＜Open Call Project SOCIAL DIVE＞
Artist duo, Fumiharu Sato ＋ Hiroko Haraguchi will present a new video installation in the Hibiya Library and Museum located within Hibiya Park. While Hibiya Park is known as a leisure spot for local citizens, it is also a place in which we can experience the history of Japan’s modernization. Ever since it was opened in 1903 as Japan’s first Western style park, it is linked to the course of Japan’s social changes after the Meiji era, such as, a space for democracy movements of the Taisho era, Masu Sueda’s child education system, as military land, and more. For this artwork, the two artists will research the history of Hibiya Park, and will draw from the many objects and descriptive panels located throughout, as a video piece to be created.
When we try to tell someone something we know, how accurate can we convey it? By gathering the texts dispersed throughout Hibiya Park, we will consider together with participants the vagueness of this place’s history and memory, as well as the difficulty of conveying ideas altogether.
Support: Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture, Arts Council Tokyo
(As of June 2021)
1: “Learn everything” sign at Hibiya Park, 2019
2: “talks” installation view of solo exhibition, 2019, ANEWAL Gallery contemporary art production center, Photo by Ujin Matsuo
3: Installation view of “twotwo”, 2020, Kanazawa Art Gummi, Photo by Ujin Matsuo
Fumiharu Sato + Hiroko Haraguchi
A two-person artist unit formed in 2011. Their work is based on discord in communication, which they resolve or make apparent through the medium of video. Using the smallest constituent unit of “two people in the same space”, they playfully experiment with and contemplate issues that arise from differences in their physical bodies and ways of thinking as individuals. Major exhibitions include “twotwo” (Kanazawa Art Gummi, Kanazawa, 2020), “talks” (Contemporary Art Factory, Kyoto, 2019), and “Ichihara Art x Mix 2017” (Ichihara Town, 2017).
Photo by Ujin Matsuo
1-4 Hibiya-koen, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
・4 minutes walk from “Hibiya” Station on the Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line, Chiyoda Line, Toei Mita Line.
・6 minutes from “Kasumigaseki” Station on the Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line.
・8 minutes walk from JR Yurakucho Station.
(Tokyo Biennale Executive Office)