In conjunction with Kitakyushu Biennial 2015 The Fifth, The Private Museum presents the 3rd Kitakyushu Biennial in Singapore: KIMI KIM JALAN JALAN: TAKUJI KOGO + YOUNG-HAE CHANG HEAVY INDUSTRIES. The exhibition consists of several collaborative artworks using multiple screens by international acclaimed artists, Takuji Kogo (Japan) and Korean based art duo, Young-Hae Chang Heavy Industries, made up by Young-Hae Chang (Korea) and Marc Voge (USA).
The highlight of the exhibition is KIMI KIM JALAN JALAN, an anime inspired multilingual satirical monologue made in Japanese, Korean and English through the collaboration of the artists’ cultural backgrounds. Inspired by the multilingualism in Singapore, this narrative consists of fragments of images, sounds and texts of Singapore, performed in the style of an ASMR (autonomous sensory meridian response). KIMI KIM JALAN JALAN is a collaboration specially produced for this exhibition.
STATEMENTS is a collaborative piece created with text animations of the World War II surrender speech by the Japanese Emperor Shōwa, combined with the audio segment of Michael Jackson’s declaration countering accusations of child molestation in 1993. The project was first shown at the Kitakyushu Biennial 2007 and Metro Pictures, New York, in 2013, and at the Kiev Biennial 2015.
KITAKYUSHU BIENNIAL 2015 THE FIFTH is the 5th Kitakyushu Biennial, a bi-annual exhibition organized by the Art Institute Kitakyushu and directed by *CANDY FACTORY PROJECTS, a Japanese based platform for international collaborative multimedia based art projects curated by Takuji Kogo. This year, the Kitakyushu Biennial travels from Berlin to Sweden, Japan and finally Singapore at The Private Museum.
The web project will launch at the KITAKYUSHU BIENNIAL 2015 THE FIFTH