Jun Ichikawa “How to Straddle the Boundaries”


poster for Jun Ichikawa “How to Straddle the Boundaries”

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This is Jun Ichigawa’s first solo exhibition at Haishakkei and the works presented will include sculptures, installations and performances of three new works and six old works. Since 2011 Ichikawa has carried out research around the changes effected on public institutions and local areas as a result of nuclear issues in Fukushima. He has produced interactive works such as “Homeless Bath” (2011), which asked viewers to enter a large, outdoor, mobile bath so as to explore the boundary between public and private space. The material he has typically used in his artworks in iron, however, his latest works make use of aluminum, a material more familiar to our daily lives. One of these is “White bell” (2016-2017), which is comprised of around 15,000 cans that have been melted down and re-cast. This bell will be used to see in the New Year at the New Year Bell Ringing event.

[Related Events]
Opening reception (with End of Year party)
Event Times: December 29 (Sat) 15:00-19:00
With traditional “mochi tsuki (rice cake throwing),” as explained by the artist.

New Year Bell Ringing
Date: December 31 (Sat), 22:00-24:00
Performance will make use of new works by the artist
It is possible to do hatsumode (shrine/temple visit)

Gallery Talk: Possibilities for Poverty and Modern Art
Event Times: January 8 (Sat), 17:00-19:00
Speakers: Kentaro Ichihara (artist)
Moderator: Tohru Matsushita
Admission: ¥500

Closing reception (with party)
Event Times: January 15 (Sun), 15:00-19:00



from December 29, 2016 to January 15, 2017
Exhibition Hours: 13:00-19:00, Opening on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays.

Opening Reception on 2016-12-29 from 15:00 to 19:00


Jun Ichikawa



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