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Reborn-Art Festival 2021-22
— Altruism and Fluidity —

SUMMER

Festival Period :
Wednesday, August 11, 2021 – Sunday, September 26, 2021

Venue :
Central Ishinomaki
Oshika Peninsula
(Momonoura, Oginohama, Kozumihama, Ayukawa, and other locations)



SPRING

Festival Period :
Saturday, April 23, 2022 – Sunday, June 5, 2022

Venue :
Ishinomaki

※ The exhibitions may be closed to the public for maintenance on certain dates.

About Reborn-Art Festival 2021-22

In 2019, Reborn-Art Festival, a comprehensive festival of art, music, and food, was held in Ishinomaki City and the Oshika Peninsula in Miyagi Prefecture, attracting total visitors of more than 440,000 from Japan and overseas. Its wide-ranging program led to many irreplaceable encounters.

Held in the tenth-anniversary year of the Great East Japan Earthquake, Reborn-Art Festival 2021 is in preparation with the aim of bringing together what has taken place in the past festivals while paying careful attention to the situation regarding the coronavirus. Prior to the announcement of the festival details, we will offer two online projects to serve as a bridge between 2019 and 2021, expressing and presenting online our efforts as well as thinking for the production of the festival while communicating with artists and audiences.

The first project is “The Whereabouts of Deer,” created by the Kozumi-area artists who formed a “village” for RAF 2019 with the concept of “guided by deer and seeing ourselves.” The second is “Communing—Lessons for Listening to Voiceless Voices ,” which streams talks and performances by both Japanese and international artists based on the theme of attuning the spirit and listening to voiceless voices. Audiences are invited to enjoy these two projects online.

Ten years on from the earthquake, we are now witnessing yet another force of nature. In the midst of this, we hope that the festival serves as an opportunity to express and propose the importance of compassion for others, and the imagination as well as relationships for creating the new normal and essentials in a changing world, all while also reflecting back on what we have done together with artists and local residents.

We look forward to welcoming you online.

Reborn-Art Festival Executive Committee

permanent exhibition

Art works that can be seen now
  • White Deer (Oshika)

    KOHEI NAWA

    A Stray Deer Whose Expression Changes According to the Time

    White Deer (Oshika)

    KOHEI NAWA

    Since ancient times, deer have been regarded as divine messengers or divine creatures in such beliefs as animism and Shinto. With their numbers increasing in Japan in recent years, the deer that sometimes appear in villages are called “stray deer”.(Kohei Nawa)

  • White Road

    SHIMABUKU

    Facing the Sky, Ocean, and Kinkasan at the Edge of the Peninsula

    White Road

    SHIMABUKU

    The white road extends through the woods, up toward the sky, and to the sea. Approaching Kinkasan, at the point where waves are visible, can’t you see the birds frolicking there? That is the place to rediscover nature.(SHIMABUKU)

  • room KINKAZAN

    GOZO YOSHIMASU

    The Room That a Poet Keeps Visiting

    room KINKAZAN

    GOZO YOSHIMASU

    A room on the second floor of Hotel New Sakai is an exhibition space where Gozo Yoshimasu always stayed when he came to Ayukawa to prepare for his exhibition. Here you can see these newborn poems, which he wrote while gazing out at Kinkasan, and the place where Yoshimasu created his work. (GOZO YOSHIMASU)

  • Microcosmos -Melody-

    MASUDA SEBASTIAN

    A Resplendent Piano Newly Installed in Front of the Station

    Microcosmos -Melody-

    MASUDA SEBASTIAN

    Surrounded as we are by things we cannot control, I want this work to bring color to the hearts of everyone. I hope the piano serves as a tool for different generations to communicate and allows everyone to make colorful melodies together.(Sebastian Masuda)

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OUTLINE

Reborn-Art Festival 2021-22
Altruism and Fluidity

Festival Period

Online : Wednesday, January 6, 2021 –
SUMMER : Wednesday, August 11, 2021 – Sunday, September 26, 2021
SPRING : Saturday, April 23, 2022 – Sunday, June 5, 2022
※ The exhibitions may be closed to the public for maintenance on certain dates.


Venues

Summer
2021
Central Ishinomaki
Oshika Peninsula
(Momonoura, Oginohama, Kozumihama, Ayukawa, and other locations)

Spring
2022
Ishinomaki

Organizers:

Reborn-Art Festival Executive Committee,
ap bank

Grants:

The Agency for Cultural Affairs Government of Japan in the fiscal 2021

Web direction
JUNYA KATO
(PARK GALLERY)