Etsu Egami's Exhibition at Wood One Museum of Art in Hiroshima

September 22, 2022
Hiroshima, Japan

Etsu Egami “Van Gogh” oil on canvas 2022

Etsu Egami is an artist who is currently attracting attention, showing international success in Japan, China, the United States. Based on her overseas experience, her continues to create works on the theme of communication, and in recent years she has been pursuing the possibility of painting expression while questioning the essence of portraiture.

From left, Etsu Egami “Sotaro Yasui” “Tsuguharu Fujita” 2022

From left, Etsu Egami “Seiki Kuroda” “Narashige Koide” 2022

From left, Etsu Egami “Renoir” “Van Gogh” 2022

From left, Etsu Egami “Ryusei Kishida” “Ryuzaburo Umehara” 2022

Etsu Egami will try to reconsider the modernization of Japan through artistic expression in light of today's situation where various problems of the social-economic system are exposed. In this exhibition, we will exhibit Etsu Egami works tribute to modern Japanese Western-style painters Seiki Kuroda, Ryusei Kishida, Sotaro Yasui, Van Gogh, and Renoir, who Etsu Egami respects, as well as works by Van Gogh and Renoir as an installation in this solo show. What kind of pictorial horizon will Etsu Egami show through a timeless dialogue with modern oil painters in the Meiji and Taisho eras? Please enjoy the collaboration exhibition of the latest works and modern Western paintings selected by Etsu Egami herself.

From left, Sotaro Yasui “Female Nude” 1934、Seiki Kuroda “Under a Tree” 1898、Renoir “Study” 1895、Van Gogh ”Farmer”1884-85、Ryusei Kishida”Portrait of Reiko” 1920

“Etsu Egami: Obsession and Question, New Horizon of Modern Paintings”
Period|October 1 - December 4, 2022
Hours|10:00am - 5:00pm (admission until 4:30pm)
Closed|Mondays *Open on October 10
Admission|¥1,400 for adults, ¥700 for high school and university students, free for junior high school students and younger
*Permanent exhibitions can also be viewed with the above fees.
*Students must present a student ID card.
*Admission is free for disabled persons with a disability certificate and one accompanying person (must present certificate).
Venue|Wood One Museum of Art
Location|〒738-0301 4278 Yoshiwa, Hatsukaichi City, Hiroshima Prefecture

Talk Event
Internationally active contemporary artist Etsu Egami and guest speakers Meiji Hijikata, (specialist in the history of modern Japanese Western-style painting) and Akira Tatehata (specialist in modern and contemporary Asian art) , will be discussing Egami's new works, the exhibition's theme of "modernity," and modern Western-style paintings and its horizons.
Admission: Free (museum ticket is compulsory) *Reservation required
Capacity|30 people

Part 1: Etsu Egami × Meiji Hijikata
(Art critic, Director of Taro Okamoto Museum of Art, Kawasaki)
Date: Saturday, October 1, 11:00am

Part 2: Etsu Egami × Akira Tatehata
(Art Critic / President of Tama Art University / Director of The Museum of Modern Art, Saitama)
Date: Sunday, October 2, 1:00pm

Please register in advance at the Wood One Museum of Art website.

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