[Art Exhibition] ART Colours Vol. 22 “Dance! Of Autumn Color” Masuo Ikeda x Chiaki Shuji Art Exhibition
“Dance! of Autumn Color” Masuo Ikeda × Chiaki Shuji Art Exhibition will be held as the 22nd ART colours Exhibition celebrating Japan’s four seasons in art.
This year, it will be 20 years since Masuo Ikeda (1934-1997) passed away. He was active worldwide on account of his many talents. Not only was he an artist, he was the first to receive the Akutagawa Prize as an artist, and was also a film director. He held a private exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, and designed the Nagano Olympic monument. Chiaki Shuji (1973-), who won a prize at a competition bearing Ikeda’s name, is a contemporary artist living in Kyoto known for her work combining brilliant colors and fine line drawings.
This exhibition, featuring the work of these two colorists (color artists) that transcend generations, expresses the vibrant autumn colors. At the entrance on the 25th floor, you’ll be greeted with a six-panel folding screen by Masuo Ikeda, and enjoy the contrast with the colorful works of Shuji Chiaki decorating the opposite wall. And at the elevator hall and Gallery Room on the 31st floor, the second exhibition venue, you’ll see Shuji’s dancing watercolors, while in the six windows of the corridor, lithographs with Ikeda’s vivid colorings will be exhibited.
The collaboration between these two artists, which will be exhibited at the atrium style lobby and the winding corridor on 31st floor, will make you feel the splendor of the changing seasons. Please enjoy the beauty of Japan in the sunshine and beneath the moonlight.
[Art Exhibition] ART Colours Vol. 22
“Dance! Of Autumn Color” Masuo Ikeda x Chiaki Shuji Art Exhibition
Date: August 28, 2017 (Mon.) ～ December 3, 2017 (Sun.)
Time: 11:00 a.m. ～ 8:00 p.m.
Place: 25F & 31F, Park Hotel Tokyo
Fare: Admission Free
Exhibiting artist: Masuo Ikeda, Chiaki Shuji
Curation: Shinobazu Gallery
Video Production: antymark annex
Produced by: creative unit moon
■ ART colours by hotel’s culinary artists ■
※ Price include 10% service charge & consumption tax
Period: August 28, 2017 (Mon.) ～ December 3, 2017 (Sun.)
ART Lounge (25F)
Dessert: Goldfish and Cake
Price: JPY 1,500 (14:30 ～ 17:30)
Japanese Dessert: Autumn Foliage
Created by Japanese Wagashi Artist Shiho Sakamoto
* Served as one of desserts in Afternoon Tea
Bar The Society (25F)
Chief Cocktail Designer Takayuki Suzuki
Price: JPY 1,600
◆ Masuo Ikeda
Internationally acclaimed contemporary artist, known to have multi talent, as a painter, engraver, sculptor, potter, Akutagawa Prize winning novelist, essayist, and also a movie director.
|1934||Born in Mukden, Manchuria (now known as Shenyang).|
|1945||After the Second World War he was repatriated with his parents to Nagano prefecture, lived there during his youth until graduation of high school.|
|1960||Made his debut as artist, awarded at international engraving exhibitions|
|1965||Held private exhibition as the first Japanese artist at the Museum of Modern Art, New York|
|1966||Awarded the International Grand Prix in the Prints Section of the Venice Biennale|
Beside his work as artist based in Tokyo and New York, worked as a novelist, and won the Akutagawa Prize by the novel “Eige-kai ni Sasagu (Homage to the Aegean)”, and the movie which he directed had also received a good reputation. Later, he moved to a studio apartment in the resort town of Atami, created and expanded the range of expression through the three-dimensional pottery and bronze artworks.
On March 8, 1997, still in the middle of hearty creative activities, passed away at the age of 63. A month later, Masuo Ikeda Art Museum opened on April 18, 1997. Memorial and retrospective exhibitions are often being held after his death.
◆ Chiaki Shuji
|1973||Born in Kyoto, Japan / Graduated from The Post Graduate Program in Kyoto City University of Arts, Department of Fine Art, Printmaking Course|
|2000||Cracow International Prints Triennial 2000 (Poland)|
|2001||Celebrating Japan Past and Present (Royal Albert Memorial Museum/England), Made in Japan (Bristol City Museum/England), Japan and Bulgaria Contemporary Print Exhibition (Bulgaria National Gallery)|
|2013||Calm Poems of Intaglio Color Printing (Machida City Museum of Graphic Arts)|
|2017||25 Artists Exhibition (Sato Art Museum), “Dance! of Autumn Color” Masuo Ikeda × Chiaki Shuji Art Exhibition (Park Hotel Tokyo), Solo Exhibition (Shinobazu Gallery/Tokyo)|
< Awards >
Kyoto City New Artist Prize, The Mayor‘s Prize (Kyoto Municipal Museum), Sapporo International Print Biennial, The Sponsor’s Prize (Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art), The Sponsor’s Prize (Prints Exhibition, Hamamatsu Municipal Museum of Art, Shizuoka)