“Imprint” MACHIDA 2017
ARTIST, NAGASAWA TAKAHIRO
BREAKTHROUGH with FC MACHIDA ZELVIA!
Drawings are a kind of support, and support becomes power!
The power of drawings connects people: The artist, Nagasawa Takahiro, comes to Machida City!
It sometimes takes courage to communicate your feelings to someone you support and admire. Nagasawa Takahiro’s approach to his work is to draw those people to whom he wants to express his feelings in the forms of illustration and prints, and have them consider the drawing. If Nagasawa can receive encouraging messages from those he has illustrated, and they accept his work, it proves that the power of drawing can help him connect with people.
The exhibition features Nagasawa’s footprints from college to date. It includes the “Ni Homeraretakute” (Want to Be Praised by)” series which was created through candid interviews with his favorite celebrities and the “Puro Yakyu Gaho (Professional Baseball Pictorial Report)” which covers all the games played by the teams he supports during the regular season. More than 200 works featuring famous celebrities who would not usually be depicted in art illustrated from his straightforward point of view will be displayed. Nagasawa will also share his new works featuring games played by the professional football club, “FC Machida Zelvia,” during the 2017 season. These works are charged with his belief that “drawings are a kind of support, and support becomes power,” and his unfailing love toward the team.
“Imprint” MACHIDA is Tokyo 2020 Cultural Olympiad event in Machida city, held every year for the next four years until 2020. In this event, young artists will create print works, based on various materials gathered in Machida. The theme for this year is sports. Nagasawa Takahiro draws images of FC Machida Zelvia, a J2 League team, based in Machida, Tokyo.
|Duration||Saturday, July 29 - Sunday, September 24|
(Open on Monday (national holiday), September 18; Closed on Tuesday, September 19)
|Hours||Weekdays: 10:00-17:00 (visitors must enter by 16:30)|
Saturdays, Sundays and national holidays: 10:00-17:30 (visitors must enter by 17:00)
|Venue||Special Exhibition Room 2, Machida City Museum of Graphic Arts|
|Admission||General visitors: 600 (500) yen|
College and high school students/Senior citizens 65 years old or older: 300 (200) yen
Free for junior high school students and younger
* The ticket is also good for “Biotope on Paper” (held concurrently at the museum)
* Free admission on Saturday, July 29 (the opening day)
* The fees shown in parentheses are for groups of 20 visitors or more
* Half price for visitors who bring a Physical Disability Certificate, Rehabilitation Certificate, or Mental Disability Certificate, and one person accompanying them
|Organizer||Machida City Museum of Graphic Arts|
|Cooperation||FC Machida Zelvia（http://www.zelvia.co.jp/）|
|Sponsor||The Asahi Shimbun Foundation|
Nagasawa Takahiro Profile
Classic Professional Baseball Created by Etching
Want to Be Praised by My Favorite Celebrity!
Want to Be a Professional Baseball Player!
Breakthrough with FC Machida Zelvia!
New event information will be updated on the site’s home page as it becomes available!
“Want to Be Praised by You”
The artist will draw your portrait on a copper plate at your request.
This event will take place in the Special Exhibition Room on the following dates and times: (Time scheduled: 13：00-17：00)
Sundays of July 30, August 6, August 13, August 20, and August 27
“Connecting People through Printmaking”
Nagasawa Takahiro will talk about his production activities and print drawings from the “Want to Be Praised by You” event.
■Date and Time: Saturday, September 2, 13：30-16：00
*Free admission and observation. Admission may be restricted if the number of attendees reaches maximum capacity.
Special talk by artist
■ Sunday, August 20
Commentary by curator
■ Friday (national holiday), August 11 and Sunday, September 17
*Begins at 15:00 on both days (about 30 minutes)
Please come to the entrance of the Special Exhibition Room 2 with the ticket for the event.