memoria - casting a gaze

 Exhibition Information

Term :
July 19(Sat.)-October 19(Sun.)
Closed :
Every Tuesday. September 23 is open and next day is closed.
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: Free(With current ID)
Parentheses indicate reduced price for groups which in more than 20 people,
advance-ticket (Only for adults and university/high school students.),
For those who are physically or mentally disabled and for those over 70 years of age in Kumamoto city.
Place :
Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto Gallery I, II ·July 19 and 20: Yukata Festival. The person wearing in Yukata is half-price.
·October 12th is free admission for 6th anniversary commemorating day.

Organizer by :
Kumamoto City, Kumamoto Art and Culture Promotion Foundation, Kumamoto Nichinichi Press Co., Kumamoto RKK Broadcasting Co.
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
Subsidied by:
Japan Arts Fund
Supported by:
Enoguya Sankichi, Uematsu
Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto
FAX. +81-96-359-7892
memoria –casting a gaze 19 July - 19 October, 2008
Miscellaneous subjects such as environment, history, society, nature and human self , engage our attention in some way or other, when our gaze on them would be cast toward our memories. Every era, society and human beings employ imaginative energy to build future vision and set forth. In attempting this, their varied experiences, lore and memories are fundamental to opening up a new stage. This exhibition introduces contemporary artists from home and abroad to focus on visions of societies, memories of experiences, regarding a museum as an apparatus to transcend time and space, and sets our gaze to be stretched out to a universal sphere. It also spotlights Kumamoto Exposition held in Kumamoto, 1935, which attracted more than 1 million people, and probes how memories of individuals and societies have been formed and passed down to others, and to the following generations.
Participating artists
Kumamoto Fair in 1935 Anothermountainman, Leonid Sokov, Candida Hoefer, Chen Chieh-jen, Peter Roesel, Yvonne Lee Schultz, Osamu Chijiiwa, Yoshihiro Suda, Mariella Mosler
1 Kumamoto Fair in 1935 Photo: Kumamoto Nichinichi Shimbun
2 Leonid Sokov, Design Contemporary Art Museum, Russia, 2004, Collection: Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto
3 Candida Hoefer, Stiftsbibliothek St. Gallen I 2001
4 Mariella Mosler, Installation in Kuenstlerhaus Hamburg, 1992, photo:Quirin Leppert
5 Chen Chieh-jen, Factory, 2003
6 Yvonne Lee Schultz, War of the Roses, 2006/2007, Photo: Bayer AG
7 Anothermountainman, lanwei 4 / fly away / Guangzhou / China, 2006
8 Peter Roesel, Lilly pond, 1997, collection MMK, Frankfurt am Main, Photo: Axel Schneider
9 Osamu Chijiiwa, The Ethereal Sphere 1, 2008
10 Yoshihiro Suda, Iris, 2007, Courtesy of Gallery Koyanagi

Related Events

Artists Talk
Participating artists talk about their own works for each 30 minuites.
Meeting place: Entrance of gallery
Admission: Exhibition ticket is required.
Date: July 19(Sat.) 14:00-16:00
Anothermountainman, Peter Roesel, Yvonne Lee Schultz, Osamu Chijiiwa.
July 20(Sun.) 14:00-16:00
Candida Hoefer, Chen Chieh-jen, Yoshihiro Suda, Mariella Mosler.
The date and order are subject to change.

CAMK Lecture College
“memoria-memory and museum”
Yoshiko Honda(Chief curator at CAMK)
Date: July 27(Sun.)
Time: 14:00-15:30
Place: Home Gallery
Admission : Free

Commemorative Lecture
“ Seishoko’s Kumamoto” (Seishoko is Kiyomasa’s familiar name.)
-Journey into Jyouchibugyou and Sankendou- ”
Naoyuki Kinoshita(Professor at the University of Tokyo Graduate School)
Date: August 3(Sun.)
Time: 14:00-15:30
Place: Home Gallery
Admission: Free
Work Shop
Why don’t you try a Japanese style painting?
Date: August 10(Sun.)
Time: 10:00-16:30
Place: Kids Factory
Participanting fee : About 1000 yen
This workshop is for elementary school students grade 3 or older. (Only beginner)
We can only accept 15 people.(Registration is necessary)
Instructor: Osamu Chijiiwa(Participating artist)
Supported by Enoguya Sankichi and Uematsu

Family Tour
Let’s enjoy the exhibition with family.
Date: July 26(Sat.)
Time: 10:30-11:30
Meeting place: Entrance of gallery
Admission: Entrance ticket for adult is required.
7 groups can join the tour. This offer is for family consists of 0-6 year’s old child and adult. (Registration is necessary)

Gallery Talk
Curator introduces the exhibition’s highlights.
Date: On Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.
July 19, 20, 27 aren’t held. August 3 and October12 starts 16:00.
Time: 15:00-
Meeting place: Entrance of gallery
Admission: Entrance ticket is required.

CAMK 6th Anniversary Commemorative Lecture
Date: October 12(Sat.)
Time: 14:00-(Contens undecided)
Admission : Free

Concert / Film Screenings

Monday Movies
Date&Time: Twice on Monday, 14:00~, 18:00~
Place: Art Loft
Admission: Free
July 21 La Strada (1954, Italy, 107min)
July 28 East of Eden (1954, U.S.A., 115 min)
August 4 Jeux Interdits (1952, France, 86 min)
August 11 A Summer at Grandpa’s (1984, Taiwan, 98 min)
August 18 py Monkey (2004, U.S.A., 84 min)
August 25 China Seas (1935, U.S.A., 93 min)
September 1 Le Gang (1976, France, 100 min)
September 8 Don Quixote (1957, France, 102 min)
September 15 Glengarry Glen Ross (1992, U.S.A., 100 min)
September 22 Des Gens sans Importance (1955, France, 99 min)
September 29 images (1972, U.K., Ireland, U.S.A., 102 min)
October 6 Torque (2004, U.S.A., 84 min)
October 13 Flic ou Voyou (1979, France, 102 min)
*CAMK and Kamitori Fan Club co-host on September 29 and October 6.

Music Wave
We would like to introduce various music players throughout the year.
Time: 18:30-
Place: Home Gallery
Admission: Free
August 23(Sat.) Ai Ueda “Sing to accompanying oneself on the piano”
September 13(Sat.) Ken Kodama “Saxophone ensamble”
October 4(Sat.) Jinbey “Folk duo”

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

Special Summer Film Show
“The love story of Ginza” (Ginza no koi no monogatari, 1962, Japan )
Date: August 24(Sun.)
Time: 14:00-
Place: Home Gallery
Admission: Free
Supported by KINECOM