Gallery Show: 「現代アート展」Contemporary Art Exhibition @ Kahogekijyo, Fukuoka
There's nothing quite like the creak of old wooden buildings, especially public buildings like theaters or, in this case, playhouses.
I love reading the history of these buildings and temples here in Japan. They all have similar backstories which are uniquely entertaining. Take for example, the Kahogekijyo theater in Iizuka, Fukuoka.
1921 Built as a 3-story playhouse named "The Nakaza Theater"
1928 Burned down
1930 Knocked over by a Typhoon
1931 Rebuilt and renamed
We can only hope that the building does not fall over, burn down, sink into a swamp, or get carried away by a horde of dying monkey between November 19th and 30th, where 14 artists, including myself, will be exhibiting a dizzying variety of contemporary art. Paper cuts, sculpture, installations, pastel, dye techniques, and much more will be on show (and for sale).
I plan on being there one or two times (I'll post more when I know the schedule). I couldn't be more thrilled to be exhibiting with this calibre of talent. Plus, I'm excited to catch up with Hina Aoyama (青山日菜), whose impossibly detailed paper cutting always amazes.
現代アート展2016 • Contemporary Art Exhibition 2016
dates: Sat. Nov 19, 2016 - Wed. 30, 2016
entry fee: ¥300 • elementary school students ¥100
place: Kahogekijyo, Fukuoka-ken, Iizuka-shi, Iizuka 5-23