Passage of Life

Fuji Face, 2013, glazed terracotta, 42 x 87 x 70 cm, © Leiko Ikemura and VG Bild-Kunst Bonn. / Photo: Kei Okano.

It will soon be one year since the spread of the new coronavirus began. During this time, we have been realized of the fragility and importance of human life through the news of the deaths of our close friends and celebrities. However, just as the deceased live on in our hearts, we sometimes think that human life does not disappear, but is reborn in another “life”. In Japan, it is believed that life dwells not only in living things, but also in all things in the universe, such as unmoving stones, soil, clouds, and flowing water.

This exhibition is a tour of the expression of this great "life" that connects people to people and people to nature through the works of ten contemporary artists and their affiliated works. The exhibition will introduce a wide range of expressions, including paintings, drawings, ceramics, and installations that convey the origin and brilliance of life.

In February of last year, the Hekinan City Tatsukichi Fujii Museum of Contemporary Art was closed for renovation and expansion. In the midst of the corona disaster, we are holding this exhibition in the hope of conveying to everyone once again the fun of appreciating art museums. It is our hope that you will be able to feel the sparkle of life from the works of these ten artists just with your eyes and sense.

Flyer

 

Opeing hours: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Closed on Mondays (Open on May the 3th, 2021 / Closed on May the 6th, 2021)
Admission free

Organizers: Hekinan City Tatsukichi Fujii Museum of Contemporary Art, Hekinan City, Education Committee of Hekinan City.
Supported by Art Space & Cafe Barrack, GALLERY SIDE 2, KENJI TAKI GALLERY, TOMIO KOYAMA GALLERY, Gyoji Nomiyama Foundation, Satoko Oe Contemporary, ShugoArts.

Exhibiting artists: Masako Ando, Shigeru Hasegawa, Leiko Ikemura, Tetsu Imamura, Kanako Kondo, Gyoji Nomiyama, Kenichi Ogawa, Satoru Omori, Fumito Urabe, Eiji Watanabe

Artists of the works from the collection: Tatsukichi Fujii, Kiyoshi Hasegawa, Ike no Taiga (attributed), Yasuo Kazuki, Nabesaburo Kito, Tessai Tomioka, Gyokudo Urakami, Sanzo Wada

Planned to have over 70 works on display.

Events:
Talk events by curators
April the 29th (Thursday, National holiday) / May the 1st (Saturday) / May the 2nd (Sunday) /
June the 12th (Saturday) / June the 13th (Sunday) / June the 19th (Saturday) / June the 20th (Sunday)
The talk event starts at 2 p.m. and lasts approximately 30 minutes.
No reservation is required. The meeting point is the lobby on the 1st floor.
The date and time may be subject to change due to circumstances.

Cafe Barrack in Hekinan
Kanako Kondo, an exhibiting artist, will open a cafe on the first floor of the museum.
Please enjoy fruit drinks and light meals that convey the tastes of the changing seasons.
11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
April the 29th (Thursday, National holiday) / April the 30th (Friday) / May the 1st (Saturday) / May the 2nd (Sunday) / June the 12th (Saturday) / June the 13th (Sunday) / June the 19th (Saturday) / June the 20th (Sunday)
The date and time may be subject to change due to circumstances.

Source: Hekinan City Tatsukichi Fujii Museum of Contemporary Art

 

 

Hekinan City Tatsukichi Fujii Museum of Contemporary Art
1-1 Otowa-cho, Hekinan-shi
Aichi
447-0847
Japan

TEL: 0566-48-6602
FAX: 0566-48-6603

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