Protocols of Together



Protocols of Together


Naoki Matsuyama (IT/JP)
Aki Namba (JP)
Yoshinori Niwa (JP)
Mayrhofer-Ohata (AT/JP)

Curated by Mika Maruyama

Date: March 19-30, 2019 
Open: 11.00 – 18.00
(or by appointment: 0043 699 17205789) 
Closed: Sun and Mon
Organizer: Hongwei Duan (Medo space)

Book Bar by Yoshinori Niwa: March 21 and 22, 19.00-22.00 
Talk with Miwa Negoro: March 29, 17:00

Dienstag, 19. März um 19:00

Ausstellungsdauer: 19. März bis 29. März 2019

Under the ongoing project “Glocalization” at Medo Space, which refers to an artistic practice of “thinking globalization, action localization,” the exhibition “Protocols of Together” brings together artists, a designer, and a researcher with a certain Japanese background who are currently based in Austria. With a cross-cultural identity, their works often touch on how the relationship between different “locals” occurs in the context of “globalization.”
“Protocols of Together” proposes an exploration of the vague boundaries between an individual and larger groups, including communities, crowds,public, and society, and reflects on how and which moment individuals turn into such a group with a sense of belonging or discomfort, and vice versa. In other words, in the current global capitalist society where one feels apart from each other while being forced to belong to groups in different levels, how could the coevolution of space shared with different “imaginary” or “illusory” communities be understood?
Through different practices, the exhibition tackles the process of organization of individuals and the extended threshold of communication within a new cultural and social environment. During the exhibition, a Japanese style snack bar and karaoke, which used to offer a place in-between the private sphere and the local community, will appear in the gallery space to build a bridge over closed communications.