★twinkle eyes★


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Minako NISHIYAMA 90's ★twinkle eyes★

Oct 27 - Nov 18, 2018
wed-sat 11:00-20:00, sun 11:00-17:00
Yoshimi Arts

★Gallery Talk★ (Japanese)
 Motoaki Shinohara (Director of Takamatsu Art Museum, Professor emeritus of Kyoto University) × Minako Nishiyama
 Moderator:Hisako Hara (Professor of Osaka Electro-Communication University, Art producer)
 Oct 27 (sat), 16:00-17:30
 free, no reservation required, the first 30 arrivals only

★Opening Reception★
 Oct 27 (sat), 17:30-


Yoshimi Arts is pleased to present the exhibition "Minako NISHIYAMA 90's ★twinkle eyes★".
Since the late 1980s, Minako Nishiyama has been noted for creating sculptural work that intensely highlight “girl culture” with the huge piece that is reminiscent of Licca-chan’s house (something like Barbie’s house), or work that is like the backdrop for a Takarazuka stage. Later, she began using baking ingredients such as sugar and egg-white to create ephemeral works like sugar crowns or roses that are easily destroyed.
There is seemingly no continuity in the change in the visual representation between her works from the early‘90s and the late‘90s. However, rather than concluding that the works from the two periods being in contrast with each other, it is important to note that the nature of the work has not changed, and has always existed in Nishiyama’s works.
This exhibition will be focusing on her two dimensional works from the‘90s. Although the works are rather fragmented, you will be able to see the transition of her work, and the exhibition itself is the embodiment of a sense of time. We invite you to enjoy a hands-on experience to see her works.

image | main image for exhibition


Exhibited works

《 Na ♥ O ♥ Mi 》 1992 acrylic on shaped panel 180×120cm photo: Kazushi Mukaeyama

《Hello, this is Erica〜 ♡ 》 1992 acrylic on shaped panel 114×119cm photo: Koichi Nishimura

《Untitled》 1997 acrylic on panels with oval frames 各100×75cm

Reference image

《Sugar Crown》 1999 sugar, egg white photo:Yukio Yoshinari


1965 Born in Hyogo Prefecture, Japan
1989 BA Kyoto City University of Arts
1991 MA Kyoto City University of Arts
1997 Six-month residency in New York supported by the Asian Cultural Council
2003 Banff Creative Residency, Canada
Lives and works in Hyogo Prefecture, Japan
Solo Exhibitions
2017 "MINAKO NISHIYAMA / wall works" (Yoshimi Arts/Osaka) 
  "MINAKO NISHIYAMA / drawings" (Yoshimi Arts/Osaka) 
2009 "i-ro-i-ki" (Gareria Punto Zero/Okayama)
2008 "i-ro-i-ki" (Kodama Gallery/Tokyo)
2007 "i-ro-i-ki" (Kyoto Art Center/Kyoto)
  "Ref-paintingsI" (Gareria Punto Zero/Okayama)
2006 "i-ro-i-ki" (Kodama Gallery/Osaka)
2005 "i-ro-i-ki" (Kodama Gallery/Tokyo)
  "RED roomI" (Gareria Punto/Okayama)
2004 "illuminé" (Kodama Gallery/Osaka)
  "Pink Vacancy" (Shiseido Gallery/Tokyo)
2003 "A Hundred Flowers Fell. So I Heard, So I Saw..." (Gallery Eve/Tokyo)
2002 "Sweet Dream" (Mitsubihi - Jisho ARTIUM/Fukuoka)
  "MINAKO NISHIYAMA" (Gallery Shimada/Tokyo)
2000 "MINAKO NISHIYAMA:destiny of Sugar Crown" (Gallery Shimada/Tokyo)
1999 "MINAKO NISHIYAMA" (Gallery Shimada/Tokyo)
1997 "Pink ♥ PiNk ♥ PinK" (Otani Memorial Art Museum, Nishinomiya City/Hyogo)
1995 "Curator's Eye '95" (Gallery NY House/Tokyo)
1994 "MINAKO NISHIYAMA" (Galerie Ghislaine Hussenot/Paris)
1993 "MINAKO NISHIYAMA" (Gallery Shimada/Tokyo)
1992 "♡ Erica's Palpitant Teleppon Club ♡" (Photo Interform/Interform Contemporary/Osaka)
1991 (Gallery 16/Kyoto)
1989 (Shinanobashi Gallery/Osaka)
1988 (Art Space Niji/Kyoto)

Group Exhibitions

2016 "stereotypical" (Gallery PARC/Kyoto)
2015 "Kawaii" (University for the Creative Arts Farnham/UK)
  "On the Exhibition Room" (CAS/Osaka)
  "Oita Toilennale 2015" (Oita)
2014 "Changing" (Takamatsu City Museum of Art/Kagawa)
  "Kyoto Seika University and Hongik University Sculpture Exhibition" (Gallery Fleur, Kyoto
  Seika University/Kyoto)
  "Rokko Meets Art 2014" (Hyogo)
2013 "Rokko Meets Art 2013" (Hyogo)
  "Setouchi Triennale 2013" (Kagawa)
  "All You Need Is LOVE" (Mori Art Museum/Tokyo)
2012 "AIR 3331" (3331 Arts Chiyoda/Tokyo)
2011 "Cafe in Mito 2011" (Art Tower Mito/Mito)
2009 "Knit Cafe in My Room by Mitsuharu Hirose and Minako Nishiyama" (21st Century Museum of
  Contemporary Art, Kanazawa/Ishikawa)
  "Art Tells the Times: Works by WomenArtists" (Shiseido Gallery/Tokyo)
2007 "Beautiful New World: Contemporary Visual Culture from Japan" ( Long March Space/Beijing;
  Guangzhong Museum of Art/Guangzhou) 
2006 "Take me with you" (Circulo de Bellas Artes/Madrid, etc.)
  "The Force of Sculpture" (CASO/Osaka)
  "collection I" (21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa/Ishikawa)
2005 "Rosa! the Exposed Color: Pink" (Chinretsukan Gallery, The University Art Muaeum, Tokyo
  University of the Arts/Tokyo)
  "ignore your perspective" (Kodama Gallery/Tokyo)
  "Animate: Anime in Japanese and Korean Contemporary Art (Fukuoka Asian Art Museum
  /Fukuoka; Sungkok Art Museum/Seoul)
2004 「OFFICINA ASIA」 (Palazzo dell'Arengo/Rimini, Italy)
  "Takarazuka: The Land of Dreams, Suntory Museum Tempouzan/Osaka; Tokyo Opera City Art
  Gallery/Tokyo; Sogo Museum/Yokohama)
2003 "party" (CAP HOUSE/Kobe)
2002 "A ★ MUSE ★ LAND 2003" (Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art/Sapporo)
  "Our Hero & Heroine Show" (Otaru City Museum of Art/Otaru)
2001 "Promenade in Asia: Cute" (Contemporary Art Gallery, Art Tower Mito/Mito)
2000 "Let's Entertain" (Walker Art Center/Minneapolis; Portland Art Museum/Portland; Centre
  GeorgesPompidou/Paris; Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg/Wolfsburg; Miami Art Museum/Miami)
1999 "Art Sweet Home" (Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art)
1998 "The Manga" (Museum of Contemporary Art/Tokyo)
1997 "De-genderism" (Setagaya Art Museum/Tokyo)
1992 "Private Diaries 10 Japanese Young Artists" (Contemporary Art Gallery, Art Tower Mito/Mito)
21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Takamatsu City Museum of Art,
The Deutsche Bank, Toyota Art Collection