Export > Import is a collaborative project of the artists Ikuhisa Sawada, Osamu Sakuma and Hiroyuki Arikawa of Alternative Space The White in Tokyo (JP) with the Dutch artists Maarten Schuurman and Esther Brakenhoff. Together they explore the possibilities for developing and presenting long-distance work in pandemic times. Works have been made in both Amsterdam and Tokyo that thematizes distance, communication and mobility. These works were then sent in a specially made container to the other location by means of freight post without courier/artist. The works are accompanied by an installation manual that can be interpreted flexibly by the receiving artists. The works thus move autonomously beyond the intentions and preferences of the initial maker.
This project is made possible by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Japan.
Hiroyuki Arikawa & Ikuhisa Sawada at ps. K_o_t_, Amsterdam (NL), 2021
Ikuhisa Sawada & Osamu Sakuma at ps. K_o_t_, Amsterdam (NL), 2021
Osamu Sakuma at ps. K_o_t_, Amsterdam (NL), 2021
Esther Brakenhoff & Maarten Schuurman, the White, Tokyo (JP), 2021
Esther Brakenhoff & Maarten Schuurman at the White, Tokyo (JP), 2021