Japanese Painting Artists in Kyushu

 Exhibition Information

Term :
October 10, 2009 - December 6, 2009
Closed :
Every Tuesday (Wednesday if Tuesday is a national holiday)
Museum hours :
from 10 a.m. until 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 65 years of age in Kumamoto city, Fukuoka city, Kagoshima city. *October 12 is free admission for anniversary commemorating opening day.
Place :
Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto Gallery I, II
Organizer by :
Kumamoto City, Kumamoto Art and Culture Promotion Foundation, Kumamoto Nichinichi Press Co., Kumamoto Kenmin TV
Cooperated by :
Kumamoto Prefectural Board of Education, Kumamoto City Board of Education, Kumamoto Ken Bunka Kyokai (Cultural Association of Kumamoto), Kumamoto Ken Bizyutuka Renmei (Artistsí Union of Kumamoto), NHK Kumamoto, Kumamoto International Convention and Tourism Bureau, FM-Kumamoto Broadcasting Co. Ltd., FM791 (KUMAMOTO CITY FM), Kumamoto Cable Network Co.
Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto
FAX. +81-96-359-7892
Japanese Painting Artists in Kyushu
This exhibition focuses on the artists of Japanese Paining in Kyushu. In the first part of the exhibition, five old masters between 1910 to 1990 like Nanpu Katayama, Heihachiro Fukuda,Isson Tanaka, Tatsuo Takayama and Hiroshi Nakane are presented. In the second part, nine contemporary artists from Kumamoto area are showed their recent works.

Participating Artists

Nanpu Katayama, Heihachiro Fukuda, Isson Tanaka, Tatsuo Takayama, Hiroshi Nakane,Kohei Otsuka, Banshu Kaku, Megumi Kawaguchi, Mina Kimura, Wakako Sato, Eiko Tokudome, Miwo 2Hisa, Takaharu Yamashita, Taro Yamamoto
[Part I]
Heihachiro Fukuda, Autumn Color of Leaves and Rainbow, 1947, Oita City Art Museum
Tatsuo Takayama, Atomosphere of Woods, 1988, Private Collection
Hiroshi Nakane, Festival, 1978, Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto
Isson Tanaka, Four Seasons Flowers, in the late 1940's, Ohshia Tsumugi Museum, Kagoshima (C)2009 Hirsohi Niiyama
[Part II]
Kohei Otsuka, Deer Mandala, 2003
Banshu Kaku, Flow, 2006
Magumi Kawaguchi, Sheep Song II, 2008
Mina Kimura, Attar, 2007
Wakako Sato, Waiting Time for Wind, 2009
Eiko Tokudome, 07S-01, 2007
Miwo Hisa, Picture Scroll (Memory of Air), 2009
Takaharu Yamashita, With Big Blue Flowers, 2009
Taro Yamamoto, Curtain or Flag in four Seasons?, 2009

Related Events

Artists Talk
Place: Exhibition space (Exhibition ticket required)
Date: Saturday, October 10, 2009
Time: 14:00-16:00

CAMK Lecture College
"Japanese Painting in Kyushu" Yoshiko Honda (Chief Curator, Contemporary Art Museum Kumamoto)
Date: Sunday, October 17, 2009
Time: 14:00-15:30
Place: Home Gallery
Admission : Free

Talk & Workshop vol.1
Talk "What is Japanese Painting?"
Instructor: Taro Yamamoto (Participating Artist)
Date: Sunday, October 25, 2009
Time&Place: Talk 13:30-14:00 Home Gallery
Workshop 14:00-16:00 Kid's Factory
Admission: Talk is Free, Workshop costs about 500yen
This workshop is for elementary school students grade 3 or older.
We can only accept 15 people.(registration is necessary).
Please bring a copy or picture that you would like to draw.

Workshop vol.2
PLet's try to make your original bookcover with traditional japanese painting !
Instructor: Miwo Hisa (Participating Artist)
Date: Sunday, November 1, 2009
Time&Place: Workshop 10:30-16:00 Kid's Factory
Admission: about 800yen
This workshop is for elementary school students grade 3 or older.
We can only accept 15 people.(registration is necessary).
This workshop is supported by Yamamoto Bunpodo.

Expectant Mother's Tour + Family Tour
Let's enjoy the exhibition with family or friends.
While enjoying art, we will show you convenient facilities for future mothers such as nursing room or play space for children. This offer is for family consists of 0-6 year's old child and adult.
Date: Saturday, November 14, 2009
Time: 10:30-11:30
Place: Exhibition Space (Exhibition ticket for adult required)
Capacity: 10 groups (bookings required)

Gallery Talk
Museum Curators present Gallery Talks that focus on the exhibition's highlights.
Date: On Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.
There are no Talks on October 10,12, 17, 25, November 1 and 8 2009
Time: 15:00-15:30
Place: Exhibition Space
Admission: Exhibition ticket is required.

CAMK 7th Anniversary Commemorative Lecture
Takeshi Sakurai (Director of CAMK)
Date: October 12 (Mon. Holiday)
Time: 14:00-15:30
Place: exhibition space
Admission: Free

International Adviser's Lecture
Back to Normal-Chinese Contemporary Art Learning in the Chaos Arising from the Project of Modernity
Our international adviser will talk chinese contemporary art scenes.
Carol Yinghua Lu(Art Critic, Curator in Beijing)
Date: Sunday, November 8, 2009
Time: 14:00-15:30
Place: Home Gallery
Admission: Free

Ohanasi Tamatebako LIVE vol.3
Recitel of Literary Works
(1)Osamu Dazai "Ohto", 15min. Reciters:Shiro Honda and Emi Fukushima (RKK announcer)
(2)"Yamamba and Calamus" from Kumamoto Folk Tale, 10min. Reciter:Emi Fukushima
(3)Nobuhisa Ishiguro "A small restaurant on the hill", 15min. Reciter:Shiro Honda Piano:Akitoshi Takemichi
Date: Sunday, October 18, 2009
Time: 14:00-14:45
Place: Home Gallery
Admission: Free

Poetry Reading
Own poetry reading. Visitors can also attend it without prior application.
Date: (1)October 22, 2009 (2) November 26, 2009
Keywords: (1) Beauty or Pencil (2)to be assigned
Time: 18:00-18:55
Place: Home Gallery
Admission: Free

Concert / Film Screenings

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