The Vangi Sculpture Garden Museum - Past Events

Below is a list of all past events for The Vangi Sculpture Garden Museum. Current and upcoming events, as well as other details, are available on the venue's page.

  • poster for Taizo Kuroda: White Porcelain

    Taizo Kuroda: White Porcelain

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    • Media: Ceramics - Talks
    • 2019-01-12 - 2019-04-09

    The white porcelain of ceramicist Taizo Kuroda possesses a strength full of tension while simultaneously exuding a quiet calm. This will be the first museum exhibition devoted exclusively to this international...More »

  • poster for Yoshihiro Suda “Mite Clematis”

    Yoshihiro Suda “Mite Clematis”

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    • Media: Sculpture - Talks
    • 2018-04-22 - 2018-10-30

    Yoshihiro Suda carves elaborate wooden sculptures of flowers and plants, creating installations with natural colors from magnolia trees. His artistic process may appear simple at first glance, but the...More »

  • poster for Rieko Hidaka “Sky and Trees”

    Rieko Hidaka “Sky and Trees”

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    • Media: Painting - Nihonga
    • 2017-04-22 - 2017-11-30

    Rieko Hidaka is a painter active in the field of contemporary art who uses traditional materials common to Japanese-style painting, but avoids taking a conventional approach. Her paintings characteristically...More »

  • poster for 15th Anniversary Exhibition: The Tree of Life

    15th Anniversary Exhibition: The Tree of Life

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Nihonga - Sculpture - Installation - Performance Art - Talks
    • 2017-04-22 - 2017-11-30

    Trees remain a source of fascination to people even in contemporary times. For its 15th anniversary, the Vangi Sculpture Garden Museum presents an exhibition focused on works from its collection on the...More »

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    Tree of Life

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    • Media: Painting - Photography - Sculpture
    • 2017-04-22 - 2018-03-04

    This show commemorating the 15th anniversary of Vanji Sculpture Garden Museum presents works mainly from the collection that focus on trees, a subject that has continued to attract human interest to this...More »

  • poster for The Bambiest 2017: Gaps between Trees

    The Bambiest 2017: Gaps between Trees

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    • Media: Photography - Video and Film - Performance Art - Talks
    • 2017-02-25 - 2017-04-11

    Celebrating Vanji Sculpture Garden Museum’s 15th anniversary, this project with contemporary dance company The Bambiest encompasses video, photography and theater. The Bambiest Art Director Imari Suganuma...More »

  • poster for All Living Things

    All Living Things

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Photography - Sculpture - Video and Film - Sound - Workshops - Talks
    • 2016-07-24 - 2016-11-29

    Encounters with strange animals born from the imaginations of 14 artists. What kind of presence do animals have for us in the modern world? Looking back over the history of humankind, animals have constantly...More »

  • poster for Kigi in Clematis no Oka

    Kigi in Clematis no Oka

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    • Media: Graphics - Product - Talks
    • 2016-04-02 - 2016-07-03

    The creative unit Kigi was established in 2012 by Ryosuke Uehara and Yoshie Watanabe, working in the field of art direction and product design as well as producing original art works. Combining the conceptual...More »

  • poster for Christiane Löhr “Encircling the Orbit”

    Christiane Löhr “Encircling the Orbit”

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    • Media: Drawing - Sculpture - Party - Talks
    • 2015-04-05 - 2015-08-31

    Presenting the first exhibition in Japan for Christiane Löhr, an artist based in Germany and Italy. Collecting natural materials like dandelions, thistles, seeds and stems of other familiar plants, and...More »

  • poster for Kishio Suga Exhibition

    Kishio Suga Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography - Sculpture - Video and Film
    • 2014-11-02 - 2015-03-24

    Since the late 1960s Kishio Suga(1944-) has taken up the materials of wood and stone, continuing to investigate the relations between natural materials and their surroundings. Through temporary structures...More »

  • poster for Leiko Ikemura “Pioon”

    Leiko Ikemura “Pioon”

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Sculpture
    • 2014-04-20 - 2014-10-14

    Leiko Ikemura offers up a sense of transformation imbued in the depths and surfaces of her sculptural work, showcased at Vangi Sculpture Garden Museum for the first time in 8 years. Here the lines of the...More »

  • poster for “The Fantasia of Bruno Munari – The Meaning of Creativity”

    “The Fantasia of Bruno Munari – The Meaning of Creativity”

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    • Media: Illustration - Product - Talks
    • 2013-10-20 - 2014-03-25

    The Italian artist Bruno Munari is renowned for his breadth of creative engagements from painting and sculpture, to picture books and children’s toys, graphic design and product design. Born in Milan in...More »

  • poster for Giuliano Vangi “Vangi and the Female Image”

    Giuliano Vangi “Vangi and the Female Image”

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    • Media: Drawing - Sculpture - Talks - Performance Art
    • 2013-06-01 - 2013-09-30

    The Vangi Sculpture Garden Museum presents an exhibition of Vangi’s female busts centering upon the new permanent exhibit “Verità”, accompanied by a collection of study sketches presented in the adjoining...More »

  • poster for "On This Planet"

    "On This Planet"

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture - Installation
    • 2013-04-04 - 2013-05-26

    Works by seven contemporary artists contemplating civilization, history, and nature from a diverse range of perspectives. Features light installations by Nobuhiro Shimura that shine like stars in the night...More »

  • poster for Miki Mochizuka "Sun Day"

    Miki Mochizuka "Sun Day"

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Sculpture
    • 2012-11-03 - 2013-03-26

    Miki Mochizuka's work depicts the ambiguous demarcations between things in mental landscapes that focus on shifts in the light and air, and the afterimages of everyday scenes that remain in our consciousness. *Closes...More »

  • poster for "To Wander a Garden" Exhibition

    "To Wander a Garden" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Photography - Sculpture
    • 2012-04-21 - 2012-08-31

    The Vangi Sculpture Garden Museum (opened April 28, 2002) celebrates its 10th anniversary. Commemorating the museum’s first decade and its distinctive character, this exhibition on the theme of “the garden”...More »

  • poster for Shigeo Toya "Memory of Caves"

    Shigeo Toya "Memory of Caves"

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2011-10-23 - 2012-03-27

    One of Japan’s leading contemporary sculptors, Shigeo Toya uses a chainsaw to carve and chisel away at this material before coating it with ash. The resultant sculptures, riddled with pleats, protrusions...More »

  • poster for "Tokaido, The New Landscape: Akira Yamaguchi and Kazuyuki Takezaki" Exhibition

    "Tokaido, The New Landscape: Akira Yamaguchi and Kazuyuki Takezaki" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Talks
    • 2011-04-24 - 2011-08-30

    This exhibition features work by contemporary artists Akira Yamaguchi and Kazuyuki Takezaki, based on the theme of the Tokaido, the traditional road joining Tokyo and Kansai. Yamaguchi (b. 1969) is...More »

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