Art and Walk, Saitama


Splash Sight:Exhibition / Group Exhibition / Event

* This project has been canceled due to the spread of COVID-19.

Many artists have been active in Saitama City in the past, and their traditions continue today. Therefore, the “Art and Town Visiting Business” aims to create an art project where citizens and local artists can continue to engage and grow together. By doing so, we would like to make it an international art festival unique to Saitama City, where citizens can take the initiative in improving quality of life.

Citizen Project Curator MATSUNAGA ko

Participating artists

「Rolling Home Base Home」さいたまトリエンナーレ2016 「Home Base Project」出品作

IIJIMA Koji "Rolling Home Base Home" Saitama Triennale 2016 "Home Base Project"

At the last Saitama Triennale 2016, he participated as an exhibition writer from the pre-event (2015), and also performed a unique project in which he collaborated with the Arts Saitama / Kitamachi Festa to parade through the triennale venue with an art car (CARt). . At this time, the Saitama Triennale 2020, whose name has been renewed, is aiming for a novel and interesting development as a local artistic person.



Born in Kanagawa Prefecture in 1973. After graduating from Musashino Art University, he was a trainee at the Agency for Cultural Affairs in Japan. After that, worked as an assistant and a part-time lecturer in the common sculpture laboratory of the university. Since 2006, he has been relocating to Los Angeles and has been conducting performances and exhibitions using his own sculptures throughout the United States. After returning to Japan after completing a training program at the Agency for Cultural Affairs, he has been engaged in art activities rooted in the area centered on Saitama City. Exhibited at Gwangju Biennale (Korea, 2004), 2 ° -Festival Arte de la Tierra (Mexico, 2008), Saitama Triennale (2016) and others.


ENOKI Chu "Cartridge"

"This shell is made and used by humans to ensure that it kills humans. Its industrial and functional form continues to provoke the human body deeply suspiciously like organic matter. At that time, I had no choice but to make a work. "Seven Artists-Today's Japanese Art Exhibition (1991-1992) Comments
There are still wars and conflicts in the world, and these are still used. I hope that the Saitama people will also look at these and think again about what humans are and what art is.



Born in 1944, from Kagawa Prefecture. Since the 1970's, it has attracted attention for its happenings, such as walking around Ginza's pedestrian paradise with a loincloth, shaving off half of the body hair (half-cutting) and going to Hungary. From around 1980, he presented works that imitated guns and cannons, and installations with countless pieces of metal. Solo exhibitions at Gakuen City (Hyogo, 1990), JR Kobe Station underpass no.50 (Hyogo, 1994), Kirin Plaza Osaka (2006), Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art (2011), etc. Gyu and Chu (Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, Aichi, 2007), Kobe Biennale (Marine Art, Hyogo, 2009), LINK (Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art, 2009), CAJ Artist in Residence "Yujio Shinohara / Enochu," Exhibition at Saitama Prefectural Modern Art Museum, 2012), Shapes of Life (Kiyotsu Warehouse Museum, Niigata, 2016), Busan Biennale (Busan Museum of Modern Art, Korea, 2016), Love Love Show 2 (Aomori Prefectural Museum of Art, 2017), Traveler (National Museum of Art, 2018) ), BIWAKO Biennale (Omi Hachiman Old Town, 2018) and others. Received Kobe Culture Award.

佐藤時啓 SATO Tokihiro

SATO Tokihiro "リヤカーメラ", 2019

The first time at the Saitama International Art Festival was very enjoyable. However, while I was a writer and a core art fan like me, so to speak, I enjoyed it, but unfortunately many citizens seemed to be inaccessible and felt frustrated. This time, there is something like a "dream" where citizens can share various events and draw on many people instead of staying on the basis that art is a personal expression. I hope you can find it here and there.

佐藤時啓 SATO Tokihiro

SATO Tokihiro

Completed the Graduate School of Fine Arts at Tokyo University of the Arts. He produces photographic works that engrave light between landscapes and things by long-time exposure, and develops public places, spaces, and equipment based on the structure of cameras in various places. Recently, Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects (USA, 1998, 2000, 03, 05, 10), researching digital fine printing, Haines Gallery (USA, 2005, 07, 10), Sakata Art Museum (Yamagata, 1999), The Art Institute of Chicago (USA, 2005), Frist Center for the Visual Arts (USA, 2010), Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography (2014), Tsuruoka Art Forum (Yamagata, 2015), PIET HEIN EEK (Netherlands, 2016, 19), etc. Solo exhibition. . Havana Biennial (1997, Cuba), Asian Art Biennale Bangladesh (1999) and others. Received the Higashikawa Prize for Domestic Artists and the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Award.


SHIMAZU Yoshinori "モッキンカン木の森美術館"

He made his debut under the title "Giant Insects and Friends", but after setting up a workshop in the mountains of Shinshu at the end of his solo exhibition at the American Museum of Natural History (first six months as a Japanese man), he has been unpublished for 20 years. Production continued. Atelier collapsed six years ago due to heavy snow-then returned to {Parent Family} Saitama City and built the “Mocking-Kin Kimori Museum”. I am very honored to have been recognized for the first time in this invitation.

しまずよしのり SHIMAZU Yoshinori

SHIMAZU Yoshinori

At the age of four, she was declared to be a Gejutka by her mother, and since then she has continued to work without hesitation under her mother's protection.
Starting with paintings, he produces vigorously sculptures, ceramics, fairy tale picture books, and poetry.

CHA Seungean

CHA Seungean "Twill Stain"

Congratulations on the 2020 Saitama Art Festival!
Thank you for inviting me to the Saitama Art Festival on the theme of flowers in the beautiful cherry blossomed season. I am going to participate in my works that are suitable for the area of Saitama and the theme. Through it, I would like to relate to the audience. I wish the successful festival! Thank you!

CHA Seungean

CHA Seungean

Completed M.F.A.College of Industrial Art, Hongik University, Industrial Craft, M.F.A.Painting & Drawing, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Solo exhibitions at Gallery Royal (2017), Onground Gallery (Korea, 2018), Incheon Art Platform (Korea, 2019) and others. PROJECT 2019 (Art Central Hongkong), Flatland (Geumho Museum of Art, Korea, 2018), with weft, with warp (Seoul Museum of Art, Korea, 2018), Flexible Space (Sehwa Museum of Art, Korea, 2018), Heaven , Earth & Man (Seoul Museum of Art, Korea, 2018), Rethinking Craft (Seoul Museum of Art, Korea, 2017), Craft Climax (Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art, Korea, 2017) and others. 1st JCC Frontier Art Award Junior (2017)

林武史 HAYASHI Takeshi


I participate in the project “Historic Buildings and Contemporary Art”. The exhibition venue is scheduled to be the former Hasumi Family Residence front yard of the Urawa Kurashino Museum Minkaen. The Minuma rice field where the private garden is located was a fertile granary area where new rice fields were developed for a long time. Therefore, the exhibition period may be during the consecutive holidays in May, the same as during the rice planting period, so I plan to build a work called "Mizuta-Minuma-" by putting pottery and soil on a boat as if they were seedlings before rice transplanting. Rice cultivation has always been the same, and we want to make sure that water and soil are indispensable to us.

林武史 HAYASHI Takeshi


Solo exhibitions at Corn Exchange Gallery (UK, 2011), Gifu Prefectural Museum of Art (2011), Tokyo Gallery + BTP (2014, 2018) and others. STONE project, (Yorkshire Sculpture Park, The Pier Arts Centre, Cass Sculpture Foundation, UK, 2010), Material and sculpture-what can be considered a modern aporia-(Tokyo University of the Arts University Museum Exhibition, 2013), Contemporary Kyoto Geien 2015- Exhibited at Material and Perception (Kakuhakuin Kyoto, 2015), Weather Report (Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Art, 2018), Time / Sculpture (Tokyo University of the Arts, Art Museum Exhibition Hall, 2019), etc. Won the Enku Award (2012). Lives in Saitama City.

In addition, more than 200 artists will participate. Details can be found below.

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