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2018 6/7(thu)ー 6/24(sun)

AiliasーEverything except This  Yoichi HIrata・Kazuaki Kikuchi

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Artist Talk
Yoichi Hirata・Kazuaki Kikuchi

6/9(sat) PM 5〜

Art Performance Kazuaki Kikuchi

6/9(sat)16(sat) 24(sun) Every day irregularly

Yoichi Hirata


1936 Born in Hyogo Prefecture, Japan.
I was born in Amagasaki-city but I have no memory. It's a beautiful country, but likely to die of summer heat・・・This is the first impression of Japan when I went back to my own country by ship. My body seemed to fit heat and is not yet dead.
Osaka Gakugei University (currently Osaka Kyoiku University) When I was second-time student, my father who came back from Siberia died of illness at the age of 43 years old. I decided to drop out the following year, I made my own wooden yacht in the painting practice room and sailed the Seto Inland Sea together with three friends. We stopped the Kansai Kisen at the entrance of Kobe Port by night sailing and was reprimed much. Workers, subcontractors of Dentu, prototype production of mannequin, etc.・・・27 years old, I held a solo exhibition at the Osaka Gallery, Michio Fukuoka bought my work "Object of tears", now in the Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art. 28 years old, I participated in the Arrow line group presided by Michio Fukuoka. 29 years old, my work "Lonely Us" at the Kyoto Ante Pandan Exhibition in 1965 was recognized by Atsuo Imaizumi, and got ready for a solo exhibition in Tokyo, But I had no money to make works. Reluctantly I got sick. It was a sad thing even now.

Major works
Object of Tears(1963)、Lonely Us(1965)、Mushimushi Maruie(1966)、Everything except This(1972)

Public Collection
Hyogo Prefectural Art Museum

Kazuaki Kikuchi

All the sculptures of ancient Greece are expressing beautiful body with muscularity. Looking at the reason, apparently it seems to have imaged the figure of the gods at the time. The ancient Greeks got closer to the shape of beautiful gods, so that muscle training was a routine one, It was said that it's better that it's a muscular figure. Meanwhile, I am fat buddies of modern people, how much ugly is it from the ancient Greeks? It may not be beautiful for me to expose ugly flesh and make arts a living. Then, what I make with a beautiful body like sculpture must be beautiful.
Kazuaki Kikuchis  


Born in Kyoto, Japan
Graduated from Contemporary Art Course in Fine Arts Department of Seian University of Art and Design
2018 Graduated from Concept and Media Planning in Faculty of fine arts of the postgraduate course of Kyoto City University

2013 Hanayama Tenmondai gallery week, Kyoto
2014 The 18th NIPF Aisian Performance Festival,
     3331 Arts Chiyoda, Enokojima Art Culture and Creative Center, Osaka
2017 Young artist support project 2017, Kobe Art Village Center