great feature in the latest issue by damn magazine! jan-febr 2018
17-11 WOnderfull opening at Tokyo Teien Art Museum!
After a month of work in Tokyo I created this site specific work for the Teien Art Museum titled Oranda no kakehashi.
The piece gives my view on both the Dutch and the Japanse identity. It is based on Deshima, the artificial fan-shaped island in the port of Nagasaki that acted as the Dutch trading post in Japan from 1641 to 1859. The Japanese still credit the Dutch for opening the window to the Western world. The piece is presented in the former dining room op the prince of Japan.
2-9 I am currently working in Tokyo! from sept 1- 22 for the tokyo metropolitan art museum!
15 -9 Lecture at embassy of the netherlands in tokyo
Pre-event for the exhibition “Decoration never dies, anyway” at the Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum
Date: Friday 15th September 2017
Venue: Deshima Lounge, Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands 3-6-3 Shibakoen, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-0011
Language: English: Q&A consecutive interpretation possible if necessary
No entrance fee
Summary: Dutch artist Nynke Koster takes “molds” of interior pieces of historical buildings using silicone rubber and creates from them furniture / sculptures. Shifting the perspective and using unexpected material, a piece of “furniture” simultaneously serves as a functional object and a new autonomous work of art. This approach allows her to reinvigorate the decoration to a physical, tangible presence in space, and to re-appropriate the history of architecture with memories of those who once lived there. This year, she will participate in an upcoming group exhibition, Decoration never dies, anyway (November 18, 2017 to February 25, 2018) in the Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum, which is her very first in Japan. In September, she stays in Tokyo for three weeks creates a new site-specific work especially for this exhibition. On this opportunity, she will introduce her unique approach with her previous works and her ongoing project in Tokyo.
Please use the following link to apply: LINK (google docs) (☜Click) Deadline for application is 13 September. However due to limitations in capacity of the venue, we might close the application before the deadline.
Inquiries about the exhibition: Ms. Tanaka, Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum firstname.lastname@example.org
Inquiries about the Artist talk: Ms. Nakano, Netherlands Embassy Mariko.email@example.com