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Perspectives of Utopia

Nagoya Art University / Art & Design Center

29, Sep.2018 ~ 8, Oct.2018


Noor Abuarafeh, Irwan Ahmett+Tita Salina, Yosuke Amemiya, Yu Araki, Marwa Arsanios,

Vartan Avakian, Bitter/Weber, Masaya Chiba, Ichiro Endo, Shaun Gladwell, Ishu Han,

Iswanto Hartono, Toshi Ichiyanagi, Pedro Inoue, Masaru Iwai, Masayuki Kawai, Yoi Kawakubo, Ryusuke Kido, Kengo Kito, Takashi Kuribayashi, Toru Kuwakubo, Claudia Larcher, Dinh Q.Le,

Anne Lydiat, mamoru, Cathy Milliken, MOON Kyungwon+JEON Joonho, Vik Muniz, Daisuke Nagaoka, Kento Nito, Shinji Ohmaki, Kouzo Okada, OLTA, Wit Pimkanchanapong, 

Khvay Samnang, Motoyuki Shitamichi, Rai Shizuno, Bosco Sodi, HIraku Suzuki, Kei Takemura, Kentaro Taki, Yuichiro Tamura, Yuken Teruya, Kousuke Tsumura, Chris Wainwright, Yukiko Watanabe, Wu Dar Kuen, Young Hae Chang Heavy Industries, +Chikara Matsumoto,

Kayoko Iemura / Yusaku Imamura / Chuki Imamura,

LEBENSWEGE / Kasseler kunstverein


Rob Scholte Klasse  /  15-29Juli 2018

Kasseler Kunstverein by Museum Fridericianum Kassel Germany

PALAIS DE TOKYO in Paris 2018
Encore un jour banane pour le poisson-reve




22 ,June ~ 9,September 2018

“Frontiers are everywhere. In human societies, but also in nature. They are the places with the greatest concentrations of energy.”

Takashi Kuribayashi’s works display his curiosity about the variety of frontiers that cut up and separate the world. Entrances (2018) is an installation made up of three trees made of strips of one-way mirrors. If the differences of perception between one side and the other of the mirrors evokes this idea of a frontier, this new work also reflects the artist’s interest in ecological issues, as seen in his work in recurrent natural iconographic patterns. This interest intensified in his works after the accident at the Fukushima nuclear power station in 2011, following a tsunami set off by a violent earthquake. In the hands of the Japanese artist, trees become industrial and synthetic, their leaves crystallised into mirrors with kaleidoscopic reflections. Viewers passing their heads and raising eyes inside the trunks discover three photos of skies taken through the surface of water in different places of the planet. Seeing or not seeing the catastrophe, a one-way mirror also evokes our desire to hold into our multiple reflections, to see through or beyond, or else to pay attention to other viewpoints.

A forest is also a symbolic trial in initiatory narratives. It is place where often appear strange beings, but also a space where markers are extended, favouring isolation and the wandering that leads to all forms of self-construction in a presentation of the passage towards adulthood in tales.



Zushi Art Festival triennale 2017
07, Oct. 2017 ~  17, Nov. 2017
entrance free
Takashi Kuribayashi : Sunflower 2017
​​Zushi City Hall 1st floor
5-2-16 Zushi-City Kanagawa Japan
A sunflower made with Awa Japanese paper in Tokushima, Shikoku. Sunflower made with Japanese paper dyed with soil of Fukushima. Originally it was only exhibited in the city hall, but since the Minister of Cabinet Victory announced the general election that broke up, a voting place for the election was set up in the exhibition hall. For this reason, the installation of the sunflower and the venue for the election is completed. It became a work symbolizing the times.

Nordiska Akvarellmuseet in Sweden

Wald aus Wald 2017/ Sunflower 2017

Nordiska Akvarellmuseet in Sweden
JAPAN - Spirits of Nature ( naturens ande)
Tenmyouya Hisashi
Manabu Ikeda
Tomoko Konoike
Takashi Kuribayashi
Fuyuko Matsui
Akira Yamaguchi
Sep, 24. 2017 ~ Jan, 28. 2018
The Japanese archipelago is full of wonders. The idea that the soul of nature inhabits the darkness of the night has been given different names and shapes throughout Japanese art and history. Myths that were used to explain incomprehensible natural phenomena gave meaning to a mysterious world. These stories live on in contemporary art, which provides a space for that which is usually invisible to the human eye.

In the fall of 2017, the Nordic Watercolour Museum presents an exhibition that explores the work of some of the most renowned contemporary artists from Japan. The cultures of Scandinavia and Japan share an appreciation for design and a passionate and spiritual engagement with nature. However, the means of expressions may vary. The exhibition considers how the historically strong connection to the landscape and nature manifestoes itself in the contemporary art of today.

Methods and materials vary from multimedia, hand-crafted animations and installations, to traditional watercolour painting, wood-block prints and other paper-based art. Works by six Japanese contemporary artists are shown alongside some classical masterpieces, revealing the contemporary roots in the past.

Participating artists: Tenmyouya Hisashi, Manabu Ikeda, Tomoko Konoike, Takashi Kuribayashi, Fuyuko Matsui, Akira Yamaguchi, classical works from the collection of the Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities in Stockholm and Akari lighting installation by Isamu Noguchi.

solo exhibition by Ark gellary 





“Seeds of Memory:

Japanese Artists in Yogyakarta

” Schedule : Saturday 15th July 2017 – Saturday 12th August 2017
Venue : Langgeng Art Foundation, Ark Galerie, iCAN


Takashi Kuribayashi solo exhibition by Ark Galerie in Yogyakarta ,Indonesia





 The nuclear reactor is like a huge animal, whose wisdom is far beyond that of the human, but at the same time, is the strongest artifact made by the human.

What is beyond the human wisdom creates a religious belief, to which people look up, and prayers begin.

 The religious belief is originated in depending on a feeling of awe, which is elicited from fear felt when people encounter what is beyond their imagination.

  By the nature of the nuclear reactor, it includes a duality that can be both God and the devil.  There is only a fine line between God and the devil, as being back-to-back, from ancient times.

  Religion and the energy are extremely closely related.  In Japan, the names of Bodhisattva are used for the nuclear reactors.“Monju”(the fast breeder prototype reactor) is named after the Bodhisattva symbolizing wisdom, and “Fugen” (the advanced thermal reactor) is named after the Bodhisattva symbolizing ascetic practices.  The shape of the reactors overlaps with the shape of Buddha, in which people seek for the mercy of “Gautama”.  The image of the nuclear reactor overlaps with Buddhism that began cremation first.

Both the ideas of the nuclear fuel cycle and the cycle of reincarnation are what last eternally.


The religious belief in what cannot be seen.

The sentiment that people try to believe.


 There are Genkai nuclear power station and many churches of the crypto-Christian (Kakure Kirishitan), both being within 30 km from my parents’ home in Nagasaki where I was born. The churches built by the crypto-Christian and the places where numerous nuclear power stations have been built overlap each other.

The churches of the crypto-Christian who had to hide for believing in God; and

The nuclear power stations that had to be hidden for making people believe.

Both the churches and the nuclear power stations have generated the energy in the hidden places and have been supported only by people who believe, and then they have existed.





    Not only we look away from the fact, but do we stop pursuing the truth?


    People only PRAY.

ものの道理を見る目が開いていれば、身の回りのものすべてが大事なものだとわかる。  空海

If your eyes can see the truth , you will understand how precious everything around you actually is.    Kukai


Then Jesus told him, “I entered this world to render judgment -- to give sight to the blind and to show those who think they see that they are blind.”

「Gospel of John」       Chapter 9 verth 39(ヨハネの福音書)


surat al jinn  / 72 : 26 - 27      ( Dia   adalah   Tuhan  )    Yang Mengetahui  yang  gaib , maka  Dia  tidak   memperlihatkan  kepada  seorang  pun  tentang  yang  gaib  itu.  (  26  )


dan  tiada  sehelai  daun  pun  yang  gugur  melainkan  Dia  mengetahuinya ( pula ) . ( AlAn`am : 59 )       (イスラム教典より)

Daiichi Kurobe Dam Onsen

Japan Alps International Art Festival 2017


  -Shinano-Omachi Food and Art corridor- ( )


Date: June 4th (Sun) – July 30th (Sun), 2017                   

Venue: Omachi City, Nagano Prefecture                                                                                                      Organizer: Japan Alps Art Festival Executive Committee           


The artwork of Takashi Kuribayashi has been exhibited in “Downtown Area” of Shinano-Omachi. Kuribayashi dismantled the 120 years old draper shop and created the model of 1/40 of Kurobe Dam in the building. He used the mud wall and several kinds of local soil of Nagano to create the powerful      dam of 8m (w)×4.5m (h) with the traditional method of construction, Rammed earth. He also recreated the mountains of Northern Alps and established the footbath section in a part of the lake to make his guests enjoy the artwork.


Hiroshi Koike Bridge Project 2017

stage art from Takashi Kuribayashi with AWAGAMI FACTORY


Hiroshi Koike Bridge Project

The 1st stage of the World series


Kichijoji Theater, Tokyo, Japan


“WORLD CONFERENCE,” the first and original play as Hiroshi Koike Bridge Project is coming to Kichijoji Theater. Noh Actor Kanji Shimizu, the original member of Pappa TARAHUMARA Makoto Matsushima, and other performers from 20s to 60s embody the theme “discussions about the world future.”  The contemporary artist Takashi Kuribayashi, who is renowned as a “border” artist, is in charge of the stage art.

Varied artists compose music: Yutaka Ota (playing the Japanese traditional flute and saxophone), William Tokuhisa (playing the voice and Jew’s harp), and Shitamachi brothers (playing Djembe and percussion).

 Koji Hamai, the former collection designer of Issei Miyake, designs costumes.  Naoto Iina explores the potential of the new media and the body movement.  They collaborate to envision “how to build the world peace.”

Singapore HERMÈS  Window Display Project 2016

an Installation by Takashi Kuribayashi
Thursday, 8 December 2016, 7PM to 9PM Cocktails
Resonance of Nature


Nature embraces great power and encourages human and gives hope.Nature’s power is extremely strong – much stronger that we imagine or even realize.We tend to misunderstand and want to think that we humans are in control with life, and are capable to do go on living on our own. Capable because we have our experience, memories, histories, even DNA. Think about it. Nature. Don’t they also carry the same memories, histories and even DNA? Theirs are much longer and stronger than ours and still very much alive.I believe this world is constructed by opposite contrasts. The oppositions can be divided by borderlines that create boundaries. No matter how they are divided; vertically, horizontally; there lies a space– a four dimensional universe at the boundaries.My window expresses the boundaries and the created space, and what goes on there.The strong memories of the opposite worlds, human and nature are separated by boundaries, but also connected and can relate to each other.Hermès products carry their special history and DNA.The product is a token that brings together the two contrasts that are still separated by boundaries with grace and peace.The window also is a boundary between Hermès and the society. The item connects the two worlds.The memories and histories are of the past but will guide us to build and hope for the future.


CARt Camp & Caravan in  Osaka

500 Makan Project 2016  (五百マカン プロジェクト)

The 500 Makan Project

 Dedicating this project to the 500 saints (500 Rakans in Japanese) whom gathered after the death of Buddah. Makan means “to eat” in Indonesian. We will meet and document 500 Rakans that are eating (500 Makans) and praise them as the 500 saints – this we call “The 500 Makan Project”.

 This project is divided into 3 segments and will continue into 2018.

The first segment will be collaborating with the Kitamachi Project.

Year 2018 marks the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the Boshin War - the war that changed Japan’s history. The time has come to revisit the past and think about how it changed the history.

The first segment will begin from Aizu and continue on to Fukushima, Ueno, Saitama, Kyoto and Osaka. The caravan travels as with the Boshin War - from the battle in Ueno, to Toba Fushimi, and document the Rakans we meet. We will also entertain the locals with food we cook by ingredients bought or given from the people we visit. This will be documented as well.

We contemplate how our country should become, how we can be aware and prepare for natural disasters that are sure to come, by searching humans’ true nature and revisiting primitive living.




(Redundant Array of Independent Disks)



(Redundant Array of Independent Disks)

18.Aug 2016 ~ 1.Oct 2016
Rua Fidalga 125
05432-070 | Sao Paulo SP
T 55 11 3083 6322


Art Jog 2016

Video Installation Takashi Kuribayashi
2016,27.May - 26.June
admission/ -10,000Rp

In 2016, ART|JOG marks its ninth year as an annual art event. Nine is the most important number in basic numerology, symbolizing the highest achievement. Nine is often associated with famous thinkers and artists inspired by the concept of universal truth, the ultimate truth that remains valid regardless of parameters or context. This understanding has inspired ART|JOG|9 to symbolize this hallowed number via a lighthouse with nine lights.

The lighthouse represents the universal influence of artists, created through their artistic performances. Artists and their works influence the world around them through various perspectives. A work of art is an expression of self, an attempt to channel one’s universal influence upon the world, just as a lighthouse is a beacon of lights and direction.

ART|JOG|9 is a space to voice your statement of self through prime artworks and performances; a place for each artist to convey his very own universal influence.

water wall 2016

Painting Beyond the Picture Plane : Installation and Nihonga

Takashi Kuribayashi,  Asami Yoshiga, hideaki Idetsuki
Musashino Art University Museum
2016, 23.May - 10. August (sunday, holiday closed)
open/ 10:00 - 18:00
admission/ Free
This exhibition focuses on three artists,  Takashi Kuribayashi, and Asami Yoshigahideaki idetsuki,who studied Nihonga at our university and whose three-dimensional or spatial works go beyond the Nihonga framework. Treating their works as “Painting Beyond the Picture Plane,” it explores the nature of these artists’ new works, filled with new perceptions of the landscape, nature, and decorative designs, exploring creative possibilities that transcend the conventional prescriptions of their medium.

zushi beach international film festival 2016

with Cinema Caravan
28.April 2016 - 8. May 2016
place: Kanagawa Zushi Beachi
admission: adults/¥1,500-  under,18/Free
time: 11:00 ~ 
film time: 19:00 ~ 21:00

PLAY with The Earth”

CINEMA CARAVAN is a mobile cinema based on the concept of being able to “play with the earth”
with the five senses – set sometimes by a quiet bayside, sometimes in the middle of a rice field, on a hill,

on the expended ruins of a place etched in history, or otherwise set in the middle of a pulsing city.
Stimulating the senses can make the journeys deeper, and makes one’s humanity more profound.

Unfurling a screen for outdoor viewing in the different landscapes of our journey, we set the stage of
non-routine experience in an everyday place. And in the process, we learn from those we meet on the road
their wisdom on how to live, and experience their varied cultures.

Connecting city to city, people to people, and by creating a common ground where we can exchange freely,
we seek to be a vehicle that brings us closer to the movement of life– so that eventually we can connect the dots
in our journey.

Revalue Nippon Project: Hidetoshi Nakata’s Favorite Japanese KOGEI





Apr. 9 – Jun. 5, 2016<span class="ex_end">Closed</span>

Hours 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. (Admittance until 5:30 p.m.)

Closed Every Wednesday


Adults: ¥1,000 Students (College): ¥700 Students (High / Middle school): ¥500 

Visitors aged 65 or over carrying proof of age: ¥900 

Groups of 20 or more are subject to a ¥100 discount per person. 

Admission is free for children in primary school and younger. 

Admission is free for disability passbook holders and up to one accompanying adult.


Panasonic Shiodome Museum, The Tokyo Shimbun, Tokyo Broadcasting System Television


Take Action Foundation


Minato Ward Board of Education

<dt>Planning Cooperation </dt> <dd>Brain Trust Inc.</dd> <dt>Exhibition Design </dt> <dd>Klein Dytham architecture</dd>

Click here for directions to the Museum


Exhibition Overview

Former Japanese soccer player Hidetoshi Nakata has participated in a number of different projects since retiring from the sport. One such project is the Revalue Nippon Project, through which Nakata creates opportunities for the general public to rediscover the value, potential, and delight of KOGEI (Japanese craft arts)―as well as the traditional Japanese cultures and techniques associated with them―that have been practiced for centuries. By creating this reconnection, Nakata hopes to ensure that these traditions not only survive, but that they can be developed even further.

Every year, the project selects one medium―from ceramics to washi paper, bamboo, katagami stencils, and urushi lacquerware―with which to produce a series of works. An advisory board made up of art critics and other experts handpicks artisans who work in that medium and places them on a team with artists and other collaborators. Each team is free to apply its own unique approach to the medium. Once they are completed, Nakata personally promotes these works to the general public, in hopes that people who encounter them will be inspired to define a new, distinctively Japanese concept of luxury.

KOGEI are, perhaps, so ingrained in the lives of the Japanese that most people are unable to recognize their value and charms. Despite the deep link between these arts and the craftsmanship and aesthetic beauty found in Japan’s industrial products, very few people could name one artisan practicing these traditions, let alone be able to identify their work. There is a very real danger that these traditions could die out, as today’s artisans have difficulty finding successors. This exhibition, displaying works created through Nakata’s project, is designed to counter this trend by conveying the joys of craftsmanship to future generations. Visitors will discover the technical and aesthetic heights that these traditional artisans can reach when inspired by collaborators working outside of their own field.


2016.2.18 THU- 3.6 SUN
Tel/03- 3485 7866

el-Mabka(Wailing Wall)


Domani  / The Art of Tomorrow 2015
The National Art Center , Tokyo

Sat., Dec. 12, 2015 – Sun., Jan. 24, 2016

Opening hours

10:00-18:00 *10:00-20:00 on Fridays(Last admission 30 minutes before closing)

Closed/Tuesdays/Tue.,Dec. 22, 2015-Tue.,Jan. 5, 2016 is the year-end through the New Year's holiday

Venue/The National Art Center, Tokyo (Kokuritsu-Shin-Bijutsukan), Special Exhibition Gallery 2E

7-22-2 Roppongi Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan

Admission(tax included)

General 1,000yen(Adults), 500yen(College students)

Advance/Group 800 yen(Adults), 300 yen(College students)


It happened on March 11, 2011, the Great East Japan Earthquake.
Happened in its influence, Fukushima first explosion of a nuclear power plant.
Month of five years is going to passed since from there. However, still the situation has not changed. Nevertheless, in the world, it is a reality is being treated like a past thing. This work, there is a home in the feedback difficult areas within Fukushima Prefecture Futaba-gun Tomioka, even now while the raising work Standing a company in Iwaki City, is a documentary of the man to continue home care.Writers, three times from twice a year than in 2011, visited the interview to near the Fukushima nuclear power plant, it has been told a lot of facts. This time, by the encounter with this man, the local people thought, is a strong will of to the future of people, of Shusaku Arakawa and Madline Ginzu
                                         "WE HAVE DECIDED NOT TO DIE"

synchronized with the word, I will cast their will to live there and still follow Fukushima reality.



What is reflected in our eyes? Is that phenomena or is it reality? When we comprehend something, our mind predicts what it is immediately beforehand and we then transfer this into actions. This implies the possibility that what we see might be a non-existent world created by our minds. And the fact that many people are able to see the same thing could be interpreted as our minds being controlled by something else.

In the last few decades, many people have tended to believe information while overlooking the reality happening right in front of our eyes. There is a border between reality and unreality. We live in an era that stands exactly on that border. While questioning information and what we see, we examine the truth.

Do I believe what I am seeing right now?


-the latters of million years from MELTING OUT

NADI Gallery 

Curated by Kayoko Iemura

jl.Kembang Indah lll Blok G3 / 4-5 Puri Indah

Jakarta Barat 11610


opening / December 2,2015 ~ January 8, 2016

open/ Monday - Friday. 10:00 - 19:00

Saturday and  Sunday. 10:00 ~ 14:00

closed on National holidays



The contemporary people, who became aware of a time flow of nature through the experience of the great earthquake and the tsunami that occur every thousand years, learned that the pollution of nuclear power plant as an extremity of the modern people’s desire will affect and not disappear for another million years. Nevertheless, we, who live in the time that rushes us to work faster, for tomorrow, for several hours, for dozens of seconds, are trying to finish this event in just a several years. However, the action, the answer, and the decision that are created through a vision based on the passage of thousands or millions year- time span should work much more effectively.

It is said that Terma is to be excavated by a certain person after passage of a certain period of time. It is said that Terma can be found in the deep under the ground, the bottom of the sea, in the sky, and sometimes in our minds. Here, now, I excavate and produce wisdom that will be endlessly handed over to the celestial beings that live hundred millions of years with the sages in our era who are enlightened by this notion of time. It is in this letter of a million years I dedicate to humanity.


The Cabinet of the earth

What is going on under the ground?

Exactly we are standing on the DEAD LINE of mankind and the earth. To tell it from those who feel it in the daily life is a serious scream. On the other hand, those who think that it is too big issue and put it away, try to convince that it did not happen any and give themselves up to pleasure. But because it is the moment that might become the downfall of the human race and the earth, we should synthesize wisdom of the history of mankind, and listen to the long earth history,

MAIZOUKYOU -a million years of the letter project, present and inform that we are standing in the DEAD LINE of humanity through representing the Fukushima actual situation more tactile. And this project dug up the wisdom of mankind, also while creating a lot of dialogue, and it is an attempt to produce the wisdom for life to tell a long time.

This time to do so, while digging up the Taro Okamoto and Arakawa Shusaku & Madeline Gins on the main, Takashi Kuribayashi presents an experimental plan to take over its wisdom. Also, in this place it is, on an ongoing basis, a dialogue that produces the wisdom of life that carried over to the next generation and the future, with great cry and prayer.



Vortex 2015 - The letter of Albert Einstein

It looks like a beautiful glass chandelier but in fact it is the shape of the nuclear reactor’s core.
And it presents the letter from Albert Einstein to Franklin Delano Roosevelt on August 2, 1939. It is said that this letter was the beginning of the development of the atomic bomb. It was written that Germany might develop atomic bombs and suggested that the United States should start its own nuclear program. The power balance is the key for not using atomic bomb. But after 3 years the Manhattan Project was developing the first atomic bombs. And they used atomic bombs in Hiroshima and Nagasaki on August 1945.
This letter is the beginning of the accident of Fukushima nuclear power plant, too. To deactivate the radioactive, spent nuclear fuels are formed into glass and that explains the glass letters used in this artwork. These letters cannot be read directly. We need to turn them over so that we can read them from their shadow.

2015, glass, light, string, 200 x 230 x 230 cm.



What is going on under the ground?
Exactly we are standing on the DEAD LINE of mankind and the earth. To tell it from those who feel it in the daily life is a serious scream. On the other hand, those who think that it is too big issue and put it away, try to convince that it did not happen any and give themselves up to pleasure. But because it is the moment that might become the downfall of the human race and the earth, we should synthesize wisdom of the history of mankind, and listen to the long earth history,
MAIZOUKYOU -100 million years of the letter project, present and inform that we are standing in the DEAD LINE of humanity through representing the Fukushima actual situation more tactile. And this project dug up the wisdom of mankind, also while creating a lot of dialogue, and it is an attempt to produce the wisdom for life to tell a long time.
This time to do so, while digging up the Taro Okamoto and Arakawa Shusaku & Madeline Gins on the main, Takashi Kuribayashi presents an experimental plan to take over its wisdom. Also, in this place it is, on an ongoing basis, a dialogue that produces the wisdom of life that carried over to the next generation and the future, with great cry and prayer.

2015, mixed media (wood, leaf, lamp, fecon, bag..., variable dimension



The Red Book - The Ritual of Decontamination

< the decontamination work of the radiation will take so long, so that it will become a ritual to change the depth of the human race. >

The title of this piece, The Red Book, is taken from “The Red Book” of Carl Gustav Yung. He became mentally unstable before the First World War. He wrote down the image that rises from his dream and awareness, and into it he added his interpretation and vision. The book was kept safely until he passed away in 2009, it was not published. The war became an opportunity for people must go landed in the source of civilization and the soul.

Fukushima nuclear power plant accident -not just simply an ‘accident’-, is a crisis situation, which also related to annihilation of humankind. The pollution will be continued in units of one million years. Among them, the day-to-day decontamination work by many people, removing contaminated objects, plants and topsoil, packed them into a black flexible container bag will keep going on. The worker wears a white protective clothing and protective mask. Intermediate storage and also a temporary storage location are very difficult to find. To a certain extent, provisional temporary storage will be sufficient, but still black Flecon bags stacked everywhere. All around the area is wrapped in black and white color; the working area of decontamination is spanned by the pink flag.

For those that are not visible to the eye such as radium, after the work that endanger the life, every day and boggling length, continues much longer every day than the existing religion, it will be one of the religious ceremonies and in other words it is a decontamination ritual. The biggest crisis is imminent that it landed in origin of civilization and soul to us. And it would deeply penetrate longer, precisely to the deep level of human because it is invisible.

2015, video, 4:28 min.



The Path to the Reversal Site

<This road has been guided to the world was reversed>

After the 9.11, dialogue and understanding between the multi-culture, especially in the Islamic culture, it was required as urgent. Takashi and artists from Lebanon, Iran, Turkey, Israel, Indonesia, Germany, Japan spent time eating, drinking, playing, having dialogue together and shared some experiences for three months in Tokyo. And then Takashi’s stall, YATAI was created. For them to work together was prohibited by law, they could not take photos together, they also could not talk in public together. Takashi’s stall was opened and they shared and ate their local cuisine, mixing them in their belly and digesting. Finally his stall was a platform to get rid of the border. Thereafter, the Yatai trip headed to the border of South Korea and North Korea, also traveled back and forth across the sea border of the South Korea and Japan. In addition, around the various regions of Singapore multi-ethnic live, Takashi opened the Yatai at the pipeline that connects Singapore and Malaysia, while enjoying both the music and food with people he met in the region by chance, it was an exchanging of feelings with each other. Also he did some Yatai Trips, and then went to Nepal. “I want to confirm how far I can live. So I also dive into the sea. And I want to know how high I can live. In order to know the limit, I climbed with the Yatai up the 4000m class mountains of Nepal”, Takashi said. In the small private inn on his way, a girl showed them a fascinating Buddha image as a guardian that is usually put away in the back. In Nepal Mountains, they got the real senses of a place where gods dwell. They returned from the quite height of soul to Japan. In turn, the Great East Japan Earthquake happened! It referred to as a degree of surprise that the heavens and the earth were overturned. The heaven and earth, the future and the past were reversed!

<It cannot be seen with powerful boundary pollution>
Takashi came from Nagasaki.
The nuclear bomb was dropped in Nagasaki in 1945. After 66 years, the nuclear power plants that had ... times the energy of the atomic bomb, were attacked by the huge tsunami.
From the Fukushima nuclear power plant accident, Takashi started his journey to follow the history of some energy bases. Aomori nuclear re-processing plant -abandoned mines Island, Gunkanjima Island -sinking gradually, the biggest coal mine in Japan, Yubari Coal Mine -around the Fukushima nuclear power plants. Even if energy is changed, problems created are common. The coalmine gate where the large fire occurred was sealed and nobody is able to enter. It’s similar in having restricted area of 20 km zone around the Fukushima nuclear power plant. The powerful boundary appeared by the accident. The nuclear submarine Nautilus, BWR (Boiling Water Reactor) and those of the Fukushima nuclear power plant is the same type. It can be said that 50 years ago the nuclear ship went up to the land and became the nuclear power plant. On the other hand, the pollution situation in the sea was not quite opened. In order to draw attention to that fact, Takashi was surfing at the sea in front of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plants. It was at the risk of his life. New surfboard with the charcoal and fern was made by colleagues. It is like a previous ritual before risking his life. His soul was purified in Nepal, It was the path that must be passed and led Takashi to the way that directed him to the nuclear accident caused by the great earthquake. It was one of the important rituals towards the big crisis by invisible forces.






Deadline 2015

Artfront gallery  takashi kuribayashi solo exhibition
2015.10.23(Fri) - 11.29(Sun)
11:00 - 19:00 closed on mondays
reception: 10.23(Fri) 18:00 - 20:00

The Deadline is deadline, but it means that, Our humanity deadline, that the final deadline has passed Tang,
As the name suggests, is the meaning of the boundary line of death.

Work is made of three layers. to three horizontal line.
Nagasaki, Hiroshima, Fukushima landscape and soil, and Daikanyama of soil is a exhibition hall are fused.

This time, next to the exhibition hall and the Hillside Terrace, that large-scale exhibition of Mr. Fumihiko Maki has been held,
Also taking into account that the gallery of the building itself is in his work, Architecture, refers to the fact that,
Existence of galleries, including, It is a work that poses many questions. Heterogeneous space that exists in the middle of the city
It is a reality that exists still 10 kilometers of Fukushima, and it is the border that refuse the people of intrusiveness.


Vortex : a letter from Einstein

Spiral Garden Tokyo

Spiral 30th Anniversary Exhibition

Spectrum: Examining Today, Searching for the Future


September 26th – October 18th, 2015

Spiral Garden (Spiral 1F)

A spectrum means a band of colors, which is created by passing light through a prism. While we can separate diverse colors with the aid of a prism, here are actually no exact borders between them. In a similar way, leading creative talents are today freely engaging in interdisciplinary experiments in pursuit of new artistic fields that transcend conventional boundaries.


This exhibition showcases the work of four such artists presenting new values for culture, thought, and expression. Their unique perspective and artistic style illuminate invisible urban systems and the energy around them, as well as how humanity exists amid this complex vortex. Their pioneering work tackles the constraints of daily life and the limitations os the modern age, partnering with Spiral’s efforts to engage with creating new values for our society today.



Six Degrees of Separation

Takashi Kuribayashi,Entang Wiharso, Jumaldi Alfi, Sally Smart, Fendry Ekel,


Galeri Canna in Jakarta

 Saturday, 13 June 2015 at;

Press Release | 3 June 2015

Galeri Canna is proud to present the exhibition Six Degrees of Separation featuring the work of Entang Wiharso (IND), Fendry Ekel (NLD), Jumaldi Alfi (IND), Sally Smart (AUS)and Takashi Kurabayashi (JPN).

We are often attracted to or interested in perfect strangers.  Is it purely physical? Is it merely curiosity? Or is there more?  Perhaps we find the unknown alluring or,conversely, perhaps we are actually seeking a degree of connectedness.  Six Degrees of Separation - the theory that any two individuals are connected by at most five others, and the questions it raises about identity, networks and influence - underlies this exhibition.

The notion of six degrees has become influential throughout popular culture.The play of the same title by John Guare, which was later made into a Hollywood movie, ruminates on the blessing and burden of connection. Guare’s character says, “I read somewhere that everybody on this planet is separated by only six other people. Six degrees of separation between us and everyone else on this planet. The President of the United States, a gondolier in Venice, just fill in the names. I find it A) extremely comforting that we're so close, and B) like Chinese water torture that we're so close because you have to find the right six people to make the right connection... I am bound to everyone on this planet by a trail of six people.”While there is no overt collaboration amongst the artists in this show, their distinct works of art are considered in relationship to the ‘social capital’ of human networks and the idea that a limited number of intermediaries separate us from any other person in our compressed global community.We often define ourselves in relations to others and seek to establish the links that bind us together. Identity is deeply influenced by the interconnectedness of human networks.   When we use labels to define ourselves or others (nationality, profession, gender, ethnicity) are we masking the impermanence of who and what we really are?

The five artists exhibiting in Six Degrees of Separation each present work that offers hypothesis on the nature of identity, memory, and human connection. Their association to each other forms a loose network of relationships, stemming from a connection to Yogyakarta, Indonesia, where most have met and many have studios. The proximity of their work and their divergent connections to each other raise simple but provocative questions: How does the creative experiences and identity overlap? By linking the work of artists from different parts of the world through six degrees of separation, Galeri Canna hopes to create new opportunities for understanding each artists work in a broader social context.

Yogya Open Studio 2015

with Cinema Caravan

cinema caravan in Yogyakarta 2015



start at 7:30pm~11:00pm


Ruang MES56

start at 7:30pm~12:00pm




The RMIT Gallery Board and the RMIT Gallery 

Director Suzanne Davies have great pleasure in inviting you t0 the opening of this exhibition 

Japanese Art After Fukushima: Return of Godzilla /20 March – 30 May 2015

Japanese artists respond to the events at the Fukushima nuclear power plant in 2011 and its environmental implications.

RMIT GALLERY 344 Swanston Street Melbourne 3000 

Tel +61 3 9925 1717 / / 

Monday–Friday 11–5 / Wednesday 11–7 / Saturday 12–5 /Closed Sunday and public holidays Lift access / Free entry / Follow @RMIT Gallery on Twitter Like RMIT Gallery on Facebook





Trees 2015

imaginarium/a Voyage of Big Ideas Singapore Art Museum by 8Q

Artist Takashi Kuribayashi found a tree that had been chopped down to make way for redevelopment. To create this installation, he put the cut-up sections of the tree trunk into glass boxes. The remaining glass boxes are filled with leaves and small plants that the artist found in Singapore, so that when viewed from a certain angle, the glass boxes collectively form the image of a whole tree. The image of a tree contained within glass boxes is also a reference to how nature often exists in very controlled environments in cities such as Singapore. Over time, the sections of the tree trunk will decay, and in the process give life to new organisms and ecosystems, so that each glass box will hold a tiny new world of its own.


imaginarium/ a Voyage of Big Ideas 14 March - 19 July 2015

sat,14 March 2015, 1pm/ SAM at 8Q


flight magazine in ANA


全日空ANA機内誌 インドネシア特集

TSUBASA NO OUKOKU in February 2015

All Nippon Airways - flight magazine, TSUBASA NO OUKOKU

(the kingdom of wing) Indonesia, Wayang Kulit feature.

statement : Takashi Kuribayashi

photo : Rai Shizuno

Indonesia-specific culture, Wayang Kulit, and special space world

introduce the tradition.

翼の王国 2015年2月号

全日空ANA機内誌 翼の王国インドネシアワヤンクリ特集

文 : 栗林隆 写真 : 志津野雷






Yogyakarta Open Studio 2014

Yogyakarta Open Studio (YOS) 2014 


studio Takashi Kuribayashi

Ds. Jeblog RT2   Tirtonimolo, Kasihan, Bantul

open 11:00am ~ 17:00pm

appointment: +62(0)81 281 391 506


on November 29, 2014, at 3.00 pm


(Ds. Carikan Rt03 / Rw01, Taman Martani, Kalasan, Sleman, Yogyakarta)

Yogyakarta Open Studio (YOS) 2014 is a program that was initiated by Antena Projects. This program will be held annually in Yogyakarta. Through this program we explore Yogyakarta's 'map of the associations'  by opening the doors of artist studios to the public and shedding light on individual artistic practice and networks of relationships that exist and power the art community.


In a world that is increasingly connected, it is no wonder that we at YOS are interested in exploring the studio as a site of international relations.  For a long time, people have looked at exhibitions, galleries, museums and alternative spaces to determine what is happening in the Indonesian art scene.Rarely have artists consciously opened their studios to show more than their place of work. Through YOS, artists can share knowledge and strategies that reveal important aspects of the Yogyakarta art scene. This year, YOS looks at the development, practice and realities of international relations for Yogyakarta-based artists. Discover the 9 studios and 40+ artists (more than double the number from last year) and 6 historically important areas we are featuring in the 2014 edition of YOS. We welcome and encourage you to travel around the region using the information on our website ( or our booklet (found at all participating studios) to discover how Yogyakarta has become an attractive international hub for art making and cultural diplomacy.



solo exhibition in Shanghai 2014


 Shanghai Gallery of Art 

REVERSE \By Takashi Kuribayashi September 26 – November 9, 2014

MEDIA PREVIEW: Friday, September 26, 3 pm. OPENING RECEPTION:

Friday, September 26, 6 pm.

Shanghai Gallery of Art THREE ON THE BUND 3rd Floor, No.3 Zhong Shan Dong Yi Road, Shanghai 200002

Shanghai Gallery of Art is pleased to present REVERSE\, Takshi Kuribayashi‟s first solo exhibition in Mainland China. Based between Japan and Indonesia, the internationally renowned artist focuses on the multifarious “boundaries” that separate human civilization from the natural world. He creates large-scale installations replicating aquatic or inland environments using natural materials like plants, earth, and water, which envelop the viewer or provide a bird‟s-eye view, delivering an experience of both sides of the human/natural boundary. The penguins and seals that frequently appear in his work are at home both in the water and on land, and thus embody the theme of the boundary while acting as referential contexts to Kuribayashi‟s created worlds. The artist is recognized for a practice that embraces sculpture, installation, photography, video and most of all, tools of participatory to examine the position of human beings on the boundary between the natural and the artificial. 



SIAF 2014 – the city’s first international art festival – will be held as part of the Creative City Sapporo initiative over a period of 72 days from Saturday, July 19 to Sunday, September 28, 2014, under the stewardship of Guest Director and globally renowned artist Ryuichi Sakamoto. The theme of the event is City and Nature.Globally active contemporary artists will contribute to this international art festival, which will provide opportunities for visitors to examine how cities can coexist with nature in the future. During SIAF 2014, a variety of projects will be implemented across Sapporo. The entire city and its museums will serve as a stage for the event.

■ <theme>[City and Nature] / <sub -theme> [Nature] [City] [Economy, Community and Life]

■ Guest Director / Ryuichi Sakamoto

■ Length of the Festival period / July 19(Sat), 2014-September 28(Sun), 2014 (72 days)

Date:2014.06.14(Sat) –2014.07.21(Mon)




Organize:Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture, Tokyo Wonder Site

Cooperation:University of the Arts London (UK, London), Festival/Tokyo

Venue:TWS Hongo / TWS Shibuya

Artist:[TWS Shibuya] Tsuyoshi Ozawa / Takashi Kuribayashi / Irwan Ahmett & Tita Salina / Paribartana Mohanty [TWS Hongo] OLTA / Miku Sato / Mariko Tomomasa / Yuta Nakajima / Kento Nito / Ishu Han / Soichiro Mihara


The fiscal 2013 TWS Creator-in-Residence programs generated countless stories.The three young artists in the exhibition who took part in the Local Creator Residency Program, spending between six months and one year in residence, speak from diverse perspectives about society, the city, and their lives and present us with a clear sense of the issues we face in the world. Through their involvement with the local community, the four who took part in the Artists in Yubari program looked closely at Yubari's historical background, present, and future and developed an awareness of issues common to many contemporary cities.

Dirty Feet / Kaki Kotor

Secret Garden 2014

Cemeti Art House(Yogyakarta Indonesia)

Dirty Feet | Kaki Kotor                                        Cemeti Art House/Rumah Seni Cemeti

opening 8/June 2014, 19:30                                 jl.D.I.Panjaitan41/Yogyakarta 55143

Exhibition 9-17 June 2014 09:00-17:00           Phone/Fax: +62 274371015/


Sovereign Asian Art Prize 2014 (Nominate)

"Sensing Nature" Mori Art Museum : photo by osamu watanabe

Wald aus Wald "Sensing Nature"  : Mori Art museum : photo by osamu watanabe



Principal office 2014

21.March ~ 11.May 2014 ,

works in old elementary school "Satomi-sho"

Chiba Japan

open at 9:30am~5:00pm


convite brasil-japao

Pinacoteca Municipal Av.Dr.Augusto de Toledo,255 Bairro Santa Paula - Sao Caetano do Sul (11) 4223-4780 Segund a sexta-feira, das 9h as 17h Sabados, das 9h as 13h

Project de intercambio cultural Sao Paulo-Tokyo 2014


Museu Afro Brasil

Abertura:22/02/2013,as 19h

Periodo Expositivo: 23/02/2014 a 23/03/2014

Diariamente das 10h as 19h


sea+triennale 2013 Jakarta

flexble container bag 2013

This Indonesian SEA+ Triennial is the first of a (three yearly) international visual arts event presented by the Ministry of Education and Culture, Indonesia. SEA+ is an acronym for Southeast Asia Plus, intended as an exhibition platform for visual arts, including works from Southeast Asian (plus) countries invited in accordance with the focus theme each time it is presented. In 2013, SEA+ Triennial will include artists from a number of countries in the Southeast Asian region, and artists from around Asia. The theme for this year is Global Art, Ways Around Asia. Curatorial responsibility for the exhibition is held by a panel of curators lead by Pak Jim Supangkat and including Suwarno Wisetrotomo, Asikin Hasan, Badrolhisham Mochammad Thahir, Rizki Ahmad Zaelani, and Rikrik Kusmara. The SEA+ Triennial 2013 will open on 13 November 2013 at 7pm, in Jakarta. The exhibition will continue for one month until 11 December, 2013.



Chelsea College of Art and Design London

TWS artist in residence program 2013














New Testament 2 Corinthians 4-18


we look not at what can be seen but at what can not be seen, for what can be seen is temporary. but what can not be seen is etrnal.




I am writing to introduce Dr. L. Szilard who proposes to submit to you certain consideration and recommendation. Unusual circumstances which I shall describe further below introduce me to take this action in spite of the fact that I do not know the substance of the considerations and recommendations which Dr. Szilard proposes to submit to you.

In the summer of 1939 Dr. Szilard put before me his views concerning the potential importance of uranium for national defense. He was greatly disturbed by the potentialities involved and anxious that the United States Government be advised of them as soon as possible. Dr. Szilard, who is one of the discoverers of the neutron emission of uranium on which all present work on uranium is based, described to me a specific system which he devised and which he thought would make it possible to set up a chain reaction in un-separated uranium in the immediate future. Having known him for over twenty years both from his scientific work and personally, I have much confidence in his judgment and it was on the basis of his judgment as well as my own that I took the liberty to approach you in connection with this subject. You responded to my letter dated August 2, 1939 by the appointment of a committee under the chairmanship of Dr. Briggs and thus started the Government's activity in this field.

The terms of secrecy under which Dr. Szilard is working at present do not permit him to give me information about his work; however, I understand that he now is greatly concerned about the lack of adequate contact between scientist who are doing this work and those members of your Cabinet who are responsible for formulating policy. In the circumstances I consider it my duty to give Dr. Szilard this introduction and I wish to express the hope that you will be able to give his presentation of the case your personal attention.

Very truly yours,

(A. Einstein)



I’m sad because I can’t play outside, take a walk, and swim in the pool. Please do something for me to play outside again. When can I swim in the pool? I want to play outside to my heart content. But I’m afraid that I can’t do it because of radiation in Fukushima. I wish I would play outside again.


Fukushima city,

( first grade, Ririka Takano)

San sebastián Film Festival 2013

cinema caravan

T h e   u n k n o w n

Eine Werkauswahl der Mediations Biennale Poznan in Hannover


Wald aus Wald

Installation von Takashi Kuribayashi

06.09.2013 – 20.10.2013 / Kunsthalle Faust

Takashi Kuribayashis raumgreifende Installation erforscht

den Raum zwischen Natürlichem und Künstlichem, indem

er ein aus Holzabf.llen generiertes „natürliches Produkt“

zur Erschaffung eines Papierwaldes einsetzt. Der scheinbar

schwerelos schwebende Wald ist nur von unten begehbar

und erschlie.t sich den Betrachtern erst durch „Ateml.cher”

im Waldboden, durch Auftauchen aus dem Untergrund.


Donnerstag, 5.9. / 19 Uhr

Kunsthalle Faust


Tomasz Wendland, Director,

Mediations-Biennale, Poznań

Harro Schmidt, Direktor, KHF

Kunsthalle Faust

Zur Bettfedernfabrik 3

30451 Hannover


Do und Fr 16-20 Uhr

Sa und So 14-18 Uhr




Selasar Sunaryo Art Space



"Threshold | Ambang"
A solo exhibition by Takashi Kuribayashi 
27 July - 25 August 2013 

Curated by Agung Hujatnikajennong 

Saturday, 27 July 2013, 3 PM
Officiated by Sunaryo 
At Amphitheater, Selasar Sunaryo Art Space 

Exhibition will run through 25 August 2013

Further information related to the artist can be seen through following link:


Jl. Bukit Pakar Timur No.100, Bandung, Indonesia 40198




Takashi Kuribayashi Solo exhibition

2013.08.May (wed) - 31.May (fri)

Opening Reception 08.May 18:00-20:00


栗林隆 作品集リリース記念イベント決定 

@NADiff a/p/a/r/t 1F 店内 5月12日(日) 17:00-18:30 入場無料お問合せ先


new releaseTakashi Kuribayashi


Tokyo Wonder Site

Tokyo Story 2013 Part 2





TWS shibuya

2013/2/may - 7/july

reception 2/may 18:00~20:00

Yubari International Fantastic Film Festival 2013

Yubari yatai trip & cinema caravan


snow screen

food & drink and performance

"Bye-Bye Kuritaka Special"

Zushi Yatai Trip 2013

2013. 20, April (sat)

The work of the trip by a contemporary art house and Takashi Kuribayashi living in Zushi "Yatai Trip Project."

The stages of this Yatai trip are his hometown and Zushi!
At the Place six in the city, Yatai is surrounded and it is based on the artists of Takashi Kuribayashi and a friend, and musicians.
Work exhibition and live performance are unfolded.
Takashi Kuribayashi himself who moves an activity base from Zushi to Indonesia this summer -- ( it planned himself )-- good-bye, please revitalization gives by all means to a party art event. 

- An event is held on Sat., April 20.
- An exhibition work can be appreciated till May 6 (Mon/Holiday).


The Yatai trip project which began to 2009.

It develops this time in [ which was indebted for nine years ] Zushi.On the day, each artist's exhibition work and other performance can be enjoyed from 5:00 by the match point, Enisshi, and hokkori stiffness from daytime 1:00 by Marukyu, the match point, B&B, and a cinema amigo in the evening on the 20th.Let's enjoy each store in which artist Takashi Kuribayashi pub-crawled with an art work.Moreover, each artist's exhibition work sale is also made.
How is a work purchase rare at this opportunity also?The event on the first which an artist friend will unfold from May, 2013 with writer Takashi Kuribayashi who moves an activity base to Indonesia, the Zushi Yatai trip.Please do not hesitate to participate.

Symposium  2013/3/29   15:30~19:30 

creative center osaka[cco]2F

4-1-55kitakagaya suminoe osaka Japan

Takashi Kuribayashi (Artist)

Seijun Nishihata (Plant Hunter)

Ryo Yamazaki (Community Designer)

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