Sat, Dec 15, 2012 - Mon, Jan 14, 2013
The Little Art Club in the Blue Woods, a project initiated by artist Nara Yoshitomo during his exhibition “The Little Little House in The Blue Woods,” was reactivated in conjunction with this exhibition. Young artists, chosen on an open-call basis, created artworks during two resident production sessions in Towada, alongside director Nara and advisor Fuji Hiroshi, then director of Towada Art Center and an artist himself. The results of their labor were displayed in “Through the Woods…,” with the city itself forming part of the venue. Towada Art Center has had a consistent commitment to being a museum open to the city, with a regional grounding, and this exhibition served to amplify its impact within the community.
Born in Hirosaki City, Aomori, 1959. In 1988 he went to Germany, where he studied at the Staatliche Kunstakademie, Düsseldorf. After graduation, he lived and worked in Köln. Since returning to Japan in 2000, he has been working energetically on paintings, drawings, and sculptures. Also his works have been exhibited both domestically and internationally. In 2010, his major solo exhibition “Yoshitomo Nara: Nobody’s Fool” has been held in Asia Society museum (New York, U.S.) His latest solo exhibition, “a bit like you and me” which has started in Yokohama Museum of Art in July 2012, is scheduled to travel to Aomori Museum of Art, Contemporary Art Museum Kumamoto, and also Asian and Oceanian countries.
Free (The Little Little House in The Blue Woods requires a fee)
Towada Art Center
In Cooperation with
Towada Kankō Electric Railway Co. Ltd.