Art Place Okayama


Art Place Japan - and Okayama

"Art Place Japan" - LA Times
In her 2006 installation "Linen," French artist Christian Boltanski flew hundreds of articles of white clothing over 2.5 acres of a riverbed. The effect was to conjure the ghosts of the landscape — the people who had left the struggling region.
- source : latimes.com/la-art-place-japan-2015 -


- - Echigo Tsumari 越後妻有 - -

Art Place Japan:
The Echigo-Tsumari Triennale and the Vision
to Reconnect Art and Nature

by Fram Kitagawa (Author), Lynne Breslin (Contributor), Adrian Favell (Contributor)

Every three years, three hundred square miles of land in northwestern Japan are transformed into the most ambitious and largest-scale art installation in the world: the Echigo-Tsumari Art Field. One hundred sixty of the world's best-known landscape artists, sculptors, and architects create artworks in two hundred villages that dot the mountains and terraced rice fields of the Japanese countryside, with the intent of rediscovering relationships between nature, art, and humanity, forging collaborations between global artists and local communities, and connecting people to each other and the land.

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越後妻有 大地の芸術祭の里
Satoyama and Art
Co-operation beyond generations, regions and genre
As a new model for building community

Projects at Abandoned Houses, Closed Schools and Villages
Due to rapid ageing and depopulations as a result of Chuetsu Earthquake, houses which have been the core to the local culture or schools which have been the centre of the community have become vacant as well as on increase. We aim to appreciate local cultural landscape and pass on wisdoms and memories of these places through art. There has been almost 100 projects involving individuals, schools, cultural institutions and corporations,
Born in 2006, Ubusuna House
runs event to enjoy freshly harvested rice and tea ceremony whereas picking up morning glory at “The Day After Tomorrow Newsp Paper Cultural Department“(2003)has become regular event of the local village. NIhon University, the artist who made “Shedding House”(2006)not only participate in planning and playing of sports day and local festival of the region but also looking after rice field which had lost owners for long time. There are other local rituals such as summer festivals, harvest festivals and new year ceremony and we have been enjoying to engage with the region involving artists, kohebi members, supporters from locals as well as visitors from elsewhere with.

About NPO Echigo-Tsumari Satoyama
Co-operataive Organisation

NPO Echigo-Tsumari Satoyama Co-operataive Organisation was established in 2008 in order to maintain and run artowrks and projects created from festivals to re-build the region. We foster network of people in different background, generations and genre through festival and pass on such network to future. Our goal is 1) locals live happily, 2) More places to work in the region, and 3) Become a region where people with different set of values can exsit.
- source : echigo-tsumari.jp/eng -


- source : echigo-tsumari.jp - - Japanese HP


Okayama Art Summit 2016 岡山芸術交流
10.9.2016 - 11.27.2026
- source : okayamaartsummit.jp -


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Setouchi International Art Festival

Setouchi Triennale - Contemporary art festival on seven islands of Seto Inland Sea, Kagawa, Japan
- source : setouchi-artfest.jp/en -


Bicchu Art Bridge Okayama
備中アートブリッジ 岡山  

To conduct Artists in Residence in Kasaoka Islands,
Tamashima of the City of Kurashiki, and
Nariwa of the City of Takahashi to appeal the fascination of the areas.

The “Bicchu Art Bridge” is a project to invite artists from inside and outside Japan for Artists in Residence (AIR) to the three Bicchu areas, the western part of Okayama Prefecture, including Kasaoka Islands in the City of Kasaoka, Tamashima Area of the City of Kurashiki and Nariwa Area of Takahashi City. It is designed to connect local people and communities through art. Bicchu area lies along the basin of the Takahashi River which runs from Chugoku Mountains to Seto Inland Sea and its beautiful nature presents itself in diverse ways along the river. Since ancient times it produced iron and developed industries which in turn spawned rich cultures in different regions in this general area.
This year many artists will stay in these areas and create works through connecting and interacting with culture, nature, history and people of each respective area. The project will focus on what a local area can offer and creation takes place by leveraging what they learned from experiences in the specific local area. We can draw an analogy to textile for AIR. You twist different filaments together to make a yarn and consequently a textile. AIR explores latent values that are imbedded in a local area and weave the local beauty into new values.
Based on the history of these areas which thrived through cotton production and textile industry, creative works will incorporate cotton and textile as their ingredients. I hope this “Bicchu Art Bridge” will attract you to these areas that are full of charms and you feel in person the local natural and historical cultures.
- source : artbridge-okayama.com -


Art Bridge exhibitions on Shiraishi Island:
Shiraishi Island in 1965

Mr. Shimizu's work:
Here, he has recreated the Seto Inland Sea inside!
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Art Ocupa Takahashi
at 高梁市商家資料館池上邸、カフェ&ギャラリー堕天使
カルロス ヘンリッヒ、ザンベーズ アルメイダ、ネルソン カルドソ、スイス マロカン、ブルノ デュモン、エツコ コバヤシ、ヴェルスカ ギリオ
ラデック プレディゲル、ラファエレ コッル、伊永和弘、松本剛太郎 
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Art and Yoga Kissako in Ohaga, Misaki
. アート&ヨガ道場 喫茶去(きっさこ) .

Raku Gaki 楽画鬼
Skat Linda スカット☆リンダ

Misaki and Paris - Art Project
ヨーロッパにはアーティスト達が使われていない廃墟を利用して、アトリエとして使用している「スクワット」と呼ばれる場所が幾つかあります。 「59rivoli」と言うパリ中心の1区に立地する集合アトリエは、アーティストの交渉の結果、パリ市が買い取り、パリで唯一の合法スクワットと言われて運営されていて、パリにある重要な美術館と並ぶ数の閲覧客が訪れています。
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