Current Exhibitions

Becoming Feral

Sat, Apr 13, 2024 - Sun, Nov 17


We live in a time of rising global temperatures, accompanied by ever more severe disasters. Having nurtured our lives for so long, the environment is now increasingly unstable, necessitating an urgent rethink of our attitude toward nature. But given that what we know today as “human” is a concept of our species as something external to nature, and which has almost always exploited, controlled, and managed nature, is it truly capable of “saving the planet”? This exhibition re-examines the “human” as a rational, autonomous entity that is a product of modernity, and focuses on the ideas and things that were excluded over the course of that process. It enables encounters with stories and determined ways of living that are neither tame nor wild, but feral, blurring the various binaries that have defined our thinking.
The exhibition showcases the practices of artists who understand nature in different ways: Umico Niwa, a transgender woman with Japanese and American roots who expresses her approach to life through her sculpture; Yoko Daihara, a self-taught artist who uses wool to convert drawings into colorful mindscapes with motifs from daily life; Nagata Kosuke, whose moving image and food-related works reflect on human control of flora and fauna through selective breeding and farming; and Anais-karenin, whose work re-questions the relationship between humans and plants, based on knowledge passed down in Brazil since before the colonial era. With a focus on new work by these young artists, the exhibition features a diverse selection of contemporary art across various forms and mediums, from sculpture to moving image, wall tapestry, sound, installation, and food.

AOMORI GOKAN Arts Fest 2024
AOMORI GOKAN Arts Fest will take place from April 13 to September 1, 2024, at five contemporary art institutions in the prefecture: Aomori Contemporary Art Centre, Aomori Museum of Art, Hachinohe Art Museum, Hirosaki Museum of Contemporary Art, and Towada Art Center. A new kind of art festival envisioned as “interweavers in open fields,” AOMORI GOKAN features a wide-ranging program of events that harness the unique characteristics of each participating venue.
Towada Art Center will hold Becoming Feral, an exhibition that interprets the festival theme of an open field as exchange between nature and humankind, and examines those complex interrelations.




Becoming Feral


Sat, Apr 13, 2024 - Sun, Nov 17


Towada Art Center


9:00 – 17:00 (Last admission at 16:30)


Mondays (Except for National Holidays, in which case the art center will close the following day).
*Please check our website for the latest information.


1,800 yen
200 yen discount for groups of 20 or more
Under 18: free


Towada Art Center

Endorsed by

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


Toyama Aruma


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