The art installation in Sansho House called “Lost Winter” by Leandro Elrich is one of the permanent collections artworks created for Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale. Opening the door to the lounge in Sansho House reveals the landscape of Matsunoyama in early spring as if buds of the fuki plant (fukinoto) are peeking out from the thick blanket of snow and frogs are singing in the evening. The artwork imagines how people would take pleasure in the much-awaited landscape that shows signs of the arrival of spring after the long, long winter. Visitors are invited to experience a special 20-25 minute-long programme specially designed for overnight guests.
(The artwork is open to the pubic during the daytime. Please contact Sansho House for details.)
Born in 1973 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Using an artistic approach resembling trompe l’oeil, Erlich creates artworks filled with humour and twists as he pursues his interest in human vision and recognition. As with “The Swimming Pool” at the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Erlich’s artworks provide spaces for nurturing relaxed relations amongst people experiencing his artworks. Erlich has permanent collections in Echigo-Tsumari Satoyama Museum of Contemporary Art, KINARE and Sansho House in Echigo-Tsumari region, Japan.