The Japan Foundation New Delhi is pleased to present the ‘Creative Platform Series’ for encouraging social activities which are initially implemented on experimental basis through international exchange experience by artists from Japan and India. This Creative Platform #6 invites you to the exhibition which is continuation of Artist in Residence 2013 in Summer at Aomori Contemporary Art Centre, Japan (ACAC).  


Exhibition: trans x form in Delhi

Artists    :  Takahiro Iwasaki, Manisha Parekh
Curator  :   Hiroyuki Hattori

*Opening Talk and Preview on 28th February, 2014 at 18:30

Date      : 1st March – 30th April, 2014
(closed on Sundays and Public Holidays)
Time     : 11:00 – 19:00

Venue : The Japan Foundation, New Delhi

Entry Free



Takahiro IWASAKI  was born in Hiroshima, Japan, 1975. Lives and works in Hiroshima. He is a fine art graduate of Hiroshima City University and Edinburgh College of Art’s MFA programme. He gives original form to his materials through a succession of extremely precise, detailed processes. One example is his work which resembles a tower-like steel structure by unraveling thread from a towel. By transforming the weak threads of a towel into the image of a tough, tenacious steel structure, he invites us to modify our perceptions of delicacy and strength.

Manisha PAREKH is Founder and Board member at Khoj International Artists Workshop, India. She has also as worked External Examiner to Painting Department, Faculty of Fine Arts, M.S. University in 2010 and Guest Faculty – Department of Fashion Design, National Institute of Fashion Technology, New Delhi. An artist who produces drawings and structures by administering her own unique brand of abstraction, she is a native of India, which has long traditions of textiles and papermaking. She became intrigued by the various handiworks found in Aomori and has chosen the clusters of giant butterbur that grow around the ACAC as a motif for one of her works there.

Hiroyuki HATTORI, born in 1978, is a Curator of Aomori Contemporary Art Centre [ACAC] of Aomori Public University. He is also the director & the resident of the alternative art space Midori Art Center [MAC]. He received the Master of Architecture from Waseda University, in 2006. He organizes wide range of art projects & Artist-in-Residence projects based on the architectural way of thinking by connecting public and alternative environments.


About ACAC (Aomori Contemporary Art Center)

Aomori Contemporary Art Centre [ACAC] was established with the purpose of helping to shape the original art culture of Aomori City. Offering local citizens the opportunity to appreciate art, as well as participate in exchange activities. ACAC is intended to be a driving force behind a new artistic environment. Taking “art and nature” as our main theme, we plan to develop various programs as an exporter of an art culture, filled with internationality and locality, in this rich natural environment of Aomori City.

The main program is the Artist in Residence program, in which native and international artists are invited to participate. We hold an exhibition and various exchange programs such as projects, workshops, through which the local audience can actually experience the creative process.

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