Palimpsest: pond of sky

Until 2024/12/1 (Closed on Tue & Wed except holidays) *Closed to the public: 20/6/20/2024 - 7/12/2024
Photo by Kioku Keizo

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About the artwork

“Palimpsest” – the title of this piece – means “a manuscript or piece of writing material on which later writing has been superimposed on effaced earlier writing”.
Light reflects on the surface of the large pond surrounded by corridors in the centre of KINARE and reflects the sky above and the KINARE building like a mirror.
Although it seems unusual at first sight, when visitors move up to the second floor of the building and look at the pond from above, they are able to notice the mysterious phenomenon that the mirror image of the building in the pond acts as a mirror and from a certain point of view, the mirror image combined with the natural reflection of the water perfectly matches the museum building to create the illusion of reflection.

*Due to preparations for the Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale 2024, this artwork will be closed to the public during the Thursday 20 June – Friday 12 July, 2024.

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Artwork no. T352
Production year 2018
Opening hours [~7/2, 11/11~] 10:00-17:00 (last admission 16:30)
[7/13~11/10] 9:30-18:00 (last admission 17:30)
Saturdays, Sundays and holidays from 13 Jul to 30 Sep, and 15, 16 Aug: 9:30-20:00.
*Opening hours may be reduced in winter. 
Admission [MonET entrance fee ~7/2, 11/11~]
[Permanent exhibition] Adult: ¥1000, U15: ¥500
[Special exhibition (including permanent exhibition) ] Adult: ¥1200, U15: ¥600
[MonET entrance fee 7/13~11/10]
Adult: ¥1500, U15: ¥800
(*Depending on the period, Passport for viewing artworks and common tickets may be sold.)
Closed Tue & Wed
*If Tuesday and Wednesday are consecutive holidays, the next business day is closed)
*Temporary closing 2024/7/2-12
Area Tokamachi
Village MonET
Open dates Until 2024/12/1 (Closed on Tue & Wed except holidays)*Closed to the public: 20/6/20/2024 - 7/12/2024
Venue Museum on Echigo-Tsumari, MonET ( 6 Hon-cho, Tokamachi-shi, Niigata)
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