2021 Exhibition [Autumn / Winter]Hirosaki Encounters

2021.10.1 ― 2022.1.30 *Exhibition period changed
  • SANO Nui, Installation view  "Hirosaki Encounters"Photo: Sho Shibata

    SANO Nui, Installation view "Hirosaki Encounters"
    Photo: Sho Shibata

  • KOBAYASHI Erika, Installation view  "Hirosaki Encounters"Photo: Sho Shibata

    KOBAYASHI Erika, Installation view "Hirosaki Encounters"
    Photo: Sho Shibata

  • SAITO Lei, Installation view  "Hirosaki Encounters"Photo: Sho Shibata

    SAITO Lei, Installation view "Hirosaki Encounters"
    Photo: Sho Shibata

  • TSUKAMOTO Etsuo, Installation view  "Hirosaki Encounters"Photo: Sho Shibata

    TSUKAMOTO Etsuo, Installation view "Hirosaki Encounters"
    Photo: Sho Shibata

  • MURAKAMI Yoshio,   Installation view  "Hirosaki Encounters"Photo: Sho Shibata

    MURAKAMI Yoshio, Installation view "Hirosaki Encounters"
    Photo: Sho Shibata

  • Cerith WYN EVANS, Drawing in Light (and Time) ...suspended, 2020, Installation view  "Hirosaki Encounters"Collection of Hirosaki Museum of Contemporary ArtPhoto: Sho Shibata

    Cerith WYN EVANS, Drawing in Light (and Time) ...suspended, 2020, Installation view "Hirosaki Encounters"
    Collection of Hirosaki Museum of Contemporary Art
    Photo: Sho Shibata

  • Hirosaki Exchange #04: Experiments with Apple Terroir(soil) ,Installation view  "Hirosaki Encounters"Photo: Sho Shibata

    Hirosaki Exchange #04: Experiments with Apple Terroir(soil) ,Installation view "Hirosaki Encounters"
    Photo: Sho Shibata

Terroir of Apples / Hirosaki: Magnetic Field for Myriad Encounters

Our second exhibition, following the Spring-Summer Exhibition Apple Cycle / Cosmic Seed, focuses on Hirosaki as terroir (soil, climate and environmental factors that give fruits and other crops, in this case apples, a distinctive flavor), and features works by artists with ties to Hirosaki and works that emerged through encounters with the region.

Here “encounters” references the meteorological phenomena of major weather changes that occur at the boundaries and interchanges of different air masses, and at the frontlines of movement. Based on this key concept, the exhibition explores the energies that arise from diverse encounters, confrontations, and interactions, such as engagement with the local region, intersections with unfamiliar worlds, and discovery of one’s own roots through family history. It encourages viewers to rethink cultural climate and the power of place in terms of relationships between the natural and the human-made, reality and imagination, modern and contemporary, East and West, past and present.

Continuing from the Spring/Summer Exhibition, the British artist Cerith Wyn Evans exhibits large-scale neon sculptures created based on his encounters with apples in Hirosaki. Meanwhile, a new group of five artists of widely varying ages and backgrounds, who have different points of contact with Hirosaki, present diverse works including paintings, sculptures, drawings, videos, and installations exhibited in accordance with the museum’s spaces. And the Hirosaki Exchange program, each session of which takes a multifaceted approach to re-examination of regionality and creativity, will shed light on the activities of Tsugarugaku, a magazine with a track record of observing the Tsugaru region through a wide range of special features, and will also highlight the modern architecture and cityscape of Hirosaki.

MIKI Akiko
Curator of the exhibition

Artists

  • KOBAYASHI Erika
    Photo: Mie Morimoto

    KOBAYASHI Erika

  • SAITO Lei
    Photo: Thomas Chéné

    SAITO Lei

  • SANO Nui

    SANO Nui

  • TSUKAMOTO Etsuo
    Photo: Courtesy of Aomori Contemporary Art Centre, Aomori Public University

    TSUKAMOTO Etsuo

  • MURAKAMI Yoshio

    MURAKAMI Yoshio

  • Cerith WYN EVANS
    Photo: Ali Janka

    Cerith WYN EVANS

  • Venue composition: ARITSUKA Manabu
    Architectural Photography: SHIBATA Sho

Outline

  • Date: 2021.10.1 (SAT) ―2022. 1.30 (SUN)
    *Exhibition period changed
    Closed:Tuesdays(except on Nov. 23, 2021)and from Dec. 26, 2021 to Jan. 1, 2022.
    Opening hours: 9:00-17:00 (Last admission 30 minutes before closing)
  • Guest Curator : MIKI Akiko
  • Organized by Hirosaki Museum of Contemporary Art
    Special Sponsors: Starts Corporation Inc., SEINAN Corporation
    Sponsors: Ragueneau Sasaki Inc., Apple Communications Co., Ltd., NTT FACILITIES, INC., TSUGARU RINGO SHIJO CO., LTD.
    Supported by The To-o Nippo Press, THE DAILY TOHOKU SHIMBUN, THE MUTSU SHIMPO Press, Aomori Broadcasting Corporation, Aomori Television Broadcasting Co., Ltd., Asahi Broadcasting Aomori Co., Ltd., Japan Broadcasting Aomori Co., Ltd., Aomori Fm Broadcasting, FM APPLE WAVE, Hirosaki City Board of Education
  • Admission (tax included):
    Adults 1,300yen (1,200yen)
    University & College Students 1,000yen (900yen)
    *() Price for a group over 20 people
    *Free of charge for high school students and under; inter­national students in Hirosaki city; citizens of Hirosaki over 65; the disabled and one accompanying attendant

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