“Koganecho Bazaar” is an art festival hosted by the Koganecho Area Management Center (KAMC), a non-profit organization that uses art to revitalize the Koganecho Urban Area at Yokohama City Naka Ward. Held every autumn since 2008, and using the city’s everyday spaces as a stage, the festival has presented artists, curators, and architects from Japan and abroad.
In 2017, the 10th edition of “Koganecho Bazaar” will be held, taking the past 10 years of efforts into further dvelopment, on the theme of multicultural environment in Asia and relationship with local community.
|Title||Koganecho Bazaar 2017
- Double Façade: Multiple ways to encounter the Other
|Dates||［vol.1］August 4 (Fri) – September 13 (Wed), 2017
［vol.2］September 15 (Fri) – November 5 (Sun), 2017
|Closed on||2nd and 4th Thursdays|
NPO Koganecho Area Management Center, The Hatsunecho-Koganecho and Hinodecho Environment Cleanup Initiative Committee
Shingo Yamano was born in 1950 in Fukuoka and graduated from Etching department of Bigakko art school in 1971. Since 1970’s he begun to work as an artist based in Fukuoka, and produced exhibitions while presided IAF Art Laboratory. He produced “Museum City Tenjin,” an art exhibition held around the city, in 1990 and “Exceptional Passage,” a Chinese Avant-Garde Artists Exhibition, in 1991. After these exhibitions, he has been produced a lot of exhibitions and workshops considering the relationship between Art and the City. Curator of Yokohama Triennial 2005. Director of Koganecho Area Management Center since 2009. He received the Art Encouragement Prizes of the Minister of Education, Science and Culture in 2015 and Yokohama culture prize in 2016.
Kubota is an independent curator since 2006 after working as a curator in Ueno Royal Museum, Tokyo and Contemporary Art Centre, Art Tower Mito, Ibaraki. Founded KENJI KUBOTA ART OFFICE in 2008 and joined Creative Reconstruction Project in 2012 as an associate professor in University of Tsukuba until 2016. His curatorial practice focuses on how art could function in systems of society such as politics, economy, education and administrations by using various cultural formats. He curated many exhibitions such as “X-Color / Graffiti in Japan,” Art Tower Mito (2005), “Money Talk,” Hiroshima Contemporary Art Museum (2007-2008), “Twist and Shout,” Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (2009-2010), “Roppongi Crossing 2010, Can there be Art?,” Mori Art Museum (2010), “Red Bull Music Academy: ART Exhibition,” Red Bull Japan (2014) and “Don't Follow the Wind,” inside Fukushima exclusion zone. (2015-).