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-Japanese-Polish Contemporary Art Exhibition-”

Piotr Bujak, HANABI, 2019

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18 May Sat.2019 – 23 June Sun.2019

Karolina Breguła, Agnieszka Brzeżańska, Piotr Bujak, contact Gonzo, Tomohiro Higashikage, hyslom, Ryosuke Imamura, Yoshimasa Ishibashi, Satoshi Kawata, Meiro Koizumi, Daniel Koniusz, Robert Kuśmirowski, Maria Loboda, Masanori Matsuda, OKAMOTO Mitsuhiro, Alicja Rogalska, Yuriko Sasaoka, Łukasz Surowiec, Stachu Szumski, YuskeTaninaka, Makiko Yamamoto

Akiko Kasuya (curator, Professor of Kyoto City University of Arts)
Paweł Pachciarek (Osaka University, Graduate School of Letters)

Polish Art Festival 2019 in Japan

Celebrating the establishment of diplomatic relationship between Poland and Japan, Kyoto Art Center and Adam Mickiewicz Institute present group exhibition CELEBRATION -Japanese-Polish Contemporary Art Exhibition- by 21 artists from both Poland and Japan.

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

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Zheng Bo
“Dao is in Weeds”

After Science Garden, 2018.

Kindred, 2017

1 June Sat. - 15 July Mon. 2019

Curated by:
Kyoto City University of Arts Art Gallery @KCUA
Organized by Kyoto City University of Arts

Kyoto City University of Arts Art Gallery @KCUA will hold a solo exhibition of the influential artist Zheng Bo. Based on careful research into historical facts and social phenomena, Zheng creates artworks to contemplate the future, working together with plants, especially weeds.

Zheng conducted research in Kyoto in January and March 2019. He visited Suujin, an area east of Kyoto Station with a long activist history centered on the idea of equality, where Kyoto City University of Arts will be relocated to. He was enchanted by Suujin, where the situation is changing every day in the midst of the city’s redevelopment efforts and the impending relocation of the university. He decided to create a project to imagine a more ecological future for this area, centered on equality for all species. He will grow this project in collaboration with a group of activists, artists, architects, anthropologists, and ecologists who are already living or working in Suujin. In the exhibition, Zheng will create an installation based on this research.

The Chinese title of the exhibition “道在稊稗” (Dao is in Weeds) is a passage from Zhuangzi. It appears in the scene where Zhuang Zhou is faced with a question “Where does Dao exist?” and he explains “Dao is ubiquitous, and all embracing.” Everything in nature – not just human agency – is equally valuable. Through his work, Zheng ponders: how should we, who are deeply entangled in the geological epoch of the “Anthropocene,” reposition ourselves in Earth’s ecosystems, and what kind of futures do we want to create, for all beings?

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

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Seiko Yamamoto

24 May Fri.- 9 June Sun.2019

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

imura art gallery Kyoto

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Fumio Yamazaki solo exhibition

“silent neighbor”

20 Feb.Wed.- 6 Mar,Wed,2019

Imura art gallery is pleased to announce its first solo exhibition in four years by the wood carving artist, Fumio Yamazaki.

Fumio Yamazaki’s consistent practice involves sculpting distinctive figures from a single block of wood, a technique known as ichiboku-zukuri, and then adding color with watercolors. The resulting sculptures seem somewhat bizarre at first glance. Staring into space and beaming peace and tranquility, the sculptures exude a demigod-like presence that transcends any kind of species the earth has to offer. Whether their shapes are distorted or neat and orderly, these statues are presented front and center in a positive way, accepting all. How they are received depends on the viewer’s frame of mind, which produces a sense of being questioned.

Created through long hours of self-reflection by the artist, these statues work their way into our hearts, charming us with their simple forms and the unique warmth of wood carving.

This exhibition is an opportunity to discover Fumio Yamazaki’s ‘silent neighbors’ with their loquacious stares.

Hearing the chime from the nearby shipyard signaling 5:00 PM, I realized that I’d spent another whole day just sitting in front of something that I’d started and got no further. I was lost again. It’s a bad habit, but this sort of time is important to me. When I wander down an unfamiliar road and sense the face of something strange peeking out from the edge, capturing that vision will make my work come alive.

Fumio Yamazaki

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


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Group Exhibition

13 Apr.Sat. − 26 May Sun,2019
opening reception:27 Apr.Sat.17:00-19:00

open : Wed - Sun / 12:00-19:00
closed on Monday, Tuesday, 28 Apr. (sun) - 7 May (tue)

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


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Atsushi Nakamura
mixed media

22 May Wed.- 2 June Sun.2019

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Atsushi Nishijima
"Number Pieces"
Mixed media

"Turner Courtain -2017-"
Photo by Kenji Takahashi

22 May Wed.- 2 June Sun.2019

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


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" Park-Sunhwa solo exhibition - Meguru - "

21 May Tue.- 26 May Sun. 2019

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"Mononomikata "
Ikeura Ayako

21 May Tue.- 26 May Sun. 2019

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


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" Trace of flood and Collection "
Haruka Shima Solo Exhibition

21 May Tue. – 1 June Sat.2019

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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11 May Sat.- 25 May Sat.2019

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


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25 May Sat.– 8 June Sat. 2019

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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OHISHI Marika solo exhibition
“My flower pattern as a system”

25 May Sat.- 2 June Sun,2019

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

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HIROTA Yoshino Exhibition
“play tag”

14 May Tue – 26 May Sun.2019

207 Nakanomachi Higashiyama-ku,Kyoto,605-0034,Japan Tel:+81-75-771-1213 Closed:Monday

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showcase#8 “Resonators”
curated by minoru shimizu
Susumu Okada, Azusa Yamaguchi

Susumu Okada
© Susumu Okada

Azusa Yamaguchi
© Azusa Yamaguchi

12 Apr.Fri.- 12 May Sun,2019
opening reception:12 Apr.Fri.18:00 – 20:00
open on Fri., Sat., & Sun. 12:00 - 18:00
appointments are available on weekdays

eN arts is pleased to present “showcase #8 -resonators” curated by Minoru Shimizu, one of Japan’s leading contemporary art critics. From its inception in 2012, the “showcase” series of exhibitions, as the title implies, literally showcase talented photographers and video artists. Most of the artists selected by Minoru Shimizu for “showcase” exhibitions are the award winners of “The New Cosmos of Photography”, an annual competition held by CANON.

This year, for its eighth edition, Azusa Yamaguchi (Excellence Award winner 2017) and Susumu Okada (Excellence Award winner 2018) will present “resonators”.

Also, this year, eN arts will participate in Kyotographie 2019 KG+. The theme of Kyotographie 2019 is “VIBE”: A VIBE is a distinctive emotional atmosphere, something sensed intuitively and deeply connected to our mood. Vibes rush over you when you meet a person, confront a memory or event, visit a place, hear a piece of music, or remember a particular moment. These invisible waves, both positive and negative, alter our experiences – they either separate us or connect us- In “showcase #8” we hope the feelings of the viewers will be awaken by their works transformed through their own lenses from the vibes of the objects.

showcase #8 “resonators”

“showcase” series at eN arts started in 2012, with the objective of presenting talented and promising photographers to as many people as possible. To further this goal, this year, for its 8th edition of “showcase”, we will participate in KHYOTOGRAPHIE 2019 KG+.

“showcase#1 and #2 – Neo Con-Pora: cool & critical” — featured various expressions among young generation that succeeded in “Con-Pora Photography” of the 70’s in Japan.
“showcase#3 – Japanese Portraits” — examined the expressions in Japanese portraits surrounding the fears about the unstable future in Japan.
“showcase#4” sampled constructed photography.
“showcase#5” was a show in which I curated “serendipity” to verify contemporary SNAPSHOTS.
“showcase#6” analyzed “storytelling” in photography.
“showcase#7 – photo & scan” was a comparison of different expressions in digital photography.
For the detailed information on each exhibition, please visit the eN arts website:

The theme of KYOTOGRAPHIE 2019 is “VIBE”. To match the theme, I have selected two photographers who resonate with the vibes coming from the world. This is to say that their photographs are not of the objects themselves but are the ones to resonate with the vibrations created by the objects.

The two photographers:
Susumu Okada (born 1984)- Excellence Award 2018: Okada resonates with the infinitive time enshrined in the tiny particle of a stone. He becomes wrapped into the world of geological and astronomical times that continue to flow from macroscopic to microscopic nature, regardless our “human” time. Taking advantage of the characteristic of photography – there is no scale to judge size, Okada photographs a minimum particle of sand as a maximum universe.

Azusa Yamaguchi (born 1995)- Excellence Award 2017: In contrast to Okada, Yamaguchi resonates with the human time. The signs and memory of people, living or deceased, arise in her spaces. She does not become sentimental in them, but instead delicately amplifies the subtle mood and auditory hallucination into multiple images.

2019.04  Minoru Shimizu

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

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Kasuke Kishi
”Installation in the garden”

12 Mar.Tue.– End of July


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Kazuko Kosuge

21 May Tue.– 26 May Sun.2019


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Group Exhibition

21 May Tue.– 26 May Sun.2019


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Tonia Kos Symphony from Vienna

28 May Tue.– 2 June Sun.2019


〈2 F〉
Taro Toriumi solo exhibition

28 Mar.Tue.– 2 June Sun.2019

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