UTAC University of Tsukuba Art Collection Special Exhibition

The University of Tsukuba is home to an art collection of over 600 items that are stored and managed by Art and Design. A part of this collection isdisplayed in various exhibition facilities on campus, including the University of Tsukuba Gallery inside the University Hall, the Institute of Art and Design, and the Art and Physical Education Library (https://www.geijutsu.tsukuba.ac.jp/faculty/939 ).

Last fall, the first permanent off-campus exhibition was opened at the Joyo Bank Tsukuba Science City Branch (1-14-2 Azuma, Tsukuba-shi)(https://www.geijutsu.tsukuba.ac.jp/faculty/801 ).

This time, we are once again opening a permanent special exhibition in the gallery inside the headquarters of Tsukuba Bank (1-7 Takezono, Tsukuba-shi), located in the central district of Tsukuba, which will display Chinese ceramics from the Ishii Collection, a central component of the collection.

Not only does the University of Tsukuba Art Collection (UTAC) represent the university’s achievements in educational research in fine arts and design, but it is also an instrumental scholarly resource, serving to heighten the presence of the university, particularly the art and design educational research organization.

Special exhibition at the Tsukuba Bank Gallery

[Rintaro Terakado, Social Contribution Team]

UTAC 筑波大学アート・コレクション特別展示



「UTAC 筑波大学アート・コレクション University of Tsukuba Art Collection」は、大学における美術やデザインの教育研究の成果であるとともに、それに資する学術的リソースであり、また芸術教育研究組織をはじめとする大学自体のプレゼンスを高めるためのショーケースの役割も負っています。



An exhibition of the works of Professor Emeritus Morio Shinoda at the Art and Physical Education Library

Social Contribution Teamhas, until now, displayed ceramic items from the Ishii Collection in front of the counter on the second floor of the Art and Physical Education Library. For a time, however, you may view the work TC6106by an artist from this university, Professor Emeritus Morio Shinoda, as a satellite exhibition of the University of Tsukuba Art Collection (UTAC).

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Having established his position as an artist after receiving the Kotaro Takamura Award in 1966 and displaying his works at the Venice Biennale, Professor Shinoda taught in Plastic Arts and Mixed Media in the School of Art and Design and in the Art and Design Master’s Program from 1979 to 1994. In addition to his active career as an artist and as a result of his achievements in education, he was the first person in Asia to be awarded the International Sculpture Center’s Outstanding Sculpture Educator Award.

The work 《TC6106》, which is owned by this university, is part of a series of three-dimensional works titled TC (Tension and Compression), in which metal clusters are fixed in mid-air by applying tension and pressure to steel wires. Since the 1950s, this series has been the lifework of Professor Shinoda, who was influenced by the structural theory of American theorist, designer, and architect Richard Buckminster Fuller.

(An image posted on the website, which shows artwork on top of a wooden box with one of Professor Shinoda’s drawings, will not be displayed at the exhibition.)

[Rintaro Terakado, Social Contribution Team]


芸術社会貢献推進室ではこれまで体芸図書館2階のカウンター前に「石井コレクション」の陶磁を展示してまいりましたが、このたび「UTAC 筑波大学アート・コレクション University of Tsukuba Art Collection」のサテライト展示として、本学名誉教授、篠田守男先生の作品《TC6106》をご覧いただくことにいたしました。



本学所蔵の作品《TC6106》は、アメリカの思想家にしてデザイナー、建築家のバックミンスター・フラーの構造理論に影響を受けた篠田先生が、1950年代以降ライフワークとした、鋼鉄線の張力と圧力で金属の塊を中空に固定させる立体作品シリーズ「TC(Tension and Compression)」の1点です。