Sat, Apr 21, 2012 - Sun, Sep 2
Consistently focusing on the relationship between nature and humanity, Kuribayashi Takashi has long dealt with the theme of boundaries in his work. One example is his large-scale installation Sumpf Land (German for “wetland”), on permanent display at Towada Art Center. “TAKASHI KURIBAYASHI : WATER >|< WASSER” was Kuribayashi’s first solo exhibition in Japan and consisted of four new large-scale installations, all based on the theme of water. The exhibition also showed a wide range of works not just at the museum, but throughout the city of Towada. Though our views of nature changed dramatically in the wake of the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, Kuribayashi’s work offered a new appreciation for our environment and innate human sensibility.
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
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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
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