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NEWS

2018/06/10 New!

We’ve started accepting episodes “ The Casebook of Partners” ! 

2018/06/01 

We’ve opened the special site of “BOKUNO OKUSAN☆PROJECT.

2018/06/01 

We’ve started FACEBOOK page, Instagram, and Twitter - for our project.

"I'll become a new man from tomorrow 〜♪”

"You told me that 2000 times!"

BOKUNO OKUSAN☆PROJECT

BOKUNO OKUSAN☆PROJECT is totally a new type of art project you’ve never seen before - Toshiyuki Shibakawa (Artist) and researcher wife Hiroko Shibakawa will approach to social issues with the locals and think under the theme of “FUTURE HOME - daily life, community, earth -” , from a new angle: partnership of married couples. Anyone can participate this project via our special website.

Although Toshiyuki Shibakawa is a well-experienced artist, this is the very first time that his wife participates in planning of the project. The couple will reveal their problems at home and try to turn them into new art-works, collecting various issues between married couples from all over Japan/world, display them in the exhibition “BOKUNO OKUSAN☆Toshiyuki SHIBAKAWA | PLANET HOME” as the progress of our project. 


Also, by adapting the approaches of ESD(Education for Sustainable Development) for the project, We will aim to create opportunities that people from various fields will meet to exchange their ideas and to seek for a new perspective to revive depopulated area as well as possibilities of art.


Project Name: BOKUNOOKUSAN☆PROJECT
Project Period: From April 2nd, 2018 to March 15th, 2019

Exhibition

BOKUNO OKUSAN☆Toshiyuki SHIBAKAWA | PLANET HOME

September 8th (Sat), 2018 to November 25th (Sun), 2018

Regarding our society as a collection of individuals, the most seemingly private cases may be connected to all the public problems in our society. This exhibition, with the concept of “Question our future from a viewpoint of the partnership between married couple”s as the progress exhibition of “BOKUNO OKUSAN☆PROJECT”, will delineate an image of “FUTURE HOME - daily life, community, earth - “ with participants, introducing various new ideas that the artist has never implemented before. ​

 

Exhibition title: BOKUNO OKUSAN☆Toshiyuki SHIBAKAWA | PLANET HOME

Exhibition period : From September 8th (Sat), 2018 to November 25th (Sun), 2018

Venue : Tsunagi Art Museum

Public programs: Talk Session, ESD Cafe in Tsunagi, etc.

Fee: Adults ¥300, High school/College students ¥200, Elementary/Junior high school students ¥100

Open hours: 10 am - 5 pm ( last admission: 4:30 pm  )

*Closed on Wednesdays ( or Thursday if Wednesday is a national holiday )

Hosted by: Tsunagi town, Tsunagi Art Museum, Executive Committee of BOKUNO OKUSAN☆PROJECT 

Granted by : Minamata Ashikita Area Promotion Foundation

Cooperated by : Hiroko Shibakawa ( Education for Sustainable Development researcher) 

Manga illustration : booboo.piyo

Planner: Tomoo Kusumoto ( Curator at Tsunagi Art Museum)

Partners × Art × ESD (Education for Sustainable Development)

BOKUNO OKUSAN☆PROJECT is totally a new type of art project you’ve never seen before - Toshiyuki Shibakawa (Artist) and researcher wife Hiroko Shibakawa will approach to social issues with the locals and think under the theme of “FUTURE HOME - daily life, community, earth -” , from a new angle: partnership of married couples. Anyone can participate this project via our special website.

Project Period: From April 2nd, 2018 to March 15th, 2019

Exhibition Period: From September 8th, 2018 to November 25th, 2018

Sponsored by: Town of Tsunagi, Kumamoto, Japan, Tsunagi Art Museum, Executive Committee of BOKUNO OKUSAN☆PROJECT.

Click here to download the poster.

(PDF 212KB)

Click here to download the flyer.

(PDF 414KB)

Artist

Toshiyuki SHIBAKAWA

Born in Osaka in 1966. Completed MA at Hiroshima University. Inspired by the traces of cultures that suddenly disappeared, such as the Pompeii ruins in Italy, he continues to produce art pieces under the theme of "Contemporary society seen from the future of 2000 years later.“ He developed new type of exhibitions and art projects that stick to regions and places such as museums, historic buildings and shopping districts both in Japan and abroad. At the same time, he has held many workshops aimed at various people and continued activities to rethink the existence of things and contemporary problems.

WORKS

Guest Curator

​Hiroko SHIBAKAWA

Born in Okayama. Researcher on ESD (Education for Sustainable Development ) in the field of Social Education/Life-long Learning). Ever since she had participated in International Conference of Art Critiques’s optional tour in Naoshima as a volunteer translator, she has had a strong interest in contemporary art while she had taught English at senior high schools for about ten years. She had been studying and researching ESD/life-long learning theory at Graduate School of Kobe University, Department of Human Development and Environment since 2011. She has also been working to support ESD practice in school, teacher training on ESD, collaborative projects between schools and  social learning institutions as the ESD coordinator. 

Articles : Critical Study on the Concept of Education in ESD (2017) etc.

“The Casebook of Partners” :

We want to hear from you! 

Please apply on-line by filing in the application form on our project’s special site.

 

We guess every couple in the world has something that cannot be agreed - although you accept and understand each other and decide to live “cooperatively” together. At the same time, it is quite natural that there’s a difference between ideas/customs between them because we’re all different.

So, we’re collecting the stories ( voices ) as much as possible from all over the world to think of these social issues under the theme of “PLANET HOME - our daily lives, communities, and earth”. We even pick up some of them and publish in the museum. Please participate our project by sending us your episodes! Those who are not married are also welcomed to submit the story that you’ve seen/heard - e.g. your parents, brothers/sisters, friends ..etc. 

Here's a link down below and please kindly check it out - 

Our special site: https://www.bokunookusan.com

On-line submission form(English):

https://ws.formzu.net/dist/S8263219/

WANTED!

-Episodes of Married Couples

Tsunagi Art Museum & Town of Tsunagi

Surrounded by ocean and mountains, located in the southern part of Kumamoto prefecture, Tsunagi town is a small town with a population of approximately 4700. The town started the community development program by art e.g. “Creating Town with Green and Sculpture” for regional revitalization recovering from the Minamata disease. Tsunagi Art Museum was opened in April 2001, as its activity base, directly operated by the town.

Tsunagi Art Museum’s Official Website:http://www.town.tsunagi.lg.jp/Museum/
Tsunagi Town Official Website:http://www.town.tsunagi.lg.jp
Tsunagi Synchronicity Website:http://www.tsunagi-town.jp
Tsunagi synchronicity "Tsunagi-town" promotion video:https://www.youtube.com

Acsess

By air - 

From Kumamoto airport to Kumamoto Station (by airport shuttle bus, 60 minutes)

From Kagoshima airport to Shin-minamata Station (by airport shuttle bus, 120 minutes)


By train, 

Kyushu Shinkansen: From Hakata to Shin-Minamata, about 65 minutes

Kyushu Shinkansen: From Kumamoto to Shin-Minamata, about 30 minutes

Higo Orange Testudo: From Yatsushiro station to Tsunagi station, about 60 minutes


By car, 

From Fukuoka IC to Tsunagi IC, about 130 minutes

From Kumamoto IC to Tsunagi IC, about 60 minutes


From Shin-Minamata station to Tsunagi town:By High Orange Testudo, about 5 minutes/ By Taxi, about 10 minutes.

494, Iwashiro, Tsunagi, Ashikita county, Kumamoto Prefecture, ZIP 869-5603
Tel:0966-61-2222  Fax:0966-61-2223  E-mail:info@bokunookusan.com

http://www.town.tsunagi.lg.jp/Museum
※Depending on the contents of your inquiry, it may take a long time or may not able to reply to you.

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