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Natsunosuke Mise × Yui Tsujimura exhibition

Natsunosuke Mise,
Yui Tsujimura

10 Nov.Sat.- 30 Nov,Fri 2018
Opening Reception:10 Nov.(Sat.) 16:00 - 18:00

Imura art gallery is pleased to announce an autumn exhibition featuring the work of nihonga painter Natsunosuke Mise and ceramic artist Yui Tsujimura.

Both artists were born in Nara and belong to the same generation. Employing different media--painting and pottery--they both incorporate the unpredictability of nature as a key element in their work.

Mise makes full use of nihonga materials in paintings that convey the nature of Japan through indistinct yet dynamic compositions, into which he incorporates his own memories and modern motifs in intricate detail. "As I create each work, I am keenly aware that it will eventually return to the earth," he explains. One of his techniques is to mix copper powder into the medium and cover the painting with soil to age it, giving the work a patina with luster and colors that resemble a potter's glaze.

In contrast, Yui Tsujimura's pottery always has a natural ash glaze, which is produced in the kiln through chemical reactions between ash and clay. The combination of the blue-green glassy glaze and the ash that attaches to the surface of the pottery produces a landscape that no hand could paint. Fresh from the kiln, his ceramics seem to be melting--like sculptures, they brim with life as if they were living creatures.

Mise describes his art as occupying a place somewhere between nature and humanity. Tsujimura feels that producing pottery is a matter of him creating its form, and then patiently waiting for the natural finish provided by the clay and the fire. The two artists may use different media, but their underlying approaches have much in common.

Mise's new works in this exhibition, which were shown in a solo exhibition at Ohara Museum of Art's Yurinso villa in October, are an homage to Edo Period landscape painter Uragami Gyokudo.

Taken together, the works of Natsunosuke Mise and Yui Tsujimura communicate their unceasing efforts to make nature an integral part of their art.

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


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“Silent Repetition “

10 Nov.Sat.- 9 Dec.Sun,2018
opening reception:10 Nov.Sat.17:00-19:00

“stripe”” 2018
60×180cm acrylic on canvas

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“in a soup”

“untitled” 2018
60×18×h22cm mixed media

10 Nov.Sat.- 9 Dec.Sun,2018
opening reception:10 Nov.Sat.17:00-19:00

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

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Ryosuke Imamura

2 Nov.Fri.- 30 Nov.Fri,2018
opening reception:2 Nov.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

Kyoto City University of Arts Gallery @KCUA

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Yo Akiyama
“In the Beginning Was Clay”

10 Nov. Sat.- -25 Nov. Sun.2018

Exhibition commemorating the retirement of KCUA’s Ceramics professor Yo Akiyama.

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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Chikako Yamashiro
"Mud Man"

Chikako Yamashiro 'Mud man’ 2016/2017
in cooperation with Aichi Triennale (2016)
© Chikako Yamashiro,
Courtesy of Yumiko Chiba Associates

Chikako Yamashiro 'Mud man’ 2016/2017
in cooperation with Aichi Triennale (2016)
© Chikako Yamashiro,
Courtesy of Yumiko Chiba Associates

6.Oct.Sat.– 18 Nov.Sun.2018

■ Chikako Yamashiro

Born in Okinawa in 1976, Chikako Yamashiro completed postgraduate studies in environmental design at Okinawa Prefectural University of Arts in 2002. Her practice employs photography and video that explores both herself as well as her home prefecture of Okinawa. Since Your voice came out through my throat (2009), which comprised a film of a performance tracing the words of people who experienced the Battle of Okinawa, she has shifted toward highly fictional approaches using video. She has also recently engaged in collaborative practices in pursuit of encounters that transcend media or category, including theater and film with dance performers. Her solo exhibitions include A Woman of the Butcher Shop at “MAM Project 018: Yamashiro Chikako” (Mori Art Museum, 2012–13), while her recent major exhibitions include “Asian Women Artists”, the Aichi Triennale 2016, “From Generation to Generation: Inherited Memory and Contemporary Art” (Contemporary Jewish Museum, USA, 2016–17) and “Asia Pacific Breweries Foundation Signature Art Prize 2018” (Nominated for the Singapore Art Museum 2018 Art prize). She won the Grand Prize at the Asian Art Award in 2017 and The Zonta Prize, given to a female filmmaker, at the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen 2018.

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

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Maeda Kohei

2015, Video

“A moon”
2017, performance

9 Nov.Fri.- 25 Nov.Sun,2018

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


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KONDO Chiaki exhibition, paiting
"Water Gate"

“Water Gate 1”

17 Oct.Wed.- 28 Oct.Sun.2018

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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" Sagabijutsutankidaigaku Illustration OG OB ten "

13 Nov, tue.- 18 Nov, sun 2018



" Kunito Solo Exhibition "

20 Nov, tue.- 25 Nov, sun 2018

Sculpture, Installation


" Visions of Nature "

27 Nov, tue.- 2 Dec ,sun 2018

Artist: Atsuko KONISHI, Ellinor BUSEMANN
Painting, Photograohy

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" soil + paper Ⅱ "

13 Nov, tue.- 18 Nov, sun 2018

Artist: Emi Hirano, Shinki Hayashihara


" Eri Hayashi Exhibition -Bitter und Süß- "

20 Nov, tue.- 25 Nov, sun 2018



" WAKA -Arts from poems- "

27 Nov, tue.- 2 Dec, sun 2018

Artist: Asae Endo
Greeting card, Lithograph

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


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Koji Shinno Exhibition

13 Nov.Tue.– 24 Nov.Sat.2018

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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10 Nov.Sat.- 25 Nov.Sun,2018

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


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Ai Yamada Solo Exhibiiton

10.July Tue.– 22 July.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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MASHIMO Hoshika solo exhibition
“Milking for the prime”

13 Nov.Tue – 18 Nov.Sun 2018


MIYAOKA Toshio solo exhibition
“It is somewhat like myself “

20 Nov.Tue – 25 Nov. Sun.2018

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

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Jotoku Masuda solo exhibition

13 Nov.Tue.– 18 Nov.Sun.2018


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Shinji Kamioka solo exhibition

20 Nov.Tue.– 25 Nov.Sun.2018


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Yuka Hasegawa solo exhibition

20 Nov.Tue.– 25 Nov.Sun.2018


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Masao Hirota solo exhibition

27 Nov.Tue.– 2 Dec.Sun.2018


〈2 F〉

27 Nov.Tue.– 2 Dec.Sun.2018


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Susumu Kinoshita solo exhibition

4 Dec.Tue.– 9 Dec.Sun.2018


〈2 F〉
Jun Hasegawa Yu Hasegawa exhibition

4 Dec.Tue.– 9 Dec.Sun.2018


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Yoshinori Ikeda solo exhibition

11 Dec.Tue.– 16 Dec.Sun.2018


〈1・2 F〉
Christmas Present exhibition

18 Dec.Tue.– 23 Dec.Sun.2018

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