Midori Mitamura

三田村光土里

日本語

 

Last update Nov.29

 

Vienna

 

Artist Talk Dec.5. 2017 

 

Dear Friends in Vienna,

I am glad to inform you about my stay in Vienna and giving a talk

presented by the Academy of fine arts Vienna on Dec 5.

Very looking forward to seeing you soon while my stay in Vienna.

warm regards,

midori

KÜNSTLERINNEN GESPRÄCH mit MIDORI MITAMURA

Künstlergespräch Midori Mitamura

Dienstag 05. Dezember 2017 um 16:00 Uhr

Hörsaal, C.4.41. (HS.4.41.), Augasse 2-6, 1090 Wien

freier Eintritt, offen für alle Studierenden und Interessierten,

Sprache: Englisch

Im Wintersemester 2017/18 ist Midori Mitamura zu Gast am Fachbereich

für Performative Kunst. Am 7. November spricht sie über ihr

künstlerisches Schaffen und freut sich die Studierenden und Lehrenden

der Akademie kennenzulernen.

 Midori Mitamura lebt und arbeitet in Tokio und hat ihre Werke

weltweit ausgestellt. 2006 gab sie eine Einzelausstellung in der

Secession in Wien.

Ihre Installationen strukturieren den Raum durch die Kombination

verschiedener Materialien wie Fotos, Bilder, Musik, Sprache und

Fundstücke. Und dann "scheinen sie ein Drama vorzumachen, in das sich

Leute hineinwagen können", um Geschichten aus persönlichen

Erinnerungen zu entdecken.

____________________________________________________

Mit dem Artist-in-Residence Programm ermöglicht die Akademie der

bildenden Künste Wien Künstler_innen aus so genannten "Drittstaaten",

i.e. aus nicht-EU Ländern, die Möglichkeit eine dreimonatige Residency

wahrzunehmen. Insbesondere Künstler_innen aus Ländern, die der

Schwerpunktsetzung der Internationalisierungsstrategie der Akademie

entsprechen, sind angedacht. Die Residency wird in Kooperation mit

magdas HOTEL, dem social business Hotel der Caritas Services GmbH,

umgesetzt. Finanziert wird das Programm durch einen Teil der Gelder,

die über die Verkäufe der Akademie-Auktion lukriert werden konnten.

Die Residency Künstler_innen halten Workshops für Studierende der

Akademie und jeweils einen Artist Talk.

www.akbild.ac.at/Portal/kunst-forschung/artist-in-residency-programm/artist-in-residence

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ENGLISH VERSION

Artist Talk Midori Mitamura

Tuesday, December 5th, 2017, 4 PM

Auditorium C.4.41. (HS.4.41.), Augasse 2-6, 1090 Vienna

in English, free entry, open to all students and interested people

Midori Mitamura is affiliated with the Studio of Performative Art at

the Academy. On December 5th she talks about her artistic work and is

looking forward to meeting the students and teachers of the Academy.

She is living and working in Tokyo and has exhibited her works widely

around the world. In 2006, she held a solo exhibition at the Secession

in Vienna.

Her installations structure space through the combination of various

materials such as photos, images, music, language, and found objects.

And then they pretend "a drama which people can venture into" to

discover stories drawn from personal memories.

____________________________________________________

With the Artist-in-Residence Programme, the Academy of Fine Arts

Vienna offers artists from so-called "third countries", i. e. from

non-EU countries, the possibility of a three-month residency. Artists

from countries that correspond to the focus of the Academy's

internationalisation strategy are being considered in particular. The

residency is implemented in cooperation with magdas HOTEL, the social

business hotel of Caritas Services GmbH. The program is financed by a

portion of the funds raised from the Academy auction sales. The

residency artists hold workshops for students of the academy and one

artist talk each.

www.akbild.ac.at/Portal/kunst-forschung/artist-in-residency-programm/artist-in-residence

Read more about the Artists in Residence

Programhttps://www.akbild.ac.at/portal_en/art-research/artist-in-residency-programm/artist-in-residence

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 Oct.08.2017

 

 

Midori Mitamura Exhibiton Info in Europe, Oct-Nov. 2017

 

Dear friends,
I am very pleased to announce my current and upcoming and exhibitions and events.
Thank you for your support.


yours,
midori

Folkestone, England 

The collateral program of the  Folkestone Triennial 

"Leaving Language In A Japanese Limousine” 

2. Sep. 2017 - 22.Oct

The Metropole

Venue:The Metropole, the old site of Metropole Gallery
Address:The Leas, Folkestone CT20 2LU, England


Leaving Language website

Artists: Tatsumi Orimoto, Noe Aoki, Mio Shirai, Sachiko Abe, Anti Cool, Tamaki Kawaguchi,
Hiromi Nakajima, Kirico Tanikawa, Midori Mitamura


Midori will exhibit "Art & Breakfast Folkestone" 
Opening Event:   Sep.2-3  International Art & Breakfast Day Vol.5   
Midori Mitamura Art & Breakfast Folkestone 2017
 Collaboration with the Metropole Collection 

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain


Midori Mitamura Exhibition

Art & Breakfast Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Oct.5 - Nov.9

Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno - CAAM


Art & Breakfast Las Palmas Gran Canaria 

Art & Breakfast is an ongoing site-specific art project that Midori Mitamura has been taking place around the world since 2006.
Interpersonal communication in journey gives me important awareness concerning the society, histories and various issues in daily life. Responding to that awareness, every day a series of improvised small installations  I create fill out space, using materials I found around town, whilst staying in art spaces.
Midori Mitamura  Art & Breakfast Las Palmas de Gran Canaria 2017

Cologne, Germany

Art Event

4. Zollstocker Kulturwochenende

Fri.13. - Sun.15. Oct.


Einladung

zum 4. Zollstocker Kulturwochenende Fr. 13.-So, 15. Oktober

11 Kulturorte mit einem spannendem Programm: Kunst, Theater, Konzerte, street - Art und mehr in Köln Zollstock .
Eröffnungsveranstaltung: Fr. 13. Oktober 20-23 Uhr in der Halle Zollstock 
Wir freuen uns auf euch.

Link zur Broschüre:

www.zollstockultur.de


Midori Mitamura presents Art & Breakfast Day Zollstock
Oct.15 (Sun) 11 AM -1 PM
venue:  Halle Zollstock


 

Cologne, Germany

Midori Mitamura Exhibition

DRIFT

Sat.14.Oct - 12. Nov

Galerie Lichtblick


DRIFT

The title DRIFT means to drive in the flow or something accumulated by drifting.
The moment when I am impressed by a composition, I usually take a photograph.
So, to point my camera at something to record my memory is not so often.
However, in my photo storage, I can find some unaffected shots that sometimes might not draw my attention.
Those photos show my unsophisticated viewpoints and passions.
Recently, I am strongly attracted by the elasticity of such elusive photos and the presence of tools which functions and uses are incomprehensible.
I create art objects that wear a something strange look flexibly combining those photos that had been cast ashore from somewhere of my memories before my eyes with useless stuff.
They also exist as if they are playing.


Aug 27.2018

EVENT

International Art & Breakfast Day Vol.5

Sat.2 - Sun.3. Sep. 2017

 

"Art & Breakfast Day" is a project of art events that combines art scenes and breakfast around the world. The aim of this project is to get people closer to art through intimate personal connections using breakfast as a catalyst. This project promotes the free presentation /expression and communication among artists. 
All venues around the world host the events on the same day you will host one of them. Please make good use of Art & Breakfast Day for your exhibitions, open studios, artist meetings or any art events. 

 

Events Archives here 

EXHIBITION

2. Sep.2017 - 22.Oct

"Leaving Language In A Japanese Limousine” 

The collateral program of the Folkestone Triennial 

Venue:The Metropole,
Address:The Leas, Folkestone CT20 2LU, England

website

Artists: Tatsumi Orimoto, Noe Aoki, Mio Shirai, Sachiko Abe, Anti Cool, Tamaki Kawaguchi,
Hiromi Nakajima, Kirico Tanikawa, Midori Mitamura


Midori will exhibit "Art & Breakfast Folkestone" 
Opening Event:   Sep.2-3  International Art & Breakfast Day Vol.5   

EXHIBITION

Art & Breakfast Gran Canaria

Oct.5 - Nov.9

Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno - CAAM

“Art & Breakfast” is an ongoing site-specific project that I produce, whilst staying in an art space.
My awareness gained from traveling the world is transformed into diverse presentations to explore the common understanding of human life beyond cultural differences and any border.

The project has previously taken place since 2006 in Stockholm, Tokyo, Berlin, Melbourne, Vienna, Belfast, Nagoya and Wiesbaden.
I come up with ideas on journeys where I encounter people’s lives in different countries and histories.
Interpersonal communication with local visitors gives me important awareness concerning the society, histories and various issues. Responding to that awareness, every day I create a series of improvised small installations using materials I found around town. The field works reflect various social issues in our life and environment through my point of view. 
Midori Mitamura Art & Breakfast Wiesbaden, Germany 2016
As a symbol of Midori Mitamura "Art & Breakfast",  small paper birds cut out from paper maps are flying in the installation.
At Aichi Triennale 2016 International Art Festival in Japan,  paper birds cut out from the collage Midori made every day in Germany, flew to Japan and landed in the exhibition space one by one.

During the next exhibition "Art & Breakfast Gran Canaria" starting from Oct 5, new birds will fly away from Gran Canaria as well.

20 people can buy these artworks "Art & Breakfast Bird from Gran Canaria"
A bird flying from the 
collage will reach you via postal mail.
You will also receive the original collage after the exhibition.
Please look forward to finding the bird in your post.

Price: 100 EUR
You can order from the store
or Paypal (email me midorium@gmail.com)
Copyright © midori mitmamura All rights reserved.
midorium@gmail.com
www.midorimitamura.com
www.artandbreakfast.info

Dear friends,
I am very pleased to announce my upcoming events and projects.
I am looking forward to your participation in my project "International Art & Breakfast Day".


 
"Art & Breakfast Day" is a project of art events that combines art scenes and breakfast around the world. The aim of this project is to get people closer to art through intimate personal connections using breakfast as a catalyst. This project promotes the free presentation /expression and communication among artists. 
All venues around the world host the events on the same day you will host one of them. Please make good use of Art & Breakfast Day for your exhibitions, open studios, artist meetings or any art events. Your information will be released to the public by Art & Breakfast Website, mail news, Facebook Page and social medias.


Events Archives 

Entry

 Folkestone, England

2. Sep.2017 -

"Leaving Language In A Japanese Limousine"


The collateral program of the Folkestone Triennial 
Venue:The Metropole,
Address:The Leas, Folkestone CT20 2LU, England

Artists: Tatsumi Orimoto, Noe Aoki, Mio Shirai, Sachiko Abe, Anti Cool, Tamaki Kawaguchi,
Hiromi Nakajima, Kirico Tanikawa, Midori Mitamura


Midori will exhibit "Art & Breakfast Folkestone" 
Opening Event:   Sep.2-3  International Art & Breakfast Day Vol.5   

Las Palmas Gran Canaria, Spain


Art & Breakfast Gran Canaria

Oct.5 - Nov.9

Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno - CAAM

Midori Mitamura  Art & Breakfast Wiesbaden 2016

Updated 04.11.2016

 

 

EXHIBITION


Midori Mitamura  
Art & Breakfast WIESBADEN

Venue:Kunstverein Bellevue-Saal(Wiesbaden, Germany)
Thu.24.Nov - Sun.18.Dec.2016 


“Art & Breakfast” is an ongoing site-specific project that Midori Mitamura produces, whilst staying in an art space. The artist begins the project over breakfast together with visitors in the space.
Midori makes local breakfast for visitors.
Her awareness gained from traveling the world is transformed into diverse presentations to explore common understanding of human life beyond cultural differences and any border. 

Midori is staying in Wiesbaden, Germany from Aug to Dec as the artist in residence program by Kunstverein Bellevue-Saal.

Midori Mitamura
Art & Breakfast 2016, AICHI Triennale 2016 
photo: Takaaki Soga
ARTWORK

Reservation starts 

Art & Breakfast Bird 


The bird flying to your home from Germany
In the installation of Midori Mitamura "Art & Breakfast",  small paper birds that fly out from paper maps are always in the space as a symbol of this project.
At Aichi Triennale 2016 International Art Festival that was taken place in Japan,  paper birds that was cut out from collages Midori made everyday in Germany, flied to Japan and landed in the exhibition space one by one.

During the next exhibition "Art & Breakfast Wiesbaden" starting from Nov 24, new birds will fly away from Germany as well.

20 people can buy these artworks "Art & Breakfast Bird"
A bird flying from collage will reach you via postal mail.
You will also receive the collage after the exhibition.
Please look forward to finding the bird in your post.

Price: 100 EUR
For the reservation, please mail me. midorium@gmail.com
Subject: Art & Breakfast Bird. 

You can pay by Paypal or Credit Card.
BOOK

Art & Breakfast 
 Installation works 2006-2014
 
Published in 2016
62 page full color
Size: A5( 148mm x 210mm)
Limited first edition of 300 copies in 2016
Installation photos of Midori Mitamura Art & Breakfast
Stockholm 2006, Tokyo 2008, Berlin 2010, Melbourne 2011, Tokyo 2012, Vienna 2013, Belfast 2014, Tokyo2014
Designed by Masataka Maruyama, circle-d
Published by circle gallery & books
shop@circle-d.me

Price: 25 EUR (including postage)
For buying, please mail me. midorium@gmail.com
Subject: Art & Breakfast Book

You can pay by Paypal or Credit Card
BOOK

UNIVERSE
foundrawing vol.1

 
 
Published in 2016
Size: B5
24page full color
Limited 300
Designed by Masataka Maruyama, circle-d
Publisher:true ring

Price: 30 EUR (including postage)
For buying, please mail me. midorium@gmail.com
Subject: Universe
You can pay by Paypal or Credit Card.



UNIVERSE  foundrawing vol.1
“Foundrawing” is my method of drawing made by partially tracing photos taken by others (Found Photos).
When I step into a library, a sensation of being immersed in a universe of limitless knowledge washes over me.
There isn't enough time in a person's life to open every book; but in this space brimming with wisdom of every kind, it is possible to peacefully appreciate human conscience and dignity.
In the books that I picked up randomly, I discovered photos taken by someone else, telling stories of different situations and events.
Foundrawing was inspired by an idea to trace the underlying emotions of those very moments captured on film and projecting my little sparks of imagination born from those actions as if I myself am also taking a photo.

 

 

                                                                                                   

 

Dear fridens,
I am very pleased to announce Open Call for events and information of upcoming my exhibitions.
Hope you have a chance to join!

EVENT 


Call for hosts
Art & Breakfast Day Internaitonal Vol. 4
Sat.10 - Sun.11. Sep. 2016


You are the host of

your Art & Breakfast Day

 “Art & Breakfast Day International Vol.4”  Sep 10 and 11


"Art & Breakfast Day" is a project of art events that combines art scenes and breakfast around the world. The aim of this project is to get people closer to art through intimate personal connections using breakfast as a catalyst. This project promotes the free presentation /expression and communication among artists. 

It is greatly appreciated if you will be involved in the next event Art & Breakfast Day International Vol.4” on Sep 10 and 11. All venues around the world host the events on the same day you will host one of them. Please make good use of Art & Breakfast Day for your exhibitions, open studios, artist meetings or any art events. Your information will be released to public by Art & Breakfast Website, mail news, Facebook Page and social medias. 

 

Art & Breakfast Day aims to expand this special communication table to the world and connect art and people in your art scene. This event enables artists and art spaces to enjoy the free and experimental practice, including performances, filming and any presentation inspired from breakfast while enjoying their breakfast. Events Archives 

Art & Breakfast Day International Vol.4 is linked with
AICHI Triennale,International Art Festival in Japan and 
Midori Mitamura Art & Breakfast Wiesbaden in Germany.


Entry

Please download Entry Form  and submit via Email

Submission Deadline : Sep.3


 
Entry Sheet Download
                                                                                                   
ART FESTIVAL    
 

Midori Mitamura's exhibit space:  Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art

Compilation of Art & Breakfast Installation 2006-2014 Midori Mitamura had shown around the world as a Site-specific Art Project. 

“Art & Breakfast” is an ongoing site-specific project that I produce, whilst staying in an art space. The artist begins the project over breakfast together with visitors in the space.
I make local breakfast for visitors.
My awareness gained from traveling the world is transformed into diverse presentations to explore common understanding of human life beyond cultural differences and any border.

                                                                                                   
"Now is the time to know its heaviness" Art & Breakfast Melbourne 2011

 
                                                                                                       
                                                                                                       
"The people who had been feigning fools and finally they became fools"  Art & Breakfast Belfast 2014

 
EXHIBITION


Midori Mitamura  
Art & Breakfast WIESBADEN

Space:Kunstverein Bellevue-Saal(Wiesbaden)
Thur.24.Nov - Sun.18.Dec.2016 


I will stay in Wiesbaden, Germany from Aug to Dec as the artist in residence program by Kunstverein Bellevue-Saal.

 



                               
Dear friends,
I am very pleased to announce my upcoming events and projects.
I am looking forward to your participation in my project "International Art & Breakfast Day".


 

International Art & Breakfast Day Vol.5

Call for hosts

Sat.2 - Sun.3.Sep.2017


Let's have your art meeting with breakfast

Midori Mitamura hosts a breakfast event relating to the opening of Folkestone Triennial in England.
Let's host your breakfast meeting for your art exhibitions, art events, and open studios, etc, together with us. 

Entry here
"Art & Breakfast Day" is a project of art events that combines art scenes and breakfast around the world. The aim of this project is to get people closer to art through intimate personal connections using breakfast as a catalyst. This project promotes the free presentation /expression and communication among artists. 
All venues around the world host the events on the same day you will host one of them. Please make good use of Art & Breakfast Day for your exhibitions, open studios, artist meetings or any art events. Your information will be released to the public by Art & Breakfast Website, mail news, Facebook Page and social medias.


Events Archives 

Entry

 Folkestone, England

2. Sep.2017 -

"Leaving Language In A Japanese Limousine” 

Venue:The Metropole,
Address:The Leas, Folkestone CT20 2LU, England

Artists: Tatsumi Orimoto, Noe Aoki, Mio Shirai, Sachiko Abe, Anti Cool, Tamaki Kawaguchi,
Hiromi Nakajima, Kirico Tanikawa, Midori Mitamura


Midori will exhibit "Art & Breakfast Folkestone" 
Opening Event:   Sep.2-3  International Art & Breakfast Day Vol.5   

Las Palmas Gran Canaria, Spain


Art & Breakfast Gran Canaria

Oct.5 - Nov.9

Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno - CAAM

Copyright © midori mitmamura All rights reserved.
midorium@gmail.com
www.midorimitamura.com
www.artandbreakfast.info






 

Upcoming Exhibitions & Events

 

I am very pleased to inform you my new book release " UNIVERSE foundrawing vol.1" and the exhibition of drawings.

UNIVERSE   
2015

midoiri mitamura exhibition

UNIVERSE 

foundrawing vol.1

Celebrating publishing Midori Mitamura's drawing book "UNIVERSE foundrawing vol.1", original 15 drawings will be exhibited and pre-sell books.  
 

“Foundrawing” is my method of drawing made by partially tracing photos taken by others (Found Photos).
When I step into a library, a sensation of being immersed in a universe of limitless knowledge washes over me.
There isn't enough time in a person's life to open every books; but in this space brimming with wisdom of every kind, it is possible to peacefully appreciate. human conscience and dignity.
In the books that I picked up randomly, I discovered photos taken by someone else, telling stories of different situations and events. Foundrawing was inspired by an idea to trace the underlying emotions of those very moments captured on film and projecting my little sparks of imagination born from those actions as if I myself am also taking a photo.

midori mitamura

venue:circle gallery & books
address:  5119 Yaho Kunitachi-city Tokyo, 186-0011
TEL: +81 42-505-8019 

period:Fri.13. 5.  - Mon.30.5.2016
OPEN: 12:00 - 19:00 / CLOSE Tue, Wed, Thu

cooperated by Cawaii Factory

Artist Reception 
 Sat.21.5.2016  15:00 - 19:00


[Event】 Art & Breakfast Day 

Sat.21.5.2016  
open hours: 11:00-12:30
admission:1,500 yen (food & drinks)
capacity:10 (booking needed)
venue:you will be informed about the venue after booking.
Please book via e-mail to shop@circle-d.me with subject A&B Booking.
Your name, phone number, numbers of booking are needed.
"

Art & Breakfast Day" is a project of art events that combines art scenes and breakfast around the world. The aim of this project is to get people closer to art through intimate personal connections using breakfast as a catalyst. This project promotes the free presentation /expression and communication among artists. 

www.artandbreakfast.info

True Ring New Book Release

midori mitamura
『UNIVERSE foundrawing vol.1』


launch date:1.6.2016
price:2,300 yen
B5 size, color, 22 pages,  First edition 300 
design:Masataka Maruyama (circle-d)

publisher:true ring
contact:Cawaii Factory Co., Ltd.
American Dream 
2015
Elephant in the Room  
2015

midori mitamura
up-coming exhibitions 2016

Aichi Triennale  2016 Rainbow Caravan
Aug 11 - Oct 23. 2016



『ART & BREAKFAST WIESBADEN』
venue:Kunstverein Bellevue Saal(Wiesbaden, Germany)
Nov 24 - Dec18. 2016

Dear friends,

I am delighted to announce my upcoming solo showing and a group exhibition.

[Midori Mitamura Solo Exhibition]

DRIFT

The title "DRIFT" means to drive in the flow or something accumulated by drifting. The moment when I am impressed by a composition, I usually take a photograph. So, to point my camera at something to record my memory is not so often. However, in my photo storage, I can find some unaffected shots that sometimes might not draw my attention. Those photos show my unsophisticated viewpoints and passions. Recently, I am strongly attracted by the elasticity of such elusive photos and the presence of tools which functions and uses are incomprehensible.

I create art objects that wear a something strange look flexibly combining those photos that had been cast ashore from somewhere of my memories before my eyes with useless stuff. They also exist as if they are playing and letting themselves go with the flow without intentions.

Sat. 15. Sep - Sun.20.Sep. 2015

Open hours: 12:0019:00 Closed on Mon and Tue

Venue Bambinart Gallery [http://www.bambinart.jp/en/index.html]

B107 3331 Arts Chiyoda

6-11-14 Sotokanda Chiyoda-Ku Tokyo 101-0021

TEL:+81(0)3-6420-1973

FAX:+81(0)3-6420-1976

Preview

Thu.3.Sep 6pm-9pm

Several art galleries in 3331 Arts Chiyoda open until 9pm as the monthly event "First Thursday".

  

[Group Show]

 "Living Locally
 -Reconsidering Critical Regionalism- 
http://www.artsmaebashi.jp/en/?p=1190

Venue Arts Maebashi [http://www.artsmaebashi.jp/en/]

9.Oct.2015 - 12.Jan.2016

 
Midori Mitamura

midorium@gmail.com

http://www.midorimitamura.com

 

Midori Mitamura  Information in Nov. 2015

HomeBase Project SAITAMA 2015

-Pre-event of Saitama Triennale 2016 -

Open House

Date : 20.Nov(Fri)~24.Nov(Tue)

Venue:The Dormitory of Tougyoku Doll Corporation

Open hour: 12:00 – 18:00   All are welcome

Midori MItamura Art & Breakfast Day is hosted on 21.nov (Sat).

HomeBase Project SAITAMA 2015 will be held as a pre-event of Saitama Triennale 2016, international art festival at Saiatma City, Japan.

HOME is the house, the place of living and raising, community and culture, where is the first ground of the minimum society for the people. It has many existences and meanings but, every single people has own HOME.
“HomeBase Project” is a multidisciplinary event and culminating exhibition of an international site-specific Artist-in-Residency program exploring the notion of HOME. 
For HB Saitama 2015 a group of six artists from different backgrounds and mediums will be living on site at in Saitama at a three story tall building located in Iwatsuki-ku neigborhood and which is still used as a dormitory for the staff of the doll company Togyoku Co., Ltd, creating a new discourse, research and site-specific art work around the notion of home. 
 

Artists

Adrian BRUN (Argentina / The Netherlands),  Ishu HAN (China / Japan),  Koji IIJIMA (Japan),   Paris LEGAKIS (Greece),  Anat LITWIN (USA / Israel),   Midori MITAMURA (Japan)


Facebook Page

 
 

Upcoming Art & Breakfast Day

What is Art & Breakfast Day?

 
 

21. Nov. (Sat)

Art & Breakfast Day _ HomeBase Project Saitama 

Host:Midori Mitamura 

Venue: HomeBase Project Artist in residency Studio 

                   The Dormitory of Tougyoku Doll Corporation                                                                                                   3-10-12 Honcho Iwatsuki-ku Saitama-city Saitama, Japan

Breakfast hour:11:00-13:00 First come, first served

fee: 500 Yen

 


23. Nov (Mon)

 

Art & Breakfast Day_PARAHOTEL

(Vacant building of Hotel SHIROIYA ) 

Host:  Project SHIROIYA

Venue:PARAHOTEL        2-2-15 Honcho Maebashi city Gunma, Japan

Open hour: 9:00 -11:00

Project SHIROIYA is the exibition at a vacant building of Hotel SHIROIYA that colosed its 300-year-old business.
Art & Breakfast Day PARAHOTEL will be hosted on the last day of the exhibition.

No reserveation

capacity:20

fee:donation

contact:naka.art@gmail.com

Project SHIROIYA

10.Oct (Sat)-23.Nov . 2015
venue:PARAHOTEL       Vacant building of Hotel SHIROIYA  2-2-15 Honcho Maebashi city Gunma, Japan

Open hour:13:00-20:00  free entrance

 

29.Nov (Sun) 

Art&Breakfast Day in Tenjin-yama

Host and Venue:Sapporo Tenjin-yama Art Studio 

Breakfast hour: 10:00-12:00

Sapporo Tenjin-yama Art Studio is hosting  Art & Breakfast Day once a month for presentaions and events of visiting artists. 

Please contact to Sapporo Tenjin-yama Art Studio for more details.

 

 

"Living Locally" Reconsidering Critical Regionalism


venue:  Arts Maebashi

 

Oct 9 (Fri) 2015 - Jan 12 (Tue) 2016

Midori Mitamura is showing my new film & installation " LUNA PARK"

Architects / Artists
Atelier Bow-Wow + Fukushi Gakudan
INUI Kumiko + Tokyo University of the Arts Inui Lab
Eureka
KIGURE Shinya
KIMURA Takahito
KOBAYASHI Erika
Tsubame Architects
TERUYA Yuken
FUJINO Takashi/Ikimono Architects
Sou Fujimoto
Toshihiro Mizutani Architects
MITAMURA Midori
YAMAGIWA Mitsuhiro

Rhizomatiks Research 


I am delighted to announce my upcoming solo showing and a group exhibition.

[Midori Mitamura Solo Exhibition]

DRIFT

The title "DRIFT" means to drive in the flow or something accumulated by drifting. The moment when I am impressed by a composition, I usually take a photograph. So, to point my camera at something to record my memory is not so often. However, in my photo storage, I can find some unaffected shots that sometimes might not draw my attention. Those photos show my unsophisticated viewpoints and passions. Recently, I am strongly attracted by the elasticity of such elusive photos and the presence of tools which functions and uses are incomprehensible.

I create art objects that wear a something strange look flexibly combining those photos that had been cast ashore from somewhere of my memories before my eyes with useless stuff. They also exist as if they are playing and letting themselves go with the flow without intentions.

Sat. 15. Sep - Sun.20.Sep. 2015

Open hours: 12:0019:00 Closed on Mon and Tue

Venue Bambinart Gallery [http://www.bambinart.jp/en/index.html]

B107 3331 Arts Chiyoda

6-11-14 Sotokanda Chiyoda-Ku Tokyo 101-0021

TEL:+81(0)3-6420-1973

FAX:+81(0)3-6420-1976

Preview

Thu.3.Sep 6pm-9pm

Several art galleries in 3331 Arts Chiyoda open until 9pm as the monthly event "First Thursday".

  

[Group Show]

 "Living Locally
 -Reconsidering Critical Regionalism- 
http://www.artsmaebashi.jp/en/?p=1190

Venue Arts Maebashi [http://www.artsmaebashi.jp/en/]

9.Oct.2015 - 12.Jan.2016

 
Midori Mitamura

midorium@gmail.com

http://www.midorimitamura.com

LUNA PARK midori mitamura  2015

 
 
 

LUNA PARK

Luna Parks were built around the world at the beginning of the 20th century, and its name remains synonymous with amusement parks, even after many of the parks have closed. Children and adults alike dream of visiting a “different world”, and amusement parks call out to fans of the light thrills, the “indecent” fun, and fictional freaks of amusement parks, drawing them to a momentary world of fantasy.

Western styles became a way to instantly decorate for Japanese during the period of rapid economic growth in a way that was similar to amusement parks – a means to quickly take us to a lush, different world. The streets and neon lights of the amusement district and the altered half-Japanese, half-Western houses left behind from those rusty times create a mental off-the-map locality that manifests itself as a personal Luna Park with a strange imaginary landscape. As it happens, this city (Maebashi) also has a “luna park”.
 

 

[Midori Mitamura Solo Exhibition]  TOKYO

DRIFT

The title "DRIFT" means to drive in the flow or something accumulated by drifting. The moment when I am impressed by a composition, I usually take a photograph. So, to point my camera at something to record my memory is not so oftn. However, in my photo storage, I can find some unaffected shots that sometimes might not draw my attention. Those photos show my unsophisticated viewpoints and passions. Recently, I am strongly attracted by the elasticity of such elusive photos and the presence of tools which functions and uses are incomprehensible.

I create art objects that wear a something strange look flexibly combining those photos that had been cast ashore from somewhere of my memories before my eyes with useless stuff. They also exist as if they are playing and letting themselves go with the flow without intentions.

Sat. 15. Sep - Sun.20.Sep. 2015

Open hours: 12:0019:00 Closed on Mon and Tue

Venue Bambinart Gallery

B107 3331 Arts Chiyoda6-11-14 Sotokanda Chiyoda-Ku Tokyo 101-0021

TEL:+81(0)3-6420-1973

FAX:+81(0)3-6420-1976

Preview

Thu.3.Sep 6pm-9pm

Several art galleries in 3331 Arts Chiyoda open until 9pm as the monthly event "First Thursday".

[Group Show] GUMMA, Japan

 "Living Locally

 -Reconsidering Critical Regionalism- 

http://www.artsmaebashi.jp/en/?p=1190

Venue Arts Maebashi

9.Oct.2015 - 12.Jan.2016


[ Art & Breakfast Day] http://artandbreakfast.info/

I am launching a new project "Art & Breakfast Day" which connects artists, art spaces and visitors around the world over breakfast. Before the official start in November, events will be held on the 10th of August at several art studios and spaces inside and outside
the country, as well as at TOWADA Art Center that I am currently exhibiting in, as part of a pre-launch of this project.
Please visit the nearest space to you and enjoy the breakfast discussions.

"Art & Breakfast Day" is a project that connects artists, art spaces and visitors around the world.
Artists and visitors share breakfast at art studios, art spaces, art exhibitions and various art scenes.
Meeting and getting to know people at art spaces while sharing breakfast is an intimate experience.
While getting in touch with art and artists at breakfast, people experience fresh communication /connections that is different from usual art exhibitions, events or sociable opening parties.

The aim of this project is to get people closer to art through
intimate personal connections using breakfast as a catalyst.
This project promotes the free presentation /expression and communication among artists.
This is not just a normal exhibition.

"Art & Breakfast" is an ongoing site-specific art project that Midori Mitamura has been taken place around the world since 2006.
It starts from eating breakfast together with visitors. Mitamura produces whilst staying in an art space.
Breakfast Time with visitors causes me interpersonal communication and awareness that are transformed into a spatial installation.
http://www.midorimitamura.com/artbreakfastcompany.htm

Art & Breakfast Day -Pre-launch-
10.Aug.2014. Sun

http://artandbreakfast.info/

Facebook page :
https://www.facebook.com/pages/ArtBreakfast/500125623393657?ref_type=bookmark

Information of each venue will be updated on the following webs
http://artandbreakfast.info/

Japan: Midori Mitamura(Aromori), Art School BIGAKKO(Tokyo), Kyoko
Taniyama+Ryo Abe(Nagano), TRAUMARIS|SPACE(Tokyo), Mitsuhiro
Ikeda(Tokyo)
http://artandbreakfast.wix.com/art-and-breakfast-#!japan0810/cjg9

Germany: Steff Adams/ kommensienachhause.de (Cologne)
http://artandbreakfast.wix.com/art-and-breakfast-#!germany/cfvg

Australia: Rosemary Forde (Melbourne), Rozalind Drummond (Melbourne)
http://artandbreakfast.wix.com/art-and-breakfast-#!australia/c83j

Austria: Yukika Kudo (Vienna)
http://artandbreakfast.wix.com/art-and-breakfast-#!austria/c1yyw

Sweden: RAKETA (Stockholm)
http://artandbreakfast.wix.com/art-and-breakfast-#!sweden/c1u7q

Singapore or Malaysia (decided soon): Yves Chiu
http://artandbreakfast.wix.com/art-and-breakfast-#!singapore/caav


*Some venues thank you for small donations.
*We appreciate your understanding of "Invitation Only" depending on the venue.
*Informations are changeable. Please check the web before your visit.

[current and up-coming exhibitions]

[ Aomori, Japan ]

exhibition
"Big Sky Friendship"

venue: TOWADA Art Center
http://towadaartcenter.com/web/top.html

April 19 (Sat) − September 23 (Tues) , 2014

Artists: Federico Herrero, Cafe de Monk, Tohru Nakazaki, Midori Mitamura, Akira Mori, Shuji Yamamoto, Takayuki Yamamoto

http://towadaartcenter.com/web/exhibition_utopia_eng.html

Midori is showing the film and installation "Till We Meet Again"
produced in 2013


http://towadaartcenter.com/
http://towadaartcenter.com/web/exhibition_utopia.html



[Dresden, Germany]

"Dresden Public Art View"
International Billboard Art Exhibition

29.July - 7.Aug

50 selected Artworks of international artists from around the world will be shown on Billboards all over Dresden from 29.7. until 7.8.2014.
http://dresdenpublicartview.tumblr.com/


[FUKUSHIMA, Japan]

"ARAFUDO Art Annual 2014"

The Art Festival held centering on Tsuchiyu Onsen, FUKUSHIMA

5.Sep - 13.Oct.2014

http://arafudo.net/

[Melbourne, Australia]

PLATFORM 2014 EXHIBITION PROGRAM 

"Kaleidoscope"

11 July - 9 August

http://platformartistsgroup.blogspot.jp/

PLATFORM: Curated by Rozalind Drummond. Artists: Lauren Berkowitz, Nadine Chistensen, Yvette Coppersmith, Rozalind Drummond, John Davis, Charles Dennington, Emily Krum, Midori Mitamura, Nest Architects, Rhys Lee, The Field Institute, Yuko Yokota 
VITRINE: Tom Parsons
SAMPLE: Kendal McQuire
The exhibition Kaleidoscope is inspired by the back to the land movement and intentional communities that flourished as social experiments and ecological alternative ways of living during the 1960s and early 1970s. Backgrounded and drawing from a wellspring of material including the writing of Joan Didion, and T.C. Boyle to films such as ‘Woodstock’ before hip mass gatherings were commonplace to the skewered idealism awash in the documentary ‘The Weather Underground’. These largely failed utopias sought an alternative: to change the social and ecological fabric. Kaleidoscope brings together artists, from Melbourne, Sydney and Tokyo, an architectural practice, a research led design office and an 11 year old student all with a constellation of approaches in their ideas and practice to create works that obliquely reference and propose a response about these noble, failed, social experiments.

Rozalind Drummond

http://platformartistsgroup.blogspot.jp/p/upcoming.html


[Tokyo, Japan]

Exhibition

"Unseen Daily Life " Part 2

Date2014.08.02(Sat) –2014.09.28(Sun)
Venue: TWS Hongo

http://www.tokyo-ws.org/archive/2014/07/2-3.shtml

This two-term exhibition showcases six groups of international and local creators ( [Part 1] Nobuko Tsuchiya, Yuri Suzuki, Jr-Shin Luo,
[Part 2] Midori Mitamura, Tetsuhiro + Kiyomi Uozumi, Luis Urculo) who
participated in TWS Residency Programs in recent years. What all six groups have in common in their works is the fact that they routinely use things that are closely linked to their everyday lives. Via their keen insight, they assimilate a variety of materials and information from the environment around them, turning them into something new.

They stayed in Berlin, Stockholm, Seoul or Melbourne as well as in Tokyo. As each creator comes into contact with the culture of their place of residence and experiences daily life there, they develop new vantage points that give rise to another form of daily life and created works during their residencies. In addition, all participating creators will show new works for this exhibition in particular focusing on their development or influence after their experiences of the residencies.
This exhibition may change your view of mundane things just a little and cultivate a rich creativity, allowing you to experience the "Unseen Daily Life".

 

[Northern Ireland, UK]

Midori Mitamura "Art and Breakfast Belfast"
-Flax Art Studios International Resident

http://goldenthreadgallery.co.uk/event/4454/

venue: Golden Thread Gallery
http://goldenthreadgallery.co.uk/

May 1(Thu) - May 24(Sat) 2014
https://www.facebook.com/events/775415562487308/?fref=ts

Flax Art Studios International Resident
http://flaxartstudios.com/news-2/

Midori will carry out Art & Breakfast in Belfast during my two month residency at Flax Art Studios, Belfast. 
Art & Breakfast is an ongoing project that Midori produces whilst staying in an art space.
The project has taken place in Stockholm (2006), Tokyo (2008,2012),Berlin (2010), Melbourne (2011) and Vienna (2013).

-What is Art & Breakfast?-
http://www.midorimitamura.com/artbreakfastcompany.htm

Artist Talk: Tuesday 27 May 2014, 1pm – 2pm

Breakfast events will be taken place.
Join us for ‘Art and Breakfast Belfast’ every Friday during the project.

Friday 9 May: Breakfast will be served from 10.30am – 12.30pm
Friday 16 May: Breakfast will be served from 10.30am – 12.30pm
Friday 23 May: Breakfast will be served from 10.30am – 12.30pm

Places are limited and booking is advised.
Please RSVP to info@gtgallery.co.uk

All Welcome. Admission free. 

 

 

[Georgia]

"Kolga Tbilisi Photo Meeting 2014"

Midori Mitamura and Art-unit Ikeda Midori (Masanori Ikeda and Midori Mitamura) show Photographic works.

"Ladies Only - Contemporary Women Photographers"
curated by Tina Schelhorn, Galerie Lichtblick

May 1 (Thu) - 7(wed)
http://www.kolga.ge/en/

venue: Tsereteli Museum of Modern Art
http://www.momatbilisi.ge/

Artists:

Aline Smithson, Anais Lopez, Beatrix Reinhardt, Betsy Schneider, Dona Schwartz, Elaine Ling, Helen Petersen, Helen K.Garber, Ilse Bing, Isabelle Pateer, Jessica Hines, Joanna Black, Karen Glaser, Katharina Hesse, Laura Hynd, Linda Troeller, Marion Belanger, Martine Fougeron, Mary Ann Lynch, Melissa Moore, Midori Mitamura(Ikeda Midori), Rania Matar, Rebecca Norris Webb, Regina Monfort, Sanne de Wilde, Scarlett Coten, Susan Barnett, Susan Lipper, Victoria Sorochinski, Walde Huth, Wendy Sacks 

 

[ Aomori, Japan ]

exhibition
"Big Sky Friendship"

venue: TOWADA Art Center
http://towadaartcenter.com/web/top.html

April 19 (Sat) − September 23 (Tues) , 2014

Artists: Federico Herrero, Cafe de Monk, Tohru Nakazaki, Midori Mitamura, Akira Mori, Shuji Yamamoto, Takayuki Yamamoto

http://towadaartcenter.com/web/exhibition_utopia_eng.html

Midori shows the film and installation "Till We Meet Again" produced in 2013



[Melbourne, Australia ]

Group Exhibition
"Wild Places"

venue: Motor Works Gallery

39-41 Arnold StreetSouth Yarra VIC 3141
16th May – 7th June 2014 
opening: 15th May


http://www.mgs.vic.edu.au/senior/mgs_future_visual_motor.php

http://www.mgs.vic.edu.au/ 

 

[Tokyo]

 

"Till We Meet Again"


Nov12.(Tue) - 30 (Sat)
http://www.voidplus.jp/chiematsuimioshiraimidorimitamura-roadshow/

presented by solo exhibition series "Road Show" Chie Matsui, Mio
Shirai, Midori Mitamura

[Venue]: void+

3-16-14 #103, Minami-Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0062
Phone: 03-5411-0080 Fax: 03-5411-0053

4 minutes walk from Omotesando station on the Chiyoda, Ginza and Hanzomon lines

http://www.voidplus.jp/
http://www.tokyoartbeat.com/event/2013/8C15.en

open hours 14:00-19:00 closed on Sun, Mon, National holidays

[Opening reception] : Nov 16(Fri)

[Artist Talk]: Nov 29 (Fri)
O JUNcuration
Chie Matsui, Mio Shirai, Midori Mitamura

venueTokyo University of the Arts,  Music Department Campus, AKARENGA
bld. #1  2nd floor
12-8 Ueno-Koen Taito-ku Tokyo

http://www.geidai.ac.jp/access/ueno.html
contact info@voidplus.jp  03-5411-0080

The title "Till We Meet Again " is a famous American pop song expressing the 

feeling of lovers who were apart from each other during the First

World War. It was written and composed by Richard

A. Whiting and Raymond B.Egan, and released in 1918,

After the original sung by Henry Burr and Albert Campbell, the song was covered

by Margaret 

Whiting (a daughter of Richard A. Whiting), Patti Page, Doris Day and

many other well known singers.

For my new artwork, I connect in my mind the

title "Till We Meet Again" with meeting my good friends

overseas again.

For three months, from July to September in 2013, I was in Europe

for exhibitions in Vienna and Düsseldorf. Meanwhile, I also traveled

to Austria, Italy and Germany to meet friends again.

The lives of my friends are changing slowly but after not meeting for a long time, it seems 

a lot.

Passing the halfway point of my life, I am looking back fondly on my

past and wondering 

"When will be the next time to meet them again?";

or (even)

"Can I visit there again?",

regarding what may happen in the rest of my life.

I am also getting sentimental about meetings with new friends that cause similar 

separations.

To meet again people living far away was another big purpose of this trip.

While photography and films are my preferred ways to express stories

inspired from memories and records, conversations and sounds are this time the

most important media.

Listening to recorded voices and sounds brings back the past into my

body and these images appear with a vividness that is different to 

photography.

On the other hand, I filmed faint tremors by the wind or slight

movements of humans and things that don't usually come into sight 

because those make me realise "I am alive" .

After coming back from this latest trip, I am still thinking about my friends'

everyday lives, which continue their path far away across the sea, while also minding 

quietly those of 

my family and friends in Japan.

This natural awareness is something that can be experienced by anyone who is ageing. 

The title "Till We Meet Again " is a famous American pop song expressing the 

feeling of lovers who were apart from each other during the First

World War. It was written and composed by Richard

A. Whiting and Raymond B.Egan, and released in 1918,

After the original sung by Henry Burr and Albert Campbell, the song was covered

by Margaret 

Whiting (a daughter of Richard A. Whiting), Patti Page, Doris Day and

many other well known singers.

For my new artwork, I connect in my mind the

title "Till We Meet Again" with meeting my good friends

overseas again.

For three months, from July to September in 2013, I was in Europe

for exhibitions in Vienna and Düsseldorf. Meanwhile, I also traveled

to Austria, Italy and Germany to meet friends again.

The lives of my friends are changing slowly but after not meeting for a long time, it seems 

a lot.

Passing the halfway point of my life, I am looking back fondly on my

past and wondering 

"When will be the next time to meet them again?";

or (even)

"Can I visit there again?",

regarding what may happen in the rest of my life.

I am also getting sentimental about meetings with new friends that cause similar 

separations.

To meet again people living far away was another big purpose of this trip.

While photography and films are my preferred ways to express stories

inspired from memories and records, conversations and sounds are this time the

most important media.

Listening to recorded voices and sounds brings back the past into my

body and these images appear with a vividness that is different to 

photography.

On the other hand, I filmed faint tremors by the wind or slight

movements of humans and things that don't usually come into sight 

because those make me realise "I am alive" .

After coming back from this latest trip, I am still thinking about my friends'

everyday lives, which continue their path far away across the sea, while also minding 

quietly those of 

my family and friends in Japan.

This natural awareness is something that can be experienced by anyone who is ageing. 

The title "Till We Meet Again " is a famous American pop song expressing the feeling of lovers who were apart from each other during the First World War. It was written and composed by Richard A. Whiting and Raymond B.Egan, and released in 1918,
After the original sung by Henry Burr and Albert Campbell, the song was covered by Margaret Whiting (a daughter of Richard A. Whiting), Patti Page, Doris Day and many other well known singers.
For my new artwork, I connect in my mind the title "Till We Meet Again" with meeting my good friends overseas again.

For three months, from July to September in 2013, I was in Europe for exhibitions in Vienna and Düsseldorf. Meanwhile, I also traveled to Austria, Italy and Germany to meet friends again.
The lives of my friends are changing slowly but after not meeting for a long time, it seems a lot.
Passing the halfway point of my life, I am looking back fondly on my past and wondering
"When will be the next time to meet them again?";
or 
"Can I visit there again?",
regarding what may happen in the rest of my life.

I am also getting sentimental about meetings with new friends that cause similar separations.
To meet again people living far away was another big purpose of this trip. While photography and films are my preferred ways to express stories inspired from memories and records, conversations and sounds are this time the most important media.
Listening to recorded voices and sounds brings back the past into my body and these images appear with a vividness that is different to photography.
On the other hand, I filmed faint tremors by the wind or slight movements of humans and things that don't usually come into sight because those make me realise "I am alive" .
After coming back from this latest trip, I am still thinking about my friends' everyday lives, which continue their path far away across the sea, while also minding quietly those of my family and friends in Japan.
This natural awareness is something that can be experienced by anyone who is ageing. "Till We Meet Again" is, then, a work which expresses something present in all our lives.

 

[Düsseldorf]

exhibition "Daheim"

artist: Tatsumi Orimoto and Midori Mitamura

exhibition period: Sep 7.Sat - 29. Sun

venue: plan.d. produzentengalerie e.V.

http://galerie-plan-d.de/text/pland.htm

opening reception: Sep 7. Sat. 8pm-

opening hours
Sat-Sun. 3-6pm
Mon-Fri. by appointment

plan.d. produzentengalerie e.V.
Dorotheenstr. 59
40235 Düsseldorf
tel.: +49 (0)211 - 73 00 257


This exhibition is also involved to the art event
Kunstpunkte 2013
Open ateliers in Düsseldorf

Sep 13. Fri 7-10pm Kunstpunkte opening reception
Sep 14. Sat 2-8pm
Sep 15. Sun 12-6pm

http://www.kunstpunkte.de/
 

 

[TOKYO]

Solo Exhibition " Before the Daybreak"
Feb 16 (Sat)-March 16(Sat)
venue: Galley Terra Tokyo

Opening reception: Feb 16 (Sat) 18:00-20:00

http://galleryterratokyo.jp/jp/?page_id=197


Address :1-3-2-6F Kiyosumi, Koto-ku, Tokyo 135-0024
Phone: 03-6681-8354
Fax: 03-6689-3025

Opening hours
From 12:00 to 19:00
Closed on Mondays, Sundays, Holidays

7 minutes walk from Exit A3 at KiyosumiShirakawa Station on the
Hanzomon andOedo Lines;
9 minutes walk from Exit 2 at Suitengumae Station on the Hanzomon Line

"Before the Daybreak" is Mitamura's particular artwork that transforms
invisible memories and presences stacked in time and place into the
installation space including video and photographs to realize a short
time changing from night darkness into morning.
The idea is inspired by the encounter with a fountain sculpture "
Bacchino " in Prato, Italy.
I had been taking 10 years to mature this artwork and I am still
seeking the answer hidden in a veil because the artwork is keep
growing like a living thing.
This installation was presented at the exhibition " Quiet Attentions -
Departure from Women" at Art Tower Mito Contemporary Art Center in
February 2011.
Just at that time, the museum got a big damage by 3.11 disaster and
had to close the exhibition.
My wish devoted to the work had been holding its breath in the
exhibition space where time stopped.
Now the work may start speaking something which couldn't appear in
words 2 years ago.


Special thanks to Art Tower Mito Contemporary Art Center, Bambinart Gallery

 

 

"Over the Rainbow" 

 Fuchu Art Museum 

Schedule

From 2012-11-23 To 2013-02-24 
Closed for New Year Holidays (12/29-1/3)

Website

http://www.city.fuchu.tokyo.jp/art/kikakuten/kikak... (Japanese) 

Exploring the places where the arts and daily life intersect, this exhibition introduces photography, design and editorial work that cross multiple creative areas. There are ten artists featured, including Fluxus member Mieko Shiomi, sound artist mamoru, game designer Rocca Spiele and more. In their exhibits, each artist will depart from the landscape of the familiar and everyday using their unique visions. 

http://www.tokyoartbeat.com/event/2012/FA47.en 

 

 

"AUTUMN LEAVES FIELDS"

Bambinart Gallery

http://www.bambinart.jp/en/index.html

Artist: Edgar Honetschläger, Gabriele Sturm,
Martin Walde, Midori Mitamura

December 19, 2012 - January 27, 2013
12:00-19:00
closed on Mondays and Tuesdays
※Winter holidaysDecember 24, 2012 - January 11, 2013


At the end of 19th century the ‘Vienna Secession’ – considered the
first white cube in art – was founded by Gustav Klimt, Koloman Moser,
Josef Hoffmann and Josef Maria Olbrich. The ‘Wiener Moderne/Vienna
modernism’ promoted by those artists - among others - wasn’t just
nouveau and free, it remarkably effected the art practices in various
cultures and its philosophies beyond the academic establishment up
until our days. 2012 saw the celebration of the 150th anniversary of
Gustav Klimt birth whose painting and drawing style was strongly
influenced by Japanese concepts of aesthetics. Klimt and his Viennese
contemporaries passed on an artistic legacy of urban culture that
presents itself as an amalgam of different believes, nationalities,
languages, critical thinking, political-, historical-, social-, and
environmental issues. From a Viennese point of view developing various
concepts reflected in drawing/art will not diminish but enhance a
sensitive approach toward the world and our longing for Beauty.
Vienna’s beautiful expressive style does not wear the conceptual
approach on its sleeves, no, it comes about without no sweat to be
felt – light and witty.
In 2006 Midori Mitamura did a well-received installation at the
‘Vienna Secession’ and now she brings EdgarHonetschläger, Martin Walde
and Gabriele Sturm, three internationally acclaimed artists based in
Vienna, to Tokyo. In the upcoming show ‘autumn leaves fields’ at
Bambin Art gallery the participating artists are paying homage to some

of the masters of modernism and their obsession with drawing. 

 

[ Berlin ]

I am very pleased to announce a solo exhibition of my representative
work “Green on the Mountain”
at the projective space Uqbar in Berlin.

Midori Mitamura “Green on the Mountain”

31. August - 22 September, 2012
Opening party : 30 August, 19:00
Closing party : 22 September, 19:00

Opening hours: Thursday-Saturday 14:00-19:00
Monday - Wednesday by appointment

Supported by SHISEIDO. EU JAPAN Fest

http://projectspace.uqbar-ev.de/index.php?mact=News,cntnt01,detail,0&cntnt01articleid=70&cntnt01returnid=15

Midori Mitamura (lives and works in Tokyo) is active as a contemporary
artist not only in Japan
but also across the world.

She explores the " Infinite possibilities of memory and record. " She
relates memory and record
in her own way and expresses this through art works of installation or
photography and beyond.
She calls her creation "A drama which people can venture into".
Recently, she has made "Art & Breakfast.” Through this work, she
invites people to have
breakfast within her installation.

Previously, "Green on the Mountain" was shown in the following venues:
• 2003 group show "On Happiness" Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography.
• 2005 Traveling solo exhibition in Finland;
Photographic gallery Hippolyte / Helsinki, Finland;
Northern Photographic Center / Oulu
; Photographic Center Peri / Turkey.
• It was also part of a very successful exhibition in 2006, at the
Secession Museum / Vienna,
Austria.

Now, we are happy to announce the exhibition of Midori Mitamura’s solo
exhibition "Green on
the mountain" for the first time in Berlin.

Taken from found black and white photographs of a bygone era, the
subjects came to her by
chance. However the result appears a joyful hommage to family or
friends. Displayed are
moments and memories which have long since passed. This is the basis
for the installation at
Uqbar. Through this piece, we may imagine their pasts, brought to life
in our time.

Uqbar
Schwedenstraße 16 D-13357 Berlin T: +49 (0) 460 69 107 E:
projectspace@uqbar-ev.de

http://projectspace.uqbar-ev.de 

 

 [Tokyo] 

I'm very pleased to inform the photo art-unit IKEDA MIDORI ( Masanori

IKEDA + Midori MITAMURA) exhibition at 2 spaces in Tokyo.

NADiff Gallery features the entire series of "I Love You, I Hate You"
photos by noted photo art unit IKEDA MIDORI, as well as the first part
of the new series "Headache".
New photo book ""I Love You, I Hate You" is also published as well.
The first series "Knitting Woman in a tenement-house" is also
exhibited at  TRAUMARIS|SPACE.

 IKEDA MIDORI exhibition 1
"I Love You, I Hate You."

20 July(Fri)-26 Aug(Sun)

venue: NADiff a/p/a/r/t NADiff Gallery

http://www.tokyoartbeat.com/event/2012/C7D6.en
http://www.nadiff.com/gallery/ikedamidori.html

IKEDA MIDORI exhibition 2
"Knitting Woman in a tenement-house"

venue: TRAUMARIS|SPACE

20 July(Fri)-12 Aug(Sun)

3rd floor in the building of NADiff a/p/a/r/t
http://www.kalons.net/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=5463&catid=&lang=us&Itemid=
http://traumaris.jp/space/2012/06/post-12.html

opening reception: 20 July (Fri) 18:00-20:00
NADiff a/p/a/r/t NADiff Gallery

talk event: 28 July (Sat) 18:00-20:00  admission free / without
English translation
NADiff a/p/a/r/t NADiff Gallery

work-shop "How to make a dramatic portrait"
 5 Aug (Sun) 15:00-18:00

venue: TRAUMARIS|SPACE
fee :  5,000 JPY
info@traumaris.jp
http://traumaris.jp/space/2012/06/post-12.html


IKEDA MIDORI is a photo-unit artist of two photographers, Masanori
IKEDA(male) and Midori MITAMURA(female).


IKEDA MIDORI transform invisible atmospheres and smells remained in
local towns into dramatic images as a fantasy beyond time and space.
That bases on inner memories of our daily life that must be somehow
nostalgic but new.

This photo-series “I Love You, I Hate You.” was taken from an old
industrial factory in Tokyo.
When we stepped into the factory, we felt as if we were in a filming
stage apart from the reality.
And then, we tried to create a fictional love story like a musical in
the factory.
Well-used machines and workshops reminded us workers’ daily life and
memories gone out into the past.
It had let us imagine joys and sorrows of life stacked in the space.
We felt a body temperature of humanity in the space that must be
actually different from artificial filming stages or theaters.
Unconcerned daily space of the old factory is getting to look like a
moment cut out from one scene of a drama.


2007 “Knitting Woman in the tenement house” Contemporary Art Factory / Tokyo
2008 “BACKLIGHT 08” International Photo festival,  MAELTINRANTA/TAMPERE,Finalnd
2009 International Photographic Festival  "Tickle Attack" Lodz Art
Center /  Lodz, Poland
2010 "Fotosommer Stuttgart Award Show" Wuerttembergischer Kunstverein
Stuttgart/ Stuttgart, Germany

 


[Tokyo ] Group show

"ART & PRODUCT"
- Unsettled relationship between Art & Product -

12 (Sat- Nov -22 (Thu)Dec

Ai Kowada gallery 

http://goo.gl/t17ty
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guest Talk 

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TRAUMARIS
exhibition "About Freedom"
artist talk: Maiko Haruki, Ritsue Mishima, 
subject : The expression to make our life free

4 (Fri) Nov 20:00-
admission free/ please order one drink

http://www.traumaris.jp/space/index.html 



[YOKOHAMA]

Midori Mitamura One-day Event 
" I'm waiting for someone at Harbor view Park"

5(Sat) Nov 14:00-17:00

Place: The panoramic view point at Harbor view Park, Yokohama
http://goo.gl/CCPEQ

(Please have a camera with you)

The collaborative project related from 
"The eyes that have no one to turn to" at Hostel Zen, Yokohama
by the photographer Yousuke Takeda 
http://koto-buki.info/zen/?p=396

This project was inspired from a sightseeing spot where I encountered one day in YOKOHAMA.
People were standing in front of the panoramic view and just enjoying with taking tourist photos each other 
I was impressed with their pure feeling for photograph that may be the one I have forgotten for years.
http://koto-buki.info/zen/?p=396


Take a picture of you at the panoramic view point of Harbor view Park for your memory of sightseeing.

Behind you, a woman who is waiting for someone keeps standing as looking at the harbor.

In the picture of your memory, that woman's sentiment may be reflected into.

I'm waiting for someone at Harbor view Park

Waiting woman: Midori Mitamura
Photo assistant for you: Yousuke Takeda

presented by: Yousuke Takeda, KOTOBUKI Alternative Network

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