Kodomo No Kuni : Mémoire et enfance au Japon


Architecture, ceramic, installation, mixed media...

Kodomo No Kuni : Mémoire et enfance au Japon

Ends in 16 days: May 16 → July 8, 2018

Organized in partnership with Le Micro-Onde (Vélizy-Villacoublay) and the FRAC Grand Large — Hauts-de-France (Dunkirk), the exhibition Kodomo No Kuni, literally “the country of children,” uses the name of a famous playground park for children in Yokohama inaugurated in 1965, and extends the research of the guest curator Vincent Romagny on the question of playgrounds, but applied here to the specific context of Japan. At La Maréchalerie, Kodomo No Kuni : Mémoire et enfance au Japon, presents a new in-situ production by the artist Yusuké Y. Offhause, a set of iconographic documents of buildings made by Japanese metabolist artists in the eponymous park, as well as the film Children Who Draw by Susumu Hani, made in 1954 and presented here for the first time in France (20 projections).

Curator : Vincent Romagny

All the places around the exhibition

April 7th to June 30th 2018

With works by Kasumi FUJISAWA, Le Gentil Garçon, Tadashi ONO, Kohei SASAHARA, Mitsuru SENDA, SHIMABUKU, Mayu SOEDA, Constance SOREL, Soni TAKEURA, Mutsumi TSUDA and Yohei YAMAKADO.

January 26th to March 24th 2019
with the works from previous exhibitions


The Book Anthologie Aires de jeux au Japon will be published at the end of 2018 at Tombolo Presses, with the support of Micro Onde, Centre d’art de l’Onde, La Maréchalerie — centre d’art contemporain, FRAC Grand Large — Hauts-de-France, du CNAP (aide à l’édition), de la Villa Kujoyama and Arts Ultima. Graphic design : Marie PROYART.

The cycle Kodomo No Kuni is curated by Vincent Romagny, following his residency at Villa Kujoyama in 2015. It is supported by Kwansei Gakuin University de Hyogo. The project of Yusuké Y. Offhause is supported by Pro Helvetia and FMAC Genève. The photographs series Dialogues from Mitsuru Tsuda is loaned by FRAC Alsace, and the work Passing Through the Rubber Band from Shimabuku is loaned by FRAC Île-de-France, Le Plateau. La Villa Kujoyama is supported by Fondation Bettencourt-Schueller.

Greetings to Mathieu Capel, Simon Miné, Isabelle Olivier and Olivier Vadrot.

  • Kodomo No Kuni : Mémoire et enfance au Japon — Rencontre entre Vincent Romagny, Sophie Auger et Valérie Knochel Abecassis à l’Onde suivi d’une visite à la Maréchalerie. Meeting Saturday, June 23 2 PM → 7 PM

    REGARDS CROISÉS le samedi 23 juin
    Rencontre entre Vincent Romagny, Sophie Auger et Valérie Knochel Abecassis à l’Onde suivi d’une visite à la Maréchalerie.
    Navette AR gratuite au départ de Paris — Concorde à 14h
    Renseignements et réservations
    01 78 74 39 17 / microonde@londe.fr

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78000 Versailles

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Opening hours

Tuesday – Friday, 2 PM – 6 PM
Saturday & Sunday, 2 PM – 7 PM
Other times by appointment Fermé les lundis et jours fériés.

Admission fee

Free entrance

The artists

  • Yusuke Y. Offhause
  • Susumu Hani

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