The commemorative of the World Aquatics Championships – Fukuoka 2023
Waters in Asian Art 🏊
1 July – 3 September 2023
Venue: Fukuoka Asian Art Museum Asia Gallery (7F)
Open 9:30- 18:00 (*Until 20:00 on Fridays and Saturdays) Last Admission is 30 minutes before closing.
Closed on 7/5[wed], 7/12[wed], 8/30[wed] only
Organized by Fukuoka Asian Art Museum / The Nishinippon Shimbun
Special Assisted by BOAT RACE Fukuoka
Funded by The Yoshino Gypsum Art Foundation / The Fukuoka Cultural Foundation / Special Cooperated by Ministry of Culture Taiwan / Indigenous Peoples Cultural Development Center / Asian Cultural Council, Taiawan Foundation South 33 Branch.
Cooperated by Fukuoka City Foundation for Arts and Cultural Promotion
The people in Asia, living in a vast land with many mighty rivers and on islands floating in the ocean, have subsisted off the bounties of the sea and rivers. At the same time, they have been also exposed to natural threats.
In commemoration of the World Aquatics Championships 2023 Fukuoka, this exhibition introduces about 13 works inspired by the myth of water, depicting the natural ecosystem, reflecting various social issues on water, and expressing each artist’s memory of water. As for a recreation area for the public, a fish-shaped bench will be installed at the open lawn, Boat Race Fukuoka.
From Asian myth to contemporary social issues, the exhibition provides opportunities for people to be familiarized with Asian art and culture by exploring works with the theme of “Water.”
Mulyana [Indonesia], Afu (Afzal Shaafiu Hasan)[Maldives], Jun Nguyen-Hatsushiba [Vietnum], Kim Youngjin [South Korea], Eleng Luluan [Taiwan], Hisa Miwo [Kyoto/Fukuoka], Kim Sajik [Kyoto], Yamauchi Terue [Fukuoka]
〈Gallery talk by the artists〉
The artists will give explanations in front of their works.
Participating artists: Mulyana, Eleng Luluan, Hisa Miwo, Kim Sajik, Yamauchi Terue
Date and time:| 1 July, 13:00-.
Meeting place｜Asia Gallery reception (7th floor)
*Reservations not required, exhibition ticket required.