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On Thursday 23 November, a public holiday, the Marugame Genichiro-Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art (MIMOCA) celebrated its 32nd anniversary with a special “MIMOCA’S BIRTHDAY” event. Photo: Tatsuma Omine

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The special exhibition “Sudo Reiko: Making NUNO Textiles” was held at Marugame Genichiro-Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art (MIMOCA) from Sunday, October 8 to Sunday, December 10, 2023. This exhibition was originally organized and held at CHAT (Centre for Heritage, Arts and Textile) in Hong Kong in 2019. After touring Europe, it had its fifth opening at MIMOCA. Although a traveling exhibition, it featured two new works by Sudo viewable only in Marugame, when staged at the MIMOCA venue. In this writing, I will introduce one of them, 80 Faces.

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Shinobu Aihara (head of OIKAZE, a regional trading company based in Marugame) recommends five items from the Museum Shop as gifts for the holiday season.

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The special exhibition “Sudo Reiko: Making NUNO Textiles” was held at Marugame Genichiro-Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art (MIMOCA) from Sunday, October 8 to Sunday, December 10, 2023. This exhibition was originally organized and held at CHAT (Centre for Heritage, Arts and Textile) in Hong Kong in 2019. After touring Europe, it held its fifth opening at MIMOCA. Although a traveling exhibition, the exhibition featured two new works by Sudo, viewable only in Marugame, when staged at the MIMOCA venue. In this writing, I will introduce one of them, Big Pastel Drawing.

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Marugame Genichiro-Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art (MIMOCA) held a workshop on June 24 (Saturday), July 2 (Sunday) and July 17 (Sunday & Public Holiday) titled “MIMOCA—Look At This! Let’s Make a Map,” followed by a tour on September 17 (Sunday), titled “A Children’s Guided Tour.” This report covers this series of events.

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In the animation "Before MIMOCA" Ryo Inoue confronts the conundrum of how to spend time in an art museum, and offers his answer, as an artist. Since its debut on YouTube this video has been watched and enjoyed by thousands of people, of all ages. A year on from the release of "Before MIMOCA," its creator reflected on the process behind its production, on art museums, and on Genichiro Inokuma.

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Marugame Genichiro-Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art (MIMOCA) held a workshop on August 9 (Wednesday), August 10 (Thursday), August 12 (Saturday), and August 13 (Sunday) titled “Choose and Mix ☆ MIMOCA Tin Badges!” Over these four days, a total of 639 participants of all ages, from children to adults, took part in the workshop. This report covers the workshop, from its preparation through to its delivery. Venue: Creative Studio

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Koji Nakazono: Soulmate opened at the Marugame Genichiro-Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art (MIMOCA) on Saturday 17 June 2023, and had run to Monday 18 September. As part of the exhibition program, a talk titled “Gentle Ghost: In Pursuit of the Painter Koji Nakazono” was held on Sunday 20 August to mark the publication of a critical biography of the artist. The following is an edited extract from the discussion between Soulmate curator Mizuki Takezaki, and biography author Toshiya Muraoka. Text: Mio Subana

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The Marugame Genichiro-Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art (MIMOCA) is currently staging the exhibition “Koji Nakazono: Soulmate.” Opening on June 17 (Sat), the exhibition will run until September 18 (Mon/public holiday) 2023. A press preview, as described below, was held the day before opening, on June 16 (Fri). Exhibition Room Photo:Kenji Takahashi

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The exhibit “In Marugame – At the Moment – Three Artist Collectives” runs from Saturday, December 18, 2021 through Monday, March 21, 2022 at the Marugame Genichiro-Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art (MIMOCA).This is the second part of our interview with one of the featured artist groups Nadegata Instant Party, consisting of Tohru Nakazaki, Daisuke Yamashiro, and Tomoko Noda.Picking up where we left off, we asked how the group’s installation “HOME STAY HOME” came to be and the insights they gained through the project.Interviewed and written by Mio SubanaPhotos by Shintaro Miyawaki

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