Misawa Atsuhiko: Animals in Kumamoto


 Exhibition Information

Dates :
Saturday, June 24 - Sunday, September 3, 2017
Closed :
Tuesday
Opening Hours : 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM (admission until 7:30 PM)
Venue :
Contemporary Art Museum. Kumamoto
Admission :
Adult :
1000 (800) yen
Seniors (65 and over) :
800 (600) yen
Students
(the high school students and over) :
500 (400) yen
Junior high school students or under :
Free
*The admission given in parentheses are for advance tickets / group (20 or more) / with one-day ticket for tram or buss, etc.
Organized by :
Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto (Kumamoto City and Kumamoto Art and Culture Promotion Foundation), The Yomiuri Shinbun, The Japan Association of Art Museums, KKT (Kumamoto Kenmin TV)
Sponsored by :
Lion Corporation, Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd., Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Insurance Inc.
Supported by:
Kumamoto Prefecture, Kumamoto City Board of Education, Kumamoto Ken Bunka Kyokai (Cultural Association of Kumamoto), Kumamoto Ken Bijutsuka Renmei (Artists' Union of Kumamoto), J:COM Kumamoto, Kumamoto International Convention and Tourism Bureau, FM-Kumamoto, FM791
Cooperated by :
Nishimura Gallery, Yamaguchiseizai
 
 
Misawa Atsuhiko is one of Japan's most popular contemporary sculptors.He is best known for the series Animals, which he began in 2000, featuring life-sized animals carved from camphor wood with powerful chisel strokes and painted with oil paint.
The subjects range from familiar creatures like cats and dogs, to enormous ones such as bears and elephants, and imaginary beasts like the Pegasus. Misawa's animals have a truly powerful presence and lifelike expressions that arouse a range of powerful responses in the viewer.
This exhibition features approximately 100 of the artist's sculptures and paintings, including the latest works, as well as an area replicating his studio.Please enjoy this opportunity to immerse yourself in the wonderful world of Misawa's Animals.
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Artworks (highlights)

Misawa Atsuhiko, Animal 2013-01, 2013
camphor wood, oil painting
photo: Kato Ken

Misawa Atsuhiko, Animal 2015-07, 2015
camphor wood, oil painting
photo: Motoi Atsushi

Misawa Atsuhiko, Animal 2014-01, 2014
camphor wood, oil painting
photo: Misawa Atsuhiko

Misawa Atsuhiko, Animal 2016-01, 2016
camphor wood, oil painting
photo: Watanabe Ikuhiro

Related Program

[Artist Talk] Misawa Atsuhiko (sculptor)  Terada Minori (Actor)
Speaker: Misawa Atsuhiko (sculptor)
Terada Minori (Actor)
Date: Saturday, June 24 2:00 - PM
Venue: Home Gallery, CAMK
Admission: Free
*in Japanese only

[Workshop] "Wood Carving Workshop"
Instructor : Misawa Atsuhiko (Artist)
Date: Saturday, July 22 1:00 - 5:00 PM
Sunday, July23 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Venue: Kids Factory, CAMK
Capacity: Up to 15 participants (reservation required) *fulled
Age group: Over the 5th grade in elementary school
Admission: Free
How to apply: Tel or ask to CAMK staffs
*It is a program for two days

[CAMK Lecture College] "Regarding Misawa Atsuhiko Animals in Kumamoto"
Lecture about Charm of Misawa's works and the exhibition
Speaker: Sakamoto Akiko (Curator, CAMK)
Date: Sunday, Auguest 6 2:00 - 3:00 PM
Venue: Home Gallery, CAMK
Admission: Free
*in Japanese only

[CAMK Gallery Tour]
Gallery tour with a curator
Date: Sunday, July 9, 30, August 13, 27, September 3
each 3:00 - 3:40 PM
Venue: Gallery Ⅰ & Ⅱ, CAMK
*Admission ticket for exhibition required
*in Japanese only

[CAMK Expectant Mother's & Family Tour]
Gallery tour for children (ages 0 to 6) with adults, expectant mothers, family and friends
Date: Saturday, July 1 10:30 - 11:10 AM
Venue: Gallery Ⅰ & Ⅱ, CAMK
Capacity: 7 groups (reservation required)
*Admission ticket for exhibition required
*in Japanese only
Kumamoto City Zoological and Botanical Gardens Reconstruction Assistance Plan "Ganbare! Animals"
Kumamoto City Zoological and Botanical Gardens is aiming for full open garden in April 2018, continuing restoration activities. In the context of Misawa Atsuhiko Exhibition, We will carry out programs to deepen our understanding of animals and cultural facilities at the Contemporary Art Museum Kumamoto.
[Special gallery talk]
A veterinarian of Kumamoto City Zoological and Botanical Gardens and a curator CAMK came paired to guide the exhibition. Through Misawa works, We will also talk about animal shaping, charm and ecology in an easy-to-understand manner.
Date: Sunday, August 20 11:00 - AM
Venue: Gallery Ⅰ & Ⅱ, CAMK
*Admission ticket for exhibition required

[Lecture] "Kumamoto City Zoological and Botanical Gardens after 2016 Kumamoto Earthquakes"
The guest speaker will talk about the situation of the Kumamoto City Zoological and Botanical Gardens that suffered great damage by 2016 Kumamoto earthquake and the state of the animals.
Speaker: Ueno Asuka (A veterinarian, Kumamoto City Zoological and Botanical Gardens)
Date: Sunday, August 20 2:00 - 2:45 PM
Venue: Home Gallery, CAMK
Admission: Free
*in Japanese only

[Workshop] "Let's play with a Animals Comic Foreground"
In the front of the Animal Resource Center, a fun Animals Comic Foreground will appear. Let's challenge everyone!
Date: Sunday, July 16 1:00 - 3:00 PM
Venue: In the front of the Animal Resource Center on Kumamoto City Zoological and Botanical Gardens
Admission: Free
*Admission for animal and botanical garden required.
*In the case of stormy weather etc, postponed to 17th (Monday, holiday).