2014 Group show “Meets Art
Hakone Open Air Museum, Kanagawa, Japan


An outdoor sculpture taking the form of a table. Laid in the direction of true north, the tabletop consists of lead panels that mark the latitude and longitude of the location where the work is situated.
This piece was installed outside of a museum designed by sculptor Takeyoshi Inoue (1930-1997). After having researched Inoue’s personal history, existing works and his production concepts, Taniyama chose to set the height of the table at ground level, a decision inspired by Inoue’s preference to install his works at the subterranean levels by way of humbling them.
Here Today is a participatory project that invites visitors to engrave their names and the dates into the table surface. These marks can be copied onto paper with a rubbing technique and taken home. The final work is defined and composed by the total sum of marks left behind by the audience. The panels, on which the participants’ signatures are engraved, are stored to be used as plates for future prints. There were in total 1008 participants during the exhibition period.

Period: 22 March ~ 31 August, 2014
Material: Steel, Lead, Wax, Shipboard, Paint
Size: W1300cm×H270cm×D125cm
Venue: Hakone Open Air Museum Main gallery
Material cooperation:
Photo: Junpei Ono (workshop), Kyoco Taniyama


2014 Group show “ミーツ・アート-森の玉手箱”
箱根彫刻の森美術館 神奈川

Here Todayは、その日そこを訪れた証に、自分の名前と訪れた日付をテーブルに刻印で刻み、フロッタージュして持ち帰る事ができる観客参加型の作品です。訪れた人々の存在がテーブル表面に蓄積されることで作品は完成します。参加者のサインが刻まれたパネルは、将来版画の版として使えるようにと保管されています。会期中、1008名のご参加がありました。


サイズ: W1300cm×H270cm×D125cm
撮影:小野順平(ワークショップ風景)/ 谷山恭子