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Peripatos Open Gallery 2014

Peripatos Open Gallery 2014

The Peripatos Open Gallery was inaugurated in March 2013 at the Suzukakedai Campus. The Gallery has two exhibition areas: an indoor area for paintings and an outdoor area for sculptures. The Gallery offers relaxation and peace of mind, inducing students, staff and visitors to return to see future exhibitions.

The artists are students and graduates of Joshibi University of Art and Design (Joshibi). Tokyo Tech's Interdisciplinary School of Science and Engineering and Joshibi's Graduate School of Art and Design are under a cooperation agreement to enhance their educational and research activities. Through this agreement, both universities are able to extend their academic reach beyond their respective bounds of the sciences and humanities.

Artworks displayed in 2013 were mainly those of graduates of the class of 2012. This year, paintings and sculptures by new graduates have arrived at the Suzukakedai Campus. The paintings were selected from about 250 paintings by Joshibi graduates displayed at the Joint Graduation Exhibition of Five Art Universities in Tokyo. The exhibition was held at the National Art Center, Tokyo from February 20 to March 2, 2014.

Outdoor display: sculptures

The outdoor area, where sculptures are displayed, was intentionally designed to catch the attention of students, staff and visitors as they stroll through the Suzukakedai Campus grounds. Walking around the lush campus with the sculptures is like visiting a small exhibition, where fatigue from study and research seems to vanish.

Outdoor display and buildings of the Suzukakedai Campus

Outdoor display and buildings of the Suzukakedai Campus

Enjoy the art as you stroll through the campus

Enjoy the art as you stroll through the campus

Sculptures are displayed in various places of the spacious Suzukakedai Campus. Be sure to look around the campus and enjoy the works of art.

Sculptures displayed outside

  • Sculptures displayed outside
  • Sculptures displayed outside

Sculptures displayed outside

Indoor display: paintings

Most paintings are displayed in the connecting corridor on the 3rd floor between J2 and J3 Buildings. The space feels like a small museum.

One of the new paintings displayed in 2014 is Eternal bloom by Yuika Takeuchi, which won the Peripatos Open Gallery President's Award.

Connecting corridor between J2 and J3 Buildings

Connecting corridor between J2 and J3 Buildings

Award-winning Eternal bloom and President Mishima

Award-winning Eternal bloom and President Mishima

Ms. Takeuchi's comments on her work and future plans

I am fascinated by the various expressions that plants show and have been trying to depict them in my works. When I saw the flowers of trumpet creepers blooming on hanging vines as though they were showering down from the sky, I felt the urge to capture that sight.

I would like to encounter as many beautiful things as possible in this interwoven world, and express their beauty and mystery in my works.

Path by Makiko Yamamoto, which received the Peripatos Open Gallery Institute Libraries Director's Award, is exhibited in the Suzukakedai Library.

Makiko Yamamoto and her award-winning work, Path
Makiko Yamamoto and her award-winning work, Path

Ms. Yamamoto's comments on her work and future plans

I am interested in landscapes that suggest the presence of people. Drawing inspiration from my hometown of Chiba, I paint landscapes that subtly suggest human presence without actually depicting people. In this work, Path, I used glowing colors to depict a hazy morning. I hope to keep painting.

I would like to continue painting various landscapes inspired by the scenery of Chiba.

The naming of the Gallery

The name of the Gallery comes from the campus improvement plan, Peripatos no Kento 21, which aims to establish the Suzukakedai Campus as a world-class research center. Peripatos, referencing the colonnades, or peripatoi, in the Lyceum where Aristotle and his students met, became the name of Aristotle's school of philosophy, and his followers were known as peripatetics. "Peripatetic" also refers to wandering or walking about. It is said that Aristotle lectured while walking, and thus Aristotle's school is often referred to as the Peripatetic school.

Paintings and sculptures in the Peripatos Open Gallery 2014

Kai Ohashi Summer

Kai Ohashi

Summer

Oil on canvas, 1620 mm × 1300 mm

Peripatos Open Gallery, J2 and J3 Buildings

Yurika Suzuki Snowy hometown

Yurika Suzuki

Snowy hometown

Oil on canvas, 1620 mm × 2275 mm

Peripatos Open Gallery, J2 and J3 Buildings

Makiko Yamamoto Path

Makiko Yamamoto

Path

Oil on canvas, 1620 mm × 1120 mm

2nd Floor, Suzukakedai Library

Shiori Kagawa Flow

Shiori Kagawa

Flow

Mineral pigment, pencil, colored pencil and pastel on cloth, 2273 mm × 1818 mm

Peripatos Open Gallery, J2 and J3 Buildings

Erika Kato Agglomeration

Erika Kato

Agglomeration

Color on Japanese paper, 1820 mm × 2330 mm

Peripatos Open Gallery, J2 and J3 Buildings

Ayako Nishikata Nimbus

Ayako Nishikata

Nimbus

Color on Japanese paper, 2273 mm × 1620 mm

Peripatos Open Gallery, J2 and J3 Buildings

Mitsuki Watanabe Stars hanging from the sky

Mitsuki Watanabe

Stars hanging from the sky

Color on Japanese paper, 2273 mm × 1818 mm

Peripatos Open Gallery, J2 and J3 Buildings

Mitsuki Watanabe Kiss to twinkle

Mitsuki Watanabe

Kiss to twinkle

Color on Japanese paper, 1455 mm × 1120 mm

Entrance of G2 Building

Saori Sekiguchi Melting shore

Saori Sekiguchi

Melting shore

Color on Japanese paper, 1940 mm × 2910 mm

Peripatos Open Gallery, J2 and J3 Buildings

Yuika Takeuchi Eternal bloom

Yuika Takeuchi

Eternal bloom

Color on Japanese paper, 2590 mm × 1940 mm

Peripatos Open Gallery, J2 and J3 Buildings

Ruka Fujii variable mass

Ruka Fujii

variable mass

White granite, 750 mm×1500 mm × 800 mm

Near Suzukake Hall

Ruka Fujii variable pieces

Ruka Fujii

variable pieces

Yellow onyx, 350 mm × 350 mm × 350 mm, 10 pieces

Near R2-Annex B

Ruka Fujii KIKI

Ruka Fujii

KIKI

White granite, 1200 kg, 900 mm × 900 mm × 650 mm

Near the pond

Yuko Kurihara Thunderous sky

Yuko Kurihara

Thunderous sky

Black granite, 1000 kg, 1600 mm × 1000 mm × 400 mm

Near the pond

Yuko Kurihara Earth tone

Yuko Kurihara

Earth tone

White granite, 1200 kg, 1700 mm × 1300 mm × 750 mm

Near B1 Building

Ayano Iwasaki 7 a.m.

Ayano Iwasaki

7 a.m.

Black granite, 2000 kg, 1450 mm × 900 mm × 750 mm

Near S7 Building

Hiroko Amano standing

Hiroko Amano

standing

White granite, 700 kg, 2500 mm × 700 mm × 900 mm

Near R3-Annex A

Nozomi Shigeeda White R

Nozomi Shigeeda

White R

White granite, 1500 kg, 2100 mm × 850 mm × 2100 mm

Near S3 Building

Maiko Tsunamoto Time for R

Maiko Tsunamoto

Time for R

Red granite, 1600 kg, 900 mm × 900 mm × 1050 mm

Near the pond

Kaoru Kuroiwa Pooh

Kaoru Kuroiwa

Pooh

White granite, 1200 kg, 1000 mm × 850 mm × 850 mm

Near Suzukake street

Tomoko Suzuki home

Tomoko Suzuki

home

Black granite, 1200 kg, 1600 mm × 750 mm × 750 mm

Near S6 Building

Yumie Watabe cocoon

Yumie Watabe

cocoon

Komatsu stone (andesite), 1200 kg, 1050 mm × 900 mm × 750 mm

Near G4 Building

Airi Yamada tension

Airi Yamada

tension

Komatsu stone (andesite), 800 kg, 1750 mm × 1100 mm × 230 mm

Near H1 Building

Peripatos Open Gallery

Peripatos Open Gallery
A joint project with Joshibi University of Art and Design

Indoor display: Connecting corridor between J2 and J3 Buildings, 3rd Floor

Open: Weekdays 8:30 a.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Closed: Saturdays, Sundays, holidays and other days designated by Tokyo Tech

Outdoor display: Suzukakedai Campus grounds

As of August 2014

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Published: August 2014