*CANDY FACTORY PROJECTS

    Directed by Takuji Kogo


Projects in progress Comics Online Ads Robot Homes for America Non_sites American Sitcom YHCHI Non_broadcasting time
1998 *Candy factory Yokohama 2005 Rooseum Malmo 2011 KB 移民 Imin   Robot New Museum NY 2016 Aichi Triennial 2020 *CFP in quarantine
2001 Yokohama Triennial 2006 *CFP Hiroshima 2012 *CFP in Frankfur 2014 American Sitcom CA 2017 *CFP in Singapore   GOOD NEWS
2002 AIAV 2007 The 1st Kitakyushu Biennial   *CFP in Rome 2015 Boogie Woogie Wonderland SE 2018 *CFP in 广州   Homes for America
2003 Boogie Woogie Wonderland   Takuji Kogo at the MoMa   KB in Berlin   KB FIFTH   *CFP in Singapore CCA    
2004 Scream Stockholm 2009 KB 移民 Imin   KB In Singapore   Robot/NBK Berlin 2019 *CFP in Seoul    
  Art Metropole Toront 2010 Facehug 2013 KB information   Kimi Kim Jalan Jalan SG   Homes for America    
*Candy Factory transforms fragments of information such as spam messages, personal ads, street signs, propaganda and protest slogans into original music.
The found text materials are used as lyrics sung by synthetic voices.
The project had been shown at various Candy Factory Projects with exterior sound installation, displaying the text animation at abandoned building, public park and art institutions.
Discography:
Robot Singles Collection
Takuji Kogo + John Miller
Small World ( In preparation)

MUSIC FROM *CANDY FACTORY
Takuji Kogo FACEHUG Berlin 2010

IN PERSON
ROBOT (Takuji kogo + John Miller) North Drive Press NY 2006

*Candy Factory Projects
ART METROPOLE TORONT 2004

Holiday
Music from *Candy Factory / Soap land Records Japan 2003

*Candy Factory Projects 2020
AI Surveillance Unicorns

A Tortured Mannerism

2 Pcs Reusable Face Shields

Don't Post

A Work In Progress

GOOD NEWS
 
Backdrops 01
NYC subway
Fulfillment Center
Robot / Takuji Kogo + John Miller
Homes for America 2020
Hardy Barracks

King Abdul Aziz Air Base
Former Dharan International Airport Saudi Arabia

A *Candy Factory Project /
Homes for America
Camp Hansen Gate One Okinawa
Homes for America 2020
Fields Ave. Angeles, Philippine
Animated street view of Fields Avenue, Angeles City in the Philippines. The street was named after the Clark Air Base airfield, once the largest United States military facility outside of continental United States during the Cold War, serving as an important logistical hub during the Vietnam War. Many of the bars and prostitution dens were owned by Americans as well as local politicians. Recently the street has been dominated by South Korean signs due to large scale industrial investments in the area.
Korean Protest Slogans



내 인생은 너의 야동이 아니야 My Life Is Not Your Porn’
Korean Protest Slogan #1
Animated protest slogans against hidden spy cameras and sexual harassment at Seoul in 2018.
Exhibition : Echo Chamber: Sound Effects Seoul 2019.

NO
Korean Protest Slogan #3
Animated protest poster against Japanese government designed by Korean protesters in Seoul 2019
*CANDY FACTORY PROJECTS in SEOUL
May 9 - June 9 2019 LOOP Seoul





A *CANDY FACTORY PROJECT
HOMES for AMERICA

supported by the ANA - Arts Network Asia
Screening event / Gallery Soap Kitakyushu Japan 29th April 2019

*CANDY FACTORY has conducted numerous site specific research projects about U.S Military bases since 2003.The project focuses on U.S Military bases and its cultural or economical impact on the local hosting society, it also explores how they bring us an abstracted "American city” and the idea of an ideal American community. By gathering fragments from some of these bases found in locations all over the world we are overviewing this ideological state apparatus.

Homes for America / Takuji Kogo
Sound + video installation at 5 Lock Rd, #01-06 Gillman Barracks Singapore
SULLIVAN+STRUMPF SINGAPORE 27 July - 8 September 2019
for the Group Exhibition POOR IMAGINATION Curated by Rafi Abdullah

U.S. MILITARY BASE IN OKINAWA! WE SELL! WE BUY!
Exhibition: WEB-RETRO / 웹-레트로 Seoul Museum of Contemporary Art
2019.3.12. – 6.9

*CANDY FACTORY PROJECTS in SINGAPORE 2018
NTU CCA Singapore JUL. - SEPT. 2018 PART III

THE FOREIGN DOMESTIC WORKER SHALL NOT GET MARRIED IN SINGAPORE

*CANDY FACTORY PROJECTS in SINGAPORE 2018
NTU CCA Singapore JUL. - SEPT. 2018
PART I
There is no ghost after the revolution
There is no ghost after the revolution (flash)
Street views of 小北 广州 / Xiobei Guangzhou China aka Chocolate City

A *CANDY FACTORY PROJECT / CHOCOLATE CITY GUANGZHOU
Mike Bode + Takuji Kogo
Operation PRD: All the Way South Research Fund
Guangdong Times Museum GUANGZHOU CHINA MAY 2018

Online Ads in Guangzhou
潮汕人 (Chaoshan ren)
Searching for Black Models in Guangzhou


PART II
ROBOT / TAKUJI KOGO + JOHN MILLER
BELOW 14TH ST.

TAKUJI KOGO / COMICS
Nước Tăng Lực
APGUJUNG 압구정
CORSO SICILIA
LEVITTOWN
UTOPIA AGOGO
A HOUSING COMPLEX, JP


ROBOT (TAKUJI KOGO + JOHN MILLER)


"ROBOT" produces songs whose lyrics derive from personal ads found online or in newspapers and, more recently, from various other sources. All of Robot's music is synthetic, including the vocals.
The Photographic Poster of a Toothbrush / ROBOT
(TAKUJI KOGO + JOHN MILLER)
Texts from Vilém Flusser 
Exhibition: Terms and Conditions: A Sonata for Two Women
Prosjektroms Normanns Norway 2019, April 5 - May 5

Uncle Sam can be the white dwarf

Robot (TAKUJI KOGO + JOHN MILLER)
Texts from Donald Judd

TASTE YOUR DAY / ROBOT

(TAKUJI KOGO + JOHN MILLER)
Texts from Alan Watts

BELOW 14TH ST.

DETUMESCENCE
text from DETUMESCENCE by Dan Graham 1969

 

PERFORMER, AUDIENCE, MIRROR: THE MUSICAL
Words: from the performance "Performer, Audience, Mirror" by Dan Graham at PS.1 1977

SCREENING EVENT
Übersetzung, Translation (Reprise) :
HBK Hochschule für Bildende Künste Braunschweig Germany
April 8 2017
GRACEFUL, MYTHOLOGICAL, LIFE-SIZE
Words: from the performance "Museum Highlights " by Andrea Fraser
at Philadelphia Museum of Art 1991
REPRODUCING RELATIONS OF PRODUCTION

AU MILIEU DES CHOSES : IMPRIMONS, COLLECTIONNONS!

LES ARTS AU MUR ARTOTHÈQUE
2BIS, AV. EUGÈNE ET MARC DULOUT
33600 PESSAC France
February 27 to March 24, 2018

A MOMENT OF ZEN
EXHIBITION
CYBORG DREAMS
83 Pitt Street New York, New York 10002
March 4-20, 2017

WHY DO THINGS HAVE OUTLINES?
Words from "Ecology of Mind" Gregory Bateson
(So What / Miles Davis Cover)

WATER WALK
Words from the TV show "I've Got A Secret" featuring John Cage 1960
SONGS FOR BERLIN CHILDHOOD
ROBOT (TAKUJI KOGO, JOHN MILLER)
In collaboration with AURA ROSENBERG
Texts from Walter Benjamin / Berlin Childhood Circa 1900
  'm A Sassy Li'l Cookie

Little about me
New Museum NY

Open to All Ages & Ethnicities
NBK Berlin

TAKUJI KOGO + YOUNG-HAE CHANG HEAVY INDUSTRIES

A LOVE SUPREME
KOREAN + ENGLISH (A love supreme / John Coltrane Cover)
Exhibition: Revolution Will Not Be Televised/ ArKO Museum, Seoul, Korea
8 December 2017 ~ 28 January 2018
A LOVE SUPREME
ENGLISH




HALBEATH
A *CANDY FACTORY PROJECT 2001

A promotional video clip for a shuttered microchip plant in Scotland, set to the traditional Korean song Arirang.

The large-scale plant was originally built by Hyundai in 1996, in Halbeath, a village located between Edinburgh and Glasgow. Then, in the wake of the 1997 Asian monetary crisis, the South Korean company aborted the project before production could begin. The U.S. company Motorola bought the mothballed factory in 2000, but shortly thereafter it also withdrew support, and the brand-new 150-acre facility never produced a microchip.

Music : "Arirang," 1946 From "Arirang," Synnara Music Co. Ltd. SYC-0001, 1991 Shim Yeun-ok is accompanied by the Soerabol Orchestra Arrangement by Lee Jae-ho
"Arirang," the iconic, traditional Korean song of love and heartbreak, has been played and sung by musicians throughout Korea's modern history to express memory, sorrow, pride, and propaganda. The song, a national symbol for both North and South Korea, originated, some say, during the Chosun Dynasty (1392-1910); others say it has existed since the Shilla Dynasty, more than 1,000 years ago. In 1926, "Arirang" became a hit as the theme song of the first Korean movie of the same title, which depicted the sorrow of Koreans living under Japanese rule. Ironically, even Japanese pop singers, beginning in the 1930s, created their own arrangements of the song. During the Korean War (1950-53), an American turned "Arirang" into a march to celebrate the heroism of the American-led United Nations forces. In 1985, the song was sung in Pyongyang by an art troupe from Seoul during a reunion of families separated since the Korean War. And in 2002, North Korea organized the Arirang Festival of gymnastics and art featuring 10,000 performers, including students and young children, to celebrate the birthday of the nation's founder Kim Il-sung. It was also this secretive and cash-strapped country's first festival seeking to promote tourism and develop a new source of foreign currency. In the South, these days, "Arirang" is an unofficial national anthem that performers arrange into countless melodic or lyrical versions played in any kind of mode: pop, rock, folk, jazz, symphonic, even hip-hop.



Exhibitions
LOVE Long / Asia Society Hong Kong Center
6 February – 15 July 2018

Kitakyushu Biennial 2007
/Hyper Links for dead link / Hiroshima City museum for
contemporary art 2006

Online Projects
New Media Scotland 2004
ctheorymultimedia
C ornell University 2003

POETRY READING_I JUST QUIT MY JOB TODAY
 

KIMI KIM JALAN JALAN

ASMR MY DMZ DUB

DEMILITARIZED ZONE BUS TOUR WITH BULGOGI LUNCH

STATEMENTS

YOUR J.O.B WON'T STAND A CHANCE

 

*CANDY FACTPRY PROJECTS 2017

Takuji Kogo *CANDY FACTORY PROJECTS

The Private Museum Singapore
06 October — 17 December 2017
51 Waterloo Street #02-06 Singapore 187969 Tel: +65 6738 2872
Email: mail@theprivatemuseum.org www.theprivatemuseum.org
Opening Reception Thursday, 5 Oct 2017 | 6:30pm
Artist Talk Saturday, 7 Oct 2017 | 3:00pm
Screening Event Saturday, 21 Oct 2017 | 3:00pm
 
ROUTE 189 JAPAN

ROUTE 189 also known as American Street situated in front of the U.S Marine Corps Iwakuni Air Station Japan.

SINGAPOREAN ARCADE

 

A *CANDY FACTORY PROJECT ONLINE ADS

 
NEW TOWN
@ 多摩 TAMA NEW TOWN, TOKYO 11-12 NOV 2017
INSTALLATION VIEW
*CANDY FACTORY PROJECTS 2016  

A *Candy Factory Project
This Land Is Mine / この土地は私のもの


Artists:
Mike Bode
Young-hae Chang Heavy Industries
John Miller
Keiichi Miyagawa
Takuji Kogo
Directed by Takuji Kogo


Floor map
download pdf

Kitakyushu Biennial in Aichi
@Aichi Triennial 2016

あいちトリエンナーレ2016

Exhibition
8/11-10/23. 2016
11:00-19:00 (Friday 20:00)
Closed 8/22,9/12.10/3
Venue:
Naka-ku Nishiki 2−7−11 Nagoya Japan 460-0003
愛知県名古屋市中区錦2-7-11 伝馬町ビル

Supported by
IASPIS
ZK/U Center for Art and Urbanistik Berlin
Kultivera Tranås
西日本工業大学デザイン学部
Gallery Soap
Art Institute Kitakyushu

Online Ads
オンライン広告集

Installation view

Ciao
チャオ
01:12(迷惑メール)

Cercasi Badante
訪問介護ヘルパー募集!
01:13(求人広告、イタリア)

Colf fissa!
住み込み家政婦募集!
01:44(求人広告、イタリア)

Plastikkirurgi i Thailand!
整形手術はぜひタイランドで!
00:32(オンライン広告、スウェーデン)

Bli vår nya stjärnsäljare!
販売員募集!
01:44(求人広告、スウェーデン)

THE FOREIGN DOMESTIC WORKERS
SHALL NOT GET MARRIED IN SINGAPORE
外国人家政婦はシンガポールで結婚してはいけません
03:42(求人広告、シンガポール)

Life wouldn't be the same without safe sea
安全な海なしに私たちの生活はありえません
03:12(シンガポール海軍、地下鉄ポスター)

駅前のマックにいます
I'm in MacD at the station
00:38(迷惑メール)

経理募集!サンパウロ工場
Wanted. Accountant for our factory in Sao Paolo Brazil
01:45(求人広告)

Video ( text animation ) + exterior sound installation2012~ 2016
古郷卓司
Takuji Kogo
 in collaboration with Federico Baronello, Mike Bode, Charles Lim
 

I이 땅은 나의 것 / この土地は私のもの

This land is mine 2016
古郷卓司 + 宮川敬一
Takuji Kogo + Keiichi Miyagawa
Installation /
mixed media
Multiplied 3d map of Dokdo/Takeshima, a disputed island between Japan and South Korea













U.S. MILITARY BASE IN OKINAWA!  WE SELL! WE BUY!
沖縄軍用地! 売ります! 買います!

“4:13” 2003
沖縄での軍用地売買は、通常の不動産取引と全く異なり、所有権の売買価格は年間賃貸料との比率で査定される。購入の目的のほとんどは、その土地から得られる賃貸料にあるため土地の条件や広さは考慮されず、その価格は米軍から返還される可能性が不確実な場所であればあるほど、高額査定されている。 1972年沖縄返還後、日本政府は沖縄の米軍基地の土地使用に対して地主との新しい借地契約を作成、政府は地主から土地を借り上げ、米軍に貸与している。日本政府はその借地賃貸料を毎年、着実に値上げ、沖縄の「軍用地」は、安定した有利な投資対象となっている。

Transactions of military land in Okinawa are completely different from regular transactions of real estate. The market price deals only with the ratio of the land's annual rent without concerning the conditions of the land or its extent, because the purpose of the buyers is only income from the rent. And the ratio remains higher where there is uncertainty of the land ever being returned by US forces. About 10% of the main island of the Okinawa islands has been covered by U.S military bases since 1972 when the United States returning Okinawa to Japan retained conditional rights to all U.S. military installations. The Japanese government rents the property from the landowners lending it to the U.S. forces. Owning Okinawa "military ground" remains a highly lucrative investment guaranteed by the Japanese government.

古郷卓司 Takuji Kogo

Exhibitions:
AICHI TRIENNIAL 2016
*CANDY FACTORY PROJECTS / KITAKYUSHU BIENNIAL in BERLIN
Zentrum fur Kunst und Urbanistik Berlin Germany
2012
TAKUJI KOGO @ The MOMA
Mediascope / Screening : 26th Feb. 2007 
The Museum of Modern Art New York
A CANDY FACTORY PROJECT / JAPAN
The Rooseum Centre for contemporary art Sweden 2005
MAAP in Singapore, Singapore Art Museum 2004
*CANDY FACTORY PROJECTS
BOOGIE WOOGIE WONDRLAND 2003
Yamaguchi Japan  

ROBOT

I'm A Sassy Li'l Cookie
生意気リトルクッキー
02:13 2015
Lost&Found
探し物
04:36 2016
Make Your Parents Happy!
キミも両親を幸せにしよう!
04:16 2016
Karma
カルマ
04:57 2016

古郷卓司、ジョン・ミラーによるヴァーチャルバンド、ロボットのミュージック・ヴィデオ。
デートサイトの個人広告を素材に作曲、ミュージックヴィデオを制作発表している。

“ROBOT” is a virtual band run by Takuji Kogo and John Miller. 
Robots songs and music videos use various personal ads as text sources.

ジョン・ミラー+ 古郷卓司
John Miller + Takuji Kogo











HOMES FOR AMERICA, SIGONELLA

ホームズ・フォー・アメリカ、シゴネッラ
video “08 : 29” + print 2015~2016

シチリア、シゴネッラ米空軍基地の住宅内部の様子を紹介する米軍家族による投稿動画と、同地の2つの基地住宅ミネオ、マリナイ・ハウジングを敷地外からオンライン・マップで探索した映像を編集したもの。 ミネオ・ハウジングは米軍との2011年契約終了後、シチリア沿岸やランペドゥーサ島に押し寄せる中東やアフリカ諸国からの難民収容施設( C.A.R.A. di Mineo )に転用されている。
プリントはシゴネッラ米空軍基地広報官から、ミネオに収容された難民たちの暴動を伝えた情報とそれに対するコメントを表示したウェブ・ページ。

This video is made using an online video clip of an interior from the Sigonella U.S military base housing, Sicily uploaded by a U.S military family together with outside views of two identical base housings estates called Marinai and Mineo at Sigonella using online map service. The U.S base canceled the lease contract for the Mineo housing in 2011 and since then the apartments have been transformed into a refugee detention center ( C.A.R.A. di Mineo ) used mainly for Middle Eastern and African refugees, many of which have arrive via the coast of Sicily or Lampedusa island.
A printed web page with a warning message about a riot by refugees at Mineo housing written by a PR officer for the Sigonella U.S base community including their comments.


古郷卓司(フェデリコ・バロネッロとのコラボレーションより)
Takuji Kogo ( from a collaborative project with Federico Baronello)

古郷卓司+ ヨンへ・チャン・ヘヴィー・インダストリーズ

TAKUJI KOGO + YOUNG-HAE CHANG HEAVY INDUSTRIES

KIMI KIM JALAN JALAN
キミ キム ジャラン ジャラン

“28 : 18” 2015

韓国系日本人女性で二重人格のゾンビ、キミ キムがASMRスタイルで囁くマルチリンガルな独り言。
ジャラン ジャランとはシンガポール/マレーの言葉で”散歩する”の意味。
ASMR(インターネット上の音に対するフェティシズムでリラクゼーションを目的に行われるパフォーマンス)

A multilingual ASMR (autonomous sensory meridian response) monologue performed by Kimi Kim, a Korean-Japanese zombie with a split personality. "Jalan jalan" is Singaporean for "take a walk.”

KIMI KIM JALAN JALAN EPISODE 2
キミ キム ジャラン ジャラン エピソード 2

"05 : 51" 2016

DMZ・バス・ツアー(韓国と北朝鮮の国境にある非武装地帯)について、電話で問い合わせするキミ キム。

A phone conversation between Kimi Kim and the representative of a DMZ (the border between North and South Korea) bus tour.

NON_SITES

"44:36" 2007^2016

NON_SITES / Penny Arcade
どこでもないどこにでもあるどこか / ペニーアーケイド
NON_SITES / Breakfast Time
どこでもないどこにでもあるどこか / 朝食の時間
NON_SITES / Jasper Jones at a Fast Food Restaurant
どこでもないどこにでもあるどこか / ファストフード店のジャスパージョーンズ
NON_SITES / Man Slumbering at a Casino
どこでもないどこにでもあるどこか / カジノで居眠りする男
NON_SITES / 1:19 p.m. Family at the Mall
どこでもないどこにでもあるどこか / 午後1時19分、ショッピングモールの家族
NON_SITES / Puppy
どこでもないどこにでもあるどこか / 子犬
NON_SITES / Balloons
どこでもないどこにでもあるどこか / バルーン
NON_SITES / 4:50 p.m. Man Smoking, Woman in a Red Coat, Man Eating Ice Cream
どこでもないどこにでもあるどこか / 午後4時50分、たばこを吸う男、赤いコートの女、アイスクリームを食べる男
NON_SITES / Man Reading a Newspaper on the Subway
どこでもないどこにでもあるどこか / 地下鉄で新聞を読む男
NON_SITES / Superman at a Public Housing Estate
どこでもないどこにでもあるどこか / 公共住宅のスーパーマン
NON_SITES / Puma, Champion, Yankees
どこでもないどこにでもあるどこか / プーマ、チャンピオン、ヤンキース
NON_SITES / Street Vendor With a Red T-Shirt
どこでもないどこにでもあるどこか / 赤いシャツの露天商
NON_SITES / Girls Chatting at the Laundry
どこでもないどこにでもあるどこか / ランドリーでお喋りする娘たち
NON_SITES / Chinese Food Court and Slumbering Worker
どこでもないどこにでもあるどこか / チャイニーズ・フードコートと眠る労働者
NON_SITES / Pigeons #6
どこでもないどこにでもあるどこか / ハトの群れ #6
NON_SITES / Pigeons #7 Shopping District Screen Display
どこでもないどこにでもあるどこか / ハトの群れ #7 ショッピングセンターのスクリーン
NON_SITES / Pigeons #9 Window Display at Night
どこでもないどこにでもあるどこか / ハトの群れ #6 夜のショーウィンドウ


古郷卓司
Takuji Kogo

NON_SITES / Hello

どこでもないどこにでもあるどこか / ハロー
“02 : 16” 2009



保見 / HOMI

“00 : 01” 2016
2009年、愛知県、豊田市にある県下、最大のブラジル人コミュニティーとして知られている保見団地に続く道路に掲げられたエミレーツ航空の広告。関空発ドバイ経由サンパウロ便と、その連絡便として運行されている名古屋駅から関空までの無料シャトルバスの情報がポルトガル語のみで記載されている。

A brand new billboard by the Emirates airline company on the road leading up to the Homi Public Housing Estate known as housing the largest Brazilian community in Toyota city, Aichi prefecture in 2009. The billboard announces a free bus connection from Nagoya for the flight from Osaka to Sao Paulo via Dubai. The advert is only written in Portuguese.

マイク・ボード+ 古郷卓司
Mike Bode +Takuji Kogo

 

AMERICAN SITCOM
アメリカン・シットコム

My addiction to porn 
ポルノ中毒
“12 : 34” 2014

Joining the Airforce  
空軍への入隊
“21 : 23” 2014

Divorce 
離婚
“11 : 58” 2014

映像投稿サイトを現代の日常の儀式としアメリカのオンラインカルチャーを疑似人類学的にリサーチ、
投稿者のモノローグをアニメーションとして編集した3部作。

Trilogy of quasi anthropological research on American online culture
using themed V loggers everyday ritual monologues transformed into text animations.

マイク・ボード+ 古郷卓司
Mike Bode +Takuji Kogo

Exhibitions
Aichi Triennial 2016
Kalmar konstmuseum 2015
ICA Miami 2015
Pitzer Art Galleries Claremont, CA 2014



 
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*CANDY FACTORY PROJECTS 2015  
installation view

OPEN TO ALL AGES 
& ETHNICITIES

Takuji Kogo / John Miller

The Neuer Berliner Kunstverein
curator : Kathrin Becker
9. June – 31. July 2015

KITAKYUSHU BIENNIAL
THE FIFTH

PART 1 
SAT 6th JUNE 2015. 19:00
Screening
A *Candy Factory Project
THE FIFTH 
Kitakyushu Biennial in Berlin 
ZK/U Berlin 
Zentrum für Kunst und Urbanistik 

PART 2
6/22 - 7/31 2015
Exhibition
A * Candy Factory Project
Plastic Chairs 
Jönköpings läns museum 
Room 203 Sweden

PART 3
9/12 - 10/10 2015
Exhibition
THE FIFTH 
Kitakyushu Biennial 
Gallery Soap
北九州 Kitakyushu Japan



10/10 - 12/6 2015 
Exhibition 
The Private Museum Singapore
KIMI KIM JALAN JALAN
TAKUJI KOGO 
YOUNG-HAE CHANG HEAVY INDUSTRIES
THE 3rd Kitakyushu Biennial in SINGAPORE

PLASTIC CHAIRS #1

KYIV Biennale 2015

STATEMENTS (JAPANESE/UKRAINIAN)
0029 : TO MY GOOD AND LOYAL SUBJECTS
0063 : AFTER RECENT SURGERY ON MY SCALP

TAKUJI KOGO + YOUNG-HAE CHANG HEAVY INDUSTRIES
2015



UKRAINIAN TRANSLATION by LESYA PROKOPENKO
"Mistakes Were Made"
organized by JOHN MILLER

Kalmar konstmuseum presents
A *Candy Factory Project
BOOGIE WOOGIE WONDERLAND
by Takuji Kogo with Mike Bode and John Miller
17/10 - 29/11 2015

 
Works :

Online Ads
Text animation at the staircase synched with the exterior sound installation
covering the park area around the museum.

Non_sites / TAKUJI KOGO

ROBOT / JOHN MILLER + TAKUJI KOGO

AMERICAN.SITCOM / MIKE BODE + TAKUJI KOGO


A *Candy Factory Project
American Sitcom

Takuji Kogo + Mike Bode
Pitzer Galleries California USA 2014
 
Non_sites / Online Ads
Takuji Kogo
Mother/Land / Kurumaya Museum of Art Tochigi Japan 2014
The Waiting Game
Robot / Takuji Kogo and John Miller


Walk-ins Welcome
Gallery Marlborough Broome Street NY 2014

ART IN POP
Centre National d'Art Contemporain
Le Magasin Grenoble France 2014

NON SITES/ TAKUJI KOGO

(2005 - in progress )

Exhibitions :
Aichi Triennial /Nagoya Japan 2016

Kalmar Konstmuseum Sweden 2015

Plastic Myth / Asia Culture Center Gwangju South Korea 2015

Mother/Land Kurumaya Museum of Art Tochigi Japan 2014

*CANDY FACTORY PROJECTS in Rome /Auditorium Parco della Musica Rome ITALY 2012

JAPAN EXPO Paris-Nord Villepinte Exhibition Center / The Japan Cultural Institute in Paris FRANCE 2012

KITAKYUSHU BIENNIAL in SINGAPORE 2012

TAKUJI KOGO / NON_SITES /Linnman Gallery Jönköping SWEDEN 2012


Sandy Brown Berlin GERMANY 2010

Künstlerhaus Stuttgart GERMANY 2010

Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography The Ebisu International Festival Tokyo JAPAN 2009

Kiatakyushu Biennial 2009

Takuji Kogo / Japan @ Rooseum Mueum SWEDEN 2005


Installation Views


*CANDY FACTORY PROJECTS 2013  

KITAKYUSHU BIENNIAL 2013
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information

Venues

Screening : Berlin Germany 8/9
Zentrum für Kunst und Urbanistik

Busan Korea 9/7 - 14
Totatoga Archive Center

北九州 Kitakyushu Japan Part I 9/28 - 10/31
Gallery Soap

Screening : 東京 Tokyo Japan 10/5
山谷労働者福祉会館 Sanya Worker's Welfare Hall

SIngapore10/22 - 12/8
The Private Museum

北九州 Kitakyushu Japan Part II 11/2 - 12/7
Gallery Soap


Federico Baronello
Mike Bode
Young-hae Chang Heavy Industries
John Miller
Martine Neddam
Keiichi Miyagawa 宮川敬一
Charles Lim Yi Yong
Sean Snyder
Takuji Kogo 古郷卓司

*Candy Factory Projects

Catalogue
i (information) / Kitakyushu Biennial 2013
artist book / designed by Takuji Kogo
Published by A.I.K

自粛中継 / Self-Censored Live Broadcast


1988年9月、昭和天皇の吐血報道から翌年1月の崩御までの4ヶ月間、日本国内の各TV局は徐々にCM、バラエティー番組等を自粛、深夜放送では病状の推移を皇居正門前、二重橋の中継映像とともに放映した。この映像は当時の放送を模して制作されている。

At the end of 1988, after receiving the news of the Emperor Showa Hirohito's collapse in September until his death in January 1989, the Japanese network TV refrained from showing some advertisements and entertainment programs. During those four months the bridge in front of the main gate of the Emperors Palace in Tokyo was continuously broadcast at night together with announcements of the Emperors medical condition.

The work mimics the same view from the live broadcast with " Day for night" the post production technique also known as " American night "

Takuji Kogo + Keiichi Miyagawa
House Tour On-base housing Kadena AB Okinawa

Kadena Air Base (嘉手納飛行場) is a United States Air Force base in the towns of Kadena and Chatan and the city of Okinawa, Japan.
Kadena Air Base is home to the USAF's 18th Wing, the 353d Special Operations Group, reconnaissance units, 1st Battalion, 1st Air Defense Artillery, and a variety of associated units.
Over 20,000 American service members, family members, and Japanese employees live or work aboard Kadena Air Base. It is the largest and most active US Air Force base in the Far East.

TAKUJI KOGO + YOUNG-HAE CHANG HEAVY INDUSTRIES 2013
ASMR MY DMZ DUB
JAPANESE / KOREAN

Little About Me / ROBOT ( JOHN MILLER + TAKUJI KOGO )
New Museum NY 2013


 
*CANDY FACTORY PROJECTS 2012

 

*Candy Factory Projects in Rome
Auditorium Arte Auditorium Parco della Musica Rome
 
*Candy Factory Projects
新しい現代美術史
A new history of contemporary art
Chapter 1: 美術作品としての国家
The nation state as a work of art


Kitakyushu Biennial in Berlin
北九州国際ビエンナーレ in 伯林

at ZK/U Berlin Zentrum für Kunst und Urbanistik
2012



The Kitakyushu Biennial for the grand opening exhibition at the newly established art space ZK/U
Zentrum für Kunst und Urbanistik
in Berlin, the former Railway Depot Moabit.

The exhibition presents the landscapes of a fabricated idea of the nation state where cultural identities have become defunct or conflictual, landscapes located on the back waters of the global economy covering such subjects as tourism on the Korean North-South divide, large scale Sicilian cherry tomato production maintained by Romanian and Tunisian migrant workers, a shopping mall in Singapore filled with foreign maids agencies or the public housing estates built around Toyota city which are today the home of many Japanese descendants from south America. 

*CANDY FACTORY PROJECTS also transforms fragments of information and media into original musical projects, text messages sung by synthetic voices taken from scam messages and junk mails or personal ads from online dating sites, propaganda posters, or the transactions for land purchase for the American military bases on Okinawa and re-advertising them as promotional video clips at the site.


Federico Baronello 
Mike Bode 
Young-hae Chang Heavy Industries
Charles Lim Yi Yong 
John Miller 
Keiichi Miyagawa + Hisao Sotoda / Second Planet
Takuji Kogo

Curated by
Takuji Kogo + Keiichi Miyagwa ( AIK )
Philip Horst ( ZK/U Director )

coordinator Marina Solbello

supported by
Yoshino Gypsum Art Foundation
Fukutake Foundation for the Promotion of Regional Culture
ASAHI Beer Arts Foundation
ART NETWORK ASIA

presented by
Art Institute Kitakyushu
ZK/U Zentrum für Kunst und Urbanistik

 
Life Wouldn't Be The Same Without Safe Seas

Video clip from the project : Beaches II / Takuji Kogo + Charles Lim Yi Yong
Kitakyushu Biennial 2013
The Foreign Domestic Worker shall not get married in Singapore

Video clip from the project : Beaches / Takuji Kogo + Charles Lim Yi Yong
A *Candy Factory Project 2012 Kitakyushu Biennial in Singapore 
A *CANDY FACTORY PROJECT in FRANKFURT
Frankfurter Kunstverein
Deutsche Börse Residency Program 2012
 

Kitakyushu Biennial World Tour 1
KITAKYUSHU BIENNIAL in SINGAPORE 2012

@ The Private Museum Singapore 2012

 
*CANDY FACTORY PROJECTS 2009 / 2011  

移民/IMIN
Migrants, Immigrants, Emigrants,
Refugees, Exiles, Expatriates
and Others.
KITAKYUSHU BIENNIAL 2011

John Miller ジョン・ミラー
Young-hae Chang Heavy Industries
ヨンへ・チャン重工業
Sean Snyder ショーン・スナイダー
Federico Baronello フェデリコ・バロネッロ
Mike Bode マイク・ボード
KUNSTrePUBLIK クンスト・リパブリック
Ola Pehrson オラ・ピアソン
Keiichi Miyagawa 宮川敬一
Hisao Sotoda 外田久雄
Gen Sasaki 佐々木玄
Shinsuke Ogawa 小川紳介
Takuji Kogo 古郷卓司

Venues:
YAHATA DISTRICT KITAKYUSHU
八万湯、さわらびガーデンモール
八幡市民会館、
Gallery Soap

Tour ; Singapore Private Museum

*CANDY FACTORY PROJECTS Catalogue
Published by A.I.K

移民/IMIN
Migrants, Immigrants, Emigrants,
Refugees, Exiles, Expatriates
and Others.
KITAKYUSHU BIENNIAL 2009

ARTISTS
CHARLES LIM YI YONG / チャールズ・リム
FEDERICO BARONELLO / フェデリコ・バロネッロ
MIKE BODE / マイク・ボード
SECOND PLANET / 宮川敬一+外田久雄
TAKUJI KOGO / 古郷卓司


Venues:
旧JR九州本社ビル 門司港 
The original: JR OFFICE BLDG. MOJI KO
GALLERY SOAP KITAKYUSHU

Blueberryland
Mike Bode + Takuji Kogo

Kitakyushu Biennial 2011
wip:konsthall Stockholm, Sweden 2011

Thai migrants blueberry pickers in Sweden with scenes from the sex tourism at a beach resort in Thailand.

MUSIC : Takuji Kogo
Inspired by "Puttes äventyr i blåbärsskogen" 
Elsa Beskow (1901) 

VITTORIA

Vittoria is situated in the Province of Ragusa on Sicily. It is a center for cherry tomato production. Spread along a 100 km stretch of coast covered with sheet-plastic greenhouses. 

Developments in industrial agriculture have made it possible to produce vegetables throughout the year. The most successful producers are able to ceaselessly cultivate high quality organic tomatoes and vegetables in large scale greenhouse complexes and distribute them all over Europe. 
This industrialized system has enabled seasonal migrant tomato pickers from Tunisia to stay and work all year round. During the 1980's and 90's low-cost labour played an important part in the growth of the industry. 

In between the many greenhouses are small brick buildings. These are homes to the migrant tomato pickers. They look like the stereotypical huts seen beside meadows in Sicily or found on the locations of spaghetti western films. But today they adorn satellite dishes. 

However in recent years many of the Tunisian pickers have left the plantation huts and moved to apartments in the town. Some of them belong to the third generation of migrants. Some are involved in the recruitment of new laborers to the farms. They are often seen at the Ferry Port in Palermo welcoming new recruits and their families from Tunisia. 

Today many migrant tomato pickers from the former eastern block countries have come for work at the plantations. These are mainly Romanians, but also some Poles, Albanians and Ukrainians. Many of which are no longer seen as illegal due to the expansion of the European Union*. 

Regulations for working conditions on the plantations are often neglected. For example migrant workers usually work on 5 month seasonal contracts but stay on for another 3 months without pay, receiving unemployment benefit from the Italian government instead. Also the regulations on working hours are easily ignored since the pickers often live on site, making it possible to work day and night. 

The black labour market has flourished due to the hard competition between the Tunisian and Romanian workers. This can be seen at the town square early each morning when migrant workers without contracts, standing in ethnic groups, wait to be picked up by farmers for day work. 

Nearby there is a huge wholesale vegetable market which provides some of the best quality tomatoes in Europe. The area around Vittoria functions as one giant vegetable factory. Trailers and trucks owned by global distribution companies are continuously seen coming and going day and night.

*The Schengen Agreement was extended to include Romania and Bulgaria in 2007 and has gradually been disassembling internal borders and checkpoints.

ヴィットリアはシチリア、ラグーサ地方にあるチェリートマトの産地としてよく知られ、周辺およそ100 kmにも亘る地域がトマト生産農家のヴィニールハウスによって覆い尽くされているのを見る事が出来る。

農業技術の発達によって季節を問わず作物の収穫が可能になり、ヴィットリアでも成功した多くの農家が大規模なハウス栽培を行って、高品質の有機栽培トマト や野菜をここから常時、ヨーロッパ中に出荷している。またそれに伴ってチュニジア人季節労働者たちも年間を通じて働くことが可能になり、その低コストの労 働力が1980年代から90年代を通じて地場産業の発展の一端を支えていった。

この辺りでは連立するヴィニールハウスの間に小さな煉瓦作りの小屋が点在している。牧草地の丘などにあり、マカロニ・ウェスタンでもなじみ深いシチリア特 有の昔ながらの光景だが、今ではトマトを収穫する出稼ぎ労働者たちの住居として使用されていて、いくつもの衛星放送のアンテナが立てられているのを見る事 が出来る。
最近ではチュニジア人労働者たちの多くはプランテーション内のこうした住居を離れて街の一角でアパートを借りて生活している者も多い。
また祖父の代からずっとヴィットリアで暮している者や、チュニジアからの出稼ぎ労働者の斡旋を行っている者もいて、パレルモのフェリーポートでは、新しい 労働者や家族を出迎えているのを見かける事が出来る。

現在では東欧からの出稼ぎ移民もヴィットリアのプランテーションに職を求めて押し寄せている。多くはルーマニア移民だが、ポーランド人、アルメニア人、中 にはウクライナ人等もいる。ヨーロッパ共同体拡大の下、今では東欧からの労働者のほとんどが不法滞在ではなく正規ルートで入国し働く事が可能になってい る。*
一方、プランテーション内でイタリア政府やECの規定する労働基準が守られる事は少ないのが現状だ。例えば移民労働者は一見、合法的に農家と5ヶ月間の季 節労働契約をかわすが、契約期間が切れた後も政府が支給する失業手当をその後3ヶ月間受け取りながら、無給で働く事を前提としていたりする。
また多くの移民労働者がプランテーション内で生活しているため、労働時間の基準等は当然守られることはなく、ハウス内で昼夜を問わず必要に応じて働かされ ている。

労働力を供給する不法な闇市場は、チュニジア移民とルーマニア移民間の仕事の奪い合いによって一層活発化している。街のある広場では、早朝から契約のない 移民労働者が日雇いの職にありつくため、それぞれの人種同士に分かれて、農家のトラックに拾われるのを待っている光景が見られる。
そのすぐそばを、国際流通業者のトレーラーやトラックが、昼夜を問わず往来し、大規模な野菜市場からイタリアでも最も高品質なトマトなどの有機栽培野菜が ヨーロッパ中に出荷されていて、これらのすべてがヴィットリア一帯をひとつの巨大な野菜工場として機能させている。

*2007年、ルーマニア、ブルガリアがEUに加盟、シェンゲン協定のよって国境がこれらの国にも開かれ ている。

Federico Baronello + Takuji Kogo 
2009 



三里塚
SANRIZUKA

A *CANDY FACTORY PROJECT 2011


Farms and villages around Sanrizuka in Narita city were demolished by the Japanese government in order to build New Tokyo International Airport. There were long-standing protests by local farmers and student radicals during the1960s and 70s and is still under dispute today. 

Some of the activists acquired and shared a small plot of land (One -tsubo / about 3.3m² ) in protest of the eviction. Some established themselves as farmers, living inside of the airport compound.


The Airport was finally opened in 1978. The local community was destroyed after a long struggle and many of villagers left. There were internal disputes between opposition groups of radicals and villagers during 1980's.

Today there are still some pending court cases on land right issues left to be resolved. Three of the farms were kept running inside of the Airport stopping the expansion plan. Since its opening, the use of the airport has been restricted to daytime traffic only due to noise-pollution effecting the surrounding residential area. Narita airport can be seen as an example of a badly implemented national development strategy, and deemed a failure. Its original function as an international airport for Tokyo has been partially re-taken by Tokyo Haneda airport. 

成田市三里塚周辺のいくつかの農村は新東京国際空港建設時、日本政府によって消滅させられている。
60-70年代を通じ長期に亘って地元農民と 過激派学生等による反対運動が繰り広げられ、現在も紛争は続いている。活動家の一部は一坪の土地を所有することによって立ち退きに反対、一部は自身が農民となって空港用地内にとどまることを選んだ。
空港は1978年に遂に開港。村は長い闘争の末に分裂し、多くの村民が離れて行った。また80年代を通じて村民、過激派の反対運動内部での抗争も起こって いる

現在も一部、空港用地の権利をめぐる裁判が係争中、空港内では今も3軒の農家が経営され滑走路の拡張を止めている。
また住宅地に囲まれ開港時からの騒音問題によって空港の運航は日中に限定されている。
成田空港建設は国の開発計画としては失策と見られており、首都・東京のための国際空港という当初の役割も羽田の国際便就航化とともにその一部を移行されつ つある。


Takuji Kogo + Keiichi Miyagawa

FILM SCREENING
三里塚・辺田部落 
Narita: Heta Village 

1973 (146 min)
Directed by Shinsuke Ogawa 



Between 1967 to 1974 the documentary filmmaker Shinsuke Ogawa and his crew lived with the farmers of Sanrizuka and produced a series of seven films documenting the struggle and the everyday life of the village.
In 1971 three policeman were killed during a demonstration about the enforced acquisition of the land for the airport construction. "Narita: Heta Village" documents the village after the incident. 
The Director states at the beginning of the film that many police entered the village upsetting and agitated the villagers in order to break-up the opposition factions which consisted of both protesters and members of the local community. The film focuses on the villagers themselves, their personal history and their thoughts on the struggle.

1967年から74年にかけてドキュメンタリー映画作家、小川紳介とそのクルーも当地で農民と生活をともにしながら7本に及ぶシリーズ作品を制作。
1971年空港用地立ち退きの強制執行に際した暴動で三人の警官が死亡、『三里塚・辺田部落』は事件後の村を記録。監督は冒頭で事件後、多くの警官たちが村に現れては村民たちを不安に陥れ、村を意見や立場の異なるグループに分裂させていく様を伝えている。フィルムは村 民それぞれの過去や闘争への思い、彼等自身に焦点をあてて撮影されている。

DEMILITARIZED ZONE BUS TOUR WITH BULGOGI LUNCH
IF I WERE YOU I'LL GO TO THE PALACE

Takuji Kogo + Young-hae Chang Heavy Industries

Kitakyushu Biennial in Berlin
北九州国際ビエンナーレ in 伯林 at ZK/U Berlin Zentrum für Kunst und Urbanistik 2012
北九州国際ビエンナーレ Kitakyushu Biennial 2011
Nam June Paik Art Center 2009

PUBLIC HOUSING SINGAPORE
An interview with Liu Thai-Ker

( A City Planner, former C.E.O. of The Housing and Development Board, Singapore1970-80s)
インタヴュー/リュー・タイカー 都市プランナー、元シンガポール都市計画局C.E.O
More than 85% of the population of Singapore live in Public housing organized by the government.
The ownership of the flat is limited to 100 years and is referred to as the land title system.
シンガポールでは国民の85%が政府の運営管理する公共住宅で暮らしている。
ランドタイトルというシステムに基づいた法律で部屋の所有権は100年間に限定されている。

MUSIC FROM *CANDY FACTORY


FACEHUG 2010
Künstlerhaus Stuttgart Germany
Sandy Brown Berlin Germany


*CANDY FACTORY PROJECTS 2009  

Non_sites
The Ebisu International Festival Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography (2009)
DEMILITARIZED ZONE BUS TOUR
WITH BULGOGI LUNCH
IF I WERE YOU I'LL GO TO THE PALACE
DMZ (非武装地帯)ツアー
プルコギランチ付き
私だったら宮殿を観に行くわ


Young-hae Chang Heavy Industries + Takuji Kogo
The First Stop on the Super Highway The Nam June Paik Art Center Korea (2009)
*CANDY FACTORY PROJECTS 2007/2008  
北九州 KITAKYUSHU 
古郷卓司 TAKUJI KOGO + 宮川敬一 KEIICHI MIYAGAWA
Gallery Soap Kokura Japan 2008
 
No Place – Like Home: Perspectives on Migration in Europe
ARGOS Centre for Art & Media
Brussels Belgium
 

KITAKYUSHU BIENNIAL 2007
CUTE or CREEPY?

 
Venue :
The original:JR Kyushu office bldg.
旧JR九州本社ビル

Moji-ko Kitakyushu Japan

*CANDY FACTORY PROJECTS have opened abandoned former JP office building in public at the Moji port through the first Kitakyushu Biennial 2007 and the second in 2009.
It built in 1937 as for the Moji Branch for Mitsui & Co., Ltd., one of the largest general trading companies in Japan since the Edo period and dissolved by the order of GHQ after the end of World War 2.

In the beginning the building was the tallest building and became a landmark of Moji Port, located in the northern part of Kyushu, one of the main trade port in Japan close to Asian countries and a naval port since the Sino-Japanese War to World War 2.
The Building became the main office for Japanese National Railways Kyushu after the World War 2. However, the company moved the office into Fukuoka city in 2001 and it had been abandoned since then in the middle of tourist spot surrounded by other old western style buildings.
Artists
Federico Baronello
Thomas Bayrle
Mike Bode & Staffan Schmidt
Young-hae Chang Heavy Industries
John Miller
Sean Snyder
Keiichi Miyagawa
Takuji Kogo

Curated by
Takuji Kogo + Keiichi Miyagawa,
Yoshitaka Mouri / director of the film screening + symposium
Otomo Yoshihide : director of the music event)

Sponsored by
The Asahi Shimbun Foundation
Asahi Beer Arts Foundation
Japan Arts Council
The Japan Foundation
The Nomura Cultural Foundation
Approved by KMK: Kigyo Mecenat Kyogikai
Association for Corporate Support of the Arts, Japan

Presented by
Art Institute Kitakyushu

Catalogue
KITAKYUSHU BIENNIAL '07
artist book / designed by Takuji Kogo
Published by A.I.K

 


STATEMENTS (JAPANESE/ENGLISH)
0029 : TO MY GOOD AND LOYAL SUBJECTS
0063 : AFTER RECENT SURGERY ON MY SCALP
TAKUJI KOGO + YOUNG-HAE CHANG HEAVY INDUSTRIES 2007
TAKUJI KOGO @ The MOMA
Mediascope / Screening : 26th Feb. 2007
The Museum of Modern Art New York
 
*CANDY FACTORY PROJECTS 2006 MAAP BRISBANE Australia (2006)
Donde y Durante La Noche en Blanco Madrid Spain (2006)
Time Shares Rhizome the New Museum of Contemporary Art NY U.S.A (2006)
Zero One San Jose San Jose Museum for Art U.S.A (2006)
Media Madrid Spain (2006)
CUTE or CREEPY?
A Song for the Silicon Valley
San Jose Museum of Art 2006
YOUR J.O.B WON'T STAND A CHANCE
Takuji Kogo + Young-hae Chang Heavy Industries

SCREAM
FARGFABRIKEN STOCKHOLM SWEDEN 2004
curated by Ola Pehrson + Takuji Kogo
I'm Good
Robot (Takuji Kogo + John Miller)
   

NAMELESS HEROES, AKA UNSUNG HEROES, DPRK TV SERIES
EPISODE 19
北朝鮮TV映画シリーズ・名もなき英雄たち
presented by
SEAN SNYDER + TAKUJI KOGO
ショーン・スナイダー+古郷卓司
at 6TH GWANGJU BIENNALE 2006

北朝鮮映画。約20時間に及ぶTVシリーズ。そのプロットは朝鮮戦争時代のソウルを舞台に北朝鮮側のスパイ活動を描いておりいくつかの現実の歴史的事件や人物に基づいている箇所もあるがフィクションとして脚色されている。1990年代、米国CIAによるこのフィルムの分析によって北朝鮮在住の米軍脱走兵たちの存在が公式に確認。チャールズ・ジェンキンス氏もチャールズ ”スーパー” ジェンキンスという役者として劇中、朝鮮戦争の首謀者ケルトン博士を演じている。

This North Korean movie is nearly 20 hours long. The plot, based loosely on both fictional and real characters and events, revolves around North Korean spy operations in Seoul during the Korean War. The film, which was obtained and analyzed in the 1990s by the U.S. Department of Defense / CIA, confirmed the presence of American military deserters living in North Korea. The role of Dr. Kelton, the mastermind of the Korean War, is played by the American defector, Charles "Super" Jenkins.


RE: WATCH RECORD REWIND
Kitakyushu Biennial 2007

Cute or Creepy

   

Tokyo Rose Advertising.
Printed Matter, Inc. NY 2006
Screening event + Web project
Coordinated By A.A Bronson

Time Share
Rhizome.org / New museum of Contemporary Art 2006

 
A *CANDY FACTORY PROJECT / Hyper-links for dead links
Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art 2006
 

Swedish Gentleman
Robot (Takuji Kogo + John Miller)
2006

Exhibitions :
New Museum NY / First Look 2013
Kitakyushu Biennial in Berlin 2012
Metro Pictures /John Miller : Suburban Past Time 2012
Kitakyushu Biennial 2011
Donde y Durante La Noche en Blanco Madrid Spain (2006)

*CANDY FACTORY PROJECTS 2005  


Takuji Kogo / Japan @ Rooseum Mueum SWEDEN 2005

 
 
 
A *CANDY FACTORY PROJECT / SONGS
TAKUJI KOGO

Akiyoshidai International Art Village Yamaguchi Japan 2005

The sound installation outside of the huge institutional space situated in the forest of Akiyoshidai. 
It re-advertises personal ads, junk e-mails, propaganda, and national anthems.

All music by Takuji Kogo
in collaboration with amongst others Mike Bode, John Miller, Young Hae Chang Heavy Industries , Charles Lim. 

A *CANDY FACTORY PROJECT / SONGS II
TAKUJI KOGO

Akiyoshidai International Art Village Yamaguchi Japan 2006


  ROUTE 189 - ANGEL JAPAN

ROUTE 189 also known as American Street.
It's only about 400 meters long situated in front of the U.S Marine Corps Iwakuni Air Station at Iwakuni city Yamaguchi prefecture. 

U.S Marine Corps Iwakuni Air Station will soon be a largest U.S military base in the mainland in Japan.
The current acreage is 575 ha. The area is expected to expand to 790 ha in the next few years.
The Japanese government has been conducting a 160 billion yen land reclamation project for 215 ha since 1997. 

The local government has also subsidized many of the City's facilities such as roads and the new city hall. 
The economy in the city is largely sustained by these constructions. 
Each house near the base has been provided with soundproofing and air-conditioning for the noise pollution from military training. 
The base expanded through the Korean War to the Vietnam War and the red light district has been developing around the road ever since.

In 1955, 2500 prostitutes for American soldiers called "Only" were working there. Many of the sex crimes by US marines have been taking place around this street. 
11 murder cases by U.S soldiers since 1955 which include vicious crimes such as : a woman who was raped and murdered using a screwdriver and a hammer in her abdomen. Another abandoned dead body was found with breasts and genital organs cut. 

However compared to similar murder cases by U.S soldiers in Okinawa or South Korea, these particular crimes were never reported by the main media in Japan.


Exhibitions :
BREAK FESTIVAL 2.4 Ljubljana Slovenia 2007, 
The Kitakyushu Biennial'07 Japan, 
Media Scope MoMA /The Museum of Modern Art New York 2007, 
The Rooseum Centre for Contemporary Art Malmo Sweden 2005, 
Akiyoshidai International Art Village Yamaguchi Japan 2005.
  LIBRINO
リブリーノ
SINCE 1970 : KENZO TANGE ASSOCIATES CATANIA CITY ITALY 

Interview with habitants at Librino from the TV program "Il Dito" Librino e il problema casa 14 Jan. 2005
dubbed in Japanese.

Librino New Town Project is a city plan which was never fully completed. Situated in the second largest city in Sicily Catania. 
Designed by the Japanese Architect Kenzo Tange from 1970 to 1972

Federico Baronello + Takuji Kogo

Exhibitions
Kitakyushu Biennial 2007 Cute or Creepy
Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art 2006
Akiyoshidai International Art Village Yamaguchi Japan 2006
*CANDY FACTORY PROJECTS 2004  
SCREAM

FÄRGFABRIKEN Centre for Contemporary Art and Architecture
Stockholm Sweden 2004


curated by OLA PEHRSON + TAKUJI KOGO


ARTISTS
CANDY FACTORY / TAKUJI KOGO / JOHN MILLER / YOUNG-HAE CHANG HEAVY INDUSTRIES / 
DANIEL WESTRUND/ MIJA RENSTROM /LENA GUSTAVSSON / OLA PEHRSON

Johnny & D / Ola Pehrson
2003
presented at Kitakyushu Biennial 2011
Boogie Woogie Wonderland 2003
text :
Collaborations with Ola Pehrson / Takuji Kogo
*CANDY FACTORY PROJECTS at ART METROPOLE TORONT2004
coordinated by Chrysanne Stathacos and A.A Bronson

Publication : audio album
ART METROPOLE PRESENTS
*CANDY FACTORY PROJECTS
PUBLISHED BY ART-METROPOLE
TORONTO CANADA 2004
Audiences / Spirit in the square  
I Wish To Buy You
Chrysanne Stathacos + Takuji Kogo

Words from the project : 1000+ Wishes / Chrysanne Stathacos



*Candy Factory Project + Instant Coffee
Audio Album by Takuji Kogo ( Music from *CANDY FACTORY PROJECTS )
Video CD by Instant Coffee ( Tront based artists collective )
Published by ART METROPOLE
MAAP in Singapore Singapore Art Museum (2004)
Media City Seoul Seoul City Museum of Art Korea (2004)
 
   

CAMPAIGN & PRODUCTS
KITAKYUSHU MUNICIPAL MUSEUM OF ARTS JAPAN 2004

* CANDY FACTORY PROJECTS
In collaboration with

ASAHI BREWERIES, LTD.
TOTO, LTD.
RITZWELL
TAKAGI CO., LTD.
FUJITSU, LTD.
SHABONDAMA SOAP CORPORATION
MOS FOOD SERVICES, INC.

CAMPAIGN & PRODUCTS is a collaborative art project with several corporations in Japan,
All images are from product advertisements presented in the museum space. 

WEB PROJECT in collaboration with YOUNG-HAE CHANG HEAVY INDUSTRIES
curated by
TAKUJI KOGO + KEIICHI MIYAGAWA
*CANDY FACTORY PROJECTS 2003  
AUDIENCES / SNOW WHITE
TAKUJI KOGO 2003~
Media City Seoul / Seoul City Museum of Art Korea 2004

*CANDY FACTORY PROJECTS BOOGIE WOOGIE WONDRLAND 2003
KITAKYUSHU BIENNIAL 2011
 

BOOGIE WOOGIE WONDERLAND
Akiyoshidai International Art Village 2003

 



ARTISTS:
MIKE BODE & STAFFAN SCHMIDT
JOHN MILLER
AKIRA MORI
OLA PEHRSON
SEAN SNYDER
YOUNG-HAE CHANG HEAVY INDUSTRIES
*CANDY FACTORY
SPECIAL GUEST APPEARANCE for the artist book
THOMAS BAYRLE

Guest Curator:
TAKUJI KOGO, *CANDY FACTORY
ORGANIZED AND PRODUCED BY THE AKIYOSHIDAI INTERNATIONAL ART VILLAGE
SPONSORED BY THE JAPAN FOUNDATION FOR REGIONAL ACTIVITIES

*CANDY FACTORY PROJECTS / BOOGIE WOOGIE WONDERLAND
artist book / designed by Takuji Kogo
Published by AIAV

Gulliver's Kingdom
ガリバー王国

"Gulliver's Kingdom" is a failed theme park.
It opened in 1997 and was shut down in October 2001.
It was located in Kamikuishiki village Yamanashi Prefecture at the foot of Mount Fuji.
The village gained notoriety in the mid-1990s as the cult terrorist group Aum's main base,
where it produced the chemical Sarin.

Holiday / *Candy Factory
Sound tracks from *Candy Factory Projects

Audio Album
Soap_land records
2003
TRANSLOCATIONS Walker Art Centre Minneapolis U.S.A (2003)
Net Noise C-theory multimedia (2003) MIT online project
 
*CANDY FACTORY PROJECTS @ AIAV 2002
Akiyoshidai International Artist Village
Publication : Lost in space
 


Architectural Intervention

KANEBO HOFU FACTORY
鐘紡防府工場

TAKUJI KOGO + MIKE BODE

Combination of two (1954) Takeo Yamaguchi
双つの組み合わせ (1954) 山口長男


The painting by the Japanese artist Takeo Yamaguchi (1902-1983) was made in 1954.
It shows the abstracted Japanese word for " Work".
It was presented as an example of modernist Japanese painting in the late 50's at the
Venice Biennial and the Sao Paolo Biennial.
However since the 1960's the painting was forgotten and turned up hanging in a staircase
in the old office building of the Kanebo Hofu Factory
(one of the largest and oldest chemical fiber mill plants in Japan, founded in 1935 at
Hofu, Yamaguchi. )

This painting was uncovered with this project and was displayed once more at the
Yamaguchi prefecture museum in 2003 together with a digital projection of the defunct
factory housing and the transcription of a song made for the factory celebrations by the workers.
The factory was shut down in 2004 due to the owner company's bankruptcy.

Lyrics ( Texts on the movie)
With the long shadow of lapis lazuli color.
The Sun rises up on the Katumaga Bay.
The light of Shuho forever.
Delightfully honestly and vigorously with hope let us go forward.
Looking upon *the 3-S mind from Kanegafuchi
Ah Kanebo My Hofu city Succeeding toward shining great business.
To find a guide to tomorrow by taking our lessons from the past.
Fulfilling our mission here.
We compete at all times
Let us go forward more powerfully

*The 3-S mind from Kanegafuchi with proud Ah Kanebo My Hofu city

*3-S = Speed, Service ,Saving
( A slogan for the factory workers since after the W.W 2.)

NON_ BROADCASTING TIME
2000~
A series of empty TV studio sets views broadcast at the exhibition space,
online and cable Television networks.

FOX NEWS Walker Art Center Minneapolis 2003
中学生日記
MIDDLE SCHOL DIARIES
Aichi Arts Center 2003
WHY EBS South Korea Screening @ Korean Web Art Festival 2001
Traveling Around China
China Central Television Beijing
MAAP Beijing China Millenium Monument Beijing (2002)
NEIGHBOURS Gloss Centre for Contemporary Photography Melbourne Australia (2002)
TYS Yamaguchi Japan Art In The Home Yamaguchi Japan 2001
TNC Fukuoka Japan Re:map @ Laforet Museum Kokura Japan 2001
Golden time Screening: Postmasters gallery NY
2001

Yokohama Triennial 2001

 
Pavilion sculpture : Gallows
Fluorescent paint on Steel frame, Tatami floor, rope

Installation view at Yokohama Triennial 2001
In collaboration with Tetsu Takagi, Kazunari Horiguchi

Pavilion sculpture : Tea house
Fluorescent paint on Steel frame , Tatami floor,
Printed images on Fusuma / Papered Sliding doors from the publication

WAKE UP TIME
Takuji Kogo + John Miller
Neuer Aachener Kunstverein, Aachen 2000
Installation view at Gallery Haco Japan 2000
In collaboration with Tetsu Takagi, Kazunari Horiguchi

NUNOTANI BLDG. 
布谷ビル

2001~ 2004

NUNOTANI BLDG. built in 1991 at EDOGAWA TOKYO,
Architect: Peter Eisenman and Zenidaka corporation.
Built as the main office building of the design company NUNOTANI corporation's Tokyo branch.
However the building's function soon turned into a warehouse.
The NUNOTANI corporation went bankrupt in 2000.
The administration of property Osaka district court has had the building and the site up for sale since 2000.

A company " Life support" finally bought the dilapidated building at an auction in 2003
converted the building into the old-age peoples home.

Exhibition : Yokohama Triennial 2001
Korean web art festival Seoul 2001
Publication : Lost In Space / AIAV 2002
Mike Bode + Takuji Kogo
*CANDY FACTORY PROJECTS 2000  

What an interesting finger, let me suck it.

Unused industrial park land (abandoned coal mine site )
in Tagwa city Japan
Exhibition
Gallery Soap 2000
*Candy Factory Yokohama 2000

SIT.COM/ *CANDY FACTORY

1998-9 Online Project
C-theory Multimedia net noise collection
Cornell University U.S.A

Exhibitions
Yokohama Triennial 2001
The Center for contemporary art Catania Italy 2001
EXPO 3000 Berlin 2001
Lydmar Hotel Sweden 2000
Dream on / Laforet Museum Kokura 2000

Screening event :
Postmasters Gallery NY 2001
Art Frankfurt Germany 2001
Les rencontres internationales de la photographie d'Arles,
Antic theatre, Arles, France 2000

   


*CANDY FACTORY

(1998 ~ 2001)
Gallery space Yokohama Japan
directed by Takuji Kogo
1998 Terminal Care *Candy Factory
  Alive with pleasure John Miller
  Flesh and Blood Mouchette
  Entangled Simile Takuji Kogo
1999 Project? G.H. Hovagimyan
Rainer Ganahl
Valery Grancher Mouchette
Takuji Kogo
  Battle of Tang Sancai *Candy Factory
  器市
ORIENTAL BAZAAR
*Candy Factory
John Miller
Mouchette
Federico Baronello
    Online Project:
DOT.JAPAN
by Barbara London
MOMA NY
  Voices *Candy Factory
2000 Flyng Fox An emergency plan Ganso Maeda
  What an interesting finger, let me suck it. Takuji Kogo/ John Miller / Chrysanne Stathacos / Tetsu Takagi / Kazunari Horiguchi / Minoru Inayoshi

*CANDY FACTORY PROJECTS
directed by Takuji Kogo 古郷卓司, a platform for collaborative art project, was originally set up as an exhibition space housed in a former candy factory in Yokohama, Japan in 1998.
Takuji Kogo has produced a large body of work both as a solo artist and in collaborations under the*CANDY FACTORY PROJECTS.
Between 2007 to 2017 *CANDY FACTORY PROJECTS initiated the Kitakyushu Biennial in collaboration with the Art Institute Kitakyushu.
*CANDY FACTORY PROJECTS has been constantly relocating its curatorial office into different institutions organizing exhibitions, screening events, conducting collaborative research, publications and web projects.



Projects in progress


Online Ads

(ongoing since 2007)

A series of multi linguistic text animations. The found text materials are used as lyrics for original music sung by synthetic voices.
The project had been shown at various Candy Factory Projects included large scale exterior sound installation, for example at the Aichi Triennial (2016) displaying text animation through an abandoned convenience store's window to turn the building into a singing architecture with fragments of specific information. 

Robot
(since 2004)

A virtual band project in collaboration with John Miller.
"ROBOT" produces songs whose lyrics derive from personal ads found online and original promotional video clips, more recently, from various other sources. 
"PERFORMER, AUDIENCE, MIRROR: THE MUSICAL" made from a transcript of a historical Dan Graham performance from the 1970’s, 
"GRACEFUL, MYTHOLOGICAL, LIFE-SIZE" is also from the transcript of "Museum Highlights " by Andrea Fraser at Philadelphia Museum of Art 1991, re-enacted as a musical stand-up comedy cartoon.

Comics
(ongoing since 2017)

A series of animated panoramic street views and architectural environments from specific sites and multi linguistic street signs or propaganda, introducing street views transformed into contemporary art exhibitions.
For example "There is no ghost after the revolution" 2018 is a multi projection piece made with the animated street views of Xiobei Guangzhou China aka Chocolate City 
It portrays Africans in the Chinese traders market together with propaganda posters from Chinese government announcing the new era of Xi Jinping. 
"THE FOREIGN DOMESTIC WORKER SHALL NOT GET MARRIED IN SINGAPORE"  is an animated view of Bukiti Timah Shopping Center in Singapore which is filled with the foreign maids agencies. It animates their sales slogans for the various religions or nationalities for contracting maids.
Also an original music score made for the regulation of foreign maids by the Singapore government explaining that the foreign maids are not permitted to get a boyfriend in Singapore.

Homes for America
(ongoing since 2003)

This long running project focuses on the ideological state apparatus of U.S Military bases and its cultural or economical impact on the local hosting society and seen an abstracted "American city” and community. The project gathers fragments from some of the bases found in locations all over the world.
"U.S military base in Okinawa, We Sell, We buy“ is a promotional music video based on a real estate advert for military land where land became a lucrative investment due to rent price guarantees by the Japanese government.
"American Sitcom / Joining the Air Force” A part of a trilogy of quasi anthropological research on American online culture in collaboration with Swedish Artist Mike Bode.
The text animation made out of transcriptions from V-loggers monologues sharing experiences about joining the US Air force. 

Non_sites
(ongoing since 2003)

A series of photo-sculptures, digital kaleidoscopes made of looped and mirrored sequence shots taken from moments of standardized every day life environments, such as views of fast food restaurants or street views with people of various races, public spaces or shopping malls.


Collaborations

John Miller ROBOT
TASTE YOUR DAY
The Photographic Poster of a Toothbrush  
Uncle Sam can be the white dwarf
BELOW 14TH ST.
DETUMESCENCE
PERFORMER, AUDIENCE, MIRROR: THE MUSICAL
GRACEFUL, MYTHOLOGICAL, LIFE-SIZE
WHY DO THINGS HAVE OUTLINES?

OPEN TO ALL AGES & ETHNICITIES/ NBK
Little About Me / New Museum NY

Youtube Channel

Alive with pleasure
Let's trade bodies
*Candy Factory Yokohama
Aura Rosenberg
with ROBOT
BERLIN CHILDHOOD 
Towards The World 
YOUNG_HAE CHANG
HEAVY INDUSTRIES

A L0VE SUPREME ENGLISH K0REAN/ENGLISH
P0ETRY READING: I JUST QUIT MY J0B T0DAY
KIMI KIM JALAN JALAN
KIMI KIM JALAN JALAN, EPIS0DE 2
ASMR MY DMZ: K0REAN/ENGLISH DUB JAPANESE/ENGLISH DUB
B00GIE-W00GIE W0NDERLAND
HALBEATH
Y0UR J0B W0N'T STAND A CHANCE
STATEMENTS: 0029: T0 MY G00D AND L0YAL SUBJECTS AND 0063: AFTER RECENT SURGERY 0N MY SCALP ENGLISH/JAPANESE UKRAINIAN/JAPANESE
DMZ BUS T0UR WITH BULG0GI LUNCH: 
IF I WERE Y0U I'LL G0 T0 THE PALACE
 
WHAT'S Y0UR NATI0NALITY?
Mike Bode Chocolate City Guanzhou
American Sitcom
Homi/ Toyota
Blueberry land
Lost in Space / AIAV
Kanebo Hofu Factory
Nunotani Bldg.
Keiichi Miyagawa Kitakyushu Biennial
Co curated 2007 -2017

Kitakyushu
Campaign and products
Federico Baronello Homes for America Sigonella
*Candy Factory Projects in Rome
Online Ads ( Italy )
EUR ROME
Vittoria
How to reach Lampedusa
Charles Lim Life wouldn't be the same without safe sea
Beaches
Beaches II
Sean Snyder Kin Town Okinawa
Untitled (Iwakuni US base )
Pyongtaek (research )

NAMELESS HEROES, AKA UNSUNG HEROES, DPRK TV SERIES EPISODE 19 
Screening ( Gwandju Bienial )
Remix ( Kitakyushu Biennial 07)
Thomas Bayrle Boogie Woogie WOnderland
(publication/ online project)
Kitakyushu Biennial 07
Ola Pehrson Scream
co-curator
Phillip Horst Kitakyushu Biennial in Berlin (co-curator)
Snoopies
Voices
Chrysanne Stathacos I wish to buy you
A.A Bronson Negative Thought
( Online Remix)
Eiji Watanabe Non-broadcasting time
Middle School Diaries
Tetsu Takagi "Candy Factory Yokohama
Yokohama Triennial
Lost in Space / AIAV
Mouchette *Candy Factory Yokohama
Kitakyushu Biennial/ Fifth
Kazunari Horiguchi "Candy Factory Yokohama
Yokohama Triennial
Voices


CONTACT : candyfactory(at)icloud.com






1998 *Candy factory
1998-2001
Gallery space
横浜日ノ出町
Yokohama Japan
1999 Think The Same Project 8
Total Museum
Seoul
  *Candy Factory
Sit.com
Amor & Conscience
Atlier Sevigne Paris France
  Voices Nagoya Port
N mark
  EURO TRASH CAFE
EURO TRASH GARDEN
Gallery Soap
Hotel Chigusa
  *Candy Factory Dot.jp
The Museum of Modern Art NY
2000 *Candy Factory
Sit.com
Les rencontres internationales de la photographie d' Arles France
  *Candy Factory
Sit.com
Expo 3000 Berlin
  *Candy Factory Joyful Gallery Soap Kokura
  *Candy Factory
Sit.com
Dream on Laforet Museum Kokura
  *Candy Factory
Sit.com
J-way Lydmar Hotel Stoclholm
2001 *Candy Factory Projects at Yokohama Triennial 2001 横浜トリエンナーレ
Yokohama
  Re:move *Candy Factory (screening) Art Frankfurt Germany
  Re:move
*Candy Factory
The Center for contemporary art
Catania
  Nunotani Bldg.
with Mike Bode
Korean web art festival Seoul
2002 Akiyoshidai Internatinal Art Village
research / residency
秋吉台国際芸術村
AIAV
  Kanebo Hofu Factory
with Mike Bode, Takeo Yamaguchi
Yamaguchi Prefectual Museum
  Non_broadcasting Time
TNC
Re:map Laforet Museum Kokura
  Non_broadcasting Time Art In the home New Media Scotland
Edinburgh
  Non_broadcasting Time
Neighbours
Gloss Centre for Contemporary Photography Melbourne
  Non_broadcasting Time
CCTV
MAAP Millenium Monument
Beijing
  Non-broadcasting time
Middle School Diaries
with Eiji Watanabe
愛知芸文センター
The centre for arts and culture
Aichi
2003 Boogie Woogie Wonderland
curattorial project
秋吉台国際芸術村
AIAV Yamaguchi
  Non_broadcasting Time
Middle School Diaries
FOX news
TRANSLOCATIONS
Walker Art Centre
Minneapolis
  *Candy Factory
Sit.com
Net Noise C-theory multimedia MIT/ Cornel Uni
online project
  Holiday
Music from *Candy Factory
Soap land Records
2004 *Candy Factory Projects in Toront
residency / audio album
Art Metropole
Toront
  CAMPAIGN & PRODUCTS
with Keiichi Miyagawa
北九州市立美術館
Kitakyushu Municipal Museum of Arts JAPAN
  Audiences Media City Seoul
Seoul City Museum of Art
  US Military Base in Okinawa
We Sell We Buy
Do a book
Plum Blossom Gallery NY
  The furthest dream of your being
Robot
Global Consulting NYC
 

SCREAM
Curratorial
with Ola Pehrson

FÄRGFABRIKEN
Centre for Contemporary Art and Architecture
Stockholm Sweden
  US Military Base in Okinawa
We Sell We Buy
MAAP Singapore Art Museum
2005 TAKUJI KOGO
A *CANDY FACTORY PROJECT JAPAN

The Rooseum
Centre for contemporary art Sweden
  A *CANDY FACTORY PROJECT SONGS
秋吉台国際芸術村
Akiyoshidai International Art Village Yamaguchi Japan
  US Military Base in Okinawa
We Sell We Buy
/ Route 189
TRANSFORMER 秋吉台国際芸術村
Akiyoshidai International Art Village
2006

Hyper links for dead links
Curatorial

広島市現代美術館
Hiroshima City Museum for Contemporary Art
  Non_sites MAAP Brisbane Australia
  Audiences
Robot
Donde y Durante / La Noche en Blanco
Media Madrid
  Tokyo rose Advertising
Screening event
Printed Matter NY
  Tokyo rose Advertising Time Shares Rhizome
the New Museum of Contemporary Art NY
 

Cute or Creepy
A Song for Silicon Valley

Zero One
San Jose Museum for Art
  A *CANDY FACTORY PROJECT SONGS II 秋吉台国際芸術村
Akiyoshidai International Art Village Yamaguchi Japan
  Robot Screening
Jeffery Charles Gallery London
  NAMELESS HEROES, DPRK TV SERIES EPISODE 19 
with Sean Snyder
Gwangju Biennial 2006
2007 The 1st Kitakyushu Biennial '07
Cute or Creepy
Art Institute Kitakyushu
The original: JR Office Bldg.
Moji
  Takuji Kogo at the MoMa
MediaScope Screening
The Museum of Modern Art
NY
  Robot Regroup show
Miguel Abreu Gallery NY
 

ROUTE 189 / ANGEL JAPAN


Break 2.4 Festival Ljubljana Slovenia
  Audiences Visual 07 Madrid
  Robot Dating Show 3rd Ward NY
2008 A CANDY FACTORY PROJECT
KITAKYUSHU
Gallery Soap
Art Institute Kitakyushu
  How to reach Lampedusa
with Federico Baronello
No Place – Like Home
ARGOS Centre for Art & Media
Brussels
2009 移民 Imin
The 2nd Kitakyushu Biennial
Art Institute Kitakyushu
The original: JR office bldg.
Moji Kitakyushu
  TAKUJI KOGO / Non_sites
東京都写真美術館
The Ebisu International Festival
Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography Japan
  DMZ BUS TOUR WITH BULGOGI LUNCH
with Younh-hae Chang Heavy Industries
The First Stop on the Super Highway
The Nam June Paik Art Center
Seoul
2010 Music from *Candy Factory Projects
publication : Audio Album, sound installation
Facehug
Künstlerhaus Stuttgart 
Sandy Brown Berlin
  TAKUJI KOGO / Non_sites Tunneling
Famous Accountants NY
  Robot (with John Miller) Galerie Barbara Weiss
Berlin
2011 移民 Imin
The 3rd Kitakyushu Biennial
Art Institute Kitakyushu
Gallery Soap
  A Candy Factory Project
Blueberry Land

Wip:konsthall
Stockholm
  Robot On the Metaphor of Growth
Frankfurter Kunstverein
Germany
2012 *Candy Factory Projects in Frankfurt
Deutsche Börse Residency Program 
Frankfurter Kunstverein
Germany
  *Candy Factory Projects in Rome Auditorium Parco della Musica
Rome
  TAKUJI KOGO / Non_sites Linnman Gallery  
Jönköping Sweden
  Kitakyushu Biennial in Berlin
北九州国際ビエンナーレ in 伯林
Zentrum für Kunst und Urbanistik
Berlin
  Kitakyushu Biennial In Singapore

The Private Museum Singapore

  Robot John Miller / Suburban Past Time
Metro Pictures NY
  TAKUJI KOGO / Non_sites Paysages Croisés /JAPAN EXPO 2012” in France
The Japan Cultural Institute
Paris
2013 information
第四回北九州国際ビエンナーレ
THE KITAKYUSHU BIENNIAL WORLD TOUR
Touring project:
Berlin ZK/U
Busan Totatoga Archive Center
Kokura Gallery Soap
Tokyo 山谷労働福祉会館
SIngaporeThe Private Museum
  A Little About Me: Four works
by Robot
New Museum NY
2014 A *Candy Factory Project
American Sitcom

Pitzer Galleries
California
  Online Ads/ Non_sites West Space Journal
Melborne Australia
  Statements
with Younh-hae Chang Heavy Industries
Bad Conscience
Metro pictures NY
  TAKUJI KOGO / Non_sites Mother/Land
Kurumaya Museum of Art
Tochigi Japan
  The Waiting Game
Robot
Walk-ins Welcome
Gallery Marlborough
Broome Street NY
 

Robot

ART IN POP Le Magasin
Grenoble
2015 Boogie Woogie Wonderland
Kalmar konstmuseum
Sweden
  Takuji Kogo + John Miller
OPEN TO ALL AGES
& ETHNICITIES
The Neuer Berliner Kunstverein 
Berlin
  A *Candy Factory Project
Kimi Kim Jalan Jalan

with Younh-hae Chang Heavy Industries
The Private Museum
Singapore
  The FIFTH Kitakyushu Biennial Zentrum für Kunst und Urbanistik
Berlin
Gallery Soap
Art Institute Kitakyushu
  A * Candy Factory Project
Plastic Chairs

Jönköpings läns museum
Room 203
Sweden
  A * Candy Factory Project
Voices
with Kazunari Horiguchi
Star Gallery Nagoya
  Non_sites
with Younh-hae Chang Heavy Industries
Plastic Myth Asia Culture Center
Gwangju
  I love to make you laugh
Robot
John Miller
Metro Pictures NY
  Statements
with Younh-hae Chang Heavy Industries
Kyiv Biennial Ukraine
  American Sitcom
with Mike Bode
Open call ICA Miami
2016 KULTIVERA
Residency
Tranås Sweden
  Zentrum für Kunst und Urbanistik
Residency
Berlin
  A *Candy Factory Project
This Land Is Mine

愛知トリエンナーレ
Aichi Triennial Nagoya
2017 A *Candy Factory Project
Chocolate City Guanzhou
with Mike Bode

Operation PRD: All the Way South Research Fund
Guangdong Times Museum
Guanzhou

  Online Ads / This Land Is Mine NEW TOWN Tama Tokyo
  Takuji Kogo *CANDY FACTORY PROJECTS Private Museum
Singapore
  Moment Of Zen
Robot
CYBORG DREAMS
83 Pitt Street NY
2018

Takuji Kogo *CANDY FACTORY PROJECTS in Singapore

NTU CCA
Singapore
  HALBEATH
with Younh-hae Chang Heavy Industries

LOVE Long Asia Society
Hong Kong Center
  A LOVE SUPREME
with Younh-hae Chang Heavy Industries
Revolution Will Not Be Televised
ArKO Museum
Seoul
  Robot AU MILIEU DES CHOSES France
2019 *CANDY FACTORY PROJECTS in SEOUL Alt space LOOP
Seoul
  US Military Base in Okinawa
We Sell We Buy
WEB-RETRO Seoul Museum of Contemporary Art
  Homes for America
research / screening events / exhibitions
online project
Alt space LOOP
Gallery Soap
Art Institute Kitakyushu

ANA Singapore
Sullivan+Strumpf Singapore
  My Life Is Not Your Porn Echo Chamber: Sound Effects Seoul
Alt space LOOP
  The Photographic Poster of Toothbrush
Robot
Terms and Conditions: A Sonata for Two Women
Prosjektroms Normanns Norway
  A *CANDY FACTORY PROJECT COMICS Legacy
Kultivela Tranås Sweden

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