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The World of Hirofumi Adachi: My Self within Myself

Thu., March.01.2018 ~ Sun., May.27

To celebrate the second anniversary of the opening of the Shusui Museum of Art, we are proud to present this exhibition, The World of Hirofumi Adachi: My Self within Myself, featuring works by this artist, including a number from the museum collection.

Adachi was born in Asahi Town, Toyama Prefecture in 1952, and after finishing a graduate program at the Tokyo University of the Arts, he served as an overseas artist trainee dispatched by the Agency for Cultural Affairs, studying in Florence, Italy. In 1997, he was awarded the honor of the Special Prize at the 40th Yasui Award Exhibition. Since then, he has been active as an artist all throughout Japan.

His work involves a sense of introspection and a focus on feelings from everyday life, expressed through tempera painting techniques to offer a boldly unconventional, yet light and airy look into this unique world, for distinctively vivid depictions of figures beloved by many.

This exhibition coincides with Adachi’s retirement after his many years teaching at the University of Toyama Faculty of Art and Design, with selections spanning his entire career, from early works to recent works, allowing visitors to trace his trajectory as an artist.

Brief Background on Hirofumi Adachi
1952       Born in Asahi Town, Toyama Prefecture
1979       Completed graduate program at the Tokyo University of the Arts
1991       Dispatched to Florence, Italy as an overseas artist trainee by the Agency for Cultural Affairs (1991–1992)
1997       Awarded the Special Prize at the 40th Yasui Award Exhibition
1999       The World of Hirofumi Adachi: My Self within Myself exhibition at the Ikeda Museum of 20th Century Art
2005       A Modern-Day Sharaku? The Eyes of Adachi exhibition at the Komagane Kogen Art Museum
Mar. 2017              Retired from the University of Toyama Faculty of Art and Design
Currently a member of Kokugakai

Date/Venue
Thu., March.01.2018 ~ Sun., May.27 / 3F Exhibition Room
Open:
10:00 to 18:00 (last admission at 17:30)
Closed:
Mon. (open if Mon. is a holiday, then closed the following day)
Admission:
Adults ¥1,000*, ages 15–17 ¥500, ages 14 and under free.
*¥800 per person for groups of 20 or more.
(Visitors are also welcome to view the Japanese Swords: The Mystery of Jigane, the Wonder of Hamon exhibition, running concurrently.)
Co-Organizer: The Kitanippon Shimbun

Gallery Talks by Hirofumi Adachi
14:00 on Sat., Apr. 7, and 11:00 on Sat., May 12 (admission ticket required)

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