MUSEUM NEWS JULY ’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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TOSHIYA KOBAYASHI “THOSE WHO NEVER SAY ANYTHING. -WEED-”
The solo exhibition by Toshiya Kobayashi who was born in Hokkaido “Those who never say anything -weed-” will be held at Clark Gallery + SHIFT from July 1st to 30th. In the paintings, photographs, and three-dimensional works with weeds as its theme, he questions the “representation of one’s life with a generic name or a number”. Another solo exhibition, “Eternal Night” will be held simultaneously at Gallery MONMA from July 7th to 23th.

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MIHO TANAKA “FLUFFYM” SUMMER ITEMS
A summer new items were announced from the brand “Fluffym“, which is directed by Miho Tanaka. She is a popular model living in Hokkaido. Enjoy the summer with a style combining elegance in casual, such as the long cardigan based on the border pattern, and the wide silhouette pants with knee length slits.

CITY YOUR CITY “N/S”
Hokkaido based artist “City Your City” ‘s new album, “N/S” which won the 1st place on the electronic chart of iTunes store has just arrived. It contains 10 tracks including popular single track. With a wide range of music style such as Canon’s world’s first LED lens CM music, they caused a stir in the J Pop music world.

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YORIORI
From Sapporo apparel artist production “T-Three”, comfortable items of “Yoriori” made from Japanese technology will appear in the MUSEUM STORE on a limited time this summer season. The products dyed after weaving the ultrafine cotton yarn at a low speed after stitching with different materials are attractive with the difference in dyeing rate due to different penetration rates of different materials and the texture Brought by by the difference in shrinkage ratio.

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HIROFUMI ABE / AKI TSUJI “THEN, THE NIGHT COMES”
Following the exhibition of wood and paper “Wake up in the morning” (2013) by Berlin-based graphic designer Hirofumi Abe and woodworking artist Aki Tsuji, their illustrated book of the exhibition “Then, the night comes” (2014) has just arrived. In addition, the exhibition “Noonday Memories” which earned a good reputation in Sapporo the other day, will be held from July 17th in Tokyo, and from August 5th in Germany.

Text: Ayumi Yakura
Translation: Satsuki Miyanishi

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