Closed today
4/27-11/10, 2024 (Closed on Tue & Wed except holidays)
Photo by KAWASE Kazue

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About the artwork

“Words” were engraved on 72 benches lined up at a bus stop. The artist and local high school students weaved the words through the course of discussions, imagining various people and finding answers to the question, “what to say to them.” One student had chosen a violent word and was about to carve it on a bench when the artist asked, “are you really sure?” After a few moments of contemplation, he said, “there is a word I have been thinking of,” and he started to carve it silently. It was a beautiful word he engraved, the artist recalls. A place to listen for the voice that whispers.

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Artwork no. K034
Production year 2006
Opening hours Daytime
Admission - (Depending on the period, Passport for viewing artworks and common tickets may be sold.)
Closed Closed on Tue & Wed except holidays (Outdoor artworks can be viewed even on regular closing day.) / Winter season
Area Kawanishi
Village Shimojo / Iseheiji
Open dates 4/27-11/10, 2024 (Closed on Tue & Wed except holidays)
Venue Ueno Kou, Tokamachi City, Niigata
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