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Home » WALL_alternative” in Nishi-Azabu, Tokyo The first exhibition “Anima in the fog” organized by up-and-comi ng artist Hiiragi Yonezawa will be held from July 5th (Friday) to August 3rd (Saturday).

WALL_alternative” in Nishi-Azabu, Tokyo The first exhibition “Anima in the fog” organized by up-and-comi ng artist Hiiragi Yonezawa will be held from July 5th (Friday) to August 3rd (Saturday).

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Up-and-coming artist Hiiragi Yonezawa’s first exhibition, “Anima in the fog,” will be held from July 5th (Friday) to August 3rd
Natsumi Aoyagi, Shun Owada, So Kurosaki, Koiichiro Tada, Zai Nomura, Hana Yamamoto, and Shu Yonezawa will exhibit at night art space “WALL_alternative” in Nishi-Azabu, Tokyo
The alternative space “WALL_alternative” operated by Avex Creator Agency (Headquarters: Minato-ku, Tokyo, President and CEO: Shinsuke Kato, hereinafter referred to as ACA) will be open from July 5th (Friday) to August 3rd, 2024 (Friday). “Anima in the fog” will be held until Saturday).
[Image 1:×2600.jpg] Hiiragi Yonezawa, who is organizing this exhibition for the first time, is an up-and-coming artist who is active as an animator as well as an artist. In particular, we focus on the “ghost” technique of expressing afterimages in animation, and use not only animation but also a variety of mediums to explore the physicality of characters in animation, the physicality and emotions of the minds of living things in the real world, and how characters live. I have created and presented works that include the atmosphere of the space. In addition to our activities in the field of contemporary art, our activities span a wide range of areas, including holding music events.
Since opening in November of last year, WALL_altenrnative has been operating under the concept of being “a base where new movements are born, crossing diverse cultures centered on art and music.” This time, we aim to create a place where people from various backgrounds can come together and create new forms of communication through
exhibitions and events curated from the perspective of Hiiragi Yonezawa.
To commemorate the event, an opening event will be held for two consecutive days on July 5th (Friday) and July 6th (Saturday). We also have artists in the gallery and live music planned by Yonezawa, so please come and see us.
This is a planet where living things live as living beings, and it is a place where we think about the future.
In this world of repeated obstinacy and rupture, what do people of diverse righteousness produce and nurture, and how do they form relationships with each other?
In the fog. The sun appears and disappears overhead. The soul on the other side of the fog was just there.
The importance of my voice being there as my voice through my body, certainly the color of blood, far or near. I want to know your pain, but I’m not you and I can’t be you. But I would be happy if the fact that you remembered was the reason why you were there.
Talk, laugh, and just be there.
Hiiragi Yonezawa
-Details of the 2-day consecutive opening plan on July 5th (Friday) and 6th (Saturday)-
1. Opening reception: July 5th (Friday) 18:00-21:30
At the “Anima in the fog” opening reception, you can enjoy a leisurely view of the art, with guidance from the exhibition planners and artists in the gallery. In addition, in conjunction with SNOW Contemporary, which is located a 5-minute walk from WALL_alternative, the opening hours of Rintaro Fuse’s current solo exhibition “Sex and Earth” will be extended by one hour so that you can view it until 8:00 p.m. We are also planning a program where you can enjoy art
appreciation mutually, so please come and see us.
Admission to the opening preview is free and advance registration is required. Date: July 5th (Friday) 18:00-21:30 Venue: WALL_alternative Admission: Free / First-come-first-served reservations (URL will be created) Application URL:
2. Music event “Sora to Warm”: July 6th (Sat) 15:00- (Ends around 18:30) On the second day of the opening, we will hold a one-day event featuring music and video titled “Sky and Warmth.” This is a music event where “Anima in the fog” will be remixed by up-and-coming musicians and VJ artists.
[Image 2:×2700.jpg] Performers: ~Ri, HVNC, kimura kazuki
VJ: Rintaro Fuse, Hiiragi Yonezawa Date: July 6th (Sat) 15:00- (Ends around 18:30)
Venue: WALL_alternative Admission: Free / First-come-first-served basis Application URL:
*One drink system; however, high school students and under do not need one drink (please show your student ID)
*Business will close at 20:00 on the day.
-About Hiiragi Yonezawa-
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[Image 4:×800.jpg] “Anonymous Body” / 2022
Born in Tokyo. Artist, animator. I work on the physicality of characters in current digital animation, the mental physicality and emotions of living things in real space, and the atmosphere of the space in which these animations live.
Major works/solo exhibitions include “Happy Birth” (PARCO museum Tokyo, 2023), “Anonymous Body” (Tokyo arts and space Hongo [OPEN SITE7], 2022), “Anima of Extinction” (Odaka Bookbinding Industry Site [Planet Zamza]) , 2022), “Movie version: Obake no B'” (NTT
InterCommunication Center, 2022), “Where the Places Are” (ATAMI ART GRANT, 2021), etc.
Major exhibitions include “Display” (Calm & Punk Gallery, 2021) and a two-person exhibition with Ushio Chicken “AB” (Shinjuku Ophthalmic Gallery, 2020).
In addition, major collaborations include the MV “Nitecore – Heartbeat” (direction: Fantasista Utamaro) and the Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra x Hasegawa Shirakami MV “I want to meet you.゚(゚´ω`゚)゚。 feat. Hasegawa Animation drawing of “Shiragami”. Artwork production for the single “Umi no Na” by KAIRUI, etc.
■Exhibiting artists (in alphabetical order, titles omitted) Natsumi Aoyagi/Datsuo
[Image 5:×2602.jpg] “Hatching diary trip” photo by Keizo Kioku
Born in Tokyo in 1990. Through repeated research and fieldwork, he aims to express the author’s own experiences with observation, records, and stories, and is working on the subject of how to express this impossibility through recording media. In 2016, completed the Department of Media and Film, Graduate School of Film and New Media, Tokyo University of the Arts. Recent activities include the solo exhibition “Ship Chronicle” (Towada City Museum of Contemporary Art, 2022), the exhibition “New Worlds” sponsored by the NMWA Japan Committee (M5 GALLERY, 2022), and the online project “TWO PRIVATE ROOMS – Round trip reading” (2020- (ongoing), 10th Yebisu Film Festival (Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, 2018), etc. He also won the 28th Nakahara Chuya Prize for his books, the novel “Fujimi Roubee” (included in Kotobato vol.3, 2021) and the poetry collection “Stop Sodatsuno” (Thoasa, 2022). He is the organizer of Kohonya honkbooks, a practitioner collective.
He is also active under the artist name “Datsuo”. Since around 2001, he has been presenting his works through web media such as drawing bulletin boards and pixiv. While thinking about the nature of communication through the Internet, he creates works centered on illustrations and paintings.
Shun Owada
[Image 6:×2600.jpg] “Calcium citrate” (from “I like organs”) / 2024 Photo by Tomita Born in Tochigi Prefecture in 1985. artist. Currently based in Tokyo. He creates electro-acoustic works and installations, with an interest in the relationship between sound and the human body as a living organism, perception, and environment. Graduated from the Department of Music and Environment Creation at Tokyo University of the Arts, and completed the Department of Advanced Art and Expression at the same graduate school.
Major solo exhibitions and projects in recent years include “Cleaning Up the Earth” (Sapporo Cultural Arts Exchange Center SCARTS, Sapporo, 2021-2022) and “Rupture OK Expansion” (Oyama City Kurumaya Museum of Art, Tochigi, 2020). Recent group exhibitions I have participated in include “Unsmooth Gestures” (Nishio City Museum, Aichi, 2023), “Stoneverse” (Hualien County Stone Sculpture Museum, Taiwan, 2023), and “Energies in the Rural” (International Art Center Aomori (ACAC), 2023), “no plan in duty” (PARA, Tokyo, 2022), and “Ars Electronica 2018” (Austria, 2018).
So Kurosaki
[Image 7:×2420.jpg] “Antarctic magazine “P2P”” / 2024
Born in 1988. Critic. Director of the Kyoku Sekai Research Institute. Started his career after serializing and editing the critical magazine Arguments (2015-2018). With a central interest in audio and the Antarctic, he writes a series on the Buddhist music “Shomyo” called “Voices” (web media “Chieumi”), and the Antarctic magazine “P2P” and “Kokuron” (published in the same magazine), which he edits. There is. In addition to the above activities, he also edited the critical magazine “Usumono” published by Ogaki Shoten. “Voice Memo (3600±600)” is now available on each podcast.
Koichiro Tada
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“Goddess sitting by the seaside”
painter. Born in 1992. Born in Ota City, Gunma Prefecture. Completed the Department of Painting (Techniques and Materials Laboratory), Graduate School of Fine Arts, Tokyo University of the Arts. Based on the actual experience of parting with someone you trust, such as heartbreak, separation, or bereavement, the image of the other person that continues to change fluidly within you even after that (doesn’t represent a specific individual, but is based on past experiences). A complex intertwined chimera-like object), which he calls “Kimi”, uses a variety of materials and expression methods to uncover the existence of this amorphous yet strongly felt motif from multiple angles. are doing. Many of these works are extremely experimental, with many references to the work and attitude of modern painters such as Paul Cézanne and Henri Matisse, who spent many years confronting their own expression. Furthermore, in addition to individual production activities, we regularly hold independently-planned exhibitions and art festivals that invite players of the same generation (including curators and critics) with the theme of “the antithesis of the modern era that seeks precocious expression.” I’m doing it right.
Nomura Zai
[Image 9:×1577.jpg] “Phantom” photo by Ken Kato
Born in Kobe in 1979. Zai Nomura uses a variety of mediums, primarily sculpture and photography, to attempt to reveal life, death, and what lies in between from an ontological perspective.
In recent years, efforts have been made to utilize digital technology, such as converting lost memories of people with dementia recorded in photographs into cotton candy and distributing them to viewers, and displaying a device that prints portraits of people who have passed away on water as sculptures. By combining familiar materials, he continues to attempt to represent the ephemeral aspects of life, while at the same time transcending the concepts of memory and time and making them visible.
Yamamoto Hana
[Image 10:×1590.jpg] “M.S.S.” video_screenshot/2023
artist. Born in 1999 in Ichikawa, Chiba Prefecture.
After staying in New York in 2019, he graduated from Tama Art University’s Department of Information Design and Media Arts Course in 2022. Currently based in Chiba Prefecture.
A process or form in which the body is optimized for a situation, such as an object that expands the body’s potential or a practice that allows it to withstand an unusual environment.
He has an interest in photography and works primarily with photographs and videos. Specific themes include phenomena and behaviors that are familiar to us, but also cause conflicts, such as myopia, lack of exercise, and study habits.
■Exhibition overview
“Anima in the fog”
Date: July 5th (Friday) – August 3rd (Saturday), 2024 *Closed on Sundays Time: 18:00-24:00
Admission: Free, no reservation required
Venue: WALL_alternative (1F, 4-2-4 Nishiazabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo) HP URL:
Sponsored by: WALL_alternative
Planning: Hiiragi Yonezawa + Yama Yoshida/WALL_alternative
Planning cooperation: SNOW Contemporary
Sponsor: WALL_alternative Grant: Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture Arts Council Tokyo [Life with Art Grant] *Reservations required from 18:00-21:30 on Friday, July 5th. *Reservations required for July 6th (Saturday) from 15:00 to 20:00. [About the WALL_alternative bar]
[Image 11:×2601.jpg] We always offer over 200 bottles of natural wine and special menus such as sandwiches made with original corned beef. We offer natural wines and original menus selected in accordance with exhibition planning.
[WALL_alternative overview]
Business hours: 18:00-24:00
Address: 1F, 4-2-4 Nishiazabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo
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