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Maria Guerberof
"Buenos Aires 2001: a culture under siege"

"without bread and without work"

10 Apr.Tue.- 28 Apr.Sat.2018

This project is based on memories of my place of birth, Argentina.Fifteen years ago,during the brutal economic crash of 2001-02, we saw the total breakdown of ou society.There was no choice but to leave and move from one country to the nest. I never returned.Recently I've gone back over my archive of old negatives from those crisis years in Argentina,images bearing witness to the slimes of desperation and commitment that shaped my vision as a photographer.

Photographic practice is a way for me to construct a new reality from vantage point of political awareness and resistance:mu aim is to find a visual narrative by which to think critically about violence and its consequences for a culture.This series of photos taken on my daily wandering around the city of Buenos Aires represents an emotional response to the chaotic moment I left the country and to the sinister invisibility of power.

Political context;
As a child in Buenos Aires, I grew up hearing about dictatorship and countless desaparecidos - "disappeared ones" killed in secret by military death squads and invisible higher circles of power. South America has very complex history of exploitation and dependence on richer European countries and the USA.Argentina in particular continues to suffer severe cuts in welfare and extreme uneemployment due to illegtimate debts incurred by the former regime to the International Monetary Fund(IMF). Persecution, torture and disappearance - terror waged on ordinary sitizens by po;otocal bosses - is still an on-going reality.

Maria Guerberof:
Originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina.Maria sutudied philosophy, photography and film/television production.Now based in London, her photographs and cinema shorts have been shown at numerous international venues includinf Cannesm Berlin and Zifmond Vilmos Film Festival.She also works in collaboration with the Media Department, Asian Performing Arts UK.

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Hayato Nishimura
"Interference Experiment"

”Cockcroft-Walton accelerator"

10 Apr.Tue.- 28 Apr.Sat.2018

Dr.Akira Tonomura's(1942-2012) double slit experiment at a Royal Society Friday Lecture is often regaded as one of the ten most beautiful scientific experiments in the world. I concentrate until I can picture the entire experiment in my mind's eye. Little by little dots appera, then after a while striped patterns, the wave nature of electrons made visible.

Looking at interference experiments is a good way to ponder concepts of "thought and observation". How to experimentally verify hteotical predictions? How to expose th laws and mechanisms behind phenomena? Detecting observable phenomena helps us redognise scientific knowledge.Thia exhibition focuses on extending our awareness via scientific thinkings.

Hayato Nishimura:
Born 1977 in Izumo,currently based in Saitama.Photographer and co-founder of RED Photo Gallery, Tokyo.Over twenty solo shows of photographic work based on scientific experimentation and concepts, including MATSUO MEGUMI+VOICE GALLERY ofs/w, Kyoto (2014.2016.2017), RED Photo Gallery, Tokyo(2016.2017.2018),Konica Minolta Plaza, Tokyo(2012) and Place M , Tokyo(2010), Awards include the Mio Photo Award(2009,2010) and KG+ top 3 finalist(2016).

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

Kyoto Art Center

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“New Mutation - Transform,
Progress and Deepen”
Kato Takumi, Saijo Akane and Takahata Sae

Kato Takumi “Clock Works” 2017

Saijo Akane "Lubbert's head" 2017

Takahata Sae “pieces” 2016

14.Apr.Sat.– 27 May.Sun.2018

Group exhibition by three emerging artists who graduated from art school in Kansai area.

〈Artist Talk〉

Day and Time: 14 Apr. Sat. 14:00-15:00
Meeting Place:South Gallery
Admission:Free (No Reservation needed)
Language: Japanese

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


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Hitoshi Koyanagi
“landscape” 2017
acrylic on canvas

16 Mar.Fri.- 8 Apr.Sun,2018

Mssayuki Kawai  Kentaro Taki
Shuhei Nishiyama  Manavu Muragishi
Hitoshi Koyanagi  Ryouta Hamasaki
Aki Kuroda

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

Kyoto City University of Arts Gallery @KCUA

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KCUA Transmit Program 2018

Yohei Kumano

Sayoko Kobayashi

Sae Fujita

Momoko Yoshida

7 Apr.Sat.- 20 May Sun.2018

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

The annual KCUA Transmit Program features emerging artists selected from recent BFA, MFA, and PhD graduates from KCUA. This year’s artists are Sae Fujita (2017 MFA in Printmaking), Sayoko Kobayashi (2017 PhD in Nihonga), Yohei Kumano (2016 MFA in Concept and Media Planning), and Momoko Yoshida (2016 MFA in Oil Painting).

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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Paweł Żak
" And Other Still Lifes... "

1 of 2 : Bez tytułu / Untitled (#14-05)
  Pigment print on H.Photo
  Image : 90x66cm Sheet : 106x80cm

2 of 2 : Bez tytułu / Untitled (#10-33)
  Pigment print on H.Photo
  Image : 90x66cm Sheet : 106x80cm

13 Apr.Fri.- 11 May Fri,2018

“ A master of contemporary Still Life ”

Still Life definition : "A painting or drawing of an arrangement of objects, typically including fruit and flowers and objects contrasting with these in texture, such as bowls and glassware." Oxford dictionary

Hastily, Paweł ŻAK's works look like just "an arrangement of objects". The genre of still life has always inspired numerous artists throughout art history : from the golden age of Dutch paintings to the modern masters such as Paul Cézanne.

Paweł celebrates this genre with a unique imagery and symbolism never seen before. Such a painter, Paweł works his compositions meticulously, highlighting the importance of empty spaces as he positions each objects.

These calm images might at first glance appear so static however there is a strong kinetic energy emanating from each one. One can almost sense the movement of the cloud (Untitled #10-11) : just with a breath and the cloud might disintegrate. Just with a turn of one's body and the petals of the cherry blossom branch might fall (Untitled #16-5). Look around and one might capture the bowl that was just removed from the table (Untitled #14-3).

It is this duality that Paweł captures so masterfully in his photographs. Is this not after all what humanity is about : a fleeting moment ?

Curator : Yuki Baumgarten

" And Other Still Lifes "

In a series of still lifes I aim to give daily items, met with the space of a white set table, meanings pertaining both to the widely understood sphere of the sacred, and the intense experiencing of everyday. Simultaneously I aim to avoid any ideological messages, leaving the meanings open to interpretation.

From the technical point, the photographs are presented in significant sizes (ca. 70 by 100 cm), framed in passe-partout, and wood - in total, about 85 by 115 cm. This format enables observing the pictured reality in a scale close to 1:1, which is important for my aspiration to a mimetic portrayal.

Bogdan Konopka wrote about those works in the text entitled "Still life enlivened" included in the catalogue accompanying the exhibition :

"...Although usually there are no dishes on the table, there is an unsettling, unknown, and unclear mystery, happening in front of our eyes. Sometimes, you get the impression, that it is not the table, not the memento of the last supper with a stained tablecloth; but a deathbed after the last rites, with an unneeded shroud, from which both the body, and the spirit, have vanished, not leaving any significant traces..."


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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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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" Harbor of spring "

27 Mar, Tue.- 1 Apr,Sun 2018

Artist : Kumada Yumu
wood sculpture

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" Kanezawa Yoriko ten "

27 Mar, Tue.- 1 Apr,Sun 2018

Artist : Kanezawa Yoriko(Fujita Yoriko)
Ceramic works

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


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“A Magpie's Nest”

1 May Tue – 12 May Sat.2018

I fasten objects which I collected and made by taking pictures of them that are fragile and not self-supporting. The photograph is as were “strong adhesive” for me. The group of objects seen through the “one viewpoint” of the camera do not obey by the rules of sculpture, for example it is permanently formed as a work, independent, has a relationship with the space, can be seen from various angles. In this exhibition, I attempt to capture the details of the shape and color of the object through photographic works that shoot the “sculpture of a transitory scene” combining various objects.

Yaya Ueda

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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21 Apr.Sat.- 6 May Sun,2018

Toshichika KAMON
Chihiro MURATA

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

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“Bouncing Sounds of an Invisible Ball”
Hana Sawada

13 Apr.Fri.- 29 Apr.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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Hideki KUWAJIMA curation
“Family and Photograph”

21 Apr.Sat.- 29 Apr.Sun,2018

Masashi ASADA

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

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〈1 F〉
Masako Ohara/Ezuki Sakurai

17 Apr.Tue.– 22 Apr.Sun.2018


〈2 F〉
Masayuki Kinukawa

17 Apr.Tue.– 22 Apr.Sun.2018

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