Åbäke & LPPL
“Fugu Gakko (School)”
Founded in 2000 by Patrick Lacey, Benjamin Reichen, Kaisa Stoll, and Maki Suzuki, members of the Åbäke Collective were primarily working in the realms of art, design, architecture, music and dance, and has over time expanded its practice to embrace sculpture, performance, exhibition production, writing, performance, and workshops. During the Aichi Triennale 2022, the Collective will develop the “Fugu School” (2018) specifically adapted for Aichi, which originally took place in Istanbul after a blowfish (fugu in Japanese) was mysteriously discovered off the Turkish coast in 2003. The workshop proposes to explore and learn more about environmental issues, geopolitics, anthropology, and contemporary art, using the blowfish as a springboard for any questions.
Åbäke & LPPL
- Åbäke was founded in 2000.
- LPPL was born in 2011 and is based in London.
In 2021, The Fugu School Part 1 2021 was held at the Clear Gallery Tokyo in Tokyo. The Collective also jointly curated the exhibition Which Mirror Do You Want to Lick? with Sofie Dederen and Radim Peško at the University Art Museum, Tokyo University of the Arts in collaboration with students from Tokyo University of the Arts.