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April 27, 2011 / Exhibition

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A series of special events in support of the Tohoku Earthquake Relief Effort

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DAYLILY ART CIRCUS 2011
Date: 29th April (Friday) - 10th July (Sunday) Closed on Tuesdays
Time: 12:00-19:00
Admission: Free
Venue: 1F Main Gallery

Daylily Art Circus is a charity exhibition, presented in a truck, travelling all over Japan. All profits from this project will be going to the areas affected in the recent earthquake, and the exhibition will be finally presented in these local areas for the community to enjoy for free. It is of course important at this time to gather donations and materials to support the victims of this disaster but in order to recover the Tohoku region and Japan itself the activation of economy and culture in Western Japan as well is paramount. Through this engagement we hope the participants will not approach the exhibition as a series of points, but as a line which joins Japan, which joins the towns affected and joins our hearts. Through the visual experience of this charity project we hope to lift the feeling of disillusionment and to connect with a new energy.

Organizer Profile:
Kaihatsu Yoshiaki
2000 Facilitated charity exhibition against land mines
2001 Facilitated charity exhibition against land mines
2011 Facilitated charity event at Mori Art Centre for the Tohoku Earthquake Appeal
Engaged in the facilitation of workshops throughout Japan.

For More Information:
080-3435-9670(Kaihatsu)
http://www.yoshiakikaihatsu.com/daylily/dayililiyndex.html

Heart Mark♥Viewing Exhibition and Workshop
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Dates:29th April(Friday)〜29th May(Sunday)Closed Tuesdays
Exhibition:12:00-19:00 Workshop:Sat/Sun/Public Holidays 12:00-18:00
Admission:Free
Venue:1F Gallery B

Heart Mark♥Viewing is a project initiated by artist Hibino Katsuhiko, offering out our hearts to the areas affected by the earthquake/tsunami. 3331 is acting as a base for this project and hundreds of hearts are being sent from all over the country.

This project is presented until the end of May as part of the Arts Action 3331 program, offering an exhibition on weekdays and workshops on weekends.

The Heart Mark♥Viewing project will continue after this period, persisting in its call for patchwork hearts.
For more information please visit the official site
http://heartmarkviewing.jp/

Koyama Sachihiko "I Saw a Nuclear Power Station"
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Date:29th April(Friday)〜15th May(Sunday)Closed on Tuesdays
Times:12:00-19:00
Admission:Free
Venue:1F Main Gallery

The landscape which one day caught my eye. For some reason it has always drawn my attention. Then I discovered it was the location of a Nuclear Power Station. This work is the vague attempt to capture the particular atmosphere of these places.

These might be referred to as Nuclear Power Station photos, yet the images in this series include wide landscape shots with the power station barely discernable and even locations where yet no power station exists but there are plans to build one, so without such explanation it may be hard to identify these photos as such.

These photos were taken throughout Honshu and Shikoku, before the earthquake and include images of the now notorious Fukushima Daichi Power Plant.

Without particular dramatic lighting, these are a series of works executed with a seeming indifference. This is the landscape of nuclear power stations.

Asano Tsukasa "Omoi"

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Date:29th April(Friday)~15th May(Sunday)2011 Closed Tuesdays
Times:12:00-19:00
Admission:Free
Venue:1F Main Gallery

It is quite difficult to deal so honestly and directly with the devastation which has occurred through art work, and I wonder if this expression is fully appropriate. However with the strong hope for recovery in my heart and with the encouragement of friends, I drew upon my personal expression to make this work. The photos in this work are of Ishinomaki.

Artist Profile:
Asano Tsukasa 
Born 1974.03.08 Miyagi

Contact Information:
email: art@asano-tsukasa.com
HP: http://www.asano-tsukasa.com

Ohzone Tomomi "Can I make 100 friends" Project
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Dates:29th April(Friday)〜30th May(Monday)Closed Tuesdays

Times:12:00-19:00
Admission:Free
Venue:1F Main Gallery

Ohzone began the project "Can I make 100 friends" in the Summer of 2008. As part of this project she created over 100 cuddly toy like "Wife-san". Wife-san are given out to people in the neighbourhood, who are asked to tie these strange creatures to themselves and walk around the familiar surrounding streets. Wouldn't it be great if all bearers of these curious species became friends!

Upon hearing from a friend volunteering in the Tohoku region that those affected by the earthquake would appreciate objects which are soft and comforting, Ohzone began to bring the Wife-san with her while herself volunteering in these regions.

For now she has visited to Iwaki and Shiogama. If you know of some place where Wife-san may be of some comfort please contact to the artist.

Contact Information:
ohzone.tomomi@gmail.com
080-5062-4247

"Hakobi " - Let's Carry Our Thoughts to Tohoku and Make the Refuges Just that Little More Brighter
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Definition:
To carry something:Hakobi
A beautiful box:Hakobi
A box art museum:Hakobi
There are many donated materials being delivered to the refuge shelters in Tohoku. In order to raise people's spirits in particular many books and toys are being sent. However, we have noticed the jumble of these brown cardboard boxes which have collected and gained inspiration to bring artists together to decorate the boxes with pictures and while going to volunteer in the relief effort directly deliver these boxes and their goods to the disaster areas.
Now we are calling for artists who are thinking they would like to do something to help those affected by the earthquake.

So why not draw your pictures on these boxes and send your thoughts to Tohoku. With these drawings we hope we can brighten, even if just a little, the feelings of those staying in these refuges.
Those who wish to contribute to this project please come along to 3331 between the following dates.

Dates:29th April(Friday)~15th May(Sunday)12:00-19:00 Closed Tuesdays
Venue :3331 Arts Chiyoda / 1F Main Gallery
What to bring:Painting Materials(Acrylic paint, materials which will not damage clothes and can easily be washed off)
※Cardboard boxes are already prepared in the gallery

East Japan Earthquake Disaster Documentary Video Screening
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Dates:29th April(Friday)〜30th May(Monday)Closed Tuesdays
※Unavailable on the following :9th〜15th May、22nd 、29th May

Times:12:00-19:00
Admission:Free
Venue:1F Main Gallery
This simply edited documentary video was shot in April by 3331 staff as they travelled across Iwate, Miyagi, Fukushima and Northern Ibaraki.
Contact:3331 Arts Chiyoda

"ZENKON Bath" Project

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Dates:23rd April(Saturday)〜end of May
Venue:1F Wood deck

KOSHIKI Kobo presents the East Japan Disaster Relief Project "ZENKON Bath", a fully functional bath now on display on 3331's wood deck.

【ZENKON:善根】
A Buddhist term, meaning the root of goodness, the concept that from building up many small acts of goodness, a goodness as big as a huge tree can grow. In Shikoku for example it is said to be a small goodness to invite a pilgrim visiting the 88 shrines into your home. To offer lodging to such a person is to offer a home for the root of goodness. The harbor café ZEKON, part of the Setouchi International Art Festival also stems from this.

Contact:
〒763-0073 Kagawa Prefecture Marugame-shi Kubaracho Jijosho 306-2
Saito Tadashi KOSHIKI Kobo Office
East Japan Disaster Relief Project
Tel&Fax 0877-22-1592
E-mail ZENKONakama@gmail.com
http://zenkon-you.blogspot.com/

Murayama Shujiro "green line project - What Art Can Do"
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Dates:29th April(Friday)〜10th July(Sunday)closed Tuesdays
Times:12:00-19:00
Admission:Free
Venue:1F Main Gallery

Through the force of the tsunami the land has been stripped bare and young fresh plants have been eradicated. However nature has a wondrous strength and from the devastated land a new shoot sprouts and from this point a whole line may begin to form until plants once again cover the earth to form a new landscape.

The work presented here calls our thoughts towards the land of those areas devastated by the earthquake/tsunami, and using his unique green painting (Ryoku-ga) technique Murayama will describe upon the wall the Tohoku landscape from sea, to land, to mountains to the sky. This special technique consists of using raw vegetation as the drawing materials to create a picture. Throughout the exhibition Murayama will be developing the wall Muriel, its landscape constantly changing and increasing in its greenness. Finally the landscape will be so covered in green that it will be indiscernible. At this time it is wholly fitting to reveal the hidden power of nature and its beauty which lives close at hand.

In addition here you can buy original "Green Cards" in which all profits will be given to the relief effort. Furthermore as part of the green line project a variety of other events are planned to be announced soon.

Artist Profile:Born 1969 Tokyo. Currently undertaking doctoral research at Tokyo National University for Arts & Music.

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