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[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.
[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"
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
Date: September 1 - 20, 2010
For more information please visit the artist's website:

> 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":

> 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


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)
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)
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
[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)
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)
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:
Cite Internationale des Arts:

> 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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