Echigo Tsumari Art Triennale 2015 Art Tour Report No.9 - Yukihisa Isobe
Artist: Yukihisa Isobe
Title:A Monument of Mudslide
Work: M043
Location: Tatsunokuchi, Tsunan town
Year: 2015

  • Echigo Tsumari Art Triennale 2015 Art Tour Report No.9 - Yukihisa Isobe

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Echigo Tsumari Art Triennale 2015 Art Tour Report No.9 - Yukihisa Isobe

It is already the second half of the Triennale period this year.
Among more than 300 works in view, our gallery will be introducing those we would like to especially recommend.

The main theme of Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennnale 2015 is the history of innovation made by people of the area to struggle with the severe nature in their survival.
How have they managed to meet with the natural disaster? We can explore the history of man and nature through study of structural maintenance of agriculture or of civil engineering. The Monument of Mudslide is composed of two factors:

photo Ishizuka Gentaro

Sand control dam in Tatsunokuchi was built where the mudslide occurred because of the North of Nagano Earthquake in March 2011. Approximately 280 of three-meter tall yellow pole will trace the mark of mudslide. In addition, a staircase and observation platform will be built along the wall of dam overlooking the entire site.

photo Ishizuka Gentaro

Echigo-Tsumari Civil Engineering Field Museum
Inside the Museum, we can see the documents of map, civil engineering spots, photos, DVD of making video and others. In this area, so many innovation such as water plant, sand control dam, snow shed, bridges, tunnel, roads and anti-snow fence have supported the people’s daily lives. In addition, terrace pad for rice, sand control dam, water oriented rice pad, heavy snow, snow slides, water flow and mudslides have been the starting point to compose the concept the field museums of the locals.


(レポート 奥野恵, reported by Kei Okuno, Art Front Gallery)

Triennale passport and guidebooks are also available in our gallery at Daikanyama, Tokyo. Start planning your trip before getting there in Echingo-Tsumari.

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