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OKADA Hiroko, KIMURA Ryoko and MATSUKAGE Hiroyuki participate in Koganecho Bazaar 2014

OKADA Hiroko, KIMURA Ryoko and MATSUKAGE Hiroyuki are participating in “Fictive Communities Asia: Koganecho Bazaar 2014.”

Koganecho Bazaar is an art festival organized by the Koganecho Area Management Center together with the Hatsunecho-Koganecho and Hinodecho Environmental Cleanup Association, as an ongoing effort towards community-renovation of the Koganecho area in Yokohama.

Since 2008, Koganecho Bazaar has been held yearly in the area between Hinodecho Station and Koganecho Station on the Keikyu Line. It presents art projects utilizing various spaces in the area, including studios under the railway-bridge, small buildings, existing shops and empty lots. The festival has been consistently preoccupied with the theme of “community and art.” In the last six years, a total of 140 artist-groups, curators and architects from Japan and abroad have participated in the festival.

Opening this August, "Fictive Communities Asia: Koganecho Bazaar 2014" marks the beginning of its new phase as an international art exhibition. With the theme of“Fictive Communities” the exhibition will feature works artists who were selected in consultation with eight national and international organizations, as well as artists who were selected via open call. Artworks will be exhibited throughout the town. The exhibition aims to situate Yokohama as an important cultural hub in Asia, and provide a new think-tank network and platform amongst Asian art communities.

International symposia, theater programs and events relating to local cuisine will be held during the exhibition period.

“Fictive Communities Asia: Koganecho Bazaar 2014”
Dates: Friday 1st August - Monday 3rd November [a public holiday]

Opening Hours: 11:00-19:00 [closed 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month]

Venue: The area between Tokyu Line Hinodecho Station to Koganecho Station: studios in the underpass between them, studios in the vicinity, existing stores, outdoor venues, other

For further details including ticket options, please see the event homepage URL below.
OKADA Hiroko "Exercise"

Centring on her new film work "Exercise" which will be screened on a TV monitor during the day, and from 18:00 onwards will be screened outside the building on the riverside.
Location: After passing Sueyoshi Bridge, close to the Police Box, in the riverside building Kogane Studio: Studio B.
It is also possible to listen to the audio of the piece on your smartphone.

KIMURA Ryoko "BE MY MODEL - Artists in Residence with Love- "

This work is a simulation game of the analogue variety, telling young maidens their love fortunes through images and stories.
You, yourself, are the heroine. Your four potential lovers are four "ikemen" attractive young artists in residence in Koganecho.
Through an art/game book installed at five places in the Koganecho Bazaar area, enjoy the unfolding narrative of this particpatory artwork and see if you can find your "Happy Ending".

Dates: Friday 1st - Wednesday 31st August (closed on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month)
Opening Hours: 11:00-19:00
Venue: Gallery Saitou Fine Arts
Hatsune Wing B-2, Hatsunecho 1-21-17, Naka-ku,


★★Related Events★★
<1> Friday 1st August 19:00 - 21:00 Opening Party
<2> Sunday 17th August 18:00 - 20:00 Gallery Talk & Petit Cooking Class
<3> Saturday 30th August 19:00 - 21:00 Gallery Talk & Petit Cooking Class

Events Venue: Gallery Saitou Fine Arts
Featuring: MATSUKAGE Hiroyuki
Participation Fee: 500円(includes one drink)