Kenji Yamada is an artist who carries out social practice and activities to share conﬂicts and paradoxes within international society. These conﬂicts and paradoxes emerge from application and misuse of ethnographical wisdoms, remains and modern heritages, including war ruins in a particular cultural area. He complexly questions undiﬀerentiated historical views and public interest by cooperating with citizens to publicize and reveal historical artifacts that have been buried by the construction of public spaces to society.
Kenji Yamada has exhibited at 3331 Arts Chiyoda, Tokyo; Yang Art Museum, Beijing; and Morgue Gallery, Chelsea College of Arts, London, among others.yamadakenji.org
Residents from Japan
Anna Witt’s artistic practice is performative, participatory, and political. She creates situations that reflect interpersonal relationships and power structures as well as conventions of speaking and acting. Passers-by in public spaces, or specifically selected people and groups, are drawn into her experimental arrangements, usually in a directly physical way. The tasks range from repeated imitation of specifically coded gestures to the development of complex choreographies, and give the participants opportunities for individual articulation and authorship.
Anna Witt has exhibited work at Belvedere 21, Vienna; Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul; and KW Institue for Contemporary Art, Berlin, among others.annawitt.net
Events & Exhibitions
Residents from Germany
Maja Bekan’s work explores and questions mediation and delegation of artwork production. She is interested in a collaborative and social approach to explore personal histories, truths, economies and social relations. Bekan works on long-term research-based projects that involve different levels of collaboration, presented to the public in the form of performances, site-specific environments, and video/audio/text-based installations.