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Takahiro Suzuki at Belfast

Takahiro Suzuki Links

facebook:https://www.facebook.com/takahiro.suzuki
youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCL
instagram:https://www.instagram.com/ikiro_net/

It's a tough time due to the influence of corona,
but I will continue the activities of "Ikiro Project"
and art works through various methods.
I pray that corona will settle down as soon as possible.

コロナの影響で大変な時期ですが、様々な方法を使って
「生きろプロジェクト」やART活動を続けていきます。
一日も早くこの事態が収まることをお祈り致します。

Takahiro Suzuki April/24/2020

 

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「この星に
まれて」絵本原画展

2011年の震災以降に描き始めた絵画シリーズ「日曜絵画」を元に絵本の原作を作りました。今回は油絵5枚と作品写真11枚をストーリーにそって展示しています。

<Exhibition place>
星と森と絵本の家 
三鷹市大沢2-21-3 国立天文台内

<Exhibition place>
2020年2月12日〜4月20日
10:00〜17:00(火曜休館)
https://www.city.mitaka.lg.jp/ehon/

"Born on this star"
Picture book original picture exhibition

I made the original picture book based on the painting series "Sunday Painting" that I started painting after the 2011 earthquake. This time, 5 oil paintings and 11 photos of work are exhibited according to the story.

「この星に生まれて」動画
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vcLZ4c2pmTg

 

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IKIRO at Belfast

“Noise of Silence: Japanese Art Now”
Golden Thread Gallery

<Date & Time>
Sat 10th August - Sat 28th September 2019

<Exhibition place>
Golden Thread Gallery
84- 94 Great Patrick Street,
Belfast
BT1 2LU

Tel. +44 (0)28 90 330920
Email: info@gtgallery.co.uk

http://www.goldenthreadgallery.co.uk

Takahiro will do "IKIRO" peoformance from Sat 10th August - Sat 29th August 2019.

 

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「この星にまれて」鈴木貴博

〜優秀作に選ばれました〜

絵本の原画15枚には普段描いている「日曜絵画」を使いました。

2020年「星と森と絵本の家」で原画を展示します。

~ I got an award for excellence ~

For the original pictures of the book I used 15 "Sunday paintings" that I usually paint.

http://city.mitaka.tokyo.jp/c_news/081/081109.html

 

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<Hatutani Valley Rest Area Project>
~Where did we come from and where are we going?~ / Takahiro Suzuki

It opened on April 1, 2018.
This space was born for that people feel the history of this star and imagine of the future the murmur of a stream in the forest. You can sit on each art piece as a bench.

"Footprints"
Leave traces of "human existence" “Footprints”in this world where various things keep changing with the times.

"Egg and Tusk"
There is a history that various things were born, flourished and declined on the earth. "Egg" & ”Tusk" express the symbols of repeating “Life" & “Death".

Project: Yoshikawa Self-Governing Association
Artist: Takahiro Suzuki
Cooperation:
Toyono-cho Osaka prefecture
Ikeda civil engineering office
Nose Railway Company
Special cooperation:
Takayuki Tomoi (Art Line 2017 Art Producer)
And his colleagues, and volunteers who agree with this project
Management · Administration:
Yoshikawa Self-Governing Association (Green Area Organization)
This project is supported by the Osaka Museum Fund.
Location: Hatsutani River (Mt.Myoken Hiking Hatsutanigawa Course)
Access: 30 - 40 minutes on foot from Noseden Myukenguchi Station. There is a flyer at the tourist information center in front of the station,Yoshikawa Self-Governing Association.

More info > Facebook: takahiro.suzuki.5496683

 

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「生きろの森」

IKIRO Forest Lecture & Workshop
@Shoukaku Temple / Takahiro Suzuki

<Date & Time>
08 Apr. 2017 / 14:00 - 16:00

<Exhibition place>
Shoukaku Temple 正覚寺
http://ee-tera.com/shrines/12113

Takahiro will have a lecture and a workshop at Shokaku Temple. The day 08 April is Buddha's Birthday.
The website for IKIRO Forest is under contraction. http://mori.ikiro.net is coming soon.


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Photo of IKIRO Performance at Gallery GEN / 2011 & 1994

IKIRO Exhibition
The last performance at Gen / Takahiro Suzuki

<Date & Time>
5 - 10 Sep. 2016
11:30-19:00(Sun, last day ~ 17:30)

<Exhibition place>
Gallery GEN, Ginza Ichi Bldg. 3F Ginza Chuo-ku Tokyo, Japan
Tel.+0081(0)30-3561-6869 http://g-gen.main.jp

Takahiro will write IKIRO in the gallery during the exhibition from15:00-19:00. The left photo was taken at Gallery GEN in 2011& 1994.
This exhibition will be the last at Gallery Gen for Takahiro. The gallery will be closed in May 2017 after 30 years running. Takahiro has been growing with Gallery Gen since 1990.

 

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DM of Konoyo no Hako

Konoyo no Hako / Pôya Day Dance Performance

<Date & Time>
13-14 Feb. 2016
Sat.19:00 Sun.15:00

<Performance place>
AI-HALL
2-4-1 Itami shi Itami Hyougo Japan
Tel.+0081(0)72-782-2000
http://www.aihall.com/poya-day-dance_28/

Pôya Day Dance Performance is a contemporary dance group. Yoko Iida is the leader and the choreographer and also a dancer in this group.
Takahiro will work for the stage set and DM of the performance. Takahiro used a photo of his performance in 1991 for the DM. The image of this photo will appeare in the dance sometimes.


 

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"IKIRO Museum" lucky charm - shaped


「生きろ美術館」(お守り型)発売中

これは、お守りの形をした小さな美術館です。中には美術作家の鈴木貴博が書き綴った「生きろ」の紙が入っています。取り出して飾ることもできます。
鈴木は1997年から世界の様々な場所で「生きろ」という言葉を毎日書き続けています。そんな彼のライフワークである「生きろプロジェクト」の一片を納めたのが、この小さな美術館です。混沌とした時代の中で「生きろ」と書き続ける行為は、今日も続いています。彼の行為に共感される方にご購入頂けることを願います。購入額の一部はプロジェクトの資金、被災地等への寄付金とさせて頂きます。

© IKIRO-Junction


"IKIRO Museum" lucky charm - shaped
Now on sale!

This lucky charm - shaped item is, in actuality, a small art museum. There is a sheet of "IKIRO" paper written by Takahiro Suzuki inside, that you can take out and display if you desire. Takahiro has been writing the word "IKIRO" in the world everyday since 1997. "IKIRO" can be translated into "Be Alive" in English.
This present item contains one piece of his lifework "IKIRO" Project. His everyday act of writing "IKIRO" in good times and bad times, continues today. If this item and its corresponding meaning strikes a chord in your heart, please fell free to purchase one. A part of the purchase amount will be used for "IKIRO Project" and will donate to disaster stricken areas.

© IKIRO-Junction

発売場所:
森美術館 53F Museumshop(10/12まで) 
福岡市美術館 Museumshop
Galleri Gen http://g-gen.main.jp/
Gallery Saoh & Tomos http://jpin.co.jp/saoh

Donation will be used for Nepal this time.
http://www.asianhikingteam.com/himalaya-water-pipe-project.html

 

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IKIRO Performance at Gallery GEN / 2011~2015

IKIRO Exhibition / Takahiro Suzuki

<Date & Time>
31 Aug. - 5 Sep. 2015
11:30-19:00(Sun, last day ~ 17:30)

<Exhibition place>
Gallery GEN, Ginza Ichi Bldg. 3F Ginza Chuo-ku Tokyo, Japan
Tel.+0081(0)30-3561-6869
http://g-gen.main.jp

Takahiro will write IKIRO in the gallery during the exhibition from15:00-19:00. The left photo was taken at Gallery GEN in 2011.This exhibition is held every summer.

 


 

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Miraijin - iKIRO 2015

Miraijin - IKIRO / Takahiro Suzuki

<Exhibition title>
Megururi Art Shizuoka

<Date & Time>
3 February - 22 February 2015
10:00-17:00

<Exhibition place>
Place: Sarnath - Hall 1F
Address: 11-14 Gokomachi Aoiku Shizuoka

http://megururi.net/artist/05_takahiro-suzuki/

Miraijin means "Future Person" in English.
Reborn "Future Person" will go around
with children's dreams and a mirror ball.


 

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IKIRO Museum 2014

IKIRO Museum / Takahiro Suzuki

<Date & Time>
6 August - 26 October 2014
9:30-17:30 Mon. close
(Aug. 9:30-19:30 except Sunday, Holiday)

<Exhibition place>
Fukuoka Art Museum,1-6 Ohori Park Chuo-ku
Fukuoka , Japan
Tel.+0081(0)92-714-6051
http://www.fukuoka-art-museum.jp/

Takahiro will perform and paint at Fukuoka Art
Museum from 6 August to 7 September. There
will be some workshops and a talk show.
The video work "The Water in the Desert / 2003 90min." will be shown during the exhibition too.

Schedule > http://www.fukuoka-art-museum.jp/
News > http://www.nishinippon.co.jp/
News > http://artscape.jp/report

Facebook:takahiro.suzuki.5496683

 

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IKIRO Painting 2014

IKIRO Exhibition / Takahiro Suzuki

<Date & Time>
17 March - 22 March 2014
11:30-19:00(Sun, last day ~ 17:30)

<Exhibition place>
Gallery GEN, Ginza Ichi Bldg. 3F Ginza Chuo-ku Tokyo, Japan
Tel.+0081(0)30-3561-6869
http://g-gen.main.jp

Takahiro will write IKIRO in the gallery during the exhibition from15:00-19:00. There will be some paintings and drawings in the exhibition.

 


 

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DM of the Exhibition

Homage to Saburo Muraoka / Takahiro Suzuki

<Date & Time>
12 Jan. - 31Jan. 2014
12:00-19:00(last day~18:00)Mon. close

<Exhibition place>
Galerie 16
3F Togawa Bldg, Sekisen in cho, Sanjoi Shirakawabashi-Agaru,
Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Japan
Tel.0081(0)75-751-9238 Fax. 0081 (0)75-752-0798

Takahiro will participate in the group exhibition for Saburo Muraoka. Saburo is one of the artist who inspired Takahiro. Saburo passed away last summer. When Saburo was alive, he and Takahiro had 2 artists exhibition. Takahiro will show a work of IKIRO written by Saburo in the exhibition.

Click here to get bigger image >
Kyoto Newspaper >

 

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Photo of Polaris Entrance Station

Polaris Entrance Station / Takahiro Suzuki
「北極星入口駅」Report

<Date & Time>
Permanent Work

<Exhibition place>
Myouken-san Nose Kawanishi Hyougo Japan
http://noseden.hankyu.co.jp/artline/
https://www.facebook.com/NosedenArtline

Takahiro and Nose Electric Railroad Company will make a station called Polaris Entrance Station / Hokkyokusei Iriguchi Eki on Myouken Mount .
This work was reported in Asahi weekly magazine.

Asahi weekly magazine 13 Dec. 2013 >
http://dot.asahi.com >

 

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IKIRO Beads

IKIRO Beads / Takahiro Suzuki

<Date & Time>
30 Nov. 2013 - Permanent

<Dedication Place>
Zensou Temple
572 Funasaka Yamaguchi-chou Nishinomiya
Hyogo Japan

Takahiro and the member of Funasaka literary circle made IKIRO Beads. Each bead is carved each IKIRO. It is a ceramic work by Jomon ware on the ground. 20 people who are supporters of Zenshou Temple or who are related to the Temple made their own beards. It will be dedicated to the Temple on November 30 2013.

Box size: 100mm×80mm×300mm
Material: Ceramic, Cotton Cloth, Silk, Wood

 

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Photo for IKIRO-Be alive 2013

IKIRO in Berlin / Takahiro Suzuki

<Date & Time>
14 Nov. 2013 - 18 Jan. 2014
Wednesday–Friday 16:00–19:00 /
Saturday 14:00–18:00

<Exhibition place>
insitu
Space for Contemporary Art
Kurfürstenstraße 21-22 10785 Berlin Germany
info@insitu-berlin.com
http://insitu-berlin.com

Takahiro will participate in the group exhibition at insitu-Space for Contemporary Art in Berlin.
There will be a letter with a word IKIRO which needs some process to be visible.

 


 

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Photos of Polaris Entrance Station

Polaris Entrance Station / Takahiro Suzuki
「北極星入口駅」

<Date & Time>
Opening 14 Sep. 2013 - Permanent Work

<Exhibition place>
Mt. Myouken Nose Kawanishi Hyogo Japan
http://noseden.hankyu.co.jp/artline/
https://www.facebook.com/NosedenArtline

This art work is made for "Nose Electric Railroad Company 100 Anniversary Project".
Takahiro and Nose Electric Railroad Company will make a station called Polaris Entrance Station / Hokkyokusei Iriguchi Eki on Myouken Mount .
This railway will connect Myouken Mount and Polaris like a galaxy railway.
The origin of the word Myoken comes from Polaris or the Big Dipper.
This work will be a permanent work.

Yomiuri Newspaper >
Kobe Newspaper >

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IKIRO Performance at Gallery GEN / 2011

IKIRO Exhibition / Takahiro Suzuki

<Date & Time>
26 Aug. - 31 Aug. 2013
11:30-19:00(Sun, last day ~ 17:30)

<Exhibition place>
Gallery GEN, Ginza Ichi Bldg. 3F Ginza Chuo-ku Tokyo, Japan
Tel.+0081(0)30-3561-6869
http://g-gen.main.jp

Takahiro will write IKIRO in the gallery during the exhibition from15:00-19:00. The left photo was taken at Gallery GEN in 2011.This exhibition is held every summer.

Mainichi Online >


 

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IKIRO - Be Alive at Funasaka Bennale / 2012

IKIRO - Be Alive / Takahiro Suzuki

<Date & Time>
21 Oct. - 24 Nov. 2012
10:00-16:00(Mon.Tue. & 23 Nov .Close)

<Exhibition place>
Nishinomiya Funasaka Biennale
Funasaka Nishinomiya Hyogo, Japan
Tel.+0081(0)78-904-1971
http://funasaka-art.com

There are 800 sheets of IKIRO in the sky.
There is also an UFO somewhere in the space.

https://twitter.com/ikironet

Kobe Newspaper >

 



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Red Moon / 30cmx40cm / 2012

Exist℃ / Takahiro Suzuki

<Date & Time>
17-28 April. 2012
12:00-19:00(Sun, last day~18:00)Mon,
close

<Exhibition place>
Galerie 16
3F Togawa Bldg, Sekisen in cho, Sanjoi Shirakawabashi-Agaru,
Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Japan
Tel.0081 (0)75-751-9238 Fax. 0081 (0)75-752-0798

There were 7 oil paintings, 6 photographic works and a video. Every work was made in a sensuous way including the subconscious.



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IKIRO Performance in China / 2012

A as A project 2012 in Guangzhou - China Japan Contemporary Art Exhibition

<Date & Time>
31 March-6 May 2012 9:00-17:30

<Exhibition place>
53Museum, No.21 Huiyuan Street, Huijing Rord, Guangyuan Express Rord,
Tianhe District GZ
Tel.+86(0)20-22131500
http://www.53art.org.cn
http://guangdong.artron.net/show_news.php?newid=229004

The Japanese word “IKIRO” consists of a Chinese character “生”and 2 Japanese Hiragana letters. The origin of the letter “生” comes from China more than 3000 years ago. This time Takahiro made an IKIRO installation on the floor with 2 materials. One is the red soil from 53 Museum in China. The other one is white wheat flour from Japan. Both colors stand for the flags of China and Japan. Two materials mixed on the floor and become one installation. Another reason I use these materials is that Guangzhou is famous for food. The IKIRO project documentatary video was on the wall in the room. The day 01 April 2012 was the 15th anniversary for the IKIRO project.


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IKIRO Forest Project / 2012

IKIRO Forest Project 2012

Date & Time : 15・16・17 Jan. 2012
11:00-17:00 / 17 Jan. 2011 11:00-14:00
Place : Nishinomiya ebisu stage, shopping street
Hanshin Nishinomiya Hyogo Japan

Project team:KIRO Forest executive committee 
Cosponsor:Nishinomiya chuou shopping center

Volunteers:Students of Imazu high school
Mukogawa Women's University
Hamawaki junior high school

Cooperate / Takahiro Suzuki


 

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IKIRO Forest Project / 2012

IIKIRO Village / Takahiro Suzuki

http://mura.ikiro.net

April - October 2010 / "Nishinomiya Funasaka Biennale" Hyogo Japan

There was a project called IKIRO Village in Nishinomiya Funasaka Biennale. It ran for 6 months including preparation time. Takahiro got an idea to go back to the roots of creation. He called people to join the project. The members of IKIRO Village increased gradually and became a community. They planted seeds of many kinds of vegetables in the field. They also made plates and cups from local mud. At the end they made “IKIRO Village Café” and saved food with the plates and the cups they made, and the vegetables they grew. In the cafe people wrote sheets of IKIRO and hung them in the room.


IKIRO Project

Takahiro Suzuki is an artist who writes the Japanese word "IKIRO" everyday. "IKIRO" can be translated into "Be Alive" in English. "IKIRO project" is an art project based on his daily writing. Takahiro has been working on the "IKIRO Project" since 01 April 1996 as an art project shown in many places throughout the world, including Asia, Africa, Europe and North America. He writes "IKIRO" throughout his life.


Special




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Blink / Takahiro Suzuki

Novel / 72 pages
©Takahiro Suzuki 2012

The heroine is an artist who has an ability to talk to animals and plants. When she was a child, she was an orphan and she had bitter experiences because of this special ability. She felt isolation in her life and she was not good at communicating with people, but found pleasure to live honestly little by little. What is the meaning of living? Why do some people die suddenly? This is a novel to reconsider such questions. Takahiro wrote this novel after the East Japan earthquake / East Japan disaster of March 11 2011.






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Water in the Desert / Takahiro Suzuki

Video work / 95 minutes
Filmed : 2003 / Sahara desert in Morocco,
Takuramakan desert in China. Japan, etc.
©Takahiro Suzuki 2004

This is a video work of Takahiro. The story is about a person in the desert. It is very hot and dry so he is very thirsty. He has reached the last water in his bottle. It is necessary to live and it is also last hope for him because he doesn't know if he can meet someone or if there is anything on his way. The theme is what is the meaning to live. Can you say if such a person who is totally isolated in the desert still exists as a human being?





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IKIRO to IKIRO / Takahiro Suzuki

Video of IKIRO Project / 32 minutes
Filmed : 2001 / Otterlo, the Netherlands
©Takahiro Suzuki 2002

This is a documentary video of IKIRO Project based on Takahiro Suzuki's performance at Kröller-Müller Museum in the Netherlands in 2001. Takahiro stayed outside surrounded by nature and constantly wrote IKIRO for 5 months as a part of a Japanese exhibition.  He also made a potato field next to his desk to think about the basic idea of creation. He found similarities between writing IKIRO and planting potatoes. It was also a homage to the painting "Potato eater" by Vincent Van Gogh in the museum. He filmed conversations with many kinds of visitors sometimes and made this documentary video.



© Takahiro Suzuki, all rights reserved


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