Past Exhibition

shiseido art egg 7

For over ninety years since it opened in 1919, the Shiseido Gallery has been promoting Shiseido's corporate ideal of “discovering and creating new value.” Among the Gallery's activities is the “shiseido art egg,” a program that opens its doors to promising new artistic talents and offers them a place to present their creativity in public exhibitions.
For this year's 7th shiseido art egg, the Shiseido Gallery received 293 applications from all over Japan.
Among them, the Gallery is pleased to welcome three talented new artists―Tsuyoshi Hisakado, Jomi Kim, Masumi Kawamura―who will be exhibitiong in solo shows in the Shiseido Gallery. We hope you enjoy the three different worlds of artistic expression presented by these artists at the forefront of a next generation.

Tsuyoshi Hisakado  January 8th (Tue) - 31st (Thu), 2013

  • That, it, this, which is.  2012

Tsuyoshi Hisakado creates installation works using sound and light. For this exhibition he creates two completely different spaces―representing a house in the larger gallery, and an office in the smaller gallery―imbuing objects like a water well and a trash can with various lighting effects, and including sound effects like the sound of a girl's murmur and the roar of an airplane. The effect is like watching a single scene in a film in which there are no people present, and through the technique of repeating the same effects at defined intervals we are made aware of subtle changes occurring in the repetition of days and the beauty inherent in chance and coincidence.

1981 Born in Kyoto
2007 MFA in Sculpture, Kyoto City University of Arts

Jomi Kim  February 5th (Tue) - 28th (Thu), 2013

  • houses I have lived  2006

Jomi Kim uses everyday objects around us to create works. On the floor of the larger gallery she arranges deodorizer beads in the shape of a puddle that slowly evaporate, and around this places objects like combs weaved with hair and false eyelashes, as well as photographs tracing the changes they undergo over time. In the smaller gallery she presents works including helium balloons gradually falling as their gas leaks out.
Kim has affection for the ways in which trivial items around us change gently with the passage of time, and her work highlights the transient beauty inherent in traces of the mundane everyday.

1976 Born in Hyogo
2006 MA in Fine Art, Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design

Masumi Kawamura  March 5th (Tue) - 28th (Thu), 2013

  • Mirror Portraits  2012

Masumi Kawamura creates works around family themes like “mother and daughter” and communication. For this exhibition she presents still photograph-like images of women on dual screens, along with monologues about their mothers through the voices of third-person women. The personal “mother and daughter” story told through interviews by Kawamura herself comes to the surface as an abstract “mother and daughter” portrait through the process of having it read aloud by a third party, and the attempt is to have this unconsciously stir memories in the viewer as well. The entrance hall to Kawamura's exhibit displays some portraits of pregnant women, an expressive symbol of the beginning of a family.

1975 Born in Chiba
2012 MFA in Intermedia Art, Tokyo University of the Arts

shiseido art egg prize

Following the completion of these solo exhibitions, a three-member review panel will select one of these artists to receive the “shiseido art egg award.” This year's panel will include playwright, novelist and “chelfitsch” director Toshiki Okada; artist Tomoko Konoike; and sculptor Kyotaro Hakamada.
The winner will be announced at the end of April 2013 on the Shiseido Gallery website.

Exhibition Details for “shiseido art egg 7” Exhibition

Sponsor: Shiseido Co., Ltd.
Duration: Tsuyoshi Hisakado January 8th (Tue) - 31st (Thu), 2013
  Jomi Kim February 5th (Tue) - 28th (Thu), 2013
  Masumi Kawamura March 5th (Tue) - 28th (Thu), 2013
Location: Shiseido Gallery
Tokyo Ginza Shiseido Building, B1
8-8-3 Ginza, Chuo-ku
Tokyo 104-0061
Tel:03-3572-3901;  Fax:03-3572-3951
Hours: Weekdays 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Sundays & national holidays 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Closed: Mondays (including holidays falling on Monday)
Admission is free

(Masumi Kawamura Exhibition)

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