発電所美术馆 Nizayama Forest Art Museum

日本富山县下山艺术之森背靠飞驒山脉,地处黑部川广阔的扇形平原,坐落于森林中央的便是 “発電所美术馆”。该馆原为黑部川第二发电所,建于1926年(大正15年),有着大正时代特色的红砖外墙。本应拆除的发电所最终成功转型,于1995年4月开放为美术馆,并于次年12月指定为日本 “国家已登记有形文化财产”。作为现代化的历史建筑与当代艺术的结合体,美术馆已成功举办多次独立展览,如内藤礼个展(2007)、矢延宪司个展(2010)。馆内改造尽可能地保留了发电所原貌:约10米高的天井,抬头可见的裸露铁架,1座发电机遗迹,另2座发电机拆除后留在墙内的导水管──直径达3米,管壁残留的铁锈红令人想起旧时湍急的水流。

The Nizayama art forest is located in Toyama Prefecture, Japan, and the Northern Alps amidst a picturesque sprawling mountain range and the Kurobe River alluvial fan. Located in the middle of the forest is “Hatsudensho Bijutsukan” (Nizayama Forest Art Museum), a typical Taisho era style building made out of red bricks. Built in 1926 (Taisho era 15), this establishment was the former Kurobe River Second Power Station and was intended to be demolished but has been revitalized to be an art museum since April 1995. In December 1996 the museum was designated as a National Registered Tangible Cultural Property. The museum is considered to be rare for its juxtaposition of a modernized historical architecture from Taisho era with contemporary art, exemplified through independent exhibitions like Rei Naito (2007) and Kenji Yanobe (2010). Rebuilt in a way to preserve as many traces of the power station as possible, the museum features a ceiling that stretches 10-meter high with bare iron trusses. 1 of the 3 original power generators remains as it used to be and a 3-meter diameter water conduit on the wall widely opens where a generator used to sit, on which the red rust serves as a reminder of the water that used to flow through this place.

人形万象-加藤泉 × 陈飞

Living in Figures, Izumi KATO, CHEN Fei