“SPROUTING GARDEN” EXHIBITION

HAPPENINGText: Ayumi Yakura

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“CUT” Daisaku Ueno, 2014 Photo: © Yoshiaki Maezawa

On the mountainside, a huge 60cm depth and 10m length cross of groove has been seen. The masterpiece “CUT” is a ceramic artwork after burning on site for one month. After cooling down the grilled area, grass sprout is growing around. The silver is healed by the growth of sprout.

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“Trace” Rie Kawakami, 2014 Photo: © Yoshiaki Maezawa

A group of dogs aiming at climbing up the hill from the mountain foot, is the sculpture named “Trace” by Rie Kawakami. The thin metal lines was made one by one to give the feeling of life, as if the blood vessels and the trace of the dogs in this space. On the other hand, the mood of the artwork was obtained by transcending the time and space.

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“White Mushroom Breeding Project” Toshihiko Shibuya, 2014 Photo: © Toshihiko Shibuya

Toshihiko Shibuya‘s installation work “White Mushroom Breeding Project” is at the old house of novelist Takeo Arishima’s garden in the park. There are many mushroom objects displaying on the fallen trees. Through the rediscover of the small nature creatures under the feet, you can feel the silence from the resonance of nature and human beings.

Although this article introduced some artworks at outdoor space, indoor space Churyo Sato Children’s Atelier is showing 2 artists’ paintings. Next to Sapporo Art Park, we can see that Yuki Sekiguchi Memorial Museum of Art is showing an installation artwork in the garden, some collaborative Japanese paintings and some sculpture artworks featuring young artists with expectations and representative artist of Hokkaido.

“Sprouting Garden” exhibition
Date: July 5th – November 3rd, 2014
Opening hours: 9:00 – 17:30 (till 17:00 from September)
Place: Sapporo Artpark Sculpture Garden, Sapporo Artpark outdoor Space and Yuki Sekiguchi Memorial Museum of Art
Address: 2-75 Geijyutsu-no-mori, Minami-ku, Sapporo
Tel: +81(0)11 591 0090
http://artpark.or.jp

Text: Ayumi Yakura
Translation: Peggy Yumei Lee

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