ダークエコロジー

公害企業主呪殺祈祷僧団(羽永光利)

助成:公益財団法人東京都歴史文化財団 アーツカウンシル東京 【芸術文化魅力創出助成】
協力:羽永光利プロジェクト実行委員会 羽永太朗|ぎゃらり壺中天|青山目黒
2023年9月29日(金)〜10月22日(日) 12:00-19:00 *金土日のみ開廊

SEP

29

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OCT

22

高度経済成長期、環境汚染を伴う公害が表面化し、イタイイタイ病や四日市ぜんそくなどの公害病が日本各地の住民を襲いました。1970年には、公害病の原因となっていた企業への抗議活動として、2名の仏僧を中心に呪殺祈祷僧団が結成されます。彼らは、抗争が続く全国の工業地帯へ行脚し、撃鼓唱題し、護摩祈祷の火を焚き、阿毘遮迦(アビチャールカ)と呼ばれる調伏の儀式を行いました。公害を引き起こす企業主を、死に至らしめるために——。本展では、呪殺祈祷僧団の一員で真言宗の僧侶 松下隆洪氏によるテキストと、羽永光利(1933-99年)のドキュメンタリー写真を合わせて展示いたします。

ASAKUSA is a 40-square-meter exhibition venue for contemporary art programmes committed to advancing curatorial collaboration and practices. The programs follow the artistic development since Futurism, Dada, Fluxus, the emergence of video art and institutional critique, while providing a historical framework to the local art context. It has worked with artists Thomas Hirschhorn, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Yoko Ono, Anton Vidokle and Hito Steyerl amongst others, while introducing Japanese early avant-garde collectives such as Mavo (1924-25) and documentary filmmakers Prokino (1929-31). Artists talks, discussions, academic symposia and publications are produced alongside these programs.

Asakusa opened in 2015, with an aim to co-curate exhibitions with researchers of diverse academic fields, and to focus on programmes which combine community-based initiatives with social and political agendas. The organisation is run by a small voluntary team —currently of two people— recruiting additional members to execute each project. This year, it launched “Asakusa Entertainments”, a serial exhibition of videos and films which critically reviews the history of mass culture and entertainment industries. The programme intends to promote discursive culture in the gallery’s neighborhoods, through inviting artists to deliver talk, performance and to produce new work in commission. Both print and digital publication of “Asakusa (Journal)” is currently under way.

Gen Adachi / Khalid Albaih / Serafín Álvarez / Aoyama | Meguro Gallery / ARCUS / Masaru Araki, Okayama University / Taka Atsugi / Oliver Beer / Pauline Boudry, Renate Lorenz / Federica Buzzi / Yin-Ju Chen / Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation / Guy Debord / Vincent W.J. van Gerven Oei / James T. Hong / IM Heung-soon / Thomas Hirshhorn / Mikhail Karikis /Kawakami Laboratory / Makoto Kinoshita / Yuki Kobayashi / Lawrence Lek / Matthieu Lelièvre / LUX / Tomoyoshi Murayama / Akiyoshi Nita / Yen Noh / Eiji Oguma, Keio University / Tatsuo Okada / Toki Okamoto / Yoshua Okón / Yoko Ono / Koichiro Osaka / The Otolith Group / Luke Caspar Pearson / Raymond Pettibon / Prokino / Sanya Labour Welfare Hall Action Committee / Sanya Production and Screening Committee / Mateusz Sapija / Mitsuo Sato / SCAI The Bathhouse / Tomoko Shimizu / Santiago Sierra / Kristin Surak / Swiss Embassy, Tokyo / Rirkrit Tiravanija / Anton Vidokle / Kyoichi Yamaoka / Masamu Yanase / Héctor Zamora and more.

Current project members:
Koichiro Osaka, Mariko Mikami

Director:
Koichiro Osaka