Atoui moved to France in 1998 where he studied sound art and electroacoustic music. In 2008, he worked as artistic director of the STEIM Studios in Amsterdam, a centre for the research and development of new electronic musical instruments. In 2019, he participates in the 59th Venice Biennale and the Yorkshire Sculpture International.
In 1930, Magosaburo founded Japan’s first full-scale Western art museum. With that, the Ohara Museum of Art—a collection that awed audiences around the world—was born. Integral to the founding of the museum was painter and fellow Okayama Prefecture native Torajiro Kojima (1881–1929), who traveled to Europe with Magosaburo’s support and consent to gather pieces of artwork and start amassing a respectable collection. The Ohara Museum of Art has continued to expand its array of artwork, holding true to its founder’s vision, and win over scores art lovers as one of Japan’s premiere art museums. Studied Berlin’s political economy and dance at the Folkwang University of the Arts in Essen, Germany.
In this Exhibition, all artworks are made by children in elementary school and junior high school in Kurashiki. The Tokyo Fuji Museum is located in Hachioji, Tokyo, and is home to approximately 30,000 works of art from various genres. A special event at the Okayama Prefectural Museum of Art looks specifically at items from the Tokyo Fuji Museum’s European painting collection, which spans a timeframe of around 400 years. The museum is open until 7 pm and curators conduct gallery talks in both collection and special exhibition galleries. The “Okayama Art” exhibit showcases museum collection works, with Japanese painting displays changed monthly and Western art and crafts changed quarterly.
This inquiry has produced a body of work that ranges from scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals, to design interventions and art exhibits. She has made contributions to understanding how plants respond to the force of gravity, how genome structure changes in response to stress, and most recently has turned her attention to the ubiquitous and invisible microbial component of our environment. She consistently makes the tools – software, wetware, hardware – needed to answer her research questions. Her collaborative works have been shown at the Venice Biennale , the Storefront for Art and Architecture in New York, and the Detroit Science Gallery, among others. She currently holds an Assistant Professor position at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering in New York and teaches courses in biodesign. His clear and serene world, created by his delicate sensitivity, reflects the warm climate of the Seto Inland Sea where he was born and raised, as well as the refined artistic climate of Kyoto which existed on a grand scale.
Group exhibitions include Louisiana Museum, Copenhagen ; Yokohama Triennale ; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C. ; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York ; Taipei Biennale ; 12th Lyon Biennale ; Sculpture Center, New York . Her major solo exhibitions include “Diaphanous petals” , “Bouquet” (8/ ART GALLERY/ Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, 2019), “Orange Glow” and “Reflections” (Roppongi Hills A/D Gallery, Tokyo, 2017). She participated in group exhibitions such as “Aichi Triennale 2016 rainbow caravan” and “Embracing for Painting” .
This exhibition brings together some of the Museum’s great contemporary artworks by OKAZAKI Kazuo, KUDO Tetsumi and so on. Yuka Kashihara uses oil paint applied in a thinly diffuse manner similar to that of Japanese nihonga painting, and by applying it in numerous layers she is able to create a unique depth of color. Within the world of her artworks, scenes from both reality and the spaces of the internal imagination are gently interwoven. Against this backdrop, having left Japan and moved to Germany where she continued developing her practice, Kashihara acquired an interest in the ‘distance’ between the internal and the external. This included the physical distance between Japan and Germany; and further, the distance herself as a Japanese person and herself while in Germany. This becomes expressed symbolically as an introspective speculation in the forms of the motifs of caves, holes, mountains and lakes which she repeatedly takes up within her work, and through this process of sublimation it is as though the original energies which lie dormant within the great Earth have become awakened.
The event to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the foundation was held on November 9. The event to commemorate the 35th anniversary of the foundation was held on November 5. Torajiro, who had a spirit typical of Meiji Era, felt there was a struggle between the highlights of Western art and his Japanese aesthetic sense, when he carefully chose artwork. He prudently chose masterpieces by El Greco, Gauguin, Monet, Matisse and other artists and brought them to Kurashiki, which are now the main features of the Ohara Museum of Art. His collection of Chinese and Egyptian art reveals the conflict of beauty between Western and Oriental art that he faced, where he tried to seek the essence of art. Adult admission to the exhibition is priced at 1300 yen, and no advance reservations are required.
The Ohara Museum of Art plays an active role in Kurashiki, expanding the collection to include both modern and contemporary art from the West and Japan, as well as pieces by artists who served Mingei Movement . Now the museum is well known to the world as a private museum with its own character, reflecting Japanese culture. A renowned businessperson from Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, Magosaburo Ohara (1880–1943) left indelible marks on the fields of social contribution and public welfare.