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Shigeru Ban – Architecture and Humanitarian Activities
March 2, 2013, to May 12, 2013
This is the first full scale Exhibition of one of the most important Japanese architects, Shigeru Ban.
It showcases his work and activity inclusively.
Tadasu Takamine’s Cool Japan
December 22, 2012, to February 17, 2013
Tadasu Takamine is known for a body of work that brims with both humor and a keen sense of criticality in relation to the systems of oppression and control concealed within contemporary society.
The “Cool Japan” in the title of the exhibition is a catchphrase devised by the Japanese government. It is a self-branding exercise that encapsulates its active attempts to promote various forms of Japanese culture to an international audience. Takamine uses the catchphrase in ironical way to search for what has built “Japaneseness”.
For this exhibition, Takamine will showcase installations in each of the galleries that draw our attention to words, slogans and images that the Japanese have unconsciously promoted, disseminated, and deployed in an oppressive way from the postwar period up until the present. These newly commissioned interactive works will offer visitors a taste of Takamine’s vision of a “Cool Japan”.
Artists and the Disaster - Documentation in Progress -
October 13, 2012, to December 9, 2012
This is an exhibition that introduces various activities and artworks made by Japanese artists in response to the devastating disaster of the earthquake that hit the east regions of Japan in March 2011.
Shinkansen TSUBAME 800 Illustration
EIJI MITOOKA + DON DESIGN ASSOCIATES
from Ekiben to Shinkansen
July 7, 2012, to September 30, 2012
This exhibition of Eiji Mitooka, a designer mainly works for Kyushu Railway Company, features the diverse creation of his 25 years history with idea sketches, posters, chairs, desks and model vehicles.
The exhibition is especially designed to encourage children to get interested in public design. It is structured for visitors to explore a journey around the world of design.
Workshop for seniors
Fumito Urabe Workshop: Time travel - On a tin vehicle
February 17, 2012, to February 19, 2012
Dates and Venue: Friday, February 17, Nanbu Senior Welfare Center Huresia Tel.029-247-6377
Saturday, February 18, Contemporary Art Center, Art Tower Mito Tel.029-227-8120
Sunday, February 19, ROSE VILLA MITO Tel.029-254-8111
Instructor: Fumito Urabe (artist) Target: Over the age 60
Capacity: 15 (first-come, first-served) Fee: ¥ 1,000
Reservation: Call the venue you wish to attend
Organized by: Mito Arts Foundation, Anjuen Foundation, Mito City Council of Social Welfare
Cooperatied by: bonnyCol Art co.,Ltd. (schedule)
Planning: Uta Nakano, Junko Moriyama(Contemporary Art Center, Educational Program Coordinator)
2008 CCBB Rio de Janeiro
Photo: Gerda Steiner & Jorg Lenzlinger
Gerda Steiner & Jörg Lenzlinger -Power Sources
February 11, 2012, to May 6, 2012
This exhibition is the largest exhibition in the history of the Swiss contemporary artists Gerda Steiner and Jorg Lenzlinger, known for the series of dynamic site specific installations.
Since 1997, Gerda and Jorg have been working together and presented wide range of works including installation, collage, photograph, painting and sculpture. Among them, site specific installation, which is created in accordance to the specific space, is well known. It often reveals the invisible and unknown cultural significance of the exhibiting site by the artists actually living there and communicating with local people during the creating process.
Model: Yoko Maki
Asami Kiyokawa -- Bijo Saishu
November 3, 2011, to January 22, 2012
Asami Kiyokawa, an artist actively playing part in wide-ranging activities from art direction to production of artworks, gives a large-scale solo exhibition. Including her original works making good use of her handiwork, using thread and cloth as materials and photographs with embroidery, she has created quality works in different fields---clothing, space design, video, advertisement, illustration, etc. Along with her new series on the theme of extinct and endangered species, her new large-scale piece specially produced for this exhibition is on display.
CAFE in Mito 2011
-- Relationships in Color
July 30, 2011, to October 16, 2011
CAFE in "CAFE in Mito," which started in 2002, stands for the initials of "Communicable Action for Everybody." With the objective to encourage many citizens to have interest in art and consequently help the city be revitalized, this project has presented various programs, introducing artworks in which visitors can participate, outdoor installations, and interactive events.
Rondo-N Bunny's whisper 2008
Quiet Attentions : Departure from Women
February 12, 2011, to May 8, 2011
In this fast changing society, the art of women is more diversified than ever. This exhibition will attempt to update the relationship between women and art.
"Otomo Yoahihide ENSEMBLES"
Installation view at Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media [YCAM], 2008
photo: Ryuichi Maruo (YCAM)
November 30, 2010, to January 16, 2011
"ENSEMBLES2010: Resonance" is a series of sound-related programs organized based on the notion of "ensembles" coined by musician Otomo Yoshihide.
A large-scale exhibition by Otomo and his collaborators at the Art Tower Mito will be accompanied by various projects including a parade on the street and projects by a local resident which will take place at different spaces in and around the art center throughout the duration of the main exhibition.