MUSEUM NEWS MAY ’17

MUSEUMText: Ayumi Yakura

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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MITSUKO MIYAKAWA EXHIBITION “MY NAME IS CHAPA”
Mitsuko Miyakawa is holding the first solo exhibition at Clark Gallery + SHIFT at her hometown in Sapporo, from May 3rd to 31st. In this exhibition, the four walls of the gallery with four subjects “the first period that aimed at art / when she was studying in New York / after returning / in future”.

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STORE INSTALLATION: RIE KAWAKAMI “TRACE”
A new project “Store Installation”, started on the first floor of the MUSEUM. The first was “Trace” by sculptor Rie Kawakami. The wild dogs that she saw a lot in the city during her stay in Romania may be playing the role of observing the world from the place that is closest to people.

TOKYO TOGARI NEZUMI “TOKYO TOGARI SAMPLER 002”
The compilation album “Tokyo Togari Sampler 002” which all the music label artists joined together was released from “Tokyo Togari Nezumi” label. This independent music label is managed by the Sapporo based rapper, MC Matsushima. They just arrived at the museum this month.

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TINY DINASAUR S/S 2017 COLLECTION
Tiny Dinosaur‘s 2017 Spring Summer Collection “Sync your lives” has just arrived. A fine thin knit that is useful in cool Hokkaido got everything from hemp knits knitted one by one with hand-knitting to the knit knitting design of a flying bird with thin cotton yarn.

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OKOIMATSU EXHIBITION “AFTER SOMEONE SAW IT YESTERDAY”
The Okoimatsu‘s solo exhibition shows the city Landscape by gathering the “test writing from the pens” of notepad paper at stationery store’s pen area as material, copying, transferring and combining to form an artwork. The exhibition will be at the Clark Gallery + SHIFT, from June 2nd to 30th. And a set up will be made, where guests can participate in the exhibition’s installation.

Text: Ayumi Yakura
Translation: Satsuki Miyanishi

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