Reborn-Art Festival

Altruism and Fluidity [ Second Term ]  August 20 (SAT) – October 2 (SUN), 2022    *Closed on August 24 (WED), September 7 (WED), 14 (WED)

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Motohiko Odani

Watanoha Area

Photo by Takumi Nemoto Courtesy of the artist and ANOMALY

Born in Kyoto, 1972. The core theme running through his artistic practice encompasses the phantasm in lost physical sensations and transformation of the body, and it explores ambivalent gap between existence and absence, a state of awakening and a half dreaming.
His works have been showcased continuously at the international exhibitions and art biennales such as Lyon Biennale (2000), and the Istanbul Biennale (2001), and notably at the Japan Pavilion as a representative of his country in Venice 2003.
His artistic interest and sensibility further reach out to the genealogies of sculpture, and continues to expand incorporating diverse media including three-dimensional works, photography, videos in a sculptural installation for the immersive experience and audience interaction, his oeuvre is highly acclaimed in and out of his country.
The major solo exhibitions include “Tulpa -Here is me” at ANOMALY, Tokyo (2019), “Terminal Moment” at Kyoto Art Center, Kyoto (2014), and “Phantom Limb” at Mori Art Museum (2010-2011, traveled across Japan). In 2020, his first curatorial project “PUBLIC DEVICE – Symbolism and Permanence of Sculpture” was held at the Chinretsukan Gallery, University of the Arts, Tokyo in which he also served as the art director (co-curator: Nodoka Odawara).

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Surf Angel (Provisional Monument 2)

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Motohiko Odani
Surf Angel (Provisional Monument 2), 2022

One of Japan’s leading artists, Motohiko Odani uses three-dimensional and sculptural media in his practice and various others like photography and sensory installations that almost seem to be “video sculptures.” “An angel with a geometrically perfect head is dressed in the garb of the goddess Nike. Perhaps balancing, perhaps floating, this defenseless figure with its arms spread wide in crisscrossing direction embodies many semiotic layers. As the venue for my exhibit was originally a gymnasium, I have syncretized my work with the relief efforts of the anonymous people who rushed there to help during the disaster.” (Motohiko Odani)
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Reference Image

  • Motohiko Odani
    Torch of Desire -52nd Star
    Photo by Risaku Suzuki
    ©︎ Motohiko Odani
    Courtesy of the artist and ANOMALY

  • Motohiko Odani
    Tulpa -Honeycombman
    Photo by Hidehiko Omata
    ©︎ Motohiko Odani
    Courtesy of the artist and ANOMALY



Reborn-Art Festival 2021-22
Second Term
Altruism and Fluidity

[ Period ]

August 20 (SAT) – October 2 (SUN), 2022
*Closed on August 24 (WED),
September 7 (WED), 14 (WED)

[ Venue ]

Ishinomaki City
(Central Ishinomaki,
Memorial Park area, Watanoha),

Oshika Peninsula
(Momonoura-Oginohama, Ayukawa)

in Miyagi Prefecture

[ Viewing Times ]

Ishinomaki City area
10:00 - 17:00 (final admission at 16:30)

Oshika Peninsula area

10:00 - 16:00
(final admission at 15:30)

Saturdays, Sundays,
Public holidays
10:00 - 17:00
(final admission at 16:30)

*Hours may differ depending on the facility and work.

[ Organizers ]

Reborn-Art Festival Executive Committee
ap bank

[ Co-organizers ]

Miyagi Prefecture /
Ishinomaki City /
Shiogama City /
Higashimatsushima City /
Matsushima Town /
Onagawa Town /
Kahoku Shimpo Publishing Co. /
JR East-Sendai

[ Grant ]

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

[ Sponsors ]


[ Supporters ]

Tohoku Broadcasting Co., Ltd. /
Sendai Television Incorporated /
Miyagi Television Broadcasting Co., Ltd. /

[ Special cooperation ]

Reborn-Art Festival Ishinomaki Executive Committee

[ Cooperation ]

Ishinomaki Mill, Nippon Paper Industries Co., Ltd.
Ishinomaki Senshu University
FSX, Inc.

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