2016年12月25日日曜日

Seasons Greeting and Exhibitions in New Year Holidays

We would like to express our gratitude to visitors to FAAM and those who enormously helped our exhibitions, residence programs, and so on, in this year 2016.

Today is the last opening day of FAAM this year, as we close from tomorrow, 26 December through 2 January 2017. FAAM (unusually among museums in Japan) opens from 2 January, so we would like to expect your visit during your oshogatsu (New Year) holidays. (Please remember FAAM closes on 4 January, Wed.)

Major exhibitions you can visit after 2 January are as follows.

●Exhibition Gallery

篠山紀信展 写真力 THE PEOPLE by KISHIN
Shinoyama Kishin is known mainly for his portraits of actresses and other stars in entertainment world. In this exhibition, you can enjoy surprisingly huge prints well displayed in exhibition space and find his challenges in compositions since 1960s.


●Asia Gallery (admission with ticket of Kishin exhibition)

Journey of Forms - Anish Kapoor and Indian Art
Anish Kapoor, artist from India and based in U.K., is an internationally eminent artist known as a British representative of Venice Biennale and recent huge sculptures in architectural scale at Tate Moden (among others) including a monument for London Olympic Games. We exhibit his sculpture and paintings etc from the collection of Fukuoka Art Museum (which is temporarily closed for renovation)  along with works by Indian artists in FAAM collection. A new setting in FAAM gallery and new context of Indian art history will renew your perception of Kapoor's works.

Enchanting Winter Museum "Photographs Play"
This is the third edition of Enchanting Winter Museum, a joint project of 福岡亜洲美術館FAAM,福岡市美術館 Fukuoka Art Museum, and 福岡市博物館Fukuoka City Museum. Here we exhibit photographic works by Chinese, Myanmar, Sri Lankan and other Asian artists from FAAM collection, in which artists themselves played/ staged/ and manipulated to create unreal scenes. Real and unreal, but far more real than visual realities, these scenes will help you to disclose invisible depth of our daily world.

FAAM is located within 10 minute walk from 櫛田神社Kushida Jinja Shrine which is popular for hatsumode (new year visit to temple/shrine for prayer) in Japanese tradition. So please drop in FAAM after your hatsumode

More museums in the vicinity of FAAM
Hakata Machiya Furusato kan
Hakata Traditional Craft and Design Museum

We wish you a happier new year in 2017.



[Shishio]

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