Apr 21st, 2012 - 9月2日(日)
We are pleased to announce that Takashi Kuribayashi will hold his first solo exhibition in Japan at the Towada Art Center, where his large-scale installation Sumpf Land is on permanent display. Based around the theme of water, this exhibition will display a wide range of works both at the museum and throughout the city of Towada. It will primarily include new large-scale installations and video pieces.
Kuribayashi has consistently focused on the relationship between humankind and nature, and has long dealt with with the theme of boundaries in his work.
Since the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, our views of nature have undergone drastic changes. We hope that you will enjoy his new solo show and that it will give you a new appreciation of the environment and the intrinsic sensitivity of humankind.
Trip Museum will be on display starting Saturday, July 7. A beautiful installation of ice and cedar, the piece takes you on a trip of Japan, from Towada to Nagasaki. It will be displayed next at Umi Festa in Hiroshima from July 14 through July 29.
Takashi Kuribayashi (b. 1968, Nagasaki, Japan) graduated from the Department of Japanese Painting at Musashino Art University, and then completed a master’s degree at Kunstakademie Düsseldorf in 2002. He has participated in numerous contemporary art exhibitions both abroad and in Japan, and his work has been praised abroad. His work is also on permanent display here at the Towada Art Center. He also took part in the exhibitions Sensing Nature, at the Mori Art Museum in 2010, and INBETWEEN, at the Beyond Museum in 2011, among others. In 2011, he received the seventh Yoshinobu Ashihara Prize from the Department of Architecture at Musashino Art University.
Towada Art Center
Exhibition: 500 yen
Collection + Exhibition: 900 yen
Children (2–15): Free
200 yen/ticket discount for groups of 20 or more
Kuribayashi Exhibition Organizign Committee
In Cooperation with
ART & STYLE/ape rossa, more trees, H.L.N.A, Wetsuit Chico Co. Ltd., SANYO SHOKAI LTD., SANYO SEWING, Kamkikita Forest Association, Rai Shizuno, Sekizawa Seisakusho, vehicle plus co. ltd., FLAT, Musashino Art University Department of Japanese Painting, ムトウ工作, 有限会社工房, 有限会社吉田造園企画
NANJO and ASSOCIATES
With the Support of
To-o Nippo Press, Daily Tohoku Shimbun, Aomori Broadcasting Corporation, Aomori Television Broadcasting Company, Asahi Broadcasting Aomori Company, Towada City Board of Education