imura art gallery Kyoto

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Masaharu Sato

digital photo painting

Elegy series "SAKURA"
animation, Loop, Full HD, Single Channel

15 Feb. Sat. - 21 Mar. Sat. 2020

Imura Art Gallery is pleased to present "Rabbit," a retrospective for artist Masaharu Sato.

Masaharu Sato was born in Oita, Japan in 1973. After obtaining an MFA from Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music in 1999, he moved to Germany in 2000, living and working in Düsseldorf for ten years. Following his return to Japan he exhibited prolifically, participating in many exhibitions around the world. Sato's continued potential was clear, but his life came to an end in March 2019 at the age of 45 after a long battle with cancer.

Sato's works establish a unique world view by using digital pen tools to trace over objects in photographs or video that he has taken of everyday scenes. The drawn elements feel slightly odd as a result of slight differences from the original lens-based images, which produces a sense of shifting between fact and fiction. The world captured by Sato's eye at first seems to be composed of everyday scenes with nothing special about them, but it offers new perceptions to viewers as they are drawn into the interstices between reality and fabrication.

As an opportunity to look back at and consider Sato's oeuvre, this exhibition presents two two-dimensional works and five video works produced in the last ten years.

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


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Mari Nakano

21 Apr.Tue.- 26 Apr.Sun. 2020

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

eN arts

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Katsuyuki Shirako Solo Exhibition
" exhibition 9”

1 Feb.Sat.- 1 Mar.Sun,2020
opening reception:1 Feb.Sat.18:00 – 20:00

open on Fri., Sat., & Sun. 12:00 - 18:00
appointments are available on weekdays

My works in, of themselves, do not possess particular meaning. Rather, they simply exist, incorporating manifold impressions from my mind.

Katsuyuki Shirako

Shirako uses Japanese cypress (hinoki), oak (nara), Japanese lime tree (shina) to form sculptures on to which he applies finest pigments and lacquer. His works are presented in five series – ASSEMBLE, CONNECT, SCATTER, SCRIBBLE and JUGGLE. (Please refer to the descriptions of each series on the next page.) Shirako never ceases his search for beauty, possessing a powerful 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 to take one’s breath away.

In “exhibition #9”, Shirako will exhibit his new works from CONNECT series and introduce a still unnamed brand-new series. I believe that you will enjoy “beauty” in Shirako’s world.

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


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Masao Sasaki Exhibition

3 Mar.Tue. – 14 Mar.Sat.2020

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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“kodaino no murasaki”

25 Apr. Sat. – 31 May Sun. 2020

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


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“Ongoing! work-in -progress-2”

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

Kyoto City University of Arts Gallery @KCUA

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“KCUA Transmit Program 2020”

Kazuaki Kikuchi

Aki Kojima

Yuka Nishihisamatsu

Ana Miyaki

2 June Tue.- 26 July Sun.2020

Curated 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 BFA, MFA, or PhD degree holders who graduated from Kyoto City University of Arts (KCUA) within the past three years. Through this program, @KCUA introduces artists emerging from the Japanese cultural capital and provides support for these artists throughout the school year (April to March).

This year’s artists are Kazuaki Kikuchi (2018 MFA in Concept and Media Planning), Aki Kojima(2019 MFA in Oil Painting), Yuka Nishihisamatsu (2018 MFA in Ceramics), and Ana Miyaki (2018 MFA in Sculpture).:

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


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permanent exhibition

14 Mar. Sat. − 18 Apr. Sat, 2020

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

Gallery Hillgate

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〈1 F〉
Shinji Osugi solo exhibition

7 Apr.Tue.– 12 Apr.Sun.2020


〈2 F〉
Chieko Ishida solo exhibition

7 Apr.Tue.– 12 Apr.Sun.2020

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

Kyoto Art Center

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Tentoumushi Project / Exhibition
"Methods of Connection"

Tao Hui
《Hello, Finale!》

Kohei Maeda
Performance at Sydney,
2019 (Photo by Nao Kureya)

Tao Hui
(courtesy of Tao Hui, Eduard Malingue Gallery and Esther Schipper)

Kohei Maeda
(Photo by Tatsuki Katayama)

1 Mar.Sun.– 5 Apr.Sun.2020

20th Anniversary Exhibition by Tao Hui (China) and Kohei Maeda (Japan)

The Kyoto Art Center will celebrate its 20th anniversary in 2020. On this occasion, we realize various projects with a theme to commemorate this anniversary, “WE AGE”. This is meaningful for further progress with the accumulation of time of the past 20 years.

In this exhibition, volunteer staff voted for impressive exhibitions from the 2010 – 2018 organized by the Kyoto Art Center. The exhibition framework was assembled based on the vote results.
This exhibition “Methods of Connection”, by Tao Hui and Kohei Maeda, try to present the multifaceted expression in this international comings and goings of information.

Both artists realize their creation through memories, experiences and images through video, drawing, text etc…
Tao exhibits 《Hello, Finale!》(2017) , video installation conceived from his residency in Kyoto. 9 screens depict nine people engaging in phone conversations about some endings and death. Those videos on display, which share no actual connection, lead to individual contemplation of each piece whilst alluding to the incomplete stories of the protagonists as well as their possible interrelations. Kohei continues journey of exploration; Residency in Chiang Mai (Thailand) 2018, in Sydney (Australia) 2019. This time, he works on “Love Noise” project in Kyoto. This is a project trying to consider the concept “Love” through collecting participants “Love” voice. Through the associative games with their works, various new connections will be appeared.

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

Gallery PARC

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Ishiba Ayako Exhibition
“zip_sign and still lifes”

10 Apr.Fri.- 26 Apr.Sun.2020

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


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Tori hiko Solo Exhibition
“the Temple of Rage”

14.Dec.Sat.– 28 Dec.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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VvK Programm 27
OKAMOTO Mitsuhiro curation
“Art with Emperor”

OKAMOTO Mitsuhiro




FUJII Takehito

22 May Fri. - 31 May Sun.2020

OKAMOTO Mitsuhiro
FUJII Takehito

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

gallery morning kyoto

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DEGUCHI Asako Exhibition

2 June Tue. - 14 June Sun.2020

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