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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Yuriko Sasaoka

Central Ishinomaki Area

Born in Osaka. To find the connection between painting and video, she draws out a sense of foreignness and discomfort that cannot be found in high-performance CG images, similar to the traces of hands and brushstrokes in paintings, and spins his own unique story. With the meticulous composition and narrative, she create a realistic sense of a unique world that is nostalgic but that no one has ever seen before. In 2017, she participated in an artist-in-residence program in the Republic of North Macedonia, where she got a culture shock by the warmth and richness of people's hearts. Since then, she has deepened her interest in the real people, lives, and history of the European world, which is the closest to Asia, and has been researching and presenting her work in Central and Eastern European countries.
She is currently based in the shared studio "Vostok" in Kyoto.

<Major Exhibitions>
2022:”Study: Osaka Kansai International Art Festival” Grand Front Osaka Umekita SHIP Hall (Osaka), 2021:Solo show ”Zniknij Z Ziemi", Trafostacja (Szczecin/Poland), "Lost in Translation", Gallery @KCUA(Kyoto), "Ripples around the water 2021", Shibuya City Office, Second Mitake Branch Office(Tokyo) , “Encounter - Infinite Variety of Faces” MIMOCA (Kagawa), 2019: "CELEBRATION - Japanese-Polish Contemporary Art Exhibition- in Szczecin", TRAFO(Szczecin/Poland), “Polish Art Festival 2019 in Japan” Kyoto Art Center (Kyoto), 虛寫邊界", “On The Verge of Fiction” 1F, Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, TNUA (Taipei/ Taiwan)

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Yuriko Sasaoka
Pansy, 2022

Yuriko Sasaoka creates video installations that combine handmade dolls, videos showing her own face and body parts, and her music compositions, conveying an unforgettable and unique worldview. The theme of this work is family. Numerous faces appear on monitors, featuring fresh flowers attached to Sasaoka’s face and pulled toward the faces of her relatives, forming a chorus that sings an original hymn to life. Tracing the memories of time spent together, her work makes us reconsider the family as a permanent community. It uniquely interprets and humorously depicts the euphoria, troubles, bereavement, and encounters that anyone experiences. This work serves as Sasaoka’s song intended to cheer on Ishinomaki.

Videl: 7 min. x 6, 1 min. x 4
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  • Yuriko Sasaoka
    Kyoto Art Center, South Gallery

  • Yuriko Sasaoka
    Disappear from the earth
    Trafostacja (Szczecin, Poland)



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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