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Arts Towada 10th Anniversary Exhibition: Inter+Play

June 17, 2020

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Connecting people with the city through art that plays, performs, and resonates Inter+Play is a three-part exhibition that celebrates the tenth anniversary of Arts Towada, the city-wide initiative that promotes art throughout the city of Towada and along its main thoroughfare of Kanchogai Avenue. Since its inception, Arts Towada has been a wellspring of creativity and a source of inspiration. At its heart is the Towada Art Center, which has always considered the “interplay” between artwork, audience, and city. This exhibition is a manifestation of the ethos behind this ambitious project. On display throughout the entirety of the exhibition is a large-scale outdoor sculpture and bench by SUZUKI Yasuhiro, who uses familiar objects to create works that excite the senses. The bench is shaped like the city of Towada, whose gravitational pull ripples across the bench and makes waves beyond the city. Also on display is a stark-white gallery space in a building in downtown Towada, created by art collective 目 [mé], whose works have attracted much attention at art festivals and large-scale solo exhibitions in recent years. Highlights inside the museum will include works by artists TSUDA Michiko, evala, and MATSUBARA Megumi at the Towada Art Center. Tsuda’s installation will use mirrors, video cameras, and projectors to confound the senses, while those who experience evala’s work will be immersed in a sea of sound. Matsubara will present a brand-new work based on the color red, developed through research conducted during her stay in Towada. The exhibition period will also see Mondai Kodo Trio perform music and dance in the exhibition gallery. OFFICIAL WEBSITE [Artists] Year-long Exhibits: – Suzuki Yasuhiro [exhibited in front of the Towada Art Center] – 目 [mé] [exhibited in the city of Towada] Part 1 Artists: – Tsuda Michiko – evala – Matsubara Megumi Performance: – Problem Behaviour Trio (NOMURA Makoto, SAKUMA Shin & JAREO Osami [Scheduled to be held once during each part of the exhibition] [Basic Information] Period: July 23, 2020 - August 29, 2021 Venue: Towada Art Center Arts Towada 10th Anniversary Exhibition: Inter+Play Season 2 OFFICIAL WEBSITE
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