2016.07.23 - 2016.08.07
¥400(with tea)
□opening hours
Wednesday to Sunday: 12:00-21:00 ※Monday and Tuesday closed
This summer 2016, we are delighted to announce the establishment of Ongoing Collective.

The formation of Ongoing Collective was first proposed by Nozomu Ogawa, Director of Art Center Ongoing, and it consists of 45 startup members (34 artists, 1 musician, 6 curators and 4 coordinators). Ongoing Collective will actively participate in international / domestic exhibitions, symposiums, residency programs and other events.
Ongoing Collective’s aim is to form a flexible and free thinking, organic organization, connected through interpersonal relationships, not by mechanistic functions or formal regulations. No hierarchy exists. All the group's decisions will be made via lateral communication.

Ongoing Collective values the concept of sharing. Ideas and skills are to be shared, as well as physical resources. We believe that even when the walls are high, others may help us climb over by sharing what they have in their hands and minds. This establishment is not to be exclusive of others, but to be inclusive and to be open to various possibilities for collaboration and for forming joint projects on a large scale, both from within and in cooperation with others outside of the group. No more small territorial disputes, this is an attempt to share and aspire to forming common goals together.

Ongoing Collective is not an ideology-based organization, but if there were a core group belief, it would be to “go beyond individualism.” Of course, artists usually work individually, and self-direction often can facilitate creative inspiration and process. However, artists themselves do not need to be individualistic. The establishment of this group hopefully will lead artists into trusting each other, forgiving each other and realizing big projects that may never have been thought possible for an individual to accomplish.

Going beyond the limits of individualism and walking further towards the bright future, with our 44 members, we as Ongoing Collective are now taking the first step of an experiment, with art as a compass in our hands.

Ongoing Collective

Founder / Nozomu Ogawa


If you are interested in Ongoing Collective
We are very excited about possibilities of future collaboration with others outside of Ongoing Collective. International / domestic museums, artist collectives, residency programs and art projects… If you are interested in cooperation, please feel free to contact us.

During the Collective exhibition, a corner of the gallery space will be transformed into a special radio station, “Ongoing Radio.”

As well as various online radio programs, there will be live streaming shows, interviews and performances from the 2nd floor special booth.

July 23(sat) 10:30 - 13:00
『work shop』
act:Sam Andreae、Mio Ebisu

July 23(sat) 19:00-
Opening reception
[admission] ¥1000(with food and one drink)
Performance:Mineki Murata, Takigawa, and more!!

July 24(sun) 19:00-
『Art and Politics』
[admission] ¥1000(with one drink)

July 27(wed) 13:00-19:00
『A 6-Hour Long Conversation』

This is a 6-hour radio show in live by Maiko Jinushi (from Tokyo) and Mirna Bamieh (from Jerusalem/ Palestine).
◾ A Statement by Mirna
A 6-hour long conversation: On personal and collective anxieties, preoccupations, aspirations, and more.

This year, Mirna started conducting different 6-hour durational performances, it started by a 6-hour auto-writing performance that was visible through live feed projection in a café in Marrakech, and now she will be having a conversation with me on the Radio live from Tokyo.

Over the past month, we met regularly, discussing lives that felt worlds apart at times, and one-step away at others. Our practices are inspired by storytelling, and that was our starting point in a personal and professional friendship.

In this performance we will be part of an unwritten script, that we'll let play over us.
Join us and tune on: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/cMz6PXYbxBD

◾ A Statement by Maiko
I and Mirna met in Tokyo last month. She saw my film, then she contacted me.
We met several times and talked various topics.
We were born and grown in far different situation.
After talking each other, we found both of us were interested in telling “personal tales” or “personal histories” on our artistic practices.

“Let’s talk everything in public.”

We decided to do this live performance with a motivation to make this long long conversation as a storytelling rather than an ordinary talk.

◾ Biography
Mirna Bamieh is an artist from Jerusalem/ Palestine.
She obtained a B.A in Psychology from Birzeit University in Ramallah (2002-06). M.F.A. in Fine Arts at Bezalel Academy for Arts and Design in Jerusalem (2011-2013). Ashkal Alwan Home Works study program in Beirut (2013/14).
Her work attempts to understand and contemplate the ever-shifting politics, while equally questioning notions of land and geographies of in-between temporality. Recently, her work looks more at scenarios that take the language of the absurd and the ironical and uses them as tools for political commentary. In addition to that, she is working on developing works that create situational performances that use storytelling as a medium for creating a personal relationship between the participants and the artwork.
She is currently International creator resident at Tokyo Wonder Site.

Maiko Jinushi is an artist from Tokyo.
Jinushi obtained MFA in Painting from Tama Art University, Tokyo in 2010. Jinushi's work has evolved from drawings and novels on the theme of personal tales to the creation of a “new type of literature” that comprehensively combines elements including video, installations and performance. Recent solo exhibition is “A New Experience of Love” (HAGIWARA PROJECTS, Tokyo, 2016). Recent group exhibitions are “RETURN TO: TWS Creator-in-Residence 2015-2016” (TWS Hongo, Tokyo, 2016), “Unusualness Makes Sense” (Chiang Mai University Art Center, Chiang Mai, 2016), “Zero Gravity ” (Matadero Madrid, Madrid, 2015), "Fictive Communities Asia - Koganecho Bazaar 2014" (Kanagawa, Japan, 2014).

July 30(sat) 13:00-
『Ongoing Collective Film Festival』
[admission] ¥1000(with one drink)

July 31(sun) 19:00-
Special Talk
『Art Collectives Today: South East Asia, East Asia and Japan』
Guest:Hajime Matsumoto(Shiroto No Ran)
[admission] ¥1000(with one drink)

August 5(fri) 19:00-
『a society for the study of Occult』
[admission] ¥1000(with one drink)

August 6(sat) 19:00-
『Artistic Family Talk』
[admission] ¥1000(with one drink)

August 7(sun) 17:00 -
Closing Symposium
『Is "Collective" possible?』
[admission] ¥1000(with one drink)

Ongoing Collective

Marico Aoki(artist, Tokyo)

Daisuke Akiba(curator, Tokyo)

Yoko Abe(Art Center Ongoing, Tokyo)

Kyoko Iikawa(management, Kobe)

Takehiro Iikawa(artist, Kobe)

Yugo Isaji(sculptor, Tokyo)

Ayaka Ura(artist, Kanagawa)

Yuichi Eto(artist, Tokyo)

Mio Ebisu(artist, Berlin)

Hiroyuki Oki(artist, Kochi)

Itaru Ogawa(painter, Nagano)

Nozomu Ogawa(Art Center Ongoing, Tokyo)

Maki Katayama(painter, Tokyo)

Kei Kato(curator, Aichi)

Takuro Kotaka(artist, Tokyo)

Yuya Koyama(artist, Tokyo)

Haruka Saito(artist, Tokyo)

Yusuke Saito(sculptor, Kanagawa)

Takafumi Sakanaka(artist, Tokyo)

Keisuke Sagiyama(filmmaker, Tokyo)

Yusuke Shibata(artist, Tokyo)

Hikaru Suzuki(video artist, Fukushima)

Maiko Jinushi(artist, Tokyo)

Akira Takaishi(painter, Tokyo)

Kafumi Takagi(food, Setouchi)

Daisuke Takahashi(painter, Saitama)

Mizuyo Takamura(curator, Tokyo)

Kanako Tada(painter, Tokyo)

Masaya Chiba(painter, Tokyo)

Kazue Naka(coordinator, Gunma)

Tomohiro Nagahata(artist, Tokyo)

Kento Nito(artist, Saitama)

Mana Hayakawa(artist, Kanagawa)

Yosuke Bandai(artist, Tokyo)

Yuhei Higashikata(artist, Hokkaido)

Tetsushi Higashino(artist, Tokyo)

Yukie Hirokawa(Art Center Ongoing, Tokyo)

Hozumi Miyamoto(painter, Tokyo)

Mineki Murata(peformer, Gunma)

Takuya Yamashita(artist, Aichi)

Atsushi Yamamoto(artist, Tokyo)

Takayuki Yamamoto(artist, Aichi)

Emi Yoshida(curator, Tokyo)

Masahiro Wada(artist, Tokyo)

Sam Andreae(musician, Berlin)