Thursday, May 29, 2008

Fujimoto Hideaki [going for the remained heat] @ Gallery Artlier

Fujimoto Hideaki Solo Exhibition [going for the remained heat], June - July 2008

"how to go" 2007 92×183cm acrylic on panel

Gallery Artlier 2008 page.2
[going for the remained heat] Fujimoto Hideaki Solo Exhibition

June 7 (Sat.) to July 27 (Sun.), 2008
* artist talk and party: June 7 (Sat.), 16:00 start (admission free)
Talk by Fujimoto Hideaki and Miyazaki Yukiko (Artlier).

Artists: Fujimoto Hideaki [Okinawa]

Directed by Miyamoto Hatsune (Museum City Project)
Organized by Fukuoka City Foundation for Arts and Culture Promotion

Contact: Hakata Riverain B2, Shimo-kawabata 3-1, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka 812-0027 JAPAN.
telephone/fax 092-282-0553
e-mail []

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Ushijima Performance @ AB88

Originally uploaded by ohaz88
Ushijima Hitoshi's art performance [JOURNEY to IXTLAN], the pre-opening event of ART BASE 88 on May 22, 2008.

To see the photos of the performance, visit my flickr set page:



OZAWA Tsuyoshi [WHITE OUT] (solo art show) in the Dazaifu Temmangu Shrine, Fukuoka Pref. (Apr. 12 - May 25, 2008)


Dazaifu Temmangu's general information (English)

OZAWA's show information (Japanese)

UMEGAE-MOCHI (sweets) and MACCHA (green tea) at the tearoom beside a small lake


Saturday, May 17, 2008

Fushigi Hakubutsukan [Wonder Museum] by SUMI TAKAMASA


不思議博物館 Fushigi Hakubutsukan means WONDER MUSEUM. SUMI TAKAMASA, contemporary artist living in Fukuoka is a director of this private museum. This new space exists in his own garden besides his house and factory. It takes approx. 1 hour by car from central of Fukuoka city.

In short, the museum's collection works are his past ones. Open only weekend (every Sunday and Japanese national holiday as a rule), you need check the open schedule by his website (sorry, only in Japanese. If you need help, please send me the message.)

Sumi's works are very unique, confusing real animal and articficial items. It can be said a kind of OTAKU artworks. You can also see his maniac book collection here.

Fushigi Hakubutsukan (Wonder Museum) by Sumi Takamasa:
official website

See another photo on my flickr set:

I will clean up the room tomorrow, Sunday afternoon.

It will be fine tomorrow ? I will clean up the room "ART BASE 88" #306 of Dai-1 Matsumura BLD. (Konya 2023). Water plumbing and maintenance will be done on next Monday:)

It is hard to find daily cleaning tools near here, I should drive to get them.
The photo is outside of my room. Next door, #305 is [APG] (Asian Photographers' Gallery).

Monday, May 12, 2008



Do you like YAKITORI ?
In Fukuoka, it is one of the most popular food with beer. Grilled chicken, pork, beef, vegetables and so on. (YAKI means grilled, TORI means chicken)
We can eat similar food in many Asian towns, for example SATE in Indonesia, GAI YANG in Thailand.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

PreOpeningEvent: Performance @ AB88

At the ART BASE 88 produced by Ohaz kikaku will have an artist performance event as "Pre Opening Event" of AB88.
(Logo design by the Couleur, Oomura Masayuki)

[JOURNEY TO IXTLAN performance by Ushijima Hitoshi]

Date: May 22 (Thu.)
The performance at AB88 will start at around 19.

He will start a part of performance at the Gallery Artlier.
(His artist talk will start at 17. According to his plan, he will start his performance during the talk show. )

*Ushijima Hitoshi (b. 1963) is a contemporary artist and now his solo exhibition has been held at the Gallery Artlier in Hakata Riverain B2.

Venue: ART BASE 88 @ Konya 2023
(Dai-1 Matsumura Bld. #306, Daimyo 1-14-28, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka-shi 810-0041 JAPAN)


Contents: art performance with painting materials
approx. 60 minutes

Further Info: Ohaz kikaku e-mail []

Saturday, May 3, 2008

for Visitors: AB88 and Fukuoka Art Information

I am very sorry the Art Base 88 is now underconstructing and will open maybe June.

The most unique art space in Fukuoka is Fukuoka Asian Art Museum in Hakata Riverain.
It is very easy to access to use city-subway, the building is connected with Nakasu-Kawabata Station.

There is an art gallery in same building (Hakata Riverain), named "Gallery Artlier".
"Museum City Project" has been directing this space with "Fukuoka City Foundation for Arts and Culture Promotion (FFAC)".
The Artlier is a kind of art information space, you will be able to get Fukuoka's local art information there.
There are some guide pamphlets ex. "Fukuoka Art Map 2007" (Jap/Eng) .

I hope you enjoy my city and art spaces here.