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NAKAMURA Seiji

Position

Vice-director, Curator
(current as of April 2022)

Research Themes

  • Art in Hokkaido
  • American art of the 1960s
  • Museology

Curated Exhibitions

  • Sacred Images (Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, 1989)
  • Victor Vasarely (Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, 1993)
  • Abstract Paintings of Hokkaido (Hokkaido Asahikawa Museum of Art, 1997)
  • Susumu Sato Retrospective (Hokkaido Asahikawa Museum of Art, 1997)
  • Scandinavian Landscape Painting in the Nineteenth Century (Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, 2002)
  • Enku 2005 (Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, 2005)
  • Hiroshi Abe’s Animal Orchestra (Hokkaido Asahikawa Museum of Art, 2009)
  • Ultraman Art (Hokkaido Asahikawa Museum of Art, 2010)
  • Ten'ei Abe Retrospective (Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, 2012)
  • Abstract Paintings by Tatsuoki Nambata and His Contemporaries (Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, 2014)
  • Art Chronicle: 500 Years from Our Collection (Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, 2014)
  • Santaro Takahashi Exhibition (Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, 2015)
  • Godzilla at the Museum (Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, 2016)
  • Kotaro Migishi Exhibition for Children (Migishi Kotaro Museum of Art, Hokkaido, 2018)
  • Inuit Wall Hangings (Kushiro Art Museum, Hokkaido, 2018)

Writings

  • Chapter commentary, other writings and editing, Japanese Realism 1920s-50s exhibition catalogue, Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, 1992
  • "Abstract Paintings of Victor Vasarely," other writings, translation, and editing, Victor Vasarely exhibition catalogue, The Japan Association of Art Museums, etc., 1993
  • Chapter commentary, other writings and editing, Susumu Sato Retrospective exhibition catalogue, Hokkaido Asahikawa Museum of Art, 1997
  • "Photography, Urban Studies, Distance," in "Sketches 2000 Asahikawa" Photo Collection, Hokugen Photo Group, 2001
  • "The Blue Paintings of Late Nineteenth Century Scandinavia," other writings, translation, and editing, Scandinavian Landscape Painting in the Nineteenth Century exhibition catalogue, The Japan Association of Art Museums, etc., 2002
  • "Enku Buddhas in Hokkaido," in Enku 2005 exhibition catalogue, Chunichi Shimbun, 2005
  • "The Plan for the Ultraman Art Exhibition," other writings and editing, Ultraman Art exhibition catalogue, Hokkaido Shimbun Press, 2010
  • "The World of Abe Hiroshi's Writings and Picture Books," in Hiroshi Abe's Animal Orchestra exhibition catalogue, Shuppan Kobo Miru, etc., 2011
  • "A Walk in Harukayama Art Fort," in Harukayama Art Fort 2011 exhibition catalogue, Harukayama Art Fort Executive Committee, 2011
  • Co-author, Abe Ten-ei as a Young Artist: Exploring a Deep Sea of Images, Kyobunsha, 2012
  • "On the Santaro Takahashi Exhibition at the Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art," other writings and editing, Birth of a Woodworker, Birth of Form, Nakanishi Publishing Co., 2015
  • Commentary on works, Godzilla at the Museum exhibition catalogue, Hokkaido Shimbun Press, 2016
  • "The Plan for Art of Uneasy Poetry," other writings and editing, Art of Uneasy Poetry exhibition catalogue, Migishi Kotaro Museum of Art, Hokkaido, 2018
  • Commentary, "Enjoy One Special Piece: Chagall's Flowers above Paris," Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art Collection Gallery, 2020
  • Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art gallery concept text, in Sapporo International Art Festival "SIAF2020 INDEX", Sapporo International Art Festival Executive Committee, 2021
  • “On creativity and publicness of making museum collection,” Museum Studies, vol.57, no.3, 2022.

Other

  • ​​​​​Member, Sapporo Art Exhibition Executive Committee and Artist Selection Committee, 2002-03 
  • Researcher, Northern Region Art Project, Northern Regions Academic Information Center, Hokkaido Asai Gakuen University, 2003-04
  • Part-time Lecturer, Hokkaido University (Western Art), 2004
  • Member, Editorial Committee, Music Criticism Quarterly Gauche, 2005-10
  • Lecturer, "Enku Buddhas in Hokkaido," Tomakomai City Museum, 2006
  • Ultraman Art Exhibition Talk (dialogue), The Museum of Modern Art, Ibaraki, 2011
  • Part-time Lecturer, Sapporo Otani University, 2013-16 (Contemporary Art), 2022- (Art in Hokkaido)
  • Hokkaido Shimbun "Art Kaleidoscope" project collaboration, 2014-17
  • Member, Otaru City Museum of Art Advisory Council and Materials Preservation Committee, 2014-15, 2020-2022
  • SIAF2020 Curator for Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art and Migishi Kotaro Museum of Art, Hokkaido, 2018-21