imura art gallery Kyoto

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“Suna Fujita exhibiiton “

17 Oct. Sat. - 31 Oct. Sat. 2020

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


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Contemporary Art Calligraphy

21 Oct.Wed.- 25 Oct.Sun 2020

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

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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TANII Hiroko
“What I saw when I wandered”

6 Oct.Tue.– 24 Oct.Sat.2020

〔Concept Statement〕

Join the photos together from the familiar landscape to the place I visit far from, regardless of time or season that picture was taken. “This world” and “that world” is a “different world” yet became feels like the “real world” after rendered the pictures. Since my childhood, I like walking the street that I am not familiar with, wondering what happens if I turn the corner or to over the slope expecting something interesting things would happen. The days walking with my mother, who has Dementia, I had sympathized with her hollow and anxious glance. I am wondering there is someplace that I could believe “this is my place” for myself over (or maybe beside) the “strangeness” and “distorted” world.

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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17 Oct. Sat. – 1 Nov.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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Nozomi Tojinbara
"There is the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow"

opening date:
9,10,11,14,15,16,17,18,23,24,25,30 & 31 Oct., 1 Nov.2020
gallery hours: 13:00 – 19:00

*Reservations are required on Wednesdays 21st and 28th

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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Commemorating 140 Years of Kyoto
City University of Arts & 10 Years of
Kyoto City University of Arts Art
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University Art Museum,
Kyoto City University of
Arts Collection Exhibition
& Kentaro Yokouchi:
Something for Everyone

Hako Irie

Kagaku Murakami

Yohei Watanabe

Kentaro Yokouchi

12 Sept.Sat.- 25 Oct.Sun.2020

Several months have now passed since our abilities to move around and have face-to-face communication became immensely restricted by the coronavirus pandemic. People all over the world have spent this time looking back on what they previously took for granted while also contemplating what is to come. Planned during the national state of emergency, this pair of exhibitions is an attempt to discover things about communication and contact with different cultures, and what that communication and contact bring us, in works from the collection of the University Art Museum, Kyoto City University of Arts, and in the current practices and ideas of Kentaro Yokouchi, who completed the doctoral program at the Kyoto City University of Arts Graduate School of Arts.

The University Art Museum features a collection of work by alumni from the Meiji period (1868–1912) to the present. Tracing these artworks in chronological order reveals insights about how artistic expression has shifted with the times. Of particular note among the works in the early period of the collection, we can detect that animals became a common choice of subject following the opening of what is now Kyoto City Zoo in 1903, and the distinct influence of Western-style painting learned from Seiho Takeuchi and other teachers at the university at the time that they had acquired from trips to Europe. The exhibition considers what these “encounters” provided for the artists as well as how they were received in the graduation works of three painters: Hako Irie (1887–1948), Yohei Watanabe (1889–1912), and Kagaku Murakami (1888–1939).

The second floor of the venue features another exhibition, “Kentaro Yokouchi: Something for Everyone.” With a focus on what he calls “cultural grafting,” Yokouchi copies over images from various cultural and historical contexts onto the surface of the painting, and then uses a staining technique soaking paint into the untreated canvas to produce paintings where those images are reconnected. A parallel can be drawn with the way that the Meiji-period artists in the other exhibition were also searching for their forms of expression, which started with learning by copying.

After completing the doctoral program at the Kyoto City University of Arts Graduate School of Arts in 2007, Kentaro Yokouchi worked as an artist for several years in Japan, before moving to Indonesia in 2014. Alongside his research and activities, he opened his home as an art space called Artist Support Project, where he runs projects exploring culture and exchange in a different way than his own painting practice. Wishing to take on the fresh challenges that have emerged from this, he then moved to the Netherlands in spring 2020. This exhibition features work he has created in the various locations of his practice as well as an archive of the Artist Support Project’s activities, presenting a comprehensive view of the ideas behind how Yokouchi has, as an artist, interacted with people and connected with images of products belonging to other cultures.

Our current predicament where we are unable to move around or have face-to-face communication, relying instead almost entirely on online means, is set to continue. The people or world we encounter through the headphones and computer screen in front of us are near and yet far, frequently leaving us more introspective than captivated. It is perhaps precisely because we cannot move around to receive external stimuli, but remain at a standstill, that we turn to examine the things now visible, the things now heard, forming a period of saving up ideas for what is to come. This exhibition hopes to serve as one means of bringing about encounters to store for the future during these times through which we are living.

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


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Reika Nakayama
“ Night sky story “

"A stellar hill 12"

25 Sept. Fri. − 18 Oct. Sun, 2020

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

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Kazuo Sato

20 Oct.Tue.– 25 Oct.Sun.2020


Midori Iwashima

20 Oct.Tue.– 25 Oct.Sun.2020


Outdoor Installation
Arisuke Kishi

29 Sept.Tue.– 27 Dec.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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Lights go beyond:
Mitake Isa + Moriya Yuki

Mitake Isa

Moriya Yuki

10 Oct Sat.– 29 Nov.Sun.2020

Kyoto Art Center celebrates its 20 years anniversary with the theme "WE AGE". The exhibition "Lights go beyond" is a duo exhibition by Mitake Isa and Moriya Yuki.

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


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3 Oct. Sat.– 17 Oct. 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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SUZUKI Maiko solo exhibition
“Division of a group”

20 0ct.Tue.- 25 Oct.Sun.2020

We can observe foods, animals and sports as simple shaped forms emotionlessly by 'dismantling', no matter how they are. Through printmaking, I try to rethink assumptions in everyday life. In my recent works, I 'dismantled' something common for everybody.


YAMASATO Natsumi solo exhibition
“Cu29 + Zn30”

27 0ct.Tue.- 1 Nov.Sun. 2020

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

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MISAKI Akihiro

13 Oct.Tue.- 25 Oct.Sun.2020


NARIYAMA Ai Exhibition

27 Oct.Tue.- 8 Nov.Sun.2020

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

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Taku Mitsuhashi Exhibition

20 Oct.Tue.– 25 Oct.Sun.2020


Japanese thumb-hold exhibition of 50 people
“Light of Hope”

20 Oct.Tue.– 25 Oct.Sun.2020


Naoki Kusakabe
Hitoshi Hiruta
Keisuke Yamamoto

27 Oct.Tue.– 1 Nov.Sun. 2020

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

2kw gallery

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3 Oct. Sat. – 25 Oct. Sun. 2020

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

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Naoko Watanabe
“The Beautiful Experience”

11 Oct. Sun. – 15 Nov. Sun. 2020

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