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KUME Atsushi

Position

Senior Curator
(current as of April 2022)

Research Themes

  • Art in Hokkaido
  • Contemporary art
  • Sculpture

Curated Exhibitions

  • Passage: New French Art (Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, 1998)
  • Matsushima Masayuki (Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, 2000)
  • Ikeda Masuo (Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, 2001)
  • Art for the Spirits (Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, 2001)
  • The Sculptures of Yasuda Kan (Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, 2003)
  • Nanmosa Masayuki Nagare Sculptures (Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, 2004)
  • Hokkaido Art 1970-1990 (Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, 2005)
  • Dalí multifaceted (Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, 2007)
  • The World of Sunazawa Bikky's Sketches (Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, 2007)
  • Yuzo Saeki: un peintre de génie qui a achevé ses jours à Paris (Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, 2008)
  • The Paintings of Rumiko Sugiyama (Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, 2009)
  • Trends in Contemporary Wood Carving (Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, 2010)
  • The Sculpture of Norihiro Nakae: Beyond Time (Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, 2010)
  • The Literature of Takahashi Kiichiro: Living in the Great Northland (Hokkaido Museum of Literature, 2013)
  • Ueda Sokyu, Kaneko Otei, Kuwahara Suiho: Three Northern Stars of Contemporary Calligraphy (Hakodate Museum of Art, Hokkaido, 2013)
  • Rey Camoy Retrospective: On the 30th anniversary of his death (Hakodate Museum of Art, Hokkaido, 2015)

Guest Curations

  • Iron and Space (Gallery Monma, 2013)

Columns

  • Commentary on artists, Passage: New French Art exhibition catalogue, Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, 1998
  • "Matsushima Masayuki: The Man and His Work" and commentary on works, Matsushima Masayuki exhibition catalogue, Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, 2000
  • "Five Views Toward Eternity," in Art for the Spirits exhibition catalogue, Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, 2001
  • "The Sense-World of Yasuda Kan: Genealogy of Forms," in The Sculptures of Yasuda Kan exhibition catalogue, Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, 2003
  • "Nagare Dictionary, First Edition," in Nanmosa Masayuki Nagare Sculptures exhibition catalogue, Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, 2004
  • "Hokkaido Art of the 1970s and 1980s," in Hokkaido Art 1970-1990 exhibition list of works, Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, 2005
  • "Dalí's Visual Expressions: Image Sequences and Shock Montages" and commentary on works, Dalí multifaceted exhibition catalogue, Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, 2007
  • Commentary on artists, Cezanne-ism exhibition project plan, Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, 2008
  • Chapters and commentary on works, Yuzo Saeki: un peintre de génie qui a achevé ses jours à Paris exhibition catalogue, Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, 2008
  • "Sugiyama Rumiko: Light Abiding in Color," in The Paintings of Rumiko Sugiyama exhibition pamphlet, Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, 2009
  • "The Now of Nakae Norihiro: Escaping Time and Space," in The Sculpture of Norihiro Nakae: Beyond Time exhibition pamphlet, Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, 2010
  • "Kiichiro the Artist," in The Literature of Takahashi Kiichiro: Living in the Great Northland exhibition catalogue, Hokkaido Museum of Literature, 2013
  • "Thoughts on the Red Self-Portrait" and chapter commentary, Rey Camoy Retrospective: On the 30th anniversary of his death exhibition catalogue, Hakodate Museum of Art, Hokkaido, 2015
  • Introductory text, 3D Expression in Hokkaido exhibition catalogue, Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art (rental), 2006, 2008
  • "Gathering at Harukayama," in Harukayama Art Fort 2013 exhibition catalogue, 2013
  • "For the Imagination to Open Up the Future," in Contemporary Figurative Art, Hokkaido No. 6 exhibition catalogue, 2012

Other

Lectures and Presentations

  • "Thoughts on Art Literacy," Arte Piazza Bibai, 2011
  • "Arte Piazza Bibai and the Art Museum," 6th Art Museum Conference, Art Piazza Bibai, 2017
  • "Can an Art Museum Transform a Community?," FY2015 New Downtown Goryokaku Council Regular Meeting, 2015
  • "Museum-Centered Community Development," Asahikawa Sculpture Festa 2017 Lecture Meeting (dialogue), 2017
  • "Art Gallery Hokkaido: Can a Collection Save a Community?," Hokkaido University of Education Iwamizawa Campus, Lectures on Museum Education, 2019
  • "Area Studies and Exhibition Planning," research and writing, Hokkaido University Recurrent Curator Training Program, Hokkaido University, 2019

Columns

  • Author, "Seasonal Review: Art" column, Hokkaido Shimbun Evening Edition, 2007-16
  • Author, "Hokkaido Art Area 21st Century" column, Hokkaido Shimbun, 2008-10

Part-time Lecturer

  • CAI Art School, "A Curator Thinks Out Loud," 2006-12
  • Sappporo School of the Arts, "Modern and Contemporary Art History," 2006-08 
  • Sapporo Otani Junior College, "Contemporary Art Theory," 2003-11