Echigo-Tsumari Art Field

Kiyotsu Warehouse Museum: “World of Yukihisa Isobe: sign, environment”

posted August 26, 2017
Kiyotsu Warehouse Musuem will complete the renovation of the adjecent school building in spring 2018 and open as "Yukihisa Isobe Echigo-Tsumari Kiyotsu Warehouse Museum". Leading up to the opening, the museum is pleased to present artworks by the artist which will be core collections of the new museum.
Yukihisa Isobe

After graduating from Tokyo University of the Arts in 1957, Yukihisa Isobe moved to the USA in 1965 and granted green card (US's permanent resident card) in 1968. He completed MA at University of Pennsylvania in 1972, studied ecological planning and worked at M. Paul Friedberg and Associates as well as at New York city park division as a planner before he established Regional Planning Team in 1975. He has taught at Graduate School of Tokyo Institute of Technology, Keio University Shonan Fujisawa Campus, Université de Paris Ⅰ,Ⅷ. He has presented his artworks featuring Shinanogawa river from 2000 to 2009 at Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale, ran a solo show "Summer Happening" at Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art in 2007, participated in Setouchi Art Triennale 2013, and solo exhibition "Environment, Image, Representation" at Ichihara Lakeside Museum. Puclications include "Ecological planning: methods and exercises I, II" (Shokokusha Publishing Co., Ltd. 1975/1977

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Ondekoza live performance in collaboration with Kiyotsukyo Tarubayashi Hozonkai

Ondekoza, who has a deep connection to Yukihisa Isobe presents dynamic performance in collaboration with Kiyotuskyo tarubayashi Hozonkai.
Date Sunday 19 October 2017
Time Door opens at 14:00 / Performance begnis at 14:30
Ticket Adult JPY1000 (JPY1500 at the door) / Children age under 15 JPY500 (JPY800 at the door)
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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.
Events Calendar

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Saturday, October 28 2017
10:00 - 17:00
Sunday, October 29 2017
10:00 - 17:00
Friday, November 3 2017
10:00 - 17:00
Saturday, November 4 2017
10:00 - 17:00
Sunday, November 5 2017
10:00 - 17:00
Saturday, November 11 2017
10:00 - 17:00
Sunday, November 12 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 Autumn special ticket holder has an access to the museum once.

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