Busan

The term ‘Totatoga’ is composed of ‘TO’ from ‘Tolerance’ in French. It bears the meaning of toleration, consideration of cultural diversity. The meaning of ‘TATO’ is that artists and citizens are living and sharing both respectively and together. (It is called “따로또같이 [Taro Togattchi]” in…

Annual Meeting 2019 Kaohsiung

Now that we are not familiar with the unknown, why not keep coexisting with it and enjoy wandering and drifting with the ocean in pursuit of answers? According to the dictionary, “lang-dang (浪宕)” indicates wandering without any purposes, while “lang-lang-dang-dang (浪浪宕宕)” refers to a carefree…

ASCENDING AND DESCENDING-WHITE AND POLAR NIGHT/
RINTARO HARA

The amount of daylight in Finland varies greatly according to the season. From the white nights of the arctic summer to the darkness of the polar nights, Finland is home to natural phenomena which do not occur in Japan. In his installation at Gallery Forum…

OUR PLASTIC / so+ba

Due to growing awareness of the need to prevent marine pollution, there is now an international movement to reduce single-use plastic products such as straws. Living a more eco- friendly lifestyle is now a global trend. Zou-no-hana Terrace, too, is taking efforts to reduce plastic…

HUMAN FACES / Rahel Bruns

Rahel Bruns an artist who has been producing art works in the motif of the worlds surrounding her and the strangeness she feels in her everyday life. Over the two years from 2011, she had been carrying out a project on the theme of the…

Soup Tasting River Yokohama ― Hamburg / Miku Sato

This project aims to taste the water from the river flowing through the city by cooking traditional local soup. Since 2011, this project has been conducted at different locations around the world. This time, a performance was held by providing soup to the audience made…

ANNUAL MEETING 2017 Shanghai

Directors and artists:San Diego: James A Enos (Director / The Periscope Project), Tim Schwartz (Artist)Hamburg: Michael Kress (Artist, Director / FRISE), Torsten Bruch (Artist)Yokohama: Tsutomu Okada, Yoshie Ota (Director), Duncan Mark (Interpreter)Shanghai: Zhang Xi (Director / Halcyon Gallery), Wu Hong (Artist) Groningen: Jan Derek Diekema…

Annual Meeting 2016 Hamburg

For the third time artists, cultural activists, and theorists from different countries gather for the Port Journey annual meeting, which will be held in September 15-18th 2016 in Hamburg, Germany, at the Art Center HyCP/FRISE. Port Journey, an international network for art and culture, will…

Annual Meeting 2015 GWANGJU

PORT JOURNEYS DIRECTORS MEETING IN GWANGJU DIRECTORS AND ARTISTS: Gwangju: Siyon Jin (Director / Artist)San Diego: James A Enos, Moly G Enos (Director / The Periscope Project), Patrick Shields (Artist)Hamburg: Michael Kress (Artist, Director / FRISE) Yokohama: Tsutomu Okada, Yoshie Ota (Director), Kyota Takahash (Artist)…

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Annual Meeting 2014 Yokohama

2014/09/12 (FRI)19:00 Reception 2014/09/13 (SAT) 12:00 Kazuaki SEKI, Kanto Gakuin University: Khabarovsk/Vladivostok/Yokohama exchange program with Far Eastern Russia Masanobu ITO, Japan Foundation (Program Director of Visual Arts Art and Culture Department): International cultural exchange ringing Japanese art beyond the sea Presentations by representatives of 6…

ADORE / Michael Kress

ABOUT THE PROJECTThe Yokohama-Hamburg Conversation, initiated by Michael Kress (HyCP/Hamburg), and Zou-no-Hana Terrace in Yokohama, was an exchange involving over 30 Yokohama-based artists; including talks, workshops and a collective video performance. The exchange focused on the role of artists, artist-runspaces, and the tradition of autonomous…

HAMBURGER ILLUSTRATED ENCYCLOPEDIA / Aki Inomata

A picture painted of things collected by local citizens that are thought to really represent Hamburg. The “Hamburger Illustrated Encyclo- pedia” is exhibited floating on the Elbe River. The artwork of Aki Inomata is a collection of anthropological miniatures. She shows how to arrange within…

KAN-BUTSU / HARUNA NAKAYAMA

KAN-BUTSU BASEL This was a performance conducted by overlapping the layers of culture in producing dried goods by traditional Japanese methods in Switzerland’s climate, similar to Japan. Processing more typically Swiss foods such as dairy products and meats, I entertained and served soup to visitors…

SPACESHIP KARI-NUI / RISA SATO

DIRECTORS NOTE–suddenly appeared in our life– Risa Sato: Spaceship ‘Kari-nui’In partnership with ZOU-NO-HANA Terrace, Japanese artist Risa Sato presented ‘Kari-nui’ at West Space in Melbourne in May-June 2013. The back gallery of West Space was used as a working studio space for Risa, and displayed…

MARITIME CRAFT / PATRICK SHIELDS & TIM SCHWARTZ

Maritime Craft is a project/installation that explores the port landscapes of San Diego and Yokohama. The project documents a singular object and the world it sees. Floating on the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Japan and California, the object absorbs visual data with multiple…

PRUE CROME

Upon discussion with directors and curators of arts, city officers, government staff and others in Yokohama and Melbourne, “PORT JOURNEY Yokohama ⇄ Melbourne” formed a partnership with West Space, Melbourne’s leading artist-run organization in December 2011. In support of Melbourne-based curator, Zara Stanhope, we invited…

JAN DERK DIEKEMA

As an artist Diekema is focused on social networks, behavior and urbanism. Diekema works in the disciplines of research, media-art and writing. Since 2007 he is involved in organizing several creative/artist communities and cultural spots in the northern part of the Netherlands. He started this…

TORSTEN BRUCH

Torsten Bruch (b. 1973) is a visual and acting artist born in Hannover, Germany. He is now living in Hamburg. The starting point of Bruch is the search for the other within the self by different strategies of role play. Meeting the self by addition…

TSUTOMU OKADA

Born in 1963 at Yokohama, Japan. In 1988, started to work for Spiral/Wacoal Art Center. Currently works as chief curator and artistic director for Zou-no-hana Terrace since 2009, artistic director for Dogo Onsenart 2014 since 2014. past work: curator for official art program in EXPO2005,…

CHIHHUNG LIU

ChihHung Liu, born in Hsinchu (Taiwan) in 1985. He graduated from M.F.A Program, Department of Fine Arts at Taipei National University of the Arts. He is a freelancer/artist who lives and works in Taipei currently. Recent art projects embody his understanding of life and his…

ANDY AYAKA YAMAMOTO

She was born in Kanagawa in 1992. Her work deals with the concept of how to visualize invisible things which exist between herself and others. While she works with a range of media to create 3D objects and video installations, recent work uses sugar crystallization…

RINTARO HARA

Artist. Born in Yokohama in 1973. He mainly creates kinetic installations with the keyword of “conversion.” His recent exhibitions were shown in “Synthesis” at the Reykjavík Art Museum in Iceland in 2014, “The Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial” in Niigata in 2015, “Railway Museum Exhibition” at Taro…

RAHEL BRUNS

Rahel Bruns was born in 1979 in Filderstadt Germany. She is an artist based in Hamburg and creates sculptor which were shown in many countries. She got various scholarships and was awarded many prizes. She did her Master in Fine Arts in 2009 at the…

MARKUS KÅHRE

Studied at the University of Industrial design, philosophy at the University of Helsinki and in the sculpture department of the Academy of fine art Helsinki. He usually makes installations in space in which he plays with our perceptions and senses of reality. He has been…

JAIME IBANEZ

Graduated as a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Minerva Academie (The Netherlands) in 2007 and currently works as an artist and performer in Groningen. His work can be described as experiments in storytelling, showing the different layers of a story, the emotions of characters, objects,…

MIKU SATO

Born in Japan in 1985, Miku Sato studied at Musashino Art University in Tokyo.Her practice focuses on relationships of intervals and spaces that exist between the public and the private, individual and social or between passivity and proactivity in art. She explores new perspectives on…

LU YANG

Lu Yang was born in 1984 in China. She graduated from the China Academy of Art in 2010 and is now based in Shanghai. Her practice combines video, installation, and digital painting in her explorations of such themes as science, biology, religion, mass culture, subculture,…

Prue Crome

Crome’s art focuses on the phenomenological interrelationship of the viewer to the objects and space around them. Her immersive installations use light and colour as transformative tools to emphasize specific universal events that exist in the everyday such as the phenomena of reflections, light rays,…

Risa Sato

Born in Tokyo 1972. Risa Sato carries the ‘Risa Campaign’ project both nationally and internationally, where she wanders around in towns together with her own artwork. The way she communicates with people is so unique that her works also appears as large-scale sculptural/public artworks. Her…

YOSHIE OTA

Born in 1972. Ota is curator for Spiral/Wacoal Art Center and program manager for several art projects happened in Zou-no-hana Terrace (Yokohama), Kashiwa-no-ha Campus (Chiba) and other areas in Japan. currently managing projects in Dogo Onsenart 2014 as associated curator and Port Journeys at Zou-no-hana…

SO+BA

susanna baer and alex sonderegger were born in switzerland. they started their design studio «so+ba», in tokyo in 2001. with their experiences in graphic design and advertising in switzerland and japan, as well as a good understanding of the two very different cultures, cross-cultural communication…

TIM SCHWARTZ

Tim Schwartz (b. 1981 Boston, Massachusetts) is a Los Angeles-based artist, technologist, and activist who makes works of art focused on technology, information, privacy, and how our culture absorbs changes in these areas. He received a BA in Physics from Wesleyan University and an MFA…

James Enos

James Enos (b. 1975 Lafayette, Indiana) is an Assistant Professor of Art and Chair of Studio Core at the University of Georgia, where his research engages issues of architecture, activism and social practice in an effort to understand how public culture responds to social and…

San Diego (CA)

San Diego (CA) is a sunbelt port city on the Pacific coast of the Southwestern United States located south of Los Angeles. As a region, it owes any understanding of itself to a complex account of transborder politics and cultural histories. Most notably, as an…

Haruna Nakayama

Haruna Nakayama was born in Chiba, Japan, and completed studies at Toyko University of Fine Arts. She conducts community design projects and food×art workshops in Japan and abroad. Establishing the non-profit organization Food Designers Network in 2012, she also runs the food-and-products workshop Studio Ferment.

Groningen

The city is nationally known as the “Metropolis of the North” and as “Martinistad” referring to the tower of the Martinitoren, named after its patron saint Martin of Tours. Although Groningen is not a very large city, it does have an important role as the main urban centre…

MICHAEL KRESS

Michael Kress, is a conceptual artist, born in 1964, in Munich, Germany, living in Hamburg. The focus of his work is semiotics and language as a normative moment in the construction of a media-identity.

HELSINKI

Forum Box aims to be a space open for all forms of art. We present contemporary artists, both Finnish and international, established and emerging. We organise each month an art exhibition plus several live arts events – meetings with the artists exhibiting, performance art, concerts,…

SHANGHAI

Based in the all-embracing metropolis of Shanghai, Modern Art Museum (MAM) focuses on diversity, equality, exchange and education. With an open mind the museum introduces classic art in the West and the East and innovative creations in all the creative fields. The museum pays no…

YOKOHAMA

Zou-no-hana Terrace initiated the “PORT JOURNEYS” project in 2011, to build relations upon an axis of cross-cultural exchange, through the collaboration of world port municipalities engaged in creative community development, cultural facilities, and artists.Zou-no-hana Terrace forms a hub for Yokohama City’s vision of “Creative City…

HAMBURG

The platform project Hyper Cultural Passengers (HyCP) questions the myth of the autonomous – and thereby self-sufficient – subject and proposes instead the figure of the hypercultural passenger. This passenger embarks a metaphorical – and a real – journey: The passenger leaves behind the Mainland of fixed identity and navigates towards “Relocations of Thinking” (Francois Jullien), thereby inquiring and reinterpreting the seemingly fixed and inseparable connection of culture and identity.

Timeline

2012 YOKOHAMA ⇄ MELBOURNE / Prue Crome2012 YOKOHAMA ⇄ SAN DIEGO / Patrick Shields and Tim Schwartz2013 MELBOURNE ⇄ YOKOHAMA / Risa Sato2014 HAMBURG ⇄ YOKOHAMA / Aki Inomata 2016An exchange program between Shanghai has been substantiated this year. The exhibition to which Lu Yang…

YUI INOUE

Yui Inoue was born in Aichi, Japan, in 1983. Making use of familiar techniques of weaving and knitting developed in the context of daily life, Ms. Inoue’s work specializes in site-specific installations.