imura art gallery Kyoto

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Suna Fujita Showoroom

14 Oct Sat.- 28 Oct Sat,2017

Imura art gallery is pleased to announce Suna Fujita Showroom, an exhibition by ceramic art collaboration Suna Fujita.

Shohei Fujita and Chisato Yamano are both active ceramicists working independently, but they have also produced and exhibited work together as Suna Fujita since 2005. Married to each other, they spent some time in Kyoto before relocating to an island in the Seto Inland Sea. This year, they have returned to Kyoto, working in the city again. The ceramic ware produced by Suna-Fuji includes lighthearted depictions of fragmentary scenes from what seems like a familiar past, combined with animals and plants. Each piece is full of humor and wit, and viewers soon find themselves smiling. This exhibition takes advantage of the venue’s characteristics to present the works as a site-specific installation. The worldview of Suna Fujita is heartwarming, replete with fresh and positive surprises.

〈Artist’s comment〉

As well as viewing each individual work, please step back and enjoy the space as a whole. (Suna Fujita)

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

eN arts

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Shingo Tanaka Solo Exhibition
“Expect The Unexpected”

1 Sept. Fri.- 30 Sept.Sat,2017
opening reception:1 Sept. Fri.18:00 – 20:00
NUIT BLANCHE 2017:10.6(Fri.)15:00-21:00
open on Fri., Sat., & Sun. 12:00 - 18:00
appointments are available on weekdays

Formed by the replication of simple actions.

Undulations and shadows are born within. Then, curved contours appear in harmonized shapes. Whether seen as a directed or a purely accidental outcome, the closer to that ambiguous border between the two, the more the imagination of the viewer is engaged.

Not introducing excessive intent.
But while not yielding all to the process alone
By placing myself in that narrow space, I link myself to the next thought.

Undoubtedly, being between the rich gradations of “this is how I wanted it” and “this is how it turned out”, you and I have the possibility of sharing a perspective and point of view”.

Tanaka Shingo

Tanaka Shingo was born in 1983 and is a graduate of Kyoto Seika University Graduate School of Arts. From even before entering his studies, Tanaka has continuously focused on the theme of “fire”, using flames as a material, a method, and as a tool. As an artist exploring “fire” from different perspectives, he ventures back and forth in the narrow area between the act in which people control fire in “burning” or “melting” and the space “burning” and “melting” in which human guidance does not occur as he creates new works.

The “trans” in Tanaka’s first series of works “trans” was the transformation of many layered blocks of paper upon being burned, producing works that far exceeded expectations in beauty as the outer layers burned and transformed to carbon and ashes. From the “trans” series, Tanaka progressed through the “overlap”, “HEAT”, and “Quivering Boundary” series before circling back to “re:trans”. In the “re:trans” series, Tanaka combines dissimilar types of scrap materials and wood wastes before burning the combined forms with open flames in order to lay open the depth of the layers of the various materials and types of combustion and thereby produce works of surprising complexity.

With the “trace”, “rise”, “ephemeral”, and “meltrans” series as well, Tanaka produced fantastically creative works using but the single ongoing them of “fire”. Please refer to the attachment for the full list of Tanaka’s series.

At this time, eN arts is pleased to present Tanaka’s eighth solo exhibition “Expect The Unexpected” in which he continues to expand his horizons with a new series “wrap”. In the “wrap” series, Tanaka employs steel plates, to which he applies flames under identical conditions such as, for example, applying a burner at specific locations for five seconds each, and repeating that process again and again. In this series, despite the reality that Tanaka is putting additional emphasis on his control of the creative process, he is demonstrating that his plans will be bent and warped just as the steel is bent and warped by the natural phenomenon of fire. With this approach, a totally unexpected “strange unbalance” from the phenomenon of applying heat is created that overwhelms completely the artist’s expected results.

From 125,000 years ago when humans tamed fire and started using it in everyday life, fire has been mankind’s greatest invention and the source of all types of gain. It has also, though, produced disasters, weapons, and other results that have repeatedly men. This is the dual nature of fire. Won’t you join us in looking in a new light the nature of something so taken for granted in our lives?

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


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Hitoshi Koyanagi
"mountains"  2015
72.8×103cm   acrylic on canvas

6 Oct.Fri.- 22 Oct.Sun,2017
Reception; 6 Oct.Fri. 18:00-21:00

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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Yuko Ikawa

17 Oct.Tue.- 22 0ct.Sun.2017


Chihiro Yoshioka

24 Oct.Tue – 5 Nov.Sun. 2017

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


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“Light shower”

21 Oct.Sat.- 31 Oct.Tue,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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In partnership with Culture City of East Asia 2017 Kyoto
“Arin Rungjang: Mongkut”

28 Oct.Sat.- 26 Nov.Sun. 2017

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

Thailand’s leading contemporary artist Arin Rungjang’s first solo exhibition in Japan.

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Kyoto City University of Arts Art Management Program “Situation Design” 2017
Theme 3 – Society: “Trading Communities”
Project 7 “Far Away/So Close: The Open Community”

23 Sept.Sun.– 5 July Nov.2017
(only on Saturdays, Sundays, and national holidays)

〈Project members〉

Kosuke Bando
(Lecturer of Architecture, Kyoto City University of Arts)
Mizuho Fujita
(Curator, Kyoto City University of Arts Art Gallery @KCUA)
Eiji Hatanaka
(Associate Professor of Ceramic History and Archaeology, Kyoto City University of Arts)
Akihiko Inoue
(Artist/Professor of Visual Planning, Kyoto City University of Arts)
Yoshimasa Ishibashi
(Artist and film director/ Associate Professor of Concept and Media Planning, Kyoto City University of Arts)
Teppei Kaneuji
(Artist/Lecturer of Sculpture, Kyoto City University of Arts)
Keiko Kurachi
(Artist/Part-time Lecturer of Concept and Media Planning, Kyoto City University of Arts)
Toru Koyamada
(Artist/Professor of Sculpture, Kyoto City University of Arts)
Tomohisa Sato
(Associate Professor of Cultural Anthropology, Kyoto City University of Arts/Researcher, Kyoto City University of Arts Archival Research Center)
Masayuki Sugiyama
(Artist/Part-time Lecturer of Concept and Media Planning, Kyoto City University of Arts)
Satoru Takahashi
(Artist/Professor of Concept and Media Planning, Kyoto City University of Arts)
et al.

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


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" ~(Arirang) Chohakusan 〜 "

17 Oct, Tue.- 22 Oct,Sun 2017

Artist : Kang Zhong-Hao


" Tazuko Shimamoto Exhibition  Sho no Ten Ⅲ"

24 Oct, Tue.- 29 Oct,Sun 2017

Artist : Shimamoto Tazuko



31 Oct, Tue.- 5 Nov,Sun 2017

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" -STYLE- "

17 Oct, Tue.- 22 Oct,Sun 2017

Artist : KOTETSU , Takemura Nobutoshi, Yoshito Eri


" Grape 3rd "

24 Oct, Tue.- 29 Oct,Sun 2017

Artist : Tsujimura Seiya , Ishida Ai

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


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Kimihiko Wasshizaki
“RTL-Luminous × Luminous”

17,Oct,Tue,- 28.Oct.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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“PLANTS in winter”


14 Oct.Sat.- 28 Oct. Sat,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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“air scape / location hunting 2017”

“location hunting 2015”
©Yamagami Yukihiro

10 Oct.Tue.- 5 Nov.Sun,2017

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


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17 Oct.Tue.– 29 Oct.Sun.2017


Lin Yi Ping
Chiu Shih Hsuan

14 Nov.Tue.– 19 Nov.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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MATSUMURA Ayako solo exhibition

17 Oct.Tue.- 22 Oct. Sun,2017


IYANAGA Yuriko solo exhibition
“images /or paintings”

24 Oct.Tue.- 29 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 F〉
Tetsu Iwai Solo Exhibition

17 Oct.Tue.– 22 Oct.Sun.2017


〈2 F〉
Richarde Steiner Woodblock print Exhibition
“in the Meantime”

17 Oct.Tue.– 22 Oct.Sun.2017


〈1 F〉
Atsutaka Unno Solo Exhibition

24 Oct.Tue.– 29 Oct.Sun.2017


〈2 F〉
Takashi Uesugi Solo Exhibition

24 Oct.Tue.– 29 Oct.Sun.2017


〈1・2 F〉
Naoki Kusakabe Solo Exhibition

31 Oct.Tue.– 5 nov.Sun.2017

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