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Itsuki Kaito

5 Aug.Sat.- 22 Aug.Tue,2017
Reception; 5 Aug.Sat. 18:00-20:00



Keiichirou Fujiwara
“Stone with eyelids”

5 Aug.Sat.- 22 Aug.Tue,2017
Reception; 5 Aug.Sat. 18:00-20:00

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

Kyoto Art Center

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Culture City of East Asia 2017 Kyoto
“Asia Corridor Contemporary Art Exhibition ”

19 Aug.Sat.– 15 Oct.Sun.2017
Venue: Kyoto Art Center, Nijo Castle (Nijo-jo)

Xijing Men Kusama Yayoi
Horio Sadaharu + On Site Art Squad KUKI
Imamura Hajime Nakahara Kodai Mishima Ritsue
Yanagi Miwa Ito Zon Miyanaga Aiko
Hanaoka Nobuhiro Hisakado Tsuyoshi
Tanizawa Sawako hyslom
Nakamura Yuta + Tanimoto Ken
Kimsooja Choi Jeonghwa Oh Inhwan
Ham Kyungah mixrice Hyon Gyon
Cai Guo-Qiang Yang Fudong
Lu Yang He Xiangyu Tao Hui

Contemporary Art Exhibition at UNESCO World Heritage Site Nijo Castle and Kyoto Art Center!

Asia Corridor Contemporary Art Exhibition will take place at Kyoto Art Center (Registered Tangible Cultural Property) and Nijo Castle (the UNESCO World Heritage Site) this summer as part of a three-nation project Culture City of East Asia. Representing the most established generation of artists in Japan, China and South Korea today, Kusama Yayoi, Cai Guo-Qiang and Choi Jeonghwa join other internationally renowned artists from the three nations, including those based in Kyoto. Approximately 80% of the artworks presented by the 25 exhibitors will be newly created for the event.

This exhibition will allow visitors to experience the quality and intensity of contemporary art in the cultural city of Kyoto as well as come into contact with the passion and endeavors of artists from Japan, China and South Korea that pioneer new frontiers and transcend national identities through the universal approaches of art.

〈Culture City of East Asia〉
Culture City of East Asia takes place annually in cities selected by the governments of Japan, China and South Korea as a series of yearlong cultural and arts events and exchange projects, furthering the development of the host cities as well as promoting mutual understanding and solidarity in the region through the power of culture.

Alongside fellow 2017 host cities Changsha (China) and Daegu (South Korea), Kyoto will organize a wide range of events, including traditional culture, contemporary art, performing arts, music, manga (comic books), and anime (animation). Through the framework of its interchange with the other two host cities, Kyoto will strengthen reciprocity across the whole of East Asia as well as deepen ties between Japan, China and South Korea by the power of culture, and revitalize the region.
Japanese host cities: Kyoto (2017), Nara (2016), Niigata (2015), Yokohama (2014)

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

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Katsuyuki Shirako Solo Exhibition
“exhibition 7 “

7 July Fri.- 6 Aug.Sun,2017
opening reception:8 July Sat.18:00 – 20:00
open on Fri., Sat., & Sun. 12:00 - 18:00
appointments are available on weekdays

“My works in themselves do not possess any special intrinsic meaning. Instead, they simply exist, incorporating within themselves random images and forms. One can sense mass, density, and a sort of strength within their ambiance and expansiveness. I guess that sensing these is one manner in which the works have persuasive power over the viewer.”

Katsuyuki Shirako

Born in 1984 in Shiga Prefecture, Japan. Katsuyuki Shirako graduated from Kyoto City University of Arts with MFA in Japanese Lacquer in 2010.

Shirako uses Japanese cypress (hinoki), oak (nara), basswood (shina) to form sculptures onto which he applies finest pigments and lacquer. His works are generally categorized into four series – ASSEMBLE, CONNECT, SCATTER, and SCRIBBLE. (Please refer to the descriptions of each series on the next page.)

Shirako never ceases his search for beauty, possessing his own determination in his everyday life that goes beyond the creation of the works in these series. He attempts to crystalize his sense of beauty by using motifs from the natural world into all genres — Ceramic Arts, Lacquerware, Painting, Sculpture, Photography. Setting all focus on the inherent, natural beauty of his works, he does not incorporate “meaning” into them. He would rather take a neutral stance that allows beauty itself take one’s breath away.

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

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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Kikuko Morimoto

15 Aug. Tue.- 27 Aug. 2017


Asako Deguchi

29 Aug.Tue.- 3 Sept.2017

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


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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

Kyoto City University of Arts Gallery @KCUA

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KCUA Open Call Exhibition 2017–18
Nozomi Tojinbara & Fukiko Yoshida
“ Septile”

Nozomi Tojinbara

Fukiko Yoshida

5 Aug Sat.- 20 Aug.Sun,2017

Organized by: Kyoto City University of Arts

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


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" Solid Fabrication 2017 "

22 Aug,Tue.- 3 Sep,Sun 2017
※8.28(mon) closed ,
9.2 18:30 Reception party at ART FORUM JARFO

Group Exhibition curated by 3 galleries:

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" Nao solo exhibition "

22 Aug, Tue.- 27 Aug,Sun 2017

Artist : Miyata Nao


" ZINE and Craft "

29 Aug, Tue.- 3 Sep,Sun 2017

Artist :Hataguchi Sachiko、Harada Hideo and Mei、Hosokawa Tenten、Bonami、miquraffreshia、MON、ReiRicketts

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


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SASAKI Masao Solo Exhibition
“Metal in an Unknown Land”

18 Aug.Fri.- 2 Sept.Sat.2017


Kazuki Hitoosa Solo Exhibition

5 Sept.Tue.- 16 Sept.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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14 Aug Mon.- 27 Aug.Sun,2017

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

Gallery PARC

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Gallery PARC Art Competition 2017
Inoue Yukari

1 Aug.Tue.- 13 Aug.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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Gendai Bijyutsu 2touhey curation
Preposterous Creations Laboratory in Kyoto

26 Aug.Sat.- 3 Sept.Sun,2017


SHIMURA Kanae solo exhibition
“Now you can be happy.”

5 Sept.Tue.- 10 Sept.Sun,2017


SUZUKI Hyottoko solo exhibition
“My arbitrary festival day”

12 Sept.Tue.- 17 Sept.Sun,2017


Takahata Sae solo exhibition
“when we blink”

19 Sept.Tue.- 24 Sept.Sun,2017


OKUDA Seiichi solo exhibition
“fragments of light”

26 Sept.Tue.- 1 Oct.Sun,2017

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

Gallery Hillgate

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〈1.2 F〉
Chifuyu Yamada Solo Exhibition
“Sinter Decoration”

22 Aug.Tue.– 27 Aug.Sun.2017


〈1.2 F〉
Exhibition of Akira Ohmori & Hiromi Hasegawa

29 Aug.Tue.– 3 Sept.Sun.2017


〈1.2 F〉
Osamu Tsukasa

5 Sept.Tue.– 17 Sept.Sun.2017


〈1 F〉
Emiko Yoshino Solo Exhibition

19 Sept.Tue.– 24 Sept.Sun.2017


〈2 F〉
The 24th Rakunan OB group

19 Sept.Tue.– 24 Sept.Sun.2017


〈1 F〉
The 6th Shugakai

26 Sept.Tue.– 1 Oct.Sun.2017


〈2 F〉

26 Sept.Tue.– 1 Oct.Sun.2017

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