in der Villa Bengel und via Livestream auf dem Instagram Kanal von Jakob Bengel, mit einem Grußwort von Peter Wenzel und einer Einführung von Prof. Eva-Maria Kollischan.
In Kooperation mit der Hochschule Trier lädt die Jakob Bengel-Stiftung Idar-Oberstein seit Mai 2006 Schmuckkünstler*innen ein, als „Artist in Residence“ in der historischen Schmuck- und Uhrenkettenfabrik Jakob Bengel und der Hochschule zu arbeiten. In den Arbeiten, die während ihres Aufenthalts entstehen, spiegeln sie die Atmosphäre der denkmalgeschützten Schmuckmanufaktur und die allgegenwärtige Glitzerwelt der Edelsteine in Idar-Oberstein wider.
University of La Verne, 1950 Third Street, La Verne, CA 91750 Mo-Thu, 11-16 Uhr, Admission free Exhibition: 15. March – 12. May 2022 Curator: Ichiro Irie Finissage & Guided tour with artists: on Sunday, April 24, at 6pm. Artists: Heini Aho, Tanya Aguñiga, Sandra Calvo, TJ Dedeaux-Norris, Renée Lotenero, Sandra Mann, Kyoco Taniyama
I am showing a site-specific installation, “Sound from the Golden Age,” that I made in 2020-2021 during corona lockdown as a prelude to the “About Place.” Supported by: Nomura Foundation, University of La Verne, Pasadena Art Alliance.
Research-based, site-specific installation – Installation with a sound sculpture, 10″ vinyl record of 6 min sound piece (collaboration with Hans Benda), HD videos and cyanotype photography.
I was inspired by the unique regional history and situation of Idar-Oberstein, Germany, the gem centre of Europe. Idar-Oberstein has a history of working with gemstones going back over 500 years. The first major activities started when miners found amethyst and agate in the area around the small towns of Idar and Oberstein in the late 14th century.
13:30 PM Pacific Standard Time (US and Canada)
22:30 PM Central European Time (Germany)
05:30 AM Japan Standard Time
– Dion Johnson (Director of Art Galleries & Distinguished Artist)
– Ichiro Irie (Curator & Artist Curator “About Place”)
– Kyoco Taniyama (Artist)
– Al Clark (University of La Verne professor)
As a prelude to the “About Place” project, Kyoco Taniyama presents the kinetic sound sculpture “Sound from the Golden Age” as an online solo exhibition from March 15 to May 14, 2021. For this presentation, Taniyama looks no further than the history of La Verne itself, and in particular, the history of its once prosperous citrus industry within the context of California’s prominent citrus and agricultural economies.
Curator/artist Ichiro Irie invited Taniyama to develop a work as part of a group exhibition “About Place” at University of La Verne’s Harris Gallery featuring several artists who make work around the concept of place and geography. The exhibition was scheduled to open April, 2020 until the Covid-19 pandemic measures took effect. Like many projects and events around the world, the group exhibition has been postponed until the university can open its doors again to the public.
Please join us Wednesday, April 21 at 1:30 P.M. Pacific Standard Time for an online artist-walk-through where the artist Kyoco Taniyama will be joined by University of La Verne Director of Galleries, Dion Johnson; University of La Verne professor of humanities and the city of La Verne’s oral historian, Al Clark; and “About Place” curator, Ichiro Irie for an intimate conversation about Kyoco Taniyama’s work, the current exhibition and La Verne’s rich heritage as related to the citrus industry.
Nomura Foundation, University of La Verne, Pasadena Art Alliance
Ichiro Irie (Curator & Artist Curator “About Place”), Dion Johnson (Director of Art Galleries & Distinguished Artist), Al Clark (University of La Verne professor), Gonzales Dolores & Ruben, Benjamin Jenkins (University of La Verne assistant professor), Anne E. Collier (Curator of Cultural & Natural History Collections), Susan Davis (Archivist), California Citrus Coop, Marco Brosolo (Recording of the performance), Jördis Volkmann (Silk scree print), STATTLAB, Nico Alexander Taniyama