Art Group ‘Genjitsu’
Art Group ‘Genjitsu’ / 美術集団「現実

Following the JR train line that follows overhead, Beppu Station Market is a collection of shops selling fish, meat, and vegetables for almost 50 years. In three disused shops, Naoyuki Hata, Takanori Suzuki, and Hiroaki Higashi have staged a group exhibition of individual work that brings together photography, film, sculpture, installation and craft as ‘Reality’ (Genjitsu). The market with a mixture of food stalls and grocery shops, has been a mainstay in Beppu for almost half a century. Empty shops that slowly disappeared or went out of business, have given the group a location and focal point at the heart of the city. Each photographer lives close to Beppu, a city to the east of the southernmost main island, Kyushu and have either lived in or grown up near to Tokyo. Hata, the eldest of the three, returned to Japan not so long ago having graduated from Amsterdam’s Fine Arts and Design University, The Gerrit Rietveld Academie. Now living close to each other, they all apply their expertise (Hata with photography and performance, Suzuki with film and sculpture, Higashi with painting and craft) to the local landscape, not treating it with reverence but making equally playful, macabre and humorous. Below are images taken from the exhibition, along with a few other moments taken along the way.

Naoyuki Hata
Naoyuki Hata
Naoyuki Hata
Naoyuki Hata
Naoyuki Hata
Naoyuki Hata
Hiroaki Higashi
Takanori Suzuki
Takanori Suzuki
Takanori Suzuki
Takanori Suzuki
Naoyuki Hata talking through the exhibition

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Beppu Station Market
Work by other artists elsewhere in Beppu Station Market
Disused space, Beppu Station Market
Disused space, Beppu Station Market
Anish Kapoor In Beppu
Beppu Park

ベップアートマンス 10/6-11/25
べっぷ駅市場 土日 11:00-17:00 月 11:00-16:00

Oct 6 – Nov 25 (Beppu Art Month)
Beppu Station Market
11:00-17:00 (Sat/Sun), 11:00-16:00 (Mon)

  • Nov. 2019 / NEW SKIN
  • Nov. 2019 / Okayama Art Summit 2019: IF THE SNAKE
  • Nov. 2019 / Topos
  • Jul. 2019 / Distance & Points
  • Jul. 2019 / Neighbors / 4649/5963
  • Jul. 2019 / Hot eyes (2)
  • Jul. 2019 / Photographic sculpture
  • Jun. 2019 / Scream at the City
  • May. 2019 / The B of Blue
  • May. 2019 / Hot eyes
  • May. 2019 / Parallel lives
  • Mar. 2019 / Please Don’t Leave Me
  • Feb. 2019 / Hakgojae
  • Jan. 2019 / Comfortable hole buy
  • Nov. 2018 / Montage
  • Apr. 2018 / 4649
  • Jan. 2018 / Aquarium of the Eye
  • Nov. 2017 / The Acid Zoo
  • Nov. 2017 / A bigger heart
  • Oct. 2017 / Hong Kong Garden
  • Oct. 2017 / Local Fantasy
  • Sep. 2017 / Hiroko Komatsu
  • Jul. 2017 / Mitsutaro Fuku
  • Jul. 2017 / Screening
  • Jul. 2017 / Sunshower
  • Jun. 2017 / Plum Shower
  • Jun. 2017 / Transport
  • May. 2017 / Mother
  • Feb. 2017 / Snack Ayumi
  • Feb. 2017 / Performance
  • Jan. 2017 / Techno set
  • Jan. 2017 / Daan van Golden
  • Nov. 2016 / Ozeki-senshu
  • Nov. 2016 / Playback
  • Nov. 2016 / Hotel Spew
  • Oct. 2016 / Mousse #55
  • Oct. 2016 / Music as Film
  • Oct. 2016 / Summertime
  • Oct. 2016 / 8mm
  • Sep. 2016 / Swimming Pool
  • Aug. 2016 / So core
  • Aug. 2016 / Train
  • Dec. 2013 / Strange New Wood
  • Dec. 2013 / Uncanny valleys
  • Dec. 2013 / The bounce of light from incidental land