• Stranger Than Fiction — Taking creation beyond location

    Many artists throughout Japan are currently involved in collaborating with regional communities, something that has come to be known as chiiki art. Since last year, the Towada Art Center’s Where Is Chiiki? Art project has attempted to understand the diversity, challenges, and possibilities of these collaborations. An outcome of that project, this exhibition will showcase—both in and outside of the museum—new works by three artists engaged in chiiki art: Jun Kitazawa, Nadegata Instant Party, and Hiroshi Fuji. Jun Kitazawa’s latest project brings cycle rickshaws from his current base in Indonesia that visitors will be able to ride around town. When these exotic vehicles suddenly appear in Towada—almost like some bug