Art Village Osaki Art Project

January 05, 2007

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Public & Corporate Art Consulting

N&A handled the installation of five works by both Japanese and international artists at Art Village Osaki, a mixed-use development located just outside of Osaki Station on the Yamanote train line in central Tokyo. For this project, we took advantage of the site's unique position adjacent to Tokyo’s Yamanote Line and arranged several of the works to be visible from Art Village Osaki as well as from the windows of passing trains. In particular, art collective Inges Idee's humorous sculpture of a garden gnome—with a bright red 15-meter-tall hat that stretches high into the sky—became a hot topic among commuters. The project also highlights artists who are incorporating cutting-edge technologies into their practice, including interactive artworks such as Christian Moeller's Nosy and Joachim Sauter's Duality. Project Overview Location: East Exit of Osaki Station, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo Completed: January 2007 Commissioned by: Osaki Station East Exit District 3 Urban Redevelopment Union Design & Supervision: NIHON SEKKEI, INC. (Architectural Design) Obayashi Corporation (Architectural Design & Construction) Number of Artworks: 5 (a total of 7 artworks were installed, including 2 by other companies) Participating Artists: Inges Idee (Germany) / Christian Moeller (Germany) / Joachim Sauter (Germany) / Maurice Joosten (Netherlands) / Hiroshi Yoshimizu (Japan)