Sky over My Head

 Exhibition Information

Term :
From 29th September to 9th December, 2012

Museum Hours :
10 a.m. – 8 p.m. (No admission after 7:30 p.m.)
Exhibition Admission :
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 and Kagoshima City: Free (with current ID)
*October 12 is free admission for anniversary day.
Venue :
Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto

Organized by
Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto-CAMK-, Kumamoto City, Kumamoto Art and Cultural Promotion Foundation, Kumamoto Nichinichi Shimbun, Kumamoto Asahi Broadcasting
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 International Convention and Tourism Bureau, NHK Kumamoto, FM-Kumamoto, FM791, JCN Kumamoto
Subsidied by
Japan Arts Council, The Kao Foundation for Arts and Sciences, Asahi Group Arts Foundation
Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto
FAX. +81-96-359-7892
Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto is celebrating 10th anniversary on 12th October with the commemorative exhibition: Sky over My Head. The CAMK started as a home for all in 2002. The artworks in this exhibition are concerned about the place/standpoint where I/We live. We encounter borders, differences often outside home and the same time we could find something in common there. The activities and view of artists will bring a feeling of wholeness and harmony like sky over our head.

Participating Artists

Takashi Kuribayashi, Chiharu Shiota, Tomoko Yoneda, Yuken Teruya, Gao Shiqiang, Hong-Kai Wang, Nina Fischer & Maroan el Sani, Marina Abramovic

Takashi Kuribayashi
Kumamoto Yatai Trip
Photo : shizuno rai

Chiharu Shiota
Accumulation: Searching for the Destination, 2010
207 suitcases, installation
photo : Sunhi Mang
Courtesy Kenji Taki Gallery

Yuken Teruya
Corner Forest, 2009
toilet paper rolls, magnets, nails
size variable
Courtesy Yuken Teruya Studio

Tomoko Yoneda
Path (Path to the cliff where Japanese committed suicide after the American landings, Saipan), 2003
c-type print
Courtesy ShugoArts

Gao Shiqiang
Faint with Oxygen No.12, 2008
color photograph
110.0x137.0 cm
Courtesy Hanart TZ Gallery

Hong-Kai Wang
Music While We Work, 2011
video and sound installation
Photo : Chen You-Wei

Marina Abramovic
Shoes for Departure
site-specific installation
Galerie Enrico Navarra, Paris, 1991
Courtesy the Marina Abramovic Archives

Nina Fischer& Maroan el Sani
Spelling Dystopia, 2009
HD, 2 channel video installation,
17 min., production still
Courtesy the artists and Galerie Eigen+Art, Berlin/Leipzig

Copyrights the Artists

Related Events

Takashi Kuribayashi Kumamoto Yatai Trip
Takashi Kuribayashi has been traveling on many borders around the world. He travels with his Yatai, an asian open air stall in streets, and open the temporary spaces. Then people in site come to the Yatai and he can communicate with them.
The artist traveled in Kumamoto with a musician and cameraman at the end of July 2012. The documentary will be exhibited at the show.
Date: from 21 July to 25 July 2012
Subsided by: Asahi Group Arts Foundation

Artists Talk
Date: September 29, Saturday
Time: 14:00-
Place: Exhibition Space
Artists: Takashi Kuribayashi, Wang Hong-Kai
Admission Fee: Ticket required

Anniversary Yatai Party
Corner of Bipuresu Building and Kamitori Arcade On the anniversary day of CAMK, the Yatai stalls will gather together and open for workshop, concert, food, drinks for all.
Date: October 12, Friday
Time: 11:00-18:00

Lecture and Symposium
Toward the Creative City; nurture of cultural industries in the city of Kumamoto
Date: October 14, Sunday
Part 1: 13:30-14:15 Keynote Lecture
by Taneo Kato; Association for Corporate Support of the Arts, Executive director

Part 2: 14:30-16:00 Symposium
Panelists: Taneo Kato; Association for Corporate Support of the Arts, Executive director, Katsuhiko Hibino; Artist, Seishi Koyama; Kumamoto City Mayor, Takeshi Sakurai; Director, Contemporary Art Museum Kumamoto
Place: Home Gallery
Admission: Free

CAMK Lecture College
“Sky over My Head”, Yoshiko Honda, Chief Curator
Date: October 21, Sunday
Time: 14:00-15:30
Place: Home Gallery
Admission: Free

Events for 10th Anniversary

Pottery Workshop
Let's make original shaped plate or bowl with familly members!
This workshop is for elementary school students grade 3 or older.
Date: October 27, Saturday 13:00-16:00
November 18, Sunday 13:00-15:00
Place: Kids Factory
Capacity: 6 pairs (bookings required)
Fee: 500yen

Expectant Mother's Tour + Family Tour
Let's enjoy the exhibition with family or friends. While enjoying the museum and art works, 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: November 10, Saturday
Time: 10:30-11:30
Place: Exhibition Space
Admission: Entrance ticket is required.
Capacity: 7 groups (bookings required)
Guide: Curator of CAMK

Guided Tours
Curator introduces the exhibition’s highlights.
Date: On Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays.
Time: 15:00-15:30
Meeting place: Entrance of gallery
Admission: Entrance ticket is required.
*Talks aren't held when we have lectures, talks, or workshops. (9/29, 10/13, 14, 21, 27, 11/18)

CAMK Yomigatari
Storytelling Hours for Kids.
Date: (1) October 20 Saturday, (2) November 17 Saturday, (3)December 8 Saturday
Theme: (1) Animals, (2)Autumn, (3)Christmas
Time: 11:30-12:00
Place: Kids Salon
Admission: Free

Poetry Reading
Date: (1) September 27 Thursday, (2) October 25 Thursday, (3)November 22 Thursday
Theme: (1) Period, (2) Dragon, (3) Free (their own choices)
Time: 18:00-18:55
Place: Home Gallery
Admission: Free

Ohanasi Tamatebako LIVE
Recital of Literary Works.
Program: ‘The Last Leaf’ by O. Henry
Reader: Shiro Honda, Emi Fukushima, RKK announcers
Date: October 28, Sunday
Time: 14:00-14:45
Place: Home Gallery
Admission: Free

Concert / Film Screenings

Asia Film Festival vol.3
Date: October 6, Saturday 10:30- 「I Phone You」
(2011 China 95 min.)
14:00- 「もう少しだけ近くに : Come Closer」
(2010 Korea 108 min.)
October 7, Sunday 10:30- 「私の少女時代 : My Girlhood」
(2011 China 102 min.)
14:00- 「2階の悪党 : Villain and Widow」
(2010 Korea 115 min.)
October 8, Monday 10:30- 「五人の娘 : Five Golden Flowers」
(1959 China 95 min.)
14:00- 「父の初七日 : Seven Days in Heaven」
(2009 Taiwan 92 min.)
start: 10:30-, 14:00-
Place: Home Gallery
Admission: Free
*only 80 seats

Monday Movies
Date&Time: Twice on Monday, 14:00-, 18:00-
Place: 5F Art Loft
Admission: Free
Date: September 24
Program: Bottle Dream (2008, U.S.A., 109 min.)
Date: October 1
Program: As You Like It (1936, U.K., 97 min.)
Date: October 8
Program: Asia Film Festival
Date: October 15
Program: ぼくたちと駐在さんの700日戦争[700days War between we and Policemen] (2008, Japan, 110 min.) *Japanese Subtitled
Date: October 22
Program: He Lovers from the North Pole (1998, Spain, 104 min.)
Date: October 29
Program: A quite Life (2010, Italy, Germany, France,100 min.)
Date: November 5
Program: The Stranger (1946, U.S.A., 91 min.)
Date: November 12
Program: Manneken Pis (1995, Belgium, 90 min.)
Date: November 19
Program: Kiss Me Deadly (1955, U.S.A., 106 min.)
Date: November 26
Program: 17歳の風景[Landscape for 17 year old] (2005, Japan, 90 min.)*Japanese Subtitled
Date: December 3
Program: Mine vaganti (2010, Italy, 113 min.)
Date: December 10
Program: Things To Come (1936, U.K., 89 min.)
Date: December 17
Program: Carmen (1915, U.S.A., 7 min.)
Date: December 24
Program: An Avonlea Christmas (1998, Canada 92 min.)

Music Wave
We would like to introduce various music players throughout the year.
Date: October 13, Saturday
Place: Home Gallery
Admission: Free

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