Contemporary Arts and Spirits - Past Events

Below is a list of all past events for Contemporary Arts and Spirits. Current and upcoming events, as well as other details, are available on the venue's page.

  • poster for Scores Exhibition

    Scores Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture - Sound
    • 2018-04-07 - 2018-04-21

    A collaborative show between sculptor Kenichi Kanazawa and musician Hirouyuki Ura that investigates whether music and sculpture can exist in unity in a single space. The exhibition features large-scale...More »

  • poster for Hisaya Kojima Exhibition

    Hisaya Kojima Exhibition

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2018-02-17 - 2018-03-10

    Hisaya Kojima’s works contain a mysterious beauty inspired by photographs from the first atomic bomb test in New Mexico in 1945. Immediately after the nuclear explosion, a fireball the shape of a perfect...More »

  • poster for Exhibition Pilot Plant

    Exhibition Pilot Plant

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture - Installation - Party
    • 2018-01-20 - 2018-02-03

    This year’s annual Pilot Plant exhibition falls on the 20th anniversary of the opening of CAS. The art space, which hosts a variety of talks and symposiums, will take the opportunity to reflect on its...More »

  • poster for Pharmakon: Medical-Ecological Approaches for Artistic Sensibilization

    Pharmakon: Medical-Ecological Approaches for Artistic Sensibilization

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Sculpture - Installation - Media Arts - Party
    • 2017-12-02 - 2017-12-23

    A group contemporary art exhibition featuring five invited artists from France, three Japan-based artists, plus the curator. Pharmakon uses artistic methods to address social and environmental issues in...More »

  • poster for Tamaki Kawaguchi Exhibition

    Tamaki Kawaguchi Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Installation
    • 2017-11-04 - 2017-11-18

    Tamaki Kawaguchi applies the concept of a frame, as used in conventional painting, to objects and other everyday things. He applies paint to places such as the window formed by the screen of a computer,...More »

  • poster for  Paul DeMarinis Exhibition

    Paul DeMarinis Exhibition

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    • Media: Media Arts - Sound
    • 2017-10-09 - 2017-10-28

    Electronic media artist Paul DeMarinis has been active since the early 70s, producing an impressive number of performances, sound and computer installations, and interactive works since. The highlight...More »

  • poster for Toshinori Odera + Kotaro “Soft Spine”

    Toshinori Odera + Kotaro “Soft Spine”

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture - Ceramics
    • 2017-07-01 - 2017-07-22

    A pastor born in 1940, Toshinori Odera discovered optical and geometric art in the 60s and continues with his abstract expressions to this day, fifty years later. In his work, Kotaro investigates the...More »

  • poster for Ayako Funada “Catch the Pie in the Sky”

    Ayako Funada “Catch the Pie in the Sky”

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2017-05-13 - 2017-06-03

    Ayako Funada confronts the complex act of consumption through her manipulated advertising images. By omitting the actual product from the image, she tries to get to the root of unfulfilled desire, questioning...More »

  • poster for Exhibition PilotPlant “To Marcel Duchamp”

    Exhibition PilotPlant “To Marcel Duchamp”

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2017-01-21 - 2017-02-04

    A group exhibition of works. [Exhibiting Artists] Makiko Aoki, Kazuki Akira, Asako Ikegami, Norio Imai, Hiroshi Ohno, Kaori Okano, Kenichi Kanazawa, Motonori Kawamura, Takashi Kunitani, Toshihiro Komatsu,...More »

  • poster for Junglim Han Exhibition

    Junglim Han Exhibition

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    • Media: Drawing - Sculpture - Fashion
    • 2016-10-29 - 2016-11-12

    In her 2014 exhibition “Weaving Dreams”, Junglim Han portrayed dreams as a drifting illusion. In her 2015 show “Hidden in Slumber”, she visualized dreams by creating a collage of related fragments and...More »

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    Locus of Aura

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    • Media: Sculpture - Installation - Video and Film - Talks
    • 2016-09-17 - 2016-10-08

    Curated by Tadasu Fujii, this exhibition of installations by three artists reconsiders the mass flow of information in today’s society. More »

  • poster for Kazuki Akira Exhibition

    Kazuki Akira Exhibition

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    • Media: Installation - Party
    • 2016-08-27 - 2016-09-10

    An exhibition of works by Kazuki Akira, curated by art critic Takeshi Hirata. [Related Event] Artist Talk Moderator: Takeshi Hirata Date: Sep. 10 (Sat) 16:00 Admission Fee: 500 yenMore »

  • poster for Michiro Tokushige “Natural Beauty”

    Michiro Tokushige “Natural Beauty”

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture
    • 2016-06-25 - 2016-07-16

    A solo exhibition by Michiro Tokushige of paintings, sculptural works and an installation made up of everyday goods that represent imagined landscapes. [Related Event] Artists Talk Date: Jul.16 (Sat)...More »

  • poster for Hiroko Taki Exhibition

    Hiroko Taki Exhibition

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    • Media: Party - Performance Art
    • 2016-05-14 - 2016-06-04

    Performance art by Hiroko Taki incorporating her own body. [Related Event] Artist’s Talk Moderator: Tomoyuki MItsui (Osaka City Museum Of Modern Art Curator) Date: Jun. 4 (Sat) 16:00 Admission:...More »

  • poster for Takeshi Sasaoka “Times 2016”

    Takeshi Sasaoka “Times 2016”

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2016-03-12 - 2016-03-26

    A solo show by Takeshi Sasaoka, with works based on the idea of “time” - a theme which has concerned him for several years. [Related Event] Artists Talk Date: Mar.26 (Sat) From 16:00 Admission: ¥500 Please...More »

  • poster for Beyond Sugar and Spice Vol.2

    Beyond Sugar and Spice Vol.2

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    • Media: Photography - Painting
    • 2016-02-06 - 2016-02-27

    A group exhibition by Aki Inomata, Mari Katayama, Takeo Yamada, Yumiko Kanno, and Masako Aki with Melectro. [Related Event] Artists Talk + Mari Katayama Mini Live Date: Feb.6 (Sat) From 16:00 Admission:...More »

  • poster for Exhibition Pilot Plant “Red”

    Exhibition Pilot Plant “Red”

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture - Ceramics
    • 2016-01-16 - 2016-01-23

    According to the Chinese Zodiac, 2016 is the year of the monkey. With the Japanese word for monkey, “saru” also meaning “to dispel,” this can be interpreted as good fortune with the dispelling of demons...More »

  • poster for Kenichi Kanazawa “Vibratile Shape 2015”

    Kenichi Kanazawa “Vibratile Shape 2015”

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    • Media: Party
    • 2015-12-12 - 2015-12-26

    Observing the phenomena of vibration through sculpture, video, photography, and performance using iron as a material. [Related Events] Performance by Kenichi Kanazawa Date: 12/13 (Sun) 18:00 Admission:...More »

  • poster for Hirohumi Nakamae “The Future of Existence”

    Hirohumi Nakamae “The Future of Existence”

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    • Media: Graphics - Installation
    • 2015-11-14 - 2015-11-28

    Hirohumi Nakamae’s 2011 installation “Tolerance” filled a space with the text of Article 9 of the Japanese constitution using the reflected light of a mirror. This project presents tables with Article...More »

  • poster for Tamotsu Shiihara + Yusuke Taninaka “Kawasu”

    Tamotsu Shiihara + Yusuke Taninaka “Kawasu”

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2015-10-24 - 2015-11-07

    A joint exhibition by Tamotsu Shiihara and Yusuke Taninaka. [Related Event] Artists Talk Date: Oct.24 (Sat) 16:00-17:00 Admission: ¥500More »

  • poster for Jihoon Park Exhibition

    Jihoon Park Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2015-09-12 - 2015-10-03

    Displaying the works of Jihoon Park.More »

  • poster for Minako Nishiyama + Toshihiro Komatsu “On the Exhibition Room”

    Minako Nishiyama + Toshihiro Komatsu “On the Exhibition Room”

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    • Media: Photography - Painting
    • 2015-03-28 - 2015-04-18

    An exhibition that places at the forefront not the space in which the art lies, but the place where the art takes us. Toshihiro Komatsu uses photography to summon the world beyond the walls, whilst Minako...More »

  • poster for Yukari Inoue Exhibition

    Yukari Inoue Exhibition

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    • Media: Video and Film - Party
    • 2015-02-28 - 2015-03-14

    In her work, Yukari Inoue confronts various issues within society. “The answer is right in front of your eyes. The question is that we are not able to see it.” [Related Event] Artist Talk Date: March.14...More »

  • poster for Makiko Aoki “The Joy of Painting”

    Makiko Aoki “The Joy of Painting”

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    • Media: Painting - Party - Talks
    • 2015-02-07 - 2015-02-21

    Expressing the joy that paintings and the act of painting essentially holds, Makiko Aoki’s paintings take the form of tender and transparent people. [Related Event] Artists Talk with Tomoyuki Mitsui Date:...More »

  • poster for Pilot Plant/Paper

    Pilot Plant/Paper

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Party
    • 2015-01-24 - 2015-01-31

    When text is incorporated in an artwork as a visual, the paper is not merely a base material, but plays an important role as an element of the artwork’s text. The common artistic medium of paper is the...More »

  • poster for Eri Hanada “Stock”

    Eri Hanada “Stock”

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    • Media: Installation - Party
    • 2014-12-13 - 2014-12-27

    Eri Hanada’s works can be described in many ways as “site-specific”— the practice of emphasizing the space where an artwork is placed. However, to Hanada, focusing on a site does not mean using it as a...More »

  • poster for Hirofumi Nakamae “Curtains— Connection and Cutoff”

    Hirofumi Nakamae “Curtains— Connection and Cutoff”

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    • Media: Party
    • 2014-11-15 - 2014-11-29

    Curtains are devices that cut us off from the outside world while protecting our privacy. They secure spaces, maintaining a delicate sense of distance through loose separations and connections that can...More »

  • poster for Masahiro Kawanaka “Her Sounds, Her Memory, Her 13552 Minute.”

    Masahiro Kawanaka “Her Sounds, Her Memory, Her 13552 Minute.”

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2014-10-25 - 2014-11-08

    An exhibition that features Masahiro Kawanaka installation of audio tapes. [Related Event] Artists Talk Date: Nov.8 (Sat) From 16:00 Admission: ¥500 Please refer to the official site for further...More »

  • poster for Kayo Funada Exhibition

    Kayo Funada Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography - Talks - Performance Art
    • 2014-09-27 - 2014-10-18

    Kayo Funada uses various media, such as painting, photography, video, installation, and performance, to express her relationship and states of desire with her mother. The works confront the issues of maternal...More »

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    Cover 3

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    • Media: Photography - Party - Performance Art
    • 2014-08-16 - 2014-08-30

    As words gain popularity, terms used in the fine-arts industry are adopted in the world of popular music and within mass media. These days, words such as “artist”, “event”, “performance”, “collaboration”,...More »

  • poster for Takashi Komori Exhibition

    Takashi Komori Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture - Installation - Talks
    • 2014-06-14 - 2014-07-05

    Presenting the idea of “falsehood”: the stuffed head of a cute panda that on closer observation reveals something strange. Takashi Komori takes stuffed animals and camouflages them through a process of...More »

  • poster for Jungho Oak Exhibition

    Jungho Oak Exhibition

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    • Media: Video and Film - Party
    • 2014-04-12 - 2014-05-03

    Jungho Oak is a Seoul-based artist attracting worldwide attention. He exhibited work at Seoul’s Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art in 2012 and participated in the Glenfiddich Residency Program in the UK in 2013....More »

  • poster for Hitoshi Hongoh “Both Sides of It”

    Hitoshi Hongoh “Both Sides of It”

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    • Media: Product - Crafts
    • 2014-03-08 - 2014-03-29

    An exhibition of work from Hitoshi Hongoh.More »

  • poster for Takashi Sasaoka “Water 2014”

    Takashi Sasaoka “Water 2014”

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2014-02-08 - 2014-02-22

    Utilizing the materials of light and water Takashi Sasaoka combines these with primitive principles and simple devices to create a space loaded with atmosphere, opening up a delicate interval between sound...More »

  • poster for Kenichi Kanazawa Exhibition

    Kenichi Kanazawa Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture - Media Arts
    • 2013-12-14 - 2014-01-11

    Metal sculpture and musical works composed according to formal rules by Kenichi Kanazawa. [Related Event] Performance Talk Event Date: 11th January(Sat) 16:00- Kenichi Kanazawa, Hiroyuki Ura,...More »

  • Makiko Aoki “Point”

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    • Media: Drawing - Talks
    • 2013-11-02 - 2013-11-23

    Drawings by Makiko Aoki are on display. [Related Event] Artist’s talk Moderated by curator Eri Muroi Date: 11/9 (Sat) 16:00 Fee: ¥500More »

  • poster for Makiko Aoki “Point”

    Makiko Aoki “Point”

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    • Media: Drawing - Party
    • 2013-11-02 - 2013-11-23

    Drawings by Makiko Aoki. [Related Event] Artist’s Talk Moderated by curator Eri Moroi Date: 11/9 (Sat) 16:00 Fee: ¥500More »

  • poster for Midori Araki + Minoru Yoshida Exhibition

    Midori Araki + Minoru Yoshida Exhibition

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    • Media: Media Arts - Party - Talks - Performance Art
    • 2013-09-28 - 2013-10-26

    Exhibition of performance art by artists Midori Araki and Minoru Yoshida, who address the question of how life and art interact. [Modern Family Performance] 10/26 (Sat) 17:00 Admission: ¥500 (seating...More »

  • poster for Anja Gerecke + Stefan Rummel Exhibition

    Anja Gerecke + Stefan Rummel Exhibition

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    • Media: Installation - Video and Film - Party
    • 2013-08-31 - 2013-09-21

    Berlin-based duo Anja Gerecke and Stefan Rummel create installations combining abstract imagery and sound that explore individual perceptions of space, the environment and art.More »

  • poster for Hirofumi Nakamae Exhibition

    Hirofumi Nakamae Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Graphics - Photography - Installation - Video and Film - Party - Talks
    • 2013-08-31 - 2013-09-21

    Hirofumi Nakamae documents his travels to Irkutsk in Siberia in a variety of media: from photography to film and soundscapes. [Artist Talk] 9/14 (Sat) 16:00 *Please refer to the website for details...More »

  • poster for Saori Kishimoto “Desire of Electric Pole”

    Saori Kishimoto “Desire of Electric Pole”

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2013-07-21 - 2013-08-10

    Exhibition of works by Art Shower 2013 CAS winner and student at Kyoto Seika University, Saori Kishimoto. In her work, Kishimoto strives to portray another world, one that is full of dynamism and hope,...More »

  • poster for Jimin Chun + Motoki Kawamura “Harutoshura - Mental Sketch Modified” Exhibition

    Jimin Chun + Motoki Kawamura “Harutoshura - Mental Sketch Modified” Exhibition

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    • Media: Installation - Talks
    • 2013-06-15 - 2013-07-06

    While these two artists both employ objects from everyday life in their works, they differ in that Jimin depicts her innermost thoughts and feelings through drawings and diary entries in addition to everyday...More »

  • poster for Masanori Fujiki Exhibition

    Masanori Fujiki Exhibition

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    • Media: Installation - Party - Talks
    • 2008-02-25 - 2008-03-22

    Born in 1952, Masanori Fujiki works and lives in Hokkaido. He has presented works with a strong art event factor. By revealing the construction of social factors that influence our actions and thoughts...More »

  • Kotaro Ushijima + Takamitsu Ota "Ich sehe was, was du nicht siehest"

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    • Media: Sculpture - Installation - Party - Talks
    • 2007-10-27 - 2007-11-17

    "Ich sehe was, was du nicht siehest" is derived from the traditional German game for kids, meaning "I see things you cannot see". By asking questions, participants have to guess what a dealer is imagining....More »

  • poster for Kikou Tominaga Exhibition

    Kikou Tominaga Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2007-07-07 - 2007-08-04

    Kikou Tominaga creates work based on calligraphy and prints. He has been introduced in various media, and has established a name for himself in central Japan. Like his father, Tominaga is also a calligrapher....More »

  • poster for Kazumi Tsuji "Daily Life"

    Kazumi Tsuji "Daily Life"

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    • Media: Sculpture - Talks
    • 2007-05-26 - 2007-06-23

    Kazumi Tsuji has used glass as the main material to express social messages derived from experiences in daily life. Tsuji constantly looks at the ambiguous feelings and perceptions of human beings, especially...More »

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