Past Exhibitions

On the Beach: Jurgen Lehl’s Messages from the Sea

Sat, Oct 8, 2016 - Sun, Feb 5, 2017


Jurgen Lehl is celebrated for his eponymous line of products, which make the most of natural materials in original clothing, textile, and jewelry designs. Lehl made Japan his home in the early 1970s, and “On the Beach” showcased his lamps, created from pieces of plastic washed up on the shores near his Ishigakijima island home,, along with his photographs contrasting the beauty of the sea with its current polluted state. The exhibition also featured a special display by American photographer Chris Jordan, who has worked to document how ocean plastic is killing birds. “On the Beach” contained a message from the sea that urged us to return our focus to nature, the source of all human life.




On the Beach: Jurgen Lehl’s Messages from the Sea


Sat, Oct 8, 2016 - Sun, Feb 5, 2017


Towada Art Center


9:00-17:00 (admission until 30 minutes before closing)


Mondays (except for National Holidays, in which case the Center is open on the holiday and closed the following Tuesday)
(Closed Monday, December 26 – Sunday, January 1, 2017, for New Year’s Holidays)


Exhibition: 600 yen
Collection + Exhibition: 1,000 yen
Children (18 and Under): Free
100 yen/ticket discount for groups of 20 or more


Towada Art Center

In cooperation with

Jurgen Lehl Co., Ltd.

Endorsed by

To-o Nippo Press, Daily Tohoku Shimbun, Aomori Broadcasting Corporation, Aomori Television Broadcasting Company, Asahi Broadcasting Aomori Company, Towada City Board of Education

Artwork contributed by

Chris Jordan & KYOTOGRAPHIE International Photography Festival

Related Events