Takuo Yamada, “The day the park becomes a happy art village” Meetings in Town/Roppongi Play Park West Ground

“Homage to Eclipse”

October 21 (Fri) 17:30 - 22:00
October 22 (Sat) 11:00 - 24:00
Roppongi West Park
7-17-8 Roppongi, Minato-ku
[Participation fee]
Pressing the Play button on Tomoko Iwata's potted plants will make "another ground" appear, and people will become members of an art village surrounded by the works of Takao Yamada. The artworks of these two turn the surface of the earth into their own playing surface evolving with the involvement of visitors. It is fine to fulfill the itch to explore or to have a rest under the tarp. The West Ground is also designated as a disaster-prevention park, and people can improve their ability to survive by participating in the "art-based disaster prevention drills" held there.


Takuo Yamada

Born in Tokyo, 1977. Graduated from Nihon University with a degree in photography. Artist.Yamada's creativity is fueled by society's reckless destruction of its natural resources. He travels the globe rummaging through garbage for things that can be transformed into artworks. His installations are noted for their joyful, entertaining feel. He takes a familiar space and turns it into an unfamiliar space that has a life of its own.