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能楽堂が美術館に変身!ニヤッと笑いながら深いテーマを思うアートな世界
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2019.02.13

Noh theater transformed into an art museum! An artistic world with a grin and a deep theme

Yokohama Noh Theater 
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Go, see, and feel the world of art
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Yokohama Noh Theater Special Exhibition Akira Yamaguchi "Daytime Shura"

Miyuki Inoue (Magcal Editorial Department)

Akira Yamaguchi, who will present works that combine traditional Japanese style and modern motifs one after another, will present installation works at the Yokohama Noh Theater — this is the only way to go! This is because Mr. Yamaguchi is a handsome contemporary writer whose humorous style as well as his loose-fitting style is popular with art girls. What is he trying to do in a Noh theater that should be called a classical Japanese hall of fame? I went out with interest.
Noh theater transformed into an art museum! An artistic world with a grin and a deep theme

This exhibition is in conjunction with the Yokohama Noh Theater planned performance "Fuga and Mugen-The World of Shura Noh". In other words, is it that the world in which the various acts are unfolding develops while depicting the characters of Heike Monogatari and the state of the battle?
After passing through the usual lobby, we went to the first floor seats. A bow is placed on each seat, and when you look around, it looks like a pattern of "Aominami". From behind the scenes, the sound of water flowing can be heard faintly, reminiscent of the world of water that the Heike people sank in Dannoura.
Noh theater transformed into an art museum! An artistic world with a grin and a deep theme

When I heard that there was an exhibition in the lobby on the 1st floor, I went back and found an old wall clock on one corner. Is this also an installation?
You can feel the flow of time with “water” on the stage and the time with a ticking noise in the lobby. It's a taste to experience various time axes Or? By the way, the time of the wall clock may be greatly different, but it seems that it leads to a space where time flows in parallel-the world of Noh where the past and the present exist in parallel.
Noh theater transformed into an art museum! An artistic world with a grin and a deep theme

When you go up to the second floor, you can see that chairs and tables are stacked in front of the break room. Of course, this is also part of the installation.
The party-style table setting prepared in the back room is like an image of a "phantom banquet," where "Hearless Yoshikazu" was taken to the ghost of the Heike. So, are the chairs and tables stacked in the foreground the real world, that is, the graveyard?

A world that can be seen by those who can see it, but who cannot see it.

Noh theater transformed into an art museum! An artistic world with a grin and a deep theme

Inside the glass case, where materials for Noh plays are usually displayed, along with Mr. Yamaguchi's paintings, various tools pulled out of the Noh theater's storage are displayed as "works." Noh masks, buckets used on the stage, clothing girders to display costumes, jugs in dressing rooms, screws and nails picked up from tool boxes. It seems that Mr. Yamaguchi walked all over the Noh theater, combining the selected objects with his own paintings to construct the whole.
Some of the paintings are unfinished at the time of the opening, but according to the person himself, "I plan to use the closed days to complete." If you go a few times, you may enjoy the "evolution" of the work.
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Randomly leaning panel in front of the glass case. Still in production? I wonder, but of course this is also part of the installation. It seems to be contemporary art that the information board is displayed in a glass case with a clear face.
The theme flowing throughout is “sea” or “wave”. It is the rise and fall of the Heike, and it overlaps with the tragedy that hit Tohoku.

Recognize? do not know?

Rather than thinking hard, I think it's better to feel free and enjoy it.
Noh theater transformed into an art museum! An artistic world with a grin and a deep theme

In the video corner, endless videos of Mr. Yamaguchi played?
The title of the work is "Driving ability".
The message that the artist should send, there is something that can be done because it is art ... I felt.

This event has ended.
Yokohama Noh Theater Special Exhibition Akira Yamaguchi "Daytime Shura"
[Holding period] Until Saturday, March 23, 9:00-20:00
*Closed on February 26 (Tue), March 4 (Mon), 5 (Tue) and 6 (Wed)
[Venue] Yokohama Noh Theater
[Admission fee] Free *If there is a paid event, those who do not have a ticket cannot enter.
[Inquiry] Yokohama Noh Theater Tei.045-263-3055

  • Yokohama Noh Theater
  • Yokohama Noh Theater
  • Yokohama Noh Theater

An art center of Japanese classical performing arts, known for its high planning and production skills.
Not only performance of Japanese classical performing arts including Noh,
We are also creating new works in collaboration with foreign countries.

  • Address
    27-2 Momijigaoka, Nishi-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa
  • TEL
    045-263-3055

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