Ritsue Mishima: Water Veins

  • Ritsue Mishima: Water Veins


Aug 19, 2017Sep 03, 2017

Opens everyday during the exhibition

Opening reception: from 4 pm to 6pm, August 19 Sat

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This exhibition is an Asia Corridor Contemporary Art Exhibition special tie-up program.

OPEN 10:00 — CLOSE 18:00

Kyoto, the thousand-year capital, rich in hidden streams, the waters flowing from Shimogamo to the Imperial Palace, and in and around the inner moat of Nijo Castle.

Venice, water-city built upon labyrinthine canals, the Adriatic pressing into Murano Island, where glass is born.


In this Asia Corridor Contemporary Art Exhibition, my glass work “Eyes of Light” floating around Nijo Castle traces the veins of water flowing through the capital and streams into this gallery space.


The same gallery space also welcomes Shanghai-born artist Yang Yongliang. The waters welling out of his photographic “Travelers Among Mountains & Streams” link to my works in glass, painting the mountain waters out into three dimensions.


Water scenes created by “Eyes of Light,” born in Venice and installed in Nijo Castle’s inner moat, spread out in patterns of wave to the water veins of our awareness.


Ritsue Mishima


Ritsue Mishima was born in Kyoto in 1962.

Since 1996, she has been affiliated with a glass studio on the island of Murano and has been creating works in collaboration with its artisans.

Major solo exhibitions include Frozen garden / Fruits of fire (Museum Boijmans, Rotterdam) in 2010, As it should be (Shiseido Gallery, Tokyo) in 2011 and IN GRIMANI (Palazzo Grimani. Venice) in 2013.


Ritsue Mishima: Water Vein at SHIBUNKAKAKU is a special program in liaison with the Asia Corridor Contemporary Art Exhibition, a Cultural City of East Asia 2017 Kyoto event.


The exhibition shows works of 25 contemporary artists from Japan, China and Korea in two venues: Nijo Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and Kyoto Art Center, a Registered Tangible Cultural Property.


In Nijo Castle, art works are shown widely within the property, whose inner moat exhibits Ritsue Mishima’s works.


This exhibition offers visitors a rare opportunity to view cutting-edge art produced by contemporary East Asian artists in traditional architectural settings.

Detail of Asia Corridor Contemporary Art Exhibition http://asiacorridor.org/en/