Claude Monet and Young Japanese Artists: Shinji Ohmaki, Mika Ninagawa, and Satoko

 Exhibition Information

Term :
July 4, 2009 – September 23, 2009
*This exhibition is only held in Kumamoto
Closed :
Every Tuesday (Wednesday if Tuesday is a national holiday)September 22 and 23 are open.
Museum hours :
10 a.m. – 8 p.m. (No admission after 7:30 p.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, Fukuoka city, Kagoshima city: Free(With current ID)
Parentheses indicate reduced price for groups which in more than 20 people,
(Only for adults and university/high school students.),
For those who are physically or mentally handicapped and for those over 70 years of age in Kumamoto city.
Place :
Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto Gallery I, II
Organizer by :
Kumamoto City, Kumamoto Art and Culture Promotion Foundation, Kumamoto Nichinichi Press Co., KAB(Kumamoto Asahi Bbroadcasting Co.,Ltd.)
Cooperated by :
Kumamoto Prefectural Board of Education, Kumamoto City Board of Education, Kumamoto Ken Bunka Kyokai (Cultural Association of Kumamoto), Kumamoto Ken Bizyutuka Renmei (Artists’ Union of Kumamoto), NHK Kumamoto, Kumamoto International Convention and Tourism Bureau, FM-Kumamoto Broadcasting Co. Ltd., FM791 (KUMAMOTO CITY FM), Kumamoto Cable Network Co.
Subsidied by:
Japan Arts Council
Sponsored by:
Panasonic Electric Works Co., Ltd., EipurafutoCo., Ltd., TAJIMA CORPORATION, Kayodo, Tsunekawa Industrial Felt Corporation, TOKYO Lithmatic Corporation, HOLBEIN WORKS,Ltd.
Supported by:
TOKYO GALLERY + BTAP, Tomio Koyama Gallery, Lucky Star Co., Ltd
Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto
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Claude Monet and Young Japanese Artists: Shinji Ohmaki, Mika Ninagawa, and Satoko

The Contemporary Museum of Art, Kumamoto is delighted to show the “FLOWERS AND LANDSCAPE”. The exhibition presents the works of Impressionist protagonist Claude Monet, as well as three contemporary artists, now increasingly attracting world’s attention; Shinji Ohmaki, the installation artist, Mika Ninagawa the photographer, Satoko Nachi the painter. Juxtaposition of the European great master and today’s leading artists will cast a fresh light on Monet’s world, providing the observers with a new perspective and an opportunity to deepen the understanding of contemporary art, how it is deeply linked to the history, strikingly beautiful, and always close to us.
Efflorescent works of art fill the space; Monet shows his flowers and landscapes, Shinji Ohmaki produced an installation that renders the flowers and hues of Kumamoto, Mika Ninagawa demonstrates her newly produced flower photographs, Satoko Nachi introduces her new paintings of the flowers and her imagined scenery, especially for this occasion. Furthermore, Monet’s “Water Lilies” (1920, The Museum of Modern Art, New York), the enlarged details and full size photograph of which by Yasuhiro Ishimoto highlight the exhibition. The Japanese representing photographer gave new life to the masterpiece, and the “Water Lilies” greet us with a fresh image.
Claude Monet Vue prise à Rouelles(Green Field by the Rouelles) 1858
Marunuma Art Park, Asaka/The Museum of Modern Art, Saitama
Claude Monet Le Parlement, symphonie en rose (House of Parliament, Symphony in Rose) 1900 POLA Museum of Art
Claude Monet Nymphéas(Water-Lilies) 1914-1917 Asahi Breweries, Ltd.
Claude Monet Aiguille et la Porte d'Aval (The Rock Needle and the Porte d'Aval) 1886 Shimane Art Museum
Shinji Ohmaki ECHOES-INFINITY; Aichi 2007
Photo:Naobumi Chiba
Photo Courtesy:Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art
Shinji Ohmaki Liminal Air - Descend – 2007 2007 (reference work) 2008
Photo by Tadasu Yamamoto
Photo Courtesy:Kanazawa 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art
Mika Ninagawa FLOWER ADDICT 2008
Mika Ninagawa FLOWER ADDICT 2008
Satoko Nachi Beautiful Ending 2006 Installation View at +Gallery (reference work)
Satoko Nachi Happiness and Despair 2008 Takahashi Collection
Yasuhiro Ishimoto hotographic reproduction of Claude Monet's "Nympheas" (full-scale photograph) 1980 The National Museum of Art, Osaka

Related Events

Artists Talk (2 parts)
Part1/ Place: Home Gallery (Admission Free)
Shinji Omaki, Mika Ninagawa and Nachi Satoko talk about their own activities.
Part2/ Place: Exhibition space (Exhibition ticket required)
Shinji Omaki and Nachi Satoko talk about their own works, in front of them.
Date: Saturday, July 4, 2008
Time: 14:00-15:30

CAMK Lecture College “Claude Monet and Contemporary Art”
Takeshi Sakurai (Director, Contemporary Art Museum Kumamoto)
Exhibition curator, Takeshi Sakurai talks about this exhibition.
Date: Sunday, July 5, 2009
Time: 14:00-15:30
Place: Home Gallery
Admission : Free

Commemorative Lecture
“Lecture on Art Management”
Yoshio Miyama (Professor, Keio University)
Yoshio Miyama talks about Problems and future prospects of Museums and cultural facilities in Japan.
Date: Sunday, July 18 , 2008
Time: 14:00-15:30
Place: Home Gallery
Admission: Free

Shinji Omaki Work Shop
“Where have all the flowers gone? - THE SECRET GARDEN :KUMAMOTO ”
Participants make “The Secret Garden” with a flower-template made by participants themselves. The flowers that you make will be installed in exhibition space and another as “The Secret Garden”. You can bring your works (flowers) after the exhibition is finished.
Date&time: 10:30-16:00, Saturday, August 8, 2009
10:30-13:00, Sunday, August 9, 2009
Place: Kids Factory
Capacity: 30 (bookings required, only for who can participate on both days) *This program is for children ages more than 2 or adults. Schoolchildren in the lower grades must participate with their families.
Instructor: Shinji Omaki
Fee: Materials cost 1800 yen + Entrance fee (Advance Ticket Price for 1 day, only for a Participant)

Music Wave
FLOWERS AND LANDSCAPE piano concert & talk
Motoki Hirai (Pianist, Composer)
Motoki Hirai, who appears regularly in the music capitals of the Far East, America and Europe as a soloist and recitalist and also who is a Composer, plays pieces of classical and contemporary music. In addition, you will enjoy his music pieces and his talk.
Date: Sunday, August 23, 2009
Time: 13:00-14:30
Place: Home Gallery
Admission: Free

Physical Theatre Workshop
“Let’s Play! Let’s Create! Is it Dance?”
This program is the Dance Workshop, in which children enjoy moving and expression thorough the use of their bodies.
Date: Sunday, September 20, 2009
Time: 14:00-15:00
Place: Home Gallery
Instructor: Takanori Kawaharada, Zohar Cohen (Clipa Theater, Israel) Capacity: 20 (bookings required,)*This program is for children ages 5 to 10.
Fee: Free

Family Tour
Why not enjoy the exhibition with the family? This offer is for a family that consists of 0-6 year’s old child and adult. An Exhibition ticket for adult is required.
Date: Sunday, July 26, 2009
Time: 10:30-11:30
Place: Exhibition Space
Capacity: 7 groups (bookings required)
Guide : Curator, Contemporary Art Museum Kumamoto

Gallery Talk
Museum Curators present Gallery Talks that focus on the exhibition’s highlights.
Date: On following Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.
July 7, July 12, July 19, July 20, July 25, July 26, July 26, August 1, August 15, August 16, August 22, August 29, August 30, September 6, September 13, September 13, September 21, September 22, September 23.
Time: 15:00-15:30 (16:00-, if lectures are given.)
Place: Exhibition Space
Admission: Exhibition ticket is required.

Concert / Film Screenings

Monday Movies
Date&Time: Twice on Monday, 14:00~, 18:00~
Place: Art Loft
Admission: Free
July 6 AEON FLUX(2005, U.S.A.,93min)
July 13 Les rendez-vous de Paris (1995, France,100min)
July 20 Robinson Crusoe (1952, Mexico,U.S.A.,90min)
July 27 RED DUST (1932, U.S.A.,83min)
August 3 Scooby-Doo 2 (2004,U.S.A.,93min) dubbing in Japanese
August 10 ZHAVORONOK (1965, the Soviet Union,89min)
August 17 Une Femme est une Femme (1961,France,Italy,84min)
August 24 TAKING LIVES (2004,U.S.A.,109min)
August 31 Drowing by Numbers (1988,England,119min)
September 7 The Marriage Circle(1924,U.S.A.,86min)
September 14 Miracle Banana(2005,Japan,105min) with Japanese subtitles
September 21 Barefoot Gi Bong (2006,Korea,100min)

Music Wave
Why don't we enjoy music in the space filled with art works? We will give concerts related to the exhibition or seasons.
Place:Home Gallery
August 23(Sun) Motoki Hirai (Pianist, Composer)
September 23(Wed) Emiri Nakagawa (Soprano)

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