Takashi Hatta Sculpture Exhibition [Magma Memory]

Takashi Hatta makes art work out of volcanic rocks from the Sakurajima volcano in Kagoshima. Through the art space, a delicate arrangement of rough rocks, one can feel both the beauty created by the blank spaces and the solid presence of the art.

While the artist battles the fear that using one’s own hands will tarnish the natural beauty of the solid lava, through adding a human touch to the distinctive atmosphere of the rocks, his pieces -influenced by minimalism and Mono-ha art styles unique to Japan- become sublimated into shapes that transgress words.

[Related Events]

  • Opening Event 4/21 [Sculpture and Recorder Collaboration]

(Recorder: Yoshimine Fumiharu) 1pm and 3pm; each performance will be about 20 min.

  • Workshop (all starting at 2pm)

4/29 [Building a Miniature Rock Garden]

5/3 [Rock Carving Experience]

6/3 [Making Small Things Using Volcanic Rocks] (vase, card stand, etc)

Example Pieces:










From a Single Stone…











Shape Marks

* Takashi Hatta Sculpture Exhibition Flyer download