Noe Aoki Pillars of Light


- 2024.01.14.Sun.

For this place, I wanted to create something that would rise up from the ground.
Rising water, darkness, light, smell particles, and chemical particles.
It also rains down from above.
I wanted to create a moving pillar of light that rises and falls repeatedly.
--Noe Aoki

In planning this exhibition, Noe Aoki focused on the museum's most distinctive feature, the nine-meter-high atrium above the basement. Here, she created a new work, Pillars of Light, and decided to use it as the title of the exhibition.
Since 2011, Aoki has been creating a series of 《something floating down》, and this time, she has developed them into "moving objects" that climb up from the ground, pour down, and rise and fall repeatedly. As she has said, "Iron is a transparent metal," and "It always has a transparent light inside," the works that Aoki creates express the essence of iron that we cannot see from the outside, and the essence of iron that is contained within. It is something that reveals the light. Please feel free to experience the space where a iron = pillars of light rises from the bottom of the lake.

The exhibition will also feature several other large-scale works, including 《core》.

Photo:Koji Honda


《Pillars of Light Ⅰ》 Koji Honda

New work 《Pillars of Light》 goes up at the museum


PeriodOctober 14 (Sat.), 2023 - January 14 (Sun.), 2024
Opening HoursWeekdays: 10:00~17:00、Saturadays and the day before National Holidays: 9:30~19:00、Sundays and National holidays: 9:30~18:00
(Last admission 30 minutes before closing)
Closed daysMondays (if Monday is a holiday, closed on the next weekday)
Organized byIchihara Lakeside Museum [Designated Administrator: Art Front Gallery Co, Ltd.]
With the cooperation ofANOMALY
Admission (tax included)1,000 yen (Adults), 800 yen (College students, High school students, and Over65), Free (Junior high school students or younger)