Akino Fuku—Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the Artist’s Birth


Akino Fuku—Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the Artist’s Birth
AKINO Fuku (1983) Prayer of the Earth
The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto
AKINO Fuku (1908–2001) was born in Shizuoka Prefecture.  At twenty-one, she moved to Kyoto, where she studied under NISHIYAMA Suishō, a nihonga (Japanese-style painting) artist, and submitted works to Kan-ten (government-sponsored exhibitions).  In 1948, she left the Kan-ten and founded Sōzō-bijutsu (the present Sōga-kai) with fellow nihonga artists such as UEMURA Shōkō and FUKUDA Toyoshirō.  She also taught at the Kyoto City College of Arts (the present Kyoto City University of Arts) from 1949 to 1974, and in 1999, her many contributions were officially recognized in the form of the Order of Culture.
     The present exhibition, commemorating the centennial of Akino’s birth, is the first large-scale retrospective to be held in Kyoto since her death.  Approximately 90 works representing the entire scope of her seven-decade artistic career—including the India series that began with her year-long residency at Visva-Bharati University as a visiting professor at age fifty-four—will be exhibited along with other materials such as drawings and original illustrations for picture books.



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Commemorative lecture: “AKINO Fuku: The Artist and Her Works”
Date: April 12 (Sat.)  1:30–3:00PM (numbered tickets distributed 11:00AM–)
Place: Lecture hall (maximum capacity 100); free
Lecturer: KOJIMA Yūji (Sōga-kai member; professor, Kyoto City University of Arts)
in Japanese only

Indian dance performance: “To the Sky” Indian dance performance: “To the Sky”
Date: April 13 (Sun.)  1:00PM/3:00PM
Place: Entrance hall; free
Performers: MIYATA Sachiko
          Dance company “Dunamis”
Organizer: The Mainichi Shimbun Co., Ltd.


Exhibition Dates
Tuesday, April 8 – Sunday, May 11, 2008
Closed on Mondays
Exception: Open May 5 (Mon./holiday), closed May 6 (Tue.)

Organizers
The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto
The Mainichi Shimbun Co., Ltd.
The Kyoto Shimbun Co., Ltd.


Admission
  At door Advance Group (20 or more)
Adult 1,200 1,000 1,000
University students 900 700 700
High school students 500 300 300
Junior high and younger Free Free Free

Advance tickets: Ticket Pia, FamilyMart (P code: 688-038), Lawson (L code:
58486), other major ticket vendors and convenience stores



Publicity Materials
Advance flyer

(2008/02/07)


Flyer  PDF file (678KB)

(2008/02/22)


Contact
The Mainichi Shimbun Co., Ltd.
general office of events
TEL 06-6346-8391
(weekdays, 10:00AM–6:00PM)

Other Museums
Akino Fuku Museum (Hamamatsu, Shizuoka)  2008/06/07 (Sat.) – 07/27 (Sun.)
The Museum of Modern Art, Hayama  2008/08/09 (Sat.) – 10/05 (Sun.)

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