Monday, April 30, 2007
Yesterday, in April 29, the 1st anniversary event was held.
Reception and some play in front of the Reisen-sou.
Saturday, April 28, 2007
Wednesday, April 25, 2007
Sunday, April 22, 2007
Tuesday, April 17, 2007
Monday, April 16, 2007
The Kiwamari-sou (it means extraordinary apartment house?) @ Mito.
An artist, Arima Kaoru, had been producing his "Kiwamari-sou" Project in Nagoya for several years, recently he has moved into Mito City and found a new studio, very old Japanese house.
He is living and working here with his friends and soon other artists will come to stay/work in the upstairs (2nd fl.).
This old house project is also a kind of time limited one, maybe for 2-3 years.
Younger art students living in Mito come this place very often and communicate this famous extraordinary artist.
It seems happy situation for this city's art scene.
I was back to Tokyo and searched "Gendai Bijutsu Seisakusho" (it means "Contemporary Art Factory"), a kind of art workshop/residence space in downtown area. The car navigation system could not find the right address, 'cause such district has many small passage. Finally I found the space! oh, but it was closed... Maybe there was no event on the date...
Visit the official website:
I was back to Fukuoka city and took train to Kokura.
It was 23 o'clock, everybody had already drunk and talk show was completely finished.
Anyway I could talk about this new movie art exhibition with curators and artists.
[PROJECTION] directed by [in-between].
See further info:
Though I am an adviser of [in-between], I am trying not to touch planning.
[in-between]'s main members are 20-30's y.o., much younger than me.
April 14, Exhibition start and opening event @ Gallery SOAP, Kokura (Ooki Hiroyuki, Nishimura Tomomi)
April 14, Exhibition start @ 130 Gallery, Yahata. (rGb)
April 14, Exhibition start @ IAF SHOP*, Yakuin, Fukuoka. (Karate Central)
April 15, Talk session @ Apple Store Fukuoka-Tenjin. (rGb and directors)
In Sunday morning, 15th, I visit the 130 Gallery, in the afternoon I went to IAF, then finally I came back my home. But 4 hours later I was in the Apple shop...
Hmmmm, a little bit tired....
For me, it is more interesting in the concept "Micro Pop" than artworks themselves.
Once a month, I have a part-time job in Tokyo (Itabashi area).
After the job, I always visit art spaces and meet friends in Tokyo.
Apr. 13th, in the Friday night, I had an appointment to meet Mr. M, curator of ART TOWER MITO.
He joined a talk session concerning [MICRO POP] show held in his museum.
The venue, [NADiff], art book shop in Omotesando, is very snob and cool.
There were lots of visitors who were interested in this show and concept.
Ms. M M, a critic and director of this show started talking about [MICRO POP], suddenly I recognized she would talk and show most of artworks and concept. She seemed very excited to tell people WHAT IS MICRO-POP.
I was afraid to know all about the show before I see by my eyes.
I left the place after drinking a perrier.
In the next Saturday morning, I was driving a small car to visit Mito City.
It took approx. 2 hours by car.
Usually we use train from Tokyo to Mito.
Hmm, recently I am fascinated to drive a car in Tokyo area.
There are traffic jam even on high way road, but by even such jam, I feel NEW stimulation, ffffm.
When we use train/subway, my time schedule depends on train schedule.
And as you know, during travel days we have heavy laggage.
Of course, it is more expensive than public transport system, but I love driving around the first land for me.
For these reasons, I love vehicles.
Add one more important factor, in the Saturday, it was very fine day, nice for driving!
I arrived Mito at 11 am and experienced the [MICRO POP] show.
I had lunch with Mr. M and talked about this show's concept and impression.
It was very happy and important time.
(to be continued...)
Wednesday, April 11, 2007
Tuesday, April 10, 2007
And, I am tired 'cause of no complete holiday for me these days.
Since next week (from April 20), Ohaz Kikaku will start another art project, "Nekobee Show", an independent free style public entry art show concerning cat and/or other animals.
(It is also a first official opening program of new space "Art Apartment House 88" @ Reisen-sou, directed by Ohaz Kikaku.)
A yellow cat by ChiiChii, a kurk one by Ishigaki Katsuko.
Main concept of this show is to be happy by making artworks.
This show will continue to accept artists who want to join until the last day, May 20.
Saturday, April 7, 2007
Thursday, April 5, 2007
Process of [PROCESS] 03
Originally uploaded by ohaz88.
We're preparing the next show [PROCESS]. this is the process of [PROCESS] photo set on flickr site:
Tuesday, April 3, 2007
Unagi [Hitsu-mabushi] @ Riverain Bld.
Originally uploaded by ohaz88.
Very special, gorgeous than usual. Unagi is eel. Grilled eel and egg, fish egg with spice (pink), dried laver and steamed rice. We can eat it with soup sometimes. Today's eel was very rich, tasty.
Of course, the price was also more gorgeous than usual.
Eel has vitamine!
Monday, April 2, 2007
Of course, I had alerady known about outline (they do not have enough pages).
When I visited these sites for this blog's link, I was really shocked this fact.
As you know, they are locol government public cultural organization.
They have English page about basic information.
But concerning each exhibition data, I can find very old one (or none).
Only Fukuoka Asian Art Museum has up-to-date information in English.
'Cause the museum always accept many international artists/curators/researchers.
About private galleries and alternative spaces in Fukuoka,
it depends on personal talent.
When a space has a member who can use English, he/she does all English job.
Even so each staff's job may be non-profit.
We have professional English tlanslaters/interpreters here in Fukuoka.
They are always very busy.
Their fee is not so expensive according to a regular/standard system,
but is is very heavy for art people to pay.
That's why I start this weblog.
My English is not so good.
But I will be able to write about my daily life and art scene around me,
with using digital images (flickr sysytem).
Sunday, April 1, 2007
Originally uploaded by ib_flickr.