WAGON is delighted to announce the exhibition Atsuo Hukuda: SUKI-MONO: Ways Since Rin-pa – Duff House, which marks the first major solo exhibition of Japanese conceptual sculptor Atsuo Hukuda held in Northern Scotland.
Naoko Mabon is invited to talk in Artists’ Talk as part of the exhibition あ い ま い な : am big you us held in Dundee.
This multi-layered, cross-cultural exhibition will combines solo displays by three Japanese artists – 1984/48 by Yasunori Kawamatsu, tempera | ambiguous | painting by Nobuyuki Yamamoto, and a showcase by a Jewellery Designer/Maker Sayoko Kobayashi.
Curated by Lada Wilson
Artists’ Talk as part of あ い ま い な : am big you us
Sunday 12 June 2016, 3pm-
Meadow Mill Projects (4th floor, Meadow Mill, West Henderson’s Wynd, Dundee DD1 5BY)
Free, all welcome
For more details on the exhibition please click here.
Naoko Mabon is invited to give a talk at Sanki Bunko. She will share her view towards curatorial practices based on her recent, on-going and upcoming international projects.
Sanki Bunko is a private library of more than 20,000 books collected by an art critic/historian Prof Hitoshi Mori. In this beautiful Taisho era Kanazawa Machiya building situated by the Asano River in Kanazawa, artist Akane Nakamori (Suisei-Art) together with Prof Mori is curating a number of international art/cultural programmes.
Curator’s Talk Vol.1: Naoko Mabon
Sunday 24 April 2016, 3-5pm
Sanki Bunko (5-27, Sakura-machi, Kanazawa 920-0923 Japan)
Free, all welcome
For more information please visit Sanki Bunko website
Progress Report #4 – Ilana Halperin: Geologic Intimacy (Yu no Hana)
The fifth on-site photo report by BEPPU PROJECT is now up.
To view the photo report #4, please click here.
The third on-site photo report by BEPPU PROJECT is now up.
To view the photo report #3, please click here.
Naoko Mabon is invited to give a lecture at Guests @ Gray’s, a regular lecture series from invited professionals in art, design and culture at Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen.
Naoko will share her view and approach to work as an independent curator in Aberdeen, a city to which she is foreign, based on her experience and perspective through her recent, on-going and upcoming curatorial practices in the city, region, nation or beyond.
Friday 26th February 2016 at 1.00pm
Lecture Theatre SB42
Garthdee House Annexe, Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen
Open to all
For more information please click here
Naoko Mabon has been invited to contribute to Roger Ackling: Between the Lines, the first comprehensive overview of the work and teaching of the late British artist Roger Ackling (1947–2014). Edited by Emma Kalkhoven, published by Occasional Papers.
The second on-site photo report for Ilana Halperin: Geologic Intimacy (Yu no Hana) by BEPPU PROJECT is now up. BEPPU PROJECTさんより第二回目となる「イラナ・ハルペリン：地質学的むつまじさ（湯の花）」の現地フォトレポートが届きました。
To view the photo report #2, please click here.
The first on-site photo report for our ongoing project Ilana Halperin: Geologic Intimacy (Yu no Hana) by BEPPU PROJECT is now up. 今回「イラナ・ハルペリン：地質学的むつまじさ（湯の花）」プロジェクトをパートナーとしてサポートしていただいているBEPPU PROJECTさんより第一回目の現地フォトレポートが届きました。
To view the photo report #1, please click here.
Two solo exhibitions by one of the most celebrated Japanese artists Tatsuo Kawaguchi will be held at Sankibunko in Kanazawa and Coelacanth – Bushiro Mohri Memorial Museum in Toyama in Japan at the same time from 23 Oct – 16 Nov 2015.
To coincide with the showcases, a new Japanese-English bilingual exhibition catalogue will be published – for which Naoko Mabon is a part of the production team as a translator.
Courtesy of the artists and WAGON
Photography: Fiona Stephen
Cultural Interchange Beyond Languages and Locations
Saturday 12 September 2-4pm at Seventeen
Martyna Benedyka (Artist) | Dr Leslie Mabon (Environmental Sociology, Robert Gordon University) | Chris Yuill (Sociologist, Robert Gordon University) | Caroline Gausden (Gray’s School of Art, SCAN) | Naoko Mabon (Independent Curator, WAGON)
Courtesy SCAN and WAGON
Photography: Kirsty Russell
Nice Dream is an open discussion organised by Grampian Hospital Art Trust (GHAT) and WAGON featuring three speakers who are working within specific contexts to integrate arts into the day-to-day experience of people.
Naoko Mabon has been invited to a talk event as part of RINKOU-KAKU PROJECT 2015.
As a liaison, WAGON has been helping the Fukuoka Dance Fringe Festival organiser to collaborate with a Scottish designer Karen Mabon for their eighth festival PR design. And here we are!
As its very first exhibition curation project, WAGON is currently underway in developing an exhibition for Japanese, US-based artist Kaori Yamashita. The project will invite Kaori for a short stay in Aberdeen to create a new site-specific installation relating to the city.
Container for Art, Container for Ideas.
Thomas A Clark
Container will be a new creative space in the city of Aberdeen, inviting and introducing the best of international and national art to the city.