Chim↑Pom from Smappa!Group, Yoko Asakai, Lyota Yagi, Sachiko Kazama, Leggy

Four Elements 2023 Summer

2023 7.8 - 2023 7.29

Saturday, July 8 – Saturday, July 29, 2023
Thu. and Fri. 13:00-19:00, Sat. 12:00 – 18:00
Tue. and Wed.: by appointment only (please contact us by e-mail at one day before your visit)
Closed: Sunday, Monday, Holidays

MUJIN-TO Production is pleased to present “Four Elements 2023 Summer,” a group exhibition featuring five artists/collectives.

Based on the ancient Greek concept that the world is composed of the four elements of fire, wind, water, and earth, this exhibition will consist of works selected based on images evoked by each element. We hope that this experimental exhibition will provide viewers opportunity to rediscovering the works from a new perspective.

“Fire” features The Peace Day, a series of drawings by Chim↑Pom from Smappa!Group created in 2011 and 2013 that depicted all things using the flame of peace which is the remain of the fire from the atomic bombing in Hiroshima.

“Wind” features Yoko Asakai’s passage, a series of photographs taken in Aomori after the Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011, in which she chased the wind. This series of works, created with the keywords “wind,” “movement,” and “sign,” is connected to another series, wayfinding, which is currently on view at the Shibuya 2-chome Art Project through August.

”Water” features Lyota Yagi’s Vinyl with new tunes, Saint-Saens’ The Swan and the Chinese classic Flowing Stream, which were created for his solo exhibition in China in 2019, 13 years after first Vinyl was presented in 2006. The performance will be held several times a day using actual record made with ice.
(The time schedule for performance will be announced on our website.)

“Earth” features plants installation by Leggy, a garden art project by Yasutaka Hayashi and Motomu Inaoka, members of Chim↑Pom from Smappa!Group and the artist Kenta Nishimura.
We hope visitors to enjoy the combination of plants selected with their unique sense of style and the artworks.

Also on view will be “Sachiko Kazama’s Four Elements,” selected from the series of small linocut prints, including previously unseen works, on the theme of the four elements.

There will be a special event day to enjoy the works, with the fifth element “love = sake”.
Please come and experience the energy of fire, wind, water and earth.

[Special Event]
“5th element (love = sake)”
Sunday, July 23, 12:00 – 18:00
Admission free (1 drink required)
Let’s drink sake (love) while viewing the artworks!
No meals will be served.