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Benjamin Breitkopf “Uncomfortable Couples“

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Benjamin Breitkopf “Uncomfortable Couples“
at ARTnSHELTER
Media: Photography - Video and Film - Party
(2017-11-21 - 2017-11-22)

“Uncomfortable Couples“ is a photography exhibition financed by ARTnSHELTER and will last for two days. Most the work is so far unpublished and newly arranged in pairs. Documentation of the cinematic essay “Once You Have No Horse, Then You Do Not Know The Way“ will also be projected. Benjamin Breitkopf is together with Trond Ansten the grand-prize winner of the Canon Cosmos of New Photography award. Their work was shown at the Tokyo Photographic Art Museum through November 19th, 2017. On the opening night of this exhibition, the Brazilian poet and singer “Cursed Corndog“ will make an appearance. Her words reflect the state of our zeitgeist as well as an imagined future where utopia is a possibility.




Eimi “Sundays”

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Eimi “Sundays”
at Shinjuku Ophthalmologist Gallery
Media: Painting
(2017-11-17 - 2017-11-22)

Eimi’s paintings focus in on specific motifs such as girls, shades of pink, and fluorescent colors, expressing them as if they are taken from the distant work of some poet. Among other works, there will be pieces from Eimi’s “Gemini” series, which was begun earlier this year, on exhibit. Venue: Space S




Graph

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Graph
at Creation Gallery G8
Media: Graphics - Illustration
(2017-10-24 - 2017-11-22)

The printing design firm Graph creates new value by integrating design with a traditional focus on craftsmanship. This methodology, so natural in our contemporary world, is a philosophy that Graph first began putting into practice roughly 30 years ago. This exhibition will focus on the secrets that enable Issay Kitagawa and Graph to continuously create communication designs that resonate deeply while, with supreme agility, crossing the boundaries between different genres: creativity and business, design and printing, designer and business operator.




Hiroko Kanno “To the zoo”

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Hiroko Kanno “To the zoo”
at HB Gallery
Media: Illustration - Painting - Talks
(2017-11-17 - 2017-11-22)

These paintings by Hiroko Kanno are based on sketches made by the artist when she visited the zoo and capture a cheerful and fun mood.




Kinji Aoki “R50. Mainly standard works”

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Kinji Aoki “R50. Mainly standard works”
at Pater's Shop and Gallery
Media: Painting
(2017-11-17 - 2017-11-22)

There is no particular theme or concept for this solo exhibition by Kinji Aoki, as the title suggests.




Masahiro Tsubakihara “Birds”

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Masahiro Tsubakihara “Birds”
at No.12 Gallery
Media: Drawing
(2017-11-17 - 2017-11-22)

Presenting a lineup of bird-themed works that have been produced intermittently since the beginning of last year. Masahiro Tsubakihara’s series titled “Birds” features both these feathered creatures and young boys as subjects through which to address the dangers of our relationship with ourselves and with others.




Rie Mizushima “Emotions”

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Rie Mizushima “Emotions”
at Shinjuku Ophthalmologist Gallery
Media: Painting
(2017-11-17 - 2017-11-22)

Rie Mizushima’s paintings reference negative everyday emotions like anxiety, fear, and smugness that people try to distance themselves from but are still sometimes inexplicably drawn to.




Shujiro Murayama “Art and Communication Through Plants”

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Shujiro Murayama “Art and Communication Through Plants”
at 3331 Arts Chiyoda
Media: Painting - Photography - Video and Film
(2017-10-20 - 2017-11-22)

The Tohoku artist Shujiro Murayama has done plant-focused art projects centered on local environments and the people who live there. In this show he looks at how people in the city communicate with nature through his original “green paintings” and photography and film about his projects.




3455

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3455
at Art & Space Kokokara
Media: Photography
(2017-11-14 - 2017-11-23)

Photographs documenting Ryo Fujishima 3,455-mile journey to international live gigs. He was the first Japanese artist to perform at last year’s Lausanne Underground Film & Music Festival in Switzerland. [Event] Talk & Live Performance Date: Nov. 18 (Sat) 18:00 Admission: 1500 yen Please see the official website for details.




Baek “Dialogue”

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Baek “Dialogue”
at AL
Media: Painting - Talks
(2017-11-14 - 2017-11-23)

Paintings by the artist Baek.




17th “1_WALL” Photography Exhibition

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17th “1_WALL” Photography Exhibition
at Guardian Garden
Media: Photography
(2017-10-31 - 2017-11-24)

The 17th “1_WALL” Photography Exhibition is part of an open competition for the right to mount a solo show at the gallery. The exhibition will feature works by six finalists who have been selected following two rounds of judging: the first round focusing on all entrants’ portfolios, and the second round consisting of one-on-one discussions between the photographers selected in the initial round and the judges. In this group exhibition, each finalist is allocated one wall on which to show his or her works. The final round of judging will take place on November 2 while the exhibition is in progress. During this round, which is open to the public, the six finalists will give presentations about their works, and the judges will then discuss the relative merits of the six contenders’ works and select the Grand Prize winner. The winner’s prize includes the privilege of holding a solo show at the gallery one year later, 100,000 yen budget to prepare for the show, plus the right to prepare an exhibition pamphlet. The seventeenth exhibition in this series brings together an eclectic array of young photographers. Manami Uetake connects the moles and blemishes on her father’s back, as though they were constellations, and photographs the results. Yu Kawasaki takes photos of his family, offering glimpses of the chaos and tranquility to be found in everyday life. Satoshi Terada, using silkscreen, prints photographs of his pregnant wife on newspaper pages. Gai Den photographs scenes, together with people, of towns that once flourished from oil production but are now abandoned. Mio Fukuda depicts her own ill-at-ease feelings amid her ties with others and with society. Machiko Fujimoto takes periodic portrait photos of the same two people. [Related Events] Public Jury Meeting - Final Round of Judging Event Date: Nov. 2 (Thu), 18:00-21:30 *Event in Japanese. *Please see the official website for booking and further details.




Ark School III Part 2

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Ark School III Part 2
at Aoki Gallery
Media: Painting
(2017-11-18 - 2017-11-24)

Paintings made with a variety of methods and materials by participants in the third session of Ark School.




Joe Foti “The Adventures from Beaver Creek Part 3”

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Joe Foti “The Adventures from Beaver Creek Part 3”
at Chrome Hearts Ginza
Media: Illustration - Painting
(2017-11-10 - 2017-11-24)

“The Adventures From Beaver Creek” is a series based on the small town of Bristol, located on the border between the states of Tennessee and Virginia, where Joe Foti spent his childhood during the 1960s and 1970s. He was inspired to create this work when he went back there six years ago, soon realizing that the scope of the project was so large that it would end up shown in a three-part exhibition. The first installment focused on the early history of the town dating back to the Civil War, while the second chapter addressed how the town Foti once knew is now slowly disappearing as the beautiful historic buildings are being demolished. This final installment expresses the artist’s irreplaceable memories of being on the cusp of leaving this small town for the exciting big city.




Raphaël Dallaporta “Covariance”

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Raphaël Dallaporta “Covariance”
at IMA Gallery
Media: Photography
(2017-10-25 - 2017-11-24)

“Covariance” is a central work within the vast project Raphaël Dallaporta undertook about the historical relations and theoretical links between photography, science and space research. Dallaporta (b. 1980, France) has been participating in the “Creation and Spacial imagination” program organized by the French Space Observatory and the National Center for Spatial Studies (CNES). This work, which has been finalised during Dallaporta’s one-year residency at Villa Medici – French Academy in Rome (Italy), was realized in close collaboration with French mathematician Alexandre Brouste. “Covariance” is a mural composition of 48 mathematical models. Each image, which resembles a fragment of cloud, has been computer-generated in the University of Maine’s laboratories (Le Mans, France) by exploiting a mathematical formula known as a probability algorithm or “covariance.” These calculations resulted in a large number of dots within a cube - each, when seen from above and depending on his position in the volume, would appear more or less dark. Moreover, the mural ensemble of 48 pieces is actually composed of twelve subgroups of 4 photographs each for which only one parameter of the mathematical formula would vary. “Covariance” is a work positioned halfway between the classification of an illusory object and the poetic variation on a theme. Using an ancient and rare process (each of the 48 pieces is a cyanotyped platinum and palladium print) and choosing the title “Covariance,” Dallaporta also refers to Alfred Stieglitz’s historical series which title, “Equivalent” (1925-1931), suggested the metaphorical role of clouds. All 48 images are displayed here at the gallery.




Takahito Mizutani “Canon Eagles Photo Exhibition 2017”

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Takahito Mizutani “Canon Eagles Photo Exhibition 2017”
at Open Gallery 1&2
Media: Photography - Workshops - Talks
(2017-10-21 - 2017-11-24)

This exhibition presents photographs of the rugby team “Canon Eagles,” one of the corporate teams of the Canon Group, who are celebrating their 6th year in the Top League this season. Sports photographer Takahito Mizutani is the team’s official photographer and will showcase a number of images that record the team at various venues. [Related Events] Sports Photography Seminar Event Date: Oct. 28 (Sat) 14:45-15:45 Speakers: Takahito Mizutani Venue: Canon Plaza S Workshop Corner Admission: Free (no booking required) *Event in Japanese




Tsukika Hoshiba Exhibition

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Tsukika Hoshiba Exhibition
at Rise Gallery
Media: Painting
(2017-11-04 - 2017-11-24)

Paintings by Tsukika Hoshiba.




Akira Kamiyama “About Streets Far Away”

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Akira Kamiyama “About Streets Far Away”
at Galerie Tokyo Humanité
Media: Sculpture
(2017-11-13 - 2017-11-25)

This exhibition focuses on small works from the 1990s by the Japanese sculptor Akira Kamiyama.







Art and Music Workshop “Life Wave, Life Sound”

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Art and Music Workshop “Life Wave, Life Sound”
at Meguro Museum of Art
Media: Sound - Workshops
(2017-11-12 - 2017-11-25)

This 6th workshop to be organized in collaboration with Meguro Persimmon Hall invites participants to look back over their life so far, thinking about how they have spent their time to date, in order to express what they find through paint and instruments of their choice. The workshop will be led by Hirokazu Kobayashi and Haruna Yamada of the creative unit Spread. This unit has received international recognition for its activities both in Japan and overseas at events such as Milano Salone, and seen Kobayashi and Yamada compose music for various platforms including commercials, films, online platforms and events. They will be joined by musician Hiroki Saito, who is active in many fields and known for his original compositions, as well as music scholar and historian You Akioka, an expert on music from all eras the world over. Here you can discover what kinds of colors, shapes, and sounds emerge from your life so far. [Event Details] Event Dates: Nov. 12 (Sun), 25 (Sat) 10:30-18:00 Venues: Nov. 12: Meguro Museum of Art; Nov. 25: AM - Meguro Museum of Art. PM - small hall, Meguro Persimmon Hall Speakers: Spread (creative unit, designer), Hiroki Saitoh (musician, founder of Soundscape Design Lab), You Akioka (music historian, Chair of Ferris University) Capacity: 20 (suitable for high school students and above) *attendees must have a smartphone available (any model ok) that they also know how to use. Admission: ¥3000 (includes materials and insurance) *See the official website for details regarding booking.




Chiaki Okada Exhibition

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Chiaki Okada Exhibition
at Pinpoint Gallery
Media: Illustration
(2017-11-13 - 2017-11-25)

Original works featured in Chiaki Okada’s last four picture books will be presented here alongside other artworks by the artist.




Chisato Yoshikawa Exhibition

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Chisato Yoshikawa Exhibition
at K's Gallery
Media: Painting
(2017-11-20 - 2017-11-25)

Venue: K’s gallery in Ginza.




Decorative Porcelain Cakes

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Decorative Porcelain Cakes
at Galerie Vivant
Media: Painting
(2017-11-20 - 2017-11-25)




Eikoh Hosoe Exhibition

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Eikoh Hosoe Exhibition
at Toki-no-Wasuremono
Media: Photography - Party - Talks
(2017-10-31 - 2017-11-25)

Twenty works from photographer Eikoh Hosoe major series from the 1960s-2000s, including “Kamaitachi”, “Barakei (Ordeal by Roses)”, “Gaudi”, “Embrace”, and “Ukiyoe Projections”. [Event] Talk by photography critic Kotaro Iizawa Date: Nov. 8 (Wed) 18:00 Admission: ¥1000 In Japanese. Reservations required.




Erika Kobayashi “Childhood”

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Erika Kobayashi “Childhood”
at Utrecht / Now Idea
Media: Drawing
(2017-11-14 - 2017-11-25)

It does matter who or what type of animal you are, all living creatures have gone through childhood. It is the distant future that seemed oh so far away when we were children that we are now living. This exhibition will introduce drawings of present day children and of day-to-day life in the past. There will also be drawing card sets designed by Mina Tabei available.




Everyone in Edo is interesting. Homage to the Edo era.

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Everyone in Edo is interesting. Homage to the Edo era.
at Gallery Kopis
Media: Painting - Nihonga - Product - Crafts - Workshops - Talks
(2017-11-19 - 2017-11-25)

Art and accessories inspired by the lifestyles and customs of the Edo era (16th to 19th centuries).




Hana Tobari Exhibition

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Hana Tobari Exhibition
at Gallery K
Media: Sculpture
(2017-11-13 - 2017-11-25)

Presenting works by Hana Tobari, a postgraduate student of Tama Art University’s sculpture course.




Hiroko Koshino “Paintings Visible in Clothing”

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Hiroko Koshino “Paintings Visible in Clothing”
at KH Gallery
Media: Painting - Installation - Fashion
(2017-10-10 - 2017-11-25)

Hiroko Koshino has had an amazing 60-year career as a fashion designer and she still currently announces two collections a year, which continue to share beauty ahead of its generation. She has also tirelessly been releasing works of art in recent years, creating a unique world combing fashion and art. This exhibition displays clothing works from past collections in three categories of “quality, shape and color,” which have been re-defined from the design elements of paintings. Her fashion is captured in a new manner from an artistic perspective. The series with clothing works enclosed in flat and clear acrylic cases allows guests to view in detail this “quality” including different materials for each work of art, handmade decorations and the picturesque structure. Meanwhile, the optical installation features infinite “shapes” which can be imagined from one dress. You can also take in “colors” in KH gallery’s first exhibition of colorful giclée style paintings which sparkle in their own small worlds. Discovering “works of art” from past clothing could be another step forward in the fusion between fashion and art.




Kana Ito “Christmas”

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Kana Ito “Christmas”
at Gallery Goto
Media: Painting
(2017-11-12 - 2017-11-25)




Kazumi Tachikawa Exhibition

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Kazumi Tachikawa Exhibition
at Space Yui
Media: Crafts
(2017-11-20 - 2017-11-25)

Embroidered cushions, chairs, and pictures with designs of plants, birds, letters, and other familiar motifs.




Keiichiro Sakuma and Kyoko Komoda Exhibition

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Keiichiro Sakuma and Kyoko Komoda Exhibition
at Hagurodo
Media: Painting
(2017-11-13 - 2017-11-25)

The paintings of Keiichiro Sakuma and Kyoko Komoda have a melancholy, elusive quality that might be considered uniquely Japanese forms of expression.




Keiko Iwakami Exhibition “Mileage 2017: Born in This Land”

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Keiko Iwakami Exhibition “Mileage 2017: Born in This Land”
at Gallery Hinoki B, C
Media: Painting - Installation
(2017-11-20 - 2017-11-25)

Cardboard installations by Keiko Iwakami.




Keisuke Nakagawa Exhibition

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Keisuke Nakagawa Exhibition
at Gallery Q
Media: Painting
(2017-11-20 - 2017-11-25)




Kenichiro Isaka Exhibition

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Kenichiro Isaka Exhibition
at Galerie Shimon
Media: Painting
(2017-11-20 - 2017-11-25)

Paintings by Kenichiro Isaka.




Kentaro Saratani Exhibition

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Kentaro Saratani Exhibition
at Gallery Natsuka
Media: Sculpture
(2017-11-20 - 2017-11-25)

Fresco painting-inspired works.







Maiko Kasai “Little Owl’s Eyes”

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Maiko Kasai “Little Owl’s Eyes”
at Yuka Tsuruno Gallery
Media: Painting - Party
(2017-10-21 - 2017-11-25)

In recent years, Maiko Kasai has been producing works that explore the relationship between narrative and painting by composing stories based on scenes witnessed in her everyday life, or introducing a new, uniquely imagined perspective that complements untold parts of existing stories. Her paintings, characterized by bold brushstrokes and the use of empty spaces, are populated by socially undifferentiated beings such as young girls, animals and costumed cartoon characters. The vague compositions and colors that allow the subject to merge with the background express her pictorial world at once as figurative and abstract. The title of this exhibition, “Little Owl’s Eyes,” refers to the owl of the Greek goddess Athena. As the goddess of wisdom, handicrafts and warfare, Athena is thought to have kept an owl, a symbol of wisdom, by her side as her holy animal. Kasai says that she adopted this title as “an attempt to examine the world from a perspective that is different to that of the everyday, and, rather, akin to that of the owl that regarded the world from above alongside the goddess who was worshiped as the guardian of Athens and looked over every occurrence in the world.” While she reexamines the traditional motifs of western painting, the owl’s perspective has become an important one for her. Kasai has introduced the comprehensive perspective of Yamato-e style and the traditional nature motifs of Japanese painting to the compositions of her works in order to achieve temporal narrativity in the scenes she depicts instead of the timelessness of traditional painting. Furthermore, the newly introduced motif of plaster busts is a recognizable one for anyone who studied art in Japan. The plaster busts that are normally regarded merely as drawing subjects in modern art education are familiar to Kasai even though they are remote from her cultural and spatiotemporal origins, much like the images of young girls who overlap with the motifs of western painting in her works. Kasai’s attempt to approach traditional motifs from a new angle both in terms of medium and subject matter manifests itself as pictures with new narrativity that link time and space, and offer the change for multiple interpretations by viewers.




Masaki Tamura Exhibition

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Masaki Tamura Exhibition
at Art Space Rashinban
Media: Painting
(2017-11-20 - 2017-11-25)




Masayoshi Koide “Wish Upon A Star”

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Masayoshi Koide “Wish Upon A Star”
at Gallery Tsubaki / GT2
Media: Sculpture
(2017-11-18 - 2017-11-25)




Michiyo Miwa “The Freewheeling Life 2”

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Michiyo Miwa “The Freewheeling Life 2”
at Lower Akihabara
Media: Sculpture
(2017-11-14 - 2017-11-25)

Michiyo Miwa’s realistic wooden sculptures range from people to animals to insects, plants, and sometimes even the laundry. Works from the continuation of the cat series “The Freewheeling Life” series started in 2015 on display.




Michiyo Sona Exhibition

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Michiyo Sona Exhibition
at Gallery 58
Media: Painting
(2017-11-20 - 2017-11-25)

Michiyo Sona produces paintings for herself, expressing everything that she has seen with her eyes, and all that she has accumulated in her body through experience.




Mizuho Uchida Exhibition

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Mizuho Uchida Exhibition
at Gallery Hinoki e, F
Media: Painting
(2017-11-20 - 2017-11-25)

Ten colorful oil and acrylic abstract paintings by Mizuho Uchida.




Norimichi Akagi Exhibition

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Norimichi Akagi Exhibition
at Galerie Paris
Media: Painting
(2017-11-17 - 2017-11-25)

Exhibition comprised of paintings and drawings produced with techniques such as encaustic painting, which uses ancient painting methods utilizing melted beeswax, and a form of tempera oil painting that was developed by Akagi Research Laboratory at Yokohama National University.




Noriyuki Haraguchi “Grey”

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Noriyuki Haraguchi “Grey”
at Kenji Taki Gallery
Media: Sculpture - Installation
(2017-10-19 - 2017-11-25)




Record Extraordinaire! Uzo Nishiyama’s Notebooks on Houses and Living

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Record Extraordinaire! Uzo Nishiyama’s Notebooks on Houses and Living
at LIXIL Gallery 1 & 2
Media: Graphics - Drawing - Manga - Photography - Talks
(2017-09-07 - 2017-11-25)

Architect and architectural scholar Uzo Nishiyama is regarded as a pioneer of scientific research into housing. He is also known as an advocate of the “Separation of Eating and Sleeping Quarters in Small Houses” and the creator of the post-war “dining-kitchen” residential plan. At the foundation of these achievements is Nishiyama’s tenacious research into housing for the purpose of improving ordinary people’s dwellings. The period of the 1940s to ‘60s when he actively conducted research was a time of dramatic change for housing in Japan. His research findings served an important role in clarifying the housing situation in this period. From the great volume of questionnaires, illustrations, and photographs he amassed from careful fieldwork, we can sense Nishiyama’s sincere perspective as a researcher and his devotion to observing, sketching, and recording. This exhibition looks at Uzo Nishiyama’s “housing studies” research and colorful career through some 90 items. They include sketches, illustrations, and photographs by Nishiyama—who had an excellent eye for observation and such a talent for drawing he thought of becoming a manga artist—as well as manga works from his junior high school days and early journals that foretell his compulsion for recording. Please enjoy browsing the gallery, which is filled with Nishiyama’s records. [Event] Lecture “Showa Housing Scholar Uzo Nishiyama” Speaker: Shigeru Matsumoto (University of Hyogo Professor Emeritus, The Uzo Nishiyama Memorial Library Chairman) Date: Oct. 5 (Thurs) 18:30–19:45 Free In Japanese. Please see the official website for reservations and details.




Sachiyo Kaneko “Moment”

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Sachiyo Kaneko “Moment”
at Gallery House Maya
Media: Illustration - Painting
(2017-11-20 - 2017-11-25)

The first solo exhibition for illustrator Sachiyo Kaneko.




Shintaro Maezawa Exhibition

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Shintaro Maezawa Exhibition
at K's Gallery
Media: Painting
(2017-11-20 - 2017-11-25)

Venue: K’s gallery-an in Ginza.




Shinya Yao “Chorus”

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Shinya Yao “Chorus”
at Musée F
Media: Photography - Video and Film
(2017-11-20 - 2017-11-25)

These works question the relationship between photography, moving images, time, and memory.




Shunsuke Kobayashi Exhibition

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Shunsuke Kobayashi Exhibition
at Gallery Ueda
Media: Painting
(2017-11-06 - 2017-11-25)

The first exhibition at Gallery Ueda for Shunsuke Kobayashi, a professor at Yamagata University whose paintings of layered color on oval-shaped canvases are easily mistaken for ceramic works. See his new world of painting for yourself. The artist will be at the gallery on Nov. 10, Nov. 11, Nov. 17, Nov. 18, Nov. 23, and Nov. 24




Sopheap Pich “desire line”

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Sopheap Pich “desire line”
at Tomio Koyama Gallery
Media: Sculpture - Crafts - Talks
(2017-10-28 - 2017-11-25)

Sopheap Pich creates sculptures with organic and geometric structures, inspired by bodily organs, vegetal forms, or cityscapes. Made with local materials such as bamboo, rattan, wire, and beeswax, his work embraces a sense of lightness, yet fills up the space energetically with its volume and functional structure. Pich’s work has been featured in numerous international museum exhibitions and biennials such as his solo exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2013 and Documenta 13. This year his work has featured in the Venice Biennale, Viva Arte Viva (running until November 26), and “Sunshower: Contemporary Art from Southeast Asia 1980s to Now” at Mori Art Museum. His work is included in major collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Centre Georges Pompidou, M+ (Hong Kong), Singapore Art Museum, and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. [Related Event] Sopheap Pich Artist Talk Event Date: Nov. 4 (Sat) 16:00-18:00 (doors open 15:30) Venue: 8/court Shibuya Hikarie 8F, 8/ art gallery/ Tomio Koyama Gallery Admission: Free (booking required) *Please see the official website for further details and booking.




Strand of katharsis 2nd season

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Strand of katharsis 2nd season
at Sezon Art Gallery
Media: Video and Film
(2017-10-01 - 2017-11-25)

Presenting works by artists working in video and a variety of other media. Venue: Art Gallery B1F, Cafe Dining Bar 367°




Takahiro Iwasaki “Light is made of Stars”
Takahiro Iwasaki “Light is made of Stars” at Urano Media: Sculpture - Installation - Party - Talks (2017-10-21 - 2017-11-25) Takahiro Iwasaki transforms our consciousness by visualizing the reality that we overlook on a daily basis, manipulating the distance and scale of objects. He has focused on the issue of electrical power since early on and presented works addressing the subject at Yokohama Triennale in 2011. These included two pieces produced using his own hair, one inspired by the temporary closure of the large waterfront Ferris wheel in Yokohama as a result of planned blackouts immediately following the Great East Japan Earthquake, and another that depicted the fallen no. 27 steel tower on the Yoru no Mori Line, which resulted in the loss of the external power supply at the Fukushima Daiichi Power Plant and caused the core meltdown to occur. At Venice Biennale, Iwasaki is currently showing works that present images of Japan from different perspective points, exploring further problems that surround this subject area, such as nuclear power and resource development, and the chemical plants that caused pollution while supporting the postwar economic growth of Japan. This exhibition will include the work “Out of order (ocean model),” a series that depicts oil rigs extracting oil from beneath the ocean floor in offshore Japanese territory and the surrounding islands. It is comprised of petroleum-based waste products, including disposable lunch boxes, straws, and plastic bags. The color of the works in the series is a uniform black, recalling the image of both crude oil and traditional ink and wash paintings by artists like Sesshu Toyo. The proportions of the table, the oil rig and the arrangement of the islands are based on the dimensions of the kare-sansui (dry landscape) at the famous Ryoan-ji garden in Kyoto. This work was made against the backdrop of recent disputes between China and Japan regarding the East Asian maritime border, which dictates rights over the exploitation of natural resources and has fallen into question with the territorial expansion of China. By using the technique of down-scaling in his work, Iwasaki facilitates a bird’s eye view perspective that links individual landscapes to a vision of the world as a whole. When viewed as part of history, our lifetime on earth can be understood as very short, the geography of the earth itself changing incredibly slowly during this time. Iwasaki’s unique point of view locates us in the here and now at the center of these goings on and suggests possibilities about how we may proceed from this point of origin. [Related Event] Talk Event & Party: “Venice Biennale and Beyond” Event Date[...]



Takeshi Fukuda Exhibition

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Takeshi Fukuda Exhibition
at Gallery Hinoki e, F
Media: Photography
(2017-11-20 - 2017-11-25)

Twenty black and white works by photographer Takeshi Fukuda.




Tamami Kubota “Asparado”

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Tamami Kubota “Asparado”
at hpgrp Gallery Tokyo
Media: Painting - Party
(2017-10-27 - 2017-11-25)

Oil painter Tamami Kubota creates original worlds with bold strokes and unique blends of color. A range of emotion and movement bubble up from the serene-seeming surfaces of her canvases, uniting the viewer’s memory and imagination in stories evoked through their quiet pulse.




Toru Seko “Things I’ve Seen”

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Toru Seko “Things I’ve Seen”
at Ai Gallery
Media: Painting
(2017-11-20 - 2017-11-25)

Small works by painter Toru Seko.




Viviane Sassen “Of Mud and Lotus”

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Viviane Sassen “Of Mud and Lotus”
at G/P Gallery
Media: Photography - Fashion - Party - Talks
(2017-10-06 - 2017-11-25)

Viviane Sassen is a photographer considered representative of the Netherlands. Aside from her active role in various global fashion labels, she is receiving much attention for her participation in events such as “The Encyclopedic Palace” (2013) - the 55th edition of the Venice Biennale, directed by Massimiliano Gioni - and her nomination for the German Bose Award. “Of Mud and Lotus” is a work inspired by the proverbial saying that a lotus flower blooms by growing through mud. As is symbolized by these words, this body of work is imbibed with all the “richness” of primordial concepts of femininity, including female-specific bodily transformations such as pregnancy and childbirth, as well as corpulence, referring here to organic play. Sassen skillfully weaves together her ideas regarding the abstract and performance, using collage and hand-colored photographs to produce bold colors and textures that add to the multilayered nature of her images while offering viewers a variety of ways to understand and respond to her works as a result. For Sassen, bacterial fungi and clustered spores are reminiscent of the growth of the cells in the human body, organic materials such as eggs, milk, and flowers emphasizing the rich curves that are so abundant in nature while also expressing the corporeality of the female body. If you look closely at her works resembling abstract compositions, you may notice something new being born.




Wakana Tsuchida “Selfish Tears”

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Wakana Tsuchida “Selfish Tears”
at Gallery Nii, Tokyo
Media: Photography
(2017-11-18 - 2017-11-25)

Twenty black and white photographs of Okinawa landscapes and Tsuchida’s own children reflect on the hidden loneliness and fright of home life.




Yoshiyuki Oki “Qualia”

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Yoshiyuki Oki “Qualia”
at Gallery Tosei
Media: Photography - Talks
(2017-11-04 - 2017-11-25)

The red glow of Mars shining in the night sky. The sound of a waterfall echoing in the mountains. The smell of a rainy day. The blur of a moth flying in the dark. These images, colors, sounds etc. that we sense on a daily basis can be summarized in words, though these works can never accurately describe the true experience. Something that is perceived by a person but cannot be summarized by common words is known as “Qualia.” For Yoshiyuki Oki, the moment his work is perceived by someone else, it is no longer contained by his own experience of it. The boundaries of his own definition of the work disappear. As his images spread out here like ripples and reach their audience, they are mediated by the memories and emotions of each individual viewer. [Related Event] Talk show Event Date: Nov. 17 (Fri) 17:00- Speakers: Yoshiyuki Oki, Keiju Kita Admission: ¥1000 *Event in Japanese. *Please see the official website for further details.




Yuko Tashiro “One Scene V”

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Yuko Tashiro “One Scene V”
at Bumpodo Gallery
Media: Painting
(2017-11-13 - 2017-11-25)

Paintings inspired by walks in mountain woods and communication between humans and nature.




7th Haruo Sofue + Mitsue Sofue Exhibition

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7th Haruo Sofue + Mitsue Sofue Exhibition
at Gallery Kabutoya
Media: Crafts
(2017-11-21 - 2017-11-26)




AGC Asahi Glass 110th Anniversary Exhibition

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AGC Asahi Glass 110th Anniversary Exhibition
at Space O in Omotesando Hills
Media: Installation
(2017-11-20 - 2017-11-26)

Presenting a glass installation from Milan Design Week.




Arcus Project 2017 Ibaraki Open Studios
Arcus Project 2017 Ibaraki Open Studios at ARCUS Studio Media: Installation - Video and Film - Sound - Performance Art - Artist in Residence - Party - Workshops - Talks (2017-11-22 - 2017-11-26) On Nov. 22–Nov. 26, Arcus Project in Moriya, Ibaraki holds open studios for these 2017 artists-in-residence: Julieta Aguinaco & Sarah Demoen, Daniel Nicolae Djamo, and Curtis Tamm. The artists will share the processes and results of what they have been working on since their arrival for this 110-day residency. [Special Programs by Artists] ■Julieta Aguinaco & Sarah Demoen ‘Facing the Earth. Facing Information. Facing our Lives.’ Lecture performance Date and Time: Nov. 22 (Web)16:30-17:00, 23(Thu) 15:30-16:00, 24(Fri)16:30-17:00, 25(Sat), 26(Sun) 15:00-15:30 Venue: ARCUS Studio Studio 1 Admission: Free Entry ■Daniel Nicolae Djamo ‘Selling hopes’ Date and Time: Nov. 23 (Thu) 18:00-19:00, 25(Sat) 15:30-16:30 Venue: ARCUS Studio 2nd Floor Admission: Free Entry ■Curtis Tamm ‘Center for Cellular Alignment’ Venue: ARCUS Studio, Studio 3 Capacity: 1 person or 1 group/20min Admission: Free *Booking Required [Related Event] 1. Artist Talks × Kenichi Kondo Date and Time: Nov. 23 (Thu) 16:30-18:00 2. Studio Talk × Fumio Nanjo(ARCUS Project Adviser/Director, Mori Art Museum) Date and Time: Nov. 25 (Sat) 16:30-18:00 Venue: ARCUS Studio Admission: Free Entry 3. Free Shuttle Bus service from Tokyo Date and Time: Nov. 25 (Sat) 14:00[Departure from Yaesu Exit, Tokyo station]→15:30[Arrival at ARCUS Studio, Moriya Manabi-no-sato] Admission: Free Capacity: 40 seats ※Booking required 4. Soba Party Date and Time: Nov. 25 (Sat) 18:00-19:00 ※Booking and admission charge (¥500) 5. Studio Guided Tour by Resident Artists Date and Time: Nov. 26 (Sun) 14:00-15:30 6. Open Discussion ‘March 11 and Ibaraki, Examined with Art : 2011-2017’ Date and Time: Nov. 26 (Sun) 16:00-18:00 Speakers: Yuu Takehisa(Curator, Contemporary Art Center, Art Tower Mito), Tohru Nakazaki(Artist), Gojing-Maru Hayashi(Artist) Moderator: Kenichi Kondo(ARCUS Project Guest Curator 2017) Film Screening Date and Time: Nov. 22 (Wed)-26 (Sun) 13:00 - 19:00 Artists: Alicia Framis, Meiro Koizumi, Song Ming Ang, Wojciech Gilewicz, Basir Mahmood, and Stephanie Bickford-Smith Admission: Free Entry *Please see the official website for further details. [...]



Artists’ Book Exhibition Sendai ⇄ Tokyo Chapter 1

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Artists’ Book Exhibition Sendai ⇄ Tokyo Chapter 1
at NADiff a/p/a/r/t
Media: Graphics - Product - Party - Talks
(2017-11-03 - 2017-11-26)

In order to explore the expressive platform known as the “Artist Book,” this event will bring together artists working in various fields who have employed their own unique methodology to create one of these books, connecting the world of art and print. What is the current value of these books, which were once considered a cutting-edge format, and how effective are they today? What does the unique physical reality of the book experience, characterised by the thickness of the pages, the overall weight, the smell of the ink, and the marks of aging, bring? Taking such factors into consideration, the creators participating in this exhibition will attempt to embody their artistic expression in the book medium. This is a chance to experience the expressive potential of books. The exhibition will be held simultaneously at six venues in Tokyo and Sendai. Each venue will present different content so it is worth visiting as many as possible. Artists: Kana Aoki, Satoru Itazu, Jin Imamura, O Jun, Ari Ookubo, Kanon Kawakubo, Toshiyuki Kimura, Sonoko Sakurai, Kenshu Shintsubo, Fumi Natsume, Seiichiro Miida, Nanae Mitobe, Shuji Yamamoto [Related Event] Talk Event: The Story of Books - The Connection Between Art and Books Event Date: Nov. 3 (Fri) 17:00-18:30 (doors open 16:45) Speakers: Akiko Takiguchi (curator at Urawa Art Museum), O Jun (painter) Venue: inside NADiff a/p/a/r/t Capacity: 50 Admission: ¥500 *Event in Japanese *Please see the official website for booking and further details.




Chizuko Iinuma “Recurring breath”

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Chizuko Iinuma “Recurring breath”
at Toki Art Space
Media: Painting
(2017-11-13 - 2017-11-26)

Presenting a lineup of paintings by Kanagawa-born artist Chizuko Iinuma (1984-).







Dan Isomura “Good Neighbors”

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Dan Isomura “Good Neighbors”
at On Sundays
Media: Sculpture - Installation
(2017-10-31 - 2017-11-26)

Presenting “Home Party #2,” Dan Isomura’s Gold Prize-winning installation on themes of immigration and the refugee crises. Isomura created this work as a project for the Genron Chaos* Lounge New Art School.




Design Trial 2017

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Design Trial 2017
at Ars Gallery
Media: Graphics - Product
(2017-11-21 - 2017-11-26)

Prototypes by six designers from the same background working in different fields.




Emi Otaguro “Spot”
Emi Otaguro “Spot” at KayokoYuki Media: Painting - Drawing (2017-10-28 - 2017-11-26) Titled “spot,” the current exhibition by Emi Otaguro consists of a series of works at the core of which sits a story woven by the artist herself, inspired by Greek mythology’s tale of “Narcissus.” In her story, a hunter finds himself in the pool formed by his own urine, starting to feel unsure as to his bodily existence. Trying to get a confirmation of his being, he gazes into the pool of urine, only to face various haunting images such as those of cats, horses, and ravens, emerging from there; this situation is the point of departure for her works in the show. Here, the urine, in the form of a pool, symbolizes the boundary between the inside and outside of a living body, and the image inside of it that resembles oneself serves as what shakes one’s self perception of their bodily existence. To sweep away that feeling of insecurity, and prompted by a bit of curiosity, the hunter approximates to his other self dwelling in the urine pool. However, what is revealed to him there, is not his own, true self, which he was pursuing, but images deriving from fragments of his memory. They seem rather like a proof of his being in the world. Throughout her artistic practice, Otaguro has consistently worked under the themes of inexplicable events slipping into everyday life as well as states of human psyche when oscillating between sanity and insanity. Her new works featured in this exhibition present more direct expressions, as a result of employing more restrained methods and materials. “To draw and paint a picture is the act of staining memory,” says the artist; she gives a mark to a piece of memory by cutting out a fleeting moment from the eternally flowing time and then filling it with a black marker. By devoting herself continually to the primitive and physical act of “drawing and painting a picture,” Otaguro confronts uncertainty of bodily existence and ambiguity of self-recognition. That is the way she works, and the new pieces in this exhibition show us her latest development. [...]



Eriko Hiyoshi Exhibition

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Eriko Hiyoshi Exhibition
at O Gallery
Media: Painting - Drawing
(2017-11-20 - 2017-11-26)




F/Style

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F/Style
at Claska Gallery
Media: Product - Crafts
(2017-10-28 - 2017-11-26)

Shoes, wool-knit garments, kitchenware, and other new items by the design studio F/style.




Feliz Nishimura “Ecosistema”

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Feliz Nishimura “Ecosistema”
at Striped House Gallery
Media: Sculpture
(2017-11-16 - 2017-11-26)

Venue: 3F Gallery




Gardar Eide Einarsson “Studies and Further Studies in a Dying Culture”
Gardar Eide Einarsson “Studies and Further Studies in a Dying Culture” at Rat Hole Gallery Media: Painting (2017-09-08 - 2017-11-26) Gardar Eide Einarsson’s third exhibition at Rat Hole Gallery will present a suite of ten new paintings and marks the artist’s only show to date focused exclusively on painting works. Einarsson (Norwegian, b.1976, lives and works in Tokyo) works across a multitude of genres, including painting, installation, sculpture, ready-made objects and flags, film and photography, to examine ideas of authority and rebellion within social, political, and economic structures, as well as notions of fear and paranoia embedded in such relationships of power. Using methods of appropriation, assemblage, and abstraction of images and information from a variety of sources - from cultural ephemera to political iconography, utopian ideologies, and criminal subcultures - Einarsson voids them of their context and meaning, while simultaneously transforming them into coded layers of expression and often times signifiers of dissent. For this exhibition, the imagery of each of the paintings is derived from graphic designs of book and DVD covers, logos, and political buttons. These include the cover of a documentary film based on a Japanese doomsday cult, a study from 1937 analyzing politics in Chicago during the Great Depression, a 1969 exhibition catalog of a group show by 14 minimalist sculptors, and an anthology of writings on accelerationism. Shared among the works is a disconnect between the title of the painting, pregnant with meaning, and a seemingly empty and flat surface that is somewhat reminiscent, yet not entirely, of post-war painting. The works possess a formal vocabulary of minimalism and geometrical abstraction through the use of a monochromatic palette or rigorous black-and-white execution, as is often found with Einarsson’s paintings. Furthermore, in erecting a rigid framework for the way in which the painting is derived from the source imagery, such as by reducing color or the amount of information visible on the surface, Einarsson creates a “painterly” space to exist there within, thus elevating accide[...]



Gotiingham “Space for Others”

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Gotiingham “Space for Others”
at Cage Gallery
Media: Photography - Architecture
(2017-10-07 - 2017-11-26)

Focusing his practice on collaborative works and commissioned projects, Gottingham is a photographer who experiments with expressive fields such as art, design, and media, creating works with ambiguous narratives. His approach, which places emphasis on “transformation” as one manifestation of ambiguity, develops various derivative works, including installations, examples of web design, and advertising publications, while attempting to expand the boundaries of the mythical concept of creation as well as the uniqueness of works and artists. This exhibition is composed of part of a series of photographs born of a collaboration with architect Hideyuki Nakayama. In the series, Gottingham explores paranormal sensations stimulated by architectural space and how the exacting design of light and shadow can amplify micro narratives.




Healthy Towns

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Healthy Towns
at Genron Chaos*Lounge Gotanda Atelier
Media: Installation
(2017-11-18 - 2017-11-26)

Works by 3rd-term Group B students in the Genron Chaos*Lounge New Art School question the meaning of health in the context of contemporary society.




Hideyuki Kai “Horizon”

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Hideyuki Kai “Horizon”
at The Artcomplex Center of Tokyo
Media: Painting
(2017-11-21 - 2017-11-26)

Thirty color-pencil drawings depicting a “fleeting world existing between heaven and earth.”




Hikaru Narita “Ghost town”

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Hikaru Narita “Ghost town”
at TS4312
Media: Painting - Prints - Sculpture
(2017-11-03 - 2017-11-26)

Hikaru Narita started out as a sculptor, so it is not surprising that his graffiti works presented here have a particularly three-dimensional feel. In this solo exhibition, he breathes fresh life into parts of toys that typically end up in the garbage.




Hiroki Godo + Tomoko Tsuda “Kai Ki Rou: Flower Mirage”

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Hiroki Godo + Tomoko Tsuda “Kai Ki Rou: Flower Mirage”
at Paku Paku An
Media: Ceramics - Party
(2017-11-18 - 2017-11-26)

Hiroki Godo is known for the CG-like level of detail in his paintings, which include brushwork on miniatures and other art objects. Tomoko Tsuda is an accomplished rakugaki ceramicist who creates works suited to daily life. Enjoy the quiet but rousing power of their creations. Venue: Paku Paku An 3F Exhibition Space [Event] Ryurei Tea Ceremony by tea master Omote Senke Date: Nov. 19 (Sun) 13:00–17:00 Admission: 500 yen Please see the official website for details.




Hiromatsu Furniture Inc. “Fun with Materials!”

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Hiromatsu Furniture Inc. “Fun with Materials!”
at BankArt Studio NYK
Media: Product
(2017-11-17 - 2017-11-26)

The 14th exhibit by Hiromatsu Furniture Inc. presents 10 days of “Fun With Materials!” Enjoy seeing, touching, and experiencing new furniture s made with lacquer, rare woods, a new cement-like material, and new upholsteries.




Hiroshi Takizawa “Avalanche/Dual”

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Hiroshi Takizawa “Avalanche/Dual”
at Post / Limart
Media: Photography - Installation - Party
(2017-11-07 - 2017-11-26)

Hiroshi Takizawa’s photographs of surfaces, ranging from those of boulders to architectural materials like stone and concrete to wrinkled hotel bed sheets, are encounters with mysteries of texture and time, unearthing new layers of monumental ruins.




Impurity / Immunity

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Impurity / Immunity
at Tokyo Arts and Space Hongo
Media: Painting - Photography - Sculpture - Video and Film
(2017-10-14 - 2017-11-26)

“Impurity / Immunity” is a project that confronts the current era. In order to explore “coexistence” in contemporary society, which seems to be getting increasingly complex and chaotic, this exhibition introduces two concepts: “impurity” and “immunity.” Italian philosopher Roberto Esposito has described the conditions of a civilization whose people attempt to protect their own “identities” and “purities” to the extent that they end up causing their own extinction. Events such as 9.11 and the behavior of the Nazi Germany can in this way be referred to as such, and understood as a form of “auto-immunization. This said, there is the potential for anything to come into conflict with a particular immune system and become known as an “impurity.” In this sense, “coexistence” is characterized by a continuous tension between impurity and immunity.







Johnny Miller “Station to Station”

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Johnny Miller “Station to Station”
at 3331 Arts Chiyoda
Media: Painting - Drawing
(2017-11-11 - 2017-11-26)

In Franco De Masi’s concept of the unconscious he puts forward the idea that, as a part of our unconscious mind there is an emotional reservoir that never reaches the consciousness. This part of the mind underpins conscious thinking. De Masi says that it allows for an intuitive quality of thought, where ideas and experiences connect and relate. Without unconscious emotional underpinning he says that life’s poetry fades away and thinking becomes fragmented and disconnected. According to Miller’s friend Giles, De Masi’s idea has the capacity to make one think about picture making as a way to maintain a link with the unconscious emotional reservoir. Miller says of himself, “I think I use the commuting time between stations to enter into this state of intuitive picture making which forms the base of all my pictures lately.” Venue: B107




Johnny Miller “Station to Station”

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Johnny Miller “Station to Station”
at Bambinart Gallery
Media: Painting - Drawing
(2017-11-11 - 2017-11-26)

Solo exhibition by Johnny Miller, who was born in 1962 in Newcastle, England and currently lives and works in Osaka. He graduated with a Masters in Printmaking from the Royal College of Art, London. In Franco De Masi’s concept of the unconscious he puts forward the idea that, as a part of our unconscious mind there is an emotional reservoir that never reaches the consciousness. This part of the mind underpins conscious thinking. De Masi says that it allows for an intuitive quality of thought, where ideas and experiences connect and relate. Without unconscious emotional underpinning he says that life’s poetry fades away and thinking becomes fragmented and disconnected. According to Miller’s friend Giles, De Masi’s idea has the capacity to make one think about picture making as a way to maintain a link with the unconscious emotional reservoir. Miller says of himself, “I think I use the commuting time between stations to enter into this state of intuitive picture making which forms the base of all my pictures lately.”




Joshibi University of Art and Design x Art Laboratory Hashimoto “Cross references: Case study for collaboration”

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Joshibi University of Art and Design x Art Laboratory Hashimoto “Cross references: Case study for collaboration”
at Art Laboratory Hashimoto
Media: Architecture - Sculpture
(2017-11-17 - 2017-11-26)

This exhibition is organized by a team consisting of teachers, curators and staff from Joshibi University of Art and Design and Art Laboratory Hashimoto. Students and faculty members from the university were randomly paired and asked to collaborate on the production of artworks while thinking about each other’s approach and what kind of relationship they could develop. This exhibition follows the process of their collaboration and presents it as a single case study. [Related Events] Gallery Talk Date: Nov. 18 (Sat), 26 (Sun), 14:00-16:00 Talk Event: “Making while connecting” Date: Nov. 18 (Sat), 17:00-18:30 Speaker: Abe Daisuke, Takeshi Takano, Kei Kato *Events in Japanese.




Kouhei Hirose “Weave the soil”

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Kouhei Hirose “Weave the soil”
at Totem Pole Photo Gallery
Media: Photography
(2017-11-14 - 2017-11-26)




Lake of Grace #001 “Chikubu Island’s Green”

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Lake of Grace #001 “Chikubu Island’s Green”
at Our Favourite Shop
Media: Product - Fashion - Crafts - Ceramics
(2017-11-09 - 2017-11-26)

Ceramics, furniture, textiles, and other products inspired by Lake Biwa’s Chikubu Island. These items were created by Kikof, a brand collaboration between Kigi and artisans from the Lake Biwa area.




Lazoo x Taboo1 “Brother from Another Mother”

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Lazoo x Taboo1 “Brother from Another Mother”
at The Blank Gallery
Media: Painting - Prints
(2017-11-17 - 2017-11-26)

Lazoo and Taboo1 met in 2003 at the International Graffiti Festival in Paris. Here in his first presentation in Japan, Lazoo will display an important series of drawings on paper that demonstrate the personality that forms the basis of his graffiti. In addition to this series in which the beauty of his lines is emphasized by sepia tones, there will be number of highly colorful works and silk screen prints on show. This is a long-awaited exhibition by two graffiti writers representing France and Japan that you won’t want to miss.




Makoto Ito “Sculptures & Drawings”

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Makoto Ito “Sculptures & Drawings”
at Tir na nog Gallery
Media: Drawing - Sculpture
(2017-11-11 - 2017-11-26)

Wander and explore the labyrinth of this simple yet intricate installation created by renowned sculptor Makoto Ito. The form looks basic, even primitive, but it guides the eye as if one were following a maze. At first glance the figure appears to be nonsense or an odd cartoon; there is a familiarity there, but viewers also feel tantalized because they can’t recall why exactly.




Matt Lock + Tai Ogawa “Doom Headz”

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Matt Lock + Tai Ogawa “Doom Headz”
at Calm & Punk Gallery
Media: Painting
(2017-11-11 - 2017-11-26)

Having survived 1999 and the millenium unharmed, the devastation of the apocalypse never coming to be, the human race has settled somewhat peacefully into the twenty-first century. Or so we thought until the advent of international terrorism. With this exhibition, the missile alarm finally sounds in Japan. “Doom Headz” brings together the work of American artist Matt Lock and Japanese artist Tai Ogawa, two people who depict catastrophic scenes in a way that appears as if they are predicting our near future.




Mayumi Iwade “Stripes”

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Mayumi Iwade “Stripes”
at Gallery Yume
Media: Painting
(2017-11-11 - 2017-11-26)

Mayumi Iwade has spent almost ten years painting stripes. In the last few years, she has produced works comprised of “layers” - of various stripes and basic figures that lay on top of one another - originating from an interest in optical illusions. A total of 10 brand new works of varying sizes will be on exhibit.




Mika Nakamura-Mather “Japanory”

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Mika Nakamura-Mather “Japanory”
at Youkobo Art Space
Media: Installation - Party
(2017-11-17 - 2017-11-26)

Japanory is a continuation of the artist’s investigation of memory and the notion of what ‘Home’ means in an increasingly disconnected and dislocated world. Japanory is a portmanteau word derived from a combination of the two words Japanese Story.




Naohiro Utagawa + Buku Akiyama “It Can Not Be Helped”

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Naohiro Utagawa + Buku Akiyama “It Can Not Be Helped”
at Talion Gallery
Media: Painting - Photography - Installation
(2017-10-28 - 2017-11-26)

Naohiro Utagawa produces photographs through improvisational editing and processing of the things around him, an irregular process he reflects in his works. He also creates installations bringing temporary formulations into their spaces. Buku Akiyama is a graphic designer who has worked on numerous artist books and catalogues while also practicing installation art since 2001. Both artists bring their own rules and approaches to this exhibition, which they will visit on and off to alter the continuously evolving space and set of works. A collection of photographs of the exhibition titled “photo unbound_003 Naohiro Utagawa: It can not be helped” will be published by edition.nord.




Nobuyo Goda “Women in miniature gardens”

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Nobuyo Goda “Women in miniature gardens”
at Librairie 6
Media: Illustration
(2017-11-04 - 2017-11-26)

It has been 15 years since Nobuyo Goda’s “Fairy Tale” exhibition, which was held in 2002. Around 25 new collages and objects will be presented here in this event marking the released of his collection “Women in miniature gardens.”




Nori Oya “The Brilliance of Nature”

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Nori Oya “The Brilliance of Nature”
at Kawasaki City Museum
Media: Nihonga - Talks
(2017-11-03 - 2017-11-26)

Japanese-style nihonga painter Nori Oya (b.1936-) depicts the brilliance of nature’s harsh reality and the freshness of life. Around 30 key works by this artist currently based in Asao Ward, Kawasaki will be exhibited here. Enjoy the variety of these amazing detailed works populated by landscapes and flowers. [Related Event] Gallery Talk by Nori Oya Event Dates: Nov. 4 (Sat), 11 (Sat), 18 (Sat), 25 (Sat) 13:00- *Event in Japanese




Rie Kashiwage “Travel and Folklore”

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Rie Kashiwage “Travel and Folklore”
at Galerie Malle
Media: Illustration - Drawing
(2017-11-21 - 2017-11-26)

Rie Kashiwage has featured ethnic costumes as a motif in her works for many years, attracted to the beauty of handcrafted items rooted in unique cultures. The lineup of works presented here gives visitors the sense of heading out on a small journey. 2018 calendars and various miscellaneous goods will also be for sale.




Saeko Saijo “Digitus Medicinalis Canariae”

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Saeko Saijo “Digitus Medicinalis Canariae”
at Site Aoyama
Media: Sculpture
(2017-11-16 - 2017-11-26)

Saeko Saijo presents a lineup of objects including ball-jointed dolls, iron maidens, skeletons of young boys, and various limbs.




Sheep Adventures

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Sheep Adventures
at Gallery Re: tail
Media: Product - Fashion - Crafts
(2017-11-21 - 2017-11-26)

Scarves and other accessories by a wool craft group.




Shogo Omori Exhibition

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Shogo Omori Exhibition
at Tachikawa Blind Ginza Space Åtte
Media: Painting - Party
(2017-11-21 - 2017-11-26)

Twenty five works by Shogo Omori, a landscape painter known for his warm, soft touch.




Taiyo Matsumoto “Original works from “Iru jan (I’m here)”“

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Taiyo Matsumoto “Original works from “Iru jan (I’m here)”“
at Rainy Day Bookstore & Cafe
Media: Illustration - Drawing - Party - Talks
(2017-11-03 - 2017-11-26)

Exhibition presenting original artwork drawn for picture book “Iru jan (I’m here”) by manga artist Taiyo Matsumoto and his mother poet Naoko Kudo. After appearing in the magazine Monkey vol.11, this work has now been published as a picture book. It is 16 years since this mother-son duo last collaborated and it is the first picture book Matsumoto has released in three years. A total of 17 works will be exhibited here. [Related Event] Closing Event: Kushi and Dango Music Event Event Date: Nov. 26 (Sun) 17:00- Performers: Naoko Kudo, Toshihiko Shinzawa (singer-songwriter) Admission: ¥1500 *Please see the official website for bookings.




Takashi Kato “Days”

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Takashi Kato “Days”
at Diginner Gallery Workshop
Media: Photography - Party
(2017-11-11 - 2017-11-26)

Portrait photographer Takashi Kato’s subjects include film directors, musicians, stage and kabuki actors, and other international creatives. His energetic images balance confusion and order, chaos and the cosmos.




Tamie Okuyama “Recollecting Clouds”

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Tamie Okuyama “Recollecting Clouds”
at Mizoe Art Gallery
Media: Painting
(2017-11-11 - 2017-11-26)

Tamie Okuyama presents paintings of clouds recollected from stories she was told during her travels around South America more than 40 years ago, in places such as the Lencois desert in Brazil. Visiting in the dry season, she did not see any of these clouds with her own eyes. Instead, these paintings are based on fabrications inspired by what she heard from locals.