奥村 祥子 展
―Blossoms of Hope—

- 会期:3月16日~28日
- 時間:10:30~19:30 (最終日のみ16時閉場)

(English is below)












奥村 祥子

"Blossoms of Hope"

In ancient times, the people of Japan would predict the autumn harvest by observing the blooming conditions of the white cherry blossoms that decorated the mountain and village borderlands seen from their villages.

When the cherry blooms began to fall, they would begin rice planting, and at the same time pray for a fertile harvest.

The cherry blossoms are not so much flowers as they are omens, playing the role of harbingers of the gods of agriculture who have come down from the mountains.

The "sa" in sakura means "early seedling" or "young female rice planter," which in turn means "grain spirit," or "the god of rice fields".

"kura" means "the place where there the rice god resides", and sincerely shows how pervasive the concept of sakura is in the lives of the Japanese people.  I feel even as if sakura embodies a symbol of "breath", of life.

The purpose of "Chinka-sai", festivals still held today in some regions when cherry blossoms are falling, is to appease gods of plague and illness due to the outbreak of various illnesses that often occur during this period.


I tried to express the wishes and feelings that Japanese people have had for cherry blossoms since ancient times.  At the same time, given that we are suffering in the midst of a pandemic, I tried to embody the meaning of the "Chinka sai" festivals in my works.


It is my wish that you will be able to appreciate the elegant and serene nature of cherry blossoms and the presence of the ancient Japanese grain spirit that resides in them.


Upcoming Exhibition

 22 → 26 September 2021 / Brussels, Belgium 

Affordable Art Fair

at the Tour & Taxis

address: Avenue du Port 86c, 1000 Brussels, Belgium

Stand: EYE Contemporary Art Gallery

02 → 15 October 2021 /Mantova, Italy 

Group exhibition

at MAD Art gallery

address: via Camillo Benso Cavour 59 46100 Mantova, Italy


28 → 31 October 2021 / Amsterdam, Netherlands 

Affordable Art Fair

at the Kromhouthal

address: De Kromhouthal, Gedempt Hamerkanaal 231, 1021 KP Amsterdam, Netherlands

Stand: EYE Contemporary Art Gallery

 11 → 14 November 2021 / Hamburg, Germany  

Affordable Art Fair

at Hamburg Messe

address: Messeplatz 1, 20357 Hamburg, Germany

Stand: EYE Contemporary Art Gallery











Passed last Exhibitions

06 November →  30 November 2020  

Affordable Online Art Fair

at Online 

address: www.affoedableartfair.com

08 October →  31 October 2020 / Milano 

Solo exhibition "Finestre di luce nei boschi"

at Manifiesto Blanco Gallery 

address: via Benedetto Marcello 46 Milano, Italy 

26 June → 25 July 2020 / Genova 

Solo exhibition "Universo fluttuante"

at VisionQuesT 4rosso contemporary gallery 

address: Piazza Invrea 4r 16123 Genova, Italy

 29 January →  4 May 2020 / Japan 

Group tour exhibition "Bino-yokan 美の予感

at Takashimaya Art Gallery 高島屋美術画廊巡回展

 12 December → 22 December 2019 / Milan, Italy 

Solo exhibition "Trasparenze crepuscolari"

at Centro di Cultura Giapponese 

address: via Sandro Sandri 2 20121 Milano, Italy

 14 September → 27 October 2019 / Milan, Italy 

Finalist exhibition "Arteam Cup 2019"

at Villa Noberl

address: Corso Felice Cavallotti, 116, 18038 Sanremo IM Italy