posted March 30, 2017
Photo above：”Frauenbad, Zurich” Tadashi Kawamata, model 1993
Tadashi Kawamata has been working internationally including his continuing engagement with Echigo-Tsumari since his participation in Venice Biennale in 1982. We are pleased to present a wide range of unveiled artworks that have been created as he delivered projects abroad.
One could argue that the production process itself is an artwork in case of Kawamata. In a large scale project, he often sets up timbers around an apartment building or public space and presents the entire space including the expected flow of viewers as an artwork. Models and flat reliefs created for realising these projects are not just plans but rather “crossroads” between procedure and consideration and thus independent witness.
Kiyotsu Warehouse Museum was launched with the aspiration for running a museum with storage space for artists in Echigo-Tsumari.There are significant number of abandoned houses and closed school in the region and some of them have been turned into a museum or gallery in conjunction with Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale. Kiyotsu Warehouse Museum was renovated and launched as a museum in 2015 in the gymnasium space of a former Kiyotsukyo Elementary School and hosted an opening exhibition, “Four artists: materials and hands featuring Noriyuki Haraguchi, Shigeo Toya, Toshikatsu Endo, and Noe Aoki. The name “warehouse” was given to this renovated gymnasium space with a hope that it will become a platform where master pieces left dormant in artists’ warehouses will be presented to viewers.
Saturday, April 29 2017 -
Sunday, May 7 2017
10:00 - 17:00
Last entry by 16:30
Kiyotsu Warehouse Museum
1528-2 Kakuma, Tokamachi-city, Niigata Prefecture, Japan
Adult JPY500 / Children age under 15 JPY250
※ Echigo-Tsumari 2017 Spring special ticket holder has an access to the museum once from Sat 29 Apr and Sun 7 May 2017