Peter McDonald: Visitor

2011.4.16 (Sat.) -
2012.3.20 (Tue.)

Information

Period :
2011.4.16 (Sat.) - 2012.3.20 (Tue.)
10:00 - 18:00 (until 20:00 on Fridays and Saturdays)
Venue :
21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa
Closed:
Mondays, July 19, September 20, October 11, December 29-January 1 and January 10 (Open on May 2, July 18, August 15, September 19, October 10, January 2, 3, 9 and March 19)
For More Information:
21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa
Phone: +81-76-220-2800
Facsimile: +81-76-220-2802
E-Mail: info@kanazawa21.jp

About the Exhibition

With this edition, the Kanazawa Youth Dream Challenge Art Programme (*1) breaks new ground by setting its sights on an overseas artist. The Program invites the young, internationally recognized, UK-based artist Peter McDonald to develop an art project for the first time in Japan, marking the first international edition of the Program. Through the “act of painting,” McDonald, at the core of the project, rubs shoulders with others, lightly traversing the boundary between genres, genders, countries and the everyday and the extraordinary. As young people (*2) participate in the work, they experience the diversity of and possibilities for communication. Beginning with a painting exhibition and the production of a wall installation at the museum, various extemporaneous programs will be held using the exhibition space as a stage. As McDonald interacts with the city and the people of Kanazawa, his painted world will permeate the city, establishing pliable onnections between one person and another, and between people and places through the fundamental language of expression we know as painting.

*1.
Launched in 2007 adopting the methodology of the Zon Moderna outreach program at the Moderna Museet in Stockholm, Sweden, the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa's unique program takes the form of a long-term project-based exhibition involving an artist-in-residence, work-in-progress and workshops. Targeted mainly at young people 18-39 years of age, participants in the Programme work together to rediscover and to grow their view of themselves and of the world. Based on the results of the past four stagings of the Programme, 2011 marks its further development as a case-study compilation of the Museum's key concept of “museum as mediator”.

*2.
Participants
Wall painting members (active April 20–June 5): 9
Project members (active June 5–end of March, 2012): 12

Related Events

Special Performance: Circulation – Circulating Landscape
Date/ time: Sunday, February 19, 2012 19:00 (doors open 18:45)
Venue: Theater 21, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa
Performers: NAKANISHI Yuko, KCS Nakanishi Yuko Dance Space, OGAWA Takuro (saxophone) Video: Peter McDonald: Visitor: Takasago Scroll
    (Animation: KAZUMA Ryohei)
Admission: Free
Make An O t h e r Head!
Date/ time: Saturday, February 25, 2012
[Session 1] 10:00–12:00 [Session 2] 14:00–16:00 (same program each session)
Venue: Disco (21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Gallery 13)*
*Meet in front of Lecture Hall, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa
Admission: Free (with same-day ticket to Collection or Special exhibition)
For: All ages (children under 8 must be accompanied by a guardian)
Limit: 10 participants (6 children) (registration will be close when limits have been reached)
Studio Disco: Panorama painting – painting and connecting in Disco
Date/ time: Sunday, February 26, 2012 10:00–12:00
Venue: Disco (21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Gallery 13)*
*Meet in front of Lecture Hall, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa
Admission: Free (with same-day ticket to Collection or Special exhibition)
For: All ages (children under 8 must be accompanied by a guardian)
Limit: 10 participants
Masking Painting – Disappearing Lines and Emerging Shapes
Date/ time: Saturday, March 3, 2012 10:30–14:30 (lunch break: one hour)
Venue: Disco (21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Gallery 13)*
*Meet in front of Lecture Hall, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa
Admission: Free (with same-day ticket to Collection or Special exhibition)
For: All ages (children under 8 must be accompanied by a guardian)
Limit: 10 participants

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Salon

Venue: Long-Term Project and other locations
Period: Saturday, April 16, 2011 – Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Admission: Free
Exhibition of 13 paintings and 25 drawings

Who are the people with the big heads who have continuously made appearances in the paintings of Peter McDonald? The emphasis in this project is placed on an open dialogue between the artist and the
viewer, born through his or her encounter with a body of McDonald's works created since 2002 exhibited at the Museum. The aim of this dialogue is to expand the painted world of the artist to the environment in which the viewer lives.

On April 30, McDonald began asking visitors to "Write me a letter". Letters dropped in the postbox beside the entrance to the "Salon" exhibition were forwarded to the artist. McDonald responded, and
from the postcards sent, dialogue further developed.
(In the period from April 30 through 19 June, the artist received 1033 letters)

Disco

Venue: Gallery 13 and other locations
□Gallery / Saturday, June 18, 2011 – Friday, September 16, 2011
 Admission: Free
□Disco / Saturday, September 17, 2011 – Tuesday, March 20, 2012
 Admission: required

The project began with McDonald's painting unfurling in three dimensions, on all four walls of the
gallery, a surface measuring six meters in height and a total of around seventy meters in length.
The wall painting McDonald and the wall painting team began working on in late April is opened to the
public as a 'gallery' on Saturday, June 18.
The project will also continue to evolve. Living up to its title, "Disco", the space will occasionally set the
stage for disco, DJ, performance, workshop and other events starting Saturday, September 17.
The wall painting project allows participants (*) in the workshop not only to engage in the production of
the wall painting, but also, after the painting is completed, the venue, as a stage for self-expression, can
be expanded into a place for planning and implementing the programs. In this place, every single viewer
and the various events become the principal characters in Peter McDonald’s painting space.

* Participants
Wall painting members (active April 20–June 5): 9
Project members (active June 5–end of March, 2012): 12

Production Support: Yusuke ISHIKAWA
See more↓↓
http://web.me.com/walleryusukeishikawa/Peter_Mcdonald_Disco/title.html

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Spiral – Amit Roy: Indian Classical Music Live

Date/Time: Sunday, March 11, 2012 16:00
Venue: “Disco” (21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Gallery 13)
Admission: Free (with same-day ticket to Collection or Special exhibition)


An encounter between the Indian classical melodies of Amit Roy and the painting installation Disco.

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Home Disco

An ongoing project showcasing Hokuriku-based DJs organized exclusively for the "Disco" exhibition.
The first two-day staging will feature "Special DJs".

Dates: Saturday, September 17, 2011 - March 2012
Venue: 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Gallery 13

Special DJs
Date/ time: Saturday, September 17, 13:30
Performers: DJ Yoshimitsu / Hiroyuki Doi (everyday records)
Date/ time: Sunday, September 18, 13:30
Performers: Lomanchi (Aspara&PPTV)
Admission: No charge (with a same-day ticket to the Collection exhibition or Special exhibition)

Buffalo Daughter Live

Internationally acclaimed Buffalo Daughter present the ultimate
collaboration with Peter McDonald's work/space.

Date/ time: Sunday, September 18, 2011 18:30
Venue: 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Gallery 13*
*Entrance differs from that of the exhibition space
Admission: No charge
Performers: Buffalo Daughter (Sugar Yoshinaga, Yumiko Ohno, MoOoG
Yamamoto + Atsushi Matsushita)

Buffalo Daughter
Formed in 1993 by Sugar Yoshinaga (guitar, vocals, tb-303, tr-606), Yumiko Ohno (bass, vocals, electronics) and MoOoG Yamamoto (turntable, vocals), Buffalo Daughter is known for their "aggressive" live performances. They enjoyed robust sales of their debut album on an independent Tokyo label, and as a result of passing samples of their music on to Luscious Jackson, who was on tour in Japan, Buffalo Daughter signed with the Beastie Boys' label Grand Royal Records in 1996. After touring major US cities, they expanded their activities worldwide to countries including the UK, France and Germany. Their popularity continued to build into the new century, and they released successive albums even after moving to V2 Records. Commensurate with being voted one of the 100 most respected Japanese people by Newsweek Japan in 2006, they have continued to garner attention at home and abroad. In 2010 they launched their own label, Buffalo Ranch. Together with guest drummer Atsushi Matsushita, they will release their first new album in four years, The Weapons Of Math Destruction.

Reading Picture Books

Hands-on play and picture-book reading amidst the work of Peter
McDonald.
Date/ time:
Saturday, August 6, 2011 14:00-14:30
Sunday, August 7, 2011 11:00-11:30
Monday, September 19, 2011 14:00-14:30
Saturday, October 22, 2011 11:00-11:30
Saturday, November 26, 2011 11:00-11:30
Saturday, January 14, 2012 14:00-14:30
Meeting Place: 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa,
Lecture Hall

Admission: No charge
Language: Japanese
For: All ages from children* and adults (*young children should be accompanied by a guardian)

Shipping Salon

On April 30, McDonald began asking visitors to "Write me a letter". Letters dropped in the postbox beside the entrance to the "Salon" exhibition were forwarded to the artist. McDonald wrote responses, and since mid-September they have been reaching their recipients.
Stay tuned to find out how the dialogue will develop.
(In the period from April 30 through 19 June, the artist received 1033 letters)

God, 2011

Cigarette Box in Town

During his residence in Kanazawa, artist Peter McDonald has left his mark (Cigarette Box) with the people and places he has encountered. Where will it be left? And where will it migrate? This only the artist hand the people he meets can determine.

Untitled, 2011

Scroll Story

Special exhibit of works with Noh motifs by Peter McDonald.
Period: Saturday, October 1, 2011 - Tuesday, March 20, 2012
(Exhibits change, Monday November 21)
Venue: Kanazawa Noh Museum
Organized by: Kanazawa Noh Museum,
21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa
[Kanazawa Art Promotion and Development Foundation]


Video: Takasago Scroll
Screening in front of Gallery 13, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa
Friday, January 13 – Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Animation: KAZUMA Ryohei

For Takasago Scroll Peter McDonald took as his theme the Noh play Takasago. A “scrolling” video in which paintings depicting four scenes are joined in a single scroll was made by a project participant.

Study for Arrival, 2011

Cycling

A Peter McDonald painting appears on the exterior signboard of the MODEL-T cycle shop.
Period: Monday, January 23 – Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Venue: MODEL-T (2-8-17 Katamachi, Kanazawa)
Hours 11:00–19:00 (closed Thursdays)
On exhibit: Peter McDonald’s Arrival on the shop’s exterior signboard

Roll Café Roll Cakes, 2011

Café

Café & Cake TOMO, a cafe visited by Peter McDonald on many occasions, will display a selection of his work for a limited time.

Period: Saturday, January 28 – Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Venue: Café & Cake TOMO (1-2-20 Hirosaka, Kanazawa)
Hours: 8:00–17:00 Monday to Friday, 12:00–17:00 Saturdays and Sundays
On exhibit: 12 drawings, Installation on windows

Kanazawa Florist, 2011

Kanazawa Drawings

Presenting a new series of drawings inspired by various experiences while putting together the show, and during McDonald's time in Kanazawa.

Period: Tuesday, January 31 – Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Venue: “Disco” (21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Gallery 13)
On exhibit: More than 40 drawings

Related Publications

Peter McDonald: Visitor Book 1

54 color plates of works by the artist including those in exhibition in Kanazawa
Planned release: September 2011
Price: ¥ 2,625
Published by FOIL Co., Ltd.

Peter McDonald: Visitor Book 2

Documentation of the this Program in Kanazawa
Planned release: March 2012
Published by FOIL Co., Ltd.

Call for team members

*Application is closed.
Orientations
Wednesday, April 20, 2011 18:30 - 19:30
Saturday April 23 15:00 - 16:00
Sunday May 8 15:00 - 16:00
Wednesday, May 11 18:30 - 19:30
Venue: 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa Meeting Room 1

For more information click here!

Artist Profile

Peter McDonald

Peter McDonald (born in Tokyo in 1973, based in London) captures the act of painting as performance. In 2002, while painting a series of works based on performers on stage, a character with a large head appeared. Thereafter, with the image of this character at the core of his visual language, he expresses, with abbreviated iconography and rich colors, everyday situations. These have included: concerts, airports, a bakery, hair salons, classrooms, museums and cafés among many others. He has also referenced the creativity of historical painters such as Henri Matisse and Lucio Fontana.
McDonald was the winner of the UK's John Moores Painting Prize in 2008.


Translation from Japanese: Pamela Miki
Web icon: Design direction åbäke & Peter McDonald.

Images

    Me Painting, 2010
    acrylic gouache on canvas
    H76 x W104 cm

    Purple Salon, 2004
    acrylic gouache on canvas
    H140 x W200 cm

    Disco, 2009
    acrylic gouache on canvas
    H76 x W100cm

    Mother and Child and the Sea, 2010
    acrylic gouache on paper
    H29.5 x W21 cm

    Hidden Weapons, 2006
    acrylic gouache on canvas
    H200 x W200 cm
    private collection

    All images of the works: Courtesy the artist and Kate MacGarry, London



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    "Peter McDonald: Visitor - Salon"
    Installation View
    21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa

    "Peter McDonald: Visitor - Salon"
    Installation View
    21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa

    "Peter McDonald: Visitor - Salon"
    Installation View
    21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa

    "Peter McDonald: Visitor - Disco"
    Installation View
    21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa

    "Peter McDonald: Visitor - Disco"
    Installation View
    21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa

    "Peter McDonald: Visitor - Disco"
    Installation View
    21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa

Organizers

Organized by:
21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa (Kanazawa Art Promotion and Development Foundation)
Co-organized by:
British Council
Grants from:
Japan Foundation for Regional Art-Activities, Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation
In Cooperation with:
bonnyColArt Co., Ltd