Ring of Fire -
Solar Yang &
Lunar Weerasethakul

New site-specific commission for the local house "Matabe" in Honmura district, opened to the public starting June 21 (Friday).
Under the project title of "Ring of Fire," the entire house is profoundly rendered by works of two artists, who worked collaboratively to conceptualize the time and place. In this house, the cycle of "Day" and "Night" is articulated by the alternating activation of works.

Hours & Admission

Hours :
Open Days Calendar
Closed :
Monday - Thursday
Click here for reservations.
No reservation is required for Solar(Day).
Solar(Day)JPY 700
* Free admission for children of 15 and under
Lunar(Night)Online Reservations JPY1,800, On-site Purchase JPY 2,000
・Children between the ages of 0-5 are not allowed in the exihibition due to the nature of the work.
・In order to ensure a comfortable viewing experience for everyone, there may be times when we restrict the number of visitors entering the museum.
・No advance notice is required for group visits; for Lunar (Night) , please make reservations as above.
・Reservation methods and fees are subject to change.


Ring of Fire -
Solar Yang &
Lunar Weerasethakul

Under the title of The Ring of Fire, Haegue Yang and Apichatpong Weerasethakul have conceived an environment, which focuses on the sensations of light, shadow, movement, and vibration. Ring of Fire is a term describing a tectonic belt of volcanoes and sites of frequent seismic activities that surrounds most of the Pacific Ocean. Fed by real-time seismic data, the art works will be operated in two modes, namely 'day' and 'night'. While the sculptural works of Yang are activated in daytime, the installation of Weerasethakul will be active rather evening time. The alternating activations of two artists' production reveals investigation about vibration, reflection, sound, light and shadow and mediates us the notion of physical and ephemeral components for wholistic yet abstract experience of art works.

Haegue Yang
Mesmerizing Votive Pagoda Lantern - Snow Volcano Ultramundane Flowers
Sonic Eruption Upside Down - Slender
Sonic Eruption Upside Down - Bold
Minor Eruption - Sonic Golden Wreath

Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Ring of Fire

Main House Renovation:Sambuichi Architects


Facilities and Services

For handicapped visitors

Due to characteristics of facility, some places are not accessible for visitors with disabilities and special needs.
We ask for your understanding.
We will support you as much as possible when you visit us, so please contact and discuss directly with our facilities.

(2)About lending wheelchairs, etc.
・Wheelchairs: We have wheelchair available on a first-come, first-served basis.
・Writing tools: Available.
・Multi-purpose toilets: Not available.
・You may enter our facilities with a service dog, a seeing eye dog, and/or a hearing assistance dog.

About admission

・No discounts are offered for groups and holders of Disability Certificates (Physical Disability Certificates, Rehabilitation Certificates, or Mental Disability Certificates) are not granted free entry.

Requests to visitors

When visiting the museum

・Please do not bring large objects (suitcases, umbrellas, tripods, etc.) into the museum.
・Pets may not be taken into the museum.
・Smoking is prohibited on the museum premises.
・The use of cell phones is prohibited on the museum premises.
・Visitors may not eat (including candy, gum, boxed lunches, etc.) or drink on the museum premises.
・Visitors may be refused entry if they appear intoxicated or otherwise pose a disturbance to other visitors.

When viewing the artworks

・Please do not touch the walls, the glass, or the artworks themselves.
・Please do not take photographs, videos, or make sketches in the museum. Visitors are also requested not to use fountain pens, ink, etc.

About using drone

・It's strictly prohibited to operate Unmanned Aircrafts (UAs) /Drone in Benesse Art Site Naoshima premises without our prior permission due to safety assurance reasons for the people, architecture and artworks.


Gotanchi, Naoshima, Kagawa 7613110 Japan
Tel. +81-(0)87-892-3223
Fax. +81-(0)87-892-2259
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