MUSEUM NEWS JUNE ’16

MUSEUMText: Aya Shomura

The staffs of “MUSEUM,” which is the cultural complex to promote the current creative scene in Hokkaido, pick out and recommend the latest news in monthly selected from “MUSEUM STORE” at 1st floor is a select shop of lifestyle design focused on fashion, “SOUVENIR HOKKAIDO” deals in products can be purchased, for example artworks, CDs and books by Hokkaido artists, and “Clark Gallery+SHIFT” at 2nd floor promotes and manages artists as the only one commercial gallery of contemporary art in Hokkaido. You could get exclusive information like some events at only MUSEUM, don’t miss it! In addition, online store of MUSEUM STORE has launched, please check it out!

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WABISABI “AIR BONSAI 2015”
A kitschy “Air Bonsai” designed by Wabisabi will be officially released! The doll made of soft vinyl becomes more black and more clear. Check out the minimum and deformed modeling unique to Japan, which is symbolized as the family crest. Arrived on June 22nd.

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TOMOHIRO SHIBUKI “ICI”
“Ici” produced by Tomohiro Shibuki, a Hokkaido-based textile artist will arrive at MUSEUM. This all-wool “ici” (stone), is likely solid but soft, likely cold but warm, and mysterious stone; likely we have found in a river beach and roadside, will become fashion item as an earring and brooch. Coming soon.

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YUMI FUZUKI “THE SEA OF LETTER” IN FINNISH
Yumi Fuzuki, received the 15th Nakahara Chuya Award and more by her first collection of poems, has released its Finnish poem titled “The Sea of Letter” (Kirjoitusmerkkien meri) from aviador. She will perform at The Lahti Poetry Marathon on June 17th.

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SHUREN THE FIRE “COLLECTIVE SOUNDS”
Shuren the Fire, a track maker has released his instrumental album “Collective Sounds” (Tamura) on June 15th. The more natural sound eliminated intentional arrangement and the overlap, without theoretical rhythm and meld. Sales on online limited.

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HIROYUKI TAMINO EXHIBITION “COLORS”
Hiroyuki Tamino will have his exhibition “Colors” from July 2nd at Clark Gallery + SHIFT. While based in Sapporo, he has worked on book binding pictures of various famous writers. His premiere works can also be seen including other pieces themed as “colors”.

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KEIKO ORIKASA “SUMMER ISSUE 2016”
Season Issue by Keiko Orikasa. This year, she produced “Sea”; sparkling bubbles under water, “Hotaru”; 7 fireflies under cover of darkness, and “Stars”; galaxy about several tens of thousand light years away. Summer Issue:SEA / HOTARU / STARS

Text: Aya Shomura

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