As part of the ongoing exhibition “Slag -echo of the mine-,” a talk by guest artist Motoyuki SHITAMICHI will be held on Tuesday, August 17, from 19:00 to 21:00.

Motoyuki SHITAMICHI, whose exhibition “Setouchi ‘Slag Landscapes’ Museum” (opening August 14 in Naoshima) likewise revolves around the subject of “slag,” will hold an online talk event over Zoom.

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Date/Time: Tuesday, August 17, 19:00-21:00
Venue: Online (ZOOM)
Guest Speaker: Motoyuki SHITAMICHI (“japanslagscapearchive”)

Guest profile
Born in Okayama Prefecture in 1978. Graduated from the College of Art and Design (Painting Department) of Musashino Art University in 2001. His exhibitions and publications include “The shape of war,” a survey of the remnants of former military facilities across Japan.
From 2019, he has been conducting the project/space entitled “Setouchi ‘ ’ Archive,” researching and collecting photographs, books, etc. from islands in the Seto Inland Sea to create what he calls “visible storage.” In the form of photographs, events and interviews, he makes visible both the stories lying buried and forgotten within our everyday lives, as well as more mundane happenings.
His recent exhibitions include “Somewhere between the odd and ordinary” (2021; 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa) and the 58th Venice Biennale (2019; Japan Pavilion, Venice, Italy)

Naoshima Karami Landscape Laboratory


Motoyuki Shitamichi’s website:

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Please see here for exhibition details: 「Slag – echo of the mine – 」

Artists: Umi IWASE, Marika KANETA, Momoka KURIHARA
Planning: Rina SAKURAI
Organized by: AUA Graduate School of Transdisciplinary Arts
In collaboration with: Mukousangenryodonari
Financial support from: 2021-22 Akita City Regional Development Grant