SILVER MARKER—Drawing as Excavating

Publication Information
Title: SILVER MARKER—Drawing as Excavating
Artworks and Text: Hiraku Suzuki
Design: Yuri Suyama
Essays: Simon Kaner (Archaeologist / Executive Director and Head of Centre for Archaeology and Heritage, Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures), Ryuta Imafuku (Anthropologist), Tomoko Yabumae (Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo)
Published by HeHe
Special Support: agnés b.
Price: 8,900 yen (excl. VAT)
Size: 285 x 210 mm / 144 pages / Codex binding / Slipcase
*The back cover of each book is customized by the artist’s hand-inscribed lines (traces).
Languages: Japanese / English
ISBN978-4-908062-30-8 C0071
Released in January 2020


Silver Marker and Some Stones

“SILVER MARKER—Drawing as Excavating” Publication Commemorative Exhibition
venue: agnès b. galerie boutique (Tokyo)
Minamiaoyama 5-7-25, Minato-ku, Tokyo, agnès b. Aoyama 2F
dates:January 18 (Sat) – March 15 (Sun)
opening reception: January 17 (Fri) 18:00–20:00


MOT Annual 2019 Echo after Echo : Summoned voices, new shadows

venue: The Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo (Tokyo, Japan)

dates: November 16(Sat) 2019 -February 16(Sun) 2020

December 8(Sun) 2019, 14:00-15:30
Artists’ Talk/ Gozo Yoshimasu × Yoi Suzuki × Hiraku Suzuki

December 15(Sun) 2019, 15:00-16:30
Performance Session/ Hiraku Suzuki × Akio Suzuki

February 2(Sun) 2020, 15:00-16:30
Drawing Orchestra/ Hiraku Suzuki, Daijiro Ohara, Naha Kanie, Sohei Nishino, Saori Hala, Mineki Murata, Yang02, BIEN


Excavating Reflections

venue: Galerie chantiers Boîte Noire (Montpellier, France)
Hôtel Baudon de Mauny, 1 rue carbonnerie F-34000 Montpellier
dates: September 6(Fri) 2019 -November 9(Sat) 2019



venue: MO.CO. Panacée
14 Rue de l’École de Pharmacie, 34000 Montpellier, France
dates: September 5(Thu)  -September 8(Sun) 2019


Globe as a Palette ; Contemporary Art from The Taguchi Art Collection

venue: Sapporo Art Museum and others, Hokkaido, Japan
November 19 (Tue) 2019–January 13 (Mon) 2020 Sapporo Art Museum
September 7 (Sat) 2019 –November 10 (Sun) 2019 Hakodate Museum of Art, Hokkaido

June 28 (Fri) 2019 –August 29 (Thu) 2019 Kushiro Art Museum, Hokkaido

April 16 (Tue) 2019–June 19 (Wed) 2019 Hokkaido Obihiro Museum of Art



The WALL 01 – SUZUKI Hiraku

venue: Sapporo Odori 500-m Underground Walkway Gallery, Hokkaido, Japan
dates: July 13(Sat) 2019 -January 14(Tue) 2020
Opening Hours: 7:30-22:00



venue: The Miyagi Museum of Art
dates: February 23(Sat) 2019 -April 7(Sun) 2019
hours: 9:30–17:00 (last admission at 16:30)
closed on Mondays

Talk event on March 30(Sat) 2019 


Arawashi No Uta

venue: Hajimari Art Center
dates: November 10(Sat) 2018 -January 20(Sun) 2019
closed on Tuesdays and December 31 -January 4


The Writing of Meteors – Hiraku Suzuki Solo Exhibition

venue: EACH MODERN (Taipei, Taiwan)

address: 156 Sec. 4 Xinyi Road Taipei 106 Taiwan

dates: October 6(Sat) – November 7(Wed) 2018

hours: 12:00 – 19:00 (closed on Mondays)

opening reception: October 6(Sat) 15:00 – 18:00


Traffic – Hiraku Suzuki Solo Exhibition

venue: Art Front Gallery
address: Hillside Terrace A, 29-18 Sarugaku-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0033
dates: April 27(Fri) – May 27(Sun) 2018
hours: 11:00 – 19:00 (closed on Mondays, May 3-5)
opening reception: April 27(Fri) 18:00 – 20:00


Contemporary Art of the 21st Century – Taguchi Art Collection

venue: Hiratsuka Museum of Art (Kanagawa, Japan)

dates: April 21 (Sat) – June 17 (Sun) 2018

hours: 9:30-17:00 (admission until 16:30)

closed day: Every Monday (open on Monday April 30)


Drawing Now Paris – Le salon du dessin contemporain

4 rue Eugène Spuller 75003 Paris
dates: March 22(Thu) – 25(Sun) 2018
hours: 11:00 – 20:00 (19:00 on Sunday)


Adventure in “Seeing”

venue: 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa
dates: January 27 (Sat) -June 24 (Sun)2018
hours: 10:00 – 18:00 (until 20:00 on Fridays and Saturdays)
closed on Mondays (Open on Feb 12), and Feb 13 (Tue)


The Riddle of Art: Takahashi Collection

venue: Shizuoka Prefectural Museum of Art
dates: December 23(Sat)2017 -February 28(Wed)2018
hours: 10:00–17:30 (last admission at 17:00)
closed on Mondays


Drawing Tube vol.03
Abdelkader Benchamma x Hiraku Suzuki Drawing+Talk

dates: November 12 (Sun) 2017, 14:00-16:00
Venue: Tokyo Arts and Space Residency
Address: Arts Kikukawa 1F, 2-14-7 Tatekawa, Sumida-ku, Tokyo 130-0023

Abdelkader Benchamma, who is one of the world’s leading artists in contemporary drawing scene and has shown works at 54th Venice Biennale (2011), The Drawing Center (New York, 2015) and Sharjah Biennial 13 (2017), will have an experimental dialogue (Drawing+Talk) with Hiraku Suzuki who explores and seeks to expand the realm of drawing focusing on the relation between picturing and writing.

<related exhibition> Wall Art Project “Point To Line No.2 / Abdelkader Benchamma“
October 27 (Fri) 2017 -February 28 (Wed) 2018
venue: Agnes b. Ginza (Tokyo)


Flap-flop, Clap-clop: A Place Where Words Are Born

dates: October 20 (Fri) 2017 – January 16 (Tue) 2018
venue: Arts Maebashi (Gumma, Japan)

■“Genesis of Writing”- A dialogue with Kyuyo Ishikawa (calligrapher) is included in the exhibition catalogue published by SAYUSHA Inc.

■Hiraku Suzuki Live Drawing Performance / Dialogue with Ryuta Imafuku (a professor of Anthropology and Communication at the Graduate School of Global Studies, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Japan)will be held on December 9(Sat) 2017.