Bikky Sunazawa: Sculpted Spirits in Wood

Museum of Modern Art, Hayama

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Born to Ainu parents in Asahikawa, Hokkaido, Bikky Sunazawa (1931-1989) was active as the artist from the 1950s. He was later recognized as a leading sculptor in Japanese post-war art. This exhibition features approximately 20 sculptures by Sunazawa including the “Wooden Mask” series (1970s), from a period when the artist reached maturity, as well as “Kami no shita (God’s Tongue)” and “Toh,” which depict tree spirits, and the monumental work “Kaze ni kiku (Listen to the Wind).” These will be accompanied by approximately 50 paintings and drawings shedding light on Sunazawa’s world and his empathy with nature, as well as the secrets behind his creations. It is his first solo show to be held in a national museum on Honshu, the largest and most populous island of Japan.

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Handling Bikki’s Works: Tour & Workshop
After taking a tour of outdoor sculptures at the museum you can enjoy a rare chance to handle Bikki’s sculptures as part of this special workshop.
Event Dates: Apr. 15 (Sat), May 5 (Fri), May 28 (Sun) 14:00-14:30
Venue: Exhibition Room, Museum of Modern Art, Hayama
Capacity: 10 (tickets are available from the ticket desk from 9:30 on the day of the workshop)
Participants must be four years old or above. Elementary students and below must be accompanied by a guardian.

*Events in Japanese.
*See official website for further information.

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Schedule

from 4月 08, 2017 to 6月 18, 2017

Artist(s)

Bikky Sunazawa

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