imura art gallery Kyoto

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Hideki Kimura and Sadaharu Horio exhibition
“ The Viewport-Unique Distances and Parallel Lines”

“Grid 2017-1-20(Ripples and Rainbow 2)”
(Squeegeeing)Acrylic on Canvas
Hideki Kimura

Atarimae-no-koto 3kg Painting
40 x 50 x 4 cm
Sadaharu Horio

30 June Fri.- 29 July Sat,2017

Imura art gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition by Hideki Kimura and Sadaharu Horio. The show features thrilling paintings by Kimura and Horio, who have both been active in contemporary art for over four decades, but have very different practices.

Hideki Kimura has long been at the forefront of the art scene. After a spectacular debut as a printmaker in the 1970s, he went on to win numerous awards at international print exhibitions, many while still in his twenties. Rather than producing editions, Kimura fuses printmaking with painting to produce one-of-a-kind experimental works that each bring a fresh surprise. This exhibition presents works from his Squeegeeing Acrylic on Canvas series from 1998 to the present.

Sadaharu Horio began his art career in the 1960s as a member of the Gutai Art Association, one of the leading movements in postwar Japanese art. He has continued to develop his ideas as an artist ever since, despite holding an ordinary job until his retirement in 1998. In particular, Horio has worked actively on his Atarimae-no-koto ("A Matter of Course") theme on a daily basis since 1985, presenting over a hundred exhibitions and performances a year. And for more than a decade, he has been the subject of a remarkable amount of international attention. This show features his Atarimae-no-koto 3kg Painting, one of his recent attempts at juryo kaiga ("Weight Painting"), in which he joins together 3 kilograms' worth of iron fragments.

Although Hideki Kimura and Sadaharu Horio at first seem to focus on unrelated fields, viewing their works through a port that integrates multiple perspectives brings them together, revealing a new image of the world. This is an excellent opportunity to discover the experimental "painting" of these dynamic contemporary artists.

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

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From the KCUA Art Museum Collection/
KCUA Situation Design 2017
: Project 1 Pilot Program
“Transferring Matter: Artifacts from New Guinea”

10 June Sat.- 2 July Sun,2017

Selections from the artifacts collected in New Guinea by KCUA’s research team in 1969.

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

Kyoto Art Center

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Kento NITO


25 May Thu.– 2 July Sun.2017
Curated by Nana KUROMIYA

Group exhibition by three emerging artists.

Artist Talk
Date: 25 May Thu 2017 18:30-20:00
Meeting place: Kyoto Art Center Gallery South
*Admission free, no reservation needed

Reception Party
Date: 25 May Thu, 2017 20:00-21:30
Venue: Kyoto Art Center Multi-purpose Hall
*Admission free, no reservation needed

Date: 17 June Sat,2017 14:00-15:30
Venue: Meeting room2
Guest: Yoshiharu SEKINO
**Admission free, reservation needed

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

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showcase #6 “storytelling”
curated by minoru shimizu
Sajik Kim, Takeshi Mita

Sajik Kim

Takeshi Mita

5 May Fri.- 28 May Sun,2017
opening reception:5 May Fri.18:00 – 20:00
open on Fri., Sat., & Sun. 12:00 - 18:00
appointments are available on weekdays

eN arts is honored to present “Serendipity”, the fifth exhibition in the “showcase” series curated by Minoru Shimizu. From its inception in 2012, these exhibitions, as the name implies, literally showcase talented young photographers.

The theme of showcase #6 is “storytelling”. We hope you will enjoy various imaginary stories through the works of Kim and Mita’s.

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showcase #6, 2017 – storytelling

“Narrative” within photography is the theme of the 6th “showcase” exhibition.

Since photographs are defenseless in the face of words, they are absolutely neutral. If even the most commonplace photograph of scenery, or even the aftermath of an out of control accident causing the death of an infant, has a written comment attached, its ordinariness becomes like an oppressive aura that envelops the photograph. In a conventional portrait photograph or a “At the time this was taken, it was already terminal cancer” photograph – once you hear the background, the viewer starts seeking for the signs of a fate that cannot actually be foreseen. Even if, however, the background story added after the fact does alter how one views a photograph, the photo itself does not change. The photograph, untarnished, does not become the simple tool of a loquacious storyteller.

Looking from another perspective, there are photographs that trigger associations that result in fragments of stories to come to mind regardless of whether a photo is of a person or of scenery. The endless detail in a photograph stimulates our memories and experiences as we examine it.

I have selected two artists, Sajik Kim, and Takeshi Mita, each displaying different talents, from among those arts who combine motifs of déjà vu to create photographs that unfold a “narrative”

Sajik Kim (1981 -) was declared the Grand Prize Winner of the 2016 Canon New Cosmos of Photography photo competition. The winning works of the “Story” are portraits that evoke the paintings of Hans Holbein the Younger, brimming with delicate detail – so much so that they are portraits not simply limited to the person portrayed.

Unless you are ignorant of history and guileless, you cannot believe in the essential, primary, base place to which we are drawn – a place of single tribe, race or nation as in a pure fairy or traditional tale. That is our world today, and within this world, Kim dares to spin new tales by skillfully combing motifs that produce associations with the essential primary places in religion, ceremonies, local customs, tribalism and localities. For a person with no place to which to return, this might be a place to go. Different from a sense of belonging, it might be the pursuit of a individual’s identity.

In this exhibition, we will display works from the “Story” series and snapshots of its preparation.

Takeshi Mita (1979 – ) won an Award of Excellence at the 2015 Canon New Cosmos of Photography photo competition. If carefully viewed, one can distinguish subtle details in his beautiful photographs of scenic beauty found in nature. Mita prints out nature photographs he downloads from the internet and, without folding them, roughly arranges them to produce a new artificial backdrop with a sense of depth, to which he adds another image – such as a traveller, an adventurer – and then takes a photograph of the completed composite.

The viewer is himself drawn into the photograph from the perspective established by the traveller/adventurer. Mita’s format could thus be called “Pursuit”. As if taking a virtual trip using Google Earth, we pursue the traveler/adventurer, enjoying the scenery from 360 degrees as we lightly climb down to each path.

ooking from another perspective, the artist exposes that these are fake trips by the careful choice of angles and by showing the edges of the pieces of paper used in the composites. Nonetheless, visually overwhelmed by the multitude of Internet images, the adventurer, completely aware, continues to seek places he may venture.

Minoru Shimizu May 2017

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


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Man Katano
“A bohemian come by the appointed time.”

3 June.Sat.- 25 June.Sun,2017
Reception; 6.3(Sat) 18:00-20:00

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


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16 June Fri.- 24 June Sat,2017

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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"Aiwoutsusu- Hand-Dyed Fabrics by YUZUHO KOJIMA "

27 Jun, Tue.- 2 Jul ,Sun 2017

Kojima Yuzuho solo exhibition


" Collecting Time 2017
– An exchange program between Geneva & Kyoto – "

4 Jul, Tue.- 16 Jul ,Sun 2017

※7.10(mon) is closed
Artist : Maria Bill , Sophie Arrandel
reception party: 7.14(Fri)
support:Embassy of Switzerland in Japan

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" Itowoutsusu- Hand-Embroidary,Dyed

27 Jun, Tue.- 2 Jul ,Sun 2017

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


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Tomokazu Kataoka

20 June Tue.- 1 July Sat.2017

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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Nao Matsumoto
“The Garden of Errors”

20 June Tue.- 2 July Sun, 2017

247 Higashicho Sanjodori Jingumichi Higashiiru Higashiyama-ku kyoto Japan 605-0041
Tel:+81-75-761-9238 Closed: Monday


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10 June Sat.- 24 June Sat,2017





10 June Sat.- 24 June Sat,2017

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

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Kusumoto Takami

20 June Tue.- 2 July Sun,2017

2F Sanjoarimoto-bldg.48 Benkeiishicho Gokomachi Sanjodori Nakagyo-ku Kyoto 604-0052 Japan
Tel:+81-75-231-0706 Closed: Monday


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Akira Itagaki

20 June Tue.– 2 July Sun.2017

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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KIYOFUJI Takayuki solo exhibition
“small bulge”

27 June Tue. – 2 July Sun,2017


HAYASHI Aoi solo exhibition
“Traces of voice”

8 July Tue.– 16 July Sun,2017


MIYAZAKI Atsusi solo exhibition

18 July Tue.– 23 July Sun,2017


MIZUGUCHI Natsuko solo exhibition
“Galiban Traveler”

25 July Tue.– 30 July Sun,2017

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

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Kokoronihibiku Shohinten

20 June Tue.- 2 July Sun,2017


Kyoto Niki Shohinten

4 July Tue.- 9 July Sun,2017


Kyoto Douhanga Kyokai
Miniature Exihibition

11 July Tue.- 16 July Sun,2017


Akiko Hasegawa Sachiko Ninomiya

11 July Tue.- 16 July Sun,2017

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