MUSEUM NEWS AUGUST ’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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KAORI KOJIMA EXHIBITION “INDIVIDUALITY”
This time, Kaori is exhibiting the latest digital works and install production space as a private office in the gallery. There she will create ZINEs in public such as printing and bookbinding as limited on weekend. The exhibition “Individuality” is held till August 31st at Clark Gallery + SHIFT.

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KEIKO ORIKASA “FEELINGS ISSUE”
Her new capsule series “Feelings Issue” expressing various “heart/feeling” was released on August 2nd at MUSEUM. Specializing in emotion, the candle “lights the feelings” of the transitory of delicate feelings. Three types of the first installment are “vacillating“, “Missing you” and “sigh“.

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RYUICHI KAWAJIRI GRAPHIC ZINE “PYRAMID”
Ryuichi Kawajiri the graphic designer’s zine “Pyramid” has arrived in MUSEUM. It records graphics themed on 4 lyrics as “Counting Sheep”, “Rule of Kenkenpa” (Hopscotch), “Convenience of Banana” and “How to Catch The Score” from the cassette tape with the same name.

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CHIMA NEW ALBUM “THE SUMMER STORY”
A Hokkaido-based singer-songwriter, Chima‘s 2nd season album “The Summer Story” (A-CUE RECORDS) was stocked at MUSEUM. With poured a force on the timbre select more than before, it’s the gem of one recorded all 9 songs by her first self-produced.

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TOSHIYA KOBAYASHI EXHIBITION “THOSE WHO NEVER SAY ANYTHING -IM WALD”
From September 2nd, Toshiya Kobayashi‘s solo exhibition “Those who never say anything -im Wald” will he held at Clark Gallery + SHIFT. He will exhibit “Eternity and a Day. -Wald-” by paintings and carvings, and photos. On September 19th, “Mizuki Misumi The Poetry Reading” will he planned.

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TOYTOY LIVE “RAMU -THINK-“
This is the first live performance after released his new album “ramu -think-” (sambafree.inc) on this May. On August 27th, it will be a tribal night, because ToyToy will play Tonkori and Mukkuri with Nahgushiku Yoshimitsu born in Okinawa who plays a guitar and Sanshin, and a percussionist’s drum. Tickets now on sale.

Text: Aya Shomura

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