Her research at AIT is based on a various references concerning Japanese aesthetics, for instance, from Junichiro Tanizaki's In Praise of Shadows and the films of Akira Kurosawa and Yasujiro Ozu. In her talk, Višić will give an introduction to her work, followed by the motivation of her research here in Japan.

In turn, Ksenia Galiaeva has been photographing her parents in the paradisiacal surroundings of their Russian summerhouse for 20 years. With her project, 'Unreal Estate', Galiaeva explores the ways in which memory can be influenced and guided and which part of it plays in perception. Galiaeva describes her work as 'autobiographical fiction', a tool she uses to construct her own life story. Galiaeva considers self-dialogue through visual images the basis of all her work.

Even these two artists work in a various fields of mediums, both of their artistic practices examine and evoke our perception towards visual experiences through their works and projects.
At this public talk, Višić and Galiaeva will talk about their works and projects with slides to introduce further, and look into deeply how their residencies would reflect on their future career as well.
We hope that you can join us.

Date and Time: Tuesday, February 27, 2018 / 19:00-21:00 (18:30 Door open)
Venue: AIT Room Daikanyama (Twin Bldg. Daikanyama B-403, 30-8 Sarugaku-cho, Shibuya-ku) [MAP]
Capacity: 20
Admission: 1,000 yen (general), 800 yen (MAD students, general students and AIT base member), free (AIT house and support member)
All admissions with 1 drink / Booking required / Consecutive translation available
後援:Mondriaan Fonds, Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

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[ Artist Profile ]

Marina Višić
(b. 1987 in Roermond, lives and works in Tilburg, The Netherlands)

Višić's work is presented as an object in a constant motion, rather than a time based video carrying a narrative. The initial objects and materials in the work undergo is a transformation. The real into the virtual and back to the real - portal - something mundane propelled into the stardom, becoming part of a fantastical realm, turning the virtual into the palpable. Parallel to her art practice, she has worked as an assistant curator at SEA Foundation, a non-profit artist project space and Artist in Residency program in The Netherlands. Currently, she operates independently as a curator and art project manager at Ateliers Tilburg, a non-profit organization that manages studio spaces and projects for artists. >>> Find more

Ksenia Galiaeva
(b. 1976 in Pskov, Russia, lives and works in Amsterdam NL and Antwerp, BE)

Represented by Ellen de Bruijne Projects. Galiaeva teaches at Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam. Her work has been exhibited extensively in solo and group shows in Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, Fries Museum, Stedelijk Museum 's-Hertogenbosch (NL), Moscow MOMA (RU), Seoul MMCA Changdong (KR). In 2012, Galiaeva has participated in the residency program to stay in Japan for 3 months. >>> Find more