ATTITUDE 2007 The House of Human Beings - Authentically Blessed Jubilance

 Exhibition Information

Term :
July 21(Sat.) - October 14(Sun.)
Closed :
Closed on every Thursday
Museum hours :
10a.m. - 8p.m. (No admission after 7:30p.m.)
August 10 and 11 is opened until 10p.m. (No admission after 9:30p.m.)
Entrance fees :
Adults: 1000yen (800yen)
University/High School Students: 500yen (400yen)
Junior high/elementary school students: 300yen (200yen)
Junior high/elementary school students in Kumamoto city: Free (with current ID)
-For those who are physically or mentally disabled and for those over 70 years of age, there is a discount available. Please ask for more details at the museum.
Parentheses indicate reduced price for groups which in more than 20 people or advance-ticket. Advanced-tickets are only for adults, University/High School Students.
July 21th and 22th:Yukata Festival. The person wearing in Yukata is half-price. October 12th is free admission for anniversary commemorating opening day.

Place :
Gallery I & II at Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto
Organizer :
Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto-CAMK- Kumamoto City, Kumamoto Art and Cultural Promotion Foundation, Kumamoto Nichinichi Press, TV Kumamoto Co. Ltd.
Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto
FAX. +81-96-359-7892
Art: the ultimate affirmation of humanity.
Those who have undergone the hardships of leprosy, Yutaka Haniya, Tatsumi Hijikata, and other world-renowned artists, present the authentic attitude of human beings in their extremity.
In 2007, for the 5th Anniversary Commemorative Exhibition, “Attitude” returns to the Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto.
Participating artists & groups
Rakuseiin Hospital, Taiwan, Sorokto Hospital, Korea, National Matsuoka Hoyou-en Sanatorium, National Sanatorium Touhokushinseien, National Sanatorium Kuryurakusenen, National Sanatorium Tamazenshoen, National Sanatorium Suruga, National Sanatorium Nagashima Aiseien, National Sanatorium Oku-Komyo-En, National Sanatorium Oshimaseishoen, National Sanatorium Kikuchikeifuen, National Sanatorium Hoshizuka Keiaien, National Sanatorium Amami-wakoen, National Sanatorium OkinawaAirakuen, National Sanatorium Miyako Nanseien
Kaoru Abe, Masahiko Akuta, Nobuyoshi Araki, Makoto Ayukawa, Luchezar Boyadjiev, Judy Chicago& Donald Woodman, JŚrg Geismar, Yutaka Haniya, Tatsumi Hijikata, Kosai Hori, Sumio Ishida, Kiyoshi Kawashima, Norio Katashima, Susumu Kinoshita, Zbigniew Libera, Boris Mikhailov, Daisuke Nakayama, Setsuo Nakayama, Porntaweesak Rimsakul, Leonid Sokov, Rasa Todosijevic, Ayako Tsuji, Shinichi Yamada, Tadasu Yamamoto, Miwa Yanagi, HAYABUSA Project, Haiya Bush

Related Events

The Opening Day's Event
Performance of Haiya-Bushi (HAIYA Dancing) by Maruo-Kai
Date: July 21 (Sat.)
Time: 14:00-14:30
Place: Home Gallery
Admission: Free

Artist Talk
consecutive interpretation (English&Japanese)
Place: Home Gallery
Admission: Free
Date: (1)July 21 (Sat.) 14:30-16:00
(2)July 22 (Sun.) 14:00-15:30

Commemorative Lecture Meeting of "New Thick Wall"
Setuo Nakayama (the director of the movie, “New Thick Wall” (2007.4)
Date: August 12(Sun.)
Time: 14:00-15:30
Place: Home Gallery
Admission: Free

Artist Talk by Kosai Hori
"A Fighter Named Artist" Kosai Hori (Artist)
Date: September 2 (Sun.)
Time: 14:00-15:30
Place: Home Gallery
Admission: Free

Reading Performance by Masahiko Akuta
"To Vincent van Gogh, Maldror and the Soul of Kotodama"Masahiko Akuta (Artist)
Date: September 30 (Sun)
Time: 19:00-20:00
Place: Home Gallery
Admission : Free

CAMK 5th Anniversary Commemorative Lecture
"Human Being and Art -Something Blessed Jubilance-"
Masanori Aoyagi (Director of The National Museum of Western Art)
Date: October 14 (Sun.)
Time: 14:00-15:30
Place: exhibition space
Admission : Free

Director's Talk about ATTITUDE 2007
Hiroshi Minamishima(Director at CAMK)
Time: 14:00-15:30
Place: Home Gallery
Admisson: Free
Date: (1)July 28 (Sut.) "Essential Qualities of CAMK and ATTITUDE 2007"
(2)August 19 (Sun.) "About HAYABUSA Project -something we can't reach without 18 hours-"
(3)October 12 (Sun.) "The ultimate Beauty and Possibilities of Human Being -After visiting National Hansen's Disease Sanatoriums in Japan, Taiwan and Korea"

Asian Curators Symposium
Place: Home Gallery
Admisson: Free
Guest Curators: Sunjung Kim from Korea (Independent Curator, Professor of Seoul National University)
Gu Zhenqing from China (Chief Curator of Zhu Qizhan Art Museum)
Kee Hong Low from Singapore (Singapore Biennale Overall manager)
Wen-Ling Chen from Taiwan (Curator of Taipei Fine Arts Museum)
Gridthiya Gaweewong from Viet Nam (Director of Saigon Open City)
August 25 (Sat.) : 13:00-14:00 Keynote Speech by Sunjung Kim
14:00-14:45 Report 1, 14:45-15:30 Report 2
August 26 (Sun.) : 13:00-13:45 Report 3, 13:45-14:30 Report 4
14:30-16:00 Symposium by Curators
Moderator: Hiroshi Minamishima (CAMK Director)

Talk and Concert by Sheena & Rockets -TSUTAYA AV CLUB presents-
Date: August 11(Sat)
(1)Talk by Makoto Ayukawa
Makoto Ayukawa (Main Vocalist and Guitarist of Sheena & Rockets) and Yasushi Matsumoto(Owner of Juke Records)
Time: 18:00-19:00
Place: Home Gallery
Admission: Free
(2)Concert by Sheena & Rockets
Time: 20:00-21:30
Place: Art Loft
Admission Fee: 3500yen

CAMK Puppet Show
"The Three Little Pigs" (50 min.) by Kasuperu (Puppet Play Company)
Date: September 9(Sun)
Time: 14:00-15:00
Place: Art Loft
Admission : Free

Family Tour
Date: July 28(Sat.)
Time: 10:30-12:00
Place: Exhibition Space
Admission : Entrance ticket for adult is required. 7 groups can join the tour.
This offer is exclusively for family consists of 0-6 year's old child and adult.
Registration is necessary.
Guide:Akiko Sakamoto (Curator at CAMK)

Expectant Mother's Tour
Date: September 8(Sat.)
Time: 10:30-12:00
Place: Exhibition Space
Admission: Free
Guide: Akiko Sakamoto (Curator at CAMK)
Let's enjoy art experience at CAMK! We will show you our convenient facilities for mothers like our nursing room. You can come with your family and friends. 15 people can join the tour.
Registration is necessary.

Gallery Talk
Date: On Saturdays, Sundays and holidays
Time: 15:00-15:30 (the day which has talking or lecture start at 4 p.m.)
Place: Entrance of Gallery
Admission : Entrance ticket is required.
Curator introduces the exhibition's highlights.

Concert / Film Screenings

Performance of Flamenco "Art and Heart" -presents by STREET ART-PLEX and CAMK
Date: October 14(Sun.)
Time: 18:00-19:00
Place: Home Gallery
Admission: Free
Performer:AMI and others

Monday Movies
Date&Time: Twice on Monday, 14:00~, 18:00~
Place: Art Loft
Admission: Free
July 23 Angel and The Badman, 1946, U.S.A., 100min.
July 30 Empire Records, 1995, U.S.A. 90min.
August 6 Spitfire, 1942, U.K. 88min.
August 13 War photographer, 2001, Sweden, 96min.
August 20 The Big Bounce, 2004, U.S.A., 88min.
August 27 The Thief of Paris, 1967, France&Italy, 120min.
September 3 Illusion Travels by Streetcar, 1953, Mexico, 82min.
September 10 The Magnificient Ambersons, 1942, U.S.A., 88min.
September 17 End of The Day, 1939, France, 100min.
September 24 The North Star, 1943, U.S.A., 106min.
October 1 SPIRIT, 2006, U.S.A., 103min.
October 8 Turtles can fly, 2004, Iran&Iraq, 97min.
*August 8th and October 1st is co-hosted by CAMK and Kamitori Fan Club.

Friday Jam Concert
Date & Time: Second and 4th Friday, 18:30-19:00
Place: Home Gallery
Admission: Free
July 27 Chor Kreisel: Choir of Japan-German Association Kumamoto (Chorus)
August 10 J-Frizu (Ukulele) *1 hour live
August 24 K's Session (Cello)
September 14 Yusuge(Ocarina)
September 28 Yukihiro Goto (Japanese Lute)

Home Gallery Concert
Concerts daily in the home gallery at 7 p.m. 
Admission: Free
Piano Concerts by volunteer staffs of CAMK