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Search Project vol. 5 - "New 'Colony/Island' 2": Behavior and Dialogue Regarding Disasters

2016-3-11 (Fri) - 2016-6-28 (Tue)

Search Project is an annual exhibition started in 2011 as a project to "search" for the possibilities of art and knowledge based on a specific topic in people of all ages. In "New 'Colony/Island' 2," we'll focus on the islands of Japan, positioned on planet Earth, on the topic of "Behavior and Dialogue Regarding Disasters." As we approach 5 years since the Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami, we will be holding an exhibition to reexamine and discuss "disaster" from crustal movement due to earthquakes, a form of the earth's activity, and attempt a dialogue from various viewpoints.

*This exhibition will be closed on Mondays. However, the exhibition will be open on Monday, March 21, and will be closed on Tuesday, March 22. Entrance to this exhibit is free.


SAIKI Kazuto (Geology and Mineralogy, Graduate School of Science, Osaka University)

KAWASHIMA Shuichi (Folklorist/Professor, International Research Institute for Disaster Science, Tohoku University)


KATO Tsubasa (Artist)

KOYAMADA Toru (Artist)

contact Gonzo (Artist)

center for remembering 3.11/sendai mediatheque

SHIGA Lieko (Photographer)

SHIRIAGARI Kotobuki (Manga artist)

Georges Rousse "De la ruine à la light (From ruin to light)" (Ufer! Art Documentary)

Dialogue & Work Shop

TAKAMINE Tadasu (Modern artist/stage director)

Nakanoshima Machimirai Committee

HOMMA Takashi (Photographer)


*As of February 13. For the latest information, please view the website for this seminar.

Organized by

Art Area B1

With support by

Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) Science and Technology Communication Promotion Project, "Network Formation Type"

Sponsored by

Inamori Foundation Endowed Chair, Osaka School of International Public Policy

With cooperation from

center for remembering 3.11/sendai mediatheque

Ufer! Art Documentary

Chishima Real Estate Co., Ltd.

Space design/construction

dot architects

What is Art Area B1?

The concourse of the first basement of Naniwabashi Station was set up as Art Area B1 when the Keihan Electric Railway's Nakanoshima Line was opened on October 19, 2008. Since then, the project has aimed to make the station a center of artistic communication.

Date: 2016-3-11 (Fri) - 2016-6-28 (Tue)
Organizer: Art Area B1 (Osaka University, NPO Dance Box, Keihan Electric Railway)
Venue: Art Area B1 (1st Basement Concourse, Naniwabashi Station, Keihan Nakanoshima Line)
Registration: Registration is not required for this seminar.
Contact: Osaka University Center for the Study of Communication-Design

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