The Power of a Pencil
-Susumu Kinoshita and Yoshio Yoshimura-

 Exhibition Information

Term :
From 6th December 2014 to 8th February 2015
Closed :
Every Tuesday

Museum hours :
10 a.m. - 8 p.m. (No admission after 7:30 p.m.)
Entrance fees :
Adults: 1000yen (800yen)
People over 65 years: 800yen (600yen)
University/High School Students: 500yen (400yen)
Junior High School Students (with current ID) or under: Free
*Parentheses indicate reduced price for groups which in more than 20 people. The reduced price is also available for those who are physically or mentally handicapped.

Venue :
Contemporary Art Museum,

Organizer by :
Kumamoto City, Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto (Kumamoto Art and Culture Promotion Foundation), Kumamoto Nichinichi Press, KKT
Cooperated by :
Kumamoto Prefecture, Kumamoto Prefectural Board of Education, Kumamoto City Board of Education, Kumamoto Ken Bunka Kyokai (Cultural Association of Kumamoto), Kumamoto Ken Bijutsuka Renmei (Artists' Union of Kumamoto), NHK Kumamoto, J:COM Kumamoto, Kumamoto International Convention and Tourism Bureau, FM-Kumamoto, FM791
Co-organized by:
Kumamoto City Citizens Council for Human Rights Awareness
Sponsored by :
Kobayashi Haru Gozeuta Preservation Society
Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto
2-3, Kamitori-cho, Chuou-ku, Kumamoto city
860-0845 Japan
FAX. +81-96-359-7892
 When a pencil that we all have usually used as a writing implement has been used as a tool in painting, it emerges that the sort of its familiar and affluence of potential ability.
 This time, we would like to introduce art works which are portraited by Susumu Kinoshita and Yoshio Yoshimura who are fascinated by a pencil.
 Kinoshita faces to the paper with a pencil on his hand for 14 hours on a day. On the other hand, Yoshimura draws self-portrait on the over 1000 pieces of the old newspapers.
 You will understand the power of a pencil which is also able to say that is the sum of daily effort by hand. Also, Kinoshita has drawing a portrait which is precisely like a model and Yoshimura has concentrating on drawing a self-portrait. The former probes the inner side subjectively. He draws the model as he maintains a standoff against him (her) and the latter draws the self-portrait as he captured himself objectively. After compared their works, we would like to read and see their ideas.

Works - Susumu Kinoshita -

Eyes of the Centenarian
(Portrait of Haru Kobayashi, Goze: a Blind Female Strolling Musician)
Niigata City Art Museum

The womb regression,
One-Hundred-two years old
collection of the artist

Roam 1987
The National Museum of Art,Osaka

Grasping 2011
collection of the artist

Works - Yoshio Yoshimura -

Rose Banksiae 2000
Mizoe Gallery

Donation for the numberless sparkling lives 2011-2013
private collection

Self-Portraits 1000 in Paris 2011-2012
private collection

Cosmos: What I Came to See While Living in Tokuji
(Drawn with Colored Pencil...)
Mizoe Gallery

Profile - Susumu Kinoshita -

A brief personal record

1947 Was born in Toyama city, Toyama prefecture
1963 Set a new record asa the youngest ever winner of the exhibition of the free art association
1970 Moved to Niigata
1981 Encountered Haru Kobayashi at Ishimizu-tei of Deyu hot spring in Niigata
1983 Started up a work from a model, Haru Kobayashi
1999 Become a lecturer on a faculty of engineering, architecture department at Tokyo University
2001 Become a lecturer on a plastic art department of an oil painting at Musashino Art University
2003 Become a lecturer at Niigata Pharmaceutical University
2005 Started up a work from a model, Tetsuo Sakurai
2006 Become a visiting professor at Nagoya Art University
2009 Become a full-time professor at Kanazawa College of Art (Graduate School)
2013 Become a visiting professor at Musashino Art University
Received a Medal with Dark Blue Ribbon; a medal presented to a person who has contributed large sum private capital for public welfare
2014 Become a visiting professor at Kanazawa College of Art

Main list of the exhibitions

1998 “Shin Kinoshita Exhibition –Praying Record” (Kuma Museum of Art/ Ehime prefecture)
2004 “Roppongi Crossing Exhibition” (Mori Art Museum/ Tokyo)
2005 “Shin Kinoshita Exhibition –bared a darkness” (Asahi Art Museum/ Nagano)
2006 “Shin Kinoshita Exhibition –An inner world emerged” (Sakima Art Museum/ Okinawa)
2007 “ATTITUDE 2007” Contemporary Art Museum Kumamoto/ Kumamoto)
2010 “Shin Kinoshita Exhibition” (Fukuoka Art Museum/ Fukuoka)
2012 “Shin Kinoshita Exhibition –Praying Heart” (The Hiratsuka Museum of Art, etc..)
2013 “Shin Kinoshita Exhibition –Journey of Life”
(Maruki Gallery for the Hiroshima Panels/ Saitama, Okinawa Prefectural Museum & Art Museum/ Okinawa)
2014 “Shin Kinoshita’s Original Picture Book Exhibition” (Tanaka Isson Memorial Art Museum)

Profile - Yoshio Yoshimura -

A brief personal record

1950 Was born in Hofu city, Yamaguchi prefecture
1971 Graduated from Yamaguchi College of Arts
1976 Entered Sokei Academy of Fine Art & Design (Tokyo)
1980 Become a part time lecturer at a design school in Hiroshima city
1983 Received an Wasaku Kobayashi award
1985 Migrated to Tokuji, Yamaguchi city, Yamaguchi prefecture
1998 Become a part time lecturer at Yamaguchi College of Arts
2011 Stayed at Cite Internationale Des Arts in Paris for a year
2013 Died in December 6th

Main list of the exhibitions

1984 “Yoshio Yoshimura Exhibition –Self portraits of 730 days”
(Shimonoseki City Art Museum/ Yamaguchi)
2007 “Yoshio Yoshimura Exhibition –The flower’s world of drawing using color pensils”
(Kami City Art Museum/ Kochi)
“Roppongi Crossing 2007 –Pulsation for the future”
(Mori Art Museum/ Tokyo)
2010 “Yoshio yoshimura –I had been copied the daily using a sharp pencil”
(Yamaguchi City Art Museum/ Yamaguchi)
2014 “Yoshio Yoshimura –Last Exhibition”
(Aspirante/ Hofu city, Yamaguchi)
“Collecting Exhibiton at Yamaguchi Prefectural Art Museum –Yoshio Yoshimura”
(Yamaguchi Prefectural Art Museum/ Yamaguchi)

Related Program

*All events will be held in Japanese

Artist talk by Susumu Kinoshita
We will hold an artist talk by Susumu Kinoshita who is an exhibitor.
Date and Time: December 6 (Sat) 14:00~
Place: Home Gallery
Admission: Free

The Recital of Goze song
Date and Time: December 21 (Sun) 14:00~
Place: Home Gallery
Admission: Free
*Goze: : a Blind Female Strolling Musician

CAMK The New Year Lottery
Date and Time: January 4 (Sun) 10:00~17:00
Place: Museum Entrance
Admission: Free

CAMK Lecture College
The exhibition curator outlines the aim and the plan of this exhibition, discusses the featured works.
Speaker: Emi Zoza (Curator of Contemporary Art Museum Kumamoto)
Date and Time: January 11 (Sun) 14:00~
Place: Home Gallery
Admission: Free

The Pencil Drawing Workshop -Drawing a Self-portrait-
Date and Time: January 18 (Sun) 10:30~16:00 (including intermission)
Place: Kids Factory
Capacity and the age limit: 24 high school students or over
*Booking Required
*The participants need to bring a mirror

Expectant Mother's Tour + Family Tour
This is a tour for enjoying the exhibition with family or friends. We also 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. Capacity is 7 groups (bookings required)
Date and Time: January 10 (Sat) 10:30-
Place: Exhibition Space
Admission: Exhibition tickets for adults are needed

Gallery Tour
Gallery tour for the exhibition guided by the curator.
Date and Time: December 7/28 February 1/8 (Every time starts at 15:00-)
Place: Exhibition Space
Admission: Exhibition tickets for adults are needed

Daily events in CAMK

Monday Movies
We show various films every Monday in our museum theater.
Date and Time: Twice on every Monday, 14:00-, 18:00-
Place: 5F Art Loft
Admission: Free(90 sheets only)

CAMK Yomigatari
Storytelling Hours for Kids by Museum Volunteers.
Date and Time: December 20 (Sat) [Theme: Christmas],
January 17 (Sat) [Theme:Japanese Event],
February 7(Sat) [Theme:Come Spring ]
(Every time starts at 11:30-12:00)
Place: Art Sky Gallery
Admission: Free

Poetry Reading
Date and Time: December 25 [Theme: Christmas],
January 22 [Theme: pencil(Writing materials)]
Place: Home Gallery
Admission: Free

Music Wave
These are concerts of music or reading related to exhibitions or seasons.
Date and Time: December 14 (CAMK piano concert vol.16),
January 25 (The Power of a Pencil in case of music,Mizuki Aida Percussion recital)
Place: Home Gallery
Admission: Free