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
Art Bus 2015 * Applications are based on a school as a unit
September 30 (Wed.), 2015 October 1 (Thu.), 2 (Fri.), 7 (Wed.), 8 (Thu.), 9 (Fri.),
This project is a combined program of appreciation of the exhibition and workshop for expressing one’s feelings in words, designed for elementary and junior high school children in Mito City. The museum provides a shuttle bus for the transit service of participants. They are divided into small groups, and each group makes a guided tour with trained staff, mostly university students.
Dates: Sep. 30 (Wed.), Oct. 1 (Thur.), 2 (Fri.), 7 (Wed.), 8 (Thur.) and 9 (Fri.)
Time: 9:30-16:00 with a 90-minute exhibition tour as a rule each day.
Dates: Saturday, November 7, 2015-Sunday, January 31, 2016
Venue: Gallery 9, Contemporary Art Gallery, Art Tower Mito
Organized by: Mito Arts Foundation
Curated by: TAKEHISA Yuu (Curator, Contemporary Art Center, Art Tower Mito)
Fee: Included in the admission
November 7, 2015, to January 31, 2016
Street Exhibition “Coffee & Art” Vol.5 OANA Kotoe
November 14, 2015, to January 17, 2016
This exhibition project takes place in various coffee shops and restaurants located between Mito Station and the Contemporary Art Museum. Curators of the Contemporary Art Center made a selection of works by young artists for this project. This event not only provides a new space for introducing young artists but also connects the daily lives of locals with art and creates a vibrant flow of people in the city and the museum.
Dates: Saturday, November 14, 2015-Sunday, January 17, 2016
Venue: OMISE, trattoria blackbird, Café Picco, MARUNI COFFEE, CAFE+ZAKKA+GALLERY MINERVA
Organized by: Mito Arts Foundation
Curated by: ISEKI Yu (Curator, Contemporary Art Center, Art Tower Mito)
*Works can be viewed during opening hours of the participating stores. Opening hours may vary from location to location. The works are exhibited inside the participating stores.
HIBINO Katsuhiko “Asatte Asagao Project Mito 2015 Harvest Festival”
November 28 (Sat.), 2015
Date: Saturday, November 28, 10:00-17:00
Venue: Upstairs of corridor, Art Tower Mito, Mito Keisei
Fee: Free *Meet the artist upstairs of the ATM corridor.
Organized by: Asatte Asagao Project Executive Committee, Mito Arts Foundation
Special cooperation: Mito 21 Group
Supports from: Asahi Breweries, Ltd., Mito Keisei, Mito Junior Chamber Inc., Mito Young Entrepreneurs Group