Shintaro Tanaka returned to Matsudai

2018 TRIENNALEPosted : July 5, 2018

Shintaro Tanaka, the artist who made "The ◯△□Tower and the Red Dragonfly", one of the most iconic artworks outdoor around Matsudai Nohbutai visited Matsudai this summer.

Tanaka set up an avant-garde artist group, "Neo Dadaism Organizers" with a writer, Genpei Akasegawa and has had great influence not only in the field of art but also design and architectural realms.
It was the first repair work since the artwork was created in 2000.

The repair work was to re-paint faded dragonfly which was done through careful consultation with local construction company and a paint company.

Tanaka created the dragonfly as he saw many when visited Matsudai in the past. He decided to make it 16m tall so that it will be seen from the station even in the deep thick snow and chose to paint it red so that i will be making a great contrast to snowy landscape.
Look for a bright vivid red dragonfly when you visit Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale 2018 this summer.