Fabrice Hyber "Seed and Grow"

Watari-um, The Watari Museum of Contemporary Art

poster for Fabrice Hyber "Seed and Grow"

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1. Opening Talk
April 26th (Sat) 17:00-18:00
Speaker: Fabrice Hyber
Hyber will speak about the exhibition theme of "growing seeds," his recent activities, as well as the farms he has helped to build in Vendée.
Fee: ¥1500 (Watari-Um museum supporters and members free)

2. "Seed and Grow" exhibition talk

1st session: May 17th (Sat) 19:00-21:00
"The 21st century is the age of farming"
Speaker: Isoya Shinji (Tokyo Agricultural University)
Agriculturalization of our cities. Coexistence of humans and nature.

2nd session: June 21st (Sat)
"Where will we go to live? Urban agriculture"
Speaker: Yoshitaka Shiraishi (Shirashi Farm)
Runs the experiential farm "Kaze no Kakko" in Nerima Ward, Tokyo. Conducts activities linking the local people to each other through farming and agriculture. Shiraishi will speak about the importance of local farming and procurement of ingredients.

"In Search of the original 'Farm'"
Speaker: Shinji Abe (Tsubura Farm)
Born in Tokyo and raised in Yokohama, Abe will talk about how he got acquainted with farming despite an urban, salaryman existence.

3rd session: July 5th (Sat)
"About Tokyo today"
Speaker: Michihiko Yanai (creative director)
Established "Kaze to Rokku" in 2003 after working in advertising. A practiced copywriter,
Yanai will speak on the future of Tokyo.

Fee: ¥2000 per talk (Watari-Um Museum supporters ¥1000, normal members ¥1600)
Season pass for all three talks: ¥4800 (Watari-Um Museum supporters ¥2400, normal members ¥3840)

3. "Lunch in a vegetable field" tour
July 21st (Mon, national holiday)
Speaker: Yoshitaka Shiraishi (Shiraishi farm)
Visit to Shiraishi's "Wind School" experiential farm. First-hand experience of how vegetables are grown. The tour will conclude with a delicious vegetable lunch.

Fee: ¥2500 + lunch fee (about ¥1800), limited to 28 people.

August 8th (Fri) 19:00-21:00
"Bees are our bridge to nature"
Speaker: Mitsuo Matsuka (Tamgawa University)
Bees visit flowers, gathering pollen and making hives. From bees and royal jelly gathered from hive boxes, this talk introduces this living agricultural product.

Fee: ¥800 (Watari-Um Museum supporters ¥400, normal members ¥640)

*Please see website for details on attending.



From 2008-04-26 To 2008-08-31
Open on May 5th and July 21st


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