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[Image: Shotaro Yoshino "Deposit of Time" (2018) Ground, dirt, memory, life Photo: Shotaro Yoshino]

Shotaro Yoshino Exhibition

Kichijoji Art Museum


Shotaro Yoshino
The theme of artist Shotaro Yoshino (b. 1979) is "memory of the land." In Japan and abroad, Yoshino traces the relationship between people and the land and creates large-scale installations and sculptures through dialogue with the memories that make the land what it is. He is also strongly conscious of the fact that soil itself contains memories, and he uses soil as a material for expression, as well as for installations around the world in which he lifts up the soil as a layer of memories and "stands" it on the ground.

Yoshino has visited various places as a visitor, found the memories of the land from a new perspective, and by carefully lifting them up, has embodied them in his works. In contrast, Kichijoji, the site of this exhibition, is a place that Yoshino has been familiar with and spent time in since his childhood, and in a sense, his own memories are part of Kichijoji. In the course of his research for this project, he met various people who pass through Kichijoji, including those who were born and raised there, those who have moved there, those who commute there, and those who happened to visit there, and came into contact with various memories that exist in Kichijoji.

This exhibition, a new development for Yoshino, consists of sculptures and installations of various sizes. Yoshino will create new memories on top of the countless memories that have accumulated in the land of Kichijoji and now make up the land that is "Kichijoji".

1. Dialogue: Tsutomu Mizusawa (Director, The Museum of Modern Art, Kamakura & Hayama) and Shotaro Yoshino
Date: April 22, 17:00-18:30
Speakers: Tsutomu Mizusawa (Director, The Museum of Modern Art, Kamakura & Hayama), Shotaro Yoshino
Venue: Music Room, Kichijoji Museum of Art
Capacity: 60 people (first-come-first-served basis)

2. Talk Event "Katariba - About the Memory of the Land
Date: April 29, 14:00-
Lecturer: Takuto Yamamoto (folklorist), Shotaro Yoshino
Venue: Music Room, Kichijoji Museum of Art
Capacity: 20 people
For more information, please visit the official website.


Apr 15 (Sat) 2023-May 28 (Sun) 2023 

Opening Hours Information

Closed on April 26.
FeeAdults ¥300; High School and Junior High School Students ¥100; Elementary School Students and Under, Seniors 65 & Over, Persons with Disability Certificates free.
VenueKichijoji Art Museum
Location7F FF Bldg., 1-8-16 Kichijoji Honcho, Musashino-shi, Tokyo 180-0004
Access3 minute walk from the North exit of Kichijoji Station on the JR Chuo and Sobu lines or Keio Inokashira line.
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