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The article and photos were published in the newspaper “Wen Wei Po” on Aug 27th.

“Artworks often start from “people”, combining aesthetics, explore and reflect on the relationship between people and the world in various form. Even if a piece of art cannot directly save a life, it can make people feel the value of life, and let them know that every individual is worth cherishing. Contemporary Japanese artist and calligrapher, Hiroyuki Nakajima decided to let him go of himself during he was creating. He looks at the world, opening up the perspective of people and nature, and shows concern for people in the artwork……”


Solo Exhibition in Hong Kong 4

I came back from Hong Kong last week. I was made to think about many things through the exhibition “Life/生”. The first thing I was worried about was whether I could reach my destination safely during the protest movement. I was constantly checking the latest information about Hong Kong on the internet and TV. Fortunately, my flight to Hong Kong was on the next day of the date of the large strike (Aug.5th), and my return flight had departed just several hours before all flights were canceled (Aug.12th). It was really lucky that I could get through the situation without serious problems.
 And the situation in Hong Kong made me think about social diversity which is the theme of the exhibition. Each person’s “Life” must not be suppressed by social intolerance. In Hong Kong, there used to be an atmosphere where people can feel free to say whatever they want. But recently, they are gradually being deprived of the freedom. Hong Kong police uses brutal tactics and China’s Armed Police Force is stationed very close to Hong Kong. Under these tense situation, I prayed that I can hold such an exhibition again here in the future.
 Social diversity cannot exist without freedom of expression. It was my pleasure that the young couple who came first to the opening said, “This is the timely exhibition”. Overwhelming number of protesting citizens and “Post-It notes” on Hong Kong’s Lennon Wall around the city…..when I saw them, it reminded me of my “Life” pieces on the wall of the gallery.
 I appreciate everyone of the gallery inviting me to Hong Kong.


Solo Exhibition in Hong Kong 3 Picture: GETTY IMAGES/ANTHONY KWAN
Picture: GETTY IMAGES/ANTHONY KWAN
Solo Exhibition in Hong Kong 3 Picture: REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
Picture: REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

The article and photos were published in the newspaper “Hong Kong Economic Times” 15/08/2019.


Solo Exhibition in Hong Kong 2

Solo exhibition 《LIFE / 生》has started. It lasts until September 14th.
ART PROJECTS GALLERY
Unit 17A, 17/F, Regency Centre Phase 2
43 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Hong Kong
Web Site: ART PROJECTS GALLERY


Solo Exhibition in Hong Kong 1

Solo Exhibition in Hong Kong 1

Solo Exhibition in Hong Kong 1

Solo Exhibition in Hong Kong 1

Solo Exhibition in Hong Kong 1

Solo Exhibition in Hong Kong 1

Solo Exhibition in Hong Kong 1

Solo Exhibition in Hong Kong 1

Solo Exhibition in Hong Kong 1

Solo Exhibition in Hong Kong 1

Solo Exhibition in Hong Kong 1

Solo Exhibition in Hong Kong 1

Solo Exhibition in Hong Kong 1

It’s my pleasure to inform about my exhibition in Hong Kong in August and September 2019. The latest “LIFE” series are exhibited in ART PROJECTS GALLERY. Through this exhibition, I would like to express a sense of solidarity with people in Hong Kong who have been fighting for their freedom and democracy since Hong Kong was transferred to China in 1997. I’m sincerely looking forward to you visiting the gallery.
Web Site:ART PROJECTS GALLERY
 
from August 10th to September 14th, 2019
ART PROJECTS GALLERY
-Contemporary Fine Art-
Unit 17A, 17/F, Regency Centre Phase 2
43 Wong Chuk Hang Road
Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong
 
In 2009, I began to write a character “LIFE” continuously on small pieces of paper to pray for children who died due to hunger-related causes. One day when I gazed at many of the “LIFE” pieces on a wall in my studio, each of the characters looked like faces and figures of people. At that moment, I have just thought of an idea that I would express diversity of our society. All of the characters are the same, “LIFE” but each one has different expression on various kinds of paper from around the world.
Due to the expansion of the Internet, everyone had got an opportunity to transmit his (her) own thoughts to the world. I hoped it would widen diversity of our society. But ironically, people gathered together for the same values, and became indifferent and intolerant to others. As a result, our society is loosing its diversity and open-mindedness.
If there are a hundred people, there are a hundred ways of life.


Info: Exhibition “LIFE” in Hong Kong

Pierre-Yves Caër Gallery, the only gallery in Paris dedicated exclusively to Japanese contemporary art, hopes to highlight the richness and diversity of current artistic creation in Japan this summer. The artists speak to the imagination of an unexpected world – and truly unique – always mixing tradition and modernity.
July 4 to August 17, 2019
Pierre-Yves Caër Gallery
7, rue Notre-Dame de Nazareth, 75003 Paris
Artists:
Akira Kugimachi – Hiroyuki Nakajima – Aya Kawato – Jacques Bosser – Louie Talents – Joji Nakamura – Kohey Kanno – Wataru Yamakami – Mark Vassallo – Shinya Nakazato – Yuki Nara – Yuki Onodera – Andoche Praudel – Olivier Aubry
Web Site:Pierre-Yves Caër Gallery

Artsper, European leader for online contemporary art sales, allows you to stay in touch with the artists represented by Pierre-Yves Caër Gallery during your summer holidays. The works presented during the collective exhibition, which will take place from July 4th to August 17th, will also be visible online.
Web Site:Artsper

Pierre-Yves Caër Gallery, seule galerie parisienne uniquement dédiée à l’art contemporain japonais, souhaite cet été mettre l’accent sur la richesse et la diversité de la création artistique actuelle au Japon. Les artistes exposés parlent à l’imagination d’un monde inattendu – et véritablement unique – mêlant toujours tradition et modernité.
du 4 juillet au 17 août, 2019
Pierre-Yves Caër Gallery
7, rue Notre-Dame de Nazareth, 75003 Paris
Artistes:
Akira Kugimachi – Hiroyuki Nakajima – Aya Kawato – Jacques Bosser – Louie Talents – Joji Nakamura – Kohey Kanno – Wataru Yamakami – Mark Vassallo – Shinya Nakazato – Yuki Nara – Yuki Onodera – Andoche Praudel – Olivier Aubry
Web Site:Pierre-Yves Caër Gallery

La plateforme Artsper vous permet de rester en contact avec les artistes représentés par Pierre-Yves Caër Gallery durant vos vacances d’été. Les oeuvres présentées lors de l’exposition collective qui aura lieu du 4 juillet au 17 août seront également visibles en ligne.
Web Site:Artsper


Collective exhibition in Paris

19.01.03 Zen Book

Swiss publishing house, NuiNui published the book about zen and its influence in contemporary Japan. My work was featured on the book’s cover and contents.
 
GIAPPONE LA VITA IN ZEN —Gavin Blair
https://www.nuinui.ch/it/libro/giappone-la-vita-in-zen/
 
JAPON LA VIE EN ZEN —Gavin Blair
https://www.nuinui.ch/fr/livre/japon-la-vie-en-zen/
 
21.5 × 26.5 cm, 4 colors, 224 pages
Written in Italian or French
Price: 30 €
Publisher: NuiNui
ISBN 978 2 88935 133 6
Amazon offers the book online.
Amazon Italy
Amazon France
Amazon Japan
 


“Four Seasons” Lyon/FRANCET
Oct.22nd–24th
La Mairie du 6ème in Lyon, France


“Four Seasons” Lyon / FRANCE

“Four Seasons” Lyon / FRANCE

“Four Seasons” Lyon / FRANCE

“Four Seasons” Lyon / FRANCE

“Four Seasons” Lyon / FRANCE

“Four Seasons” Lyon / FRANCE

“Four Seasons” Lyon / FRANCE

“Four Seasons” Lyon / FRANCE

“Four Seasons” Lyon / FRANCE

“Four Seasons” Lyon / FRANCE

“Four Seasons” Lyon / FRANCE

“Four Seasons” Lyon / FRANCE

“Four Seasons” Lyon / FRANCE

The day after the performance in Lille in France, I performed in MIRY Concertzaal in Belgium on October 28th. This was my last event in the tour in Europe. I would like to express my sincere gratitude to audiences, artists and stuff. Thank you very much.
 
Jan Michiels, Vincenzo Casale & Hiroyuki Nakajima
—CALLIGRAPHIES SONORES—
MIRY Concertzaal
Biezekapelstraat 9, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
Web Site:MIRY Concertzaal
 
Vincenzo Casale: historical clarinet
Jan Michiels: pleyel piano1898
Hiroyuki Nakajima: calligraphy
 
pieces of music:
György Kurtág, Couple égyptien en route vers l’inconnu
Claude Debussy, Première Rhapsody


Performance in Gent / Belgium

Performance in Gent / Belgium

Performance in Gent / Belgium

Performance in Gent / Belgium

Performance in Gent / Belgium

Performance in Gent / Belgium

Performance in Gent / Belgium

Performance in Gent / Belgium

Performance in Gent / Belgium

Performance in Gent / Belgium

Performance in Gent / Belgium

The fourth event in my tour in Europe, Festival ARTONOV is the bridge that brings visual arts, performing arts, space arts and music together. Its fourth edition took place in Brussels and Lille in October. I performed with musicians in the historical monument, Villa Cavrois in Lille in France on October 27th.
Villa Cavrois is a large modernist historical mansion built in 1932 by French architect Robert Mallet-Stevens for Paul Cavrois, an industrialist in the textile industry. The French Ministry of Culture purchased the building in 2001 and in 2004, restoration work was commenced. The villa opened to the public in 2015.

“Calligraphies Sonores”
Hiroyuki Nakajima, calligraphy
Vincenzo Casale, historical clarinet
Jan Michiels, piano Bechstein 1890
Antoine Pecqueur, texts
Web Site:Program
Web Site:Villa Cavrois

We have been putting too much importance to the brain, rather than the body. The brain orders the body as if it were a tool of the brain. Art is not something to appreciate it hung on a wall, but rather something to have an experience as a kind of happening. The greatest object of art is to convey the meaning of the moment when we are living here now, through the body.
—Masashi Miura

All of photos are taken by Dyod.be.
Web Site:©Dyod.be


Festival ARTONOV 2018

Festival ARTONOV 2018

Festival ARTONOV 2018

Festival ARTONOV 2018

Festival ARTONOV 2018

Festival ARTONOV 2018

Festival ARTONOV 2018

Festival ARTONOV 2018

Festival ARTONOV 2018

Festival ARTONOV 2018

Festival ARTONOV 2018

Festival ARTONOV 2018

Festival ARTONOV 2018

Festival ARTONOV 2018

Festival ARTONOV 2018

Festival ARTONOV 2018

I’m very pleased to announce that “Traces Of The Soul” won the 1st Prize in the art film category in THE ALEXANDRE TRAUNER ART / FILM FESTIVAL in Hungary. “Traces Of The Soul” is a feature documentary about 12 contemporary calligraphers from around the world, their work and their relationship to the written word in the age of digital communication.
The film directer Martin Cooper and Adrian Storey, congratulations! I’m happy for their award as if it were my own self.
 
Web Site: Alexandre Trauner Art/Film Festival
Web Site: Traces Of The Soul


“The Traces Of The Soul” was awarded!

October 21st, I visited the convent, “La Tourette” by Le Corbusier near Lyon. Last year Mr. Marc Chauveau in this convent bought my work “LIFE” series in the art fair in Paris. It was my great surprise and pleasure to see him at the first time here, in spite of a sudden visit to La Tourette without any appointment. I’m very honored to see my “LIFE” series is decorated in his bed room in “La Tourette”. He is working as an art curator here and organizing an exhibition of contemporary art in dialogue with Le Corbusier’s architectural work. My works were decorated in his bed room.
 
Web Site:Couvent De La Tourette


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