Talk event at Youkobo Art Space

January 21st, 2018

David Franklin artist talk at Youkobo Art Space Tokyo

Crystallizing Ideas – Youkobo Returnee Residence Program: Talk Event with David Franklin
2018.01.27 – 2018.01.27

In this talk event, which will serve to conclude the first leg of the Youkobo Returnee Residence Program, returnee artist David Franklin will be invited to talk with the audience about his latest research conducted at Youkobo through December and January, in relation to his experiences during his first residency at Youkobo in 2009.

Following his presentation a discussion will be held to discuss, among other things, the significance of residencies for users and hosts, the changing needs of artists and recent trends seen in new residency models, in addition to David’s experiences of participating in residency programs, including his ongoing research residency at the National Art Museum of Catalonia, in Barcelona.

*Free admission.
*Reservation required (max. 25 persons). Please send an e-mail to, including your name.

デイヴィッド・フランクリン [アイルランド生/バルセロナ在住]
2018.01.27 – 2018.01.27

本トークイベントは、第1弾 Youkobo Returnee Residence Programの締めくくりとなる。再招聘アーティストであるデイヴィッド・フランクリンは、2017年12月-2018年1月を通して遊工房で展開している直近のリサーチについて話す予定であり、その活動は2009年の遊工房での1回目のレジデンシー体験と関連するものである。
また、彼のプレゼンテーションに続き、現在バルセロナで参加中のNational Art Museum of Cataloniaでのリサーチレジデンシーやこれまで経験したレジデンシープログラム等を含め、利用者(アーティスト等)とホスト(レジデンス運営者等)にとってのアーティスト・イン・レジデンスの重要性、アーティストの需要の変化、新しいレジデンシーモデルにおける最近の傾向等をディスカッションする。


Youkobo Returnee Residency Program

Since 1989, Youkobo Art Space has, through the management of an Artist in Residence (AIR) program and experimental gallery for the exhibition and presentation of art, worked to offer support to other AIR programs while also developing international exchange, community activities, and human resources. To date, over 280 artists from approximately 40 countries have stayed and produced at Youkobo as participants in the AIR program, while more than 150 Tokyo-based artists have exhibited in Youkobo’s experimental gallery programs. To celebrate and reflect on 30 years of hosting and supporting art professionals, Youkobo Art Space has launched the Youkobo Returnee Residency Program, which invites artists who have previously undertaken a residency at Youkobo to further develop their creative research. In this, the first leg of the program, visual artist David Franklin will stay in Tokyo for a two-month residency.

遊工房アートスペースは、1989 年以来、国内外のアーティストが滞在制作するアーティスト・イン・レジデンス(AIR)、作品を展示発表する実験ギャラリーとスタジオを主軸に、AI Rの推進・支援、アートを通した国際交流やコミュニティ―活動、人材育成にも取り組んでいる。滞在制作(AI R)は、これまでに280 余名、約40カ国からの海外作家に、スタジオ・実験ギャラリーは、150 名以上の在京アーティストを中心に利用頂いている。遊工房アートスペースは、アーティストの創作活動を支援するレジデンス活動を始めて30 年周年の機会を迎え、以前に滞在した作家の中から、創造的な研究をさらに発展させるための再招聘プログラム「Youkobo Returnee ResidencyProgram」を2017年度から開始した。デイビッド・フランクリンが本プログラムの第1 弾として2 か月間の滞在制作に再招聘された。

El Laboratorio del No Hacer

June 1st, 2017

David Franklin El Laboratorio del No Hacer

This Saturday I’ll be participating in El Laboratorio del No Hacer, a three-day event at the Blueproject Foundation organised by Christina Schultz. I’ll be presenting my recent work “Welcome, Visitors”. The opening is this Friday June 2 at 19h, everybody welcome.

Este sábado participo en El Laboratorio del No Hacer, un evento de tres días organizado por Christina Schultz que tendrá lugar en la Blueproject Foundation. Estoy presentando mi obra reciente “Welcome, Visitors”. Inauguración el viernes 2 de junio a las 19h, estáis todos invitados.

With Maria Alcaide, Daniel Armengol, Laura Benítez, Manu Campos, Kai Corvus, Victoria Elms, Patricia Fernández Antón, Juliana Guerrero, David Macho, Mar Merino, Antonio R Montesinos, Judit Murlans, Maite Redondo, Patricio Ivan Rivera, Carolina Selo and Christina Schultz, and with Nigra Sum and their “mysterious musical project” and Espai en Blanc:::

Facebook event here.

Blueproject Foundation
Carrer Princesa 57 – 08003 Barcelona

New Work: “Welcome, Visitors”

April 4th, 2017


A video essay exploring some of the ideas behind the work I’m currently developing. First presented with a live reading at Paratext 15 at Hangar, Centre for Research and Production of Visual Arts, Barcelona, March 22 2017.

Landscape — Painting and the evolution of visual language — the role of technology and science in artistic developments — Dutch landscape painting in the 1600s — the expansion of concepts of space — viral infection — space exploration and the possibility of humans surviving away from Planet Earth — philosophical concepts of landscape in Chinese painting — science fiction — interpretation of our surroundings

For more information, click here.

Presentation at Paratext nº15 @ Hangar

March 20th, 2017

David Franklin News Paratext 15 Hangar

This Wednesday I’ll be doing a presentation at Paratext, where I’ll be presenting a new video essay exploring some of the ideas behind my current work which I’ve been developing during my recently-completed residency at Hangar. Free and open to everybody::

Este miércoles hago una presentación en Paratext, donde hablaré de algunas de las ideas detrás de mi trabajo actual que he estado desarrollando durante mi residencia reciente terminada en Acceso libre y abierto a todo el mundo::
22 March 2017. 19:00h – 21:00h
Hangar, Centre de producció i recerca d’arts visuals
Emilia Coranty, 16 ( Can Ricart ), 08018 Barcelona, Spain

Facebook event:

Artist talk at Youkobo

May 23rd, 2009

I will be holding a public talk with Kadota Mitsumasa today from 17:00 at Youkobo Art Space.  We will be discussing the work in our current exhibitions as well as our shared influences, and will probably drag up some Japanese art history too. All welcome . . .

Youkobo Art Space, Zempukuji 3-2-10, Suginami-ku, Tokyo, 167-0041.
Tel: 03 5930 5009.

“San-Kyuu” Artist talk at Youkobo

March 6th, 2009

I’ll be participating in an open talk with painters Kabata Yuuri and Tamaki Naoko at my studio this Monday the 9th. A “Thank You Art” event (ie, “San-Kyuu”, or 3/9 – more info here), we’ll be discussing the daily processes of making art and working in the studio. We’ll also be exhibiting works and there’ll be food and booze, so all are welcome from 17:30 onwards.

現 代を舞台に活動を続ける作家のなかなか訊けない周辺事情。そんな気になる裏側事情を、遊工房に滞在・展示をする日本とアイルランドの作家達が互いに迫る、 公開座談会を開催します。作家も知らない互いの生活と制作の実情や如何に?各作家の小作品の集う小展示にもご期待ください。

参加作家: 椛田 有理
玉木 直子
3月9日(月) 17:30〜