An Erina Matsui Exhibition Planet of the Face

This summer, the Kirishima Open-Air Museum will be hosting the specially planned Erina Matsui exhibit “Planet of the Face”. Erina Matsui is an artist known for her individual self-portraits with an unforgettably powerful impact.

Matsui’s artwork can, for her, be called a kind of communication tool that allows her to share feelings and sensations with the viewer. They also serve a role similar to a GPS, allowing one to discover emotions and ideals inside oneself that had previously been unrealised. One might say that in her world, which expands all the way into space, it is possible to feel and perceive Matsui at the very moment she created that work.

This exhibition, titled “Planet of the Face” encapsulates the concept of a cycle. In the world full of faces that Matsui creates waits her “self”, reborn time and time again.
The viewer will experience space created as a singular soul is recycled.

This exhibition will be the first of its kind in Kyushu, featuring new works created specifically for the exhibition, painting, sculpture, installation and other media. We invite you to come and enjoy the world Matsui creates.

【Venue】 Art Hall, Kirishima Open-Air Museum

【Exhibition Period】 2016 7.15[FRI] 9.18[Public Holiday MON]

Museum closed on Mondays (if Monday is a public holiday, the museum will be closed the day after), however, we will be open on Monday August 15th.

【Opening Time】 9AM – 5PM (entry until 4:30PM)

Extended hours for Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays between July 20 and August 31: 9AM to 7PM (entry until 6:30PM)

【Admission Fees】  (figure in parentheses applied for groups of 20 and over
Adults 800(600) yen High sch. Students 600(400) yen Mid., Elem.sch. Students 400(300)

【Sponsors】 Kagoshima Prefectural Culture Foundation,
Minami-Nippon Shimbun Co. Ltd.

【Collaborators】 Yusui Town, Kirishima-sanroku Yusui Town Tourism Association, DAIICHI KOUTSU SANGYO Co., Ltd.

【Supporters】 The Kao Foundation for Arts and Sciences, Okayama Pref. “I-shi Prize” Project

【Planning Collaboration】 Yamamoto Gendai

【Special Support】 Toyota Corolla Kagosohima Ltd., Liquitex, Winsor & Newton, Holbein Art Materials Inc., Holbein Works Ltd., JAMMY, Inc.

【Exhibition Contents】 Painting, Sculpture, Installation and other media.

【Pre-sale Tickets Available from】 Minami-Nippon Shimbun, Co. Ltd.
Kirishima-sanroku Yusui Town Tourism Assoc. affiliated stores, Kirishima Onsen Market, Co-Op Service, Kagoshima University Co-op, Prefectural Employees Co-op, Miyazaki Prefectural Art Museum, Miyakonojo City Museum of Art, Hozan Hall (Kagoshima Prefectural Culture Center), What, Yamakataya Play Guide, Otani Art Supplies, Shukeido, Juji-ya Cross,Takagi Gaso, Kokubu Shinkodo, Ticket Pia(P-code:767-601), Lawson Tickets (L-code:83199), e+(

【Related Events】

【Opening Ceremony】July 15th (Fri), from 2PM

【Erina Matsui – Gallery Talk】July 15th (Fri), from 2:30PM

【Talk Event】July 30th (Sat), from 1:30PM Speakers: Erina Matsui, Hikari Mitsushima (Actress)

【Workshop】20 places available, reservations essentia.

August 13th (Sat), from 1:30PM and August 27th (Sat), from 1:30PM

*Please check the Kirishima Open-Air Museum website for instructions on how to apply.

【Gallery Talk】(from the curators)

Talk 1 August 6th(Sat), from 2PM
Talk 2 August 20th(Sat), from 2PM
Talk 3 September 3rd(Sat), from 2PM
Talk 4 September 10th(Sat), from 2PM
Talk 5 September 17th(Sat), from 2PM

【Merchandise】Exhibition photos and other Erina Matsui merchandise will available for purchase.

You can download the flyer for the Erina Matsui exhibit here

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Art Hall, Kirishima Open-Air Museum
Holding period
2016/07/15 〜 2016/09/19
Viewing time
9AM - 5PM (entry until 4:30PM)<br /> Extended hours for Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays between July 20 and August 31: 9AM to 7PM (entry until 6:30PM)
Admission fee
Admission Fees (figure in parentheses applied for groups of 20 and over<br /> Adults 800(600) yen High sch. Students 600(400) yen Mid., Elem.sch. Students 400(300)



Erina Matsui
Born in 1984 in Okayama prefecture. She received the GEISAI #6 gold award for her 2003 work “I Love Chilli Shrimp!” The same work is now part of the collection at the Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain. In 2010, she completed a postgraduate program with the Tokyo University of the Arts’ Fine Arts Studies faculty, majoring in oil painting. Her activities cover a broad spectrum, including many overseas exhibits, the first of which was a solo exhibit held at the Fundació Joan Miró in Spain. Her main exhibits include the “Collection of the Foundation Cartier pour l'art contemporain" (Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, 2006), “The Simple Art of Parody” (MOCA, 2009), “Girlfriends Forever!” (Tokyo Wonder Site Hongo, 2011) and“Sunrise Erina” (Ohara Museum, 2012).

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