Ogaki Biennale 2006 has drawn to a close.


On Sunday, October 15, Ogaki Biennale concluded with a commemorative lecture and talk, "Another Instance of the Power of Chance." The large listening audience gathered at the Butokuden was captivated by Docter of Roundworms Koichiro Fujita's light and easy talk, the cause and relation between parasites and allergies, and the talk on incredible chance.
The bedrock theme of this Biennale, the concept of "Cycles" was regarded from an altogether different perspective in the talk with Director Yoshioka.
We would like to give our heartfelt thanks to each and everyone who visited and cooperated in this year's Biennale. Thank you!

Date: 2006.10.17 11:32 AM |

Ogaki Biennale opens!


The second Ogaki Biennale 2006 is due to begin.
This year's theme is Janken: The Power of Chance.

Ogaki Biennale 2006 is a media arts festival that will unfurl throughout Ogaki City, Gifu over the course of ten days. This year, artists came mainly from countries in Asia were invited. In addition to exhibitions in locations such as the wooden training hall for martial arts, vacant stores, temples and shrines, a somewhat odd musical will be held as well as sound events in the park where you can feel the breeze and the abundance of water in Ogaki. Admissions are free. Please come and visit.

Date: 2006.10.06 12:24 AM |

Yoshihisa Suzuki ・ Ritsuko Matsumoto Hold
Live Performance


The Ogaki Janken Ensemble Workshop lecturers Yoshihisa Suzuki and Ritsuko Matsumoto carried out a marimba and percussion duo live performance at Butokuden on Sunday, Oct 1, from 18:00 – 19:00.
On the day of the event the performance was unaffected by the unfortunate rainfall, and was able to welcome many attendees. From songs that everyone knows like Steve Reich's modern music, to Aizubandaisan, to Turkish Rondo, all were performed as percussion instrument tunes with unimaginable dynamism, resonating within the wooden building. The sound of the two them enthusiastically playing, overlapping with the natural patter of rainfall made it an amazing fall evening.


The last workshop time and performance is on Monday (Holiday), Oct 9, from 14:00 – 15:00, held in Softopia Japan Center Seminar Hall.

Date: 2006.10.03 5:56 PM |

The official website was renewed.


The official website for Gifu Ogaki Biennale 2006 was renewed.
On the exhibition, events and other pages there is a plan to have a blog comment field filled in with messages from artists and staff. Everyone please feel free to post questions and messages.

Date: 2006.09.27 2:42 PM |