Date: From 2nd Feb. (Sat) to 10th Mar. (Sun)
Place: Nagano Ginza Shopping street
Art tour by Seiji Shimoda and Yuko Ariyoshi on 2nd, 9th and 23rd Feb. at 1
PM, at DAIEI Bld.
FUKU means happiness and MASU means Japanese traditional wooden box using for measure rice or beans, sometimes SAKE. In the festival of beginning of Spring, SETSUBUN on 2nd Feb., Japanese people throw soya beans in order to drive away the devils and also to call happiness, using FUKU MASU. This is
one of the most popular traditional ritual performance for Japanese people even today. For this project, we call international and local artists to make art works using MASU box in their way for Nagano central shopping street. This area was before very center town with a lot of customers, but now becoming
silent dead zone because of motorization and changing customer's mind. We sent MASU BOX to the artists, then had received 60 mixed media art works from 24 countries now. Each works has full of ideas and full of artistic spirits. Almost foreign artists have experience of coming Nagano before, because we invited them to NIPAF as performance artists. Through this project we really appreciate their high quality artistic ability. We are now very proud of showing their works to local people in Nagano. Please visit to Nagano central street in this occasion and enjoy this unique outdoor International Art Exhibition.
Seiji Shimoda (FUKU MASU Art Director, NIPAF)
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Dear Art Fuku Masu Project artists;
You can see your work in this web site.
Hope you can enjoy.
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Now we try to make catalog.
Seiji Shimoda/Nippon International Performance Art Festival (NIPAF),
Platform of Asian Performance Art (PAPA); 2-8-15, Nakagosyo, Nagano,
Nagano, 380-0935, JAPAN Tel & Fax +81-26-224-0748