【2024 Winter】Suzuki Yasuhiro "Horizontal Being|seeing snow" :Museum on Echigo-Tsumari special exhibition


Based on the concept of “waiting for snow,” giant people appear in MonET’s ponds and corridors.
Enjoy the experience of looking up at the naturally falling snow and feel the gift of nature with your whole body.

*Photo shows an image of the art work
*Art works at the pond will be open from 1/27 (Sat.)
*Some works may be closed due to weather conditions.

The “Horizontal Being” maintains balance with the navel as the center of gravity and floats in the air, reacting to wind and the slightest movement of the air.

The flat figure “平” posture, with hands folded behind the head, is the most vulnerable position for a human being. It indicates a place where the body and mind can relax. The act of napping is also a small, separate posture in which we sleep when everyone else is awake. It allows us to warp our consciousness from our daily lives.

The flat figure “平” posture, leads to “nature and the universe” via human beings and society.
It is seen as a posture in which human beings take a flat position along the earth, become a part of the earth, and “watch the snow” descending from the sky, and set their eyes firmly on the earth.

Lighting up the artwork

On limited days, you can view the illuminated artwork.
*Viewing in the pond will be until 17:00. Please view from the passageway of the museum.

【Period/Time】 Saturday, Sunday and holidays from 1/27 to 3/10, 17:00 to 20:00

Artists' Profiles

Yasuhiro Suzuki / Artist

Born in Shizuoka Prefecture in 1979. He continues to create artwork that re-captures familiar objects and casual natural phenomena to discover new relationships between things that are not usually connected. His video installation work “Playground Equipment Perspective” (’01) won the Grand Prix of the year at the NHK Digital Stadium. He has traveled to numerous exhibitions and artist festivals in Japan and abroad, including the Ars Electronica Festival. He has been active not only in museums but also in public spaces such as “Blinking Leaves” (’03), “Air People” (’07), and “Ship with Fasteners” (’10). Major solo exhibitions include “Neighborhood Earth” at Art Tower Mito (’14), “Garden of Beginnings” at the Hakone Open-Air Museum (’17), and “BLINKING” at the Tikotin Museum of Japanese Art in Israel (’21). Major international exhibitions include Seville Biennale 2008, Setouchi International Art Festival 2010, and the 4th Moscow Biennale. 2014 Mainichi Design Award. His collections of works include “Blink and Blink” and “Neighborhood Earth” (Seigensha).


Date and time 【Period】Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays from 2024/1/20 (Sat.) to 3/10 (Sun.)
【Time】10:00 - 17:00 (last admission 16:30)

*Art works at the pond will be open from 1/27 (Sat.)

Museum on Echigo-Tsumari

Admission Winter common ticket (Adult 2,000 JPY / Children under 15 age 800 JPY) or
Individual museum tickets (Adult JPY 1,200, Child age under 15 JPY 600)

*Fees include the Echigo-Tsumari Satoyama Museum of Contemporary Art MonET permanent exhibition and special exhibition*¹, and the "Hanekeshi" experience*².

*¹Re-entry on the same day is permitted.
*²Only once allowed
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