A collaborative art exhibition by Vietnamese & Japanese artists: CAMAMOTO “On Each Milestone”

Emerging Artist Series 01: CAMAMOTO


The Japan Foundation Center for Cultural Exchange in Vietnam proudly presents an art exhibition “On Each Milestone” by CAMAMOTO, a collaborative art unit formed by two artists: Hoang Duong Cam (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam / b.1974) and Takayuki Yamamoto (Nagoya, Japan / b. 1974).



The exhibition is a part of the project entitled “Emerging Artist Series,” in which the Japan Foundation Center for Cultural Exchange in Vietnam aims to introduce young promising artists to broader audience (the project will be held three or four times a year).



Mr. Cam & Mr. Yamamoto met each other during the artist-in-residence program in Tokyo (JENESYS creator invitation program for Mr. Cam), and got mutually interested in the performative aspects of each other’s characters and growing / living conditions. Both were born in same year, but in different countries. Both are Asian artists but have different cultural background. Both were raised in a single parent family but one with father, another with mother.



The interestingly twisted resembles and differences inspired them to find another oneself within the other artist’s body and mind, and CAMAMOTO (CAM + YAMAMOTO = CAMAMOTO) started to explore the probability of alternative life, humorously playing roles of imaginary twin brothers through video work, live performance, etc.



In this exhibition, latest video works, in which two documentary / fiction story lines are screened simultaneously in two channels, as well as photograph installation, will be shown to grasp the development and unique achievement of the art unit CAMAMOTO, who will also participate in the upcoming international art triennale, AICHI TRIENNALE 2010 in Japan.



The opening, including live performance by CAMAMOTO, will be held at 18:00 on Friday 23 July at the Exhibition Hall of the Japan Foundation Center for Cultural Exchange in Vietnam. It runs until Wednesday 4 August.
(Admission free)



■ Exhibition information

Organized by: The Japan Foundation Center for Cultural Exchange in Vietnam

Opening: 18:00 Friday 23 July 2010
Duration: 09:00 – 18:00
Saturday 24 July – Wednesday 4 August 2010
Venue: Exhibition Hall
The Japan Foundation Center for Cultural Exchange in Vietnam



■Participating artist


* Hoang Duong CAM + Takayuki YAMAMOTO = CAMAMOTO


Hoang Duong Cam (b. 1974)
Born in Hanoi, Vietnam. Lives and works in Ho Chi Minh City. Graduated from Hanoi University of Fine Arts, Vietnam. Recent solo exhibition is “Representation in the meaning of metaphor for a forest as endoscopy / links between locations” (2010 / Australia). Recent selected group exhibitions are: “Fluid Zone” (2009 / Indonesia), “Post-Doi Moi: Vietnamese Art after 1990” (2008 / Singapore), “Intrude: Art & Life 366” (2008 / China), “Migration Addicts” (2007 / Italy). Participated in JENESYS creator invitation program (2008-2009) in Japan.



Takayuki Yamamoto (b. 1974)
Born in Aichi, Japan. Lives and works in Nagoya, Japan. Earns MA in Fine Art from Chelsea College of Art and Design, the UK, MA in Art Education from Aichi University of Education, Japan. Recent solo exhibition is “Do you know this person?” (2009 / Japan). Recent selected group exhibitions are: “Beppu Project 2010” (2010 / Japan), “15th Ishida Foundation Encouraging Prize Memorial Exhibition” (2009 / Japan), “Documenta 12 magazines – Metronome presents – Living Newspaper” (2008 / Germany), “Avatar of Sacred Discontent” (2007 / UK).

Art works for reference




CAMAMOTO “The Salad Bar” (2009) / Live performance @ Tokyo Wonder Site, Japan



CAMAMOTO “Between Navels” (2009) / Stop-motion video for live performance @ Tokyo Wonder Site, Japan




Works of Hoang Duong Cam


Hoang Duong Cam “Ideal Fall” (2008) / Set of digital photographs


Hoang Duong Cam “Falling Cloud” (2008) / Stop-motion video installation



Works of Takayuki Yamamoto


Takayuki Yamamoto Migakikko Jamboree 2009 In Chojamachi street, Nagoya, Japan


Takayuki Yamamoto Migakikko 5 (2007) / inkjetprint mounted with aclyric (Collaboration with Naoko Yamada, Yusuke Matsuo)

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