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Shinji Ohmaki "The Black House"

  • Art Project ,
  • Exhibition / Screening

An empty house in Senju becomes art. Time’s shadow flickers.

Away from the hustle and bustle of the shitamachi traditional downtown neighborhoods, the “black house” appears out of nowhere. Built more than fifty years ago, this house with a peculiar feel to it has been an iron works, an izakaya, and a fishing pond business among other things. In this space where time stands still, artist Shinji Ohmaki is shaking up the shadows of time. The faint sign of movement – is it time reviving from oblivion, or time in a different dimension?

Every year in Senju, Ohmaki presents “Memorial Rebirth”, a colorful show of countless soap bubbles released into the air. With this piece however, the ball of solitary light that gradually appears is monotone. Within it, a wavering shadow is hidden….
How will the mysterious worlds presented by the artist in “A Large House” at ICHIHARA Art×Mix and “Where the spiritual shadow descends” at the Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale unfold in Senju?


Ohmaki Shinji
Was born in 1971 in Gifu, Japan. Associate Professor of Sculpture department of Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music. Ohmaki has been actively holding ambitious solo exhibitions, receiving much attention for his works: “ECHO” (Shiseido Gallery, Art Tower Mito, Contemporary Art Museum Kumamoto, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo), “Liminar Air” (Tokyo Wonder Site, Gallery A4, 21 Century Museum of Contemporary Art Kanazawa, Asia Pacific Triennial 2009, The Hakone Open-Air Museum, etc.), “Memorial Rebirth” (Yokohama Triennale 2008 etc). Changing the exhibition space into the extraordinary world, Ohmaki presents dynamic installations and art works, which wake visitor’s physical senses.


Sachiko Namba


*Due to crowding, there may be a wait for entry

Events during the exhibition period

■Artist Talk
A talk event will feature artists working this winter in Senju area as guest speakers.

・Date: Sunday, February 28 2016 17:00-19:00
・Venue: Tokyo University of the Arts, Senju Campus, Studio A
・Guests: Shinji Ohmaki, Mariko Tomomasa, Gaetan Kubo
・Moderator: Sachiko Namba
・Admission: Free(First 50 people, reservation acceptable)

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Art Access Adachi: Downtown Senju-Connecting through Sound Art Office
Contact Form: Please contact via the contact form on the official website.
Tel: 03-6806-1740 (13:00–18:00 except Tuesday and Thursday)


Black House (29-4 Senju Nakacho, Adachi-ku, Tokyo)
Access: About 10-minute walk from Kita-Senju station West exit
*No parking available. Please use public transportation.



Organized by
Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture), Tokyo University of the Arts Faculty of Music, OTOMACHI PROJECT(NPO), Adachi City