UD Hospitality Management Co., Ltd. Ace Hotel Kyoto
Samiro Yunoki & Alexander Kori Girard two-person exhibition “East Meets West” now being held at the lobby gallery on the 1st floor of Ace Hotel!
A special exhibition of world-famous artists who are deeply involved with Ace Hotel Kyoto. During the event, a special accommodation plan will be sold to enjoy the two works with all five senses!
Ace Hotel Kyoto (Location: Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto City, General Manager: Nicholas-James Black) is a dyer and artist Samiro Yunoki, who was deeply involved in the art production in the lobby and guest rooms, and fabric designer Alexander Kori Girard.・Cori Girard) will hold a special exhibition by two artists from Saturday, October 1, 2022 to Tuesday, January 10, 2023 at the lobby gallery on the 1st floor of Ace Hotel Kyoto.
Samiro Yunoki & Alexander Kori Girard “East Meets West”
Mr. Samiro Yunoki, one of Japan’s leading dyers and artists, will turn 100 years old in October 2022 and is still active today. Over 70 years of creative activity has attracted attention across generations, and he has received a great deal of acclaim both at home and abroad as a leading expert in stencil dyeing in Japan. Mr. Yunoki created the Ace Hotel Kyoto logo, guest room art, lobby, and coffee shop curtains, all of which have an overwhelming presence as visual symbols of Ace Hotel Kyoto. This exhibition is a joint exhibition with Mr. Alexander Kori Girard, who designed the tiles and fabric panels for Mr. Maurice’s Italian, an American-style Italian Osteria on the 3rd floor of the building. Mr. Kori is the grandson of Mr. Alexander Girard, a representative mid-century architect and designer, and has inherited his grandfather’s DNA and has established a unique style that incorporates various colors and patterns.
The concept of the exhibition is “East Meets West.” Mr. Yunoki says that Alexander Girard’s craft museum, which he visited in Santa Fe, New Mexico, when he was in his 60s, was a turning point in his creation. That was the realization that I felt when I visited, “It’s okay to have more freedom!” Even now, more than 40 years later, the way he talks like it was yesterday tells us how important that moment was for him. Mr. Kori, on the other hand, grew up in Santa Fe and was fascinated by folk crafts from an early age through the International Folk Craft Museum near his home and the items sent from Japan. I visited Japan for the first time in 2006 and was greatly influenced by its culture, especially folk crafts. The two people, who have connected with each other in different places and have had a great influence on each other across generations, will be presenting the commune design art concept “East Meets” at the place called Ace Hotel Kyoto.
We will meet at West. Mr. Kori created a work for Mr. Yunoki’s work, as if communicating through art. The collaboration for each work has something in common with the concept of the hotel. In addition, among Mr. Yunoki’s works, there is art that has not been released to the world until now, and it will be a long-awaited opportunity for fans. During the special exhibition at the lobby gallery, Ace Hotel Kyoto will sell an accommodation plan that allows you to feel closer to the works of the two artists. In addition to viewing the room art, this is a special plan where you can stay while feeling the works of Mr. In addition, for guests who wish to stay from November 11th (Friday) to December 25th (Sunday), the theme of “living” and “life” being held at the museum “Eki” KYOTO We will present an invitation ticket to the exhibition “Samiro Yunoki life LIFE exhibition”. Why not take this opportunity to enjoy the space and world view created by these two artists with your five senses?
Mr. Samiro Yunoki Works
Works by Alexander Kori Girard
■ Outline of “Samiro Yunoki & Alexander Kori Girard Exhibition” Date: Saturday, October 1, 2022 to Tuesday, January 10, 2023 Place: Ace Hotel Kyoto 1F Lobby Gallery
A special exhibition by two artists, dyer/artist Samiro Yunoki and fabric designer Alexander Kori Girard. A total of 12 works, 6 works by each artist, will be exhibited. The concept of the exhibition is “East Meets West.” Mr. Yunoki says that Santa Fe, New Mexico, which he traveled to in his 60s, was a turning point in his work. When I visited Alexander Girard’s craft museum, I realized that “more freedom is fine!”. Mr. Kori, on the other hand, grew up in Santa Fe and spent much of his childhood and adolescence in two environments only minutes away from his grandparents’ house and the International Folk Craft Museum. From an early age, Kori was particularly fascinated by the items sent from Japan, and when she first visited Japan in 2006, she was greatly influenced by its culture, food, and especially folk crafts. in different places
Two people who have had a great influence on each other across generations meet at Ace Hotel Kyoto in the commune design art concept “East Meets West”. Mr. Kori created a work for Mr. Yunoki’s work, as if communicating through art. The collaboration for each work has something in common with the concept of the hotel.
During the special exhibition, we will sell an accommodation plan that allows you to feel closer to the works of the two artists. In addition to seeing Mr. Yunoki’s room art, there is a special plan where you can stay while feeling the works of Mr. Yunoki, such as dinner at “Mr. Maurice’s Italian” where Mr. Kori’s panel design is displayed and Mr. Yunoki’s original goods. is.
Accommodation plan period: Saturday, October 1, 2022 to Tuesday, January 10, 2023
Accommodation plan price: 32,318 yen (service, tax included) ~ Reservations for accommodation plans: https://jp.acehotel.com/kyoto/offers/ *For guests who wish to stay from November 11th (Friday) to December 25th (Sunday), the theme of “living” and “life” being held at the museum “Eki” KYOTO You will receive an invitation ticket to the exhibition “Samiro Yunoki Life LIFE Exhibition”.
Mr. Yunoki’s guest room art
■ Artist introduction
Dyer/artist. Born in Tokyo in 1922. In 1942, entered the Department of Aesthetics and Art History, Faculty of Letters, Tokyo Imperial University. In 1946, he worked at the Ohara Museum of Art in Okayama Prefecture, encountered Muneyoshi Yanagi’s “folk art”, and became a dyeing artist under Keisuke Serizawa. In 1972, he became a professor at Joshibi University of Art and Design, and since 1987, he has served as president. In addition to dyeing, he creates and presents various works such as prints, dolls, and picture books. In addition to public art museums in Japan, exhibitions are also held at the Guimet National Museum of Oriental Art in France.
Samiro Yunoki (Samiro Yunoki) Photographed by Norio Kitera
Alexander Kori Girard
Born in 1979 in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Born in a family of creators. Her grandfather, Alexander Girard, was a world-renowned great designer who gave Kori a deep visual influence on her high aesthetic and folk craft methods and traditions. Kori graduated from the School of Visual Arts in New York in 2001 with a degree in graphic design and illustration. Since then, while working on his own art and design, he has worked with his family to follow his grandfather’s wishes and to spread his work. Kori has held exhibitions in private collections at the Berkeley Museum of Art, the Jack Hanley Gallery and Curator’s Cube in Tokyo, and from 2016 onwards at Johansson Projects. Currently working in Berkeley, California.
Alexander Kori Girard
About Mr. Maurice’s Italian
An American-style Italian Osteria with a rooftop bar. Mr. Maurice’s Italian, supervised by Marc Vetri, a popular Italian chef from Philadelphia who was born into an Italian family who moved to the United States, offers a home-cooked menu called “Red Sauce Italian”. We offer a modernized taste using sophisticated ingredients and techniques while using it as a base.
The floor and movable panels in Mr. Maurice’s Italian were made by Alexander Kori Girard. Paying homage to his grandfather’s textile design, he has established a unique style that incorporates a variety of colors and patterns. While being global, we have created a dining space that has a strong folk impression.
Guests who purchase an accommodation plan will enjoy dinner at Mr. Maurice’s Italian, where Mr. Kori’s panel design is displayed. www.mrmauricesitalian.com
Mr. Maurice’s Italian store floor and movable panel by Alexander Kori Girard About Ace Hotel Kyoto
Name: Ace Hotel Kyoto (Japanese) / Ace Hotel Kyoto (English) Address: Shinpukan, 245-2 Kurumaya-cho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto Opening date: June 11, 2020
Total number of guest rooms: 213 rooms (guest rooms on the 2nd to 7th floors, 26 rooms in the preservation building, 187 rooms in the extension building)
Food and beverage facilities: 3 restaurants (1 of which is scheduled to open in 2022), 1 coffee shop
Other facilities: original goods shop, gallery, banquet hall 1, meeting room 3, rooftop, rooftop garden, fitness gym, photo booth Parking: None
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Stumptown Coffee Roasters noren made by Mr. Samiro Yunoki
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