Aoki Noe Sculpture Exhibition “Mist and Mountain”

Aoki Noe Sculpture Exhibition "Mist and Mountain"

Aoki Noe is a sculptor whose work consists of cutting iron into circles and fine strips; welding them together as she sees fit for that particular time and place. Pieces of iron, seemingly light, organic and malleable; freed from the forces of gravity and giving us a feeling of nature and the cycle of life, give the viewer a sense of oneness with the artwork; surrounded by so many plates and rods of iron.

This exhibition is to be composed mainly of new iron artwork, where the entire exhibition space will be linked together and created to convey the theme of “mist and mountains” to symbolize the natural beauty of Kirishima, wherein viewers can enjoy a world quite apart from their everyday existence. Come and experience a world of “universal beauty” that the artist – who herself highly values the stories learned through sights and sounds encountered throughout her life — has come to seek through her deep exploration of folklore and cultural anthropology.

【Related events】

  • Opening ceremony, Artist talk : July 26th (Fri.) 14:00~
  • Demonstration by artist : July 27th (Sat.) / August 11th (Sun.) 14:00~
  • Workshop by artist with iron : Augusut 10th (Sat.) 11:00~15:30
  • Gallery talk by curator : Augusut 4th (Sun.) / Augusut 18th (Sun.) / September 8th (Sun.) / September 15th (Sun.) 14:00~
  • Issuing and selling a new book : Noe Aoki In the Flowing, Mass of the Lights

【Sponser】Kagoshima Prefectural Culture Foundation / Minaminippon Shimbun.Co.,Ltd. / Kagoshima Television for Smile Co.,Ltd.

【Cooperation】Yusui town / Kirishima-sanroku Yusui town Tourist Association / DAIICHI KOTSU SANGYO Co., Ltd.

【Planning Cooperation】ANOMALY


【Example works】

moya / Nagasaki



(Exhibition at Nagasaki Prefectural Art Museum)




plaster, hemp cloth, news paper, iron

(Exhibition at Nagasaki Prefectural Art Museum)


tateyama / Nagasaki


iron, soap

(Exhibition at Nagasaki Prefectural Art Museum)

All photographer : YAMAMOTO Tadasu Courtesy of ANOMALY

* Click here for the exhibition flyer.

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Kirishima Open-Air Museum Art Hall
Holding period
2019/07/26 〜 2019/09/23
Closed on every Mondays. (If Monday is a national holiday, the museum will be open, and instead closed on Tuesday. August 13th (Mon.) is opend.)
Viewing time
9:00-17:00 (Last entry: 16:30, on weekends and public holidays from July 27th to August 31st, the museum will be opend 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM)
Admission fee
General public : ¥800 (¥600) / University・High school students : ¥600 (¥400) / Middle・Elementary school students : ¥400 (¥300)* Fees in parenthesis are advance ticket and group (20 people or more).



Born in Tokyo, 1958. Sculptor. Gratuate Institute of Sculpture, Musashino Art University.

・The 50th Minister of Education Award for New Artist (2000)
・The 55th Mainichi Art Award (2014)
・The 40th Teijiro Nakahara Award (2017)

・Setouchi Triennale (2010 Teshima, Japan)
・"All that floats down" (2012 Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, Nagoya City Art Museum, Japan)
・"Logical Emotion-Japanese comtemporary art exhibition" (2014 Switzerland, Porland, Germany)
・Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial (2012 2015 2018 Niigata, Japan)
・"All that floats down" (2019 Nagasaki Prefectural Art Museum, Japan)
and so on.

Her works is collected by Kirishima Open-Air Museum.