Kyoto Art Center

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"Calling, Attitude and Tuning: Koide Mayo-Koshino Jun"

Mayo Koide

Jun Koshino

22 Feb.Thu.– 8 Apr.Sun.2018

Yamabushiyama-cho 546-2, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8156 Japan


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“Visual Materialism“

27.Jan.Sat. - 25 Feb.Sun,2018

Masayuki KAWAI
Kentaro TAKI

Tel:+81-75-950-5230 Closed: Monday, Tuesday & National holidays

Kyoto City University of Arts Gallery @KCUA

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Kyoto City University of Arts
“KCUA Alumni Association Exhibition:
The Early Nineties”

17 Feb.Sat.- 4 Mar.Sun.2018

Organized;Kyoto City University of Arts

Artists (from the KCUA Art Museum collection)
Shohei Fujita, Atsuko Fukui, Shoichi Kaneda, Tomohiro Kawata, Miho Kitahara, Naomi Nakamura, Hiroki Okamura, Yuki Sato, Iku Takenouchi, Seiji Toyonaga, Yoko Tsujino, Ryuta Ueda, Chikako Watanabe, Michio Yamada, Ayano Yamamoto, Kayoko Yamashita, Tadayuki Zetsu



KCUA Situation Design 2017: Project 1
“Transferring Matter: Afghanistan as Crossroads”

17 Feb.Sat.- 4 Mar.Sun.2018

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Kyoto City University of Arts
Retirement Exhibition:
Takao Fujiwara

10 Mar.Sat.- 25 Mar.Sun.2018

Exhibition commemorating the retirement of KCUA’s Astrophysics professor Takao Fujiwara.

238-1 Oshikojicho Oike Aburanokojidori Nakagyo-ku Kyoto, Japan 604-0052
Tel:+81-75-334-2204 Closed: Monday

imura art gallery Kyoto

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Takashi Hinoda Solo Exhibition

25 Nov Sat.- 23 Dec Sat,2017

opening Reception&Book signing:Saturday,November 25 17:00-
Talk:Makiko Martel-Sakakmoto,Takashi Hinoda

Imura art gallery is pleased to announce "Society of Peers," an exhibition by Takashi Hinoda.

In the two years since his last exhibition at the gallery, Hinoda's international reputation has continued to grow, and he has participated in many group exhibitions, including art museum shows in France, China, and Indonesia. This solo exhibition largely comprises new works in which he explores a new form of sculpture. His painted imagery has become even more complex. He has not abandoned sculptural characteristics such as the creation of splits, but the most striking characteristic of the artist's new work is that the cutting sheet he used as an element of spatial composition, and the katakana characters and patterns he used in 2-dimensional images on the surface of a 3-dimensional work, are now realized in 3-dimensional solid forms.

A society that respects only consensus and peer conformity generates exclusion, becoming filled with a sense of being penned in. That sense runs through the new works like a continuous base line, explains Hinoda. This group of works seems to manifest hidden frustrations, anger, and waves of welling-up emotions. To convey the transformation in Takashi Hinoda's work, the spatial composition of the exhibition includes both 3-dimensional and 2-dimensional works.

Society of Peers
Living in a world overshadowed by the spread of populism and the violence that is linked to it, we have to ask whether there is anything we can do in such a situation to improve the world even just a little. The answer to that question lies in thinking about how to accept and live in harmony with people who are different (not like you). We live in a society where there is silent pressure to conform with our peers in all things by diligently reading the signs around us. [MJ1] What is most lacking in this situation is probably thinking about others and applying our imagination and the power of language to them. Japanese uses the term "kotodama" to describe a spirit believed to be invoked by the use of words, but the words that we speak and write (or otherwise input) today are increasingly losing their deep resonances and their ability to stir or shake something fundamental.

One series of works in this exhbition runs counter to the current tendency to chase darkness and inconvenience out of our living environment, as exemplified by convenience stores operating 24 hours a day. These are works that feel like looking at the darkness in yourself or at something for which you cannot find a rational explanation. Alongside them is another series of scuptured forms that give actual shape to written characters, focusing on the pronunciations or sounds and the meanings associated with them. Through this series I also felt that I was returning to the culture of graffiti that is one of the long-standing influences on my work. Spaces tagged by graffiti artists represent an encounter between public and private, Whether you like it or not, the act of creating such graffiti is a form of expression that simultanteously occupies a space to a certain extent and sounds off (or in other words, causes injury to someone). Thinking about that ambiguity also links to the current group of works

Takashi Hinoda

31, Kawabata Higashi Marutamachi, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, 606-8395, Japan
Tel:+81-75-761-7372 Closed: Sunday, Monday, & National holidays

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Katsuyuki Shirako Solo Exhibition
“exhibition 8”

©katsuyuki shirako
photo by takeru koroda

2 Feb.Fri.- 11 Mar.Sun,2018
opening reception:2 Feb. Fri.18:00 – 20:00
open on Fri., Sat., & Sun. 12:00 - 18:00
appointments are available on weekdays

Maruyama Park, Gioncho Kitagawa,Higashiyama-ku Kyoto 605-0073 Japan
Tel:+81-75-525-2355 Open:Friday,Saturday,Sunday


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Kazuko Matsumoto

3 Feb.Sat.- 24 Feb.Sat.2018

147-1, Sujiya-cho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, 600-8061, Japan
Tel:+81-75-341-0222 Open:11:00-19:00 Closed: Sunday, Monday


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" It's nothing "

20 Feb, Tue.- 25 Feb,Sun 2018

SASAKI Tomoe solo exhibition



27 Feb, Tue.- 4 Mar,Sun 2018

Group exhibition by PANREAL Bijutsukyokai

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" Ryukoku University Photo Club Graduation Exhibition "

20 Feb, Tue.- 25 Feb,Sun 2018

Photo Exhibition


" Rediscovery "

27 Feb, Tue.- 4 Mar,Sun 2018

Artist: Aoki Noriko, Iwase Tomoyo, Onaga Hiroshi, Okazaki Tomomi, Kaji Keiko, Kaji Shuhei, Tamura Azumi, Yamagami Ryota
Photo Exhibition

1928 bldg,Sanjo Gokomachi,Nakagyo-ku Kyoto 604-8082 Japan
Tel:+81-75-256-6155 Closed: Monday


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Kayano Morimoto Exhibition

13 Feb.Tue – 24 Feb.Sat.2018


Kudzumoto Collection

27 Feb.Tue – 10 Mar.Sat.2018

3F Togawa Bldg Sekisen-in-cho Sanjo Shirakawabashi-Agaru. Higashiyama-ku kyoto Japan 605-0021
Tel:+81-75-751-9288 Closed: Monday


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Masae Banba


20 Feb.Tue.- 4 Mar.Sun,2018


(Mitsuo Toyazaki)


5 Mar.Mon.- 31 Mar.Sat,2018



Sakiko Yamada


18 Feb.Sun.- 4 Feb.Sun,2018

Kotobuki Bldg. 5F, Kawaramachi, Shijo-sagaru, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto. 600-8018 JAPAN
Tel:+81-75-341-1501 Closed:Thursday

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Sunhwa Park Solo Exhibition
“ Omoi”

6 Feb.Tue.- 25 Feb.Sun,2018


Chiharu Yakushigawa
“retrace a pair”

2 Mar.Fri.- 18 Mar.Sun,2018

502 Eboshiyacho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, 604-8165, Japan
Tel:+81-75-231-0706 Closed: Monday


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Yoko Koga Solo exhibition

21.Feb.Wed.– 4 Mar.Sun.2018

633 Shimogoryo-cho, Teramachi Tounan-kado,Marutamachi-dori Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto Japan 604-0995
Tel:+81-75-585-4160 Closed: Monday


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Kishida Megumi solo exhibition
“Glasses thinking”

20 Feb.Tue – 25.Feb.Sun.2018


NIWA Haruka Solo Exhibition
“makes me high”

27 Feb,Tue – 4.Mar.Sun.2018

155-7 Ebisu-cho, HIgashiyama-ku Kyoto Japan 605-0033  Tel:090-9697-3786  Closed: Monday

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〈1・ 2 F〉
Minoru Masuda

20 Feb.Tue.– 25 Feb.Sun.2018


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kinoprint 2018

27 Feb.Tue.– 4 Mar.Sun.2018


〈1・ 2 F〉
Mito Nakamura

13 Mar.Tue.– 18 Mar.Sun.2018

535 Sanjo Termachitori. Nakagyo-ku kyoto Japan 604-8081 Tel:+81-75-231-3702 Closed: Monday