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Arts Towada 10th Anniversary Exhibition:
Inter+Play Season 1

Jul 23rd, 2020 - Aug 29th, 2021


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Connecting people with the city through art that plays, performs, and resonates

Inter+Play is a three-part exhibition that celebrates the tenth anniversary of Arts Towada, the city-wide initiative that promotes art throughout the city of Towada and along its main thoroughfare of Kanchogai Avenue. To prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), we have had to delay the opening of the exhibition but have extended part one to run from Thursday, July 23, 2020 through Sunday, August 29, 2021.

Since its inception, Arts Towada has been a wellspring of creativity and a source of inspiration. At its heart is the Towada Art Center, which has always considered the “interplay” between artwork, audience, and city. This exhibition is a manifestation of the ethos behind this ambitious project.

On display throughout the entirety of the exhibition is a large-scale outdoor sculpture and bench by SUZUKI Yasuhiro, who uses familiar objects to create works that excite the senses. The bench is shaped like the city of Towada, whose gravitational pull ripples across the bench and makes waves beyond the city. Also on display is a stark-white gallery space in a building in downtown Towada, created by art collective 目 [mé], whose works have attracted much attention at art festivals and large-scale solo exhibitions in recent years.

Highlights inside the museum will include works by artists TSUDA Michiko, evala, and MATSUBARA Megumi at the Towada Art Center. Tsuda’s installation will use mirrors, video cameras, and projectors to confound the senses, while those who experience evala’s work will be immersed in a sea of sound. Matsubara will present a brand-new work based on the color red, developed through research conducted during her stay in Towada.

The exhibition period will also see Mondai Kodo Trio perform music and dance in the exhibition gallery.

Year-long Exhibits:
– Suzuki Yasuhiro [exhibited in front of the Towada Art Center]
– mé [exhibited in the city of Towada]

Part 1 Artists:
– Tsuda Michiko
– evala
– Matsubara Megumi

Performance:
– Problem Behaviour Trio (NOMURA Makoto, SAKUMA Shin & JAREO Osami
[Scheduled to be held once during each part of the exhibition]

*Tickets to view evala’s Anechoic Sphere ー Haze are distributed on a first-come-first-serve basis. Only a limited number of visitors will be able to view the artwork due to the capacity of the gallery. Thank you for your understanding.

*Main Image: MATSUBARA Megumi, Truth/Freedom, Inter+Play: Arts Towada 10th Anniversary Exhibition (Towada Art Center, Aomori, 2020)
Photo: OYAMADA Kuniya


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Title

Arts Towada 10th Anniversary Exhibition: Inter+Play Season 1

Date

Jul 23rd, 2020 - Aug 29th, 2021

Location

Towada Art Center


Hours

9:00–17:00 (Last admission 30 minutes before closing)


Closed

Mondays
except for National Holidays, in which case the museum is open on the holiday and closed the following Tuesday

*Open August 3, August 10, and November 2
*Museum schedule for December onward will be announced at a later date.


Admission

Exhibition + Permanent Collection: 1,200 yen
Exhibition only: 800 yen
100 yen/ticket discount for groups of 20 or more
High school students and younger: Free


Organized by

Towada Art Center


Sponsored by

Création Baumann


In Cooperation with

Aomori Contemporary Art Centre


Endorsed by

The To-o Nippo Press, The Daily-Tohoku Shimbun Inc., Aomori Broadcasting Corporation, Aomori Television Broadcasting Co., Ltd., Asahi Broadcasting Aomori Co., Ltd., & Towada City Board of Education


Curators

KANAZAWA Kodama, WASHIDA Meruro


Assistant Curators

MITOME Sayaka, NAKAGAWA Chieko, SATOMURA Mari


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