An environmental technique

YANAGI Yukinori takes part in this art event as a lecturer.
Date:November 22, 2008 10:30-21:00
Date:November 23, 2008 11:00-19:00
Venue:Hill side terrace annex-A (Daikanyama)
YANAGI Yukinori, etc.
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Publishing information

John Ravenal who is the contemporary art curator of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts which is in Richmond, US writes about the works of YANAGI Yukinori.

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Symposium information;

“from Naoshima to the Inland Sea”

November 15, 2008
This is the pre-kick off event for the Setouchi International Art Festival in 2010
Opening time:14:00-15:30
Venue:Outdoor locations in Tsumu'ura area of Naoshima, Kagawa
Guest:YANAGI Yukinori, etc.


"Please be quiet. -On clamor and art-"

September 13, 2008-January 14, 2009
Yanagi's work is now on view in the exhibition "Please be quiet. -On clamor and art-"
Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art

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Hiroshima Art Project 2008, "Brackish Water Area"

Yanagi is the director of Hiroshima Art Project 2008, "Brackish Water Area", scheduled to open in this upcoming November.
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Yanagi's interview appears in the magazine "Gallery G (vol.15).
Sorry, the interview is only in Japanese.

Publishing information

magazine "Art Past Art Present" published by Prentice Hall introduces Yanagi's works.


"Into the Atomic Sunshine - Post-War Art under Japanese Peace Constitution Article 9"

August 6-24, 2008

August 6, 2008
Hillside Forum, Tokyo
YANAGI Yukinori (Artist), KAJIYA Kenji (Writer), etc.





"Four Views of the Collection of the Yokohama Museum of Art"

June 20-August 17, 2008

Yokohama Museum of Art, Kanagawa
YANAGI Yukinori, etc. (Curator: MOGI Kenichiro)

"Into the Atomic Sunshine - Post-War Art under Japanese Peace Constitution Article 9"+"Four Views of the Collection of the Yokohama Museum of Art" Event
MOGI KEnichiro and TERUYA Yuken
Moderator: WATANABE Shinya
July 4, 2008 16:30-18:00
Venue: Yokohama Museum of Art




"Hiroshima Art Management Laboratory"

June 6, 2008
Lecturer: YANAGI Yukinori, KITAGAWA Furam


“Inujima Art Project” is now on view!

By appointment only. For more information, please visit

2008.4.16 update

Inujima Art Project will be open to public on April 27, 2008!
Yanagi's site-specific artworks will be permanently on view in this epoch-making art project.
For more information, please visit the project's official web-site;


2008.1.30 update

"Hiroshima Art Project 2007"

Exhibition Catalogue "Hiroshima Art Project 2007" (general director: Yukinori Yanagi) will be published in late January, 2008.
257x182x20mm, 278pages with DVD. \3,000yen.


2008.1.10 update

"Into the Atomic Sunshine - Post-War Art under Japanese Peace Constitution Article 9"

Yanagi's work is exhibited in the exhibition "Into the Atomic Sunshine - Post-War Art under Japanese Peace Constitution Article 9" in New York.
This exhibition is on view from Saturday, January 12, 2008 - Sunday, February 10, 2008

at: Puffin Room (SOHO, New York) 435 Broome St New York, NY 10013
Opening Reception: Saturday, January 12th, 2008 6-8PM
Exhibiting Artists (Alphabetical Order):
Vanessa Albury, Allora & Calzadilla, Kota Ezawa, Eric van Hove, Yutaka Matsuzawa, Yasumasa Morimura, Nobuyuki Ohura, Yoko Ono, Motoyuki Shitamichi, Yuken Teruya, Yukinori Yanagi







2007.10.24 update

At Benesse Art Site Naoshima (Kagawa, Japan), the symposium "History and Art in the (Seto) Inland Sea" will be held at 12:00-13:15 on November 24th, 2007.

Panelists: Okaichi Tomotoshi (Professor, Kagawa University), Furamu Kitagawa (Director, Chichu Museum), Soichiro Fukutake (President, Naoshima Fukutake Art Foundation) and Yukinori Yanagi (Artist)
For more information please contact Benesse Art Site Naoshima.
Tel. 087-892-3755
Fax. 087-840-8285
E-mail. garden@chichu.jp






2007.10.24 update

Yanagi's work will be on view at Hillside Forum, Daikanyama, Tokyo , from November 6, to November 18, 2007.

Hillside Forum; 18-8 Hillside Terrace F, Sarugaku-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo (closed on Monday).
For more information, please call Hillside Forum at .03-3476-4868


2007.10.24 update

Yanagi's work "Hinomaru Container" (1992) is now on view at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo through April 13, 2008.



2007.6.11 update

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts recently published a catalogue of their contemporary collection.
Yanagi's work "Dollar Pyramid" (2000) is introduced in this beautiful catalogue.

For more information of the work "Dollar Pyramid", collection of Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, please visit

2007.4.17 update
Yanagi's exhibition update

Yanagi's past works are on view in the following exhibitions;
☆ "Collections of Mr. and Mrs. Ueda" at Nerima Art Museum, Tokyo dates: April 21 to June 3, 2007 for more information please call 03-3577-1821

☆ "Simply Red" at The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, US dates: April 7 to April 28, 2007

☆ " SCENES AND SEQUENCES " at Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau, Switzerland dates: May 3 to July 22, 2007








2007.1.5 update

December 10, 2006 Inujima Project's on-site explanatory meeting for local residents was held at Inujima Community Center. Mr. Soichiro Fukutake, project's general director, talked about what Inujima Project was aiming at, then followed by the presentations of Mr. Hiroshi Sambuichi, the architect, and Yanagi, the artist. Yanagi emphasized how the "art" would play a role in this project, as he also presented his recent project called "Kyu-Naka-Kojo Project" in which the ruined waste incineration plant in Hiroshima would be transformed into a contemporary art center by Yanagi's direction. Local residents, mostly elderly people, then participated actively in the discussion, whose serious concern is population decrease in Inujima and its aging society. TV Asahi, one of the Japanese major tv networks, sent its camera crew to this meeting in Inujima, for the purpose of making a documentary of this project. The construction is scheduled to start in February 2007 in Inujima.

2006.11.8 update

Yanagi's work is on view in "In Focus: Living History" at Tate Modern, London, UK.
Yanagi's 1996 work "Pacific" is now on view in the exhibition "In Focus: Living History" at Tate Modern, London. This exhibition features 25 artists whose works refer to the most historic events of the last 100 years.

Exhibition opens on November 11, 2006 through April 1, 2007.
click here for more information http://www.tate.org.uk/modern/exhibitions/livinghistory/default.shtm






2006.11.8 update

Yanagi's early 90's works are now on view in Yokohama and Sapporo, Japan.
Exhibitions' information is as follows;

"Collection from Yokohama Museum of Art"
at Yokohama Citizen's Gallery in Azamino, Yokohama, from November 1, through November 12, 2006. (contact: 045-910-5656)








"Twenty Artworks in Recent Twenty Years; from the collection of Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art"

at Museum of Contemporary Art, Sapporo, from November 3, 2006, through January 14, 2007. (contact: 011-591-0000)





2006.7.20 update

KNK Project's web-site is now open.
The former waste incineration plant in Hiroshima, called Kyu- Naka-Kohjo, is to be regenerated by the means of "art." The department of Contemporary Art and Theory at Hiroshima City University where Yanagi teaches initiates the project. (The site is only in Japanese.)   http://nakakoujou.jugem.jp/






2006.6.30 update

The exhibition "Singular Multiples" is on view through October 15, 2006, at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX, in USA.

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, owns all completed portfolios, single prints, and books produced by the Peter Blum Edition from the time it was founded in 1980 through June 1994, and houses all existing preparatory drawings, maquettes, working and trial proofs, and printing blocks or plates, as well as unique and unpublished works. The total number of pieces in the archives is over 1,000. Yanagi's portfolio "Hinomaru" (1990) is on view in this exhibition. The exhibition catalogue " Singular Multiples: The Peter Blum Edition Archive, 1980-1994 " has been published on the occation of this exhibition.

at: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (1001 Bissonnet Street, Houston, TX 77005 USA)

2006.2.27 update

An exhibition catalogue "Icarus Project" has been published.

This exhibition catalogue consists of three parts; vol.1: curator's essay and artist's profile vol.2: exhibition catalogue with photo documentation and artist's statement and essays vol.3: DVD "Icarus Project" The catalogue will soon be available from this web-site.
click here for the photos of Icarus Project at Fukuoka City Museum of Art

2005.12.22 update

The exhibition "Swarm" (Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, USA) is now on view through March 18, 2006.

exhibition date: December 5, 2005 to March 18, 2006
place: The Fabric Workshop and Museum, 1315 Cherry Street 5th floor, Philadelphia, USA
contact: info@fabricworkshopandmuseum.org

Yanagi exhibits "America"(1994) and the commissioned piece "One Dollar"(2005) in this exhibition. Live ants' performance is shown in "One Dollar"through the exhibition. Besides Yanagi, artists such as Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Paul Pfeiffer and Fred Tomaselli are in the show.




2005.12.14 update

Symposium about "Soaring" was held at Fukuoka Art Museum on November 19, 2005.
Panelists are: Kazuhiko Hachiya (artist), Hiroshi Fuji (artist) and Yukinori Yanagi. Three artists enthusiastically spoke about their dream of "soaring". On December 15th, Yanagi gave a lecture on his "Icarus Project" in the museum to art history major students of Kyushu University.

2005.9.28 update

"Icarus Project" will be on view at Fukuoka City Museum
"Icarus Project" is Yanagi's solo exhibition at Fukuoka City Museum which runs from October 5th through December 27th, 2005.

Fukuoka City Museum (closed on Mondays)
address: 1-6 Ohori Koen, Chuoku, Fukuoka, Japan
contact: 092-714-6051

related events
-artist talk, November 5th (Sat), 13:30~

-conversation on "dream of soaring", Yukinori Yanagi with Kazuhiko Hachiya (media artist) and Hiroshi Fuji (artist), November 19th (Sat), 13:30~




2004.12.2 update

Yanagi's presentation on Inujima Project at Naoshima Meeting #7 at Naoshima Contemporary Art Museum (Benesse House) on November 25, 2005.


2004.4.15 update

"20th Anniversary Exhibition: Copy Age From Duchamp through Warhol to Morimura"
at The Museum of Modern Art, Shigafrom June 5 through September 9, 2004

Exhibited are Study for American Art -192 One Dollar Bills (2000), Yukichi KV644955H(2002) Money Crane Blinds(2002), and Banzai Corner(1991).

For more information
place:contact Museum of Modern Art, Shiga, at 077-543-2111 (phone), or visit

2003.11 update

January 18, 2004
Yanagi gives a lecture on Inujima Project at Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art.

Yanagi gives a lecture on Inujima Project at Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art on January 18, 2004 (in Japanese). He also shows computer graphics movie and slides of Inujima Project.
Yukinori Yanagi Artist Talk
place: Museum Studio at Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art (1-1 Hijiyama Koen, Minami-ku, Hiroshima City)
date: January 18 (Sunday), 2004, pm2:00
admission: free
contact: Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, phone 082-264-1121 http://www.hcmca.cf.city.hiroshima.jp/







2003.10.3 Yanagi Studio opened its Okayama administrative office on October 3, 2003.


2003.9.29 Inujima Project Official web-site is opened on September 29, 2003.