Dates September 2 (Sat.) – October 1 (Sun.)
Hours 9:30 – 17:00 (doors close at 16:30)
Closed Mon., Sep. 19 (Tue.)  *open on Sep. 18 (Mon., national holiday)
Venue Migishi Kotaro Museum of Art, Hokkaido (Kita 2-jo Nishi 15-chome, Chuo-ku, Sapporo)
Admission [With SIAF passports] Adults: 500 yen; High school and university students: 250 yen ([regular admission] Adults: 610 yen; Students: 360 yen); Elementary and junior high school students: 250 yen

Organized by: Migishi Kotaro Museum of Art, Hokkaido Co-organized by: Sapporo International Art Festival Executive Committee / City of Sapporo

Left: Guitar case and a record player from Otomo Yoshihide’s archive Right: Migishi Kotaro, Orchestra, 1933, courtesy of Migishi Kotaro Museum of Art, Hokkaido

A special exhibition featuring Otomo Yoshihide and Migishi Kotaro will be held at the Migishi Kotaro Museum of Art, Hokkaido.

Otomo Yoshihide is involved in a diverse range of activities, including expressions in the context of modern art, projects with jazz and various other types of musicians, experimental music and music used in TV programs and movies. These are all constructed from the perspective of an ensemble. For Otomo, the ensemble is not a repeatable expression using the same score but an expression of chance operation by participants. His work and activities since the 1990s are considered as ongoing efforts to create a mechanism for expressing unique improvisations.

Migishi Kotaro was born in Sapporo and was one of the major painters in modern Japanese art. He rapidly changed his style and themes over the course of his short career. His work is poetic and takes the viewer beyond imagery.

This exhibition will introduce Otomo Yoshihide’s work and related materials as well as Migishi Kotaro’s work in two floors. Displayed in the open-ceiling space of a small art museum, this will be the first exhibition in which the unique works of the two artists will be shown together.

TalkOpening Talk

Date September 2 (Sat.) 11:00 – 11:30
Venue Exhibition room
Admission admission ticket required

Live[Reservation required] Special Live

Solo live performance by Otomo Yoshihide

Date September 8 (Fri.) Open 17:30 Start: 18:00 (about 1hour performance)
Venue Exhibition room
Admission admission ticket required
Capacity Up to 100 audience members
Reservation All spots filled. 

LectureSaturday Seminar

Lecture on the activities of Otomo Yoshihide and Migishi Kotaro

Date September 16 (Sat.) 15:00 – 16:00
Venue Exhibition room
Admission admission ticket required
Lecturers Fukuchi Daisuke (Chief Curator, Kushiro Art Museum, Hokkaio)
Fujiwara Noriko (Curator, Migishi Kotaro Museum of Art, Hokkaido)

Film Screening[Reservation required] Film screening of a documentary film “KIKOE”

A film screening of “KIKOE”, the very first documentary of Otomo Yoshihide, focusing on his activities from 1990s to 2007
(directed by Iwai Chikara/2010/Japan/101 min./distributed by World Public)

Date Semptember 21 (Thu.) after 18:00 (planned)
Fixed time will be annouced on the official websites of Theater Kino and Sapporo International Art Festival 2017 on September 12 (Tue.)
Venue Theater Kino (Minami 3-jo Grand Bldg. 2F, Tanukikoji 6-chome, Chuo-ku, Sapporo)
Admission 1,000 yen
Seats available 63 seats
Reservation We will start accepting reservations from August 24.
Reserve your seat from the reservation form or by calling Sapporo City Call Center.
Please scroll down to [Reservation] for the details.

[Reservation required] Reservation

Please reserve from the reservation form below or by calling Sapporo City Call Center.

Start accepting reservations from: August 24 (Thu.) Call Center: from 8:00; Reservation form: from 0:00
Where to reserve Sapporo City Call Center 011-222-4894 (open throughout the year 8:00 – 21:00)
Reservation Form (open on August 24)
*necessary items for reservation: 1. Name, 2. Phone number, 3. E-mail address (only required when reserving from website), 4. Number of people (up to 2 people)
Notice Reservation is on a first-come-first-served basis. We will stop accepting reservations once all the spots are filled.