[Spring Exhibition] Signs of life: It's written in the nuts

29 Apr-8 May (everyday), 9 May - 22 Jul (except Tue & Wed)
Photo Nakamura Osamu
Photo Nakamura Osamu

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About the artwork

This new work is an art space empowering every living creature according to Tashima’s vision of “a museum with a hint of presence of living creatures”. The spring exhibition highlights the small lives of trees such as grapes, gonzui, and kusagi that live strongly and healthy in the fields and mountains. The summer and autumn exhibition features rare spices living in the biotope. The artist created the biotope as a place for creatures, which used to live in satoyama but disappeared due to the modernisation to return to. Tashima creates iron sculptures from which viewers could almost hear the voices of creatures living in a biotope, reflecting the thought of the artist “in order to protect the earth environment, turning small lives into art is the most important thing to this planet.” A picture book relating to the artworks outdoor called “Towa and Toto” (published by Hidamarisha) was published in July 2021.

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Artwork no. T444
Production year 2022
Opening hours 10:00~17:00 (~16:00 on Oct and Nov)
Admission Please purchase the Individual Ticket JPY 800 (Museum of Picture Book Art Entrance Fee), ETAT Passport to view the artworks.
Area Tokamachi
Village Hachi
Official website https://ehontokinomi-museum.jp/
Open dates 29 Apr-8 May (everyday), 9 May - 22 Jul (except Tue & Wed)
Venue 2310-1 Sanada Kou, Tokamachi-city, Niigata
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