Two solo exhibitions by Simon Fujiwara and Jesse Jones will be on display at Artsonje from February 2 until March 24, 2013.

Simon Fujiwara, born in London from a Japanese architect father and British dance mother,  creates structures and performs within them. His recent work ‘Rehearsal for a Reunion (with the Father of Pottery) was a structure representing the reunion between him and his distant Japanese father through a ceramics workshop.

Reunion (with the Father of Pottery), 2011-2012, Mixed media installation and performanceInstallation view at Dvir Gallery, Tel Aviv, Photo by Elad Sarig
Reunion (with the Father of Pottery), 2011-2012, Mixed media installation and performance
Installation view at Dvir Gallery, Tel Aviv, Photo by Elad Sarig

Artsonje is simultaneously introducing another solo exhibition by Dublin-based artist Jesse Jones. Her new film piece ‘The Other North’ (2012) is inspired by a period referred to as “The Troubles”, the ethno-political conflict between Protestant and Catholic communities between the late 1960s and the mid 1990s in Northern Ireland.

Her focus is a film called The Steel Shutter, which documents “a conflict resolution therapy session” held by American psychologist Carl Rogers in the early 1970s with individuals from various political and socioeconomic backgrounds in Northern Ireland. Using transcripts of the therapy sessions as scripts to be performed by actors as verbatim theatre, Jones restages the event in Korea, re-enacting the film with eleven Korean actors.

The Other North, 2012Film production still, Photo by Jin-hee Kim
The Other North, 2012
Film production still, Photo by Jin-hee Kim

A Screening & Talk is held on February 2 at 4pm at the B1 Arthall.

Kyungso Park’s Gayageum performance is schedule the same day at 6:30pm on the third floor.

More info on Artsonje.org