7 March – 29 March Exhibiting two new works in Diginner Gallery Workshop, Jiyugaoka, Tokyo. Celebrating ten years since the gallery opened with the anniversary group show “Decade”.
FEBRUARY – APRIL
14 February – 15 April Permissions AKA Loving with Both Hands at Contemporary Art Center (CAC) Vilnius in the exhibition “Head with Many Thoughts / Galva su daug minčių“. Curated by Neringa Bumblienė, Julija Fomina, Virginija Januškevičiūtė, Ūla Tornau and Asta Vaičiulytė. Live performance on opening night (14 Feb) with video installation running throughout the duration of exhibition (14 Feb – 15 April) in the Cinema Hall of CAC Vilnius.
10 January Essay by Isabelle Sully “Those Who Handle It: On the many ways in which we are exhausted into positions of consent” published by Nero Editions
6 December Following an artistic research residency at Studio Loos, Permissions AKA Loving with Both Hands will be performed in The Hague. The evening program begins with softly at first, with Marianna Maruyama (text & vocals) and Andrius Arutiunian and Yiannis Tsirikoglou on electronics. Doors open 20:00. Program begins at 20:30.
23 November Participating in panel discussion following the premiere of The Exquisite Corpse > recomposing the body, a commission awarded to Semay Wu by New Emergences. Premiere and talk at Splendor, Amsterdam 19:15–22:00.
19 November InDialogue 2019, Permissions AKA Loving with Both Hands at Derby Theatre, UK
13 October Verso Premiere, presentation and discussion of new book Performing Security (with Jan Adriaans) at Mezrab, Amsterdam. The evening program includes works by award-winning Iranian writer and poet Ghazal Mosadeq, writer & former editor of Uitgeverij Chaos Yael van der Wouden, and returning guest Natalia Papaeva. 19:00-23:00
October – month-long Studio Loos Den Haag, Artistic residency
Book release Performing Security
1-21 July Writing residency at stART, Invorio, Italy
24-26 May The Assistants will be performed as part of the Hidden Agreements Program by Ensemble Modelo62 at the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Friday 24 May 2019 at 19:30; at Gallery Untitled in Rotterdam on the 25th at 20:00, and at TAC in Eindhoven at 16:00 on the 26th. Concert program and details for the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam program here.
14 April Performance at The Grey Space in the Middle. Divergent Convergence #1: Performances & Installations by Greta Desirèe Facchinato, Yota Morimoto, Luuk Smits, Dario Giustarini, Tatsuru Arai. Divergent Convergence aims to kickstart a series of intermittent eclectic expositions and interventions revolving around sound in the renewed space. 14 April at 20:30. Tickets 10 euro/ students 5 euro. Paviljongracht 20, The Hague. Installations will be open until 27 April 2019. Detailed information here. Link to video clip here.
15-17 March Joining the Dutch delegation with IMPAKT Center for Media Culture at Metamarathon: 42 hours of Digital Culture at the NRW-Forum Düsseldorf. Lecture performance specified, explicit and legitimate purposes, panel participation, and exhibition during the 2019 edition dedicated to the topic of robotics.
2 March Lecture performance and panel discussion at EMAP Conference 2019: Augment and Disrupt hosted by IMPAKT Center for Media Culture. Future Interfaces, The Body Extended: How Interfaces as extensions of our bodies can increase our capabilities, create social coherence or allow marginalized people to participate more fully in our society. Performance lecture specified, explicit and legitimate purposes by Marianna Maruyama (artist, NL/US/IT) and panel with Veronika Liebl, Ars Electronica (AU), New Emergences (NL/UK) and Marianna Maruyama (NL/US/IT). Moderator: Tobias Revell (curator, UK). Tickets for panels and performances: €8 (Discount €7). 20:30-22:00 at Het Huis Utrecht. Video documentation here.
20 January Lecture performance together with Andrius Arutiunian at the Jewish Historical Museum, Amsterdam, 14:30-16:00, 20 January 2019. This event is part of the program following the exhibition The Institute of Ongoing Things of Israeli artist Uri Katzenstein. Lecture performance, screening of Uri Katzenstein’s work, panel discussion lead by Dr Noa Roei of the University of Amsterdam with prof. dr. Mattijs Van de Port, Amit Gur and curator Ronit Eden. Details and sign-up here.
21 November Exhibition The Third Potential at Beautiful Distress House, Amsterdam. Opening 21 Nov from 17:00-19:00. Video installation made in collaboration with Jan Adriaans and Gerwin Luijendijk following the residency at Het Vijfde Seizoen. Exhibition runs 21 November – 16 December 2018. Beautiful Distress House, Van Riemsdijkweg 41A. From 22 Nov, the exhibition will be open Thur-Fri 11-18, Sat & Sun 12-16.
9 September The Assistants will be performed by Ensemble Modelo62 during Gaudeamus Muziekweek at Centraal Museum, Utrecht, Sunday 9 September 2018, 16:30. Full concert program and tickets online here.
15 August New video work and voice performance Living in the Sixth in The Deep Splash: A night of performance, sound and video art. Curated by Monika Lipšic and coordinated by Gaile Griciute from Dar – Druskinininkai Art Residency, held in Vilnius – Composers’ House in Žvėrynas, Vilnius, 19:00-22:00
3-6 July Premiere of video, Loving With Both Hands, in exhibition curated by Heather Connelly, Translation Zone(s): Constellation, corresponding with thematic panel organized by Gabriela Saldanha (Birmingham University) and Cristina Marinetti (Cardiff University) with artist/researcher Heather Connelly: Exploring Cultural Mobility through Visual and Performance Art, 6th IATIS Conference (International Association for Translation and Intercultural Studies), Hong Kong
3 May Premiere, The Assistants, Interdisciplinary Concert Program Sedje Hémon: Hidden Agreements, with Contemporary Music Ensemble Modelo62 and Andrius Arutiunian, Korzo, The Hague, 20:30. Watch the trailer here.
3-month residency with Jan Adriaans and Gerwin Luijendijk at Het Vijfde Seizoen (The Fifth Season), Den Dolder, Casco/FotoDok and Mondriaan Fonds
17 January Deep Body Massage, Performance at Gerrit Rietveld Academie Studium Generale, Rietveld Academie Gym, Amsterdam 13:30-15:30. Performance begins at 13:30. Followed by a lecture by Erin Manning.
9 January Launch of Rosa Mercedes #1 Online Journal (audio edition) – Harun Farocki Institut
11 November Guest Talk with Andrius Arutiunian for multimedia course (Yannis Kyriakides and Channa Boon) at The Royal Conservatory of Music, The Hague, 14:00
16 November Artist Talk at Galerie FÜNFZIGZWANZIG, Salzburg, 18:00
28 October Loving with Both Hands, Performance, Brainwash Festival, Perdu, Amsterdam, 14:00-18:00
1 July – 26 August Rondom/Around Exhibition at Galerie Nouvelles Images, Westeinde 22, The Hague
8 July 600 Notes Performance (preview) with Andrius Arutiunian at Galerie Nouvelles Images, Westeinde 22, The Hague at 15:00 and 16:00
5 May – June 16 Exhibition at Kiosk, Persgroep Netherlands, Jacob Bontiusplaats 9, Amsterdam
8 April Sedje Hémon’s painting scores exhibited in Athens Conservatory, documenta14. Launch of artist website sedjehemon.org
26 March Workshop and Artist talk 15:00, I Speak in Tongues at 37PK Haarlem
24 March – 23 April Exhibition I Speak in Tongues at 37PK Haarlem. Curated by Katayoun Arian as part of Haarlemse Lente
14 March Workshop The Art of Naming for Nida high school students, Lithuania
2 March – 21 March Artist in Residence at Nida Art Colony, Lithuania