Yasumasa Morimura- Bi [bi:]-Class, Be Quiet

 Exhibition Information

Term :
March 24(Sat.) ~July 8(Sun.)
Closed :
Closed on every Tuesday
Museum hours :
10a.m. - 8p.m. (No one will be admitted after 7:30p.m.)
Entrance fees :
Adults: 1000yen (800yen)
University/High School Students: 500yen (400yen)
Junior high/elementary school students: 300yen (200yen)
Junior high/elementary school students in Kumamoto city: Free (with current ID)
-For those who are physically or mentally disabled and for those over 70 years of age, there is a discount available. Please ask for more details at the museum.
Parentheses indicate reduced price for groups of 20 or more.

Place :
Gallery I & II at Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto
Organizer :
Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto-CAMK- Kumamoto City, Kumamoto Art and Cultural Promotion Foundation,Kumamoto Nichinichi Press, TV Kumamoto Co. Ltd.
Akiko Sakamoto (Curator at CAMK)
Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto
TEL.+81-96-278-7500 FAX. +81-96-359-7892
Contemporary Art Museum Kumamoto is currently showing “Yasumasa Morimura- Bi [bi:]-Class, Be Quiet”! Born in Osaka in 1951, Yasumasa Morimura studied at the Kyoto City University of Arts. Morimura has created self-portraits photographs of great Western paintings such as Gogh’s self-portrait and Cézanne’s still life which features the artist’s replacing the faces of the works’ original subjects with his own. He shows new interpretation of art history through the masterpieces from which he borrows. “The Classroom of Art”is composed of his representative self-portrait works, video-art(first work that he acts as a man), and brand-new plastic work. These works are installed in an arranged space like a classroom inviting the viewer on a special art historical journey. Upon stepping in the exhibition space, you arrive in the classroom to see the contents of six classes on the black board. The voice of “Teacher Morimura” heard through audio guide, takes you through various art history lessons. Six rooms, the Room of Vermeer, Room of Gogh, Room of Rembrandt, Room of La Gioconda, Room of Frida Kahlo, and the Room of Goya await you. The last room you encounter is the room of Yukio Mishima. We hope you enjoy and experience the world of art history created by Morimura.
*Yukio Mishima Japanese Novelist. He denounced politics in Japan and committed ritual suicide by seppuku.

Related Events

Artist Talk
Yasumasa Morimura
Date: Sat. March 24
Time: 14:00~15:30
Place: Home Gallery
Admission: Free
“Yasumasa Morimura-The Class of History of art for 17 years old”
The special class of “The Schoolroom of Art” by Yasumasa Morimura for high school students.

Commemorative Talk “Yasumasa Morimura & Katsuhiko Hibino―Where is class of art?”
Date: Sat. April 28
Time: 14:00~15:30
Place: Home Gallery
Admission: Free
Morimura and the guest artist Hibino talk about art and education today.
*Katsuhiko Hibino is an artist and an associate professor of Tokyo national university of fine arts and music.
We are currently preparing the art project produced by Hibino Katsuhiko in this fall.

CAMK Lecture College
Time: 14:00~
Place: Home Gallery
Admission: Free
(1) Sun. March 25 “Yasumasa Morimura and Yukio Mishima”
Hiroshi Minamishima (Director at CAMK)
(2) Sun. May 6  “Art history and Yasumasa Morimura”
Akiko Sakamoto (Curator at CAMK)

Join child art newspaper “Venus”
Let’s make art newspaper together.
Date: Sat. April 14 & Sun. April 28
Time: 10:00~12:00
Admission: Free
We recruit 10 junior school students.  Students who would like to apply, please write yourname,
address, age, school, grade and your phone number in return postcard and send it to CAMK.
Deadline is April 6.

Puppet Show in Golden Week
Date: Fri.May 5
Time: 14:00~
Place: Home Gallery
Admission : Free

Happy Family Tour
Date: Sat. May 19
Time: 10:30-11:30
Place: exhibition space
Admission : Entrance ticket for adult is required. 7 groups can join the tour (registration is necessary).
Tour for the whole family!
*This offer is exclusively for family consists of 0-6 year’s old child and adult. Guide: Akiko Sakamoto (Curator at CAMK)

Expectant Mother's Tour
Date: Sat. June 16
Time: 10:30-12:00
Place: exhibition space
Admission : special exhibition ticket is required.
Let's enjoy art experience at CAMK! We will show you our convenient facilities for mothers
like our nursing room. You can come with your family and friends. 15 people (registration is necessary) can join the tour. Guide: Akiko Sakamoto (Curator at CAMK)

Gallery Talk by Curator
Date: On Saturdays, Sundays and holidays
Time: 3 p.m. (the day which has talk or lecture start at 4 p.m.)
Place: Entrance of special exhibition space
Admission : special exhibition ticket is required
Curator introduces the exhibitions highlights.

Concert / Film Screenings

CAMK Piano Concert
Date: Holiday, May 3
Time: 14:00~
Place: Home Gallery
Admission: Free
The concert by the member of volunteers of every night piano concert. Enjoy the sound of piano at CAMK.

Monday Movies
Date & Time: Twice on Monday, 14:00~, 18:00~
Place: Art Loft
Admission: Free
March 26 Labyrinth of dreams, 1997, Japan, 90 minutes, with Japanese subtitles.
April 2 The draughtsman’s contract, 1982, U.K., 103 minutes.
April 9 Six in Paris, 1965, France, 95minutes.
April 16 Crime & Diamond, 2001, U.S.A., 92 minutes.
April 23 Sandra: of a thousand delights, 1965, Italy, 100 minutes.
April 30 Just cause, 1995, U.S.A., 103 minutes.
May 7 THE REFLECTING SKIN, 1990, U.K., 95 minutes.
May 14 HAZAN, 2003, Japan, 108 minutes.
May 28 Beyond therapy, 1986, U.S.A., 94 minutes
June 4 The butterfly hunt, 1982, France, German, Italy, 117 minutes.
June 11 Around the bend, 2004, U.S.A., 83 minutes.
June 18 Pauline at the beach, 1983, France, 94 minutes.
June 25 Zwrd day, 2003, U.S.A., 92 minutes.
July 2 A month in the country, 198, U.K., 92 minutes.

Friday Jam Concert
Date & Time: Second and 4th Friday, 18:30-19:00
Place: Home Gallery
Admission: Free
April 13 Chor Katarupa (chorus)
April 27 Rimacona (song, piano, computer)
May 11 Miki Fujimoto (violin)
May 25 Lagoa do Yokashan (capoeira, song, and dance)
June 8 Transcontinental Duo (Russian Guitar, Guitar, Flute)
June22 Pikake Studio (Hawaian Hula)

Home Gallery Concert
Concerts daily in the home gallery at 7 p.m. 
Admission: Free