Saturday, August 1, 2009

exhibition: Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial

One of Japan's biggest contemporary art events held in the Echigo-Tsumari region. Organized by Fram Kitagawa from Tokyo's Art Front Gallery, and supported by Soichiro Fukutake from Naoshima Fukutake Art Museum Foundation. This year an extra 200 works will join the over 150 permanent pieces already on display throughout this mountainous rural region.
Chiharu Shiota, Memory House, 2009
Mukaiyama Tomoko, Wasted, 2009
Artist is a pianist based in Netherlands. For the Triennial she prepared an installation using 10.000 pieces of silk clothing.
Hideaki Idetsuki, Connect with the forest, 2006
A ring 16 meters in diameter was placed at a height of five meters, supported by the trees in the Kikyouhara Forest. The artist attempts to find a relationship between nature and human beings.

Yukiki Kasahara, Haruna Miyamori, Rice Talk, 2003
The work is tatami mat made of optical fiber which transmits haiku using Morse code and thus combine old and modern way of communication.


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