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TAKAHASHI YOSHIHIKO playtime


TAKAHASHI YOSHIHIKO playtime

enigma, 2019, Private Collection, Photo by SAIKI Taku

Takahashi Yoshihiko (b. 1958) studied glass-working at Tama Art University. While still at university, he took part in the World Crafts Council in Kyoto, as a result of which he decided to become a glass artist. Inspired by the overseas artists at the Council who were breaking new ground in free expression using glass, he went on to incorporate various techniques into his practice to bring out glass’s diverse characteristics.

In particular, his hot-worked pieces crafted from melted glass make the most of the viscosity and movement of the glass he senses while making them. Their gentle forms and smooth surfaces are shaped with economical movements while controlling the fundamental forces brought to bear on the material, such as the weight and centrifugal force of melted glass. Working on the glass in an almost playful manner while engaging in a dialogue with its responses, Takahashi creates works that have a somehow mysterious appearance and arouse curiosity as to their texture.

This exhibition provides an introduction to Takahashi’s practice in recent years and features a number of works newly created for the occasion. From pieces such as enigma, in which different parts are combined like a collage, and The things I left behind, which arose from confronting living itself, viewers will get a sense of the appeal of the artist’s work.

Venue:

Toyama Glass Art Museum 3F Exhibition Room 3

Dates:

Saturday, 6 March 2021 – Tuesday, 22 June 2021

Hours:

9:30-18:00 (until 20:00 on Fridays and Saturdays) 
*Latest admission is 30 minutes before closing

*On the opening day, the exhibition will open after the opening ceremony (starting at 10:30)

Closed:

17 March, 7 April, 21 April, 12 May, 19 May, 9 June, 16 June

Organized by:

Toyama Glass Art Museum

Supported by:

THE KITANIPPON SHIMBUN, THE TOYAMA SHIMBUN, Kitanihon Broadcasting Co., Ltd., TULIP-TV INC., TOYAMA TELEVISION BROADCASTING CO., LTD.


enigma, 2019, Collection of the artist, Photo by SAIKI Taku
Right, Left: The things I left behind, 2019, Collection of the artist, Photo by SAIKI Taku
klesha 2019, Haruki Nagano Collection, Photo by SAIKI Taku
Clear vessels, Stemware, Glass, iroglass, 2015-2020, Collection of the artist
Photo by SAIKI Taku


Admission

General Public 800 yen (600 yen) College Student 600 yen (500 yen)

*Combined ticket with Interaction Souls in Synchronicity is available as below. General Public 1,200 yen (1,000 yen), College Student 800 yen (600 yen)

*Combined ticket with Exhibition from April, 2021 is available as below. General Public 1,400 yen (1200 yen), College Student 1,200 yen (1,000 yen)

*Price in brackets for groups of 20 or more.

*Admission fee is free for high school students and younger.

*Tickets also allow admission to the Permanent Exhibition.


Related Programs

●Exhibition 「TAKAHASHI Yoshihiko playtime」 Opening Event Special Dialogue

The exhibition artist gives a dialogue with the guest.

Date & time: 11:30- Saturday, 6 March

Venue: Toyama Glass Art Museum 2F Lobby

Guest : TAKAHASHI Yoshihiko (Artist of this exhibition), Niimi Ryu (Professor, Musashino Art University)

Free admission / No reservation

●Curator’s Talk

The exhibition curator gives a talk to introduce the show. (Language: Japanese)

Date & time: 14:00- Saturday 20 March, 24 April, 8 May and 19 June

Venue: Toyama Glass Art Museum 2F Conference Room 1&2

No. of seats: approx. 17 persons per talk

Free admission / Exhibition ticket required / No reservation

●Evening Talk

The exhibition curator gives a talk in the evening to introduce the show. (Language: Japanese)

Date & time: 18:00- Saturday, 1 May 2021

Venue: Toyama Glass Art Museum 2F Conference Room 1&2

No. of seats: approx. 17 persons

Free admission / Exhibition ticket requires / No reservation

●Artist Demonstration(tentative)

Date & time: 14:00-15:00 Saturday, 5 June

Venue: Toyama Glass Studio –Second Studio-

Guest: TAKAHASHI Yoshihiko and staff at Toyama Glass Studio

How to apply: Need application in advance

Capacity: 30 to 40 people

Co-sponsored: General Incorporated Foundation Toyama City Glass Art Center

*The application details will be provided at museum website.

*Exhibition-related programs are subject to change or cancellation. Please refer to the museum website for the latest information.


Access

From Toyama St.

20 minutes walk

From Toyama St., take the Tram (Shinaidensha) for Minami-Toyama-Eki-Mae and get off at "Nishicho". 1 minute walk.

From Toyama St., take City Loop Line (Shinaidensha Kanjo-sen) and get off at “Grand Plaza Mae”. 2 minutes walk.

Required time

Approx. 10 minutes from Toyama St. by Tram (Shinaidensha)

From Toyama Airport

From Toyama Airport, take a local bus called Toyama Kuko-sen (Toyama Airport Line) and get off at “Sogawa”. 4 minutes walk.

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5-1 Nishicho, Toyama City, Toyama 930-0062, Japan

TEL 076-461-3100

FAX 076-461-3310

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