Sneak-peek: Teppei Kaneuji’s new artwork for ETAT2018 featuring snowplow and snow shovels

2018 TRIENNALEPosted : May 9, 2018

Teppei Kaneuji is one of the participating artists in ETAT2018 this summer with his new artwork. Kaneuji creates artworks taking inspirations from character figures and other objects with resonance of everyday life. His approach of repeating and amplifying ever-lasting reproduced information in the contemporary society has attracted attention. Connecting individual objects by ignoring their original meanings of existence contribute to vigorous expression of his artworks.


▲"Splash and Flake (pipeline)" (Kiyotsu Warehouse Museum 2016 special exhibition "Arrangement of things" during Echigo-Tsumari Art Field 2016 Summer.

He will assemble "sleeping" snowplows and snow shovels in the warehouse during the summer and create a fun-looking sculpture like robot or time-machine for ETAT2018.


Proposed image for ETAT2018

Kaneuji visited Echigo-Tsumari in February when the region was covered with thick blanket of snow. He was given a special permission to ride on the snowplow and film and record how it worked, thanks to the co-operation by locals.

He also filmed the dynamic movement of the snowplow from an unusual angle - which moving images, sounds will be used for the sculptural installation this summer. Make sure to check out how the typical scene of winter in Echigo-Tsumari will be blended and re-presented during the festival.

Click ≫here to visit official website of Teppei Kaneuji.