Cultural Promotion from Remodeled TownhouseOpened in Kita Ward, Kyoto30 November 2016 - Tradition/Culture
"BABAbamboo," an event space created from a remodeled traditional townhouse, has opened in Shichiku, Kita Ward, Kyoto. The space is intended for the transmission of various aspects of cultures, including fine arts and others. Its first exhibition, a multi-artist exhibition titled "Aki no Sora," or autumn sky, is currently being held by students and international students at Kyoto Seika University.
The townhouse was built in the 1920s. There are eight exhibitors, made up of Japanese students, as well as international students Aubrie Karenina, from Indonesia, and Rowan Shaw from the UK. Under the themes of "in the middle of change" and "boundaries," they are displaying stencil printing, videos and ceramic works in the living space which holds the feeling of the past.
Karenina graphically expresses the changes of souls against the background of the landscapes of Java, her home, and Bali. A Japanese student xylographed cross-sectional surfaces of cabbages thrown away because of the nuclear accident in Fukuoka on "Echizen Washi" or traditional Japanese paper, of various colors, to be suspended from the ceiling, just as a Mexican festival sends off the dead gorgeously.
Karenina said, "This house is also in the middle of changing. This interesting space inspired my artwork." The exhibition will continue until December 4. There is no admission fee.(translated by Galileo, Inc.)