SACHIKO KAZAMA, “New Matsushima,” installation view at Reborn-Art Festival 2021–22, Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture, 2022. Courtesy the artist and Mujin-to Production.

Mujin-to Production is pleased to present “New Matsushima,” a solo exhibition by Sachiko Kazama. The exhibition brings together a series of works that Kazama presented at the 2022 Reborn-Art Festival in Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture. Kazama was intrigued by the stone warehouse that served as one of the festival venues and researched the source of the building material, nobiru stone, in nearby Matsushima and Oku-Matsushima. While these areas are known for their scenic beauty, they also have been marked by years of erosion, the devastation of the tsunami of March 11, 2011, and the construction of levees. Kazama’s drawings take inspiration from these sites as well as ideas of impermanence and “panta rhei,” Heraclitus’s notion that “everything flows.” Additional pieces show the artist’s multifaceted approach to her themes, including stereoscopic views of the old Kitakami River in Ishinomaki, works using a stamp to depict the ever-changing coast, and large woodblock prints inspired by places praised in Japanese poetry.



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Since its establishment in 2006, Mujin-to Production has promoted outstanding emerging and midcareer artists and art collectives from Japan through exhibitions, experimental projects, and presentations at local and international art fairs. The gallery is a fearless advocate of the artists it represents, many of whom engage social issues in their work. Beyond its exhibition program, Mujin-to Production publishes books and DVDs to foster deeper understanding of the gallery artists’ practices.

Photo by Kenji Morita. Courtesy MUJIN-TO Production.