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京都市立芸術大学では、学内機関として1991年より芸術資料館を開館し、陳列室で所蔵品の展示を行うほか、大小二つの学内ギャラリー、その他の学内施設も活用しながら展示活動を継続しています。これらは作品鑑賞の機会を提供し、また学生たちの日頃の活動成果を公開する実験的発表の場としても機能しています。これらのスペースに加えて、2010年春、京都堀川音楽高等学校の新築移転に伴って、その敷地内南側に建てられたギャラリー棟(堀川御池ギャラリー)内に京都市立芸術大学ギャラリー@KCUA(アクア)が開館しました。

「@KCUA」は大学の英語表記 「Kyoto City University of Arts」 の頭文字に場所(サイト)を示す「@」を付けたもので、音読みするとラテン語の「アクア=水」となります。生命を養う水のように、芸術が人々の暮らしに浸透し、創造力豊かな社会に貢献するという本学の理念を表現しています。

@KCUAに期待される役割には、以下の3つがあります。

1. 教育・研究成果を広く市民へ公開すること

創立以来130年にわたって本学では、様々な成果を生み蓄積し、大学の内外で公表しています。京都市の中心部に発表の場ができたことによって、より身近な場で市民に公開できる機会が得られることになりました。ここでは在校生、教員および卒業生の研究成果に基づく展覧会、ワークショップ、講演・講座等を市民向けに開催すると共に、京都を中心とする産業界や教育機関、研究機関との連携プロジェクトの成果を発表することが期待されます。

2. 芸術文化創出の人材交流の場とすること

ギャラリーにおける展覧会、ワークショップ、講座等の企画に際し、成果の公表そのものを目的とするだけではなく、学内、同窓会、市民、産業界、教育関係諸機関、研究所などとの連携プロジェクトを通じて、広く人々が交流できる場を形成します。

3. 芸術資源の連携活用のサテライト機能を果たすこと

本学と市民、京都市、産業界、他の諸機関が連携するにしても、基盤となるのは、情報の収集と交換です。京都が有する芸術資源としての人、物、場所、風景や景観、技術、材料、暮しの知恵に関わる情報を収集し、蓄積し、交流させる機関が必要となります。本ギャラリーは、衛星的な位置を利して、情報の収集、蓄積、交換(発信と受信)の一翼を担います。

MISSION STATEMENT

The Founding and Objectives of Kyoto City University of Arts Art Gallery @KCUA

In 1991, a center for the arts was opened on the Katsura campus of Kyoto City University of Arts. In addition to displays of work from the school’s collection in the showroom, the center encompasses two galleries (one small, one large), a hall, and an atelier to present a variety of exhibitions related to new research and other topics. While providing an opportunity for visitors to view works of art, the center also functions as an experimental venue for students to make public the results of their daily activities. In the spring of 2010, after Kyoto Horikawa Senior High School of Music relocated to a new building, a new gallery was built on the south side of the school’s lot called the Horikawa Oike Gallery. There, along with the Kyoto City Dohda Senior High School of Arts, the Kyoto City University of Arts Art Gallery @KCUA was opened on April 2, 2010.

@KCUA, based on the initials of the university’s name, can also be pronounced “aqua,” the Latin word for “water.” Just as water provides nourishment for life, art permeates people’s daily lives, and this name suggests the university’s ideal of making a contribution to a society that is rich in creativity. As the Aqua Project was launched as an attempt to make unique art research and education accessible to regional society through the cooperation of three university facilities (the Faculty of Art, the Faculty of Music, and the Japanese Traditional Music Research Center), the objectives of the gallery are very much the same. Specifically, @KCUA was created to perform the following three functions:

1. To make results of education and research people to the general public.

The university, founded 130 years ago, has produced and cultivated a variety of results which have in turn been made accessible both on and off campus. Through the realization of a new venue in the center of Kyoto, it has now become possible to provide the public with more information at a more convenient location. Here, along with exhibitions, workshops, lectures, and courses based on research by current students, faculty members, and alumni which are aimed at the public, we look forward to attaining positive results through a variety of collaborative projects involving industrial, educational, and research facilities in central Kyoto.

2. To create a place for interaction between personnel involved in the creation of art and culture.

The exhibitions, workshops, and courses planned at the gallery are not intended merely as public presentations of various results, but also to create a place where a wide range of people can interact through collaborative projects involving on-campus groups, alumni associations, local residents, and industrial, educational, and research facilities.

3. To function as a satellite for cooperative activities based on artistic resources.

Aside from these collaborations between the university, residents, the City of Kyoto, and industrial facilities, the basis for the gallery is the collection and exchange of information. Thus, it is important to important collect, cultivate, and exchange information related to the people, things, money, and places that are among Kyoto’s artistic resources. Taking advantage of its position as a satellite, the gallery focuses on collecting, cultivating, and exchanging (receiving and transmitting) information.