Kiki Ando Online Catalogue Launch & Talk Event
Kiki Ando: Highest Mountain and Deepest Bay
Kiki Ando: Highest Mountain and Deepest Bay is a solo exhibition by Kiki Ando, a contemporary Japanese artist based in Melbourne. This exhibition includes over 60 works reflecting Ando’s artistic archive and imaginative world, spanning wearable paper art, hand-built ceramic characters, animation and live performance.
Due to unforeseen circumstances caused by COVID-19, this exhibition was not able to open to the public.
This catalogue will be published on September 25, 2021 (Saturday)
05. Local Sentо̄, A Surviving Tradition
Eloise Rapp and Simonne Goran
14. The Preservation of Sentо̄, an Urban Communication Hub
19. Japanese Tile Culture Cultivated in Sentо̄
25. The Art of Bathing in Japan
35. Excerpt from How To Take A Japanese Bath
45. Exhibition Images
105. List of Works
Header image: Kiki Ando, Pink camellia fragrant incense kimono, 2020-2021. Photos by Rafaela Pandolfini
ONLINE TALK EVENT
Featuring Dr Ricarda Bigolin
September 25, 2021 (Saturday) 2pm AEST
Celebrate the launch of the Kiki Ando: Highest Mountain and Deepest Bay online catalogue with a talk event featuring textile researcher and catalogue contributor Dr Ricarda Bigolin. In her talk, Dr Bigolin will present an overview of the outlier practices between fashion, art and design, particularly in the context of performance, where bodies influence materials to behave and act intuitively, rather than adhering to institutionalised visual arts and design disciplines. By considering the broader conditions around Kiki Ando’s work, her lecture will examine the nuances of such outlier practices.
The livestream will be available for viewing on JPF Sydney’s Facebook page. A recording will be available in an embedded video below after the talk event has concluded.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Dr Ricarda Bigolin
Associate Dean of Fashion and Textiles at RMIT University
Dr Ricarda Bigolin is a designer, educator and researcher who is currently Associate Dean of Fashion and Textiles at RMIT University. Her research questions the social, cultural, ethical and political contexts of fashion production and consumption. Bigolin runs critical fashion practice D&K, which produces garments, performances, exhibitions, texts and films that show in leading art and design museums, galleries, publications and universities globally. Bigolin’s work uses fashion languages and materials to interrogate the broader influence and everyday impact of fashion.
VIDEO WITH COLLABORATORS
Artists in Conversation
Through this video, viewers will have the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of Kiki Ando’s works, and the methods that went into bringing them to life. Kiki Ando, the curator Rafaela Pandolfini and collaborators including Hiroko Ando, Ai Yamamoto and Lee Fiend will discuss in detail the processes behind Kiki Ando’s works, along with her personal experiences and inspirations. The discussion will be accompanied by images of the artworks, as well as the creation process.
The video will be available on September 25, 2021 (Saturday)
KIKI ANDO PROGRAM