News





2017


Publishing
ARTETNATUREArt et Nature à Chaumont-sur-Loire
Director Chantal Colleu-Dumond,
Photographer Eric Sander
Publisher: Flammarion
176 pages, 40 euros, ISBN:978-2-0814-0824-1
Published in April 2017

ARBREAR(t)BRE
Writer: Martine Francillon
Publisher: La Manufacture de l'image, Paris
64 artists' artworks selected on an ecological point of view
256 pages, 25 x 30 cm, 38 euros, ISBN: 978-2-36669-020-0
Published in April 2017








2016


Installation "Water in a Bubble" purchased by E.P.C.C. Chemins du patrimoine en Finistère - Domain of Trévarez
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ART PROTECT (organization of the association AIDES and Yvon Lambert, Espace Fondation EDF)
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Workshop at the Jules Verne Primary school, Châteany-Malabry, France






December 2015


Guest professor - Okinawa Prefectral University of Arts, Japan
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Artist Talk - Tokyo Woman's Christian University, Japan
December 12, 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Grand lounge, '72 bld.






2015


Environmental art project study enters into the collection of
the CNAP (Centre national d'arts plastiques of the French Cultural Council)
Conception of an art project in the framework of the project "ART ET ENVIRONNEMENT"
Pays portes de Gascogne - Gers, France


Projet "Bateax perchés" -  Shigeko Hirakawa
BATEAUX

Projet "Notre mare" - Shigeko Hirakawa

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September 2015


Artist in Residence


Blue Takeoff - Winged Tree

Project the PLAD (Pôle Land Art Dépertemental)
Ferme de Chosal France - 74350 Copponex




 April 12 - October 13, 2014


Exhibition "Artist's Regard"
Domaine de Trévarez
EPCC Chemins du patrimoine en Finistère
Website of Finistère/ agenda

Artists :

Shigeko Hirakawa - Water Footprint project
François Méchain - Perspectives

Domaine de Trévarez
29520 Saint Goazec, Finistère, France




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Catalog "Shigeko Hirakawa, Regard d'artiste"
ISBN : 9782363061171
Published in June 2014
60 pages, text Colette Garraud
Publisher Bernard Chauveau, Paris - go to website



Shigeko Hirakawa's Artwork Water Footprint 

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In the Trévarez Domain, the project "Water Footprint" is composed of
 the installations "Water in a Bubble","Water Footprint" and of the performance "Follow the Water".

1800-ton-colored Water Performance :
- Festival of Rhododendron, 10 to 11 May,
- Rendezvous in the Gardens, 31 May to 1st June,
- European Heritage Days,20 to 21 September 2014





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Water in a Bubble (detail)  photo: Shigeko Hirakawa

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Installation "Water Footprint"  Photo: Shigeko Hirakawa

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Performance "Follow the Water"   Photo: Shigeko Hirakawa



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 Trévarez Domain, Saint Goazec, Finistère, France






 October 2013



Guest professor

Okinawa University of Fine Arts, Japan




October 26, 2013 - February 24, 2014



" Beyond My Dreams "
Group show

Royal Monastery of Brou, Museum of Brou

City of Bourg-en-Bresse, France

Exhibition in the framework of the Lyon Biennale 2013, Résonnance


General Commissioners : Magali Briat-Philippe, Fabrice Bassemon
Scientific Commissioner : Maris Deparis


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Site specific Installation "Angel of Fire" in the nave of the Royal Monastery of Brou, Shigeko Hirakawa 2013

Royal Monastery of Brou
63 boulevard de Brou
01000 Bourg-en-Bresse, France
www.bourgenbresse. fr
Centre des monuments nationaux

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Royal Monastery of Brou, national monument of France


Review on Franceinfo Radio, November 30, 2013
Review : Chroniques du chapeau noir, Claude Guibert






 September 14 - December 14, 2013



THE LABYRINTH OF VERSAILLES

FROM MYTHOLOGY TO PLAY


Organization of the City of Versailles, with the exceptional support from l'Etablissement public du Château de Versailles

City Library - Galerie des affaires etrangères
5, rue de l'Indépendance américaine
78000 Versailles, France




 July 30 - September 29, 2013



Muzeum Sztuki i Techniki Japonskiej manggha/ Museum of Japanese Art & Technology
organizes
 l'exhibition "Common Earth"

Shigeko Hirakawa, Wela/ Elisabeth Wierzbicka

ul. M. Konopnickiej 26  30-302 Krakow, Poland
Tel: 012 267 2703 & 012 267 3753
www.manggha.krakow.pl

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Red Trees      Shigeko Hirakawa


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One hectar per second   Shigeko Hirakawa



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Museum of Japanse Art & Technology manggha, Krakow





 April 27 - October 31, 2013


Jumièges - A ciel ouvert
In the framework of the 2nd Normandie impressionniste

Organization:
General Council of Seine-Maritime
Commissionner of exhibition:
Jean-Marc Barroso

Contact & Information:
Every day through to September 15, 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
From September 16, 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and  2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
24, rue Guillaume le Conquérant
76480 Jumièges
Tel. +33 (0) 2 35 37 24 02
www.abbayedejumieges.fr
www.normandie-impressionniste.fr

Artwork’s page


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Forgotten Mandala - labyrinth of meditation  June 2013  photo:S.H.





Forgotten Mandala  Video August 2013





 February 14, 2013



- Lecture at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts of Versailles in the framework of "the life and its energy" organized by the INRA
- Member of Jury, competition "Le vivant et son énergie" organized by the INRA (Jan.)







December 1er - 8, 2012



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EXHIBITION OF LOTS
DECEMBER 1st TO 8, 2012

AUCTION: SATURDAY DECEMBER 8 AT 2 P.M.

THE 15TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE MAISON DES ARTS OF MALAKOFF

Commissioners
Aude Cartier, Pierre Vialle


105 AVENUE DU 12 FEVRIER 1934
92240 MALAKOFF
FRANCE
+33 (0) 1 47 35 96 94
http://maisondesarts.malakoff.fr





October 2012



Conferences at universities in Tokyo, Nagoya and Kyoto, Japan







 July 1st - September 2012



l'atelier des EPHEMERES/ The Studio of "EPHEMERES"

Artists:

Dominique Bailly, Jean-Luc Bichaud, Sébastien Bourg /Sandra Aubry, Michel Brand, Betty Bui,
Costa, Marco Dessardo, Christophe Doucet, François Fréchet, Ibaï Hernandorena,
Shigeko Hirakawa, Paul Hossfeld, Cornelia Konrads, Jean-François Noble, Didier Trenet,
Jeanne Tzaut, Nils-Udo, Laurent Sfar, Jacques Vieille, Dimitri Xénakis

Pavillon culturel du château de Monbazillac, France
Organization of Les Rives de l'Art Association
http://www.lesrivesdelart.com/agenda2012/avenir.html








 June 16 - September 2012



Saint Privat Festival of Contemporary Art

Star's Field

- Way of St. James -
Artists:
Dominique Blaise
Shigeko Hirakawa
Perrine Lacroix & Véronique Vincent

Openning reception: June 16, 11 a.m.
St Privat d'Allier, Haute-Loire, France
Organization of  Les Contemporaines de Saint-Privat d'Allier
http://www.contemporaines-stprivat.fr/


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Grande Ourse Banc (Shigeko Hirakawa  photo:S.H.)








 April - November 7, 2012



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Program 2012, Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire (French)
Center of Arts and Nature (French)

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Celestial Fruit Tree (Shigeko Hirakawa)
The grounds of Goualoup








October 22 - December 11, 2011



ART DOCUMENT "Air in Peril - Forest of Photosynthesis"

One person show  Shigeko HIRAKAWA

Organization of Kanaz Forest of Creation in Japan

Video playlist of work in progress in Kanaz Forest of Creation



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Opening: October 22, 2011
Artist Talk: October 22, 2011
Workshop: October 23, 2011

Kanaz Forest of Creation
57-2-19, Miyatani, Awara, Fukui
919-0806 Japan
http://sosaku.jp

TEL:+81 (0)776-73-7800 
FAX:+81 (0)776-73-7805









 September 17 - October 29, 2011



Gallery Pascal Polar in Brussels presents:

Group  Show

Emmanuel Barcilon (fr)
Godfried Donkor (ghana)
Didier Hagege (fr)
Eduardo Infante (sp)
Lance Letscher (usa)
Musa (fr-sudan)
Alberto Reguera (sp)
Chéri Samba (congo)
Miguel Sancho (fr-sp)
Shigeko Hirakawa ( jp)
Karl Waldmann (de)




GALERIE PASCAL POLAR
108 chaussée de Charleroi
1060 Bruxelles
Open Tuesday - Saturday
2-7pm & upon request
tel: +32 (0)2 537 81 36
fax: +32 (0)2 537 81 61
www.pascalpolar.be









June 25 - September 18, 2011



Ve BIENNALE INTERNATIONALE D'ART CONTEMPORAIN DE MELLE/

THE 5TH INTERNATIONAL BIENNALE OF CONTEMPORARY ART IN MELLE

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Artists:

Christian Boltanski, Céline Boyer, Gilles Clément, Pascal Colrat, Thierry Fontaine, Ha Cha Youn,
Mona Hatoum, Shigeko Hirakawa, Gary Hill, Jason Karaïndros, Kôichi Kurita, Sébastien Laval, Claude Lévêque,
Cristina Lucas, Adrian Paci, Mathieu Pernot, Dominique Robin,
Massinissa Selmani, Chiharu Shiota,
Kristina Solomoukha, Max Streicher, Barthélémy Toguo, Paul Virilio, Fang Wen.
Ainsi que la chorégraphe Claire Servant et l’écrivain François Bon.

City Hall of  Niort
Max Streicher exhibits "Dung Beetle".


Commissioner:
Dominique Truco

Exhibition:
Open Hour from Tuesday to Sunday, 11 a.m. - 19 p.m.
Entrance free

Information:
Tourism Office
Tel: +33(0)5 49 29 15 10
City of Melle, France
contact@ville-melle.fr
www.biennale-melle.fr


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Human Rainbow 2011 (11 m high)   Shigeko Hirakawa





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World's Change 2011 (3.8 m x 2.8 m)   Shigeko Hirakawa






June 2 - July 28, 2011



Spring Exhibition

Gallery Pascal Vanhoecke presents gallery's artists.

Michaël BURGES
Rober GLIGOROV
Hervé SZYDLOWSKI
Olivier de CAYRON
José-Manuel BALLESTER
François CALVAT
Frédéric LECOMTE
Philippe ANGOT
Daniel LACOMME
Shigeko HIRAKAWA
Jean-Jacques GUIONNET


Galerie Pascal Vanhoecke
14 bis, rue du Docteur Gosselin
94230 Cachan, France
www.galeriepascalvanhoecke.com








January 27 - 30, 2011





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Solo show "Hélioflore" in Marseille

In the framework of the International Year of Chemistry 2011 designed by the U.N.E.S.C.O.,
the French Union of Chemical Industries (U.I.C.) organize four events in four large French cities.
Shigeko Hirakawa's new arrtwork "Helioflore" was realized for the first event of the Year 2011 and
 exhibited in the City of Marseille. 

L'Art en la Matière, Artwork in Marseille



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Hélioflore/ Fleur photovoltaïque 2008 - 2011:
4m high, 6.2m in diameter, 
solar panels and technical equipement, painted iron, plexiglas, LED, lightening conductor 







October 22 - 25, 2010


CHIC ART FAIR

The First CHIC Contemporary Art Fair
Cité de la mode et du design
34, quai d'Austerlitz
75013 Paris
Information







October 13 - December 15, 2010

Solo Show "Human Rainbow"

Shigeko Hirakawa
Maison des Arts d'Antony

Organization of the City of Antony
Hauts de Seine, France



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Human Rainbow: 12m high, 2.7m in diameter
Photo: Shigeko Hirakawa


Maison des Arts d'Antony
Parc Bourdeau
20, rue Velpeau
92160 Antony
FRANCE
Information: +33(0)1 40 96 31 50

Web site of the City









July 3 - August 29, 2010

Exhibition "Rouen impressionnée"


"When Contemporary Art Takes over Landcapes"
Organization of the City of Rouen


Artists and Groups:
Arne Quinze
Shigeko Hirakawa
François Cavelier
Olivier Darné et le Parti Poétique
Echelle Inconnue
Jérôme Toq'r

Commissioner: Laure Delamotte-Legrand

Further information:  www.rouenimpressionnee.fr


Project "Appel d'air"of Shigeko Hirakawa in the Jardin des Plantes in Rouen: Opening June 26, 2010
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Photo: Shigeko Hirakawa



Slideshow: "Appel d'air" installation, photo credit: Jean-Pierre Sageot

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Slideshow: "Appel d'air" installation, photo credit: Jean-Pierre Sageot

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February 1 - 4, 2010

Workshop
Jean Ray Elementary School in the Bugue, France
Supported by the Education Nationale of France








August 28 - September 6, 2009


Exhibition "Altering Landscapes"


Place: Around Quai des Forces Motrices in Genève, Swiss
Organization: Health and Climate Foundation
(Head Office in Washington DC, USA)

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Air, Lung in Genève   photo: Shigeko Hirakawa

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August 1st - September 30, 2009

Exhibition "Ephémères"


Tour through the six villages : Saturday, August 1st 2009, at 14:30 in Cadouin in Dordogne, France
Opening reception : August 1st, at 19:00

Organization: Association "Les Rives de l'Art" contemporary art
www.lesrivesdelart.com

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Winged Tree in Alles en Dordogne   photo:shigeko Hirakawa


Thanks to:
Mayors of the six municipalities
Departmental Council of Dordogne
Country of the Grand Bergeracois, France
Leader + and the European Union






June 4 - June 30, 2009

Solo Show - Shigeko Hirakawa 

"Dream of Tree - Samar"



Organized by the Luois Pasteur Junior High-school in Noyon, France
Within the framework of thier first residency program

(stay for the residency from May 10 to the beginning of June, 2009)


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Commissioner: Fred Faraüs
Supported by the Department Council of Oise, France


Gallery and open-air space
Louis Pasteur Junior High-school
Rue de Sablière
60400 Noyon, France







March - June, 2009

 Shows and Workshops

Workshops organized by the Artothèque of the Aisne, France
from March through to June

Exhibitions from June 13 to 26, 2009

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Shigeko Hirakawa's Workshops: Louis Sandra Junior High School in Anizy-le-Château, Paul Claudel High School in Laon

Commissioner: Martine Viet, Association Arène Collecion/ Artothèque de l'Aisne 
Supported by the Regional Council of Picardie, the Department Council of the Aisne, the Comunities' Educational Directions, etc.








March 4 - May 6, 2009


The NACT Annual Show of Contemporary Art
Artist File 2009

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(Newsletter March-April 2009)



Installation "Tree of Photosynthesis, Tokyo 2009"

Three 15m high trees, about 4000 discs, photochromic pigment


(Newsletter February-March 2009)








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"Tree of Photosythesis, Tokyo 2009" at sunset   Shigeko Hirakawa


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September 16 - October 31, 2008

Solo Show - Shigeko Hirakawa

"New York Multi-divers(c)ity"
Photo Documentary Exhibition

Organized by the Multimedia Library and the City of Choisy-le-Roi, France
Within the framework of "Amérique Toutes!"


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Multimedia Library/ Médiathèque Louis Aragon
94000 Choisy-le -Roi, France
Information: +33 (0)1 48 92 44 60









May 29 - June 27, 2008

Solo Show - Shigeko Hirakawa


Presented by Gallery Pascal Vanhoecke
Environmental Art - photos & videos of installations

Within the framework of the Biannual of the City of Cachan, France
On the theme of Sustainable Development

Opening, May 29, 2008, at 6 p.m.
 
Exhibition, May 29 to June 27, 2008
Opening hours, Tuesday to Friday, 2p.m. to 6 p.m.


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Tree of Photosythesis    Shigeko Hirakawa







Galerie Pascal Vanhoecke
14bis, avenue du Docteur Gosselin
94230 Cachan, France
RER B, Arcueil-Cachan









June 8 - 18, 2008

The 11th Fête de l'Eau / Festival of Water in Wattwiller
(Alsace in France)

"En eaux troubles"
June 8 through to June 18, 2008
Opening : Sunday, June 8, 2008, at 11 A.M. 
 
Installations' sites are open every day from 2p.m. to 7p.m.
Free guides for the show available


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Luminous Water    Shigeko Hirakawa




Artists :

François Bénard
Bernadette Delrieu
Shigeko Hirakawa
Armand Lestard
Natacha Nisic
Francisco Ruiz de Infante et Christian Sébille
Gwenaël Stamm 
Compagny Studios of spectacle : Jean-Pierre Larroche, Jeanne Gailhoustet, Balthazar Daninos,
Thomas Lanette Trainees of the IEAC of Guebwiller with Anne-Marie Schoen
Students of the Quai of Mulhouse with Jan-Claire Steven
(Thierry Heinz and Nicolas Brobecker, Jonathan Naas, Erik Avert,
Angélique Kerval, Eve Simon, Clotilde Azam and Alicia Scott-Zibret, Cécile Collin, Efi Granklaten )   




Artists' educational interventions for children and their works are presented during the exhibition :

o François Bénard and CM1 of Agnès Nuss in Uffholtz.
o Shigeko Hirakawa and CP of Wattwiller with Dominique Ackermann
o Gwenaël Stamm and CM1 with Marie-Paule Ermel of Tilleuls de Cernay.
o Kindergarden's children of Wattwiller with Sylvie de Meurville.
o Eléonore Dumas with le périscolaire Les sourcinelles of Wattwiller
o Collective la Lucarne (Fanny Munsch, Eléonore Dumas et Céline Helderlé)
with a group of youth of the Institut St André in Cernay with Eva Carat on the theme of Wild Dreams




Commissioner of exhibition and press contact : Sylvie de Meurville
fetedeleau@wanadoo.fr
www.fetedeleauwattwiller.org









March 25 - April 6, 2008

Exhibition "Need of Air"
 
Reception, April 1st, 2008, at 6:30pm 
City Hall of the 18th District of Paris
 

Artists and artworks:

Shigeko Hirakawa, "Air, Lung", "Connected Air" 
Samuel Rousseau, "Diver"


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Connected Air    Shigeko Hirakawa



Exhibition organized in the framework of "Paris fait sa comédie!"



Exhibitions in parallel at the six city halls in Paris:
V, VI, IX, XI, XII and XVIII districts
 
 
City Hall of the 18th District of Paris
1, place Jules Joffrin
75877 PARIS cedex 18
Standard: +33 (0) 1 53 41 18 18
Métro: Jules Joffrin
Open hours :
Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 5:00pm
Thirsday, 8:30am to 7:30pm
Saturday, 9:00am to 0:30pm
http://www.mairie18.paris.fr








October 3 - October 13, 2007

Artotheque Arene Collection (Laon, France)
Presents New Collection


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Tree of Photosythesis    Shigeko Hirakawa



la Maison des Arts et Loisirs
place Aubry 02000 LAON



CHABERT Cyprien, CUECO Henry, DEBRE Olivier, ERRO, FROMANGER Gérard, HIRAKAWA Shigeko,
LEVISTE Delphine, NEMOURS Aurélie, NILS-UDO, PRAS Bernard, STOCKMAN Marc,
TITUS-CARMEL Gérard, TROUVE Tatiana, WATTEL Adriana


Supported by :
City of Laon, Regional Council of Picardie, Departement Council of l'Aisne, France



Contact :
Association Arene Collection
41, rue du Colombier
02000 LAON, France
Tél: 33 (0)6 79 58 28 56








September 29 - November 17, 2007


Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning (New York, U.S.A.)
Presents

"Jamaica Flux"
WORKSPACE & WINDOWS 2007



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Tree of Photosythesis in the King Manor Park in Jamaica, New York            Artwork & Photos: Shigeko Hirakawa



September 29, 2007 through November 17, 2007
Companion exhibition at JCAL: September 29, 2007 through January 12, 2008


Opening Reception with Artists' and Curators Talks:
Saturday, September 29, 2007, begins 10:00AM


Artists

On/Megumi Akiyoshi, Grimanesa Amoros, Shelly Bahl, Aileen Bassis, Lishan Chang, Jon Cuyson, Stephanie Dinkins,
Shigeko Hirakawa, Leslie Hewitt & William Cordova, Christopher K.Ho, Akiko Ichikawa, Soon Jin Jo,
Susan Kleinberg, Haejae Lee, Diane Meyer, Carol Pereira, Jenny Polak, Ruey-Shiann Shyu, Lisa C. Soto,
Anna Stein & Athena Robles, Steed Taylor, Wei Weng & Heather Hart, Saya Woolfalk,
The Rider Project (featuring Michele Gambetta, Landon Jones, Adam Lister, Mary Pinto and Mark Rentschler)


Curators

Project Director/Curator: Heng-Gil Han
Co-Curator: Koan Jeff Baysa, Juliana Driever, Olu Oguibe
Curatorial Assistant: Aniko Erdosi


Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning
161-04 Jamaica Avenue, Jamaica, NY 11432, U.S.A.
Tel: 1-718-658-7400
http://www.jcal.org

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July 10 - September 30, 2007

The City of Fontenay-le-Comte, France, organizes

Parcours contemporain / Contemporary Course
"On the Surface of Water"

Site Specific Installations in the Histrical Center of the City



Crater of Water 

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Crater of Water 2007. glass, soil, water, water pump, iron   (artwork & photo:Shigeko Hirakawa)



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Selected Artists:

Henni Alftan
Jean-Luc Bichaud
Armelle Caron
Eric Gouret
Shigeko Hirakawa
Ange Leccia (FRAC)
Julia Pallone
Patrick Tosani (FRAC)

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Parcours contemporain
Maison Jean Chevolleau
4, rue des Halles
85200 Fontenay-le-Comte
France
TEL :+33 (0)2 28 13 01 05










June 15 - September 30, 2007

Solo Show - Shigeko Hirakawa
Tree of Photosynthesis

Organized by the Mining Museum of the Nord/Pas-de-Calais  in France

Within the Framework of the Energy Science Center


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Information and Review (French version only)

www.chm-lewarde.com
culture.fr
art-nature-project21.org
http://www.fr.emb-japan.go.jp/jp_fr/culture
http://www.culture-commune.fr
http://www.amcsti.fr/article
pays-du-nord.fr....Centre_Historique_Minier_de_Lewarde 






April 19 - June 10, 2007



Vers Paris/ To Paris,

Dream of Painters for One Hundred Years

Museum of the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music

The 120th Anniversary of the Foundation of the University
Artists having worked in France from the age of Meiji to the age of Heisei


Artists

Seiki Kuroda, Keiichiro Kume, Hosui Yamamoto, Raphaël Collin, Eisaku Wada, Chu Asai, Shotaro Koyama,
Takeji Fujishima, Ryuzaburo Umehara, Sotaro Yasui, Yuzo Saeki, Narashige Koide, Kanji Maeda,
Tsuguharu Fujita, Ryohei Koiso, Takeshi Hayashi, Katuzo Satomi, Takeo Yamaguchi, Taro Okamoto,
Gyoji Nomiyama, Keiichi Tate, Junko Frank, Eikichi Iwata, Sho Fukumoto, Tetsumi Kudo, Toshiaki Tsukui,
Noriko Tawara, Masaru Sakuraba, Mitsumasa Okumura, Toru Masaki, Mitsuko Mori, Kazuyo Oshima,
Shigeko Hirakawa, Hideo Morie, Masahiro Kanno, Yoshio Ogawa, Toshinari Sato, Emanuel Schamelhout



Tuesday to Sunday, 10am. to 5pm.
(closed Monday)



Museum of the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music
12-8, Ueno-Koen, Taito-ku, Tokyo 110-8714, Japan
Tel: +81 (0)3-5777-8600
http://www.geidai.ac.jp
http://www.nikkei.co.jp


Review
(Japanese version only)

http://www.dnp.co.jp/artscape/exhibition/review/070515_07.html
http://plaza.rakuten.co.jp/inunohanasaki/diary/20070504/







February 24 - March 23, 2007

"Japanese Painting"


Opening: February 24 at 5pm
Organization of the Saint Quentin City, France

10 artist group show
Performances

Gallery Saint-Jacques
14, rue de la Sellerie - 02100 Saint Quentin, France

Entrance free

Open hours:
week day from 1pm to 6pm
Saturday and Sunday from 2pm to 6pm

Japon Creation, Centre d'Art Actif Lesur & Yamaha M.B.K.








October 9 - December 2, 2006

Solo Show - Shigeko Hirakawa


Organized by the Direction of Cultural Development of the City of Argenteuil in France

"Tree of Photosynthesis" - new artwork

(Realization with the full support of the City of Argenteuil)


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Tree of Photosynthesis in daylight, Grounds of the City of Argenteuil October 2006


Tree of Photosynthesis

 
"Tree of Photosynthesis" has been produced for the first time in Argenteuil. "Tree of Photosynthesis" is the key element of the project
« Air in Peril » which was conceived in 2004 - in the same year I produced "Molecule of Oxygen" in New York.
The 20-meter-high tree tries to revive photosynthesis, coloring the forests with 1500 plastic discs which contain photochromic pigments. The plastic leaves with photochromic pigments react in proportion to the quantity of ultraviolet rays and are violet while receiving solar rays but become translucent milky-white by night.

This startling "Tree of Photosynthesis" might make people reflect for a moment on the relationship between nature and human activities.  (S. H.)


Grounds of the City Hall of Argenteuil
12-14, Bd Léon-Féix 95100 Argenteuil
DDC of the City
Tel : +33 (0)1 34 23 44 70
 
Access : RER C, 10 - 20mn from St Lazarre Stn. to Argenteuil 
10mn walk from Argenteuil Stn. to the City Hall
 
Open (Grounds and Park) : Monday to Saturday, 8am to 7pm
 
Video of the project (10mn) in the City Hall
Monday to Friday 8:30am to 5pm,
Saturday 8:30am to noon 



Review

"Shigeko Hirakawa à Argenteuil"





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sunset time


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September 9 to 23, 2006

Inaugural Exhibition of the new space in Paris of Gallery Pascal Vanhoecke

presents the artists of the gallery.

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July 2006 - July 2007


The Pollock-Krasner Foundation (NY, U.S.A.) Grant Holder







June 10 - end of September 2006
  The province of Liege in Belgium organizes the open-air Exhibition
"Poetic Spaces" at the Chateau of Jehay.

Commissioner of Exhibition: Philippe Hoonaert


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Winged Trees 2006
Site specific installation: conception in February 2006, realization in May-June 2006
5 wings from 4m to 9m, installation for three trees

Certain trees produce seeds equipped with a wing of thin skin. The wing permits seeds to go far away in the wind. The wing of the seed of maple is so well shaped that it looks like the wing of dragonfly. Could the rooted trees dream to fly themselves? I will try to make their dream come true."
Inspired by a winged seed of maple, I conceived this project of site specific installation in February 2006 and realized it in May-June 2006 at the Chateau of Jehay in Belgium. (Shigeko HIRAKAWA)


Château de Jehay  tel: + 32 (0) 85 82 44 00
info@chateaujehay.be
Cultural Service of the Province of Liege, Belgium

ep.culture@prov-liege.be
http://culture.prov-liege.be





May 20 - 21,  2006
  Festival de l'Oh
Organization by Choisy-le-Roi City
Partenership from the Prefectrial Council of the Val de Marne

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May 5 - July 2, 2006




  The Biannial of Contemporary Art - The Environnementales
At Tecomah in Jouy-en-Josas, France

Commissioner of Exhibition: Jean-Marc Barroso


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Gods' Slide 2006

The whole of our planet has been transformed into a gigantic economic garden, in which everything is considered in terms of monetary value. In the meantime, the planet has been suffering from its evil effects such as greenhouse effects and climate changes, threatening lives on Earth. I have been working with the French environment for more than two decades; the global vision described above, however, makes me and my work turn more and more toward larger, planetary environmental concerns.

In Japan, the garden was originally a secluded place where people, wishing to cultivate the fields successfully in the midst of savage nature, prayed to calm the soul of nature. Once upon a time, we had 8,000,000 gods. Amongst these were two gods of the garden – one was NIWATSUHIKO and the other was his brother, NIWATSUHINOHIKO, the sun of the garden. Both of them were the sons of the god of agriculture and helped people to maintain morale.

In order to calm our fear faced with the anger of nature and bring peace to our souls, I have decided to create a landmark which would guide and help the gods in descending to earth. It is well known that Gods came down to earth from their country TAKAMAGAHARA with the help of high trees. I thus came to the idea of making a large-scale slide suspended on high trees with which the gods would came down more easily.

It took me two and a half days to find two suitable high trees for the project in the domain of Tecomah (School of Environment). They are about 30m high. The length of the Gods' Slide, calculated from the dimension of the trees, is 66m. The vertical dimension of the installation is 20m x 10m. Two sorts of technical fabrics (aluminium and PVC) are used. Other materials are 100 hoops, ropes etc. I conceived the Gods' Slide concept in winter 2004 and realized it in 2006 over two and a half months. The exhibition was held by the School of Environment as the Biennial of Contemporary Art "With and In Nature" from May 5 to July 2, 2006.

Gods' Slide: conception in November 2004, realization in March-April 2006
66m long in total, technic fabrics (aluminium, pvc) for agriculture, 100 hoops
Installation: two trees 30m high,



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September 23 - November 6, 2005
  Monos Gallery presents



Michael BURGES (D)

Shigeko HIRAKAWA (J)

Invited artist :
Ulrike BOLENZ (D)



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partial view of the exhibition

Monos Gallery
www.monosgallery.com
Rue Henri Blès 39,
4000 Liège
Belgique
Tel : +32 4 224 16 00
Fax :+32 4 224 21 55
E-mail : info@monosgallery.com




 


February 25 - March 27, 2005

Mining Museum in the Nord/Pas de Calais, France, Presents


Shigeko Hirakawa's show
outdoor installation "Air, Lung"





project drawings





Museum of Mine /Musée de la Mine
Centre Historique Minier
www.chm-lewarde.com
Fosse Delloye BP39
59287 Lewarde
France
Tel : +33 (0)3 27 5 82 82
Fax :+33 (0)3 27 95 82 83


Review by Marika Prevosto

 


January 15 - February 26, 2005

One person Show

"Air & Water"


Gallery Parisud Gallery Parisud







installation "Sky - Water"










video



project drawings


Gallery Parisud
www.parisud.net
Wednesday-Saturday, 2pm - 5pm�@
14bis, rue du Dr Gosselin,
94230 Cachan
France
TEL/FAX : +33 (0) 1 49 86 59 24


Review by Marika Prevosto in art-nature-project




 
Novembre 17, 2004
Lecture "Environmental Art & Garden"
  Novembre 17, 11:00am

Ecole supérieure Estienne des arts et industries graphiques
The 19th Cultural Week on the theme of GARDENS
18 boulevard Auguste-Blanqui,
75013 Paris, France

 
October 21 - 25, 2004
ARTPARIS
Louvre Carrousel
 
With C.I.A.C.C. Gallery Pascal Vanhoecke

 
June 27 - July 19, 2004
Artist in Residence at Art Omi
New York, U.S.A.



Outdoor installation : Molecule of Oxygen 2004
25m long, inflatable element with 4 ventilators, bubble machine
(Opening Day, July 18, 2004)

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inflatable structure
2.2m high x  1.8m of diameter





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Indoor installation : Air in Danger
Drawings of Molecule of Oxygen, Tree of Photosynthesis and Bubbles
Inflatable sculptures, etc.
(Opening Day, July 18, 2004)


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visit Art Omi "invited artists 2004" page

Shigeko Hirakawa thanks so much to all the people who she met at Art Omi
for the excellent experience as well as the encounters she could do.


 
June 5 - September 5, 2004
Contemporary Art Journey in the country
"des toiles et des astres"
opening : june 4, 2004

Solar System 2004
Solar System 2004

Solar System 2004
Solar System 2004, partial view


Maison Pierres & Nature
Le Bourg -  35420  Mellé
France
Tél: 02 99 17 14 25
Des Toiles et des Astres



 
June 24 - September 10, 2004
Exhibit : project drawings of the 16 finalists
(the contemporary art competition for the "Forêt de Sénart")


photomontage for "Roue Aerienne"
photomontage for "Air Wheel"

Drawing for "molecule d'oxygène"
drawing for "Molecule of Oxygen"



Office National des Forêts
La Faisanderie
Forêt de Sénart
France


 
September - December, 2003
Fellowship holder of the Agency of Cultural Affairs of the Japanese Government.
3-month-stay in New York City for multi-culatural artists research.