AT ART UWAJIMA
July 24 to August 22, 2013
2-8-2, Honmachiote, Uwajima-shi, Ehime
James Cohan Gallery is pleased to announce Tabaimo’s participation in “AT ART UWAJIMA 2013” in Uwajima, Ehime from July 24th, 2013.
The project aims to communicate the charms of Uwajima city to the next generation. In 2015, the city celebrates the 400th anniversary since the birth of the Date family, who served as feudal lord during the Edo period. The city is also known for its cultures such as its Ushi-oni festival and bullfighting.
As part 1 of the project, from July 24th to August 22nd, 7 creators gather to hold an exhibit which will be held at Kiya Ryokan, founded in 1911 and at SITUATIONALLY, within the Uwajima Kisaiya Arcade, where ushi-oni festivals are held. The exhibit will be held under the themes “private=ryokan” and “public=arcade.”
Transit General Office Inc. and architect Yuko Nagayama renovated Kiya Ryokan in response to a request from the company Kisaiya Uwajima. Yuko Nagayama together with manga artist Yoriko Hoshi known for “Kyou no Nekomura-san” and contemporary artist Tabaimo collaborate to create the art piece “Kiya’s Stain” displayed at the newly transformed Kiya Ryokan.