CAMK Collection vol.5 / You know? It's said that Kumamoto-local-treasures have unveiled!

 Exhibition Information

Term :
February 18th 2017 (Sat) - March 26th 2017 (Sun)
Venue :
Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto
2-3 Kamitori-cho, Chuou-ku, Kumamoto city, 860-0845 Japan
Museum hours :
10:00 - 20:00 (No admission after 19:30)
Closed :
Exhibition Admission :

Door ticket

Adults : 500yen
People over 65 years : 400yen
University / High School Students : 300yen
Junior High School Students or younger : Free

Advance ticket

Adults : 400yen
People over 65 years : 300yen
University / High School Students : 200yen
Junior High School Students or younger : Free

Reduced price for groups which in more than 20 people*

Adults : 400yen
People over 65 years : 300yen
University / High School Students : 200yen
Junior High School Students or younger : Free
*The reduced price is also available for those who are physically or mentally handicapped.
Organized by :
Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto [Kumamoto City, Kumamoto Art and Cultural Promotion Foundation], Kumamoto Nichinichi Press, KAB (Kumamoto Asahi Broadcasting Co.,Ltd.)
Cooperated by:
Kumamoto Prefecture, Kumamoto Prefectural Board of Education, Kumamoto City Board of Education, Kumamoto Ken Bunka Kyokai (Cultural Association of Kumamoto), Kumamoto Ken Bijutsuka Renmei (Artists’Union of Kumamoto), Kumamoto International Convention and Tourism Bureau, NHK Kumamoto, J:COM Kumamoto, FM-Kumamoto, FM791
  In 2017, Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto (CAMK) marks 15 years since opening. CAMK collection holds many artworks (fit to call a sort of Kumamoto-local-treasures) which commissioned by CAMK or showed as brand new works for our past exhibition that artists participated. Japanese-style-paintings, oil paintings, photographs, video arts, sculptures and diverse style of art and interesting expression you may see. And from the exhibition you will find what the real Kumamoto-local-treasure is.
New collection, “Bride Ikiningyo”¯ (by unknown artist) and “3 years old girl Toshiko”¯ (by Kamehachi Yasumoto Ⅲ) have unveiled.


Katsuhiko Hibino, Kozue Hibino, Tetsuya Noda, Zenzo Sakamoto, Nobumichi Ide, Tadanori Yokoo, Mika Ninagawa, Yoshitaka Amano, Chinami Nakajima, Eiji Mitooka, Koji Yoshioka, Tomokazu Nago, Satoko Nachi, Masaki Miyai, Meo Saito, Hiroshi Nakane, Aiko Tezuka, Takehiko Inoue, Shinji Omaki, Yura Komine, Yoh Shomei, Jiro Fukushima, Mokuma Kikuhata, Hironobu Matsumoto, Toyonori Inahara, Tanso Moriyama, Taiko Jinno, Syozan Kaneshiro, Nanpu Katayama, Yoichi Miura, Manabu Mabe, Teisaburo Shimoda, Michiya Yada, Eiichi Tanaka, Ryoichi Nagano, Ann Hamilton, Nobuyoshi Araki, Kamehachi Yasumoto, Kishin Shinoyama, Hiroshi Senju, Jun Nguyen-Hatsushiba

Artworks (highlights)

Kamehachi Yasumoto
“Sumo Ikiningyo”¯, 1890

Nobumichi Ide
“Shun Ka Kai En”¯, 1982

Mika Ninagawa

Mokuma Kikuhata
“Heavenly River 16”¯, 2002

Katsuhiko Hibino
“GRAND PIANO”¯, 1984

Jun Nguyen-Hatsushiba
“Memorial Project Nha Trang, Vietnam; Toward the Complex- For the Courageous, the Curious, and the Cowards”¯, 2001
Courtesy: Mizuma Art Gallery, Tokyo/ the artist

Eiji Mitooka
“Tapestry “Maple”¯ *Study of “Kaede-zu”¯ by Tawaraya Sori”¯, 2013

Yoshitaka Amano
“Ka Ten”¯, 1994 © Yoshitaka Amano

Chinami Nakajima
“The Cherry Tree of Isshingyo”¯, 2003

Yoh Shomei
“Kumamoto Castle”¯, 2004

Related Program

[*All events will be held in Japanese]
Artists Talk “What is Photograph?”¯
Date and Time: Mar 5 (sun) 14:00 - 15:30
Place: Home Gallery
Speaker: Toyonori Inahara, Eiichi Tanaka (participating artists, photographer)
Admission: Free
Toyonori Inahara was born at Matsubase, Uki city in 1952. He started to take photos from 28 years old, being active in fields of magazines and newspaper. He began the magazine “NO!”¯ in 1996. Many solo shows as “Circle - Ezuko”¯ in 2011 (Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto G3) and more. Photobook “Kyushu Bishojo Shashin Kan”¯ (2009, Kaichosha). He lives in Kumamoto.
Eiichi Tanaka was born at Kumamoto city in 1954. He graduated Tokyo Zokei University Department Design, Film Major. He traveled and took photos of landscape and people around the world, Kilauea, Fraser Island. Many solo shows, group shows as “Ars Kumamoto”¯ in 2006 (Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto) and more. He lives in Kumamoto and Ishigaki Island.

Special Talk “Could Ikiningyo gain revenge against modern Japanese sculpture? (pro forma)”¯
Date and Time: Mar 19 (sun) 14:00 - 15:30 odani
Place: Art Loft
Speaker : Motohiko Odani (artist, sculptor)
Admission: Free
Motohiko Odani was born at Kyoto in 1972. First solo show “Phantom Limb”¯ (P-House, Tokyo) in 1997. He participated in many international art exhibitions as 5th Lyon Biennale (2000), 7th Istanbul Biennial (2001), 50th Venice Biennale (2003, Japanese Pavilion). His representative solo shows as “Odani Motohiko: Phantom Limb”¯ (touring exhibition: Mori Art Museum / Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto and more) in 2010-2011, “Terminal Moment”¯ (Kyoto Art Center, Kyoto) in 2014 and “MOTOHIKO ODANI: DEPTH OF THE BODY”¯ (Albertz Benda, New York) in 2016. Participated group exhibitions as “Ground Zero Japan”¯ (Contemporary Art Center, Art Tower Mito) in 1999, “Ecce Homo: The Human Images in Contemporary Art”¯ (The National Museum of Art, Osaka) in 2016 and more.
He got 25th Hiragushi Denchu Award in 2011, and got The Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology’s Art Encouragement Prize for New Artist of Fine Art in 2012.
Since 2006, associate professor at Tokyo National University of Art and Music.

CAMK Lecture Collage
Curator talks about the exhibition and CAMK Collection
Date and Time: Feb 26 (sun) 14:00 - 15:30
Place: Home gallery
Speaker : Haruko Tomisawa (senior curator, Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto)
Admission: Free

Gallery Tour
Curator introduces the exhibition's highlights.
Date and Time: Feb 19 / Mar 12, 26 (Sun) 15:00 - 15:30
Place: Exhibition Space
Admission: Exhibition tickets for adults are needed

Expectant Mother's Tour + Family Tour
Special tour for enjoying the exhibition with family and friends. We also show you convenient facilities for future mothers such as the nursing room or play space for children.
This offer is children aged 0-6 years accompanied by adults. Capacity is 7 groups (bookings required)
Date and Time: February 25 (Sat) 10:30 - 11:10
Place: Exhibition Space
Admission: Exhibition tickets for adults are needed

Daily events in CAMK

Monday Movies
Date and Time: Twice on Monday, 14:00-, 17:00-
Place: Home Gallery
Admission: Free
*Check the schedule

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