SHOP@CAFE Mami Kosemura

Date(s) : Friday, October 7 - Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Time : Cafe 10:00 am-4:30 pm, Shop 9:30 am-4:30 pm (admission until 4:00 pm)

Objects – Department Store Displays, Tokyo – I, 2021, giclee print, 25 x 54.2 cm

SHOP@CAFE offers for sale art that adds vibrancy to daily life under the catchphrase “Living with Art.” This 13th installment features photographic works by Mami Kosemura whose solo exhibition Mami Kosemura: Phantasies Over Time was held at the Hara Museum of Contemporary Art in Tokyo in 2018.

In a single photograph created through meticulous research and prodigious amounts of time and effort, Kosemura creates an image that can be mistaken for a painting. One might find the idea of buying such a work by Kosemura a bit intimidating, but we invite you to experience her works within the relaxing ambiance of the café unlike that of an exhibition space and perhaps bring one back with you to enjoy within your own home.

Mami Kosemura
Born in 1975, Kosemura received a Ph.D in oil painting at Tokyo University of the Arts in 2005. In addition to her solo exhibition Mami Kosemura: Phantasies Over Time at the Hara Museum of Contemporary Art (2018), she has participated in many exhibitions at museums and galleries in Japan and abroad. She has received many awards and her works are in the collections of many museums, including the Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo; The University Art Museum, Tokyo University of the Arts; the Gunma Museum of Art, Tatebayashi; the Asia Society Museum, New York; and the Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei.
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Hara Museum ARC admission: Adults 1,100 yen, Students 700 yen (high school and university) or 500 yen (elementary and junior high)

*Admission to Hara Museum ARC is required even when vising only the café and museum store. The current exhibition is Part II (autumn/winter) of Grasping at Clouds: Works from the Hara Museum and the Rokuro Hara Collections which runs from September 10, 2022 to January 9, 2023.