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Motohiro Tomii“Accommodating Sculpture”

Motohiro Tomii“Accommodating Sculpture”

Duration: March 24th, 2019-June 23rd, 2019
Gallery Rooms: #301, #302 (Guests Only)
Public Exhibition: 15:00-22:00 from April 27th Sat) at Hotel Lobby
Event: A public talk by Motohiro Tomii in June (TBA)
Heads Bar (Live performance art on portrait sculpture, from 15:00, April 27th)

We are delighted to announce that RC HOTEL KYOTO YASAKA will have an art exhibition “Accommodating Sculpture” by the sculptor Motohiro Tomii.*Please note that a part of artworks will be displayed at gallery rooms and the hotel lobby first. Then all the artworks will be a public exhibition from April 27th (sat) except gallery rooms.

 

I decided to exhibit my artwork in RC HOTEL KYOTO YASAKA. I cannot produce and exhibit my artwork for particular guests because different guests will stay at the hotel every day. It is not absolutely impossible, but my artwork may rule for guests how to spend the room. I think that is not a very happy way for both guests and my artwork. So I stretch my mind with other perspectives, I came up with an idea that my artwork will accommodate the hotel*. However, my artwork cannot pay accommodation fee to stay there, so I placed artworks not disturbing way for guests who really stay with.
*I kept in my mind following points below:

1. About the hotel → Reinforced concrete structure → figures by molding in shapes by liquid
2. About views→ things may change from as it is, a slightly different space-time
3. About luggage →things holed and opened in rooms.
– Motohiro Tomii

 

To accommodate the hotel is the action that only human beings can do. By seeing the title of this art exhibition, you may see the artworks with coexisting humanity and substances. You can even see human motif among his artworks which is extremely rare. It seems unnatural however this development may be natural as a sculptor. We can say sculpting artworks by using major materials such as plaster shows us what a sculpture is by this historical background or image. Thus using plaster or other sculpting materials for sculpture are a requirement or rules that many artists had to maintain.
In Tomii’s previous artworks using ready-made goods, it was extremely ambitious to call it as sculpture because it seems far from our images on sculpture, yet his message or intention was very clear because he constructed with a detailed plan and clear images. On the other hands in his artworks this time, he clarifies a theme(human) which he had not themed so obvious before. Yet its ambitiousness on sensitivity or styles stands out as a result because he did not construct in detailed. This ambiguity may show us his desire and fascination for the art of sculpture.
Seeing Motohiro Tomii’s artworks at the hotel where is human scramble makes me think about what is sculpture.
– Planned by Takuya Kumagai, Art Director of RC HOTEL KYOTO YSAKA

 

Motohiro Tomii
1973 Born in Niigata, Japan.
1999 MA Fine Art (Sculpture), Musashino Art University (Excellent Graduates) / Tokyo, Japan
2015 Stayed NY as a member of Program of Overseas Study for Upcoming Artists (till 2016)

 

By adding to ready-made goods minimally, he releases a fixed meaning that ready-made goods used to have, and he discovers new perspectives of sculpture adding new color and shapes. He uploads” Today’s Sculpture” on his twitter as an art performance. He also examines breaking rules or criticizing exhibition space of sculpture’s tradition. He drawled attention from these activities.
His recent major exhibition is “zou wo musubu”(connecting to sculpture) (Yumiko Chiba Associates viewing room shinjuku/Tokyo, 2017)”Hikikomi-sen(lead-in lines)”(old the second Tokorozawa supply center of school meals/Saitama)”Composition-mono ga motsu ru-ru(Rules OBJECTS have)” (ATELIER MUJI/Tokyo 2018), “Water and Land Niigata Art Festival 2018”( YUI-PORT Niigata City Center for Creative Arts and International Youth Exchange/Niigata)” Beyond the future of Meld Sculpture ” (Maki Fine Arts/Tokyo, 2018)etc. He is now Associate Professor at Musashino Art University, and a mediator of “Kabegiwa(wall side)”

【3/10 Cine-tongue】

2019.03.09

【3/10 Cine-tongue】
〜Vol.1 :Eastern Europe〜
Would you like to taste atmosphere, time or mood of that movie?
The concept of “Cine-tongue” is that a cooking units “Travel and liqueur(tabi to sake)” express the world of movies by their cuisine. Cine-tongue leads you to the journey that you can taste a world of movies on your tongue.
The 1st theme is Eastern Europe
You are able to watch that movie RC HOTEL was inspired when it had designed. It’ll be wonderland for both movie fans and other people.
Don’t miss it; it’s gonna be only 3 hours long from 6pm-9pm on the day.
“TABI TO SAKE”
【3/10 Cine-tongue】
OPEN: 6pm CLOSE: 9pm
ENTRANCE FEE:  1000yen( included one drink)
RC HOTEL KYOTO YASAKA
370 Yasaka Kamimachi Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto-fu 605-0827
RESERVATION: info@rchotelkyotoyasaka.com

CERAMIC ROOM

2018.12.03

CERAMIC ROOM

Schedule: December 2, 2018-Feburary 1st, 2019

Participating Artists:SHOKKI, DAISAK, Mari Tanimoto, Jasmine Noda
Room Gallery:Room 301 &Room 302 at RC HOTEL KYOTO YAKASA
Public Exhibition:  15:00-22:00 Lobby at RC HOTEL KYOTO YAKASA
We are pleased to announce that we are having a group art exhibition “CERAMIC ROOM.” Participating artist are SHOKKI, DAISAK, Mari Tanimoto and Jasmine Noda who have distinct styles in Japanese ceramics field which we come up with the image of traditional and conservative.
Unique hand-build forms and this loosen shapes are very characteristic of SHOKKI. His style rebels against Japanese ceramic tradition and makes his works beyond utility even it makes his edge pretty effective.
Humorous characters are standing out in DAISAK’s primitive molding design. At first glance, it looks goofy but you can catch a glimpse of a side of his impressive technique and passion for pottery in his laid-back art works.
Mari Tanimoto approaches a challenging theme with her pottery, which is “baked pottery but failed.” Interestingly enough, it turns a very unique expression and she continues pursuing her originality on her pottery.
You can see detailed and delicate design in well-controlled pottery, done by Jasmine Noda. You may see introspective pieces from it. Even though he is currently attending a college, he created his own design, shooting photos of his works, and branding by his own.
Moreover we place a catalog at the hotel lobby, introducing each artists designed by Daichi Aijima. You are able to see various art works.
Please check this exclusive collaboration with these pottery artists who are trying an approach from new points of view, and RC HOTEL KYOTO YASAKA groping for modern existence in the most historical district.

11/23(fri) 24(sat) RC Touki-Ichi (Pottery Fair)

2018.11.15

We are delight to announce that will have “ RC Touki-Ichi (Pottery Fair)” for the initial attempt in the ground of RC HOTEL.

This fabulous 2 days fair will be a special collaboration with those who have helped us, such as SHOKKI,DAISAK,Mari Tanimoto, Jasmine Noda, Takashi Matsushima and Akiko Matsushima.

Furthermore, we will start a new art room from December, collaborating one of pottery artists who will attend this event.

At the best time to see fall colors in Higashiyama in 3 day weekend, please take this opportunity to come by RC HOTEL KYOTO YASAKA.

Date/Time: 10am-5pm, November 23rd(Fri)-24th(sat), 2018
Place : RC HOTEL KYOTO YASAKA (Address: 370 Yasaka Kamimachi Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto-fu 605-0827)
Admission Free

1st Anniversary

2018.11.07

Today, November 7th 2018, RC HOTEL KYOTO YASAKA is celebrating our first anniversary, since we welcomed the first guest guests on last November. We would like to express deepest thanks to all the guests who stayed or visited our hotel. Moreover we sincerely thank not only to all the people who supported us, but also to our neighbors who have been watching over us.

We will continue to propose unique hotel experience and new events with creative approach that only RC HOTEL can do, just like people who have “Kyoto spirits”- value the history and will never stop evolving.
To celebrating this milestone, we will have a small party on December. We will announce its details soon, so we would be grateful if you could join the party.

Sincerely yours,
All the staff of RC HOTEL KYOTO YASAKA

10/21(sun) Harvest Moon Tea Party

2018.10.08

 

栗名月 茶遊会 (Kuri-meigetsu Cha-yukai)
Harvest Moon Tea Party
We are delight to announce that we will have Harvest Moon Tea Party at the top roof of RC HOTEL where you can enjoy a panoramic view of Higashiyama district. Gaze up at the moon while drinking green tea, sipping some sake, and listening to a poem under the full moonlight (十五夜/jugoya).
“野点”Nodate  means an open-air tea ceremony.
The tea ceremony is emerged in a greenery environment, that participants are seated
comfortablely for tea tasting and communicate with hearts.
DATE/TIME: 7:30pm~9pm, Sunday, October 21st
CAPACITY:  12 places
*Advance reservation only. Please contact us for your participation.
FEE: 5,000 YEN (including sake, green tea, traditional Japanese sweets, and poetry performance event by Sairi Ito)
PLACE: RC HOTEL KYOTO YASAKA.
Reservation:info@rchotelkyotoyasaka.com
https://rchotelkyoto.com/access
※Please note that the event will be canceled in case of rain.
【Totousha】
A house which is living 3 tea lovers near Daitoku-ji temple.
All comers are welcomed, and serving tea for everyone we meet.

http://totousha.com

【Recitation:Sairi Ito】
Born in 1985, lives at Kyoto. She works as an actor and a performer on stages. She acted in experimental and forefront plays such as Marebito-no-Kai, Port B, and Takamine Tadasu’s works.
See you at Roof Top Terrace!

10/7 SKATE BOAD CONTEST | KD SAVAGE CUP ×LY

2018.10.06

KD savage cup

A skate park will appear in RC HOTEL KYOTO YASAKA, located in the Higashiyama: one of the city’s best preserved historic
districts!! On October 7th, we are having a skateboard contest called “KD CUP” collaborating with KD( kizuna drunks)
for the initial attempt in 17 years since their group’s formation. It is a battle for skateboard tricks by using various objects
handmade sections, unique and unusual, on the site of RC HOTEL. Rule is just simple. The one who does the best trick
will win! You can see a skate bunk painted by LY who has been collaborating with RC HOTEL from start-up. Awesome DJs
are gathering and working together to make this event a hit. LYʼs new art works are revealing inside of the hotel. And
original decks and T-shirts are selling one day only as well. We deal with other goods and even booze, too!
Again, this is a super special event and it is for one day only!
Even though you are not familiar with skateboarding, you can still enjoy drinkin’, hanginʼ out, chillin’ out. Donʼt miss it!
*Lyʼs live painting section is not available.
KD SAVAGE CUP 2018
@rchotelkyotoyasaka
10 / 7 (日)
.
START
11:00 ~ 17:00
.
DJ
erolin (BURNING SIGN, NODAYSOFF, OTHER UNITED) @erolin
CH.O @ch.075
BANYAROZ kiwi & pineapple @bene@862poipoi
TAKA WAKE UP @taka_wake_up
STRESS @stress0126 .
SHOP
@lampskateboard
@_____kd_____
@kawa_img .
@ly_painter .

 

 

 

 

9/8 skateboard contest | KD Savage cup ×LY

2018.09.03

A skatepark will appear in RC HOTEL KYOTO YASAKA,

located in the Higashiyama: one of the city’s best preserved historic districts!!

On September 8th, we are having a skateboard contest called “KD CUP” collaborating with KD( kizuna drunks) for the initial attempt in 17 years since their group’s formation. It is a battle for a skateboard trick by using various objects handmade sections, unique and unusual, on the site of RC HOTEL. Rule is just a simple. The one who does the best trick will win!

You can see a skate bunk painted by LY who has been collaborating with RC HOTEL from start-up. Awesome DJs are gathering and working together to make this event a hit.

LY’s new art work is revealing inside of the hotel. And original decks and T-shirts are one day only sale as well. We deal with other goods and even booze, too!

Again, this super special event and it is for one day only!

Even though you are not familiar with skateboarding, you can still enjoy drinkin’, hangin’ out, chillin’ out. Don’t miss it!

*we do not have LY’s live painting.

 

START
11:00 ~ 17:00
.
DJ
YOTTU @yottu421
erolin (BURNING SIGN, NODAYSOFF, OTHER UNITED) @erolin
ZOO (soundspore, uc records) @soundspore
CH.O @ch.075
P.E (BONG BROS)
.
SHOP
@lampskateboard
@_____kd_____
@kawa_img .

LY

@ly_painter

 

8/16 GOZAN no OKURIBI (Mountain Bonfire) open terrace

2018.08.14

8月16日(木) 京都のお盆の終わりと告げる五山送り火を鑑賞していただけるように、RC HOTEL 京都八坂の屋上を解放いたします。

屋上は銀閣寺の大文字を除く他の送り火を全て一望できる特等席。この機会に是非RC HOTEL 京都八坂へお越しください。

▼概要
「五山送り火鑑賞」@RC HOTEL 京都八坂

日時:8月16日(木) 19:00-22:00 ※屋上解放は19:30-21:00
※1FBar腹話術でワンドリンク頼まれた方は屋上に上がっていただけます。

※雨天の場合、イベントは中止になります。

場所:RC HOTEL 京都八坂

お問い合わせ先:
info@rchotelkyotoyasaka.com
075-354-5406

Shunsuke Kano Exhibition “stone age in the woods “

2018.08.07

We are pleased to announce that RC HOTEL KYOTO YASAKA will start an art exhibition called“stone age in the woods “

collaborating with Shunsuke Kano, a modern artist who works in Kyoto, Japan.

 

Date: Thursday August 9th-Thursday November 1st, 2018
Gallery Rooms: Room 301and 302(Guests Only)
Public Gallery: 3pm-10pm at First Floor Lobby at RC HOTEL KYOTO YASAKA
*We are planning to have a screening event at a rooftop on September or October.

 

Kano originally started his career as a woodblock artist. His work is well-known for using concepts and techniques where he uses edited photos as physical objects and plays around with perspective.
His plane art is multilayered; he copies and pastes materials such as woods or stones onto themselves, then he edits these images over and over. The end result being that the interactions of multiple images and objects create an illusion that these photos have physical properties and multiple images. In addition, his art leaves the impression of a compression of time.
Recently, he has collaborated with two other Kyoto-based artists, collectively known as “THE COPY TRAVELERS.”  Creating new art alongside these two other artists who work in different mediums from his own, such as sculpture and paintings, he has been expanding the scope and depth of his work.
In this exhibition, “Stone Age in the Woods,” he will release a new art piece, making full use of his unique method, by overlaying images and objects on a silkscreen that is displayed directly on the wall.
We will have the exhibition using not only guest rooms*, but also the first floor lobby as a public gallery – a first for this hotel.   *Art in guest rooms is only for guests.
Please take this opportunity to come by RC HOTEL KYOTO YASAKA.
Shunsuke KANO
Born in Osaka, Japan. He graduated from Graduate School of Art, Kyoto Saga University of Arts with a master’s degree.  Works in Kyoto. He uses photography as his main medium for studying the interaction of images and physics. He attempts to recapture the experience of “seeing “by expressing in plane, stereoscopic, video and various expressive forms.