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DANDELION” on display at the G7 Hiroshima Summit, Hiroshima Orizuru Tower

 

We are pleased to announce that the exhibition of artist Ryotaro Muramatsu’s art project “DANDELION PROJECT” has opened at Korizuru Tower in Hiroshima.

The exhibition was also experienced by the spouses of G7 leaders on the first day of the G7 Hiroshima Summit Partners Program. This work will be on display until August 31, 2023 to commemorate the G7 Hiroshima Summit.

 

Flowers for Peace from Hiroshima to the World, and from the World to Hiroshima.

Flower art connected by prayers for peace

岸田裕子夫人が《DANDELION PROJECT》を体験している様子。
Mrs. Yuko Kishida experiencing the “DANDELION PROJECT”.

The “DANDELION PROJECT” is a work of art that connects prayers for peace, conceived by artist Ryotaro Muramatsu. When you blow on “DANDELION,” a large dandelion interactive art object, digital fluff will fly to a dandelion installed in another location, where it will bloom into a digital flower.

This art project began in the fall of 2020, when the world was easily disconnected due to the Corona disaster, and has so far connected 44 locations in 8 countries around the world. In conjunction with the G7 Summit, the installation of “DADELION,” an interactive art object connected to the “DANDELION PROJECT,” has started at the “Orizuru Tower” adjacent to Peace Memorial Park where the Atomic Bomb Dome is located in Hiroshima.

On May 19, spouses of G7 leaders experienced this work as part of the “G7 Hiroshima Summit Partners Program. In conjunction with the exhibition at Orizuru Tower, DANDELION was also installed at the Japan Cultural Institute in Paris, France, and in Japantown, San Francisco, U.S.A., in an attempt to connect the two locations in real time.

 

〈Interview related to this exhibition〉

https://www.whitestone-gallery.com/blogs/articles-post/ryotaro-muramatsu-g7summit

 

DANDELION PROJECT, Orizuru Tower

Name of venue: Orizuru Tower

Address:1-2-1 Otemachi, Naka-ku, Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture

Exhibition dates:May 19, 2023, and May 24-August 31, 2023

Supported by:Kansai Innovation Center, Inc.

Supported by: Hirogin HD, Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation

 

DANDELION PROJECT Paris

Venue:The Japan Cultural Institute in Paris http://WWW.MCJP.FR

Address: 101 bis, quai Jacques Chirac 75015 Paris, France

Exhibition dates:May 19 – 27, 2023

Exhibition hours:11:00-19:00

The Japan Cultural Institute in Paris, opened in 1997 as a joint public-private project of Japan and France, is one of the largest Japanese culture promotion centers overseas. It introduces a wide range of Japanese culture, from traditional culture to pop culture, and provides Japanese language education, etc. In 2022, the number of visitors to the museum reached 136,000.

 

DANDELION PROJECT San Francisco

Venue:Kinokuniya Building, Japantown, San Francisco, USA

Address:Kinokuniya Building, Japantown, San Francisco, USA

Exhibition dates:May 19 – 28, 2023 (every Friday, Saturday and Sunday)

Exhibition hours:12:00-18:00

Organized by:Japantown Community Benefit District, Inc.

Cooperated by Kinokuniya Bookstores of America, USA

San Francisco Japantown is a center of Japanese culture in California, USA. Buildings reflecting the history and culture of Japanese and Japanese Americans, Japanese restaurants, Japanese food stores, and craft stores line the streets.

Contact

Ryotaro Muramatsu / NAKED

25-8 Motoyoyogicho, Shibuya,
Shibuya-ku Tokyo 1510062 / Japan
info@ryotaro-muramatsu.com