第4回TIPCについて

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Main visual design

Contemporary Artist Takeshi KAWASHIMA

Takeshi Kawashima was born in Takamatsu, Kagawa in 1930 and resides in New York.
After graduating from Kagawa Prefectural Takamatsu Kogei High School, Kawashima studied at the Musashino Art School in Tokyo. He dropped out in 1963 to go to the United States where he studied at the Art Students League of New York.
While still a student, he earned wide recognition through an exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. Kawashima continued to work from his atelier in Soho, New York but returned to his homeland in February 2016.
His works belong to the permanent collections of many notable art museums both in Japan and abroad, including MoMA, the Chrysler Museum of Art, the Ohara Museum of Art, and the National Museums of Modern Art in both Tokyo and Kyoto.
In 2006, Kawashima’s solo exhibition in the Mitchell Algus Gallery in Chelsea, New York was featured on the first page of the New York Times art section.
From 2005 to 2009, he participated in the redevelopment project for Takamatsu’s Marugame-machi shopping district, designing such areas as the dome-topped square at the north end and the bicycle paths.
Kawashima was a guest artist in the Seto no Miyako Takamatsu Stone Sculpture Triennale in 2009 and a participating artist in the 2010, 2013 and 2016 Setouchi Triennale, a contemporary art festival.
In 2010, he received the Commendation of Cultural Merit from the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology for his contributions to regional culture.
Kawashima currently lives in Takamatsu, Kagawa, Japan.

Art work Description

Over the last twelve years The Takamatsu International Piano Competition has grown and developed. The poster designfor the fourth competition expresses my image of color and shape, the rhythm of sound, love of humanity, and harmony.

It is my hope that the rhythm of the music created by the pianists will spreadaround the world to make the 4thTakamatsu International Piano Competition a resounding success and lead to even further development in the future.

Takeshi Kawashima