The Pure Present

10 Sep, 11Sep
Photo by T.Kuratani

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About the artwork

Moriyama Mirai will perform at the “Last Class” as a stage, the artwork created in 2006 by Christian Boltanski and Jean Kalman. “Something that is no longer there but used to exist there. An overwhelming “absence” rising up because of being confronted. Withered rice straw symbolises the end of the harvest while at the same time it becomes the earth that attracts new sprouts. The monster of a snowball that can swallow everything born out of the blizzard will eventually melt and become water for life. The performance will take inspiration from the world view of Boltanski contrasting existence and absence which are dark but beautiful contours and customs of Echigo-Tsumari.” (The artist’s comment)

Tickets for Mirai Moriyama’s performance are sold out. Please note that there will be no same-day ticket sales. (Updated July 16, 2012)

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Artwork no. E085
Production year 2022
Opening hours 18:15 on Sat 10, 18:15 on Sun 11 Sep
Admission General admission JPY 4,000 in advance, General admission JPY 5,000 yen at the door (Passport discount available), Child under 18 years old JPY 2,500. *Including admission fee to the artworks.

【Maximum capacity】50 per performance(*Limit 2 tickets per person per purchase)
【Ticket to be sold】from 16 July / AM9:30-
【Purchase online】Peatix
【Purchase on site】MonET, Naeba Shuzo
Area Matsunoyama
Village 東川
Official website
Open dates 10 Sep, 11Sep
Venue 192 Higashikawa, Matsunoyama, Tokamachi-shi, Niigata (former Higashikawa Elementary School)
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