The Nature Rules: Dreaming of Earth Project
In a nutshell
This exhibition highlights the Dreaming of Earth Project, a concept launched by Jae-Eun Choi. The project centers around the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) on the 38th parallel of the Korean peninsula. Because the land contains an estimated three million landmines, the land itself is human-free and is inhabited by over 5000 species of animals. To preserve this ecosystem, the project proposes different components, such as a vault for seeds, a floating garden and more. The exhibition includes work by several artists.
The Hara Museum of Contemporary Art is a beautiful, white, Modernist building tucked away in a residential neighborhood. The slight arc of the building curves onto a sculpture garden that can be seen from the museum’s café.
English? (labels/audio guides/handouts)
All of the information is in English. In fact, much of the information is in English and Korean, with Japanese translations.
Photographs are allowed.
This exhibition has a lot of different types of information and displays. It is a concept project that presents almost scholarly information together with artwork.
This may be a bit dry and abstract for some art lovers. Anyone interested in learning more about the DMZ should be interested.
How far out?
The museum is in Shinagawa. A 10 minute walk from the Kita-Shinagawa Station or a 15 minute walk from the Osaki Station or the Shinagawa JR Station (Takanawa Exit). The Gotenyama stop on the 96 bus is less than five minutes from the Hara.
How much time?
About 30-45 minutes, more if you watch the video.
How much money?
¥1,100 for general admission.
Until July 28
Rating: make a special trip, see it if you’re in the area or have some free time, see it only if you like this specific type of art
See it only if the Dreaming of Earth Project sounds interesting or if you’d like to learn more about the Korean DMZ.