The second edition of the Reborn-
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The theme of this year's Festival is the Texture of Life, reflecting that while people's lives are carried on at an ever increasing pace driven by technologies and Artificial Intelligence, so their sense of touch and texture remains unchanged. Eight years after the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake that destroyed much of the Tohoku area, the vision of Festival organizer Takeshi Kobayashi is to "create an opportunity to re-
This Festival brings the local community together with a diverse array of artists who empathize with their resilience and determination to hold on to their way of life in the face of great odds. Together, the artists and the community will make the region—its nourishing foods, strong culture and tradition—bloom again.
More than 30 large art works will appear across the Oshika Peninsula, complementing the region's natural beauty and healing the scars wrought on the earth by the tsunami. Artists who will feature at the Festival include Yayoi Kusama, SHIMABUKU,Kohei Nawa, Anish Kapoor, Daito Manabe+ Kamitani Lab.and Philippe Parreno.
A team of curators is joining forces to give the Reborn Art Festival a distinctive flavor. They will create an art paradise on some places such as Ajishima Island, Oshika Peninsula, and others. And famous artists will transform different parts of the peninsula in their own unique style, forming a chain of small exhibitions.
The Festival will also feature music and food. Leading chefs will open pop-
Artists: Ammy, Ichiko Aoba, Toshinao Aoki, Aran,Kaoru Arima, Yayoi Arimoto + Nozomu Onodera, Yusuke Asai, Tadanobu Asano, BIEN, Fumie Chiba, Takafumi Fukasawa, Hiromi Furusato, Takuro Goto, halken LLP, Shinichiro Harakawa, Tomoko Hisamatsu, Yumiko Horiba, Kenta Ishige, Ryuichi Ishikawa, Ishinomaki Theater Art Association, Zon Ito + Ryoko Aoki, Hayato Kano, Anish Kapoor, Marina Komiya, Sakura Koretsune, Rena Kudo, Yayoi Kusama, Naoki Kusumi, Gen Imamura, John Lurie, Daito Manabe+ Kamitani Lab., Sebastian Masuda, Barry McGee, Mishio, Atsuko Mochida, Akira Mori, Kyoko Murase, Tomoyasu Murata, Tohru Nakazaki, Kohei Nawa, Yuko Nemoto, Noguchi Rika, Hitoshi Nomura,Mika Ozawa, Hideki Ozuchi, Parco Kinoshita, Philippe Parreno,Daizaburo Sakamoto + Yuko Okubo, SIDE CORE, Takefumi Shibuya, Lieko Shiga, SHIMABUKU, Yu Shimawaki, Takuto Shiromaru, SoftRib, Akio Tanaka, Atsushi Tomatsu, Nao Tsuda, Tetsuya Umeda, Jérôme Waag,WOW, Lois Weinberger, Ren Yaegashi, Yuzuki Yaguchi, Terue Yamauchi, Gozo Yoshimasu,Yotta,Zai Kuning
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