The first time I told you about Takeshi Kawashima and his Dream Friends, it was during my coverage of the Setouchi International Art Festival 2010. At the time, two works of art (You & I (Nawa) Pillar 2010 and A Shelter for Drops of Memory) as well as a café (Dream Café) were grouped under the name and it looked like this.
Since, the café has closed , the Drops of Memory are gone, the pillar is still there and the place has become a permanent feature of Ogijima, now acting as a gallery. It will actually be part of the Setouchi Triennale 2013 (and I assume that Dream Café will reopen then as it hasn’t been dismantled).
Since the Drops of Memory have left, they’ve been replaced by other artworks by Takeshi Kawashima, at least until last week. Indeed, the gallery was closed last week-end (and this week-end?) and this is what was happening there. So starting very soon, new art will be on display at Takeshi Kawashima & Dream Friends Gallery. What is it going to be, I don’t know, but I’m sure it’ll be interesting. I assume it will last until October when the gallery will close for the winter and in preparation of the Triennale that will start in March 2013.
Meanwhile, here is a small “retrospective” of what was there for the past year (yes, this is also one of the purposes of this blog, to keep a trace of what is now gone, and actually I still haven’t told you about all the works of art from two years ago that I’ve been meaning to tell you about).
In the inner courtyard, You & I (Nawa) Pillar 2010 by Mairyo Yagi is still there to welcome visitors.
Of course, I hope to be back on Ogijima very soon and to go check out what Takeshi Kawashima & Dream Friends Gallery has to offer these days.