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Multimedia artworks by eight groups of artists are exhibited at Haneda and Narita Airports from Feb. 27
TOKYO, Mar. 12, 2021 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

- The Agency for Cultural Affairs presents "CULTURE GATE to JAPAN" 

On February 27, 2021, the Agency for Cultural Affairs opened a new art exhibit 
at Haneda and Narita Airports as part of their "CULTURE GATE to JAPAN" 
initiative. Multimedia artworks by eight groups of artists are now exhibited at 
the airports as well as online, with the aim of promoting the appeals of 
Japanese culture and sharing it with the world.

Haneda and Narita Airports Event Overview

The theme of the exhibits at Haneda and Narita is "VISION GATE". Under the 
curation of Paola ANTONELLI, these exhibits seek to explore the concept of 
"vision" from past to future, and its role as the foundation of Japanese 
culture. 

Period: Opening on February 27, 2021 
Location: 
[Installation] Haneda Airport Terminal 2, 2nd Floor Departures Lobby, Security 
Checkpoint D
[Video works]
- Haneda Airport Terminal 3, 2nd Floor Arrivals Concourse; 
- Haneda Airport Terminal 1 & 2 Departure Concourses; 
- Narita Airport All Terminals, Digital Signage monitors
  *Locations for the video works in Haneda Airport are within the security area 
Entrance: Free 
Theme: VISION GATE  
Curator: Paola ANTONELLI 

Paola ANTONELLI is Senior Curator of Architecture & Design at The Museum of 
Modern Art in New York, as well as MoMA's founding Director of Research & 
Development. Her work investigates design's impact on everyday experience, 
often including overlooked objects and practices, and combining design, 
architecture, art, science and technology.

Following the XXII Triennale di Milano––her 2019 Broken Nature, devoted to the 
idea of restorative design–– she has recently curated at MoMA the exhibition 
Material Ecology, on the work of architect Neri OXMAN. Her acclaimed Instagram 
Live series @design.emergency––conceived with design critic Alice 
RAWSTHORN––explores design's role in building a better future for all.

Title and Artist (in alphabetical order): 
[Installation] Crowd Cloud by SUZUKI Yuri & HOSOI Miyu
Keeping the human voice at the core, in this work, artists distilled the sounds 
of the Japanese language and created a unique composition and experience in 
which the sound emanates from a choir of dozens of standing horns, that are 
conversing with each other like people waiting for friends and relatives in the 
Arrival Hall of an airport.

SUZUKI Yuri: SUZUKI Yuri is an artist and designer who examines possibilities 
of sound and music in our day-to-day experiences. Since 2018, he became a 
partner at the world's largest independent consultancy, Pentagram. SUZUKI's 
creative work spans across the fields of design, music and art, with outcomes 
ranging from public art and products to sonic identity and compositions. His 
works have been recognized through industry awards as well as acquired for 
numerous international museum collections including Museum of Design Museum 
London, Israel Museum and Museum of Modern Art, New York.

HOSOI Miyu: Born in 1993, musical/sound artist HOSOI Miyu has been active in 
taking various artistic endeavors from creating the installations to bring 
awareness to the surrounding sound by using multichannel sound systems to the 
performing arts productions. HOSOI particularly is known for the overdubbing 
works using her own vocals. Her renowned work "Lenna" on 22.2 channels was 
presented at various venues including NTT InterCommunication Center [ICC] 
Anechoic Room, Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media [YCAM], Tokyo Metropolitan 
Theatre Concert Hall and the Audio Engineering Society. She is the recipient of 
the New Face Award at the 23rd Japan Media Arts Festival Art Division. 

[Video works]  Six videos by six different group of artists usher travelers 
into Japan's extraordinarily rich and eclectic culture

Theme Park Tokyo by acky bright

The work explored the city of Tokyo by using traditional picture scroll 
structure and contemporary manga style.

acky bright is an illustrator and a Manga Artist, and is known for his black 
and white line art. He has many oversea followers for his unique style 
combining Japan's 80s and 90s anime and manga style and modern perspective. He 
has been publishing many works as "Doodle" through social media and live 
painting events. His new work, manga "Shin Henkei Shojo (New Transformer 
Girls)" (DLE) is currently serialized online. 

Hitoshobu (One Shot) by Jun Inoue

The work captured artist's live painting and the ephemeral nature of the world 
of Sho/Calligraphy.

Inoue illustrates the delicate spirituality particular to Japan using abstract 
lines to create unique "spaces." His exquisite sensibility blends modern sense 
and traditional spirit to stimulate the consciousness of the viewer. Leveraging 
his connections to the worlds of fashion and music, he has exhibited his works 
in a wide range of venues including live painting performances and artwork 
presentations. Inoue has held numerous private exhibitions in Japan and abroad, 
including venues in both Melbourne and Paris.

Gravity Garden by KODAMA Sachiko

This work was created with the red, green and blue fluorescent ferrofluid to 
represent Japanese Garden with the magnetic energy and gravity.

After graduating from the School of Science at Hokkaido University, KODAMA 
completed her graduate studies and earned a doctorate in Art at the Graduate 
School of Art and Design at the University of Tsukuba. Since 2000, she has 
pioneered the use of ferrofluids in art. Her artwork "Protrude, Flow" (selected 
by SIGGRAPH Art Gallery 2001) won the Grand Prize in the 5th Japan Media Arts 
Festival Digital Art (Interactive Art) Division. Her artwork has been exhibited 
in over 20 countries at art museums, galleries, public spaces, and private 
homes. She has impacted not only art and design, but a wide range of related 
fields.

TSUGI by PARTY  

In this work, areas such as Arctic ice that has melted due to global warming 
and forests lost due to wildfires are depicted in a hopeful light: being 
repaired and regenerated with kintsugi by the will of humankind.

PARTY is a creative collective that cuts across art, science, design, and 
engineering to install in society experiences of the future. Notable projects 
include space design for Narita International Airport Terminal 3, creative 
direction for "WIRED JAPAN" magazine, and "VARP" virtual music experiences 
through collaborations with artists including RADWIMPS and kZm. PARTY also 
develops businesses such as Stadium Experiment and The Chain Museum.

Day of a Full Moon by MOGI Monika

This work combines the love of Japan's natural landscapes that artist finds 
otherworldly and mystical, with her admiration of strong, unique women

MOGI Monika is an artist, photographer, and director, born in 1992. She is a 
self taught photographer and her career started as a teenager shooting for art 
and fashion magazines such as Vogue Japan, ArtReview, Numero Tokyo, etc. While 
acting as a creative director behind all of her work, she began to cast her 
friends and youth culture of Tokyo which has been highlighted in her work. 
Growing up between the U.S. and Japan, MOGI blends her unique view of both 
cultures. In recent years she has also participated in photo exhibitions in 
Tokyo and New York and has directed TV commercials and fashion campaigns 
worldwide. Her work with Paola ANTONELLI began in 2016, when MOGI was 
commissioned to photograph contents for the MoMA exhibition 'ITEMS: Is Fashion 
Modern?" catalog. 

Kojiki – Amenomanai by MORI Mariko

In this work artist took scenes from the "Kojiki"- the oldest record of 
creation myth in Japan - and turned them into computer-generated images. 

Since the latter half of the 1990s, MORI has participated in international 
exhibits in various countries and held numerous private exhibitions at art 
museums. Her major public artworks include "Sun Pillar" on Miyakojima Island in 
2010, "Ring: One with Nature" at the Cultural Program of the 2016 Rio Olympics 
and Paralympic Games, and "Cycloid V" at the Toranomon Hills Business Tower 
entrance. MORI has garnered a number of prestigious awards including Honorable 
Mention in the 47th Venice Biennale in 1997 and the Award to a Promising Artist 
and Scholar in the Field of Contemporary Japanese Arts at the 8th Japan Arts 
Foundation Award in 2001. She received an honorary degree from the University 
of the Arts London in 2014.

About CULTURE GATE to JAPAN
Beginning in February of 2021, the Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of 
Japan launched an innovative cultural promotion project called "CULTURE GATE to 
JAPAN". Held at seven airports across Japan as well as the Tokyo International 
Cruise Terminal, artists and creators active in the field of Media Arts exhibit 
artworks inspired by the unique culture of each area with the goal of 
communicating the broader appeal of Japanese culture.

The global effects of the novel coronavirus have made it difficult to meet new 
people and experience new cultures in person. However, that should not 
interrupt the exchange of art, ideas, and culture. Through this project, we 
hope to continue providing people around the world with the same sense of 
wonder and joy felt when encountering a new culture. 

Organizer: Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan             
Official Website: https://culture-gate.jp/ 

The "CULTURE GATE to JAPAN" PR is managed by wondertrunk & co. Inc. 

SOURCE:  Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan CULTURE GATE to JAPAN 
Initiative

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