“Fragrances of Soil” @ Art Week Kinan, October 2022

Artists James Jack, Yoshitaka Nanjo, Shotaro Yoshino form bacilli as caretakers who nurture active spaces for living with dirt, people, food, microbes and spirits. Commencing in 2014 as “World Dirt Association,” the artist collective has evolved into the form of “bacilli” (Bacillus genus of bacteria)growing exponentially from 2022. Their dedication to artistic infusions of taste, touch, scent and more grows together with local collaborators in diverse places based on a shared love for land. As their evolutionary path expands, symbiosis is diversified through interesting mutants discovered in the collaborative creative process. Selected Exhibitions 2015 Water and Land Festival, Niigata 2016 S.Y.P. Art Space, Tokyo 2017 Ichihara x Art Mix, Chiba 2018 Yame Remix, Fukuoka 2020 ART FOR THOUGHT, Tokyo 2021 Oku-Noto Art Triennale, Ishikawa 2022 Setouchi Triennale, Kagawa



bacilli × Caravansarai -Fragrant Soil-

An event to feel and experience the stories and memories of places associated with soil using the “five senses”. The event is a collaboration between “bacilli,” a soil art unit led by Kinan resident Nanjo, and Tanabe’s French restaurant “caravansarai.” They will bring soil from citrus farms in various areas of Tanabe City, as well as fruits and roots, to enjoy the differences between them.

Date:Saturday, October 15, 2022, 17:00-18:30

28-24 Furio Tanabe City Wakayama, Japan
Open 10:00 〜 17:00
*Please note that the opening hours have been changed on October 8th and 9th due to venue maintenance. From 10:00 to 15:00 on October 8th from 11:00 to 17:00 on October.