Exhibition Archives

Group Show | Inter+Play – Arts Towada 10th Anniversary Exhibition | Japan

Megumi Matsubara presents her new work commissioned by Towada Art Center for Inter+Play: Arts Towada 10th Anniversary Exhibition. The exhibition runs through 12 months until August 2021.

Inter+Play is a three-part exhibition that celebrates the tenth anniversary of Arts Towada, the city-wide initiative that promotes art throughout the city of Towada and along its main thoroughfare of Kanchogai Avenue.

Since its inception, Arts Towada has been a wellspring of creativity and a source of inspiration. At its heart is the Towada Art Center, which has always considered the “interplay” between artwork, audience, and city. This exhibition is a manifestation of the ethos behind this ambitious project.

On display throughout the entirety of the exhibition is a large-scale outdoor sculpture and bench by SUZUKI Yasuhiro, who uses familiar objects to create works that excite the senses. The bench is shaped like the city of Towada, whose gravitational pull ripples across the bench and makes waves beyond the city. Also on display is a stark-white gallery space in a building in downtown Towada, created by art collective 目 [mé], whose works have attracted much attention at art festivals and large-scale solo exhibitions in recent years.

Highlights inside the museum will include works by artists TSUDA Michiko, evala, and MATSUBARA Megumi at the Towada Art Center. Tsuda’s installation will use mirrors, video cameras, and projectors to confound the senses, while those who experience evala’s work will be immersed in a sea of sound. Matsubara will present a brand-new work based on the color red, developed through research conducted during her stay in Towada.

– Yasuhiro Suzuki [exhibited in front of the Towada Art Center]
– mé [exhibited in the city of Towada]
– Michiko Tsuda
– evala
– Megumi Matsubara

Curated by Kodama Kanazawa and Meruro Washida

Image: Megumi Matsubara, Truth/Freedom, Towada Art Center, Aomori, 2020
Photo © Kuniya Oyamada

In Residence | Casa Wabi | Mexico

Megumi Matsubara is in residence at Casa Wabi, Oaxaca, Mexico, upon invitation and with support by Fundación Casa Wabi, Residency Program 2019.
Curator: Alberto Ríos de la Rosa, Paola Jasso

*About Fundación Casa Wabi > http://casawabi.org

Reading & Talk | DOMANI at National Art Center | Japan

Megumi Matsubara will give a reading performance “Undress,” followed by an artist talk within her installation “Un coquelicot” showcased in the 21st DOMANI: The Art of Tomorrow exhibition at the National Art Center, Tokyo. With presence of the curator, Yoko Hayashi [Art historian / Senior researcher (Visual Arts) at the Agency for Cultural Affairs, Japan].

« 21st DOMANI: Art of Tomorrow » Artist Talk vol.1
Artists: Megumi Matsubara, Goro Murayama
Time: 11:00 – 12:00
Date: Sun, 27th Jan 2019
Place: Gallery 2E, National Art Center, Tokyo


Undress / Un coquelicot, Reading & Talk by Megumi Matsubara, 21st DOMANI, National Art Center, Tokyo from Megumi Matsubara on Vimeo.

Group Show | Domani – The Art of Tomorrow | Japan

Megumi Matsubara will participate in the 21st “DOMANI: The Art of Tomorrow” exhibition showcasing nine artists selected from the past laureates of the Agency for Cultural Affairs Program of Overseas Study for Upcoming Artists.

DOMANI – The Art of Tomorrow

The National Art Center, Tokyo
Exhibition period: Wed 23 January – Sun 3 March, 2019
Opening hours: 10:00-18:00, Closed on Tuesdays

Curated by Yoko Hayashi
Organized by Agency for Cultural Affairs & The National Art Center, Tokyo
In cooperation with the Japan Airlines
Production by Art Venture Office Shou


Tsubasa KATO   (2015・America)
Yoi KAWAKUBO   (2016・England)
Noriyuki KIMURA   (2016・Germany)
Nobuhiro SHIMURA   (2015・France)
Asako SHIROKI   (2015・Germany)
Masahiro HASUNUMA   (2016・Germany)
Megumi MATSUBARA   (2013・Morocco)
Goro MURAYAMA   (2015・Austria)
Akira WADA   (2007・France)

Natsunosuke MISE   (Guest artist)

Group Show | Poétique du geste | France


à la Graineterie Centre d’art municipal

exposition du 20 janvier au 10 mars 2018
entrée libre
15h-18h mardi, jeudi, vendredi
10h-13h / 15h-18h mercredi, samedi


Ninar Esber
Megumi Matsubara
Najia Mehadji
Myriam Mihindou
Mari Minato
Julie Nioche – A.I.M.E.
Selma et Sofiane Ouissi
Golnâz Pâyâni
Natalia Villanueva Linares

Sonia Recasens et Maud Cosson

samedi 20 janvier de 17h à 20h
en présence des artistes

Attachée à l’expérience, cette exposition réunit des artistes internationaux à une ré exion sensible autour du geste qu’il soit quotidien, rituel, individuel ou collectif… Leurs propositions transdisciplinaires ont en commun de placer l’œuvre dans le geste et de mettre le geste à l’œuvre pour sonder ses liens avec la trace, l’objet, le signe, le langage, le temps ou l’Autre. Ici, la peinture se confronte au rituel, la photographie à la sculpture,
le dessin à la performance, la danse à l’artisanat… Du dialogue des pratiques de chacun naît une invitation à tisser des liens, à partager et à échanger.

En collaboration avec les galeries Eric Dupont, Maïa Muller et Dohyang Lee à Paris, le Collège des Bernardins à Paris, TRAM Réseau art contemporain Paris / Ile de France.
En partenariat avec l’Institut Français qui accueille Megumi Matsubara – lauréate du programme de résidences à la Cité internationale des arts, la Villa du Parc à Annemasse en lien avec l’exposition de Sonia Recasens « Ailleurs est ce rêve proche » (13 janvier-17 mars 2018).

In Residence | l’Institut français – Cité internationale des arts | France

Megumi Matsubara is in residence at Cité internationale des arts, Paris, France through three months, upon invitation by Institut Français, and in partnership with La Graineterie Centre d’art municipal de la Ville de Houilles.

> About Institut français programme of residence 2018

Performance | Fossil of Contact | Aichi Triennale

Megumi Matsubara & Sergio Diaz Performance (2)

Fossil of Contact

Megumi Matsubara and Sergio Diaz will be present at Aichi Triennale 2016 within Megumi Matsubara’s installation Fossil of Contact.

Date: Sat 15th & Sun 16th October 2016
Time: 11:10 – 11:25 / 12:10 – 12:25 (twice each day)
Plac: Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art / Aichi Arts Center, 10th floor, Teizo Kimura Collection Room
*Open to everyone.
*Photo/Video documentation is prohibited.


*About Sergio Diaz
Dancer/Performer/Choreographer based in Tel Aviv, Israel. Born in the United States, Diaz started his dancing career in France with Ballet Preljocaj directed by choreographer Angelin Preljocaj. After 16 years in the company he becomes Preljocaj’s creative assistant, and restages his works around the world. To further expand as an artist, Diaz has now moved his base to Tel Aviv to learn from Ohad Naharin, choreographer and art director of Batsheva Dance Company who created the dance language known as Gaga. Exploring and deepening his field of dance, Diaz practices as an independent dancer/performer/choreographer in collaboration with various contemporary choreographers internationally.

*About Megumi Matsubara’s Fossil of Contact

Thank you for imagining how it was, it is, it will be, to be with—
The work remains faithful to you all.

Performance by Megumi Matsubara & Sergio Diaz
Sound (Acoustic Braille) by Clovis Lemée

Aichi Triennale 2016: Interview with Megumi Matsubara & Sergio Diaz

Aichi Triennale 2016

Megumi Matsubara participates in Aichi Triennale 2016 – Homo Faber: A Rainbow Caravan, presenting a new series of ceramic works produced with support of Aichi Prefectural Ceramic Museum, Nagoya School for the Blind, Okazaki School for the Blind.

Aichi Triennale 2016

Artistic Director: Chihiro Minato
Curators [Visual Art]: Masahiko Haito (Chief Curator), Daniela Castro, Hiroyuki Hattori, Tadashi Kanai, Zeynep Öz


Aichi Arts Center
Nagoya City Art Museum
Nagoya city (Chojamachi, Sakae, and Nagoya Station Sites)
Toyohashi city (PLAT, Buildings on the Water, and Toyohashi Station Main Street Sites)
Okazaki city (Higashi-Okazaki Station, Kosei and Rokku Sites)

According to artistic director Chihiro Minato, the Aichi Triennale is “a rare international art festival in that it aims to showcase, in the most integrated manner possible, the artistic activities of our times, including but not limited to visual art, moving images, music, performing arts, and opera.” Inspired by the more measured insights that might be gleaned from taking the long, historical view, Aichi hopes to draw the frazzled, restless attention of the contemporary audience towards a slower, more thoughtful consideration of the connections “between art and the natural world,” and “interactions mediated by intellect and sensitivity.”

Poetic yet conceptually rigorous, Minato’s theme, “Homo Faber: A Rainbow Caravan,” is centered on the timeless idea of a creative journey propelled by human curiosity, and an “expedition caravan that travels across all sorts of borders in search of the next resonances and shapes.”
The Aichi Triennale 2016 runs August 11 through October 23, 2016.

*Text by Darryl Wee