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Artists in residence at the Villa Kujoyama

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Built in 1992 by architect Kunio Kato on the Higashiyama mountain in Kyoto, the Villa Kujoyama is a place for interdisciplinary exchange. Its purpose is to strengthen intercultural dialogue between France and Japan.

 

20 artists – architects, visual artists, photographers, dancers, film makers, culinary designers, etc. – were hosted there in 2019. Dive into some of their work.

 

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Double diptyque, d’Hugo Capron
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2/11

Double Diptych, by Hugo Capron

This work is one of the two fluorescent-paint canvases that make up Double Diptych. Their arrangement next to one another is left up to the curators at the place of exhibition: the artist himself switched the two canvases around during their creation. Born in 1989, Hugo Capron uses an abstract style of painting descended from conceptual painting. His paintings are intended as physical experiences, beyond mere representation.

Artists in residence at the Villa Kujoyama 2/11
Deux toiles de 230 x 160 cm chacune / Photographie © Fédéric Buisson
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Double diptyque, d’Hugo Capron
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La Big Cérémonie, de Simon Moers & Coline Rosoux
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Pulsion Potion, de Mimosa Echard
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Exil, de Rithy Panh
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Rafales, de Benjamin Bertrand
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Just an Illusion, After Ed Ruscha, tirage jet d’encre pigmentaire sur papier Hahnemühle rag, 95 x 130 cm (2008)
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Caractére et carton d’invitation , de Baldinger.Vu-Huu
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Déjeuner sur terrasse, de l’atelier Laurel Parker Book
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Newscreenlnk, de Christophe Galati
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La Big Cérémonie, de Simon Moers & Coline Rosoux
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3/11

La Big Cérémonie, by Simon Moers & Coline Rosoux

Inspired by many spiritual and religious practices, La Big Cérémonie invites the spectator to attend the festive, joyful and magical rituals of a group of fantastical animals celebrating one of their own, now disappeared. The puppet show was produced in 2016 by Simon Moers, an actor-puppeteer, in collaboration with Coline Rosoux, a sculptor. Simon Moers was trained at the Institut supérieur des arts in Brussels and the École nationale supérieure des arts de la marionnette in Charleville-Mézières.

Artists in residence at the Villa Kujoyama 3/11
Big Cérémonie © 2016 Clare Dietrich
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Double diptyque, d’Hugo Capron
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La Big Cérémonie, de Simon Moers & Coline Rosoux
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Pulsion Potion, de Mimosa Echard
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Exil, de Rithy Panh
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Rafales, de Benjamin Bertrand
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Just an Illusion, After Ed Ruscha, tirage jet d’encre pigmentaire sur papier Hahnemühle rag, 95 x 130 cm (2008)
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Caractére et carton d’invitation , de Baldinger.Vu-Huu
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Déjeuner sur terrasse, de l’atelier Laurel Parker Book
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Newscreenlnk, de Christophe Galati
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Pulsion Potion, de Mimosa Echard
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4/11

Pulsion Potion, by Mimosa Echard

Mimosa Echard’s “Pulsion Potion” exhibition consists of sculptures and films made from natural and industrial debris. It was presented in London in 2017 at the Cell Project Space. Born in Alès in 1986, the artist likes to play on the combination of living and dead materials.

 

Artists in residence at the Villa Kujoyama 4/11
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Double diptyque, d’Hugo Capron
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La Big Cérémonie, de Simon Moers & Coline Rosoux
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Pulsion Potion, de Mimosa Echard
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Exil, de Rithy Panh
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Rafales, de Benjamin Bertrand
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Just an Illusion, After Ed Ruscha, tirage jet d’encre pigmentaire sur papier Hahnemühle rag, 95 x 130 cm (2008)
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Caractére et carton d’invitation , de Baldinger.Vu-Huu
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Déjeuner sur terrasse, de l’atelier Laurel Parker Book
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Newscreenlnk, de Christophe Galati
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Exil, de Rithy Panh
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5/11

Exile, by Rithy Panh

In Exile (2016) Rithy Panh evokes the memory of his relatives who disappeared during the genocide perpetrated by the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia. The Franco-Cambodian director born in Phnom Penh in 1964 is, notably, the creator of France is our Mother Country (“La France est notre patrie”) (2015) and The Missing Picture (“L’Image manquante”) (2013).

Artists in residence at the Villa Kujoyama 5/11
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Double diptyque, d’Hugo Capron
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La Big Cérémonie, de Simon Moers & Coline Rosoux
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Pulsion Potion, de Mimosa Echard
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Exil, de Rithy Panh
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Rafales, de Benjamin Bertrand
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Just an Illusion, After Ed Ruscha, tirage jet d’encre pigmentaire sur papier Hahnemühle rag, 95 x 130 cm (2008)
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Caractére et carton d’invitation , de Baldinger.Vu-Huu
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Déjeuner sur terrasse, de l’atelier Laurel Parker Book
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Newscreenlnk, de Christophe Galati
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Rafales, de Benjamin Bertrand
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6/11

Gusts (“Rafales”), by Benjamin Bertrand

Created in 2017, Rafales is a romantic encounter between the wind, a landscape and a polymorphous couple, almost a hermaphroditic creature. The couple seek out a shared rhythm through the belly-dancing and breathy beats. For Benjamin Bertrand, choreographer, dancer and founder of the company RADAR, which has been based in Poitiers since 2015, dance is where skin, space and sound meet.

Artists in residence at the Villa Kujoyama 6/11
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Double diptyque, d’Hugo Capron
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La Big Cérémonie, de Simon Moers & Coline Rosoux
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Pulsion Potion, de Mimosa Echard
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Exil, de Rithy Panh
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Rafales, de Benjamin Bertrand
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Just an Illusion, After Ed Ruscha, tirage jet d’encre pigmentaire sur papier Hahnemühle rag, 95 x 130 cm (2008)
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Caractére et carton d’invitation , de Baldinger.Vu-Huu
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Déjeuner sur terrasse, de l’atelier Laurel Parker Book
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Newscreenlnk, de Christophe Galati
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Just an Illusion, After Ed Ruscha, tirage jet d’encre pigmentaire sur papier Hahnemühle rag, 95 x 130 cm (2008)
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7/11

Just an Illusion, After Ed Ruscha, by Isabelle Le Minh

An ephemeral sculpture, Just an Illusion, After Ed Ruscha was made with photographic film unmarred by any image. The work is inspired by the Word Paintings of Edward Ruscha, an American photographer who influenced the history of art during the 1960s in the realms of pop art and conceptual art. Born in 1965, a graduate of the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de la Photographie in Arles, Isabelle Le Minh seeks to explore the essence and limits of photography.

Artists in residence at the Villa Kujoyama 7/11
Just an Illusion, After Ed Ruscha , tirage jet d’encre pigmentaire sur papier Hahnemühle rag, 95 x 130 cm, 2008 © Isabelle Le Minh
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Double diptyque, d’Hugo Capron
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La Big Cérémonie, de Simon Moers & Coline Rosoux
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Pulsion Potion, de Mimosa Echard
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Exil, de Rithy Panh
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Rafales, de Benjamin Bertrand
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Just an Illusion, After Ed Ruscha, tirage jet d’encre pigmentaire sur papier Hahnemühle rag, 95 x 130 cm (2008)
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Caractére et carton d’invitation , de Baldinger.Vu-Huu
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Déjeuner sur terrasse, de l’atelier Laurel Parker Book
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Newscreenlnk, de Christophe Galati
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Caractére et carton d’invitation , de Baldinger.Vu-Huu
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8/11

Character and Invitation (“Caractère et carton d’invitation”), by Baldinger.Vu-Huu

This “C” is part of the new visual identity of the Olivier Debre Contemporary Creation Centre in Tours, designed in 2016 by the Baldinger.Vu-Huu graphic design workshop. In 2008, André Baldinger and Toan Vu-Huu created the graphic design workshop which bears their names. He also teaches typography at the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Decoratifs in Paris and the Haute École d’art in Zurich.

 

Artists in residence at the Villa Kujoyama 8/11
Carton d’invitation de l’ouverture du Centre de création contemporaine Olivier Debre à Tours, 2016, © baldinger•vu-huu, André Baldinger et Toan Vu-Huu
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Double diptyque, d’Hugo Capron
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La Big Cérémonie, de Simon Moers & Coline Rosoux
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Pulsion Potion, de Mimosa Echard
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Exil, de Rithy Panh
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Rafales, de Benjamin Bertrand
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Just an Illusion, After Ed Ruscha, tirage jet d’encre pigmentaire sur papier Hahnemühle rag, 95 x 130 cm (2008)
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Caractére et carton d’invitation , de Baldinger.Vu-Huu
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Déjeuner sur terrasse, de l’atelier Laurel Parker Book
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Newscreenlnk, de Christophe Galati
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Déjeuner sur terrasse, de l’atelier Laurel Parker Book
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9/11

Lunch on the Terrace (“Déjeuner sur terrasse"), by the Laurel Parker Book Workshop

This Japanese paper cover was designed to decorate the menu at an event organised in 2016 by Hermès at the Taillevent restaurant in Paris. The Laurel Parker Book Workshop specialises in the design and manufacture of books by artists and exceptionally-presented objects. Laurel Parker is its artistic director, Paul Chamard its production manager.

 

Artists in residence at the Villa Kujoyama 9/11
Papier japonais plié et teinté à la main (technique itajime), couture main en fil doré, emballage papier (technique origata) © Laurel Parker Book
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Double diptyque, d’Hugo Capron
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La Big Cérémonie, de Simon Moers & Coline Rosoux
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Pulsion Potion, de Mimosa Echard
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Exil, de Rithy Panh
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Rafales, de Benjamin Bertrand
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Just an Illusion, After Ed Ruscha, tirage jet d’encre pigmentaire sur papier Hahnemühle rag, 95 x 130 cm (2008)
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Caractére et carton d’invitation , de Baldinger.Vu-Huu
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Déjeuner sur terrasse, de l’atelier Laurel Parker Book
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Newscreenlnk, de Christophe Galati
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Newscreenlnk, de Christophe Galati
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10/11

Save Me Mr Tako, by Christophe Galati

A creator, designer and developer of video games trained at Insart Digital, in 2014 for the 25th anniversary of the Game Boy Christophe Galati produced “Save Me Mr Tako”. The game features Tako as its hero, a small pacifist octopus which saves a woman who has fallen into the water and receives the gift of being able to breathe on the surface in exchange for promising not to hate humanity. “Save Me Mr Tako” was selected for the 2016 Tokyo Game Show.

Artists in residence at the Villa Kujoyama 10/11
© Christophe Galati
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Double diptyque, d’Hugo Capron
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La Big Cérémonie, de Simon Moers & Coline Rosoux
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Pulsion Potion, de Mimosa Echard
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Exil, de Rithy Panh
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Rafales, de Benjamin Bertrand
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Just an Illusion, After Ed Ruscha, tirage jet d’encre pigmentaire sur papier Hahnemühle rag, 95 x 130 cm (2008)
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Caractére et carton d’invitation , de Baldinger.Vu-Huu
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Déjeuner sur terrasse, de l’atelier Laurel Parker Book
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Newscreenlnk, de Christophe Galati
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Newscreenlnk, de Christophe Galati

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L'Institut français et le projet

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The Villa Kujoyama, an artist's residency in Japan, is supported by the Institut français.