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Koganecho Bazaar 2015 Art with the town is being held!

黄金町バザール2015 まちとともにあるアート 開催中!
Text: Akiko Inoue Photo: Masamasa Nishino 2015.10.9

``Koganecho Bazaar'', which celebrated its 8th time this year, is an attempt to revitalize the area between Koganecho Station and Hinodecho Station on the Keikyu Line, where illegal restaurants were once lined up, through the power of art. This is an art festival that has been held once. Every year, during this period, in addition to artists who live and work in this area, many artists from Japan and abroad gather.

This year, participating artists from Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, the Philippines, China, South Korea, Germany, and various parts of Japan will present the results of their preparations since August under the theme of "Art alongside the Town." It was sublimated into a work.

I would like to introduce some of them right away.

Verena Issel《Hidden Purpose》
Verena Issel 《Hidden Purpose》

Verena Issel's work, which can be seen at Hachibankan , first draws my attention to the contrast between its overall pop-like first impression and Laura Mulvey's feminist film theory written on the door. In a space so small that if you extended your arms you would hit the walls on either side, you will admire murals and sculptures made of collages of everyday objects placed here and there. If you go all the way to the back, you can open the small door that is exactly where the artist himself is sitting in the photo above, and go to two more separate spaces.According to the guidebook, you can go to the backmost room. It seems that there is a hidden meaning in reading her works. I really want you to see this with your own eyes.

■ A new space added to the town

Nakamura First Class Architectural Office《ROOM BATHTUB》
First Class Architect Office Nakamura Architecture 《ROOM BATHTUB》

Next, Taiheiso Studio is one of the projects in which architects and creators selected through public recruitment will renovate existing spaces and add three new functions to the town: ``residence space'', ``library'', and ``information''. You can see the new residence space designed by Nakamura Architecture, a first-class architect office . The interesting thing about this space, titled ``ROOM BATHTUB,'' is that, as you can see at first glance, the entire room is a bathtub. Playful production has been added, making full use of the freedom of space unique to Koganecho Bazaar, where the art scene is not a white cube but the town itself. I'm looking forward to seeing what kind of works will be exhibited in this space in the future.

Click here for details such as the competition results for the town project "Add to Town" .

■ A famous person from Hama will be made into a video work...

Takuro Kodaka《Beyond Yokohama Mary》Entrance
Takuro Kodaka 《Beyond Yokohama Mary》Entrance

A symbol of Yokohama that transcends eras may be the white-washed woman commonly known as ``Mary-san,'' whose appearance can be seen in Hideo Mori 's photo book. Now, that image is based on the movie ``Mike Hama Series'', Pizzicato Five's ``Marie of the Port'', and the manga ``Bambino!'' ” and have been reproduced and proliferated in various media regardless of genre. This time, ``Beyond Yokohama Mary'' by Takuro Kodaka is on display at the Marion Garage, a video work imagining what Mary will look like 1,000 years from now.

Takuro Kodaka 《Beyond Yokohama Mary》
From Takuro Kodaka “Beyond Yokohama Mary”

To give a brief explanation, in the wake of director Takahiro Nakamura's movie ``Yokohama Mary'' , various testimonies about Mary-san were collected from people living in Yokohama, and by some chance the writer himself became Mary-san, and based in Yokohama. Guest appearance on LIVE of active hardcore band Battlescard . There, a bizarre development unfolds, such as the band members singing ``Yokohama City is Burning.'' As the title suggests, this work presents us with an image of Mary that we have never seen before. Please be sure to check out the outcome at the venue.

■ While you're watching, you can also do some gymnastics!

In addition, a video work byKim Woo-jin, who created a new gymnastics by combining Japanese radio calisthenics and Korean national calisthenics, ``Amazing.'' new. Welcome to the world of gymnastics. '', there will be performances directed by Mikiya Ichihara of Nokosare Theater = Theater Center F for limited dates and times. The next event is scheduled for October 11th (Sunday) from 14:00 to 16:00 and 17:00, so if you want to get some exercise, please stop by the 2nd floor of Hachibankan.

10.1 (Thursday) 16:00 performance
10.1 (Thursday) 16:00 performance

At Koganecho Bazaar 2015, there are still many works that cannot be listed here. You might think you won't be able to see it all in one day, but thankfully there is a free pass system that allows you to watch as many times as you like by purchasing a passport . In addition, if you complete the stamp rallies set up in each exhibition room and store, you will be able to receive wonderful official goods.

We hope you enjoy the Yokohama Koganecho area while walking around in the crisp autumn air.

For event details of "Koganecho Bazaar 2015", please see the list of related events below.

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