Isobe Yukihisa Memorial Echigo-Tsumari Kiyotsu Soko Museum of Art [SoKo]

Photo by YAMAMOTO Sotaro

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About the artwork

The Kiyotsukyo Elementary School was closed in 2009 and renovated into a warehouse museum equipped with generous storage for artworks in a former gymnasium and gallery space where the opening exhibition, “Four artists: materials and hands” was held. The old wooden floorboards were taken off to reveal the concrete base whereas a new concrete wall was built inside the existing wall, making the space appropriate for exhibiting large-scale contemporary artworks – giving the 25th AACA award for this innovative renovation. Group of students from Tokyo Denki University and Kyoritsu Women’s University ran Kiyotsuya in co-operation with local women during the festival. The Museum will be open annually as one of the hub facilities of Echigo-Tsumari Art Field.

【Renovation design: Yamamoto Sotaro / Food adviser: Imai Yoshihiro】

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Artwork no. N072
Production year 2015
Opening hours 10:00~17:00 (~16:00 on Oct and Nov)
Admission Individual Ticket: Adult 500 JPY, Children under 15 years old 250 JPY
(Depending on the period, passports for viewing artworks and common tickets may be sold.)
Area Nakasato
Village Kakuma
Open dates Open irregularly / Closed in winter
Venue 1528-2 Kakuma, Tokamachi-city, Niigata Prefecture
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