"Your work in my dreams"
Noriko Nakamura & Gilad Ratman
Curated by: Madé Spencer-Castle
Opening: Wednesday 30th of November, 6–8pm
Dates: 30th November – 23rd December, 2016
‘Your work in my dreams’ is a duo exhibition featuring Noriko Nakamura and Gilad Ratman, and is the third and final instalment of Bus Projects' 'With Compliments' series, exploring the way Australian artists locate their work within an international dialogue.
Noriko was deeply influenced by seeing Ratman’s “The Workshop”, presented in the Israel Pavilion at the Venice Biennale in 2013. “The Workshop” was a five channel video installation which portrayed a fantastical journey from Israel to Venice, which questioned the boundaries between fictional and factitious histories.
For the exhibition at Bus Projects, Noriko will present a new body of sculptural and video works, alongside Ratman’s large scale video installation, ‘The 588 Project’. ‘The 588 Project’ is an absurd and phantasmagorical exploration of connectivity between the natural and manmade, and depicts a series of heads submerged in mud in a forest. Noriko's limestone sculptures will be presented in tandem with Ratman's installation, allowing for a percolation of ideas to brew, submerge and cross-pollinate between each other.
‘Your work in my dreams’ will be the first presentation of Ratman’s work in Australia.
The exhibition includes a textwork by Georgina Criddle.
Noriko Nakamura completed a Fine Art Foundation Diploma at Saint Martins College of Arts and Design, University of the Arts London, before receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) from the Victorian College of the Arts in 2012. Noriko experiments with the transformational potential of materials in order to explore the relationship that exists between humans and the material world. She has presented solo exhibitions at Sutton Projects, Melbourne; West Space, Melbourne; TCB art inc.,Melbourne. Her work has been exhibited at Aperto, Montpellier France; XYZ Collective, Tokyo; RM gallery, Auckland; Dog Park Art Project Space, Christchurch; Murray White Room, Melbourne and National Gallery of Victoria Studio, Melbourne. She has received an Australia Council ArtStart grant in 2012. She is currently a studio artist at Gertrude Contemporary.
Gilad Ratman was born in Haifa, Israel, in 1975, and studied at the Bezalel Academy for Art and Design (BFA), Jerusalem and then at Columbia University (MFA), NY.
Solo exhibitions have included TRAFO Center for Contemporary Art, Szczecin (2015); Israel Museum, Jerusalem (2015); MACBA, Museum of Contemporary Art, Buenos Aires (2014); Israeli Pavilion Venice Biennale, Venice (2013); MCA, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (2011); Ferenbalm-Gurb Station, Karlsruhe (2011); Braverman Gallery, Tel Aviv (2010) and the Haifa Museum of Art, Haifa (2009).
Group exhibitions have included , Contour 2015, 7th Biennale of Moving Image, Mechelen (2015); Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv (2015); The Jewish Museum, NY (2014); PRO ARTE, St. Petersburg (2014); Neuberger Museum of Art, NY (2013); Bass Musuem of Art, Miami (2012); Herzliya Contemporary Art Biennial, Herzliya (2011); Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia (2011); The Garage Center of Contemporary Art, Moscow (2010); MoMA PS1, NY (2010); Dallas Contemporary Art Center, Dallas (2010); Rencontres d’Arles, Arles (2010);
Ratman has been awarded the Anslem Kiefer Prize by the Wolf Foundation (2011); The Ministry of Culture “Young Artist” Prize (2007) and the Givon Prize of Tel Aviv Museum (2005).
Ratman’s work is held in the permanent collections of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; The Israel Museum, Jerusalem; Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv; Haifa Museum of Art, Haifa; American University Museum, Washington DC among others.
Gilad Ratman is represented by Braverman Gallery, Tel Aviv.
This project is supported by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.
Documentation by Matthew Stanton.