Dates September 15 (Fri.) – 18 (Mon., national holiday)
Time 15:00-18:30 *Performance will start around sunset (around 17:00).
Venue Ishiyama Green Space
Participating artists Yonago Tadashi, Mizuuchi Yoshihito, chi too, Adam Kitingan, WinWin, Saya, Ueno Takashi, Uehara Nanae, Otomo Yoshihide, Higuchi Yuki, Watabe Yusuke, PIKA (15th and 16th), Mobile Earth Oven (only on 17th), NAKAZAKI Tohru (17th and 18th)
Curation and Direction Sachiko M (musician and project director of Asian Sounds Research)
Note Free admission / You can enter and exit anytime / Canceled only in case of heavy rain
Contact Ensembles Asia Office:
Sapporo International Art Festival Executive Committee Secretariat: TEL 011-211-2314 (September 15-18)

Organized by: Sapporo International Art Festival Executive Committee, City of Sapporo, Japan Foundation Asia Center
Co-organized by: P3 art and environment
Planned by: Asian Sounds Research

OPEN GATE is an exhibition planned based on research in ASEAN countries by Asian Sounds Research*, in which Sachiko M serves as the project director. This exhibition has created an ever-changing space where sound and art coexist, enchanting viewers with a unique style that goes beyond the traditional concept of an exhibition or performance.
OPEN GATE 2017, a follow up to Hin Bus Depot (Penang, Malaysia) in 2015 and Aichi Triennale 2016 (Okazaki, Aichi), will be a four-day experimental exhibition and performance to create new expressions inspired by a dignified space in the vast area of Ishiyama Green Space (Minami-ku, Sapporo) as the venue. The momentary sound and works that will appear and disappear in the ever-changing exhibition will create a special once-in-a-lifetime moment and space.

Informtion is updated on the official website.
official website

*A section of Ensembles Asia, which promotes new possibilities in music in Asia to the world, and is cosponsored by the Japan Foundation Asia Center and P3 art and environment

Related exhibitionAsian Sounds Research Presents「OPEN GATEの部屋 」
OPEN GATE archive room
〜The ever-changing archives of Asian Sounds Research

Dates September 6 (Wed.) – October 1 (Sun.)
from August 6 (Sun.): a small exhibition at a cafe space
Hours Mon. – Sat.: 10:30 – 22:00, Sun.: 10:30 – 20:00
Closed Aug. 7 (Mon.), Aug. 21 (Mon.), Sep. 4 (Mon.), Sep. 5 (Tue.) *until 17:30 on Aug. 25 (Fri.), Sep. 29 (Fri.)
Venue TOOV cafe/gallery (2-1, Minami 9-jo, Nishi 3-chome, Chuo-ku, Sapporo)
Video Higuchi Yuki
Photo WinWin, Watanabe Yusuke, Matsumoto Mieko
Works by: Yonago Tadashi, chi too, Adam Kitingan
Curation Sachiko M

A retrospective exhibition to look back on the activities of the Asian Sounds Research project, which seeks unknown expressions between music and art, through videos, photos and artwork, ranging from research on Penang Island, Malaysia in 2014 to research on Battambang, Cambodia in 2017. A small exhibition will begin at a café space on August 6 (Sun.). Archived videos and other records of the project’s journey (previous activities) will be shown from September 6 (Wed.). After the end of OPEN GATE 2017, the archive will be updated to create another ever-changing exhibition. This room will provide a special moment and a space in which to leisurely enjoy the start of the journey and its continuation.