Marking its 8th edition, Koganecho Bazaar 2015 presents various programs under the theme of “Art Together with the Town”. Based on the past experiences and achievements, the festival reapproaches the area of Koganecho from two different perspectives: “art” and “town development”.
The art project comprises three programs, and invites 14 groups of Japanese and foreign artists mainly from Asia. The first program is the “Bazaar” program, in which artists present new works created through their approximately two-month residency. The second is the special exhibition entitled “Masaki Miyamae and Workshop” that features art workshops conducted by the late Masaki Miyamae, who continued to develop artistic expressions in various media in 1980s and 1990s until his early death at the age of 43. The third program is “Yokohama-Chengdu Artist-in-Residence Exchange Program”, which facilitates two-way exchange of artists between Yokohama and Chengdu, China. Additionally, in cooperation with the Yokohama Civic Art Gallery, Koganecho Bazaar 2015 simultaneously organizes a solo exhibition of Chisato Tanaka, who participated in Koganecho Bazaar 2008.
The town project "Machi Project" presents three programs of "Space Design," "Research" and "Promotion". It features architectural renovation projects, organizes research sessions, and carries out collaborative projects between artists and the neighborhood businesses.
We hope that Koganecho Bazaar 2015 – Art Together with the Town provides an opportunity to encounter new communities brought by the coexistence of the town and art.
Koganecho Bazaar 2014
Koganecho Bazaar is uniquely organized around the artist in residence program. Japanese and foreign artists stay in Koganecho for two to three months in order to create and present new works. At the same time, artists engage exchanges with their colleagues as well as with other people in the area.
This year many of the participating artists continue their residency throughout the exhibition period.
By doing so, we envision the exchanges between you, the audience, and artists. We believe that not only encountering an artwork, but also meeting the artist, or the maker of the artwork, be an opportunity to deepen the understanding of the thoughts and social context behind the work.
Additionally, this year’s Bazaar spotlights architectural renovations, a main strategy applied to the town development efforts in Koganecho. Architects and artists are selected through an open call to realize their renovation plans of existing buildings, which will be present during the festival. After Koganecho Bazaar, these buildings will be used to serve specific functions.
Please visit Koganecho and see the changes happening in the neighborhood. And please meet the artists.
Director Shingo Yamano
|Title||Koganecho Bazaar 2015 - Art together with the Town|
|Dates||October 1 [Thu], 2015 – November 3 [Tue/Holiday], 2015|
|Venue||Studios, neighborhood shops, outdoor areas, etc. beneath and along Keikyu Railway, from Hinodecho Station to Koganecho Station|
|Hours||11:00 – 18:30|
|Closed on||Monday（open if Monday is national holiday and closed on the following day）|
|Admission||Koganecho Bazaar 2015 Passport[valid during entire exhibition period]: Advance ticket: 300yen|
Regular ticket: 500yen
※free for junior high school student and below
|Organized by||NPO Koganecho Area Management Center, The Hatsunecho-Koganecho and Hinodecho Environment Cleanup Initiative Committee|
|Co-organized by||Yokohama City|
|Sponsored by||Keihin Electric Express Railway Co., Ltd. / Asahi Breweries, Ltd. / Asahi Soft Drinks CO. LTD.|
|In Cooperation with||Kanagawa Prefectural Police Department / Kanagawa Prefecture Isezaki Police Station / Yokohama Naka Hojinkai / Hinodecho Neighborhood Association / HatsunechoKoganecho Neighborhood Association / Hatsukoi Shop Association / KoganeX Lab. Executive Committee / Yokohama City University / 98B COLLABoratory / Art Center Ongoing / KUNCI Cultural Studies Center / Mite-Ugro / A4 Contemporary Arts Center|
Supported by the Agency for Cultural Affairs Government of Japan in the fiscal 2015
Koganecho Bazaar is an art festival organized by the Koganecho Area Management Center together with the Hatsunecho-Koganecho and Hinodecho Environmental Cleanup Association as an ongoing effort towards community-renovation of the Koganecho area in Yokohama.
The project takes place in the area between the Hinodecho station and Koganecho station on the Keikyu Line. The main venue includes the studio buildings under the railway tracks, expanding into the existing small-size buildings and open spaces. Since its inception, a total of about 180 groups of artists, architects and designers have participated in Koganecho Bazaar from Japan and abroad. It aims to create rich experience through art.