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Stepping back to seek the underneath 2014
pen, sumi (Japanese ink), watercolor on paper 
36.6 x 28.9 cm
©YAMAGUCHI Akira,
Courtesy Mizuma Art Gallery

YAMAGUCHI Akira Stepping Back to Seek the Underneath

February 21, 2015, to May 17, 2015

We present the solo exhibition of YAMAGUCHI Akira, who is known for depicting figures, buildings and other motifs with exquisitely detailed brushwork reminiscent of the style of ukiyo-e or yamato-e. His works are exceptionally highly acclaimed both in Japan and abroad.

The exhibition’s title, ‘Stepping Back to Seek the Underneath’, expresses Yamaguchi’s unique perspective on both art and philosophy of life, while also evoking the composition of the exhibition itself: revealing the world of his art room by room, and hinting at the creation of his epic masterworks. As you stroll through the space, you feel that you have caught a glimpse of the artist’s thinking process.

We invite you to experience the world of Yamaguchi Akira, overflowing with subtle wit which blends the present and the past, the ordinary and the extraordinary, into a perfect whole.

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CRITERIUM 90 / Ookubo Ari 'Ghosts of the Art Gallery'

February 21, 2015, to May 17, 2015

Dates:Saturday, February 21, 2015 – Sunday, May 17, 2015
Venue:Gallery 9, Contemporary Art Gallery, Art Tower Mito
Organized by:Mito Arts Foundation
Curated by:Iseki Yuu(Curator, Contemporary Art Center, Art Tower Mito)
Fee:Included in the admission

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Weekend Gallery Talk

March 7 (Tue.), 2015, to May 17 (Sun.), 2015

CAC (Contemporary Art Center) gallery volunteer talkers will lead visitors to explore the exhibition together.
Dates: Saturdays and Sundays between March 7 and May 17,2015
Starts at 14:30 (Gallery talk lasts approximately 40 minutes.)
Fee: Free (included in the admission, reservation unnecessary)
Meeting place: The gallery entrance

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Future
47th Mito City Art Festival

Ikebana Exhibition

June 5, 2015, to June 7, 2015

Participating Ikebana schools (listed alphabetically): Ikenobo, Kagei-Adachi-ryu, Kinjo Koryu, Koryu Shoohkai, Koryu Shoutoukai, Kozan-ryu, Ohara School, Ryusei-ha, Sogetsu-ryu

The nine different schools of Ikebana will make use of the display space in the Contemporary Art Gallery, exhibiting bold, individualistic flower arrangements in each of the display rooms in a way that turns traditional ideas of ikebana on their head.

Hours: 9:30-18:00 (no admittance after 17:30)
Admission free

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47th Mito City Art Festival

Art Exhibitions Part 1

June 14, 2015, to June 26, 2015

Part 1: Japanese-style Paintings, Western Paintings, Sculpture, Crafts

Exhibitors: Selected from submissions by Mito City residents

A two-stage exhibition of works created by Mito residents, spanning a broad range of genres, including Japanese-style paintings (nihonga), Western paintings, sculpture, crafts, calligraphy, photography, design and installations. The best works from among those submitted by city residents will be displayed.

Hours: 9:30-18:00 (no admittance after 17:30)
Admission free

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