"Arts over Doubts!"(part.) 2005 @
Closed:
Mondays except on Jan.10 & Mar. 21 holidays, closed on the following days of Jan.11 and Mar. 22.

Open Hours:
9:30am - 17:30pm
(admission by 17:00)

Venue:
Theme Gallery
(2F, inside of Modern Art Gallery)

Admission Fee:
You can view this exhibition with the Permanent Collection Galleries admission fee.
Adults 200 yen(150yen), College & High School Students 150yen (100yen),
Middle & Primary School Students, free of charge
Prices in the brackets are discounted prices for groups of 20 people or more.

"Kaekko Bazaar" 2001
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Related Events: "A Pond of Frogs symposium" 1992 @
New Year's Special Talk: Jan. 5(Wed), 6:00pm

Hiroshi Fuji Artist Talk: Jan. 15 (Sat), 1:30pm
@"Observations of Streams"
@ 1996

Cross Talk: Feb. 19 (Sat), 2:00pm
Hiroshi Fuji and Atsushi Deguchi (Assistant Professor, Urban /Architectural Dept., Human Environment Research Institute, Kyushu Uni. Graduate School)

Cross Talk: Mar. 19 (Sat), 2:00pm
Hiroshi Fuji and Akihiko Inoue (Assistant Professor, Art Faculty, Kyoto City University of Arts, Art Critic)

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Kaekko Bazaar: Apr. 3 (Sun), 2:00 - 4:00pm

For the farther details of the related events,
please check on "Lectures & Events."
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"I wonder if this Carp Streamer is intending to make a desperate attempt to ascent the river?" 1983
"Adventure of Godzilla" 1984
"The skinny dogs pulling the fighter plane" 1988

For the purpose of vitalizing the art scene in Fukuoka and introducing the artists who aim toward the future, we have been holding the "Artists in the 21st Century in Fukuoka" series since 2000. At this 6th exhibition, we introduce FUJI Hiroshi who resides in Nijo City, Itoshima County, Fukuoka whose center of art activity is Maebaru City.

Fuji was born in 1960 in Kagoshima City. As he longed for the traditional culture of Kyoto, he entered Kyoto City University of Arts; nevertheless, he was driven into theatrical and performance activities while he was enrolled. Because of his unique activities, he was noted as a leading artist for the "Kansai New Wave." However, he began feeling a sense of incongruity between his own issues of expression and the evaluation of his works set by those around him. He joined the Japan Overseas Cooperation Agency and moved to Papua New Guinea. There, he experienced various changes in his sense of values that would later become the driving force in his activities. One of them is meeting "Skinny Dog." Fuji was impressed with this skinny-boned stray dog by witnessing the moment this dog turned into a fierce and energetic dog. He was convinced that "turning on existing value that is not socially accepted, into something superb; therefore, to create a transformation technique as expression" is his own "Art". Hence, he firmed up his determination and direction of art activities as a contemporary artist. After coming back to Japan, having gone through employment at a city planning company in Tokyo and community activities in Kagoshima of his hometown, he moved to Nijo City, Fukuoka Prefecture in 1997 and he currently lives there.
Fuji's expression starts from leaping across "A Sense of Incongruity" that is personally and compellingly felt between him and the environment that surrounds him. At that time, he constructs a system and environment that can spontaneously expand expressions for not only for him but also for those who are around him. By doing so; he suggests an ideal attitude of consciousness. This expression of his activities, Fuji calls "Art as OS (Operation System)" placing "Community, Aptitude Skill and Cooperation" as key words of his works. He has been expanding a wide-range activities that surpass the border of art.

This time, Fuji, after a long interval, exhibits a full-scale of new installations "Arts over Doubts." His works reveal directly his own "Sense of Aestheticism," of which he was convinced with meeting "skinny dogs." In other words, they will contain a strong message, which reflect his starting point. You will certainly enjoy his new development that encompasses Hiroshi Fuji's image heretofore.