Katsura Funakoshi 2010 in Kumamoto

 Exhibition Information

Term :
December 11, 2010-February 13, 2011
Closed :
Every Tuesday
December 28, 2010-January 4, 2011
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)
*This is joint ticket with The Light -Prayerful Paintings- Exhibition.
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.). The reduced price is also available for those who are physically or mentally handicapped and for people over 65 years of age in Kumamoto city, Fukuoka city, Kagoshima city.
Venue :
Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto Gallery I.

Organizer by :
Kumamoto City, Kumamoto Art and Culture Promotion Foundation, Kumamoto Nichinichi Press Co., KKT(Kumamoto Kenmin TV)
Cooperated by :
Kumamoto Prefecture, 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), Kumamoto Kokusai Kancou Convention Kyokai NHK Kumamoto, FM-Kumamoto Broadcasting Co., FM791, JCN Kumamoto
Supported by :
Nishimura Gallery, Ando Gallery
Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto
FAX. +81-96-359-7892
Katsura Funakoshi 2010 in Kumamoto
Katsura Funakoshi, born in Iwate in 1951, has carved human figures throughout his career. His sculptures are carved of camphor wood and then colored, with marble eyes. The Sculpture have a quiet demeanor and seem to be looking far into the distance. Many people throughout the world have been fascinated by the strong presence of his works.
This exhibition centers on the portraits sculptures of the 1980s, the strong torsos representing mountains of the 1990s, the Nudes and Sphinxes combining human and animal characteristics, and other wood sculptures up to the most recent The Another Sphinx, which was first shown in September 2010. It also introduces Katsura’s prints and drawings, giving a broad overview of his captivating artistic world.
Exhibited Works
·Sculptures: 22 pieces, from early works made in 80s to the latest work
1980's: Portrait of Nakano, 1982 / Man in a Jacket, 1982 / Sand and City, 1986 / Winter Book, 1988, etc.
1990's: Room with Wind, 1992 / Afternoon Azure, 1992 / The Mountain Hears the Words, 1997 / Between Mountain and Water, 1998, etc.
After 2000: A Lunar Eclipse on the Water, 2003 / The Sphinx with Far Hands, 2006 / The Sphinx Floats in Forest, 2006 / The Another Sphinx, 2010 (the latest work in Autumn 2010)
·Drawings: 20 pieces, mainly works made after 2006
·Prints: 30pieces, made from 1987 to 2008

1.Man in a Jacket, 1982, collection of the artist, photo: Shoichi Kondo

2.Sand and City, 1986, private collection, photo: Shoichi Kondo

3.The Mountain Hears the Words, 1997, private collection, photo: Yoshitaka Uchida

4.Between Mountain and Water, 1998, private collection, photo: Yoshitaka Uchida

5.A Lunar Eclipse on the Water, 2003, collection of the artist, photo: Tomoki Imai

6.The Sphinx with Far Hand, 2006, Takahashi collection, photo: Yoshitaka Uchida

7.The Another Sphinx, 2010, collection of Ed Brogan, photo: Ikuhiro Watanabe

8.Like the Water, 2001, woodcut, 42.0x30.0cm, Ando Gallery

©Katsura Funakoshi
Photo Courtesy: Nishimura Gallery (1-7), Ando Gallery (8)

Related Common Events (in common with The Light -Prayerful Paintings-)

Artist Talk
Katsura Funakoshi talks about his own works.
Date: December 11 (Sat.)
Time: 14:00-15:30
place: Home Gallery
Admission: Free

CAMK Lecture College
(1)January 9 (Sun.) “Katsura Funakoshi”
Yoshiko Honda (Chief Curator, Contemporary Art Museum Kumamoto)
(2)January 16 (Sun.) “The Light -Prayerful Paintings”
Emi Zoza (Curator and librarian, Contemporary Art Museum Kumamoto)
Time: 14:00-15:30
Place: Home Gallery
Admission: Free

Ohanasi Tamatebako LIVE vol.9
Recital of Literary Works.
Osamu Dazai, Villon's Wife etc.
Date: December 19 (Sun.)
Time: 14:00-14:45
place: Home Gallery
Admission: Free

Poetry Reading
Date: January 27 (Thu.)
Time: 18:00-
place: Home Gallery
Admission: Free

CAMK Yomigatari
Storytelling Hours for Kids.
Date: December18 (Sat.), January 15 (Sat.)
Time: 11:30-12:00
place: Kids Salon
Admission: Free

Expectant Mother's Tour + Family Tour
Let's enjoy the exhibition with family or friends.
While enjoying the museum art, we will 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.
Date: January 22 (Sat.)
Time: 10:30-11:30
Place: Exhibition Space
Admission: Entrance ticket is required.
Capacity: 10 groups (bookings required)
Guide: Curator of CAMK

Guided Tours
Curator introduces the exhibition’s highlights.
Date: On Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.
Talks aren’t held on December 11 in 2010, January 9, 16 in 2011.
Time: 15:00-15:30
Meeting place: Entrance of gallery
Admission: Entrance ticket is required.

Concert / Film Screenings

Monday Movies
December 13 THE THIRD MAN (1949, U.S.A., 120 min.)
December 20 ENTER THE DRAGON (1973, U.S.A., 100 min.)
December 27 REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE (1955, U.S.A., 111 min.)
January 10 OUR HOSPITALITY (1923, U.S.A, 67 min.)
January 17 WATERLOO BRIDGE (1940, U.S.A., 109 min.)
January 24 Acacia Walk (2000, Japan, 90 min.) * with Japanese subtitles
January 31 dial M for Murder! (1955, U.S.A., 105 min.)
February 7 ALEXEI AND THE SPRING (2002, Japan 104min.)
Date&Time: Twice on Monday, 14:00~, 18:00~
Place: 5F Art Loft
Admission: Free

Music Wave
We would like to introduce various music players throughout the year.
December 12 (Sun.)
SAXOPHOBIA (Saxophone Ensamble)
January 8 (Sat.)
New Years Concert (Japanese Harp)
February 12 (Sat.)
Hiroyasu Yamamoto Cello Concert (Cello)
Time: 14:00-
Place: Home Gallery
Admission: Free

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