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[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
[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)
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"
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"
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
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)
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"
Venue: Mandarin Oriental Hotel Hong Kong
Date: February 25 - 27, 2011
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