Past Special Exhibition

MISHIMA KIMIYO : Play Watch Create

September 16 (Sat.) - November 26 (Sun.), 2023
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Mishima Kimiyo (1932-   ), with studios in Osaka City and Toki City, Gifu Prefecture, is known for her innovative work: ceramic expressions of newspapers, magazines, cardboard, and other material. Her work and creative career have evolved while spanning the worlds of ceramic expression and contemporary art.

Mishima began as a painter. In the 1960s she began to attract attention for her two-dimensional collages that applied scraps of magazines and newspapers to the canvas. In time she began to explore expressions of newspaper pages transferred to ceramic surfaces.

In a society inundated with information and mass consumption, Mishima’s work takes a humorous approach to the huge volume of newspapers, advertising flyers, and trash that is manufactured only to be discarded. At the same time, she conveys her view of the problems of modern society. Today, over 90 years of age, Mishima’s creative energy is still powered by her curiosity, and her international acclaim continues to grow.

This is Mishima Kimiyo’s largest solo exhibition to date. We introduce the creative world that Mishima envisions and continues to challenge, from her early works to her latest creations, including some never seen by the public before.


Gallery Ⅰ・Ⅱ, Museum of Modern Ceramic Art, Gifu
September 16 (Sat.) - November 26 (Sun.), 2023
Mondays (Except October 9), October 10 (Tue.)
10:00~18:00 (admission until 17:30)

Admission Fee:Adults ¥1000 (¥900) / College and university students ¥800 (¥700)
*Prices in ( ) indicate concessions for a group of 20 or more.
*Free admission for primary, secondary and high school students.
*Persons with disability or with intractable disease and one person accompanying them are admitted free of charge.

Museum of Modern Ceramic Art, Gifu
The Chunichi Shimbun
Ms. Kato Satoko

Workshop "Collage with transfer sheet "

Date October 22 (Sun.), 2023  13:3015:00
Project Room/ Museum of Modern Ceramic Art, Gifu
Recommended Age Suitable for elementary school student and above (Elementary school children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian)
Limit 15 people
Fee 700 yen

booking required(フォーム)[受付開始:916日(土)10:00~]

Workshop "Reuse -challenge! Let's make a fringe bag "

October 28 (Sat.), 2023  13:3015:30
Planning・Guidances ANN FASHON COLLEGE
Place Project Room/ Museum of Modern Ceramic Art, Gifu
Recommended Age Suitable for 3rd grade elementary students and above.
Limit 15 people
Fee 500 yen

booking required(フォーム)[受付開始:916日(土)10:00~]
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Gallery Tour

October 15 (Sun.) and November 12 (Sun.)   14:00~
Place Gallery Ⅰ・Ⅱ, Museum of Modern Ceramic Art, Gifu
Language Japanese
Fee Free of Charge (ticket is needed to enter the Gallery)