Katsuhiko Hibino HIGO BY HIBINO

 Exhibition Information

Term :
December 15, 2007 (sat.) - April. 6, 2008 (sun.)
Closed :
Closed :Closed on every Tuesday
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: 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.

Place :
Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto Gallery I, II
Organizer by :
Kumamoto City, Kumamoto Art and Culture Promotion Foundation, Kumamoto Nichinichi Shimbun Co., Kumamoto Asahi Broadcasting Co., ROKUSHOKYO(Union of Central Shopping Streets, Kumamoto)
Cooperated by :
Committee of 400th Anniversary of Kumamoto Castle, 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, FM-Kumamoto Broadcasting Co., FM791
In the assistance of :
Asatte Asagao Project in Amakusa, Executive Committee of Amakusa Ceramic Art 2007, Kobai Co., Kusunoki-En, IGYO Research Center of Kumamoto Prefectural Agricultural Research Center, Joutou Elementary School in Kumamoto City, Morozumi & Tanaka Laboratory, Faculty of Engineering, Kumamoto University, Machinaka Kobo Studio and Monozukuri Kobo Studio by Faculty of Engineering, Kumamoto University, Kumamoto Design College, Junior Chamber International Kumamoto, Executive Committee of STREET-ART PLEX KUMAMOTO, Tuetate Asagao Project X, Tsuetate Labo, Japan Football Association, Hamada Shoyu Co., Kobori-ke school of Higo Koryu, Shiraki-ke school of Higo Zogan, Higo Temari Club, Hotel Nikko Kumamoto, Maruo-Yaki , Minamata City, Nakashima-ke of Yamaga Toro, Rosso Kumamoto Athlete Club, ULTRA’ ALDERAS Supporters of Rosso Kumamoto
Sponsored by :
Kamitori-Street, Shimotori-Street, Sunroad Shinshigai-Street, Kumamoto City Chuo Syoei-Kai Rengo-Kai, Daiken Co., Toyo Ink MFG. Co., New Co One Co.(TSUTAYA AV CLUB), Rengo Co.
Supported by :
Japan Foundation for Regional Art-Activities
Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto
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Assate Asagao Project in Kumamoto (April-October 2007)
This Project is to cultivate "Asatte Asagao" at Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto, Kamitori-pavilion, Shimotori-Nibangai, Sanroad Shinshigai, Joutou Elementary School in Kumamoto, Hot Spring Resort Area in Tsuetate and five potteries in Amakusa.

Assate Asagao Project in Kumamoto: Ceremony of Picking Seeds of Asagao (October 30 2007
With Katsuhiko Hibino, a ceremony is held, picking seeds of Asagao cultivated at Joutou Elementary School, Kamitori, Shimotori, Shinshigai and CAMK.

Workshop - Let’s Create Ishigaki, Cardboard “Stone Wall”!
You can enjoy this workshop at various places in Kumamoto City. Ishiku volunteer staffs help you make cardboard “Stones”. Please visit every venue.
Date: October 13 (Sat.) 13:00-17:00 at Venue of Ginnan-Matsuri Festival (in front of Tajiri-Yofuku-Ten)
November 18 (Sun.) (1)13:00-16:30 at Shimotori-Nibangai (in front of Koran-Tei) (2)13:00-17:00 at Kawara-Machi Shopping Street
November 1(Thu.), 4 (Sun.), 15 (Thu.), 17 (Sat.), 29 (Thu.) 13:00-16:00 at Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto
Admission: Free

Detail of the Exhibition

·Ishigaki Project
You can join in building the big Ishigaki (Stone Wall for Castle) made of cardboard in the Museum.
·Asatte Shinbunsya Kumamoto Bureau
Asatte Shinbun Kumamoto Bureau is set up in the gallery room. During the exhibition, reporters collect news about “HIGO BY HIBINO” to publish “Asatte Shinbun -Kumamoto Version.”
·Gallery of Asatte Shinbunsya Cultural Program Division
The entire picture of “Asatte Asagao Project”, held at 14 places in Japan, is shown here.
·Traditional Crafts Projects
Collaborative work of Katsuhiko Hibino and Traditional Crafts of Kumamoto materialized new works. Sophisticated skills of “Amakusa-Tojiki” (ceramics), “Higo-Zogan” (Inlay), “Hana-Goza” (rush grass mat), “Higo-Temari” (thread ball) and “Yamaga-Toro” (paper lantern) bore fruits as newly created art. Creating processes of them are also introduced in the exhibition.

You will trace back the way Katsuhiko Hibino has come, who started his career as Graphic Designer, producing a lot of marvelous art works.

Related Events during the Exhibition

Artist’s Talk
Katsuhiko Hibino and the exhibition’s collaborators, Traditional Crafts Artisans will talk about the project.
Date: December 15 (Sat.)
Time: 14:00-15:30
Place: Home Gallery
Admission : Free

Hibino Cup 2007 in Kumamoto Co-Hosted by Junior Chamber International Kumamoto and CAMK
This is a football-style workshop. Participants are asked to make cardboard “goal”, bubble wrap “ball”, and uniforms before enjoying the games. “Rosso Kumamoto” members and Japan’s player Masakiyo Maezono will kindly join this event. Although application deadline was over, you are welcome to see the games.
Date: December 16 (Sun.)
Time: 13:00-16:00
Place: Bugyo-Maru in Kumamoto Castle Area

TSUTAYA AV CLUB Presents “Talk and Autograph Session of Katsuhiko Hibino”
Date: December 16 (Sun.)
Time: 18:00-19:00
Place: Special Stage of TSUTAYA Bookstore, Kumamoto Sannenzaka shop
Admission: Free

Ishigaki Project Workshop
Date & Time: Sundays and holidays during the exhibition and whenever Ishiku Volunteers are there
*Katsuhiko Hibino shows up on; January 27 (Sun.), February 16 (Sat.), March 30 (Sun.)
*Events in Minamata on February 17 (Sun.).
Place: Exhibition Venue
You can enjoy creating cardboard “Ishigaki” in the workshops;
(1) putting color chips on cardboard stones (Anytime)
(2) cutting cardboards and making Ishigaki stones. (13:00-16:00 on Saturdays)

“HIBINO ROOM” at Hotel Nikko Kumamoto
Hotel Nikko Kumamoto presents specially designed accommodation plan for this exhibition. It includes Hibino’s original goods, exhibition tickets and artistically arranged room produced by Hibino for one pair per day. Reservation and Inquiry: Hotel Nikko Kumamoto TEL.+81-96-211-2211 From December 15 to March 31, Brasserie Serena, the hotel restaurant (F2) will be specially decorated in Hibino Color! During the period, there will be 10 % discounts with ticket stub.

Tea Ceremony at Hana-Goza Tea Room
Date: February 10 (Sun.), March 16 (Sun.)
Time: 14:00-15:30
Place: Exhibition Space
Tea Ceremony will be held at Hana-Goza Tea Room. What you need is only exhibition ticket.

Hibino Commercial Museum
Goods produced by veteran companies with long tradition in Kumamoto and “HIGO BY HIBINO” will be exclusively sold at the Museum Shop and branch shops of veteran companies.
-the First Part by Hamada Shoyu Co.(Soy-Source)
-the Second Part by Okashi No Kobai Co.(Sweets)

Special Show of the movie “Kita-Shinagawa-Yotsuya-Sen,” directed by Katsuhiko Hibino
Date: March 1 (Sat.)
Time: 13:00-15:30(about 150 min.)
Place: Home Gallery
Admission : Free
This movie is one of legendary famous internet-delivered cinemas, which Katsuhiko Hibino created as a director and a writer, employing many big names.

“Asatte Shinbunsya Kumamoto Bureau” Open
Asatte Shinbun Kumamoto Bureau starts services in the gallery room. During the exhibition, writers collect news about “HIGO BY HIBINO” and publish “Asatte Shinbun -Kumamoto Version.”

Let’s Create Higo Temari (Thread Ball) Yourself !
Date: January 19 (Sat.)
Time: 13:30-16:30
Place: Kid’s Factory
Qualification: 20 people senior grades at elementary school or over (The younger should be accompanied by guardians.)
Instructor: Members of Higo Temari Club
Fee : ¥600 (You can take Your Thread Ball to home.)

CAMK Lecture College
A Documentary on HIGO BY HIBINO” by Akiko Sakamoto (curator of CAMK)
Date: April 5 (Sat.)
Time: 14:00-15:00
Place: Home Gallery
Admission : Free
Akiko Sakamoto describes how this exhibition was created showing with many photographs.

Lecture by the International Advisor
“A Message to the World from Asia –beyond Globalism” Sunjung Kim (International Advisor of CAMK and a professor at The Korean National University of Arts)
Date: March 9 (Sun.)
Time: 14:00-15:30
Place: Home Gallery
Admission : Free

Special Show of the movie “KOIJI-MONOGATARI”
Co-Hosted by Minamata City & “KOIJI-MONOGATARI” supporters
Date: January 27 (Sun.)
Time: 15:00-16:30
Place: Home Gallery
Admission : Free

CAMK Puppet Show
Date: (1) December 23 (Sun.) “A Mitten," “Masha and the Bear" by Puppet Play Company, Chapa
(2) March 2 (Sun.) “The Ant and The Grasshopper" by Puppet Play Company, Fantasia
Time: 14:00-15:00
Place: (1)Home Gallery (2)Art Loft
Admission : Free

Family Tour
Date: February 9 (Sat.)
Time: 10:30-11:30
Place: Exhibition Space
Admission : Entrance ticket for adult is required. 7 groups can join the tour. This offer is exclusive to family of 0-6 year’s old child and adult. Registration is necessary.

Expectant Mother's Tour
Date: March 8 (Sat.)
Time: 10:30-11:30
Place: Exhibition Space
Admission : Free
While enjoying art, we will show you convenient facilities for future mothers such as nursing room. Your family and friends are also welcome. 15 people can join the tour. Registration is necessary.

Gallery Talk
Date: On Saturdays, Sundays and holidays
Time: 15:00-15:30 (or just after the events such as lectures and talk-shows)
Place: Entrance of Gallery
Admission : Entrance ticket is required.
Curator introduces the exhibition’s highlights.

Concert / Film Screenings

Monday Movies
Date&Time: Twice on Monday, 14:00~, 18:00~
Place: Art Loft
Admission: Free
December 17 Homework, 1989, Iran, 86 min.
December 24 TIM BURTON'S CORPSE BRIDE, 2005, U.S.A., 77 min.
January 7 SEVEN CHANCES, 1925, U.S.A., 56 min.
January 14 BURG THEATER, 1936, Germany, 103 min.
January 21 Wuthering Heights, 1939, U.S.A., 104 min.
January 28 BENEATH LOCH NESS, 2001, U.S.A., 95 min.
February 4 Early Spring in February, 1963, China, 115 min.
February 11 Entre Rojas, 1994, Spain, 93 min.
February 18 FEDORA, 1979, U.S.A., West Germany and France, 109 min.
February 25 TANGOS EL EXILIO DE GARDEL 1985, France & Argentina, 120 min.
March 3 REGARDE LES HOMMES TOMBER, 1994, France, 96 min.
March 10 O BROTHER, WHERE ART THOU? , 2000, U.S.A., 108 min
March 17 TALL IN THE SADDLE, 1994, U.S.A., 87 min.
March 24 ATHER'S LITTLE DIVIDEND, 1951, U.S.A., 81 min.
March 31 TWENTYMAN BROTHERS, 2002, Australia, 99 min.
*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
December 21 C3K (Piano & Marimba)
January 11 Japanese Harp Ensemble by Mayumi Ikuta (Japanese Harp)
January 25 Mountain. Be. -Legend of Oyaji Guitar- (Electric Guitar)
February 8 Ensemble alouettes (Song, Celo and Piano)
February 22 Ai Suzaki(Folk Tale)
March 14 Akira Hanabusa (Jazz/Contemporary Guitar)
March 28 zemankova(Pops)

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