CAMKコレクション展 Vol.7 未来のための記憶庫 展

CAMK Collection Exhibition Vol. 7
Memory Storage for the Future

April 29(Sat)-June 25(Sun), 2023

For many people, an art museum may be "the place to go to see exhibitions.” However, in addition to holding exhibitions, art museums continue to play a variety of other roles, one of the most important of which is “collection and archives”.
The collection policy of Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto includes the following criteria: "works by local artists," "outstanding works presented at important international exhibitions," and "works by artists featured in our exhibitions.” This CAMK Collection Exhibition Vol. 7 is structured to correspond with these collection policies, and introduce the essence of our collection, including works that tell the story of local art history from various aspects, commissioned works created by internationally active artists for exhibitions in Kumamoto, and works by young artists that reflect the current situation of the times in recent years.
All exhibitions disappear after their exhibition period are over. However, by incorporating some of the exhibited works into the museum's collection, the memories of these projects and works will continue to be shared not only by those who were present at the time of each exhibition, but also by those who will live 10 or 20 years after the exhibition and even further into the future. It can be said that these projects and works become "part of us" through the public collection. The museum collection is a kind of memory storage that is passed down through the ages, and it is an entity that forms the identity of the region.
Through this collection exhibition, we hope to trace the cultural memories that have been accumulated over the past 20 years of CAMK's activities, and to reconfirm the significance of the public collection.

List of the Artist

IDE Nobumichi, HAMADA Chimei, TASHIRO Junshichi, SAKAMOTO Zenzo, EBIHARA Kinosuke, SENGA Tomoko, HARUGUCHI Mitsuyoshi, ITAI Hideo, FUCHITA Yasuko, IMADA Junko, HAYASHI Hiroshi, AOKI Yutaka, SAKAMOTO Natsuko, KAWAUCHI Rinko, ISHIUCHI Miyako, HIDESHIMA Yukio, YOSHIYAMA Yasuhiko, KINOSHITA Kesayoshi, OKUI Kiminao, OKUI Noriko, MORI Shigemi, OYAMA Kiyonaga, IRIE Akiko, NAKAHARA Shigetoshi, Marina ABRAMOVIĆ, MORIYAMA Yasuhide, KIKUHATA Mokuma, SASAKI Kosei, YOSHIMURA Masunobu, TANOUE Kenji, Shinjuko, LU Yang, URAKAWA Taishi, Namonaki Sanemasa, HIBINO Katsuhiko


  • Marina Abramović, Count on Us (Star), 2003, video installation
    © Marina Abramović Courtesy of the Marina Abramović Archives
  • Lu Yang, Material World Knight, 2018, 3 channel video
    MPS-15sk"Multi": © IKEUCHI Hiroto
  • Hamada Chimei, Gate of serpent, 2004, bronze
  • Oyama Kiyonaga, Nude, 1989, oil on canvas
  • Kinoshita Kesayoshi, Leprosy camp age, 1998, oil on canvas
  • Urakawa Taishi, View from Kumamoto station (ready to shoot), cotton cloth on wood panel, acrylic, gesso

Artwork Tour

As a related program to this exhibition, we will conduct tours to view permanent works that are exhibited together with the museum architecture and permanently installed works in the Kumamoto City Hall. Through these events, we would like to consider the meaning of public collections from a broad perspective.

  • CAMK Free Zone
    Marina Abramović, Library for Human Use, 2002 © Marina Abramović
    James Turrell《Milk Run Sky》2002
    Photo: Shintaro Yamanaka (Qsyum!)
  • Kumamoto City Hall
    Ikuta Yoshihiro, Crator Wall, 1981, porcelain panel, granite

Exhibition Information


April 29(Sat)-June 25(Sun), 2023



Opening Hours

10:00-20:00 (admission until 19:30)


Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto, Gallery I, II


¥600 (¥500)
Seniors(65 and over):
¥500 (¥400)
Students (High school students and over):
¥400 (¥300)
Junior high school students and under:

*The admission given in parentheses are for advance tickets / group (20 or more) / with one-day ticket for tram or buss, etc.


Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto, Kumamoto Nichinichi Press

Grant from

Japan Foundation for Regional Art-Activities


Kumamoto Prefecture, Kumamoto Prefectural Board of Education,Kumamoto City Board of Education, Kumamoto Ken Bunka Kyokai (Cultural Association of Kumamoto), Kumamoto Ken Bijutsuka Renmei (Artist’s Union of Kumamoto), Kumamoto International Convention and Tourism Bureau, NHK Kumamoto , J:COM, FM-Kumamoto, FM791


Installation View