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Yukiko Iwatani / Plant-Collecting in Nishinari



An exhibition of Yukiko Iwatani’s work with the Breaker Project, a contemporary art promotion enterprise based in Osaka’s Nishinari Ward, is currently open. As part of her residency with the project, Iwatani has spent over a year collecting plants from the ward’s empty lots and parks and interviewing local residents in order to create artistic pieces that capture the changing landscape of the area.

Yukiko Iwatani
Born in Sapporo, 1958. Currently based in Kochi. Graduated from Musashino Art University with a BA in Japanese Painting. She collects plants and uses them in small sculptures, video work and installation work. She enjoys watching plants and their surroundings in their natural habitat. She pays particular attention to weeds and other smaller plants that tend to get overlooked with a desire to create a place where people can listen to and be in touch with the lives of these organisms.

Breaker Project
Plant-Collecting in Nishinari
Dates: March 1-3, 7-10, 14-17
Hours: 13:00 – 19:00 (Closed Monday – Wednesday)
Free admission
Venue: Ichi no Juni no Yon (1-12-4 Sanno, Nishinari Ward, Osaka) and other locations in Nishinari Ward

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