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KS Cover no. 77 2006 Ocober

OCT 2006 :: 077

Auguste Rodin

Thru Nov 3

Himeji Shiritsu Bijyutsukan

Auguste Rodin was an artist among the foremost inno-vators of the modern age and one of the three great master sculptors of all time, along with Phidias and Michelangelo. He was a creator who has left his mark on the human consciousness with works like The Thinker, The Kiss, The Gates of Hell and Balzac. He was a remarkable genius whose ideas, conflicts, love affairs and scandals, as well as his works, have indelibly engraved an age. Rodin carried Europe's deep-rooted tradition of sculpture out of the sentimental romanticism of the 19th century into the 20th century and the groundbreaking art of the modern age. From his smallest sculptures to his most imposing monuments, he demonstrated to contemporary and future generations what sculpture is and is not with the same powerful spirit and astounding mastery. This exhibition will be focused more on his modern works.

Getting there: JR/Sanyo Himeji stn. By the castle.
Open: 10am–5pm. Closed Mon
Admission: ¥1,000/¥600/¥200
Tel: 079-222-2288

Ancient Greek Art from the Louvre Museum

Thru Nov 5

Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art

Ancient Greece is a constant focus of admiration and an origin of Western culture. This exhibition focuses on ancient Greek masterpieces from one of their eight divisions, Ancient Grecian, Etrurian, and Roman Art. Several works from the Classical Period (4th-5th centuries BC) starting with the Venus d'Arles, a Louvre Museum masterpiece will be introduced. Among the works exhibited from the peak of Ancient Greek culture, several will have their first public appearances outside of France in modern history.

Getting there: Subway Tozai line, Higashiyama stn
Open: 9am–4:30pm
Admission: ¥1,300/¥900/¥500
Tel: 075-771-4107

Shinji Ogawa - Interfering Worlds

Thru Dec 24

The National Museum of Art Osaka

Shinji Ogawa (1959-), who has forged multilayered worlds with his brilliant painting technique, will be showcased at this solo exhibition. With famous Western style paintings, picture postcards, photographs and woodblock prints as a base, Ogawa alters these works by erasing, supplementing and/or substituting human figures or scenic elements to give rise to a moiré in which multiple worlds collide. Six of Ogawa's multi-worlds including his “Without You” series, “Moiré Landscape” and some of his video works will be exhibited.

Getting there: Subway Yotsubashi line, Higobashi stn (exit 2)
Open: 10am–5pm. Closed Mon
Admission: ¥420/¥130/¥170
Tel: 06-4860-8600

Musée d'Orsay: Impressionists from Paris

Thru Jan 8, '07

Kobe City Museum

Throughout the world, the Orsay Museum is best known for its Impressionist collection. Many also appreciate the uniqueness of the facility: a train station built in 1900 for the World's Fair. How-ever, the Orsay Museum is, above all, the museum encompassing all arts from the period 1848-1914. Painters, architects, sculptors, and creators of the decorative and industrial arts of the latter half of the nineteenth century, are richly represented. Now, a you have a chance to see part of this renowned collection in Kobe. Works from Monet, Gauguin, Renoir, Van Gogh, and Cezzanne among others, will be on display

Getting there: JR/Hankyu/Hanshin Sannomiya stn
Open: 9:30am–4:30pm. Closed Mon
Admission: ¥1,500/¥1,100/¥600
Tel: 078-391-0035

Kansai Art Listings August


Exhibition from the picture book museum Burg Wissem in Troisdorf.

Daimaru Museum Umeda
Thru Oct 9

More than 300 pictures, toys and objects concerning fairytales.
JR Osaka, Hankyu/Hanshin/Subway Umeda stn.
Open: 10am–7:30pm
Admission: ¥800/¥600
Tel: 06-6343-1231

Spain's Prado Museum Exhibition

Osaka Shiritsu Bijutsukan
Sun Oct 15

JR/subway Tennoji stn.
Open: 9:30am–4:30pm. Closed Mon
Admission: ¥1,500/¥1,100
Tel: 06-6771-4874

Nakanishi Nobuhiro Drawings Exhibition

Nomart Project Space
Thru Oct 21

Subway, Chuo line, Fukaebashi stn, exit 1
Open: 11am–7pm. Closed Sun/hol
Admission: free
Tel: 06-6967-1354

Shinohara Ushio Exhibition

Kirin Plaza Osaka (4-5F)
Thru Oct 29

Ikisugitariya ExhibitionSubway/JR Namba stn
Open: 11am–9pm
Admission: ¥500/¥300
Tel: 06-6212-6578

Ingo Maurer: Light-Reacing for the Moon. An Exhibition of the Vitra Design Museum, Germany

Suntory Museum Tenpozan
Oct 7–Nov 5

Subway chuo, Technoport line, Osaka-ko stn, exit 1.
Open: 10:30am–7pm. Closed Mon.
Admission: ¥1,000/¥700/¥500
Tel: 06-6577-0001

Batik Exhibition - Over 1,000 fabrics on display

Kokuritsu Minzokugaku Hakubutsukan (National Museum of Ethnology)
Thru Dec 5

Osaka Monorail Banpaku Kinen Koen stn., inside Expo '70 Park
Open: 10am–4pm. Closed Wed
Admission: ¥830/¥450/¥250
Tel: 06-6876-2151

Display of noh masks and costumes from the museum collection

Fujita Museum
Thru Dec 10

Subway/Keihan Kyobashi, JR Osaka-jo Kitazume stn.Open: 10am–4pm. Closed Mon
Admission: ¥800/¥500/¥300
Tel: 06-6351-0582

Slipware in Japan - Slipware works by contemporary Japanese artists

Osaka Nihon Mingeikan
Thru Dec 10

Osaka Monorail Banpaku Kinen Koen stn. Inside Expo 70 Park
Open: 10am–4pm. Closed Wed
Admission: ¥700/¥100
Tel: 06-6877-1971

Shinji Ogawa - Interfering Words

Kokuritsu Kosai Bijutsukan (The National Museum of Art Osaka)
Thru Dec 24

Subway Yotsubashi line, Higobashi stn, exit 3.
Open: 10am–4pmClosed Mon
Admission: ¥420/¥130/¥70
Tel: 06-6447-4680

Meipin - Bridging Koryou and Japan

The Museum of Oriental Ceramics Osaka
Thru Jan 28, ‘07

Subway Midosuji line, Yodoyabashi stn
Open: 9:30am–4:30pm. Closed Mon
Admission: ¥500/¥300, free for children.
Tel: 06-6223-0055


Maria Theresia an Schonbrunn Palace exhibition

Kyoto Bunka Hakubutsukan
Thru Oct 9

Costumes, accessories, paintings, etc.Subway Karasuma-Oike/Hankyu Karasuma stn.
Open: 10am–4:30pm. Closed Mon/Tue
Admission: ¥1,200/¥800/¥500
Tel: 075-222-0888

Ancient Greek Art from the Louvre Museum

Kyoto-Shi Museum
Thru Nov 5

134 sculptures, jewelry, ceramics, and more.JR Kyoto/Hankyu Shijo Kwaramachi/Keihan Sanjo stn, take bus.
Open: 9am–4pm. Closed Mon
Admission: ¥1,300/¥900/¥500
Tel: 075-771-4107

Jakuchu and the Age fo Imagination: Works from the Edo period

The National Museum of Modern Art Kyoto
Thru Nov 5

From JR/Kintetsu Kyoto stn, take 5 bus, get off at Kyoto-Kaikan-Bijyutsukan-mae.
Open: 9:30am-4:30pm. Closed Mon
Admission: ¥830/¥450/¥250
Tel: 075-761-4111

Mikuniso Exhibition

Asahi Beer Oyamazaki Villa Bijutsukan
Thru Dec 3

JR Yamazaki/Hankyu Oyamazaki stn.
Open: 10am–4pm. Closed Mon
Admission: ¥700/¥500/free for children
Tel: 075-957-3123

Edo Rimpa Style Exhibition

Hosomi Bijutsukan
Thru Dec 10

Okazaki Saishoji-cho
Open: 10am–5:30pm. Closed Mon
Admission: ¥1,000/¥5800
Tel: 075-752-5555


Ogisu Takanori: Restrospective

Kobe Shiritsu Koiso Kinen Bijutsukan
Thru Oct 9

90 western-style paintings of ParisRokko Liner, Island Kitaguchi stn.
Open: 10am–5pm. Closed Wed
Admission: ¥500/¥250
Tel: 078-858-0050

Paris fashion exhibition and posters from the 19th century

Kobe Fashion Museum
Thru Oct 10

Rokko Liner, Island Center stn.
Open: 10am–5pm. Closed Wed
Admission: ¥500/¥250
Tel: 078-858-0050

Retrospective exhibition on cultural Asset Matsui Kosei

Hyogo Togei Museum
Thru Oct 22

JR Fukuchiyama line, Aino stn. Bus for museum
Open: 10am–6pm. Closed Mon
Admission: ¥900/¥700/¥500
Tel: 079-597-3961

Over the Ground, Under the Ground - Contemporary Kansai-based artists exhibition.

Itami Shiritsu Museum
Thru Oct 29

JR/Hankyu Itami stn
Open: 10am–5pm. Closed Mon
Admission: ¥500/¥250/¥100
Tel: 0727-72-7447

Ecole de Paris: Primitivism and Nostalgia

Hyogo Prefecture Museum
Oct 10–Dec 17

More than 70 works from key artists who played a role in Paris, 42 sculptures, 28 oil paintings and 66 sketches.
Hanshin Iwaya stn
Open: 10am–5pm. Closed Mon
Admission: ¥1,200/¥900/¥500
Tel: 078-262-0901


The 58th Annual Exhibition of Shoso-in Treasures

Nara National Museum
Oct 24–Nov 12

Kintetsu Nara stn inside Nara Park
Open: 9:30am–5pm. Closed Mon
Admission: ¥1,000/¥700/¥400
Tel: 0742-22-7771

Okyo and Rosetsu Exhibiton: Exhibition of Edo period artist Maruyama Okyo and his apprentice Nagasawa Rosetsu

Nara Kenritsu Bijutsukan
Oct 7–Dec 3

Kintetsu Nara stn.
Open: 9am–5pm. Closed Mon
Admission: ¥1,000/¥700/¥400
Tel: 0742-23-3968

ART section compiled by Maki Nibayashi

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