Supporting Japan-related programs in European Capitals of Culture

Eco Expanded City_WRO Art Center program_photo by_Zbigniew Kupisz (12)

WRO Art Center: Eco Expanded City Project


Fine Arts

Wide-ranging exhibitions and workshops on the themes of interrelationships among art, society, nature and technology.

Eco Expanded City, an exhibitions-cum-workshops project, has combined series of events, exploring imagined and real, historical and potential relationships within society, art, nature and technology as they are rendered in artistic and design practices, revealing their mutual interpenetrations and interdependences. In this context, Japanese media art has served as a kind of metaphoric laboratory for applied futures in which art, science and technology are equitably employed for the recognition of the world. Cooperation with Japanese artists and guest curators resulted in a selection of splendid installations, video screenings, artist talks and presentations. These collaborations, both ongoing and just initiated, continue within such projects of the WRO Art Center, as the Mots, Crabs, Fluids exhibiton at the Koszyki Hall in Warsaw (October-November 2016) or the 17th Media Art Biennale WRO 2017 Draft Systems (May-June 2017).

Eco Expanded City:

Date Exhibition Japanese participants and their works Venue
13 May – 3 Jul. 2016
UTOPIAS of Expanded City 
Takahiko Iimura, MA: Space/Time in the Garden of Ryoan-Ji
Hajime Narukawa, AuthaGraph
AKI INOMATA, Why Not Hand Over a «Shelter» to Hermit Crabs? (curator: Junya Yamamine)
Akira Wakita, Furnished Fluid 
WRO Art Center, Wrocław
15-19 May, 2016
Ichiro Higashiizumi + Selene creative team, Moonbell
the Mikveh of the White Stork Synagogue, Wrocław
14-31 May, 2016
Synthetic Nature 
exonemo – Kensuke Sembo + Yae Akaiwa, Fireplace (curator: Junya Yamamine)
Kazuhiro Goshima, Shadowland (curator: Koyo Yamashita)
Ai Hasegawa, I Wanna Deliver a Dolphin (curator: Yukiko Shikata)
Takamasa Iwasaki, The Symptoms of Nature: From Four Poems (curator: Yukiko Shikata)
Macoto Murayama, Botech Compositions 
Shota Yamauchi, El Condor Pasa (curator: Yukiko Shikata)
the Pokoyhof Passage,
13 Jul.  – 4 Dec. 2016
Metabolism of the Anthropocene
Ai Hasegawa, I Wanna Deliver A Dolphin, video installation+chart
AKI INOMATA, Why Not Hand Over A «Shelter» To Hermit Crabs? White Chapel Series, video, documentation of artist talk
Hajime Narukawa, Authagraph World Maps, wallpaper, prints + video + video documentation from the Utopias exhibition in WRO Art Center

WRO Art Center, Wrocław

Related Program:

Date Program Japanese participants and their works Venue
15 May 2016
Meta-ecologies. The World Inside Us -screening program with introductory lecture
Hikaru Suzuki, Mr. S and Doraemon
Yoko Kuno, Airy Me
Ayaho Kawakami, Odekake
Ryo Hirano, Paradise
Chiaki Ishizuka, Portrait of Daucus Carota
Natsumi Aoyagi, Incubation Diary
Maaya Miki, On 3.11, Walking Back Home With Growing Soap Bubbles: 2016 ver.
the White Stork Synagogue, Wroclaw
15 May 2016
Ichiro Higashiizumi – artist talk
Ichiro Higashiizumi, Simon Laroche (CA), David Szanto (CA), Lynn Cazabon (US)
the Mikveh of the White Stork Synagogue, Wrocław
15 May,
17, 24, 31  Jul. 7, 14, 21, 28 Aug.


ASA – Japanese Matinée, a screening of Japanese animation for families and children
Shiriagari Kotobuki, Dog & Bone
Yoji Kuri, Funkorogashi
Koji Yamamura, Fig
Yoshihisa Nakanishi, Bio City, Loopic Cube
WRO Art Center, Wrocław
15 May 2016
Authagraph – the new world map, a performative lecture for families and children
Hajime Narukawa
WRO Art Center, Wrocław
17 May 2016
Conference Interfaces, Codes, Symbols. The Future of Communication. Lecture
by Hajime Narukawa – Authagraph World Map – The New View of the World,
lecture, introduction to the session titled The Map and Territory. The
Cartography of Hybrid Reality
Hajime Narukawa
the White Stork Synagogue, Wrocław
8 Jun. 2016
AKI INOMATA – artist talk
AKI INOMATA, Junya Yamamine, Agnieszka Kubicka-Dzieduszycka
WRO Art Center, Wrocław
9 Jun. 2016
Cracks of Reality a screening with introductory lecture
Akihiko Taniguchi, Holly Herndon, Chorus 
Masashi Yokota, Kioku Zenkei 
Michiko Tsuda, She Would Come Back There to See Her Again on the Following Day #1, Occupants and King in the Configuration Forest – Defective Formal Logic #1
Shota Yamauchi, Flying Bread
Eriko Sonoda, Space is the Place
Noriko Koshida, on the shore of the desk, something in the spiral world
WRO Art Center, Wrocław
29 Jun. 2016
Behind the Walls – screening program with introductory lecture
Mikio Okada, hierophanie
Isamu Hirabayashi, Textism
Kazuhiro Goshima, Z Reactor
Isamu Hirabayashi, 663114
Shigeo Arikawa, It Has Already Been Ended Before You See the End
Shunsuke Hasegawa, Vanishing Circuit
Rieko Ouchi, Reply; Repeat Repeated; Delete; Favorite Favorited
Akira Miyanaga, Wavy
WRO Art Center, Wrocław

Co-curator from Japan: 

Yukiko Shikata, Junya Yamamine, Koyo Yamashita

EEC_Pokoyhof_Syntetyczna_Natura_Macoto Murayama (4)

Eco Expanded City_WRO Art Center program_photo by_Zbigniew Kupisz (11)

Eco Expanded City_WRO Art Center program_photo by_Zbigniew Kupisz (7)

Eco Expanded City_WRO Art Center program_photo by_Michal_Woroniak (2)

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