CONCEPT

   Concept of Museum

Concept of Museum

Hiroshi Senju

I have always believed that beauty can be created by the harmony of dissimilar things. I had hoped that creating this museum with an avant-garde architect would result in a new kind of space seen nowhere else. And that is exactly what is happening. A brand-new type of space is appearing before our eyes, one I have come across nowhere else in the world. Here surrounded by the nature of Karuizawa, a popular destination for escaping the heat of summer, we are building a museum full of light. My works are displayed by date, here in this ideal space. I will be most delighted if many visitors come to the museum and experience the feelings of beauty, courage and the power of life, and make new discoveries for themselves.

Hiroshi Senju

Photo: Kazuya Yamaguchi

Hiroshi Senju was president of Kyoto University of Art & Design from 2007 to 2013, presently professor of Kyoto University of Art & Design, director of Koyodo Museum, president of joint education system of Kyoto University of Art & Design and Tohoku University of Art & Design, member of masters committee of L'ÉCOLE of Van Cleef & Arpels, and advisor of The Tokugawa Museum.

Hiroshi Senju website 
http://www.hiroshisenju.com/

1958
Born in Tokyo,Japan.
1982
Graduated Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music,BFA.
1984
Completed his MFA,Graduate School of Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music. Graduation work purchased by Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music.
1987
Completed classes needed to obtain Ph.D.at the Graduate School of Fine Arts of the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music. Thesis work purchased by the University of Tokyo.
1995
Received an Honorable Mention at the 46th La Biennale di Venezia, Italy as the first Asian to do so.
2006
The 6th Gwangju Biennale,Gwangju,Republic of Korea.
2007
Paintings on fusuma at Shofuso,Philadelphia,USA.
2009
Art House Project Ishibashi,Benesse Art Site Naoshima,Kagawa,Japan.
2010
Art direction for APEC Japan,2010,Yokohama,Japan.
2011
The 5th Chengdu Biennale,Chengdu,China.
Opening of the Hiroshi Senju Museum Karuizawa.
2015
The 56th La Biennale di Venezia,Italy.The work purchased by the Southern Branch of The National Palace Museum,Taiwan.
2016
Added to art collection of world heritage site Yakushiji Temple.