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Machinaka Art Cross Edition will present Go Yayanagi Solo Exhibition “POP UKI” curated by SHIFT at Cross Hotel Sapporo from April 22 to July 10, 2011.


Since its opening in 2007, Cross Hotel Sapporo has been giving a series of art exhibitions named “ART X” at the ground floor entrance hall. This year in collaboration with SHIFT, the ART X will feature the Hokkaido-based artists.

The exhibition also consists of the very first edition of the Machinaka Art project, aiming to fill the city with art and to create friendly environment for citizens to familiarize with the art, with the participation of galleries, artists and shops.

Go Yayanagi born in Obihiro, Hokkaido in 1933. Since ’60s he has given numbers of individual exhibitions and gained international fame. In ’70s, he started expanding his activities from 2D to 3D, fashion, architecture, environmental art, further more on moving images. Today he is as active as always.

POP UKI is a word invented by Yayanagi himself, referring to the Japanese Ukiyo-e and the pop culture as witness of the contemporary society. The exhibition will show Yayanagi’s works summarized with clear outlines, vivid colors and dynamic stripes. There will also be scarfs and T-shirts sold that are created in collaboration with Junko Koshino.

On the opening on April 22 will be given a reception including a talk-show with Mr. Yayanagi and Mr. Satoshi Hata, Director of Sapporo Pre-Biennnale.

Go Yayanagi Solo Exhibition “POP UKI”
Date: April 22nd – July 10th, 2011
Place: Cross Hotel Sapporo
Address: North 2 West 2, Chuo-ku, Sapporo, Japan
Tel: +81 11 272 0010
Sponsor: Cross Hotel Sapporo
Curated by SHIFT
Collaboration: Tokyo Gallery, Machinaka Art, Shobunsya
Related projects: Sapporo Pre-Biennnale 2011

Text: julie morikawa

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