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ITO Toyo + INUI Kumiko + FUJIMOTO Sou + HIRATA Akihisa + HATAKEYAMA Naoya, “Home-for-All” in Rikuzentakata Photo: HATAKEYAMA Naoya

Architecture since 3.11

November 7, 2015, to January 31, 2016

“Architecture since 3.11” exhibition is on at Contemporary Art Gallery, Art Tower Mito from Saturday, November 7, 2015 to Sunday, January 31, 2016.
The Great East Japan Earthquake on March 11, 2011 has brought a big change in the consciousness of both architects and architectural circles. The overwhelming destructive power of tsunami made them realize that they were faced with problems that could not be solved through strengthening buildings alone, and at the same time, how important it is to make software-oriented approaches in view of human ties and people’s relations with the community. Furthermore, the nuclear accident, which became an unprecedented disaster, has raised their consciousness of energy problems as well as awareness of crisis, and plans giving special consideration in terms of environment and energy are required more urgently than ever. From a macroscopic point of view, since the birthrate declines and the population ages with oversupplied housing and public facilities, how architects will play their parts depicting the future is regarded important in both critical and expectant views.
This exhibition which introduces how participating architects of 21 units are dealing with the said social change in their own approaches and methods is a traveling exhibition of “Architecture since 3.11” held at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa from November 1, 2014 to May 10, 2015. At Contemporary Art Gallery, Art Tower Mito, the exhibition has been updated adding some exhibits localized to Mito, a disaster-stricken area of the Great East Japan Earthquake and also those which show the development of some participating architects’ projects since the exhibition at Kanazawa.

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CAFE in Mito R

August 1, 2015, to October 18, 2015

EXHIBITION CONCEPT
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

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47th Mito City Art Festival

Art Exhibitions Part 2

July 1, 2015, to July 12, 2015

Part 2: Calligraphy, Photography, Design, Installations
Venue: Contemporary Art Gallery
Exhibitors: Selected from submissions by Mito City residents

A two-stage exhibition of works created by Mito residents, spanning a broad range of genres, including Japanese-style paintings (nihonga), Western paintings, sculpture, crafts, calligraphy, photography, design and installations. The best works from among those submitted by city residents will be displayed.

Hours: 9:30-18:00 (no admittance after 17:30)
Admission free


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47th Mito City Art Festival

Art Exhibitions Part 1

June 14, 2015, to June 26, 2015

Part 1: Japanese-style Paintings, Western Paintings, Sculpture, Crafts

Exhibitors: Selected from submissions by Mito City residents

A two-stage exhibition of works created by Mito residents, spanning a broad range of genres, including Japanese-style paintings (nihonga), Western paintings, sculpture, crafts, calligraphy, photography, design and installations. The best works from among those submitted by city residents will be displayed.

Hours: 9:30-18:00 (no admittance after 17:30)
Admission free

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47th Mito City Art Festival

Ikebana Exhibition

June 5, 2015, to June 7, 2015

Participating Ikebana schools (listed alphabetically): Ikenobo, Kagei-Adachi-ryu, Kinjo Koryu, Koryu Shoohkai, Koryu Shoutoukai, Kozan-ryu, Ohara School, Ryusei-ha, Sogetsu-ryu

The nine different schools of Ikebana will make use of the display space in the Contemporary Art Gallery, exhibiting bold, individualistic flower arrangements in each of the display rooms in a way that turns traditional ideas of ikebana on their head.

Hours: 9:30-18:00 (no admittance after 17:30)
Admission free

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Stepping back to seek the underneath 2014
pen, sumi (Japanese ink), watercolor on paper 
36.6 x 28.9 cm
©YAMAGUCHI Akira,
Courtesy Mizuma Art Gallery

YAMAGUCHI Akira Stepping Back to Seek the Underneath

February 21, 2015, to May 17, 2015

We present the solo exhibition of YAMAGUCHI Akira, who is known for depicting figures, buildings and other motifs with exquisitely detailed brushwork reminiscent of the style of ukiyo-e or yamato-e. His works are exceptionally highly acclaimed both in Japan and abroad.

The exhibition’s title, ‘Stepping Back to Seek the Underneath’, expresses Yamaguchi’s unique perspective on both art and philosophy of life, while also evoking the composition of the exhibition itself: revealing the world of his art room by room, and hinting at the creation of his epic masterworks. As you stroll through the space, you feel that you have caught a glimpse of the artist’s thinking process.

We invite you to experience the world of Yamaguchi Akira, overflowing with subtle wit which blends the present and the past, the ordinary and the extraordinary, into a perfect whole.

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Past

Adolescence #16 2011 C-print

Jung Yeondoo Just Like the Road across the Earth

November 8, 2014, to February 1, 2015

I thought: hope cannot be said to exist, nor can it be said not to exist. It is just like roads across the earth. For actually the earth had no roads to begin with, but when many men pass one way, a road is made.
From “My Old Home” by Lu Xuin
In November 2014, Contemporary Art Center, Art Tower Mito will present the first major solo museum exhibition in Japan of work by Jung Yeondoo. From photography to video installation, “Jung Yeondoo: Just Like the Road across the Earth” will present a wide range of works following his artistic practice of engaging society by communicating with local people.

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Perspective of the Globe Jungle 2001 Photo:Rinko Kawauchi

Yasuhiro Suzuki Exhibition “Neighborhood Globe”

August 2, 2014, to October 19, 2014

This time, “Neighborhood Globe” is a themed exhibition composed of Yasuhiro Suzuki’s most important works and his new pieces. In addition, the project “Flip Book Manga Shopping Streets in Mito” is conducted to represent the streets of Mito in a new perspective.
“Neighborhood Globe” is another name for his “Perspective of the Globe Jungle,” one of the works representing him, and it also indicates his basic philosophy of production: the idea of being a part of the earth (the bigger whole) while remaining close to our neighborhood.
He creates stylish works with his acute sensitivity and in a new context, dealing with a natural phenomenon or what is likely to be overlooked in our daily life. He shows us how familiar and surprising the earth can be, whose existence we are seldom conscious of, although it is so close to us.

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Keisuke Kanda × Masashi Asada
“Bokujyo Sukeban shoujyo” 2012

You reach out – right now – for something : Questioning the Concept of Fashion

February 22, 2014, to May 18, 2014

Based on the book "Expanded Fashion" (Space Shower Network, 2011) by Nakako HAYASHI, this exhibition will introduce new stream in fashion by artists, photographers and publishers whose practices are internationally respected. Through photography, video, installation and ZINE, the exhibition will introduce various challenges to redefine the idea of “fashion” against high-speed consumerism.

Participating Artists: Takashi Honma, Yurie Nagashima, Ryoko Aoki, Susan Cianciolo, Miranda July, Kaoru Yokoo, Keisuke Kanda×Masashi Asada, COSMIC WONDER, BLESS/Takehito Koganezawa, FORM ON WORDS, Pascale Gatzen

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《Less Than Zero》2013, Video installation, Courtesy of the artist

Darren Almond Second Thoughts

November 16, 2013, to February 2, 2014

Darren Almond (b. 1971, UK) is a British contemporary artist who uses different media including video, paintings, and photographs in order to question the concept and our cognition of time.
Using modern technology, Almond’s works also share something in common with landscape paintings by Romantic painters such as J.M. W. Turner and John Constable and Asian sensibility that believes in the non-physical spiritual existence.
This exhibition will explore the concept of time and our cognition of time through Almond’s broad range of artistic practice including large-scale video installations, paintings and sculptures.
Visitors will be invited into a meditative time-space that represents a fusion of Western and Asian sensibilities.

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