“The 9th Exhibition Trials of Contemporary Japanese Paintings” is a Nihonga -focused exhibition that explores the role of Kakejiku (掛軸hanging scroll) in modern spaces.
Kakejiku (Hanging scrolls) was once a very important item in traditional Japanese houses. However, its place has been lost with the burgeoning of modern homes and interiors. In this exhibition, nihonga artists from different backgrounds gather in an exercise to explore the appreciation and re-situating of kakejiku in modern spaces. Works by the artists will be displayed in three different rooms- concrete, wood-paneled and Japanese-style, suggesting interesting relevance in modern spaces. The Osaka leg of the exhibition will feature additional painted works exploring「生活の中の美」the beauty in life.
Gallery Maronie, Gallery 5, Kyoto.
October 30 – November 4, 2012
12:00 – 19:00 (final day – 18:00)
(332, Shioya-machi, Kawaracho-dori Shiji-noboru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, 604-8027 Japan)
Jukouji Temple, Osaka
November 19 – November 25
2012, 12:00 – 18:00 (final day – 16:00)
(2-9-29, Tamade-higashi, Nishinari-ku, Osaka, 557-0043 Japan)
– Thank you, Inoue-san for alerting us to this wonderful exhibition.
Inoue Yusuke is a Nihonga-style contemporary artist. Coming from a formal, ‘academic-style’ background in Nihonga, he began to question the conventions and stereotypes of his art university training. The departure from that was to start afresh, letting the artists’ own contemporary sense come through yet remaining grounded on strong classics (古典) research. His blog can be found at 古典ぽらりい(incidentally, a wonderful play on the words Classics and Contemporary) http://cotemporary.blog91.fc2.com/
We look forward to hearing more from Inoue-san in the near future.
井上 雄介 Inoue, Yusuke
沖谷 晃司 Okitani, Koji
木下 としえKinoshita, Toshie
関 菜穂子 Seki, Nahoko
武田 修二郎 Takeda, Shujiro
谷口 知枝美 Taniguchi, Chiemi
鳥居 結人Torii, Yuito
長阪 奈津子 Nagasaka, Natsuko
蕚 淳子 Hanafusa, Atsuko
福井 悠 Fukui, Haruka
宮本 聡 Miyamoto, Satoshi
山田 紗知子 Yamada, Sachiko
吉岡 佐知 Yoshioka, Sachi
若林 静香 Wakabayashi, Shizuka
渡谷 圭子 Watadani, Keiko