MUSEUM NEWS JUNE ’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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MIHO TANAKA “FLUFFYM”
Fluffym” is represented by Miho Tanaka, a fashion model who moved to Hokkaido. It started in the spring of 2017. She values delicate craftsmanship made in Japan, based on the basic design. This brand proposes a high-quality casual style that can relax your body and mind.

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OKOIMATSU “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, until June 30th. Release two types of tights that collaborated with “Dress and Tights“.

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TINY DINOSAUR “MINI-SIZED TOTE BAG”
A mini-sized tote bag made of the typewriter cross with a pleasant touch feeling and printed with a colorful Poronia pattern has just arrived from the brand “Tiny Dinosaur” by fashion designer Naomi Yamamoto from Hokkaido. It is useful and recommended for town use as well as excursions.

SUPEESPACEXOXO MINI ALBUM “DEAR JHOSO LENNOSO”
Superspacexoxo’s mini album “Dear Jhoso Lennoso” with 5 songs includes their representative song “Tonight is Flashback”, was released for a limited amount only at the Museum Store. This remixed sound is on a compilation album “Tokyo Togari Sampler 002” of “Tokyo Togari Nezumi” label which is being managed by the Sapporo based rapper, MC Matsushima.

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YASUKAZU TAKIHANA “JOHN & YOKO T-SHIRT”
Several kinds of silk screen designed T-shirts made by Yasukazu Takihana, an artist based in Hokkaido Hakodate, will arrive in the MUSEUM store soon.
You can put on a picture of John & Yoko, famous for having been shot a few hours before John Lennon shot dead, drawn with humor and a drawing touch with love.

SYNAPSE COMPILATION “EMERGENCE XX”
The compilation album entitled, “emergence xx” was released from the party label “SYNAPSE”, was launched in 2006 by “PROVO” which leads the music scene of Sapporo. From Kuniyuki, Naohito Uchiyama to a 22-year-old new talent Matt Hykerare, it includes various 16 tracks. Details are on their special site.

Text: Ayumi Yakura
Translation: Satsuki Miyanishi

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