Voyage – Emerging Artists Support Program Exhibition of Motoki Ohkubo and Makiko Satake “Beyond Ripples”
Saturday July 17th through Sunday September 5th, 2021 at the Sugimura Jun Museum of Art (Shiogama City), 30 minutes east of Sendai.
10:00–17:00 (last admission 16:30)
Closed Mondays (except for August 9th), and August 10th
Admission (permanent collection + special exhibition):
• Adults: 500 yen
• University / High school students: 400 yen
• Junior high school students and under: Free
• Discount for museum members and people with special needs.
The Shiogama Sugimura Jun Museum of Art is proud to present the seventh consecutive edition of its annual program supporting emerging contemporary local artists — Voyage.
For this edition, we are delighted to showcase two Miyagi-based artists hailing from two unique interdisciplinary backgrounds: sound composer Motoki Ohkubo and experimental painter Makiko Satake.
Using his art to critique current events and social trends happening around us, Sendai-born Motoki Ohkubo takes sound art into the spotlight. His works blend together electronically-produced music, raw field recordings, and new media to create a unique acoustic experience that stimulates the public to reflect on both the core of human expression and the anxieties of encountering the unknown.
Hailing from the neighboring Rifu, Makiko Satake showcases experimental painting inspired from conversations with people around her community. These visually documented experiences come alive from carving out layers of canvas in order to unravel the depth and emotion of peoples’ memories, creating exceptional unique sceneries that reflect the heart of contemporary Tohoku.
We hope that by taking time to experience and reflect on the ideas, thoughts, and intentions of these two interconnected exhibitions — indirectly influenced by the aftermath of the Great East Japan Earthquake of 2011, and the COVID-19 global pandemic of 2020, you can have the opportunity to create understanding, conversation, and a connection with the artists and the people around you, and create ripples that can help create positive change in our world.
About Motoki Ohkubo
A sound composer currently based in Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture. He studied the Music Design Program at the Senzoku Gakuen College, as well as the Institute of Advanced Media Arts and Sciences[IAMAS], where he obtained a Master of Media Creation. He’s been teaching at Nagoya University Of Arts, Aichi Shukutoku University, and Soai University. (Detailed bio on website. Available in Japanese only)
Yukashikute, Tsuiteiku, Courtesy of Art Tower Mito / Photo by：Yuzuru Nemoto
About Makiko Satake
A Miyagi Prefecture-born experimental painter, she currently resides in Rifu Town, Miyagi Prefecture. She completed her Masters education in the Painting Program at the Musashino Art University’s Graduate School. Satake specializes in creating original artwork out of spoken narratives and field work – and using unorthodox skills to capture those emotions.
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