“Spirit of North: Sensing Faint Resonances” art exhibition is coming to Tokyo


“Spirit of North: Sensing Faint Resonances” art exhibition is coming to Tokyo

The art project series Spirit of ‘North’ brings together artists and researchers from Japan and Scandinavia. They explore the meaning of “Northern Spirit” through cooperation across national borders and traditional disciplinary boundaries.

The Spirit of ‘North’ project began in the Fukushima Prefecture in 2012, with the aim of regenerating the Tohoku region damaged by the Great East Japan Earthquake. Through exhibitions, symposiums and Artist-in-Residence programs artists from other northern regions of the world can learn about the life and traditions of the area as well as create new artistic work together.

The exhibition “Spirit of North: Sensing Faint Resonances” will be held at the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum as a part of Group Show of Contemporary Artists 2017 exhibition. The exhibition is open from June 9 until June 18. The exhibitions also features works by Finnish artist Helena Junttila.

The Finnish Institute in Japan is a partner in the project.

Read more about The Spirit of ‘North’ art project at:

More information about the “Spirit of North: Sensing Faint Resonances” exhibition on the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museums website at:

Group Show of Contemporary Artists 2017 / Spirit of “North:” Sensing Faint Resonances

Exhibition: 9 – 18 June
Venue: Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Gallery A


Amanda BILLBERG / dance (Sweden)
Vigdis HAUGTRØ / Installation, painting(Norway)
Helena JUNTTILA / painting (Finland)
MARUYAMA Yoshiko / Installation, painting
CHIBA Naoko / photograph
MARUYAMA Tokio / Installation, performance
TATSUKI Masaru / photograph
TAKASHIMA Masashi / Sound
ISHIKURA Toshiaki / anthropology

– lecture: ISHIKURA Toshiaki -10, June,14:00~16:00

– Amanda BILLBERG (dance) and MARUYAMA Tokio (performance) collaborate with art and sound:

June 11: 14:00~15:30
June 16: 17:30~19:00
June 17: 14:00~15:30

-Introduction about the project and Artist talk: June 18: 14:00~15:30