CAFE in Mito R
August 1, 2015, to October 18, 2015
Art Tower Mito Contemporary Art Center is pleased to present the exhibition “CAFE in Mito R” from August to October 2015.
This is the fifth “CAFE in Mito” and this time the key letter is “R.” There are many words which begin in R, such as revive, recollection, renewable energy. Inside the gallery, nine artists and units selected by our curators based on the key letter “R” exhibit their artworks.
Outside the gallery, we invite Katsuhiko Hibino as project director to implement the project “Re MITO 100.” Focusing on various local “cultures” known to only a limited number of Mito residents, we produce 100 programs to enjoy interacting with many of them. The concept of the project is to encourage them to take a new look at some aspects of Mito unknown even to the locals. Therefore, going beyond arts in a narrow sense, we shed new light on cultures ranging from the forgotten local heritages to people’s skills buried in obscurity. It will provide a great opportunity for the residents to reconsider Mito, with which they imagine that they are well acquainted, in a new perspective.
Artists exhibiting their works inside the gallery
Alexandre Dang, Chino Otsuka, Ai Sasaki, Nobuhiro Shimura, Katsuhiko Hibino, Aiko Miyanaga, Me, Karoku Yanagiya, Mai Yamashita+Naoto Kobayashi
Weekend Gallery Talk
August 15 (Sat.), 2015, to October 18 (Sun.), 2015
CAC (Contemporary Art Center) gallery volunteer talkers will lead visitors to explore the exhibition together.
Dates: Saturdays and Sundays between August 15 and October 18, 2015
Starts at 14:30 (Gallery talk lasts approximately 40 minutes.)
Fee: Free (included in the admission, reservation unnecessary)
Meeting place: The gallery entrance
September 12 (Sat.), 2015 19 (Sat.),
CAC (Contemporary Art Center) gallery voluntary talkers tour the outside installations and projects on Saturdays and Sundays in September.
Gallery Tour for Family with Babies
September 15 (Tue.), 2015 17 (Thu.),
The staff will tour the exhibition giving support to those with small children. This tour is designed particularly for pre-school children and their family.
Dates: Tuesday, September 15 and Thursday, September 17; 9:30-10:30 / 11:00-12:00
Capacity: 5 families per session (reservation required)
Cooperation: Penguin Club, NPO to support parenting
*For reservation, call Contemporary Art Center at 029-227-8120.