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2019

HRD Fine Art participates in Art Kaohsiung 2019
HRD Fine Art will participate in Art Kaohsiung 2019, an art fair held in Kaohsiung, Taiwan in December 2019 for the second time since 2013. We will set up a joint booth in collaboration with Space O'NewWall of Seoul, under the project name "HRD+ONW."
"Art Kaohsiung 2019"
Venue: City Suite Kaohsiung, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Date: December 12 - 15, 2019

Kaori Tanaka's works exhibited in Singapore
Kaori Tanaka's works will be showcased at Affordable Art Fair Singapore in the stand of Space O'NewWall of Seoul, Korea. The number of the stand is 2A-02.
"Affordable Art Fair Singapore"
Venue: F1 Pit Building, Singapore
Date: November 22 - 24 (Private view: November 21)

Noriyori Shirakawa's solo exhibition in Seoul
Artist Noriyori Shirakawa will hold his solo exhibition at Space O'NewWall E'Juheon in Seoul, Korea in November. This show is organized through collaboration between Space O'NewWall and HRD Fine Art. New paintings as well as ceramic works will be showcased.
"Noriyori Shirakawa: Blue Seen Through"
Venue: Space O'NewWall E'Juheon, Seoul
Date: November 8 - 23, 2019

Essay for Keita Iehara's solo exhibition
HRD Fine Art's director Akikazu Harada contributed an essay for Keita Iehara's solo exhibition, titled "HOME," which will be held at Art Spot Korin in Kyoto. The essay will be displayed in the gallery and the copies will be handed out to the visitors.
"Keita Iehara: HOME"
Venue: Art Spot Korin, Kyoto
Date: October 29 - November 10, 2019

Noriyori Shirakawa's solo exhibition in Ginza
Artist Noriyori Shirakawa's solo exhibition is on display at Yasaka Gallery in Ginza, Tokyo.
"Noriyori Shirakawa: likely blue"
Venue: Yasaka Gallery, Tokyo
Date: October 12 - 20, 2019

DEMADO PROJECT VOL.7 aoimonica "Distance"
While the gallery space of HRD Fine Art is currently undergoing refurbishment work during the summer-fall 2019, we restart our window gallery exhibition project "Demado Contemporary Art Project" (Demado Project), of which the last edition was completed in 2013.
As the 7th edition of Demado Project, we present a poetry installation exhibition titled "Distance" by writer aoimonica. In the form of correspondence of letters between two people, new poems will be added to the exhibit twice or three times a week during the period, making up a work-in-progress exhibition. Instagram and note.mu accounts will be connected to the show, simultaneously updating the poems both online and on site. For more information please click here.
http://hrdfineart.com/demado/07distance-e.html
Venue: HRD Fine Art (window gallery)
Date: August 23 - September 30, 2019

HRD Fine Art participates in Art Fair Asia Fukuoka 2019
In September, HRD Fine Art will participate in Art Fair Asia Fukuoka 2019 for the second time, under the name of "HRD+ONW," jointly with Space O'NewWall of Seoul.
https://artfair.asia
Venue: Hotel Okura Fukuoka
Date: September 6 - 8 (Opening hours vary each day; please check the fair's website)

Miwako Iga's solo exhibition in Tokyo
Artist Miwako Iga, who exhibited her works in our group show "SAMSA 2018: Homage to Insects" last year, will hold her painting exhibition at Diginner Gallery Workshop in Jiyugaoka, Tokyo.
"Miwako Iga: Metropolitan Syndrome"
Venue: Diginner Gallery Workshop, Tokyo
Date: June 22 - July 7, 2019

Fuyuji's solo exhibition in Osaka
Artist Fuyuji, who exhibited his works in our group show "SAMSA 2018: Homage to Insects" last year, will hold his solo exhibition in the studio of a fashion company in Osaka.
"where anyone can arrive"
Venue: RBTXCO, Osaka
Date: June 24 - July 7, 2019

Midori Terashima displays works at two-man exhibition in Ashiya
Midori Terashima will display her paintings at a two-man exhibition in Ashiya, Hyogo, together with artist Yoshihiro Kishimoto.
"Midori Terashima / Yoshihiro Kishimoto - Garden of the Phase"
Venue: Galerie Ashiya Schule, Ashiya
Date: June 22 - July 20, 2019

Yuna Ogino and Ryoko Kimura participates in a group show in Osaka.
Artists Yuna Ogino and Ryoko Kimura will participate in a group exhibition held in Osaka in June and July.
"Sukikei/NEW VIEW"
Venue: Hankyu Umeda Gallery, Osaka
Date: June 26 - July 8, 2019

An extra week of viewing for exhibition "Boundaries" by appointment
We have decided to open our gallery on appointment-basis for an extra week, until Sunday, June 2nd. Please feel free to contact us at least one day prior to your planned visit by phone (+81-90-9015-6087), by email (info@hrdfineart.com), or by text message through Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/hrdfineart/).

Gallery schedule during the Golden Week holidays
HRD Fine Art will be open to the public during the Golden Week holidays in April/May according to our normal calendar, namely we will open the gallery on April 27th, May 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th. Please note that on Wednesdays and Thursdays the gallery hours are 11am-3pm while on Fridays and Saturdays 11am-6pm. In addition, we will be open also on April 29th, though on Monday, around 1pm-6pm. For more information please contact us by email (info@hrdfineart.com) or by phone (+81-90-9015-6087).

Sajik Kim's talk event appearance in Kyoto
Artist Sajik Kim, whose works are exhibited at our current exhibition "Boundaries," will have a gallery talk on Saturday, April 27th as part of "New Cosmos of Photography Exhibition 2019" at Gallery Ann in Kyoto. Admission is free, but prior reservation is required. For more information please visit the link below.
"New Cosmos of Photography Exhibition 2019 Talk Show"
Venue: GALLERY Ann, Kyoto
Date: April 27, 2019
Speakers: Part 1 (16:00-17:00) Ryosuke Higo x Ryo Ueda / Part 2 (17:00-18:00) Kyosuke Sasaki x Sajik Kim

Correction and apology
HRD Fine Art's current exhibition "Boundaries" is an affiliate program of KG+ 2019, a satellite event of Kyotographie international photo festival. It is listed on the website and the official program map of KG+ 2019, but there is an error regarding the business hours: The gallery will be open until 6pm, instead of 7pm as shown in the map, on Fridays and Saturdays during the exhibition period. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this error may cause.
KG+2019 website: http://kyotographie.jp/kgplus/2019/en/exhibitions/02/index.html

Midori Terashima participates in a group show in Minoo, Osaka
Midori Terashima participates in a group exhibition titled "PRISM" at Contemporary Art Gallery Zone in Minoo, Osaka.
"PRISM 2019 Vol.10"
Venue: Contemporary Art Gallery Zone, Minoo, Osaka
Date: March 30 - April 14, 2019

Yuna Ogino shows her works at two-man exhibition in Ginza
Yuna Ogino and Hiroko Nakakita hold a two-man exhibition at The Club, an art gallery inside Ginza Tsutaya Books, located on the 6th floor of Ginza Six.
"HANA-BI: Yuna Ogino & Hiroko Nakakita"
Venue: The Club, Ginza Tsutaya Books, Tokyo
Date: February 5 - 12, 2019

Yuna Ogino participates in a group show in Singapore
Yuna Ogino's work is included in a group show currently held in Singapore.
"Hopes & Dialogues in Rumah Kijang Mizuma"
Venue: Mizuma Gallery, Singapore
Date: January 12 - February 17, 2019
2018

Takehito Fujii's solo exhibition in Kyoto
Sculptor Takehito Fujii, who will showcase his works at our upcoming group exhibition "SAMSA 2018: Homage to Insects" in November, holds his solo exhibition at Kyoto-ba, an alternative space in Kyoto, titled "To what extent are we not iron? - integral."
http://kyoto-ba.jp/exhibition/takehitofujii-towhatextentarewenotiron/
Venue: Kyoto-ba, Kyoto
Date: October 20 - December 16, 2018

Fuyuji participates in two exhibitions in Nara and Kobe
Artist Fuyuji, whose works are exhibited at our current exhibition "SAMSA 2018: Homage to Insects," participates in two group shows in Nara and Kobe.
"HOSPITAL ART in Gallery"
Venue: Gallery OUT of PLACE, Nara
Date: November 2 - 30, 2018
"Materials & Expression"
Venue: Space 31, Kobe
Date: December 8 - 16, 2018

Midori Terashima participates in two-man exhibition in Otsu
Midori Terashima exhibits her works at a two-man exhibition with Nobuyuki Shibuya titld "Hirakare" at 2kw gallery in Otsu, Shiga Prefecture.
http://www.2kwgallery.com
Venue: 2kw gallery, Otsu
Date: November 3 - 25, 2018

Noriyori Shirakawa's solo exhibition in Okazaki
Noriyori Shirakawa will present his solo exhibition, titled "First seen - Blue," in Okazaki, Aichi Prefecture.
http://www.okashin.co.jp/local/museum/
Venue: The Okazaki Shinkin Bank Museum, Okazaki
Date: October 16 - 28, 2018

Ayako Kurihara participates in Koganecho Bazaar 2018
Ayako Kurihara exhibits her works at "pass by: passing and remaining," a special program exhibition of Koganecho Bazaar 2018.
http://www.koganecho.net/koganecho-bazaar-2018/
Venue: Koganecho, Yokohama
Date: September 21 - October 28, 2018

Yuna Ogino participates in Bangladesh Biennale
Yuna Ogino participates in "18th Asian Art Biennale Bangladesh" taking place in Dhaka, Bangladesh, representing Japan.
http://www.asianartbiennale.org.bd
Venue: National Art Gallery, Dhaka
Date: September 1 - 30, 2018

Yuna Ogino participates in a group show in Taichung
Yuna Ogino participates in a group show titled "Tokyo Illusion" focusing on Japanese contemporary art in Taichung, Taiwan.
http://www.tagboat.com/artevent/tokyoillusion/
Venue: Dali Art Plaza, Taichung
Date: July 28 - September 30, 2018

Hyunjoo Park's solo exhibition in Seoul
Hyunjoo Park holds her solo exhibition titled "Plane Object" at Gallery JJ in Seoul.
https://www.galleryjj.org
Venue: Gallery JJ, Seoul
Date: August 30 - October 6, 2018

HRD Fine Art participates in Art Fair Asia Fukuoka 2018
HRD Fine Art will participate in Art Fair Asia Fukuoka 2018 in September, under the name of "HRD+ONW," jointly with Space O'NewWall of Seoul.
http://www.artfair.asia
Venue: Hotel Okura Fukuoka
Date: September 7 - 9 (Preview on September 7th for invited guests and press only)

Workshop summary exhibition at Osaka Kyoiku University
Exhibition of works created by the participants of the workshop titled "Landscape in the Grid," facilitated by artist Ayako Kurihara and held on July 7th at HRD Fine Art, is on show at Osaka Kyoiku University in Kashiwara, Osaka.
https://kuramaguchi-ai.themedia.jp
Venue: Osaka Kyoiku University Library Gallery, Kashiwara, Osaka
Date: July 25 - 31, 2018

Jungpyo Hong's solo show in Seoul
Artist Jungpyo Hong holds his solo exhibition titled "Golden" at Donuimun Museum Village in Seoul, South Korea.
http://www.dmvillage.info
Venue: Donuimun Museum Village H2-1, Seoul
Date: June 21 - July 1, 2018

Yuna Ogino participates in group show
Artist Yuna Ogino participates in a group exhibition titled "All Art +: The Making of a Dream" at Van der Plas Gallery in New York City.
http://vanderplasgallery.com
Venue: Van der Plas Gallery, New York
Date: June 18 - 23, 2018

Sojin Yeom holds solo exhibition in Seoul
Artist Sojin Yeom, who is now participating in the current exhibition at HRD Fine Art, "The Game Must Go On," holds her solo exhibition in Seoul, Korea.
http://www.showandtell.kr
Venue: Artist-run-space Show and Tell, Seoul
Date: June 15 - July 8, 2018

Noriyori Shirakawa's solo exhibition in Nagoya
Noriyori Shirakawa holds his solo exhibition at Galerie Kusabue in Nagoya.
http://www.juno.dti.ne.jp/kusabue/
Venue: Galerie Kusabue, Nagoya
Date: June 6 - 11, 2018

Masako Yasuki exhibits at two-man exhibition in Moscow
A two-man exhibition at RuArts Gallery in Moscow, "Kimiko Yoshida & Masako Yasuki," showcases works of Masako Yasuki.
http://www.ruarts.ru/en/gallery/exhibitions/105
Venue: RuArts Gallery, Moscow
Date: March 15 - May 12, 2018

Ryoko Kimura's solo exhibition in Kyoto
Kyotoba, an alternative space in Kyoto, holds Ryoko Kimura's solo exhibition under the title "Tajoubusshin."
http://kyoto-ba.jp/exhibition/ryokokimura-tajoubusshin/
Venue: Kyotoba
Date: March 10 - May 6, 2018

Midori Terashima holds solo exhibition in Seoul
Midori Terashima holds her solo exhibition at Space O'NewWall in Seoul, Korea.
http://onewwall.com
Venue: Space O'NewWall
Date: April 6 - 28, 2018

Yuna Ogino participates in a group show
Yuna Ogino takes part in a group exhibition titled "Haru-yo-koi" in Akasaka, Tokyo.
https://tacraft-gallery.shopinfo.jp/
Venue: ta CRAFT GALLERY
Date: March 21 - April 27, 2018

Masako Yasuki's solo show in Nara
Masako Yasuki holds a solo exhibition at Gallery Yusai in Nara, titled "shadow scape - forest west, lightning east."
http://www.g-yusai.jp/exhibition/list/888.html
Venue: Gallery Yusai
Date: March 27 - April 8, 2018

Kaori Tanaka holds two-man exhibition
Painter Kaori Tanaka, who participated in the three-man exhibition "Floating" at HRD Fine Art, holds a two-man exhibition titled "FORM" together with Keita Iehara in Matsuyama, Ehime Prefecture.
https://www.facebook.com/artspace.athena/
Venue: Art Space Athena Lumiere
Date: January 4 - 9, 2018
2017

Yuna Ogino's solo exhibition in Tokyo
Painter Ogino Yuna, who is currently participating in HRD Fine Art's exhibition "Floating," will hold her solo exhibition in Shindaita, Tokyo, titled "Ikimono-no-ie (House of Living Things)"
http://rrknnn.tumblr.com
Venue: RR - COFFEE TEA BEER BOOKS
Date: November 16 - 28, 2017

Kaori Tanaka in two-man exhibition
Painter Kaori Tanaka, who will participate in the three-man exhibition "Floating" at HRD Fine Art this coming autumn, shows her work in a two-man exhibition titled "Madori no Toki" together with her husband Keita Iehara at an inn in Kyoto.
http://kyoto-machiya-ryokan.com
Venue: Kyo-hatago Mugen
Date: May 21 - June 4, 2017

Toshiyuki Nanjo's photography workshop
As a related program of our current exhibition of Toshiyuki Nanjo, "suns / signs / spectators," the Kuramaguchi Art Institute, Kyoto (KAIK) will host a photography workshop, with Nanjo as facilitator, titled "Me, Probably Me, and the Light That Once Was Me" on Saturday, May 13th. For more details please refer to the information below and the flyer.
https://www.facebook.com/events/449545552057279/
Venue: HRD Fine Art
Date: May 13, 2017 (Sat), 1:30pm - 4:00pm
Eligibility: High school students or older (minors allowed with parent attending)
Number of participants: 10 (advance registration required)
Participation fee: Free
What to bring: Cameras etc. will be provided. Easy-to-move outfits are desirable.
Registration: Please send email to Kuramaguchi Art Institute, Kyoto (KAIK) (kuramaguchi.a.i.kyoto@gmail.com) to inform (1) your name, (2) your age, and (3) contact information (phone number).

Midori Terashima and Fuyuji participate in a group show in Minamiyamashiro-mura
Midori Terashima and Fuyuji will participate in a group exhibition in Minamiyamashiro-mura, Kyoto titled "Big Sensation."
http://www.galleryden-mym.com
Venue: Galley Den mym
Date: March 12 - April 1, 2017

Ayako Kurihara exhibits works in Koganecho, Yokohama
Ayako Kurihara will participate in a group exhibition titled "Made in Koganecho vol.3," where the works created through the Koganecho artist-in-residence program will be showcased.
http://www.koganecho.net/mik/vol3.html
Venue: Koganecho, Yokohama
Date: March 4 - 20, 2017

Ayako Kurihara participates in a group show in Asuka-mura
Ayako Kurihara will participate in a group exhibition titled "Masters of Asuka" to be held at the Nara Prefecture Complex of Man'yo Culture as one of the special exhibitors.
http://www.asukamura.jp/takumi/
Venue: Nara Prefecture Complex of Man'yo Culture
Date: February 18 - 26, 2017
2016

Noriyori Shirakawa's painting displayed in window gallery
As a preview of our upcoming exhibition of Noriyori Shirakawa, "I.L.L.U. of Blue," scheduled to open on January 27, 2017, his painting titled "V-C-Light-2015" is currently on display in our window gallery. For more information please visit our blog (in Japanese).

Hyunjoo Park's "Light/Relations" extended
Our current exhibition of Hyunjoo Park, "Light/Relations," will be extended for two weeks through December 3, 2016.

Fuyuji participates in art festival in Korea
Fuyuji will display his works at "Gongju International Art Festival," an international art festival held at Limlip Art Museum in Gongju, Korea.
http://www.kgiaf.org/index.php
Venue: Limlip Art Museum, Gongju, Korea
Date: October 7 - November 13, 2016

Hyunjoo Park participates in a two-man exhibition in Seoul
Hyunjoo Park participates in a two-man exhibition titled "Meaning of Light," together with Youngmo Koo, held in Itaewon, Seoul.
http://blog.naver.com/splusgallery2/220824807133
Venue: S+ Gallery Itaewon, Seoul
Date: September 21 - October 30, 2016

Noriyori Shirakawa participates in a group show in Tokyo
Noriyori Shirakawa participates in a group exhibition held in Ueno, Tokyo, under the title "Painting as Material."
http://geidai-gizai.com/post/150661642324/
Venue: Senbyakudo Garou, Tokyo
Date: October 1 - 7, 2016

Ayako Kurihara participates in Koganecho Bazaar
Ayako Kurihara participates in an annual art festival "Koganecho Bazaar" in Koganecho, Yokohama.
Venue: Koganecho, Yokohama http://koganecho.net/koganecho-bazaar-2016/e/
Date: October 1 - November 6, 2016

Fuyuji's solo exhibition in Minami-yamashiro Village
Fuyuji's solo exhibition titled "Open the Door" is being held at AIR Minami-yamashiro-mura in Minami-yamashiro Village, Kyoto.
Venue: AIR Minami-yamashiromura, Kyoto http://galleryden-mym.com/index.html
Date: September 18 - October 1, 2016

Midori Terashima's solo exhibition in Ashiya
Midori Terashima will hold her solo exhibition titled "elusive" at Galerie Ashiya Schule in Ashiya, Hyogo.
Venue: Galerie Ashiya Schule, Hyogo http://www.ashiyaschule.com
Date: July 9 - 31, 2016

Toshiyuki Nanjo participates in a group show in Tokyo
Toshiyuki Nanjo participates in a group show titled "Correspondence Landscape 016" at Gallery Kobo Chika in Ebisu, Tokyo.
Venue: Gallery Kobo Chika, Tokyo http://www.kobochika.com
Date: July 8 - 23, 2016

Ayako Kurihara participates in Nokisaki Art Fair in Koganecho
Ayako Kurihara participates in Nokisaki Art Fair on Sunday, July 10th, held in Koganecho area in Yokohama. For more information please visit the organizer's website at https://www.koganecho.net/contents/event-exhibition/event-exhibition-1718.html.

Pre-closing reception for exhibition "Yami"
We will host a pre-closing reception for the exhibition "Yami" on Wednesday, May 18th, 12pm till 7pm, no reservation needed. For more details please visit our blog (written in Japanese language).

Hyunjoo Park's solo exhibition in NY
Artist Hyunjoo Park, whose solo show at HRD Fine Art is scheduled to open in September, holds a solo exhibition entitled "The Light of Reason" in New York.
Venue: Tenri Cultural Institute of New York http://www.tenri.org
Date: May 16 - 30, 2016

Fuyuji's open-studio exhibit in May
Artist Fuyuji will open his own studio to the public on two Sundays, May 8th and 15th, to coincide with the ongoing two-man exhibition "Yami" at HRD Fine Art. Fuyuji will showcase his paintings inside his studio situated on the second floor of the HRD Fine Art building. On both days the gallery's exhibition "Yami" will be open to the public as well. Opening hours: 11am to 6pm.
2015

Toshiyuki Nanjo's works exhibited at Kawasaki City Museum
Artist Toshiyuki Nanjo's photographic works from "suns" series will be exhibited at Kawasaki City Museum's collection exhibition titled "Mirror / Reflected Images" from October 3rd through November 29th.
For more information please visit the museum's website: http://www.kawasaki-museum.jp/exhibition/mirror-reflected-images/.

Ayako Kurihara participates in "Asuka Hikari-no-Kairou" in Nara
Artist Ayako Kurihara participates in an outdoor art event "Asuka Hikari-no-Kairou (Coridor of Light)" taking place on August 29th through 30th in Asuka Village, Nara Prefecture. Kurihara will exhibit her installation work at the site of ancient Itabuki Palace.
For more information please visit the Asuka Village website: http://asukamura.com/?page_id=6899.
2014
[EXHIBITION] HRD Fine Art collaborates with curator of Busan Biennale's special exhibition

One of the two Busan Biennale special exhibitions, titled "Asian Curatorial: Going, Going, Until I Meet the Tide," held at Kiswire Sooyoung Factory, is co-curated by four young Asian curators including Feng Luichun from China, Joleen Loh from Singapore, Juno Seo from Korea and Shinichi Hanada from Japan.

HRD Fine Art has provided assistance to co-curator Juno Seo's part of the project, as well as coordinated the participation of artist Sajik Kim from Japan.

Busan Biennale Special Exhibition (Asian Curatorial) "Going, Going, Until I Meet the Tide"
Venue: Kiswire Sooyoung Factory, Busan http://www.busanbiennale.org/english/sub01/01_fix.php
Date: September 20 - November 22, 2014
[ARTIST] Toshiyuki Nanjo participates in a group show in Yokohama

Photographer Toshiyuki Nanjo is participating in a group show titled "Out of Photographs #3" at mujikobo, an artist-run space in Koganecho, Yokohoma, organized as part of Koganecho Bazaar 2014 art festival taking place from August through early November.

There are 6 phases in this exhibition, with about 2 weeks' period and showcasing 3 artists' works each. Nanjo shows his new and recent works in Phase 2, from August 22nd through September 3rd.

"Out of Photographs #3"
Venue: mujikobo, Yokohama http://mujikobo.com
Date: August 22 - September 3, 2014 (Phase 2)

[EXHIBITION] HRD Fine Art cooperates on an international art festival in Changwon, Korea

HRD Fine Art is collaborating with the organizer of Changwon Asian Art Festival taking place in April in Changwon, a port city neighboring Busan, and supporting the participation of two Japanese artists - photographer Toshiyuki Nanjo and painter Ryoko Kimura - in this annual international art festival showcasing works of contemporary artists from East Asian countries including China, Taiwan, and Japan as well as Korea.

"Changwon Asia Art Festival"
Venue: Sungsan Art Hall, Changwon, Korea http://www.cwcf.or.kr/
Date: April 19 - 27, 2014 (Opening reception: April 19th, from 14:00)

[ARTIST] Yuna Ogino's solo exhibition in Tokyo

Yuna Ogino's solo exhibition will be held at Spiral in Omotesando, Tokyo, showcasing main works from her recent painting series titled "GARDEN."

"Yuna Ogino Exhibition"
Venue: Spiral http://www.spiral.co.jp/en/
Date: April 23 - 27, 2014



http://www.spiral.co.jp/e_schedule/detail_1079.html
[ARTIST] Masako Yasuki's large-scale solo exhibition in Tokyo

In May 2014, Painter Masako Yasuki will hold a solo exhibition in Shinjuku, Tokyo, which will include a number of large-sized paintings as well as works created through collaboration with artists from different disciplines such as Ryoko Kimura, Keita Hayashi, and Shinjiro Maeda.

"Masako Yasuki Exhibition: 'Fu-Kei' -Landscape Suicide-"
Venue: ArtComplex Center Tokyo http://www.gallerycomplex.com
Date: May 23 - June 1, 2014 (Opening reception: May 24th, from 17:00)



http://www.gallerycomplex.com/schedule/Hall14/yasuki_masako.html
2013
[EXHIBITION] International collaborative exhibition of artists from Korea, Taiwan, and Japan, held in Seoul

A group exhibition of artists from three East Asian countries, Korea, Taiwan, and Japan, is being held at Gallery 175 in Seoul.

This show is organized by Space O'NewWall in Seoul, and consists of works of artists selected by three curators from three countries, Juno Seo of Korea (Space O'NewWall), Shanglin Wu of Taiwan (artist and independent curator), and Akikazu Harada of Japan (HRD Fine Art). The aim of this exhibition is to highlight and investigate the values which these East Asian nations share in common through contemporary art.

Kaori Tanaka and Minoru Morikawa are the participating artists from Japan.

"Common Sense of the East"
http://onewwall.com/2013/11/19/common-sense-of-the-east-3/

Venue: Gallery 175, Seoul http://blog.naver.com/175gallery
Date: November 22 - December 13, 2013 (Talk session and opening reception: November 22, from 16:00)
Organized by: Space O'NewWall, Seoul
Curated by: Juno Seo, Shanglin Wu, Akikazu Harada
Support: Museum at the Korea National University of Arts, Paradise Culture Foundation
Artists: Bona Park, Wan Lee, Seokjun Ha, Wangtin Lin, Yili Yeh, Kaori Tanaka, Minoru Morikawa

[EXHIBITION] Exhibition of three Korean artists at Gallery ADO in Kumamoto

A group exhibition of three Korean contemporary artists titled "Site Explorers" will be held at Gallery ADO in Kawaramachi, Kumamoto.

Curated by Boram Lim of Space O'NewWall, Seoul, this exhibition highlights site-specificity, exploring uniqueness and universality of a place. Two of the participating artists, Manyoung Jung and Sujin Lee, will stay in Kumamoto for about a week to create installation based on their personal experience in Kumamoto.

HRD Fine Art is the co-organizer of this exhibition.

"Site Explorers - Three Korean Contemporary Artists" http://onewwall.com/2013/10/18/2053/
Venue: Gallery ADO, Kumamoto http://galleryado.com
Date: October 26 - November 10, 2013 (Opening reception: October 26, from 17:00)
Curator: Boram Lim (Space O'NewWall)
Support: Gallery ADO, Kawaramachi Research Institute of Cultural Development, Arts Council Korea
Artists: Sujin LeeAManyoung JungASungjin Song

[ARTIST] Ayako Kurihara participates in group exhibition in Korea

Artist Ayako Kurihara will participate in an international group exhibition titled "the Line" to be held in Paju, Gyeonggi-do in Korea.

Taking place in Imjingak and Pyeonghoa-Nuri Park near the north-south borderline and DMZ, this exhibition will showcase outdoor artworks and installation by artists from France, China, Japan and South Korea.

"the Line"
Venue: Imjingak and Pyeonghoa-Nuri Park, Paju, Korea
Date: October 25 - November 15, 2013
Supoort: Gyeonggi Tourism Organization
Curator: Dongjae Lee
Artists: Ayako Kurihara, Kim Sangkyung, Ryu Shinjung, Yu Yeongho, Lee Gilrae, Lee Jaeho, Park Sungki, Kim Jihyun, Lim Dowon, Koh Seungkwan, Eo Soonyung, Pierre-Marie Lejeune, Feng Zhang

> artist info: Ayako Kurihara
[ART FAIR] We will participate in Art Kaohsiung 2013

HRD Fine Art will participate in an art fair, Art Kaohsiung 2013, to be held in Kaohsiung, Taiwan in September.

This art fair has two sections in two different venues: Contemporary Section will be held at Pier-2 Art Center, and Modern & Contemporary Section will take place at Chateau de Chine Hotel. HRD Fine Art will take part in the latter.

Art Kaohsiung 2013 http://www.art-kaohsiung.com/
Venue: Chateau de Chine Hotel, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Date: September 14 - 16, 2013 (VIP Preview: September 13, 2013, from 3pm)
Booth: Room 807
Artists: Hyunjoo Park, Jungeun Lee, Midori Terashima



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[ARTIST] Masako Yasuki participates in Moscow Biennale's Special Project

Artist Masako Yasuki will take part in an international exhibition titled "Roots, Growth - Us," one of the many Special Projects of the 5th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art as part of the Japanese project group "IPP (Inverse Perspective Project)."

The IPP is an organic group of specialists from a variety of fields including science, literary, art, etc., creating experimental exhibitions with an aim of re-establishing relationship between mankind and nature seen from a viewpoint inherent in Japanese culture and history.

HRD Fine Art supports and coordinates the IPP's participation in this Special Project exhibition.

Roots, Growth - Us http://5th.moscowbiennale.ru/en/program/special_projects/roots_en.html
Venue: State Central Museum of Contemporary History of Russia, Moscow http://eng.sovr.ru
Date: September 12 - 28, 2013
Curators: Mayuko Ogawa, Andrey Martynov
Artists/Participants: Eva Bachmann, Maria Alvarez Echenique, Constantine Malyutine, Vladimir Martynov, Alexandra Mitlianskaya, Mayuko Ogawa, Gery De Smet, IPP (Yo Hamada, Keita Hayashi, Shuji Kaneko, Etsutomu Kashihara, Nagahiro Kinoshita, Minoru Morikawa, Keisuke Sugiura, Kenji Tamai, Hiroyuki Tsubomi, Masako Yasuki)

> artist info (Masako Yasuki)
[ARTIST] Ayako Kurihara participates in a group show in Goyang, Korea

Artist Ayako Kurihara will participate in an exhibition titled "Heritage 600 Tomorrow 600" at Aram Art Museum, AramNuri Arts Center in Goyang City, South Korea. This group show commemorates the 600th anniversary of the inception of the city's name "Goyang."

Kurihara will display artworks from her signature series called "Mind Games," or paintings created according to the rules of "Reversi (Othello)" board game. She will produce some works on site within the museum gallery in the form of live painting performance, while she will also create interactive works through face-to-face communication with museum visitors as well as using the Internet and SNSs.

HRD Fine Art is supporting Kurihara's participation in this exhibition in collaboration with MetaSpace MediaLab in Seoul, Korea.

"Heritage 600 Tomorrow 600"
Venue: Aram Art Museum at the AramNuri Arts Center, Goyang, Korea
http://www.artgy.or.kr/Foreign/english/aram/about.html
Date: June 15 - August 25, 2013 (Opening reception: June 14th)
Organizer: Goyang Cultural Foundation
Support: Goyang City
Chief Curator: Dongjae Lee
Artists: Ayako Kurihara, Bongjoon Kang, NOGIRO, Youngho Yoo, Do-one Im, Yoonjo Chun, Jipil Jung, Doyang Zu, Sangmin Joo, Jeomsoo Na




> artist info: Ayako Kurihara
[DEMADO PROJECT] vol.6 Ryoko Kimura + Masako Yasuki "The Birds Lose Their Form after Their Colors"

The 6th exhibition of DEMADO CONTEMPORARY ART PROJECT showcases a collaborative work by Ryoko Kimura and Masako Yasuki. This exhibition is titled "The Birds Lose Their Form after Their Color" after a sentence that appears in Andre Breton's novel, "Soluble Fish (Poissson Soluble)." The exhibition period will be from January 10 through February 17, 2013.

This show functions as a related program of a group show titled "Soluble Fish" that takes place around the same time in Kyoto, at Kyoto Seika University Gallery Fleur and Gallery Parc, in which Kimura and Yasuki participate and show some collaborative paintings. "Soluble Fish" is an exhibition where 12 Japanese artists attempt at tackling surrealism in a contemporary context and experimenting with the notion of "beyond reality" or "continuation of reality."

"The Birds Lose Their Form after Their Colors" shares the same theme as "Soluble Fish" exhibition, and by staging an encounter of two very different painters within a small window frame, we expect something unexpected to happen, which was the very idea the surrealists particularly treasured.

The two artists will be present at the opening reception on January 11th, from 5:00 pm.



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[ARTIST] Masako Yasuki and Ryoko Kimura participates in a group show in Kyoto

Masako Yasuki and Ryoko Kimura will participate in a group exhibition titled "Soluble Fish" in Kyoto as a collaborative art unit.

"Soluble Fish" is an artist-organized exhibition, and along with Kimura+Yasuki there will be 10 participating artists. The show will take place at two venues in Kyoto. HRD Fine Art is cooperating with the organizing artists as publicity/planning advisor.
Demado Project exhibition "The Birds Lose Their Form after Their Colors," which showcases Kimura+Yasuki's work, is a related program of this exhibition and will take place around the same time.

"Soluble Fish" http://tokeru-sakana.jimdo.com
Exhibition venue 1: Kyoto Seika University Gallery Fleur, Kyoto
Date: January 10 - 26, 2013 (closed on Sundays and National Holidays)
Opening reception: January 12, 15:00-16:30
Exhibition venue 2: Gallery Parc, Kyoto
Date: January 10 - 20, 2013 (closed on Mondays)
Opening reception: January 12, 17:30-19:30
Artists: Yukari Araki, Yasunori Kinukawa, Ryoko Kimura + Masako Yasuki, Tomohiro Takagi, Tomonari Nakayashiki, Nobuhiro Hanaoka, Yuki Hayashi, Takehito Fujii, Ken Matsuyama, Haruo Mitsuta, Hyogo Mugyuda



> artist info: Masako Yasuki
2012
[EXHIBITION] Toshiyuki Nanjo's solo exhibition in Seoul in November

Japanese photographic artist Toshiyuki Nanjo's first overseas solo exhibition will be held in Seoul, Korea in November.

Nanjo has been in recent years working on creating photographic works that capture the traces of sunlight reflected on water surface such as river or stream. Through his stoic but sensitively beautiful works, he poses fundamental questions related to our perception, vision, and understanding. We hope that this show will throw a fresh light upon the entangled relationship between photography and our act of seeing.

The venue, Space O'NewWall, is an emerging, independent alternative space in Seoul.

Venue: Space O'NewWall, Seoul http://onewwall.com
Date: November 10 - December 9, 2012

Opening reception / Artist talk: November 10, 2012, from 5pm



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[DEMADO PROJECT] vol.5 Kaori Tanaka "Moonlight Mountain"

The 5th exhibition for DEMADO CONTEMPORARY ART PROJECT will showcase the work of Kyoto-based painter Kaori Tanaka.

Tanaka's main source of inspiration is traditional Japanese gardens, typically seen in Zen temples. For this show Tanaka draws the motif from the famous Ginkaku temple (Silver Pavillion) in Kyoto and the moon-viewing platform in its garden, and creates a three-dimensional display within a frame of Demado window gallery, making the view somewhat reminiscent of a Tokonoma alcove. The work will be put on display from June 23rd through August 19th, 2012.

The artist will be present at the opening reception on June 23rd, from 5:00 pm. Handmade accessories created by the artist will also be exhibited and sold at the reception.



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> artist's website (Kaori Tanaka)
[EXHIBITION] Group exhibition "Building a Castle of Sand (or Braeking It)" in Seoul in February

A group exhibition titled "Building a Castle of Sand (or Breaking It): Art from Aichi" will be held at Next Door Gallery in Seoul in January 2012.

This exhibition will showcase the works of four artists, Hisashi Kurachi, Ayako Kurihara, Nobuyuki Osaki, and Noriyori Shirakawa, all of whom are either once studied at the Aichi Prefectural University of Fine Arts and Music, or currently teach at the University as professor or lecturer.
Through this exhibition we aim at introducing contemporary art from Aichi in Seoul, where they receive art-related information mainly from Tokyo, showing the dynamism and diversity in Japanese art scene, as well as opening up a new channel of information of art education between art education in Japan and Korea.

These four artists share a keen sensitivity towards "uncertainty of reality" or "unreality of what can be seen," and the phrase in the title "castle of sand" represents their basic attitude of facing the world or the illusion. We hope that this exhibition will play a role in redefining the relationship between"virtuality" and "reality" that is inherent in visual art.

"Building a Castle of Sand (or Breaking It): Art from Aichi"
Venue: Next Door Gallery (Seoul)http://www.nextdoorgallery.co.kr/
Date: January 26 - February 12, 2012
Artists: Hisashi Kurachi, Ayako Kurihara, Nobuyuki Osaki, Noriyori Shirakawa

Opening Reception & Artists' Talk: January 26, 2012, from 5:00pm



[EXHIBITION] "Gold Experience 2: in Nagoya & Komaki - Homage to the Golden Tigerfish"

In March, a group exhibition titled "Gold Experience 2" will be held at the Satellite Gallery of Aichi Prefectural University of Fine Arts and Music in Nagoya. This show is a second edition of the one held in 2010 at Hyun Gallery in Seoul with 6 artists from Japan and Korea. This time, 7 artists' works will be exhibited.

Different techniques as well as cultural/aesthetic meanings and implications have been developed in the East and the West as to the use of gold leaf in painting. By showcasing the paintings of contemporary Japanese and Korean artitsts and examining a wide range of variety in techniques dealing with gold leaf as well as subjects matters, this exhibition aims at highlighting the important but often overlooked aspect of technique and material in contemporary art, and painting in particular.

In additioin to the main exhibition in Nagoya, we will also organize a two-day special exhibition at Jokaiso (former Takeuchi Residence), old townhouse in Komaki City nearby Nagoya, on March 10th and 11th. We are planning a reception party and event on March 10th at Jokaiso, which is a unique fusion of traditional Japanese and European architectural styles.

"Gold Experience 2: in Nagoya & Komaki - Homage to the Golden Tigerfish"
Venue: Satellite Gallery of Aichi Prefectural University of Fine Arts and Music, Nagoya / Jokaiso (former Takeuchi Residence), Komaki
Date: March 9 - 18, 2012 (March 10 & 11 at Jokaiso)
Artists: Ryoko Kimura, Noriyori Shirakawa, Masako Yasuki, Takuro Noguchi, Hyunjoo Park, Ho Han, Chion Lee

Opening reception:
March 9, 2012, from 5:00pm at the Satellite Gallery of Aichi Prefectural University of Fine Arts and Music
March 10, 2012, from 1:00pm at Jokaiso (former Takeuchi Residence)



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[ARTIST] Masako Yasuki will participate in a group show at Kyoto Seika University Gallery in January

Artist Masako Yasuki will participate in a group exhibition, titled "Inverse Perspective Project #0: Landscape" at Kyoto Seika University Gallery Fleur, to be opened on January 16, 2012.
This exhibition deals with the theme subject of "relationship between humans and landspape," involving not only visual artists but also reserachers and experts in various academic fields.

HRD Fine Art cooperated on this project through translation of the texts for the exhibition catalogue.

"Inverse Perspective Project #0: Landscape"
http://www.ipp2011.org
Venue: Kyoto Seika University Gallery Fleur
Date: January 6 - 21, 2012
Artists and participants: Etsutomu Kashiara, Nagahiro Kinoshita, Keisuke Sugiura, Hiroyuki Tsubomi, Keita Hayashi, Minoru Morikawa, Masako Yasuki, Nobuo Yamanaka, RAD

> artist info: Masako Yasuki
2011
[DEMADO PROJECT] Vol.4 Kumi Kawashima "Treasured Memory Box" (Tamatebako-dou)

The 4th exhibition for DEMADO CONTEMPORARY ART PROJECT will be an interactive installation project titled "Treasured Memeory Box" (Tamatebako-dou) by artist Kumi Kawashima from Kumamoto.

Inspired by the famous Japanese folktale Urashima-taro, Kawashima makes Tamatebako boxes and exhibits them at shop window of an imaginary store called "Tamatebako-dou" (Treasured Memory Box Store). Audiences are asked to participate too, writing down a best or happiest memory in life to be put inside the boxes. The show will be on from November 19th through December 28th, 2011.

The artist will be present at the opening reception on November 19th, from 5:00 pm. Please bring your own "best memory in life" with you to the reception. Your participation in the project will be cordially welcome.



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> artist info (Kumi Kawashima)
[ARTIST] New additions to artworks of Ayako Kurihara and Yoonjeong Choi
[EVENT] Participated in Kawaramachi Award 2011 as guest judge

Like in 2010, AH took part in "Kawaramachi Award 2011," which took place on September 11th, 2011, in the town of Kawaramachi, Kumamoto Prefecture, as one of the guest jugdes for "Contemporary Art Division."

This year, we awarded the "HRD Prize" to photographer Yuki Toyoda, who presented black and white photographic works taken in Nepal. As a part of the prize, we are planning to exhibit her works at the Demado Project Gallery in 2012.

You will find more detailed reports of Kawaramachi Award 2011 on our blog (HRDLOG). *Japanese text only

http://blog.livedoor.jp/kawara_machi/
[ARTIST] Ayako Kurihara's new "Mind Games" project has been launched

As her second attempt of collaboration project of performance/installation series, "Mind Games," which is based on the rules of a board game called "Reversi" or "Othello," artist Ayako Kurihara is now working on a new project titled "Conversation with KANAKO NAGAI," in collaboration with the performance artist Kanako Nagai.

Preparatory discussions and talks between the two artists are published on the website dedicated to the project.



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> artist info (Ayako Kurihara)
[ARTIST] Ayako Kurihara will participate in a stage performance with her video works

Artist Ayako Kurihara will be among 8 female artists (dancer, musician, visual artist etc.) to show a stage performance at Kannai Hall in Yokohama on August 27th. The stage is titled "Rose: A Woman's Life," in which each of 8 artist will freely interprete and perform an allocated ten-year period of an imaginary woman's lifetime from birth to death at 80 years old. Kurihara will project her video works onto the screen on stage to present the woman's life in her sixties and seventies.

"Rose: A Woman's Life"
Venue: Yokohama Kannai Hall (4-42-1 Sumiyoshi-cho, Naka-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa) http://kannaihall.jp/
Date & Time: August 27, 2011 Gate 18:30 / Start 19:00 / Close 21:00
Admission: Advance ticket 3,000 yen / Ordinary ticket 4,000 yen
Performers: Kazumi-Nazihah, Eimy, Yuki Miyoshi, Ayako Kurihara, Mari Nirasawa, Rhia, Miki Watanabe, Noe Tawara
Plan & Organization: Kazumi-Nazihah, Eimy



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> artist info (Ayako Kurihara)
[ARTIST] Yuna Ogino participates in two group shows in Tokyo

Artist Yuna Ogino will participate in two group shows to be held at galleries in department stores in Nihombashi, Tokyo.
Both two exhibitions are organized by Tokyo University of the Arts and showcase artworks by graduates and/or professors and lecturers of the university.

"Summer Show: Works of Teachers at Oil Painting Department"
Venue: Art Gallery at Nihombashi Takashimaya 6F
Date: August 10 - 16, 2011



"Summer Art Festival: Works of Next Generation Artists"
Venue: Nihombashi Mitsukoshi 6F
Date: August 10 - 16, 2011



> artist info (Yuna Ogino)
[DEMADO PROJECT] Collection exhibition: Yoonjeong Choi's "Remembering, Being Remembered..."

Currently at the window gallery of DEMADO CONTEMPORARY ART PROJECT, Korean painter Yoonjeong Choi's "Remembering, Being Remembered..." is on display as collection exhibition. The painting was among the exhibits at Art Fair Kyoto 2011 in May 2011 as well.



> artist info (Yoonjeong Choi)
[DEMADO PROJECT] Collection exhibition: Midori Terashima's "Okuniwa - Fever"

Currently on display at the window gallery of DEMADO CONTEMPORARY ART PROJECT as collection exhibition is Midori Terashima's painting titled "Okuniwa - Fever." This artwork was also exhibited at the artist's solo exhibition titled "Lingering Landscape - Light (Atelier Museum Vol.14)" held at Hirakata Municipal Gotenyama Art Center in November 2010.



> Artist's Website
[EVENT] "Open Studio Walk: Kyoto Aperto 2011" in May

"Open Studio Walk: Kyoto Aperto 2011" will take place for the first time in May to coincide with Art Fair Kyoto to be held at Hotel Monterey Kyoto.

Several artists based in Kyoto city will open the doors to their respective studios, be it an old townhouse or a former factory, and the visitors will be welcome to experinece the genuine atmosphere of the place where works of art is conceived and created. Please visit the website for more information.
HRD Fine Art plans and organizes this event.

"Kyoto Aperto 2011" http://kyotoaperto2011.web.fc2.com/
Date: May 21 and 22, 2011
Time: 13:00-19:00 (Please note that the open hours is subject to change due to each studio's circumstances.)
Venue: Artists' studios in Kyoto
Admission: free
Organizer: HRD Fine Art
Cooperation: Art Fair Kyoto 2011 Organizing Committee
Participating Artists: Keiichi Ikegami, Kaoru Kan, Takashi Kunitani, Yukiko Sugiyama, Kaori Tanaka, Kazuhito Tanaka, Kenji Tanaka, Midori Terashima, Tomonari Nakayashiki, Takuro Noguchi, Yu Higuchi, Miyuki Yokomizo

[ART FAIR] We will participate in Art Fair Kyoto

HRD Fine Art is pleased to announce its participation in Art Fair Kyoto 2011, which will be held for the second time at Hotel Monterey Kyoto in coming May.

"Art Fair Kyoto 2011" http://www.artfairkyoto.com
Venue: Hotel Monterey Kyoto
Date: May 20-22, 2011
Booth No.: Room 523
Artists: Myungsook Kim, Yoonjeong Choi, Toshiyuki Nanjo, Ayako Kurihara, Jungpyo Hong



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[DEMADO PROJECT] VOL.3 "Conversation with Mr. H" by Ayako Kurihara currently on view

The 3rd installation exhibition of DEMADO CONTEMPORARY ART PROJECT, titled "Conversation with Mr. H" by Ayako Kurihara has been on view since the start of March at the window gallery annexed to HRD Fine Art's office.

Kurihara recorded 'Othello Game' (or 'Reversi') played between Yokohama (the artist) and Kyoto (HRD Fine Art) with the help of the internet (Facebook, to be precise) as stamp-painting, and the resulting drawing is now exhibited at the window gallery. The show, which is meant to be viewed from the street in front of our office, is scheduled to last until June 1st.

The game was started on January 14th, 2011, and then finished on February 23rd, with no more spot left to be filled.



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[ARTIST] Masako Yasuki's solo exhibition in Kyoto

Yasuki Masako will hold a solo exhibition at Galerie 16 in Kyoto.

Masako Yasuki Exhibition "Absence of Light"
Venue: Galerie 16, Kyoto http://park21.wakwak.com/~art16/
Date: April 5-16, 2011

> artist info (Masako Yasuki)
[ARTIST] Solo exhibition of Hyunjoo Park (Heinz Park) in New York

Artist Hyunjoo Park (aka Heinz Park) holds her solo exhibition in New York. Park participated in the group exhibition "Gold Experience" in Seoul last year.

Hyunjoo Park (Heinz Park) Solo Exhibition "Floating Light"
Venue: Kips Gallery (New York) http://www.kipsgallery.com/
Date: March 1 - 22, 2011

[DEMADO PROJECT] DEMADO PROJECTes 3rd Exhibition "Conversation with Mr. H" by Ayako Kurihara

The 3rd installation for DEMADO CONTEMPORARY ART PROJECT is titled "Conversation with Mr. H" by Ayako Kurihara.
Kurihara records 'Othello Game' (or 'Reversi') played between Yokohama (the artist) and Kyoto (HRD Fine Art) with the help of the internet as stamp-drawing, and the resulting drawing will be exhibited at Demado Project from March 1st through to June 1st.
The game has been launched on January 14th, 2011, and it will be terminated at the end of February or when the board has been filled up.

*Opening reception on March 1st, from 5:30 pm. Please stop by at our office, which is located next to Goryo Shrine.



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[DEMADO PROJECT] DEMADO PROJECT Collection Exhibition: Ayako Kurihara's "Ivy"

To anticipate the forthcoming installation project of DEMADO CONTEMPORARY ART PROJECT, Ayako Kurihara's "Conversation with Mr. H," scheduled to be on display from March 1st, we are currently showing the photographic work of Kurihara, titled "Ivy" at the window gallery. "Ivy" is a part of the series called "Pictures," in which the artist puts together the painting(s) of flower/plant painted by herself and real living flower/plant and captures them within one photographic plane.

[ARTIST] Yoonjeong Choi participates in art fair in Hong Kong

Artist Yoonjeong Choi will exhibit her works at "Asis Top Gallery Hotel Art Fair (AHAF)," which takes at Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Hong Kong

"Asia Top Gallery Hotel Art Fair" http://www.hotelartfair.kr/
Venue: Mandarin Oriental Hotel Hong Kong
Date: February 25 - 27, 2011
2010
[EVENT] Jury for Kawaramachi Award 2010 in Kumamoto

AH took part in an annual art competition "Kawaramachi Award 2010" in Kawaramachi, Kumamoto on October 10, 2010, as one of the juries of the award following the lats year's event. AH awarded the HRD Prize to the installation artist Taro.

http://www.kawaramachi.net/
[WRITING] Essay on Inujima Art Project for bi-monthly magazine "Platform"

AH wrote an essay for "Platform" magazine, a bi-monthly published by Incheon Foundation for Arts and Culture, about the newly opened Lee Ufan Museum in Naoshima, Kagawa. The article appears on 2010 Sep/Oct issue. The magazine is printed only in Korean, but you can read the original in Japanese on the blog "HRDLOG."

[ART FAIR] We will participate in Art Gwangju 2010

HRD FINE ART is pleased to announce its participation in "Art Gwangju 2010," the inaugural art fair to be held in Gwangju, Korea. We will co-exhibit together with Base Gallery in Tokyo.
Art Gwangju will be held for the first time, to coincide with the opening of Gwangju Biennale (Sep. 3 - Nov. 7) as its sister event.

"Art Gwangju 2010" http://www.artgwangju.com/
Venue: KDJ Convention Center (Gwangju)
Date: September 1 - 5, 2010
*Press/VIP Preview: September 1, 2010, 12:00-16:00
*Opening: September 1, 2010, from 17:00
Booth No.: 20
Artists: Yuna Ogino, Seiko Oka, Masako Yasuki, Myungsook Kim, Jungpyo Hong, Hyunjoo Park and more

[ARTIST] Ayako Kurihara's solo exhibition "Pictures" in Yokohama

Artist Ayako Kurihara will hold a solo exhibition at a flower shop in Yokohama in September, showing the series of photographic work titled "Pictures." This series deals with the borderline between real and fake, photographing living flowers against the backdrop of painted flowers.

"Ayako Kurihara Photo Exhibition: Pictures"
Venue: Edwin R. Molenaar Atelier, Yokohama http://www.edwin-r-molenaar-ltd.com/
Date: September 1 - 20, 2010
For more information please visit the artist's website: http://www.k4.dion.ne.jp/~opq1974/next.htm



> Artist Info (Ayako Kurihara)
[ARTIST] Exhibition of Yuna Ogino's art class in Shimbashi

An exhibition of the students of art class called "Workshop Noconoco," which is run by artist Yuna Ogino, will be on show at a cafe in Shimbashi, Tokyo in September.

"Exhibition Noconoco 2010"
Venue: Cafe de Renom, Tokyo
Date: September 6 - October 2, 2010
For more information please visit the website of "Workshop Noconoco": http://noconoco.org/index.html

> Artist Info (Yuna Ogino)
[PROJECT] DEMADO PROJECT's 2nd exhibition "Aqtualium"

The second exhibition of DEMADO CONTEMPORARY ART PROJECT, titled "Aqtualium" will be on display from July 31st to September 30th, showing Jungpyo Hong's transparent sculptural works of fish.



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[LECTURE] Lecture and symposuim at Kyoto Seika University

AH will particpiate in the lecture and symposium at Kyoto Seika University as one of lecturers. Other lecturers are: Shinta Inoue, painter, and Keita Hayashi, video artist. Anyone is welcome but please contact us by e-mail if you want to attend this event.

"Lecture and Symposium: The Road Not Taken - The Worlds of Yuuboku, Yuugeki and Yuuran"
Venue: Kyoto Seika University
Date: July 16, 2010, from 14:30

[PROJECT] DEMADO PROJECT launched

DEMADO CONTEMPORARY ART PROJECT, a series of experimental art exhibition project, has been launched at the window gallery of HRD Fine Art office.
In this project, we will exhibit works of contemporary art through the old-styled townhouse bay window (demado) facing the street of downtown Kyoto. The first exhibition was Toshiaki Yamaoka's "Gutic Study," on display from May 15 through to June 13.



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[ARTIST] Toshiyuki Nanjo in a group exhibition in Tokyo

Toshiyuki Nanjo will take part in the group exhibition "Nagameru-Manazasu" to be held at Up Field Gallery in Tokyo.

"Nagameru-Manazasu Division-3"
Venue: Up Field Gallery (Tokyo) http://www.upfield-gallery.jp/
Date: June 25 - July 13, 2010

> Artist Info (Toshiyuki Nanjo)
[EXHIBITION] Group exhibition hGOLD EXPERIENCE" at Hyun Gallery

A group exhibition titled "Gold Experience - Contemporary Painting with Gold Leaf from Japan and Korea" will be held at Hyun Gallery in Seoul from May to June.
HRD Fine Art plans and organizes this exhibition, which features six artists from Japan and Korea who use gold leaf in their paintings. Ryoko Kimura, Noriyori Shirakawa and Masako Yasuki from Japan, and Chion Lee, Hyunjoo Park and Jungduk Song from Korea will show their works.

In this exhibition, we aim to cast refreshing light on the aspect of material and medium in contemporary painting, and to invite the audience to ponder over the notion of 'new' painting in the 21st century.

"GOLD EXPERIENCE - Contemporary Painting with Gold Leaf from Japan and Korea"
Venue; Hyun Gallery (Seoul) http://www.hyungallery.com/
Date;: May 20 - June 6, 2010
Artists: Ryoko Kimura, Chion Lee, Hyunjoo Park, Noriyori Shirakawa, Jungduk Song, Masako Yasuki
Support: Nomura Foundation

Opening Reception / Artists' Talk: May 20, 2010, from 18:00

Workshop "How to create a gold leaf painting": May 21 and 22



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[EXHIBITION] Joint open-studio exhibition "Kuramaguchi Art Neighborhood" in May

HRD Fine Art cooperates with the artists living around Kuramaguchi subway station in Kyoto to start a joint open-studio exhibition "Kuramaguchi Art Neighborhood" in May. We support participating artists with PR, design and organization. Please visit official blog for more information (in Japanese).

Venue: artists' studios/houses (around Kuramaguchi station) + studio 90 (in Kuze / special participation)
Date; May 15 and 16, 2010
Hours: not yet determined (each artist/studio will set different opening hours respectively)
Artists: Keiko Ikoma, Midori Terashima, Masako Yasuki, Toshiaki Yamaoka, studio 90 (Minoru Morikawa, Shingo Tanaka, Yohei Izumi), and more



http://kuramaguti.exblog.jp/
[ARTIST] Yuna Ogino's solo exhibition in Mishima

Yuna Ogino's solo exhibition titled "Fukan-no-chi (Land of Highangle View") is on show at Gallery ecru no mori in Mishima, Shizuoka.

"Yuna Ogino Oil Painting Exhibition: Fukan-no-chi"
Venue: Gallery ecru no mori (Mishima) http://www.ecru-no-mori.jp/
Date: April 11 - 28, 2010

> Artist Info (Yuna Ogino)
[ARTIST] Seiko Oka participates in group show in Tokyo

Artist Seiko Oka exhibits her works at a group show titled "10's Aqua Blue" at Emon Photo Gallery in Tokyo.

"10's Aqua Blue"
Venue: Emon Photo Gallery (Tokyo) http://www.emoninc.com/
Date; March 9 - 27, 2010

> Artist Info (Seiko Oka)
[ARTIST] Samsung Foundation selected Jungpyo Hong for its Paris studio program

Artist Jungpyo Hong has been seletced by Samsung Foundation of Culture as artist for its "Samsung Paris Studio Program" for year 2010. Hong will live and work in the studio of Cite Internationale des Arts, an artist-in-residence facility in Paris, for 12 months starting from March 2010, under sponsorship of Samsung Foundation, who selects only one artist each year for the annual program.

Samsung Foundation of Culture: http://www.samsungfoundation.org
Cite Internationale des Arts: http://www.citedesartsparis.net/

> Artist Info (Jongpyo Hong)
[NEWS] Moved to Kyoto

HRD Fine Art has moved to Kyoto in February, 2010. The new office is located in the quiet quarter not far from the old Kyoto Imperial Palace.
Now based in this city rich in historical and cultural legacy and tradition, we are excited to create a broad platform for contemporary art-related actvities.

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