What is Print?－Beyond the Border
Ichihara Lakeside Museum presents What is Print? – Beyond the Border, an exhibition of around 40 works by 12 artists from Japan and overseas, most of which are on view in Japan for the first time. This exhibition brings together traditional forms of prints, sculpture and installation, which articulate relationships between the fundamental characteristics of “print” (edition, in Japanese han) and the latest techniques of print-making, aiming at open up a new vista and give fresh impulse to the audiences on how artists experimenting the highly creative forms of expression far apart from the conventional frameworks in their works. The exhibition also includes a selection of works of the collaborative projects by Singapore Tyler Print Institute (STPI)’s with renowned artists in spotlight, including Tianmiao Lin, Eko Nugroho, Ronald Ventura and Haegue Yang.
Seomi Lee (Korea), Tianmiao Lin (China), Hisaharu Motoda, Nobuhiro Nakanishi, Eko Nugroho (Indonesia), Nobuaki Onishi, Kouseki Ono, Chika Osaka, Rika Saito, Ronald Ventura (The Philippines）Haegue Yang (Korea）, Katsutoshi Yuasa, , (* surname, alphabetic order)
Exhibition Period：2014.6.21 (Sat) to 9. 15 (Mon), (Closed on Mondays)
Opening Hours: Weekdays:9:30-17:00
Saturdays and the date before national holiday: 9:30-19:00
Admission：General ¥700 (¥600), University and High School Students, ages over 65 ¥500 (¥400)Junior High School
students or below enter for free.
Presented by：Ichihara Lakeside Museum (ART FRONT GALLERY)
Collaborator: Singapore Tyler Print Institute (STPI)
Image：Eko Nugroho, Photo Series (Yes is for Yes, No is for No) 2013, C-type print, 122 x 182 cm, On loan from STPI, Singapore, Photo Courtesy of the Artist/ STPI
■ Gallery Talk (Japanese-speaking)
Date and Time: 13 September (Sat) 13:00 -14:00
Venue: Exhibition Room 2, Ichihara Lakeside Museum
Speaker: Eitaro Ogawa (Project Leader, STPI) and Hisaharu Motoda (Participating Artist)
Free of charge, admission ticket is required.
We are glad to invite Eitaro Ogawa, Project Leader of Singapore Tyler Print Institute (STPI) and Hisaharu Motoda, one of the participating artists of the current exhibition to hold a gallery talk on the theme of What is Print. Eitaro Ogawa, who will be visiting from Singapore, will introduce the mission of STPI as to share his experiences working with the exhibiting artists during their residencies; while Hisaharu Motoda will introduce his latest work follow by a guided-tour.
STPI, which is an internationally renowned space in Singapore for conceptual developments in contemporary art practice in print and paper. STPI’s Creative Workshop offers a dynamic residency programme for leading artists from around the world to experiment and push the boundaries of artistic creation with alternative methods and materials. STPI’s critically acclaimed programme, gallery and exceptional workshop expertise make STPI one of the best international destinations for contemporary arts in Asia.
Works to be introduced:
Eko Nugroho (Indonesia), Ronald Ventura (The Philippines), Haegue Yang (Korea), Lin Tianmiao (China)
About Hisaharu Motoda
Born in 1973 Born in Kumamoto, Japan, Motoda is regarded as one of the rising stars in the world of printmaking, having won several major prizes, including Chief Prize at the 34th GYOR International Symposium of Artists’ Municipal Museum in Hungary and Japan Print Association Prize, since obtaining his MFA in Printmaking from Tokyo University of the Arts, in 2001. He was the recipient of the Fellowship of Japanese Government Overseas Study Programme for Artists 2009/2010.
■ Sunday Guided Tour (Japanese-speaking)
Date and Time: 8/ 17 (Sun), 24 (Sun), 31(Sun), 9/7(Sun) and 14 (Sun) 14:00-14:30
Walk-in tours led by experienced docents feature highlights from the museum’s current exhibitions. The tours begin at 14:00 a.m. at the museum shop. Tours are free for visitors with museum admission.
We also offer English or Chinese-speaking guided tours for individuals or groups of ten visitors or more. Tours are tailor-made to be interactive and age appropriate. Please note that guided tours last about 30-40 minutes, however, visitors may continue enjoying the exhibit after the guided tour. Guided-tours are by appointment only. We recommend that you book your tour two weeks in advance to reserve the date and time that works best for your group. For inquires, please contact us at +81 (0)436-98-1525 or email to email@example.com.
■ Opening-Day Artist Talk – What is “Print”? <- Finished! Thank you for your participation.
Date and Time: 21 June 2014 (Sat) 14:00～15:30
Venue: Multipurpose Hall, Ichihara Lakeside Museum
Vacancy: 80 (First-come-first-served, admission ticket is required)
Speakers: Nobuhiro Nakanishi, Nobuaki Onishi, Kouseki Ono, Chika Osaka, Rika Saito, Katsutoshi Yuasa (* surname, alphabetic order) and Tamae Iwasaki (Registrar/ Senior Printer, STPI)
Moderator: Taichi Hanafusa (Art Critic)
Topic: What is “Print”? What is the stereotypical perception of “Print-making”?
Ichihara Lakeside Museum brings together 6 participating artists of the captioned exhibition to expand the dialogue around their exhibited works and their views on how the established genre of “edition (han in Japanese) = print” comes to their creations. In addition, Tamae Iwasaki, Senior Printer of Singapore Tyler Print Institute (STPI), who will be visiting from Singapore, will also introduce the latest print-making trends as well as to enliven a broad discussion around the ways of expression on print-making between Japanese artists and those from aboard.
“Collective Memories” showcases three artists’ installations using a rich diversity of forms of presentation. The exhibition reveals recurring themes among artists working across the country at the 1st edition of Ichihara Art×Mix at the museum by exploring the pluralities of memory, history and narrative and materials in the region of Ichihara.
The exhibition will extend until May 31, 2014, after the closing of the Ichihara Art×Mix.
Lin Tiaomiao (China) She? He? or It?
Alferdo and Isabel Aquilizan (The Philippines/ Australia) LADE: Project Another Country
Stahl Stenslie (Norway) Ichihara Tales
Exhibition Period：2014.03.21.Fri-05.31.Sat (Closed on May 12, 19 and 26)
Opening Hours: Weekdays:9:30-17:00 (From 12 May, opening hours will be changed from 10:00-17:00)
Saturdays and the date before national holiday: 9:30-19:00
Admission：General ¥1000 (¥800), University and High School Students, ages over 65 ¥800 (¥600)Junior High School
students or below enter for free. Admission fee is exempted by presenting Festival Passport of the ICHIHARA ART×MIX. Individual accompanying the captioned certificate
Organized by: Ichihara Lakeside Museum, Executive Committee of Naka-Boso International Art Festival ICHIHARA ART×MIX
Image：Alfredo and Isabel Aquilizan LADE: Project Another Country, 2014 Photo：Osamu Nakamura
YUKIHISA ISOBE ─Environment, Image, Representation─
The Ichihara Lakeside Museum will celebrate its grand reopening exhibition “Yukihisa Isobe – Environment・Image・Representation”, a show dedicated to Yukihisa Isobe (b. 1935), one of the pioneers of avant-garde art in postwar Japan. Isobe then pursued his career in Ecological Planning in the United States and Japan. From the mid-nineties, he then resumed his artistic activity since his first participation at the Echigo Tsumari Art Triennale in the year of 2000. This and is continuously working on large scale outdoor involving ecology and river as his long running theme. This long-expected exhibition will feature his new dynamic works in the theme of exploring the new perspectives of the Earth, continents and archipelago, as well as about twenty of his works which have never been exhibited publicly
- YUKIHISA ISOBE ─Environment, Image, Representation─
- 3 August (Sat) to 4 November (Mon, National Holiday), 2013
Ichihara Lakeside Museum [ART FRONT GALLERY ］
- Opening Hours:10:00-17:00 (Last attendance: 30 minutes before closing).
Opening hours are extended on Saturdays, Sundays and national holidays.
Closed on Mondays (Except when the day of the week falls on national holidays)
- Admission: General ¥800 (¥700), University and High School Students, ages over 65 ¥500 (¥400) Junior High School students or below enter for free. General groups are admitted at the fees shown in ( ). Admission fee is exempted by presenting the certificate of disability. Individual accompanying the captioned certificate holder in need of assistance shall also be exempted. This exhibition ticket allows the holder to visit the captioned exhibition and permanent collections of Yukio Fukazawa Collection Gallery on the same day
- Presented by: Ichihara Lakeside Museum (ART FRONT GALLERY)
- Sponsors: Epson Sales Japan Corporation and Buckminster Fuller Institute
- Supporter: Yukihisa Isobe Museum
- Yukihisa Isobe, Drawing for the latest work- “Resource on Ocean Currents- Dymaxion
The Fuller Projection Map design is a trademark of the Buckminster Fuller Institute. © 1938, 1967
Yukio Fukazawa Collection Gallery
Yukio Fukazawa (b.1924) is copperplate artist who lives in Ichihara City. The Collection Gallery will be transformed to a mock-up of Fukasawa’s atelier to showcase his representative works and the production process in the past.
The 1st Ichihara Lakdeside Museum Children’s Art Exhibition
The 1st Children’s Art Exhibition is an annual event where children of Ichihara aimed at fostering the dreams and creativity of children and deepening their understanding of more about their city and the lives in the theme of “My Life @ Ichihara ” through the medium of art.
We are hoping that children who draw the paintings understand the beauty and importance of nature by drawing on nature at hand. Adults can get a lot of energy when surrounded with this many works of children’s exploding creativity! It feels great to see the kids’ growth in these works they made while they were learning, and with tight time constraints. Children’s potential is endless!
We expected to exhibit 300 paintings collected by the regional drawing contents to be firstly organized by the Museum. With the supports of Kominato Railway, selected works will also be exhibited in the train, as well as a series of children events to be held during the exhibition period.
The exhibition is set up low, at the level of a child’s eyes, to make it possible for both parent and child to be able to enjoy the space and the exhibition.
Please enjoy “MY LIFE @ Ichihara” reflected in the eyes of the children of Ichihara!
- Exhibition Period：2013.11.23（Sat）〜12.28（Sat）
- Presenter：Ichihara Lakeside Museum and Ichihara City
- Supporter：Kominato Railway
- Admission: General ¥400, University and High School Students, ages over 65 ¥300. Junior High School students or below enter for free. Admission fee is exempted by presenting the certificate of disability. Individual accompanying the captioned certificate holder in need of assistance shall also be exempted. This exhibition ticket allows the holder to visit the captioned exhibition and permanent collections of Yukio Fukazawa Collection Gallery on the same day