Accompanying program

01. February 2016
performance: Lyota Yagi
dj set: DJ Bootsie
venue: Trafó Klub
Prolonged till the 7th of February

Opening: 17th of December 2015. Thursday 7 pm

Artists: Yukio Fujimoto, Lyota Yagi, Tatsumi Orimoto, Tetsuya Umeda and UJINO

Curator: Zsolt Petrányi

You can download the curatorial text from here.

Trafó Gallery will host Budapest’s largest Japanese contemporary art exhibition, which focuses on japanese sound art and examines the relation of japanese culture and sound. The artists in their works depart from their interest towards the natural sounds of the living environment, showing the aesthetical aspects of musicality and noise. The impact of John Cage and the Fluxus movement in Japan made generations of artists engage with the question of noise, which has usually been approached through irony or absurdity and by the reinterpretation of functional objects. The positions show different interpretations of sound which are not exclusively visual, and they also approach sound with a sense of intellect.

Supported by: The Japan Foundation, National Cultural Fund of Hungary, Káli Kövek


The Rotators - The Savage’s Plastic Ikebana Session
2007, household electric appliance and other media 
dimensions variable
Photo by Masanori Ikeda

Box Office opening hours:
  • Main hall performance days: 16h-22h
  • studio and club performance days: 16h-20h30
  • other days: 16h-20h
Trafó Gallery opening hours:
  • Main hall performance days: 16h-22h
  • other days: 16-19h
  • monday: closed
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