GROWING SPACE Exhibition | Batting LALALA Midori

30 July – 10 October 2022

Mitsunori Kimura / Luc Schol / Riko Yasumiya
Aichi Triennale 2022 Partnership | Batting LALALA Midori

The inaugural exhibition at GROWING SPACE, Batting LALALA Midori is self-titled GROWING SPACE, in partnership with Aichi Triennale 2022.

In addition to the interactive light installation neuro−muscular interaction (2021) created in collaboration with Riko Yasumiya back in March 2021, SYNONYM would like to present a curation of artworks and installations starting from the 30th of July until the 10th of October 2022, exhibiting a variety of art forms such as wooden sculptures from Mitsunori Kimura, landscape photography and moving images from Luc Schol, as well as interactive installations from Riko Yasumiya.

The exhibition of GROWING SPACE is a reaction to the theme behind this year’s Aichi Triennale 2022 STILL ALIVE, which focuses on global propositions of values and beauty in a post-COVID-19 era. GROWING SPACE outlines a relationship between nature, humans and animals, centring on the concepts of coexistence and escapism, it’s a proposal for us to reconsider the mutual relationship, to increase awareness and change our sensitivity towards what’s surrounding us with the pandemic hopefully coming to a close.

Escapism quintessentially draws on the idea of a utopia. Human beings have dabbled around and imagined an ideal world away from depression and sadness since early times. For the past two years due to the pandemic, we all had to endure and suffer, the feeling of compulsion has swelled and multiplied to a level where it felt almost suffocating. On the other hand – a relatively positive note – during various periods of lockdown, people around the world have all begun to realise the importance of nature, the talks of being out in the open and escaping to nature have perhaps once more become the centre of discussion. It’s our intention in curating a utopia where we could all escape to, realising a game-like world with separate distinctive islands enveloped by an enigmatic air guiding the audience through the main story narrative, from reality to the realms of fantasy, simultaneously crafting a bonus stage for us to discover a hidden world within, creating a coexisting relationship among all the artworks, whilst illustrating the fact that humans, animals, even nature are all subject to the same laws of existence — they grow, they develop and ultimately they die.

At GROWING SPACE, you would find artworks allowing viewers to meditate, to interact with and to encounter our surroundings in a different spectrum, you may also experience a fragrance of hinoki (cypress) emanating from the sculptures created by Mitsunori Kimura. The exhibition also serves an educational purpose for everyone to understand more about the human body, endangered animals and nature. A batting centre is a place for children and adults to have fun and to learn, on top of all, GROWING SPACE hopefully opens up everyone’s existing perception to what art could be. Please give art another chance, amidst the ongoing pandemic and war, humanity still thrives and grows, let’s stay hungry and stay curious, keep our fingers crossed and hope for better years to come.

On the 24th of August during the exhibition period, an art workshop designed for elementary kids, co-organised by SYNONYM and Sakura Kids International, will be hosted by Mitsunori Kimura, who will guide and inspire the kids to make their own creations using a variety of materials. This exhibition is warmly supported by the Aichi Triennale Organising Committee and Hémash Ltd.

この度、展示空間「GROWING SPACE」のオープニング・エキシビションとして、バッティングららら緑店にて展示「GROWING SPACE」を開催いたします。本展は、国際芸術祭「あいち2022」とのパートナーシップを通じて開催されます。

2022年7月30日(土)から10月10日(月)にかけて行われる本展では、2021年3月にアーティストの安宮理子とのコラボレーションによって実現した、光が織りなすインタラクティブ・インスタレーション「神経-筋 機能」に加えて、SYNONYMがキュレーションを務める作品とインスタレーションをご紹介します。本展では、彫刻家の木村充伯による木彫の作品、ロンドンとオランダのロッテルダムを拠点とするビジュアルアーティスト、ルック・ショルの風景写真と映像作品、安宮理子のインタラクティブ・インスタレーションなど、多彩な作品が一堂に会します。

本展「GROWING SPACE」は、国際芸術祭「あいち2022」のテーマ「STILL ALIVE」に対するアーティストたちの反応を表現しています。「STILL ALIVE」というテーマは、ポストコロナ時代におけるグローバルな価値提案や美しさに焦点を当てたものです。本展は、共存とエスケーピズムというコンセプトを軸に、「自然/人間/動物」の関係性を提示します。それは、コロナ禍の収束が期待される今日において三者の共存関係について改めて考えると同時に、私たちを取り巻く環境に対する“気づき”と変化を促進するための提案でもあります。


本展は、オーディエンスを瞑想や交流へと誘うだけでなく、異なるスペクトルを通じて私たちを取り巻く環境を体験させてくれる作品との出会いの場でもあります。またヒノキの香り、木村の彫刻作品と場が醸し出す空気も感じてることでしょう。それと同時に、すべての人に人間の体や絶滅の危機に瀕している野生動物たち、自然への理解を深めていただくという教育的な願いも込められています。バッティングセンターは、大人と子どもが楽しみ、学ぶための場です。そして何よりも、本展はアートの可能性に関する人々の既成概念をより自由で開かれたものにしたいと願っています。アートにもう一度チャンスを与えてみませんか? パンデミックや戦争という困難な状況下でも、人類は前進し、進歩しています。ハングリーさと好奇心を持ちつづけましょう。明るい未来はすぐそこまできている――私たちは、そう信じています。


Exhibition Flyer / Exhibition Statement EN / Exhibition Statement JP


Floor plan & Curator’s Note


24 August 2022 Art Workshop

Leaflet / Sakura Kids International Special

10:00 – 12:00 Sakura Kids International

13:30 – 15:30 Sakura Kids International

16:00 – 18:00 Open




Interview: Mitsunori Kimura

Interview: Luc Schol

Interview: Riko Yasumiya


September 2022

LIVERARY バッティングセンターで現代アート展!?(web)

Outermost 木村充伯 Luc Schol (ルック・ショル) 安宮理子 バッティングららら緑店(名古屋)で現代美術展 7月30日-10月10日 (web)

October 2022

Chunichi Shimbun 中日新聞 名古屋のバッティングセンターに現代アートの空間 異色組み合わせで集客を(web)


Artist: Mitsunori Kimura 木村充伯, Luc Schol ルック・ショル & Riko Yasumiya 安宮理子
Curator キュレーター: Axel Wang アクセル・ワン @SYNONYM
Producer & Project Direction プロデュース &プロジェクトディレクション: Soichiro Kimura 木村宗一郎 @SYNONYM
Construction: Yamanobu Construction 山信建設
Graphic Design: Tracy Truong トレイシー・チュオン
Exhibition Partner: Aichi Triennale Organising Committee 国際芸術祭「あいち」組織委員会事務局
GROWING SPACE Partner: Hémash co.,Ltd エマッシュ
Workshop Partner: Sakura Kids International サクラキッズインターナショナル
Special Thanks: JILL D’ART GALLERY ジルダールギャラリー

We use cookies to personalise content and ads, to provide social media features and to analyse our traffic. We also share information about your use of our site with our social media, advertising and analytics partners. View more
Cookies settings
Privacy & Cookie policy
Privacy & Cookies policy
Cookie name Active

Terms & Conditions
Privacy Policy
Order and Shipping
Return and Refund Policy

This Privacy Policy (the “Policy”) provides information regarding the management and protection by SYNONYM of personal data processed from website visits, purchases, calls and surveys. It also explains the process to exercise individual privacy rights regarding one’s personal data held by SYNONYM. SYNONYM respects every visitor’s right to privacy and is committed to personal data protection. By using the site you agree to the terms and policies, which may change occasionally.


The personal information we collect from you may include name, contact details such as email address, telephone number and residential or work address, as well as payment information when you submit an online order, emailing us information in regards to an order, creating an online account, and/or subscribing to the newsletter.


The information provided by you will only be used for its intended purpose unless otherwise noticed. Such collected information is used for providing goods and services that are requested, as well as for communication and website operation purposes. We may admend the terms or policies occasionally, you may also be notified if we consider any of the amendments is important enough.


The information you provide may be disclosed to trusted partners of SYNONYM’s, who would need such information in order to provide goods or services on behalf of SYNONYM. You give the consent to the disclosure of the information when such request for goods or services is made. Any legal binding requests regarding disclosure of your personal information from government or law enforcement bodies we may have to comply. Under the circumstance where a request for information from other third parties is made, including potential buyers of the business or assets, we may be required to transfer collected data as assets, other data collected from you including website usage, browsing and operation histories and patterns may also be disclosed and transferred though statistics generated from our customers will remain anonymous and de-personalised.


Your data is stored and protected on our system for as long as necessary, our website and server provider will also ensure that your personal information is guarded against any illegal or unauthorised attempt or usage. No data transmission over the internet and wireless network is guaranteed to be 100% secure however, though we strive for protection any information you provide is at your own risk. You are within your rights to see, correct or delete all the information about you that is held by us; if you no longer wish to receive any materials from us you are entitled to withdraw your consent, please inform us at

5. Cookies

Cookies are pieces of information that a website transfers to your hard drive to store and sometimes track information about you. Cookies are common and won\\\\\\\'t do anything to harm your system – they simply store or gather information and for you to get the most out of the visit you make to the website. Information from your computer including IP address, operating system and browser type may also be collected, Cookies are unable to identify your passwords entered or credit card information; you may change your browser setting to prevent any acceptance of Cookies. The anonymous data we collect using Cookies on the website is only used for providing better services, it will never be used for the purpose of any targeted advertising. You agree to our use of Cookies by using the website.

Save settings
Cookies settings