I have made secret bases from the time of my childhood. In trees, underground, on the water… Then, I came across the islands of the Seto Inland Sea, once a base for pirates.

Following after the“Seirensho”project on Inujima, ART BASE MOMOSHIMA is the next such secret island enclave.

For artists and their collaborators, art here is not the means, but the very end itself.

It is the frontline base of a serious form of play.

Yukinori Yanagi

is a private art center established by artist Yukinori Yanagi and a number of collaborators in an abandoned junior high school that was renovated for use with the aim of rejuvenating the island of Momoshima through art and artistic practice.