Théâtre d’ombres (Theatre of Shadows)

Photo by Osamu Nakamura


About the artwork

A new piece of art, “Le thêatre d’ombre”, is added to “The Last Classroom”, a large-scale installation that has been set in 2006 within the entire building of former Higashikawa Elementary School. Projected on the walls of a darkened classroom are shadows of skeletons, bats, angels: creatures that mediate life and death. They appear to be fantastic, humourous and playful but these creatures playing and dancing in the light and shadow also imply “a death that could happen to anybody”. A masterpiece by an artist whose work consistently represents the life and death of anonymous individuals and groups.

[Co-ordinated by Akemi Shiraha
[Supported by] Institut Françai


Artwork no. Y101
Production year 2018
Opening hours 10:00〜16:00
Admission Adult JPY500 / Children age below 15 JPY250 or ETAT Passport or Special ticket
Area Matsunoyama
Village Higashikawa
Open dates irregular opening
Venue 192,Higashikawa, Matsunoyama, Tokamachi-city, Niigata
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