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Ota Ward Cultural Arts Information Paper "ART bee HIVE" vol.1 + bee!

Issued April 2019, 10

vol.1 First issuePDF

The Ota Ward Cultural Arts Information Paper "ART bee HIVE" is a quarterly information paper that contains information on local culture and arts, newly published by the Ota Ward Cultural Promotion Association from the fall of 2019.
"BEE HIVE" means a beehive.
We will collect artistic information and deliver it to everyone together with the 6 ward reporters "Mitsubachi Corps" who gathered through open recruitment!
In "+ bee!", We will post information that could not be introduced on paper.

Art person + bee!

"Hiroto Tanaka"


Hiroto Tanaka Photo

Art is to live as a subject In a society where everyone is an “artist”

Mr. Tanaka has been involved in community development, cultural business, and social work since joining the family business construction and building company in his mid-2004s in 20.Activities such as a project to color public spaces such as stations and parks in the Tamagawa area with contemporary art, area management through the utilization of streets and public spaces in the Kamata east exit area, and efforts to deliver art to children in recent years. There are many places to visit.

"Speaking of art-related projects, my role is to be a producer. Partners are experts in various genres such as art directors, artists, and designers. Based on planning, financing, various negotiations, etc., progress management, public relations, etc. Also involved in "

Mr. Tanaka, who originally had a longing for the fields of fine art (* XNUMX) and design, started working with artists who are active on the front lines for the first time shortly after joining the company.Even with some background knowledge, he never thought he would become involved in the world.

"Actually living with them in the field, facing society and human beings, and thinking together. I enjoyed the real thrill of developing it as a work in front of me. This is still the same. Human beings in the first place. There is no such thing as a "finished form" in the work of the people, so in any project, what is important is to put yourself in the situation and get involved. What happens there is an individual thing, but what through it? I think there is universality in how to feel and think. I think this kind of involvement is close to the feeling of running a kind of community. "


Atelier Building "HUNCH" Photo
Atelier Building "HUNCH"

For Mr. Tanaka, who is currently engaged in various activities in parallel, the driving force is "whether the current" town "and human life are really heading in the direction of happiness."

"Since I started working on a public art project, the question of what the public is and who the art belongs to has never left me. For example, I'm also involved in area management in the Kamata East Exit area. , "Street" should have been a place for people to live, but before I knew it, it became a place only for transportation, and it is managed by the police and the government. Such a place is called "public space". But is it really public? In the first place, the place where people continue to ask such questions and redefine may be public space. "

Temporary painter photo
Temporary painter

A "town" that is a public place and a place for human life.Mr. Tanaka talked about the relationship between humans and "towns" and their transformation, giving an example from popular culture.

"I also like music, but at one point I noticed that the existence of" town "disappeared from pop songs. Imagine. In Japan, until around 1990, the leading role of pop songs was. It was a "town". The story of "I and you" in the love song was also a story of the town. It means that there were many other similar "I" in the town. I think that a town is essentially a group of each of these things. In other words, people are related to each other as the main body, regardless of whether they are related to themselves or not. It is called "Ring World (* 2)". In the 90's, the town became the background for us, that is, the stage device. So to speak, the existence of the town became the "object" for us. However, after the mid-'90s, even the object disappeared, and the object of observation became "self". "


Tamagawa Art Line Project "Tokyu Tamagawa Line Numabe Station" Photo
Tamagawa Art Line Project "Tokyu Tamagawa Line Numabe Station"
* State at that time.Currently not.

Mr. Tanaka thinks that such a phenomenon is a sign that "people can no longer be involved in the town."In the present age when advanced industrial capitalism has advanced, people have become able to lead safe, comfortable and convenient urban life and their lifespan has been extended, but in the state of "the" ring "of the environment has been cut off". If there.

"Now, the place where things are created, which is a human activity, is disappearing from the town and life. The lives of countless people become the story of the town, and the story of the town overlaps with the lives of people again-I am a public space But I hope to regain that world. "

* 1 Concept of artistic activity and form.It means pure art as opposed to popular art.
* 2 A concept advocated by the German biologist Jacob Johann von Yukscur.All living things live not in the objective world, but in the "environmental world" that subjectively creates the world with the perceptions and values ​​of each species. (Yukusukuru / Kriszat, translated by Toshitaka Hidaka et al., "The World Seen from Living Things", 2005, Iwanami Bunko)

Art spot + bee!

"Hiroshi Senju's Art in Haneda Airport"

AIR PORT x ART-Airport x ART-

Connection between Haneda Airport and Senju's art

Hiroshi Senju's art works scattered around Haneda Airport, the gateway to the sky in Ota Ward.

The connection between Haneda Airport and Senju's art began in 1, when Terminal 1993 opened.

At the beginning of the museum's opening, there was a plan to display the art works (sculptures, objects, paintings, etc.) of young up-and-coming artists in the terminal, and one of the up-and-coming artists was Mr. Senju.After that, he became world famous, such as donating paintings and receiving the first honorary award as an Oriental in the painting section of the Venice Biennale in 1995, and in 2004, he built Terminal 2. At that time, Mr. Senju will work on the work as a place to welcome him as an art producer and send it to the world.After that, he worked on the opening of the international terminal in 2010, and at Haneda Airport, you can enjoy Mr. Senju's art works not only on domestic flights but also on international flights.

Since the concept of Terminal 2 is "sea", the work mainly incorporates "blue".Senju's thoughts and messages are included in each of the paintings, which express the excitement of the trip before departure and the relief after arrival.


Hiroshi Senju "Wind Valley" work image
Hiroshi Senju "Kaze no Gorge" Domestic Terminal 2

Mr. Senju's thoughts in the work

Flying in the sky has been a dream of people since ancient times.Airplanes now fly normally, but with big wings on their backs, we were struck by the thoughts of our distant ancestors and drew some pictures of the sky and nature at this airport. It was.


I made it with the imagination of people who drew Paleolithic cave paintings that felt a connection with the universe for animals that had moon-shaped horns and fangs on their bodies.


Hiroshi Senju "MOOON" work image
Hiroshi Senju "MOOON" Domestic Terminal 2

"Galaxy GALAXY"

People felt mystery and cultivated their imagination in the stars shining from a tremendous distance, but I also wanted to draw something like that impression.

"Morning lakeside" "Night lakeside"

I felt that this was a miracle in the universe, and I drew it.


Hiroshi Senju "Morning Lakeside" work image
Hiroshi Senju "Morning Lakeside" Domestic Terminal 2

Leonardo da Vinci, who wanted to fly in the sky, says, "All distant views approach blue."With that in mind, I created a work based on blue.

Also in such a place! ??

Senju's art works scattered on both domestic and international flights.

Domestic flights are in a place where you can see them without having to board an airplane.One way to enjoy it is to visit the airport while looking for where the work is.In places where you can't find it unless you look up, or in places like this! ??There are also works and explanations installed in the place!
In addition, international flight works will be set up in the security checkpoint area, so please look for works when you have the opportunity to enter or leave the country from Haneda Airport.

The works of Terminal 2 are also introduced on the Haneda Airport website.

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The person in charge at Haneda Airport said, "In March 2020, Terminal 3 will be a terminal for domestic and international flights, but as a gateway to Japan's sky, Japanese art not only for Japanese but also for foreigners. I hope that you will enjoy the work and feel the thoughts and messages of Mr. Senju. "
Please visit the art spot at Haneda Airport.


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