FIX MIX MAX !

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Recent years in Sapporo, we have many art’s events in November. If you are interested in art and planning to visit Sapporo, it might be also good to choose this season because there are many opportunities to enjoy local art, and to meet with the creators.

Let’s introduce “FIX MIX MAX !” exhibition of contemporary art held in this November. This exhibition mainly features Sapporo based or related artists although there are guest artists from other side of Hokkaido. The executive committee of this exhibition are also based on Sapporo galleries, which shows the exhibition is really local. The venue is Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, one of the galleries having the biggest exhibiting space in the center of the city. I would like to report about 5 works from the exhibition.

Firstly, the entrance is interesting. There is a door in the place where should usually be open. This is a part of the first artwork “my house” by Ikuko Imamura. I heared there are some visitors who ask “is it still under construction?”.

Going through the entrance, I find an ordinal exhibition space. Covering one whole wall is “ALARMARAMA” by Tiorg Beer, which is a flat work with plastic sheets. This is a vigorous work resembling artificial jungle.

“Realistic Virtuality (Funhouse” by Ryusuke Ito prejects images of disrupt town on the screen. The images slowly move sideways. This is not only work of projected images, but there is a small set of the disrupt town in front of the screen, and a camera moving around the set project it in real time. The set is a model, of course, but the projected image looks real. This is a work resembling end of the world.

“Untitled” by Sebastian Zarius is a work with simple and colorful graphic works set out, while many other works use unique and complex display. This is really a basic of flat exhibiting, but attracted my attention. It seems neatness, but I felt pop and cheerfulness from each work, which seems to fall out the frame.

“Untitled” by Sebastian Zarius is a work with simple and colorful graphic works set out, while many other works use unique and complex display. This is really a basic of flat exhibiting, but attracted my attention. It seems neatness, but I felt pop and cheerfulness from each work, which seems to fall out the frame.

“The past is changed by now, and now is by the future 2” by Satoshi Hata, one of veteran creators in Sapporo. There are flat works on the wall and also a work like a music arch. I felt the music from the arch undulating and expanding on the wall.

“I still don’t know anything about one world” by Akihiro Kuroda, a collection of composite drawings by charcoal. The natural touch and the number of exhibits were overwhelming. The title is contrast with the strength of the works, which might be from the depth and diverseness of human beings that the creator himself felt during drawing.

This exhibition aims to introduce local contemporary artists with people in Sapporo. They have a concept to let many people enjoy or be inspired by the contemporary art, which tends to be said hard to understand. I would like to continuously expect the expansion of this activity as a new movement of “provider side” in Sapporo.

I saw old people or student groups enjoying the exhibits with staff’s instruction. I would like to see the next one too as a contemporary art exhibition everyone can enjoy. Please look forward to the next announcement.


FIX MIX MAX !

Date: November 10th – 19th, 2006
Place: Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art
Address: N1 W17, Chuo-ku, Sapporo
Artists: Ikuko Imamura, Ryusuke Ito, Shinro Otake, Satoshi Katoono, Taiyo Kimura, Akihiro Kuroda, Mikio Taka, Hiroshi Takeda, Satoshi Hata, Fumiki Bandou, Masayoshi Masago, Matsuritaro, Tiorg Beer, Sebastian Zarius
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