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Official event of 150th anniversary of Japan-Italy diplomatic relations
ALESSANDRA MARIA BONANOTTE PHOTO EXHIBITION -MEIAN-
Sakai City Museum Hall
2016.10.22 - 11.3

ALESSANDRA MARIA BONANOTTE PHOTO EXHIBITION was held at Sakai City Museum Hall, Osaka.



Notturno
Notturno



An Italian photographer Bonanotte travels extensively to photograph nature, culture and people. In recent years she is especially fascinated by Japan, its nature, shrines and temples, festivals, traditional crafts, artists and expert artisans. She is inclined to capture brilliant moments that have been inherited for a long time.



Kiyomizu-dera
Kiyomizu-dera



In this exhibition, Japanese spirituality captured by Alessandra was expressed in the world of -MEIAN-, Japanese chiaroscuro. This exhibition traveled from Italian Cultural Institute Tokyo [Kudanshita, Tokyo], HIRO GALLERY IZUKOGEN [Ito, Shizuoka] and Foreign Ministry of Italy [Rome, Italy]. Sakai City Museum Hall exhibited 40 works.



The 150th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations between Italy and Japan
ALESSANDRA MARIA BONANOTTE PHOTO EXHIBITION –MEIAN-

Venue: Sakai City Museum Hall
Address: Mozusekiuncho 2, Sakai Sakai-ku, Osaka, Japan 〒590-0802
Tell: 072-245-6201
Term: October 22 – November 3, 2016
Hours open: 9:30 – 17:15 [※closed on Mondays, limited admission on October 30]
Organizer: Sakai City, Italian Cultural Institute Osaka

Photo by Alessandra Maria Bonanotte


Photo Exhibition by Alessandra Maria Bonanotte
-MEIAN- Japanese Chiaroscuro
Italian Institute of Culture in Tokyo
2016.1.19 - 2.6

A photo exhibition was held in the Italian Institute of Culture in Tokyo. In this exhibition, Japanese spirituality captured by Alessandra was expressed in the world of -MEIAN-, Japanese chiaroscuro.



Notturno / Night
Notturno / Night



[From the website of the Italian Institute of Culture in Tokyo]
Photographs by Alessandra Maria Bonanotte portray especially nature, Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines, artisans and their handicrafts, folk festivals and religious ceremonies. In short, the traditional Japan. These are the common motifs photographed many times but the images of Alessandra Maria Bonanotte present us through new eyes, able to give back the sense and purity. On the occasion of the 150th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Japan and Italy, this exhibition is a happy meeting between the Italian and the Japanese aesthetic sensibility.



Cerimonia / Ceremony
Cerimonia / Ceremony



Passaggio / Passage
Passaggio / Passage



Photo Exhibition by Alessandra Maria Bonanotte
-MEIAN- Chiaroscuri giapponesi

Venue: Exhibition Hall of Italian Institute of Culture in Tokyo
   [2-1-30 Kudan Minami, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0074]
Term: January 19 [tue] – February 6 [sat]
Hours: 11:00 - 18:00 [closed on Sundays]
Organizer: Italian Institute of Culture in Tokyo
Cooperation: HIRO GALLERY

The website of the Italian Institute of Culture in Tokyo
http://www.iictokyo.esteri.it/IIC_Tokyo/webform/SchedaEvento.aspx?id=750

Photo by Alessandra Maria Bonanotte


Photo Exhibition by Alessandra Maria Bonanotte
Geometry of the Spirit
EIRAKUKAN, Iga
2015.11.05 - 11.15

A photo exhibition was held by an Italian photographer Alessandra Maria Bonanotte “Geometry of the Spirit” in EIRAKUKAN, Iga, Mie prefecture.



File / 連なり
File



She travels extensively to photograph nature, culture and people. In recent years she is especially fascinated by Japan, its nature, shrines and temples, festivals, traditional crafts, artists and expert artisans. She is inclined to capture brilliant moments that have been inherited for a long time.




Tensione



In this exhibition the works taken in Japan were exhibited, including the newest photos of traditional crafts of IGA such as Kumihimo [braided ropes] or ceramics.




Riflessione



Geometry of the Spirit
Venue: EIRAKUKAN [ Uenoaioicho 2842, Iga, Mie 518-0859 Japan ]
Term: November 5 [thu] - 15 [sun]
Hours: 10:00 - 17:00
Organizer: Iga Cultural City Association
Tel: 0595-22-0511
Cooperation: HIRO GALLERY

Photo by Alessandra Maria Bonanotte


Kumamoto Prefectural Museum of Art
The 70th anniversary of the end of WWⅡ
“ALL ABOUT CHIMEI HAMADA”
2015.8.1 – 9.13

At Kumamoto Prefectural Museum of Art, an exhibition of the 70th anniversary of the end of WWⅡ, “ALL ABOUT CHIMEI HAMADA –A Full Picture of Chimei Hamada through His Copper Prints, Sculptures, Oil Paintings, and Sketches-” was held.



Chimei Hamada [HIRO GALLERY Website]



As one of the leading artist of Post-War Art in Japan, this 97 years old artist still produces artworks, mainly sculptures and drawings. From the oil painting of his 15 year old, the copper prints including “Elegy for a New Conscript” series, to the newest bronze sculptures were exhibited.



Chimei Hamada Seductive Night
Seductive Night / 2000 / bronze / h.35cm



Exhibition Page | Kumamoto Prefectural Museum of Art

Term: August 1 [sat] – September 13 [sun], 2015
Venue: Kumamoto Prefectural Museum of Art
Closed on Monday [Except August 10]
Admission Fee: 1,000 yen [University Student: 700 yen]
High school student and under, or who have physical disability certificate: Free
Tel: +81-96-352-2111


Travelling Exhibition at Shokoji Temple, Tateshina, Nagano
OLIVIERO BERTOLASO EXHIBITION
「NIHIL SUB SOLE NOVUM」
2015.5.15 – 7.4

One exhibition of an Italian sculptor Oliviero Bertolaso was held at Shokoji Temple, Tateshina, Nagano. This exhibition was the travelling exhibition of the same one that was held in the Italian Cultural Institute Tokyo.



Shokoji-Oliviero-Leaflet



Shokoji Temple was founded in 1970 for preying road safety, and the chief priest is Mr. Shuin Matsukubo, who is also the Elder Priest of Yakushiji Temple, Nara. One marble sculpture “CROCE CARDINALE” [h. 220 cm] was exhibited specially only in Shokoji.



Oliviero-Shokoji
「CROCE CARDINALE」
marble / 100 x 100 x 220 cm
Shokoji temple, Tateshina, Nagano



All 10 and more works, including marble, bronze sculptures and drawings were exhibited.



Venue: Shokoji Temple, Tateshina
[4035 Tateshina Kogen, Chino, Nagano 391-0011 Japan]
Term: May 15 [fri] – July 4 [sat], 2015
Hours: 9:00-17:00
Tel: +81-266-67-2397
※ Admission Free

Organized by: Shokoji Temple, Tateshina
Cooperated by : HIRO GALLERY


OLIVIERO BERTOLASO EXHIBITION
「NIHIL SUB SOLE NOVUM」
Italian Cultural Institute Tokyo
2015.4.25 – 5.9

Italian Cultural Institute Tokyo held the first exhibition in Japan of Oliviero Bertolaso, an Italian Sculptor. This exhibition featured the artist’s career and works of this 15 years.



Oliviero-ESPIAZIONE
「ESPIAZIONE」
marble, wood, drapery / 135 x 65 x 100 cm



Oliviero Bertolaso is an Italian sculptor, born in Verona in 1971. With the guidance of his uncle, an artist who had taught at the art academy in Germany, he started to become familiar with art. He attended the Art School in Ravenna, where he learned the basics of drawing and completed his education at the Academy of Fine Arts in Carrara. When he went to the art schools, he studied at the studios of Max Bill, Larry Kirkland. And after the schools he also studied at the studio of the sculptor Marcello Tommasi. He attended many group exhibitions such as Vissuto Scultoreo, Palazzo Pretorio,Volterra [2004], Sculture nello spazio Pubblico, Carrara [2009], Incontri - Confronti, Palazzo Minucci Solaini, Volterra [2012]. And he held a one-man show “Non dire gatto...” in Carrara. Since 2005, as well as producing his own artworks, he is engaged in the direction to make the Foundation of Tatsumi Oki, a Japanese sculptor.



Oliviero-NON DIRE GATTO...
「NON DIRE GATTO...」
marble, brass / 70 x 40 x 100 cm



Many ingredients are used for making his works such as marble, bronze, wood, iron and so on. In his works “the oppressed people” are always expressed. They are not the somebody else in the long distance away, but ourselves who suffer from the harshness of our time everyday.



Venue: Exhibition Hall of the Italian Cultural Institute Tokyo [2-1-30 Kudan Minami, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0074]
Term: April 25 – May 9, 2015 [※ May 1, 3 closed]
Hours open: 11:00 – 18:00
※ Admission Free

For more information, please contact the Italian Cultural Institute Tokyo.
Tel. 03-3264-6011 (int.13, 29)
e-mail: eventi.iictokyo@esteri.it

Organized by: Italian Cultural Institute, Hiro Gallery, Italy Japan Foundation
In collaboration with: Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities, ACCU, Municipality of Carrara
Supported by: Calacata Borghini, BLC, Successori Adolfo Corsi, Graziani Marmi, GVM, Vatteroni Lidia, Laboratori Artistici Nicoli, Franchi Umberto Marmi, Gemeg

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Photo Exhibition by Alessandra Maria Bonanotte
THE LIGHT OF SOUL
Galerie Syokando, Kyoto
2014.10.02 – 10.13

-THE LIGHT OF SOUL-, Photo Exhibition by Alessandra Maria Bonanotte was held at Galerie Syokando, Kyoto. This exhibition presented the light of soul, which she caught in the Japanese traditional events.


Photo Exhibition by Alessandra Maria Bonanotte


Alessandra Maria Bonanotte [1979 - ]


Photographer from Roma, Italy. She travel extensively to practice photography of nature, culture and people over 10 countries. Recent years, she is well attracted by Japanese traditional culture, so regularly visits Japan and works energetically. One man photo exhibition “- CLOSER -” was held at Shokoji temple, Tateshina, Nagano in 2013.



Forza
Forza


Photo Exhibition by Alessandra Maria Bonanotte
THE LIGHT OF SOUL


Term: October 2 [thu] – 13 [mon, holiday] 2014 ※ every day open in this term
Hours Open: 11:00 – 18:00
Venue: Galerie Syokando
Address: Nishinocho 211-3, Kyoto Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0088 Japan
Tel, Fax: +81-75-533-4110
Cooperation: TOKYO GINZA HIRO GALLERY

【Media Publication】
IMA ONLINE: http://imaonline.jp/ud/exhibition/542d102babee7b652c000001

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THE DISASTERS OF WAR
Louvre-Lens, France
Chimei HAMADA
2014.5.28 – 10.6

An exhibition “THE DISASTERS OF WAR” was held at Louvre-Lens, a well-known museum for its architecture by SANAA, a Japanese architects unit. Some copperplate prints by Chimei Hamada that were collected by MoMA for the past exhibition “TOKYO 1955 - 1970” from 2012 to 2013 were lent and exhibited in Louvre-Lens for this exhibition.




LOUVRE LENS




Louvre-Lens opened in December 2012 as an annex of Louvre Museum in Paris, and gets a great attention from all over the world. This museum is located in Lens, a small city north of France once flourished as a coal-mining town, and designed by SANAA, a unit of Japanese architects Kazuyo SEJIMA and Ryue NISHIZAWA. Designed by great architects, who are well known for awarding the Pritzker Architecture Prize [the Novel Prize of Architecture], its surroundings-fitting, beautiful and innovative architecture is getting massive attention. They are also famous for designing the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa in Japan, and a lot of other important architectures.



21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa
21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa




Having 12 sections for major wars from the beginning of the 19th century to our age, “THE DISASTERS OF WAR” showed how artists contributed to a growing disenchantment with war. Chimei HAMADA’s war-related copperplate prints were exhibited.



Elegy for a New Conscript: Under the Shadow of a Rifle Stand
Chimei Hamada "Elegy for a New Conscript: Under the Shadow of a Rifle Stand"




The permanent collection room in this museum exhibits mainly the works that are the possessions of Louvre in Paris but hadn’t had a chance to be exhibited for a long time. They extend to ancient Greek arts, Oriental arts and a lot of sculptures. “Liberty Leading the People” by Delacroix is exhibited as a main attraction, and you could enjoy the permanent collection for free until the end of 2014. Please appreciate this interesting event and museum.



Exhibition Title:THE DISASTERS OF WAR
Venue:Louvre-Lens Museum TEMPORARY EXHIBITION GALLERY
Address:Rue Paul Bert, 62300 Lens, France
Term:28 May - 6 October 2014 [closed on Tuesdays]
Hours Open:10:00 - 18:00 [last admission 17:15]
Admission Charges:EUR 9

Details → Exhibition Official Website



Ugo Cortesi Exhibition
SEIBU IKEBUKUROHONTEN
6th Floor Art Gallery
2013.9.25 - 10.1

Ugo Cortesi Exhibition was held at 6th Floor Art Gallery of SEIBU IKEBUKUROHONTEN.




Ugo Cortesi
piccolo falsi espanso da PAUL KLEE “HA TESTA, MANI, PIEDI E CUORE” 1930
tempera on paper and board / 50×50cm / 1999



An Italian artist, Ugo Cortesi has made many works of Box Art with matchboxes brightly colored by tempera for a long time.



Ugo Cortesi



From 2001 to 2002, his works were exhibited on “Box Art Exhibition,” which traveled 4 museums in Japan.



Box Art Exhibition



Venue: SEIBU IKEBUKUROHONTEN 6th Floor Art Gallery
Term: September 25 [wed] to October 1 [tue], 2013
Hours Open: 10:00 - 21:00 ※ on Sunday: 10:00 - 20:00


NHK Nichiyou Bijutukan
Message from Chimei HAMADA, 95 Years old printmaker
2013.8.4

◇Special Program on TV◇

Highly praised worldwide for his works expressing the experience in the War and satirizing modern society, Chimei HAMADA was featured in NHK Nichiyou Bijutukan [Sunday Museum].







Chimei HAMADA



NHK Nichiyou Bijutukan
Message from Chimei HAMADA, 95 Years old printmaker

NHK ETV
August 4 [Sun.]
9:00 - 9:45 ON AIR
〈August 11 [Sun.] 20:00 - 20:45 Rebroadcast〉


Photo Exhibition by Alessandra Maria Bonanotte
「- CLOSER -」 Shokoji Temple, Tateshina, Nagano
2013.8.1 - 8.31

Photo exhibition of Alessandra Maria Bonanotte was held at Shokoji temple, Tateshina, Nagano.




Sogno



Shokoji Temple was founded in 1970 for preying road safety, and the chief priest is Mr. Shuin Matsukubo, who is also the Elder Priest of Yakushiji Temple, Nara.



Shokoji Temple, Tateshina



Following the co-exhibition with Cecco Bonanotte in HIRO GALLERY [Ginza, Tokyo], this one man show exhibited 30 photographs featuring “Portrait,” “Nature” and “Temple” by Photographer Alessandra Maria Bonanotte.



◆Italian Sculptor - CECCO BONANOTTE◆
Commemorating Receiving the 24th Praemium Imperiale

Photo Exhibition by Alessandra Maria Bonanotte
「- CLOSER -」


Term: August 1 [Thu.] - 31 [Sat.] 2013
Hours: 9:00-17:00
Venue: Shokoji Temple, Tateshina
Tateshina Kogen 4035
Chino, Nagano
391-0011 Japan
Tel: +81-266-67-2397

Cooperated by : HIRO GALLERY


Art-Athina 2013
Tsatis Projects/Art Forum
Shoko Imano
2013.5.16 - 19

Shoko Imano's works were exhibited in the largest art fair in Greece, Art-Athina 2013, from the booth of Tsatis Projects/Art Forum.




Shoko Imano "Shoulder"
97.0 × 130.3cm
oil on canvas
2013









ART-ATHINA 2013


Miyazaki Prefectural Art Museum / Collection Exhibition
Cecco Bonanotte “Sequence”
2013.4.19 - 7.7 (Bonanotte’s work exhibited until 6/22)

The collection exhibition is going to be held at the Miyazaki Prefectural Art Museum from April. “Sequence,” a representative work by Cecco Bonanotte, will be displayed at one of the exhibition rooms.




Sequence / 2000 - 01 / 20 modules, 51×37cm each

7 tanka were written by Machi Tawara for this work in 2001, and a catalogue for this collaboration was also produced.

Bonanotte’s work will be exhibited until June 22. Please enjoy the exhibition.

Miyazaki Prefectural Art Museum


Ballots for Conclave(Election for New Pontiff)
Cecco Bonanotte

Conclave, the election for New Pontiff, was held at Sistine Chapel in Vatican City from March 12, 2012. The pontiff is the Chief of Catholic, which has 1 billion and 2 hundred million believers, and this election got great attention from all over the world.


An Italian Sculptor Cecco Bonanotte made urns(ballot boxes)for the ex-Conclave held in 2005, and these urns were also used for the election this time.



Urns to cast ballots for Conclave


Movie introducing the Urns


After the announcement for resigning by Benedict XVI, who became the first pope in 600 years to resign from the role before his death, the Papal Conclave was taken place. On the second day of Conclave, at the 5th election, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio from Argentina was elected. The papal name is Francesco, named after Francis of Assisi.


The Museum of Modern Art / Tokyo 1955-1970: A New Avant-Garde
Chimei Hamada
2012.11.18 - 2013.2.25

Chimei Hamada's copperplate prints are being shown at an exhibition, “Tokyo 1955-1970: A New Avant-Garde,” in the Museum of Modern Art [MoMA].



Webpage of the Japan Foundation



Well known as “MoMA,” the Museum of Modern Art was founded by Lillie P. Bliss, Mary Quinn Sullivan and Abby Aldrich Rockefeller in 1929. This museum has always led the scene of modern and contemporary art after 20th century by its ambitious and innovative projects and well deserves one of the greatest museums in the world.




The Museum of Modern Art



This exhibition is hosted by the Museum of Modern Art and the Japan Foundation. After the defeat in the WWⅡ, Japan experienced a great economic growth from the mid 1950s to 1960s. And the various artistic movements that have much influence on even our day arose in the metropolitan Tokyo in parallel with that. “Tokyo 1955?1970: A New Avant-Garde” introduces the works at the time of wide-ranged genres including painting, sculpture, video, and so on.



Also for this exhibition, Chimei Hamada's copperplate prints were collected in this museum. His sensitive works, which sublimate the experience in the WWⅡ into the universal artistic quality, are highly evaluated.




Chimei Hamada “Elegy for a New Conscript: Landscape” 1952



Artist Page: Chimei Hamada



(Other Artists: Genpei Akasegawa, Kiyoshi Awazu, Tatsuo Ikeda, Taro Okamoto, Natsuyuki Nakanishi, Hiroshi Nakamura, Katsuhiro Yamaguchi, Tadanori Yokoo, and so on)



Venue: The Museum of Modern Art
Address: 11 West 53 Street New York, NY 10019 USA
Term: 18 Nov. 2012 - 25 Feb. 2013


CECCO BONANOTTE awarded
The 24th Praemium Imperiale: Sculpture

An Italian sculptor, CECCO BONANOTTE was awarded the sculpture field of The 24th Praemium Imperiale.



Praemium Imperiale



This award is highly regarded as Nobel Prize in the fields of Art and Culture. It selects one artist who has achieved great success from each field of Painting, Sculpture, Architecture, Music, Theatre/Film each year.



This prize was awarded to these five artists below this year.


Painting: Cai Guo-Qiang (China)

Sculpture: Cecco Bonanotte (Italy)

Architecture: Henning Larsen (Denmark)

Music: Philip Glass (USA)

Theatre/ Film: Yoko Morishita (Japan)



CECCO BONANOTTE
CECCO BONANOTTE



CECCO BONANOTTE is a sculptor from Italy born in 1942. His talent has been highly evaluated from the very early stage of his career, and made a lot of monumental and historically important works all over the world.



New Portal for Vatican Museums (2000)
Opening Ceremony of the new portal for Vatican Museums (2000)



New Portal for Musee du Luxembourg (2006)
New Portal for Musee du Luxembourg (2006)



HIRO GALLERY has introduced CECCO BONANOTTE over 40 years. We wish to express our gratitude for the great help that all the supporters have given.



CECCO BONANOTTE / Artist Page



An awards ceremony is going to be held in Tokyo on October 23, 2012.



Commemorating this award, we are going to publish a new catalogue. Also the projects of exhibitions and events are in progress, so please be looking forward to further information.



CECCO BONANOTTE / New wood carving
CECCO BONANOTTE / New wood carving


※ Past information from here