Jul 13, 22Event
Yumi Nakamura “Objects to boil water”

HIN / Arts & Science is pleased to announce a solo exhibition by metalsmith Yumi Nakamura starting Friday, July 15. This is her first presentation at Arts & Science and features the kettle, the item that inspired her creative activities, as well as other pieces from Nakamura’s personal archive selection that have aged over time and through use.
A tea ceremony by “Tsuki no on (Sound of the Moon),” Notsuki Watanabe will also be held during the event. We welcome you to come and enjoy two precious Taiwanese native teas carefully hand-picked using tools produced by Nakamura. The loose tea leaves will also be available for purchase. We look forward to your visit.

【Reservation Updates】
The first two days of this event and tea ceremony are now fully booked as of June 11th. From the 17th forward reservations appointments will be prioritized but not mandatory. In case of overcrowding there may be entry restrictions, or we may ask customers without reservations to wait in line.

“Objects to boil water”
I believe that the act of boiling water is a primitive activity.
It also requires tools, but these go beyond simply being tools; they are symbols that represent the burning fire. They are objects to boil water in, something primitive, something simple, something that brings a sense of richness to life.
For this presentation, I imagined the relationship between the kettle and the furnace, and how the act of boiling water can be done in various places: on the table, in the studio, in the kitchen, in the tea ceremony room, or even outdoors.
I hope you enjoy the exhibition.
― Yumi Nakamura

【Reservations for July 17th ~】
Appointments will be prioritized but not mandatory.
Please send your request through our general contact form.

Yumi Nakamura “Objects to boil water”
July 15th (Fri.) – July 24th (Sun.), 2022 / 11:00 – 19:00
The artist will be present on: July 15th, 16th, 23rd, and 24th
*The shop is closed on Tuesdays
HIN / Arts & Science, Nijodori Kyoto
Yumi Nakamura / Metalsmith. Born in Saitama in 1981 and majored in interior design at Musashino Art University. She lived for three years in Tokoname, Aichi Prefecture, where she encountered and drew inspiration from the diverse regional craftwork. She returned to Tokyo in 2008, where she first began exploring metalwork while also working at a design studio. In 2012, she moved to Nara and set up her workshop, devoting herself full-time to the craft of metalwork. The beautiful shapes that she forms by heating, beating, and hammering a single sheet of metal belie their function as simple tools. Her pieces become more attractive with use, and, over time, will show the influence of the user’s hand.
・ The shop will be closed the day before the event, July 14th, for exhibition installation.
・ During the tea ceremony on the 17th and 18th, a portion of the exhibition will not be available for display. We thank you for your understanding.
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