23 Sep 2018 [Tokyo] Hideo Benjamin NODA Exhibition - October 6 [Sat] - 21 [Sun], 2018 -
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[Tokyo Gallery]
Hideo Benjamin NODA Exhibition
October 6 [Sat] - 21 [Sun], 2018

The Scottsboro Boys - A false accident arrested 9 African American teenagers, ages 13 to 20 in Alabama of raping two White American women on a train in 1931. It made public opinion as an incident reflecting the problem of racial discrimination in America. Hideo NODA also known as Hideo Benjamin NODA criticized American society pessimistically, with repeated African American teenagers in his own circumstances that was subject to persecution and exclusion as a Japanese-American artist.

This work titled `The Scottsboro Boys’ will be exhibited for the exhibition of Mexican Muralism and Art in the United States, 1920-1950 at Whitney Museum of American Art (New York) in 2020.

In the economic crisis of the 1930s, Hideo NODA developed his painting style of looking gently over his kindness, focusing on people’s emotions living in cities in the United States.

In 1933, he joined with Ben Shahn, Jackson Pollock and others as assistant of Diego Rivera who made mural of the Rockefeller Center. He ran through a short lifetime of 30 years. In this exhibition, 27 works mainly drawings will be exhibited. We do hope you will be able to have a look.

Hideo NODA / born in Santa Clara, California, 1908. In 1911, he was left at uncle’s house in Kumamoto where his parents originally from. In 1926, after graduating from Kumamoto prefectural junior high school, he travelled alone to the United States. In 1929, attended the California School of Fine Arts. He met Diego Rivera and moved to Woodstock Art Village (New York) in 1931. His painting `Street Scene' was purchased by Whitney Museum of American Art in 1934. In 1937, he traveled to Paris, Rome and other cities, after that returned to Japan. 1938, he moved to Genichiro INOKUMA’s absence house in Denenchofu, Tokyo. He was sick and hospitalized while staying on the shore of Nojiri Lake in Nagano prefecture. A brain tumor ended his life on Jan. 12, 1939 at the age of 30 in Tokyo.
22 Sep 2018 KOBE ART MARCHÉ 2018
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September 28(Fri.)-September 30(Sun.),2018

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This year, The Kobe Art Marché (KAM) welcomes the 10th anniversary. The galleries from across Japan participate in this art fair and exhibit their works in each room on the 13th floor of Kobe Meriken Park Oriental Hotel. Great locations of beautiful ocean view and Kobe’s street sights, it will be an easy-going event like that many guests join. We look forward to seeing you all at the Kobe Art Marché.

Mizoe Art Gallery/Room 1326, we are going to present three great artists Kenpei YUNDE, Satoru JOGASAKI and Takeshi WEI who are well received in past few years.
Firstly, Kenpei YUNDE believes that all the motifs are present on the "soil". He has been repeatedly putting and shaving oil on canvas to make matières over a year.We feel the deep beauty from the simple motif on the thick matières of his painting. In contrast, all his drawings express his respiration and realistic feelings with the improvisational sense of speed.
Next artist is Takeshi WEI. His works come from imaginary world. Painting melancholy figures and making playful objects with familiar waste materials such as drift woods. He produces a one-piece print by own method and a variety of works.
The last one is Satoru JOGASAKI.He makes humorous and emotional arts from casual moments. Innocent shaping Matières felt rough like sand but that is warm and close to our mind like a piece of road movie.

Please enjoy KOBE ART MARCHÉ 2018 to meet brilliant works.

Fee: 1,000 yen (Multi-Day Passport)
* If there is a purchase of merchandise over 5000 yen at the event; there will be a 1000 yen deduction available.
29 Aug 2018 ART FAIR ASIA FUKUOKA 2018
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The fourth edition of ART FAIR ASIA / FUKUOKA 2018, will be held at Hotel Okura Fukuoka. This is a festival of contemporary art gathered by 37 art galleries from home and abroad.
Galleries from across Asia participate in this art fair, and it is expected to be one of the most interesting international art fair for the artists, museums, galleries, collectors and art professionals all over the world. Behind its background, there is a fact that it is a unique project that brings out the regional characteristics in Fukuoka with the cooperation of Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, which is the only museum in the world that collects Asian art systematically.Last year, more than 2,500 art fans from all over the world and from related people visited during the three days of the exhibition .
For our third time participating in this art fair, MIZOE Art Gallery presents three great artistsTakahide KOMATSU, Kenpei YUNDE and Takashi YATOJI.

Invited guests and the press only.
12:00pm – 7:00pm, September 7 (Fri)

Public Opening:
11:00am – 7:00pm, September 8 (Sat) *No enter after 6:30pm
11:00am – 6:00pm, September 9 (Sun) *No enter after 6:30pm

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