Dialogue: FUKUMOTO Shigeki and KOMOTO Mari

Photo: Ufer! Art Documentary
  • 日本語

現代に通じる認識のパラダイムの転換を問う美術史家の河本真理氏を迎え、コラージュを用いて作品制作を行い、シュルレアリスムとオセアニアの造形にも関心を向ける福本繁樹氏と対談を行います。(YouTubeでのライブ / アーカイブ配信を行います。こちらからどうぞ→ https://youtube.com/live/blS-HhKkWUU

定員|20名 ※予約不要、無料

  • 福本 繁樹
    FUKUMOTO Shigeki


  • 河本 真理
    KOMOTO Mari



“Collage” became a major trend in 20th century art, and is used as a matter of course. In this dialogue, we will invite art historian KOMOTO Mari who questions not only collage as a formative technique that oscillates between cutting and synthesis, but also the paradigm shift in perception that is pertinent today, and will conduct a dialogue with Fukumoto Shigeki who works with collage and is also interested in Surrealism and Oceania’s creations. Everyone can see this event at ACAC and on YouTube Live! The livestreaming is from the following link. https://youtube.com/live/blS-HhKkWUU

Dialogue: FUKUMOTO Shigeki and KOMOTO Mari
Date|Saturday, June 17, 2023 14:30-16:00
Venue|Lounge, Exhibition Hall 
Capacity|20 persons *No reservation required, free of charge

  • FUKUMOTO Shigeki

    Fukumoto Shigeki was born 1946 in Shiga Prefecture and grew up in Kyoto. He studied Western painting at Kyoto City University of Arts and worked in the family kimono dyeing business until 1989. Having joined the Kyoto City University of Arts New Guinea art research expedition as a student, between 1969 and 1990 he continued investigations of South Pacific art while also devoting himself to publication in the field. Having published Melanesian Art (Kyuryudo, 1976), he began in earnest to exhibit his work as a dye artist, participating in national painting and craft exhibitions and from the late 1980s he has been active in the fields of contemporary art and fiber art, participating in international exhibitions in Switzerland, Poland, Indonesia, China, Korea and elsewhere. Based in Kyoto, he has argued that the culture of ‘somé (Japanese dyeing)’, which he puts into practice, is unique to Japan. He is also involved in lectures on dyeing and crafts theory, together with research activities at the Society of Ethno-Artists. In recent years, he has shifted from the principle of ‘suru (doing)’ to ‘naru (becoming)’ and invented ‘naruhodo-zomé‘, a dyeing method that relinquishes control to natural principles and phenomena. In 2017, he published a collection of his writing, titled in English To Dye, Perchance to Dream (Tankosha), which brings together the trajectory of his activities over 35 years of conveying the ‘beauty of Japan’.

  • KOMOTO Mari

    Born in Tokyo in 1968, art historian and professor at Japan Women’s University. Ph.D (Art History) from the University of Paris 1. Specializes in modern and contemporary Western art history. Her major publications include Setsudan no jidai: 20 seiki ni okeru kolaji no migaku to rekishi [The age of severence: The aesthetics and history of collage in the 20th century] (Brucke, 2007, awarded the Suntory Academic Prize and the Shibusawa-Claudel Special Prize), Katto suru Keitai: Daiichiji Sekai Taisen to Bijutsu [Forms in Conflict: World War I and Art] (Jinbunshoin, 2011), and “Picasso Ceramics: Modern in Touch” (exhibition catalog, Yok-Mok Museum, 2022), and many others.