Théâtre d’ombres (Theatre of Shadows)

Open
9 May - 5 Sep (except Tue & Wed), 10 Sep-13 Nov (except Tue & Wed)
Photo by Osamu Nakamura

Information and Map

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

Information and Map

Artwork no. Y101
Production year 2018
Opening hours 10:00~17:00 (~16:00 on Oct and Nov)
Admission Please purchase the Individual Ticket JPY 800 (The Last Class Fee) or ETAT Passport to view the artworks.
Area Matsunoyama
Village Higashikawa
Open dates 29 Apr-8 May (everyday), 10 May - 5 Sep (except Tue & Wed), 12 Sep-13 Nov (except Tue & Wed)
Venue 192,Higashikawa, Matsunoyama, Tokamachi-city, Niigata
Stay In Touch

Stay connected with the ETAT official social media to receive the latest news and event information, and the many seasonal faces of Echigo-Tsumari as well as new issue of the ETAT official media, “Art from the Land”.