As a proactive measure to protect the health of the museum’s visitors and staff in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), the Hirosaki Museum of Contemporary Art has been postponed its grand opening and set up a pre-registration system from 1st June, 2020. Now the museum will grand open from 11th July, 2020. (No restrictions on admission, no pre-reservations required)
With this program, various projects in which artists from or related to Hirosaki, and artists who breathe new life into the history and traditional culture of the region, are invited for creation, research, and interaction with the local community. Additionally, various public programs, such as talks, lectures, and workshops are also held.
As implied by the word “exchange,” this project creates opportunities for different viewpoints – local and global, creators and community residents and viewers – to intersect, interact, and resonate. With this new approach we aim to bring about a rediscovery of the creative appeal of the region.
#01 HAN Ishu
This time, as the first artist invited for the Hirosaki Exchange program, Han will present a solo exhibition entitled Where my art was born. He looks back over his work thus far and recalls memories of his days in Hirosaki. Here in Hirosaki, the second hometown where he grew up, he spent several months producing new work while re-engaging with various memories and feelings, and the results are scheduled to be exhibited in the 2021 winter program.
Where my art was born2020.6.1 (MON) – 9.22 (TUE)
Tsugaru Lazy Susan (Tsugaru Mawaru Table)September 2 Release
Ogaru Onikko (Growing Demon)2020.8.8 (SAT)10:00-16:00*Not open to the public
*This workshop is only for members of the Art Club at the Junior High School Attached to the Faculty of Education, Hirosaki University (workshops are scheduled to be held on an ongoing basis in the future)
*Contents, etc. may be subject to change. Please check the website, social media, etc. for up-to-date information.
Wa to Na to Han Ishu (Me, You and Han Ishu)2020.9.19 (SAT)10:00-16:00*Participation free of charge
*Advance reservation required
2020.9.20 (SUN)14:00-15:30TALK TOUR*Advance reservation required
Thank You Memory: From Cidre to Contemporary Art [Only in Japanese]Bura Bura “Asagu” Museum (Wander Around the Museum)：Time / Change / Record / CreationHATAKEYAMA Naoya (Photographer/ Exhibiting artist) × HATTORI Kazunari (Graphic designer / H-MOCA visual identity director)× MIKI Akiko(Chief Curator of exhibition)2020.9.20 (SUN)14:00-15:30
Contents, etc. may be subject to change. Please check the website, social media, etc. for up-to-date information.