NEWSText: Satsuki Miyanishi


© Wabisabi

A group exhibition “Super Japan” will be held on the 2nd floor of Cross Hotel Sapporo from October 4th 2017 to January 14th 2018, as Machinaka Art X_edition vol.26 which has been held for many years by the hotel and Clark Gallery + SHIFT. It shows artworks by artists who created a new kind of art that echoes the minds of modern people by making use of Japanese traditional culture such as Hanging scrolls (Calligraphy), Bonsai, Urushi (lacquer), Japanese painting, Ukiyo-e (Japanese woodblock prints) and Karesansui (dry landscape plants).


The old traditional Japanese culture is being lost with the times. Developing new ideas based on study of the past and learning from the past. Daily life in everyday echoes through my new art expression. And we planned this exhibition as an opportunity to rediscover the excellent Japanese culture.

In this exhibition, typography created with the motif of Kao (Japanese traditionalsignature), and a bonsai balloon by the design unit “Wabisabi“, three-dimensional works of lacquer which utilized the dry lacquer technique of the Nara period to modern art by Nozomi Watanabe, contemporary Ukiyo-e by Yasuharu Fujiya drawned on “Okubi-e” (close-up portraits of actors or beautiful women) by Sharaku who was a famous painter of the Edo Period, and Japanese style painted Rimpa style Mt. Yotei that are likened to Ochazuke (cooked rice soaked in hot green tea) by Yuka Kasai, will be exhibited on the 2nd floor. In addition, a rock garden of Karesansui that expresses a great view of nature with wool as material used by Tomohiro Shibuki emerges at the observation lounge on the 18th floor (with limited to guests only).

MACHINAKA ART-X_edition vol.26
“Super Japan” Exhibition

Date: October 4th, 2017 – January 14th, 2018
Place: Cross Hotel Sapporo
Address: North 2 West 2, Chuo-ku, Sapporo
Organized by Cross Hotel Sapporo
Curation: Clark Gallery + SHIFT
Supported by Machinaka Art

Text: Satsuki Miyanishi

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