“Having received from a friend a 64 year old wire recording purchased at an estate sale, the Toronto and Brooklyn-based artistÂ manages to unspool a multigenerational yarn of Rothian heights.” MORE HERE.
Thursday, March 24, 2016, 8pm Gallery TPW, 170 St. Helen’s Ave, Toronto In conjunction with the exhibition Say Something Bunny! join Alison Kobayashi, Christopher Allen and Tess Takahashi for drinks and conversation about live documentary, identity contortion, reenactment, play, staging, research, family dynamics, and whatever else you want to bring to the table. Participant Biographies:… Continue reading Alison S.M. Kobayashi and Christopher Allen in conversation with Tess Takahashi
Saturday, November 7th. 6-7p. Free Comic Signing by JosÃ© Luis Medina at Comic Arts Brooklyn Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church 12 Havemeyer St Brooklyn, NY I’m proud to have published Medina’s first comic book, I Walk Alone in Darkness: A Trilogy at UnionDocs this past June. Join us this evening for a one hour… Continue reading Upcoming Events and Exhibitions
Sunday, November 8th, 2015. 7.30p. $9 UnionDocs 322 Union Avenue, Brooklyn NY Curated with Johanna Linsley. Begins with David Helbich’s No Music â€“ â€˜OhrstÃ¼ckeâ€™, a performative rehearsal followed by presentations by artists Brian House, Laure Fernandez, Brian Fuata and Alison S. M. Kobayashi. Concludes with an open discussion. Performing Lost, Stolen and Misplaced Sounds This… Continue reading EAVESDROPPERS, VENTRILOQUISTS AND GHOSTS at UnionDocs
ACTIVATE THEÂ ARCHIVES Working withÂ ArchivalÂ Materials and Found Footage, an Intensive Seminar for Documentary Artists Friday September 25th to Sunday September 27th, 10am-5pm UnionDocs, 322 Union Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11211 â€œHistory consists of a series of accumulated imaginative inventions.â€ (Voltaire) This intensive seminar will explore the creative use ofÂ archivalÂ materials for documentary art. Over the course of three… Continue reading Untitled
Tuesday, July 28 | 8PM Bad Asians 3.0 Stonewall Inn |Â 53 Christopher St. Curatored by Leeroy Kun Young Kang ManChyna,Â Chinese Up Them Eyes Like Beyonce, digital video, Canada, 2014 Lu Yang,Â Uterus Man, digital video, 11:19min., Shanghai, China, 2013 Alison S. M. Kobayashi,Â Dan Carter, video, 15min., Canada, 2006 Tanwarin Sukkhapisit,Â Iâ€™m Fine, video, 3:20min., Thailand, 2008 Yozmit,Â Sound… Continue reading Bad Asians 3.0, Dirty Looks July 28th, Stonewall Inn
Alison S. M. Kobayashi, Ryan Park, Roula Partheniou, Jon Sasaki and Josh Thorpe June 14 – August 2, 2015 Curated by Julia Abraham Special Events Opening Reception Sunday, June 14, 1 â€“ 3PM A FREE shuttle bus will depart from Mercer Union (1286 Bloor Street W) at 12:30pm and return for 3:30pm. Artists will be… Continue reading Always Already at Blackwood Gallery opens June 14th.
Photographs from the event on January 16th, 2015 focusing on a palm sized Food Diary from 1929. At Artscape Youngplace, Toronto.
January 16th, 2015 1929 Food Diary Tonight, two artists will be taking their audience through a food tasting. Matt Galloway spoke with Alison S.M. Kobayashi. She is one of two artists who will be speaking at Artscape Youngplace tonight in a talk called “Prunes, Arrowroots, Soup, Good”. http://www.cbc.ca/video/news/audioplayer.html?clipid=2648220509
Friday January 16, 2015 6PM- 7:30PM @ Artscape Youngplace 180 Shaw, Toronto ON Free, reservations can be made toÂ firstname.lastname@example.org Join us for an artist talk by Alison S.M. Kobayashi an evening of sampling dishes listed in a foundÂ foodÂ diary (c. 1929). The diary, a matchbook sized book chronicling Mr. N. Sakaliuk every meal and whether it… Continue reading January 16th Personality Unlimited Closing Event & Artist Talk
The Possessed Artifacts and Detritus of Mrs. Florence Hazel Davis Bland Interactive Website:Â www.asmk.ca/bland, 2014 made during a residency at Elsewhere, a living museum The Possessed Artifacts and Detritus of Mrs. Florence Hazel Davis Bland is an interactive website created by Kobayashi that explores the life of a woman whose intriguing book collection has become a… Continue reading The Possessed Artifacts and Detritus of Mrs. Florence Hazel Davis Bland is live!
Saturday, December 19, 2014 Who Told You This Hurt: film and video work digging into first times/virginities/and creating tradition. Barely There Cinema @ Comfort Station 8PM Featuring work by Alison S. M. Kobayashi,Â Jesse Malmed,Â Ian Curry,Â Blair Bogin,Â Alee Peoples &Â Fern Silva
PersonalityÂ Unlimited new work by Alison S.M.Kobayashi curated by Karie Liao Artscape Youngplace 180 Shaw St. Toronto Opening December 12, 2014, 6-8pm A cross between a cabinet of curiosities and a thrift store,Â PersonalityÂ Unlimited presents the collections of A.S.M. Kobayashiâ€™s personally owned and borrowed found objects along with her artistic interpretations of them. The artistâ€™s collections include… Continue reading Personality Unlimited at Artscape Youngplace December 12th
Hanging Out in Deephaven BEGINS SATURDAY NOVEMBER 22 Opening Reception Saturday, November 22, 2014 2:00 to 5:00pm Curatorâ€™s talk 3:00pm Viewing Hours November 22 to December 19, Monday to Friday, 10am to 5:00pm VTape 401Â Richmond Street West, SuiteÂ 452 Toronto, Ontario M5VÂ 3A8 Canada Deephaven is a place imagined by Sarah Orne Jewett in her 19thÂ century novel… Continue reading Hanging Out in Deephaven opens November 22nd
Art Bazaar and Community Garage Sale Saturday, October 18 from 10:00 am â€“ 2:00 pm Free admission Many lost treasures just waiting to be found Plus be on the look out for artist Alison S. M. Kobayashi â€“ she will be searching for objects and community participants for her upcoming art project at Artscape Youngplace.… Continue reading Bazaar at Artscape Youngplace October 18th
2014 | Artist | Alison S.M. Kobayashi from Elsewhere on Vimeo. A short video about my project at Elsewhere, A Living Museum in Greensboro, N.C. link to the Elsewhere project page: http://www.goelsewhere.org/florence-bland/
Heliopolis presents FORMER ISLANDS A collaborative show June 6-29, 2014 OPENING RECEPTIONÂ Friday, June 6, 7-10pm +reading events tba FORMER ISLANDS comprises the results of 1-to-1 text/image exchanges between 11 pairs of artists and writers. Each pair was invited to trade works and then create new works in response, transferring ideas between media and generating provisional… Continue reading FORMER ISLANDS at Heliopolis, Brooklyn
Some images from the current project I am developing during my April residency at Elsewhere, NC.
The Iowa City International Documentary Film Festival Non Fiction Meme tumblr. The IC DOGES special screening will be held on April 17 at FilmScene in Iowa City as part of the 12th annual Iowa City International Documentary Film Festival, as a lead-in to Eric Fleischauer and Jason Lazarusâ€™ TWOHUNDREDFIFTYSIXCOLORS. http://icdoges.tumblr.com/