Seiichi Furuya Mémoires.

 Exhibition Information

Term :
September 18-November 28, 2010
Closed :
Every Tuesday
(Wednesday if Tuesday is a national holiday) November 23 is open.
Museum hours :
10 a.m. – 8 p.m. (No admission after 7:30 p.m.)
Entrance fees :
Adults 1000yen(800yen)
University/high school students: 500yen(400yen)
Junior high/elementary school students: 300yen(200yen)
*This is common ticket with PSYCHOANALYSIS Exhibition.
Junior high/elementary school students in Kumamoto city, Fukuoka city, Kagoshima city: Free(With current ID)
Parentheses indicate reduced price for groups which in more than 20 people, (Only for adults and university/high school students.), For those who are physically or mentally handicapped and for those over 65 years of age in Kumamoto city, Fukuoka city, Kagoshima city.
*October 11 is free admission for anniversary commemorating opening.
Place :
Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto Gallery II.

Organizer by :
Kumamoto City, Kumamoto Art and Culture Promotion Foundation, Kumamoto Nichinichi Press Co., KAB (Kumamoto Asahi Bbroadcasting Co.,Ltd.)
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 Kokusai Kancou Convention Kyokai, Kumamoto Ireland Society, NHK Kumamoto, FM-Kumamoto Broadcasting Co., FM791, JCN Kumamoto
Supported by :
Jointly planned by :
Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography
Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto
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Seiichi Furuya Mémoires.
Furuya left Yokohama for Siberia by ship in 1973 and made his way to Europe. He settled initially in Vienna and later moved to Graz, Austria. There, he met Christine Gössler in 1978, and the two married that year. The couple moved repeatedly during their years together, setting up housekeeping at several sites in Graz, in Vienna, and in East Berlin, where Christine took her life in 1985. Furuya returned to Graz with his and Christine’s son in 1987, and the photographer continues to reside there.
The Furuya oeuvre has centered on Mémoires, a series of exhibitions and photographic books that began in 1989. That series presents views of Christine and of the couple’s turbulent life together. Family history and European history intertwine inseparably in Furuya’s work. The Mémoires photographs, however, are anything but mere documentary records of decisive instants in any history. Rather, they are remembrances by an individual whose heart has spanned a vast emotional gamut and who shares with us an evolving orientation.
Furuya, throughout his work, presents boldly the potential for expressing the human condition through photography. This exhibition should prove stimulating for anyone who has ever taken a camera in hand.
Presented Works
Mémoires series (124 works), Trace Elements (99 parts), unpublished photographic collections

Graz/East Berlin, 1985, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, ©Seiichi Furuya

Wien, 1983, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, ©Seiichi Furuya

Graz, 1994, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, ©Seiichi Furuya

Wien, 1983, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, ©Seiichi Furuya

Graz, 1992, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, ©Seiichi Furuya

Wien, 1983, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, ©Seiichi Furuya

Related Common Events

Commemorative Lecture
(1)“PSYCHOANALYSIS Gazes on Photo and Video Art from Austria”
Walter Seidl (Curator)
Date: September 18 (Sat.)
Time: 14:00-
Place: Home Gallery
Admission : Free
(2)“Seiichi Furuya Mémoires.”
Monika Faber(Chief Curator, Albertina Collection of Photographs, Austria)
Date: September 19 (Sun.)
Time: 14:00-
Place: Home Gallery
Admission : Free
(3)“PSYCHOANALYSIS Gazes on Photo and Video Art from Austria and Seiichi Furuya Mémoires.”
Haruko Tomisawa (Curator, Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto)
Date: October 23 (Sat.)
Time: 14:00-
Place: Home Gallery
Admission : Free

Photography Work Shop
“Try the traditional method of Photography — let’s make a postcard by Blueprint”
Blueprint is an old photographic printing method, developed more than 160 years ago. In this Workshop, we make a postcard, by Blueprint. Including the exhibition’s guide.
Date: October 30 (Sat.)
Time: 13:00-17:00
place: Kids Factory
Capacity: 10 (bookings required) * This workshop is for elementary school students or older.
Admission: Exhibition ticket + 300 yen

CAMK 8th Anniversary Commemorative Lecture
Back to Normal -To Learn in the Chaos Arising from the Project of Modernity
Carol Yinghua Lu (Art critic)
Date: October 10 (Sun.)
Time: 14:00-15:30
Place: Home Gallery
Admission: Free

Expectant Mother's Tour + Family Tour
Let's enjoy the exhibition with family or friends.
While enjoying art, we will show you convenient facilities for parents such as nursing room or play space for children. This offer is also for future mothers and family consists of 0-6 year's old child.
Date: November 13 (Sat.)
Time: 10:30-11:30
Place: Exhibition Space
Admission: Entrance ticket is required.
Capacity: 7 groups (bookings required)
Guide: Curator of CAMK

Gallery Talk
Curator introduces the exhibition’s highlights.
Date: On Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.
September 18, 19, October 10, 11, 23, 30, November 14, aren’t held
Time: 15:00-15:30
Meeting place: Entrance of gallery
Admission: Entrance ticket is required.

Ohanasi Tamatebako LIVE vol.8
Recital of Literary Works.
“Oscar Wilde The Happy Prince” etc.
Date: October 24 (sat.)
Time: 14:00-14:45
place: Home Gallery
Admission: Free

Poetry Reading
Date: September 24 (Fri.), October 28 (Tues.), November 25 (Tues.)
Time: 18:00-
place: Home Gallery
Admission: Free

CAMK Yomigatari
Reading picture books for kids.
Date: September 18 (Sat.), October 16 (Sat.), November 20 (Sat.)
Time: 11:30-12:00
place: Kids Salon
Admission: Free

Concert / Film Screenings

Monday Movies
Date&Time: Twice on Monday, 14:00~, 18:00~
Place: 5F Art Loft
Admission: Free

Music Wave
We would like to introduce various music players throughout the year.
September 25 (Sat.) 14:00-
Octorber 16 (Sat.) 17:30-
Great Composer Memorial “Frederic Chopin”
cooperated by STREET ART-PLEX
November 14 (Sun.) 14:00-
CAMK Autumn Piano Concert
November 27 (Sat.) 14:00-
“moxi”(A woodwind instrument, Quintet)
Place: Home Gallery
Admission: Free

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