A special exhibition at Matsudai Nohbutai: "The Monument of Tolerance" by Ilya and Emilia Kabakov and Snowy Wonderland

Summary

The program offers visitors an opportunity to gain a holistic experience of art, food, and agriculture of satoyama in winter. Visit the newly created artwork by Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, “The Monument of Tolerance” standing in the snowy landscape or experience “snow art” to appreciate the potential of snow as a material for artworks, playing with sledge and kamakura (a hut made of snow), and tasting mochi.

 

[Participating artists]Ilya & Emilia Kabakov, Dot Architects, Snow Art・Niigata Unit (Ikehara Hiroko, Inoue Tomoko, Sekine Tetsuo, Kasahara Tokiko, Tojo Reiko, Maeyama Tadashi), Horikawa Michio + Mountain Sledge Team, Ito Chieko

[Duration]Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays from Saturday 29 January – Sunday 6 March 2022
※Please note that opening dates and hours are different for each program.
※ Matsudai Nohbutai and Matsudai History Museum open on weekdays (closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays)

[Admission]Adult JPY1200, Child age between 7 and 15 JPY600, Free for child before school age
※ Admission includes access to Matsudai Nohbutai, Matsudai History Museum, The Monument of Tolerance, Snow Art, and participation fees in programs.
※ Please use single admission (Adult JPY600, Child age between 7 and 15 JPY300) if you just wish to see inside Matsudai Nohbutai


1. "The Monument of Torelance" by Ilya and Emilia Kabakov / "Snow Art" by Snow Art Unit Niigata

“The Monument of Tolerance” which stands quietly in satoyama of Matsudai sending a message to the world and “Snow Art” by artists based in Niigata is open to the public in snow. Visitors are invited to walk in the snow to see these artworks.

・Date and opening hours: 10:00 – 16:00 on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays during the duration (29 Jan – 6 Mar 2022)
・Single admission: Adult JPY500, Child age between 7 and 15 JPY200

“The Monument of Tolerance” by Ilya and Emilia Kabakov (“The Ship of Tolerance” is installed inside), Photo by Nakamura Osamu

A reference image, Snow Art, Photo by Nakamura Osamu

2. Experience snow country

Try various activities of snow country under the guidance of local people including playing on sledge, making kamakura, and cooking omochi. Free-to- pull bench in the sledge shape will be available to try on site.

[Free-to- pull bench]designed by Dot Architects

・Date and time: 10:30 – 16:00 on Saturdays, Sundays and Public holidays during the duration (29 Jan – 6 Mar 2022)
・Separate admission: Adult JPY300, Child age between 7 and 15 JPY200


3. Event

① Snow Art by Niigata Unit "Kanjiki Art"

Put on “Kanjiki”, a device for walking on snow, trample the snow, and create beautiful patterns on the snow with their footprints

[Participating artists]Snow Art・Niigata Unit (Ikehara Hiroko, Inoue Tomoko, Sekine Tetsuo, Kasahara Tokiko, Higashijo Reiko, Maeyama Tadashi)

・Date and time: 11:00-15:00 on Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 January 2022
・Admission: Included in the ticket

② Dance for all - FC Echigo-Tsumari

We will create a supporting dance for FC Echigo-Tsumari in time for 2022 season. Players of FC Echigo-Tsumari will perform a comical dance inspired from farming postures and actions.

[Choreography and instructor]Ito Chieko

・Date and Time: 13:30-14:00 on Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 February 2022
・Admission: Included in the ticket

※ A short footage of the dance

③ Horikawa Michio and Matsudai Mountai Sledge team presents "Mountain Sledge Festival"

People in the region used to cut timbers from the mountains in winter and transport on sledges through the snow. Visitors can experience riding on the mountain sledge in this festival.

[Artists]Horikawa Michio + Matsudai Mountain Sledge Team

Date & Time: 11:00-15:00 on Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 February, Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 March 2022
Admission: Included in the ticket

Summary

Date and time Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays from Sat 29 Jan to Sun 6 Mar 2022
Venue

Matsuadi Nohbutai Field Museum (including Matsudai Nohbutai, Matsudai History Museum, and Joyama)

Admission Adult JPY1200, Child age between 7 and 15 JPY600, Free of charge for child before school age (the admission gives access to permanent and special exhibitions)

※ If just seeing inside Matsudai Nohbutai, please purchase a single ticket (Adult JPY600, Child age between 7 and 15 JPY300)
※ Free for Special Winter Ticket holders
※ Admission includes access to Matsudai Nohbutai, Matsudai History Museum, The Monument of Tolerance, Snow Art, and participation fees in programs. Please see the details for single admission to each facility/artwork.
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