CELEBRATORY TEXTILES - from Edo to the present day

 Exhibition Information

Term :
April 10, 2010-June 13, 2010
*This exhibition is only held in Kumamoto
Closed :
Every Tuesday (May 5 is open, and May 6 is close.)
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)
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.
Place :
Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto Gallery I, II .

Organizer by :
Kumamoto City, Kumamoto Art and Culture Promotion Foundation, Kumamoto Nichinichi Shimbun, Kumamoto RKK Broadcasting Co.
Subsidied by:
Japan Arts Council
Cooperated by :
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, NHK Kumamoto, FM-Kumamoto Broadcasting Co., FM791
Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto
FAX. +81-96-359-7892
Textiles have been an exceedingly familiar part of human life since ancient times. They have covered the body, been raised to the sky as signs of prayer or celebration, and decorated ritual sites and ordinary people’s living space.
This exhibition is composed of the festive, celebratory banners of the Edo period, fishing boat flags expressing prayers for a good catch from the Kumamoto coast, tarpaulins, quilted kimonos, stationary banners, Boy’s Day pennants donated by the people of Kumamoto in commemoration of the four hundredth anniversary of the building of Kumamoto Castle, and the work of Kozue Hibino, Meo Saito, and Aiko Tezuka, three of the most progressive and dynamic artists using textiles as a medium in Japan today.
It traces the historical currents of diverse styles of expression which are rooted deeply in nature and embody the most basic human thoughts and feelings in textiles, while spotlighting cutting-edge art that is connected to the past but responds directly to the present.

Hachimangu, 1755, Kitamura Yoshichika Collection

Soryu(Double Dragons), Edo Period, Kitamura Yoshichika Collection

Usagi Monyo Saireimaku(Curtain,rabbit looked at from front), Edo Period, Kitamura Yoshichika Collection

Flag Tairyo(Flags for a good haul), Showa-Heisei Period, Yamashita Yoshimitsu Collection

Donza(Sashiko Quilting), Yamashita Yoshimitsu Collection

Aiko Tezuka, Thin Membrane / Pictures Come Down, 2009, Collection of the Artist/p>

Meo Saito, Wreath Series No.6 "Nameless Town" Bridge over Raildroad, 1999, Private Collection

Kodue Hibino, Installation View at Kiyosu City Haruhi Art Museum

Related Events

Artists Talk
Artists: Meo Saito, Aiko Tezuka
Date: Saturday, April 10, 2010
Time: 14:00-15:30
Place: Home Gallery
Admission: Free

Commemorative Lecture
(1)Nobori Banners in the Edo period
Yoshichika Kitamura (Nobori Banners Collector)
Date: Saturday, April 11, 2010
Time: 14:00-15:30
Place: Home Gallery
Admission : Free
(2)Fishermen and Colour
Yoshimitsu Yamashita(Fishing Gear Collector)
Date: Sunday, June 13, 2010
Time: 14:00-15:30
Place: Home Gallery
Admission : Free

Hibino Kodue Workshop No.1
Instructor Kodue Hibino (Costume Artist)
Date/Time Sunday, March 21, 2010 (1)13:30-17:30
Monday, March 22, 2010 (2)10:30-13:30 (3)14:30-17:30
Place: Home Gallery
Fee: 500 yen(bookings required)

Hibino Kodue Workshop No.2
Instructor Kodue Hibino (Costume Artist)
Date/Time Tuesday, May 4, 2010 (1)13:30-17:30
Wednesday, May 5, 2010 (2)10:30-13:30 (3)14:30-17:30
Place: Home Gallery
Fee: Exibition Ticket + 500 yen(bookings required)

Dance Performance
(1)Vocalise Textile(Eurythmy Performance)
Date: Saturday, May 1, 2010
Time: 14:00-15:00
place: Home Gallery
Admission: Free
(2)Project Ohyama Dance Performance & Workshop
[Project Ohyama]
*Workshop(bookings required)
Time: 11:00-12:00
Capacity: 20
Fee: Free
Time: 14:00-15:00
Admission: Free

Gallery Talk
Museum Curators present Gallery Talks that focus on the exhibition's highlights.
Date: On Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.
There are no Talks on April 10 and 11, May 1, 4, 5, 30, June 13 2010
Time: 15:00-15:30
Place: Exhibition Space
Admission: Exhibition ticket is required.

Expectant Mother's Tour + Family Tour

Ohanasi Tamatebako LIVE vol.6

Poetry Reading

Concert / Film Screenings

Monday Movies
Date&Time: Twice on Monday, 14:00~, 18:00~
Place: 5F Art Loft
Admission: Free
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Music Wave
Concert related to the exhibition or seasons.

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