Yoshi Sugito


17 Sep – 17 Oct 2021 Opening and concert with Kazuhisa Uchihashi 16 Sep 18:00 Free admission


As the Klosterruine readies itself for winter, the exhibition Hibernationstation evokes the dream work of ruins. Yoshie Sugito sets the scene for a slumber party and invites somnambulant giants, you, and a gang of shadows. Sleep, usually privatized, figures here as a collective ritual of sensing a world not determined by the imagination of those that are supposedly awake.

For the opening concert, the internationally renowned musician Kazuhisa Uchihashi will play the daxophone, an experimental music instrument invented by Hans Reichel.

Until the 19th of September, visitors still have the opportunity to also see the exhibition Vivero Enredado by José Montealegre.


Yoshie Sugito (* 1985, Aichi, Japan) lives and works in Berlin and New York. She studied at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste Braunschweig and at the Musashino Art University Tokyo. Sugito received a grant from the Agency for Cultural Affairs Government of Japan for an extended residency in New York City (2021-2023). She participated in the Open Atelier in the Japanischen Palais von Staatlichen Kunstsammlungen Dresden (2020) and the Artist Residency by the NARS Foundation (2021). Recent shows include Routes/Roots, Tokyo Arts and Space (Tokyo, 2021) Night Wander, Coffee Reading, Kunstquartier Bethanien (Berlin, 2019), the Storytellers, terrail (2019, Vallauris) / Glas Herz Fenster, Il Caminetto (Hamburg, 2018).

Kazuhisa Uchihashi (内橋和久, Uchihashi Kazuhisa) is a Japanese guitarist involved in free improvisation music. Born in 1959 in Osaka, Uchihashi began to play the guitar at age 12, playing in various rock bands, though he later studied jazz music. In 1988 he joined the band the First Edition, and in 1990 formed the band Altered States. He was also a member of Otomo Yoshihide’s Ground Zero from 1994 to 1997. Uchihashi also plays daxophone, and in addition to his role as a free improviser, Uchihashi has been the musical director for Osaka theatre group Ishinha, has held improvisation workshops (a project known as New Music Action) in various cities in Japan, as well as London, Oslo, and currently in Vienna also. Uchihashi has set up his own record label, Innocent Records a.k.a. Zenbei Records, had held a music festival annually since 1996 Festival BEYOND INNOCENCE.