Stroll around the old Tokaido Fujisawa-shuku and meet ancient time and contemporary art
Former Tokaido Fujisawa-shuku district where historic buildings and scenery remain. "Fujisawa Machinaka Art Tour" is being held this year as well, with the aim of connecting that tradition and culture to the future through contemporary art. Due to the influence of Corona, the planned invitation of overseas artists and exchanges have been postponed, but instead of this, seven artists from the domestic neighborhood participated. The activities of "Machinaka Art" set in the historical and cultural heritage of Fujisawa-shuku will continue without delay.
Fortunately, the venue is mainly an open space such as outdoors. Why don't you go out casually while taking proper measures against infectious diseases?
The first thing I visited was "Sekiji Shoten Bread Warehouse Climate, Ishikura".
It is a renovated space of the grain brewery, which was built in 1886 and is a nationally registered tangible cultural property, and is currently open as a bakery. I entered the shop and went up to the second floor where the exhibition is held.
Two oil paintings and three-dimensional modeling are exhibited in the space where the clay walls are exposed. The author, Miho Tsuboi, says that Fujisawa is still "like a garden" because he spent his school days in Fujisawa.
"The scenery in front of the station has changed a lot, but the colors of the sea and sky and the amount of green have not changed.I feel that. "
The title of the work, in which a cloth-clad object is surrounded by thin balsa wood, is "Nest". It's an image of something that grows up protected by something.
"When I was a student, I used to play around Enoshima, so I wasn't really aware of the old highways. I feel like I have rediscovered the charm of Fujisawa. It makes me very happy to finish the work "Nest" while being protected by the earthen wall. Freshly baked bread from the lower floor It's nice to have a nice scent (laughs). "
* The "Bakery Pannokura Climate" exhibition is open only during business hours (8 to 15 o'clock excluding Mondays and Tuesdays).
The next place I visited was the former Inamotoya Kimono store. It was a wealthy merchant founded in the late Edo period, but due to the fire and aging in 1977, only two warehouses are left now. This time, we are exhibiting at the warehouse, the garden, and the monument to the Emperor Meiji behind.
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Mizuki Yui is exhibiting his works in the warehouse. It seems that the reason I chose this as an exhibition space is not unrelated to the fact that I am from the town of Kura in Fukushima Prefecture.
"I like the" way "of exhibiting works using historical buildings. This time, I created works with the theme of" time "flowing through this old house and land, and the hills behind the warehouse (Meiji). We will exhibit at two places, the Emperor Meiji Monument). "
The tools of the people who have lived here are left in the warehouse.
"I wish I could feel the activities of people and create a condensed work that includes their breathing."
In order to capture the "time" flowing through this house and land, Mr. Yui asked the fifth generation head of the Inamoto family to cooperate.
When you put your hands together to scoop up the water, take the mold inside and pour the resin (pine tar) into it, a heart-shaped object is completed. This shape was also a surprise to Mr. Yui.
"Resin becomes amber when it is condensed over many years. With that in mind, I chose it as a material that expresses time. I plan to make two of these and place them on the hill behind the warehouse. Literally If you can express the condensed time with the help of your ownerI think it's good. "
The work of Akira Harada is exhibited in the garden of the former Inamotoya.
The theme of the work is "Old House Now".
Is the modeling of entwining electric wires with materials such as waste materials after dismantling the house an image of an old folk house with exposed wiring for incorporating new equipment? It is said to represent Fujisawa, where new buildings and historic buildings coexist.
Mr. Harada is a so-called outdoor art specialist who has been engaged in "Forest Lab " activities for over 20 years in the forest next to Yokohama Zoo Zoorasia and Satoyama Garden. Born in Fujisawa Honmachi, he still lives in Samukawa, which is nearby, but until now, the timing has not been met and he is said to have participated in the "Machinaka Art Tour" for the first time.
"I'm surprised that the city of Fujisawa is changing all the time. Still, it's big.The old-fashioned scenery remains hidden between the buildings, so I would like you to take a leisurely walk and notice it. "
Fujisawa We interviewed Naoaki Ito, an artist who is the representative of the Machinaka Art Executive Committee.
"This is the 11th time, but there are many things that happen every time (laughs).
At each venue, we are taking measures against new coronavirus infections such as disinfection, ventilation, and avoiding congestion, so please be careful about your physical condition such as fever and cough when you go out, and please consider wearing a mask and the distance between spectators. We apologize for the inconvenience, but first of all, we are glad that we were able to hold it. "
"Although the planned overseas artists did not come to Japan, there are many experienced residence artists in Japan. What we artists should do in response to the trend that fuels today's division. I think there is something like that. I want to continue this small activity while carefully spinning such thoughts. "
In addition to the above, "Fujisawa Machinaka Art Tour 2020 " is also exhibited at the "Arita Family" and "Fujisawa City Fujisawa Inn Exchange Center". Why don't you enjoy a "short trip" where you can meet contemporary art while thinking about the history of the area?
《Fujisawa Machinaka Art Tour 2019》
[Exhibition date] October 31st (Sat), November 1st (Sun), 7th (Sat), 8th (Sun), 14th (Sat), 15th (Sun), 21st (Sat), 22nd (Sun), 23rd (Mon) Celebration)
[Time] 11 : 00-16 : 00
* Built climate of Sekitsugi shops bread, 8 am to 15 except for the month, Tuesday during the exhibition
[Venue] Sekiji Shoten ( Bread warehouse climate ) , Former Inamotoya Kimono Store, Arita Family, Fujisawa City Fujisawa Inn Exchange Center
[Participating artists] ASADA , Naoaki Ito, Kaoru Sasaki, Miho Tsuboi, Akira Harada, Masayuki Fushimi, Mizuki Yui
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