imura art gallery Kyoto

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Yu Kiwanami solo exhibition

4 Dec. Fri.- 26 Dec. Sat. 2020

Imura art gallery is pleased to announce “Odd NIGHT,” an exhibition by Yu Kiwanami.
We hope that you will take this opportunity to view his works.

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


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amu photo exhibition

11 Jan.Mon.- 17 Jan.Sun.2021

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

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Yasuko Iba Solo Exhibition

2020-03 | 2020
530 x 455 mm
oil on canvas
©Yasuko Iba

1 Nov.Sun.- 29 Nov.Sun.2020
open on Fri., Sat., & Sun. 12:00 - 18:00

appointments are available on weekdays

Having first presented Iba Yasuko’s “SENSE OF TOUCH” in 2008, eN arts is extraordinarily happy to exhibit more of Iba’s works in a new solo exhibition, “SENSE OF TOUCH 2020” during November 2020.

During her college years, Iba majored in woodblock prints, and upon graduation gradually shifted her focus to painting, creating works in oil from photos she took herself. When I first stood in front of one of Iba’s works, the impact was such that viewing the painting even stimulated my senses of touch and smell to the extent that I felt the presence and mood of the object painted. That presence actually sparked a memory of my childhood. I was shocked at discovering that, extending beyond realistically portraying light and shade in a single painting, Iba’s works touch the heart and soul of their viewers. This new exhibition provides a glimpse of Iba’ as she challenges the next steps with her newest works.

On the subject of challenges – – – Iba first undertook video art in her 2019 solo exhibition “A Way of Seeing” presented at the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum. In a Bijutsu Techo interview, Iba commented on video art: “Video is a bundle of strands of light. I had the feeling that an image is connected and so the amount of light is sensed, then there is a place where light and texture are joined.” “This led to a stereogram work in which, without a sense of story or the unfolding of time, the texture and the connectivity of light can be felt.”, explaining the similarity of her video stereograms and her prints and paintings in their expression of light and texture. eN arts will present a new video work by Iba in our below ground Black Cube space.

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I am particular about changing a scene we see right before our eyes into its basic nature. More than simply recognizing the perspective of the scene before oneself using normal visual perception, I want some sort bodily experience to come first. Using a glass case containing flower vases as an example, one cannot experience just a single point of focus while being aware of the reflections of curtains on the glass door or on the back of the case despite recognizing the scene as a single space. Rather, we experience the space and basic nature of such an object by indistinctly gazing, not at a single point, while moving our eyes over the entire object, without focusing on specific spots. I guess that we somehow pick up on the differences and underlying nature of the object as we vaguely move our eyes and awareness, picking up on different elements. That is what I try to compose on a canvass. I want to neutralize the presence. A photorealistic depiction of a motif on a screen expresses the presence of that particular space, but I want to somewhat neutralize that presence by leaving aside some elements, such as distinct lines and colors. Somehow, as the space is shifted from the existence of the motif, it is then changed into a kind of texture.

Iba Yasuko

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


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“Video speaks!2021”

15 Jan.Fri.– 30 Jan.Sat.2021

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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shobu gakuen
“nui project”
Shirt & bag


9 Jan.Sat. –24 Jan.Sun. 2021

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


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12・13・18・19・20・24・25・26・27 Dec.2020

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 Open Call Exhibition 2020–21
“Baschet Sound Sculptures"

7 Nov.Sat.- 12 Dec.Sun.2020

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


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“ permanent exhibition “

16 Jan. Sat. − 28 Feb. Sun, 2021

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

Gallery Hillgate

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〈1.2 F〉
“29 Oriori no Sakkatachi”

11 Jan.Mon.– 24 Jan.Sun.2021


〈1 F〉
“A retrospective”

26 Jan.Tue.– 31 Jan.Sun.2021


〈2 F〉
SAKAZUME Atsuo + OGURA Terumasa

22 Dec.Tue.– 27 Dec.Sun.2020


〈back yard〉
OGURA Terumasa Exhibition

11 Jan.Mon.– 31 Jan.Sun.2021

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

Kyoto Art Center

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


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Torihiko Solo Exhibition

5 Dec.Sat.– 13 Dec.Sun.2020
23 Dec.Wed.– 26 Dec.Sat.2020

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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ARAKAWA Tomoko solo exhibition
“Myak Myak”

8 Jan.Fri.- 17 Jan.Sun.2021

ARAKAWA Tomoko is known for a hairy, god-like wooden sculptures. She was born in Kyoto in 1988 and lives and works in Kyoto. Her work has been included in multiple exhibitions, Bubblewrap (2018), Contemporary Art Museum Kumamoto, Bakemono (2015), Aomori Museum of Art, among others. Her work is included in the TAKASHI MURAKAMI collection.


KAJIHARA Mizuki solo exhibition
“Not so slow, Not so fast”.

19 Jan.Tue.- 24 Jan.Sun.2021

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

gallery morning kyoto

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“Favorite Art view Exhibition
2020-2021 Winter”
YANO Yosuke
KUBO Takeshi

15 Dec.Tue.- 24 Dec.Thu.2020
8 Jan.Fri.- 14 Jan.Thu.2021


SAKAI Haruka Exhibition

16 Jan.Sat.- 24 Jan.Sun.2021

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

Gallery Keifu

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“ Keijin Ihaya Exhibition”

7 Jan.Thu.– 17 Jan.Sun.2021


“Kyoto Print Exhibition closing part 1”

19 Jan.Tue.– 24 Jan.Sun.2021


16 woodblock print Exhibition

28 Jan.Thu.– 7 Feb.Sun.2021

21-3 Sanno-cho Shogoin Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, 606-8392 Japan
Tel: +81-75-771-1011  Closed: Monday

2kw gallery

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“Kawahagi no Dekiai”



5 Dec. Sat. – 20 Dec.Sun, 2020

3-29-1,Otowadai Otsu-city,Shiga, Japan TEL:090-5241-8096  Closed:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday

Gallery G-77

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Chihiro Taki Solo Exhibition
“Girls in Dreams”

25 Dec.Fri.2020 – 30 Jan.Sat.2021

73-3 Nakano-machi Nakagyo-ku Kyoto,Japan 604-0086 Tel:090-9419-2326
Closed: Monday & Tuesday