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2017 Modern Art Award Winners’ Exhibition

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2017 Modern Art Award Winners’ Exhibition
at Gallery Hinoki B, C (Kyobashi, Nihonbashi area)
(2017-09-25 - 2017-09-30)

Presenting recent works by the 13 artists who were awarded prizes at the Modern Art Exhibition in April, giving the opportunity to promote their works to a larger audience.




Enrico Isamu Oyama “Found Object”

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Enrico Isamu Oyama “Found Object”
at Courtyard Hiroo (Shirokane, Hiroo area)
(2017-09-01 - 2017-09-30)

Enrico Isamu Oyama presents 15 works from his new “Found Object” series produced for this exhibition. The series has been built around the concept “Quick Turn Structure,” incorporating eye-catching drawings, photographs, prints and other materials by anonymous makers that the artist has come across in secondhand furniture shops in New York, where he is based, and other locations around the world. Scorched paper, blemished pictures, damaged frames - all of these elements invite viewers to imagine who created these works originally, in what era and where. [Related Event] Closing Program Event Date: Sep. 30 (Sat) 18:30- Speakers: Enrico Isamu Oyama, Llon Kawai, Kota Kihara, Naoyuki Sakai (Co. Yamadaun) Venue: Courtyard inside Hiroo Admission: Free (no booking required) *Event in Japanese




Lucas Dillon + Russell Maurice “Slow Vibrating Atom”

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Lucas Dillon + Russell Maurice “Slow Vibrating Atom”
at Calm & Punk Gallery (Roppongi, Nogizaka area)
(2017-09-16 - 2017-09-30)

Lucas Dillon and Russell Maurice both have had a long standing interest in the subconscious, using it as a tool to inform their works. The works presented in “Slow Vibrating Atom” deal with the idea of the lost and found. What is beyond the picture and what has happened before. Dillon and Maurice present a series of works, which are fragments of a larger narrative and history. Dillon uses drawing and painting as a medium to project energies from the world as we know it, to depict another. Whilst Maurice similarly displays his projected histories through painting and sculpture. The works on display all outline a history of searching and finding.




Mikito Ozeki “Static & Dynamic”

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Mikito Ozeki “Static & Dynamic”
at Clear Edition & Gallery (Roppongi, Nogizaka area)
(2017-09-01 - 2017-09-30)

Third solo exhibition by Mikito Ozeki, an artist currently working out of his home city of Nagoya, Japan. Recently, Ozeki has started to move towards the idea of freeing himself from the traditional concept of paper cutting, expanding his expressions to encompass more of a sense of three dimensionality. In his past series, Ozeki depicted a robot-like figure created using a gathering of shapes that resemble industrial pipes and materials. He started out making works like this by cutting a single piece of paper to produce an artificial life form. Soon, however, his style evolved to become more abstract and included the usage of layered colored paper so as to capture and frame particular mental states. His most recent work, which was installed in the Facebook office in Tokyo, is comprised of a complex combination of layers of colorful organic parts that resemble organs. Although one aspect that Ozeki seeks through his practice is the physicality of paper cutting, it is also clear that he is mesmerized by lifeforms themselves. In his most recent series, he attempts to depict modules of life and combine them together. Discover his fresh approach to the traditional techniques and potential of paper cutting.




868788

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868788
at The Artcomplex Center of Tokyo (Shinjuku area)
(2017-09-22 - 2017-10-01)

Each of the artists included in this group show expresses the things they have seen and experienced as they’re grown up and lived their lives so far. How will these individual lives and the personalities of these artists - who have all come of age at the same time - look when viewed together in a single space? The title of the exhibition refers to the birth years of those participating: 1986, 1987, 1988.




Cool Invitations 4

Cool Invitations 4
at XYZ Collective (Tokyo: Others area)
(2017-09-03 - 2017-10-01)

A benefit exhibition for the independent artists’ space XYZ Collective. Proceeds will help the space support exhibitions for talented emerging artists like Yuki Kimura, Kenji Ide, Veit Laurent Kurz, Ben Schumacher, and Puppies Puppies, plus the curation of a show at 356 Mission in Los Angeles and other international projects spotlighting Japanese artists. [Artists] Marie Angeletti, COBRA , Daisuke Fukunaga, Ken Kagami, Margaret Lee, Soshiro Matsubara, Futoshi Miyagi, Yui Usui, Ryohei Usui, J・Parker Valentine, Yui Yaegashi, Hikotaro Kanehira, Misako & Rosen




Goro Murayama “Disenchanting the Image in Order to Sit down and Look”

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Goro Murayama “Disenchanting the Image in Order to Sit down and Look”
at G/P Gallery (Ebisu, Daikanyama area)
(2017-09-02 - 2017-10-01)

Playing with the notion of “kusokora (collage memes)” as its main subject, this exhibition presents Goro Murayama’s digital photo collages and video collage works. Murayama lived in Vienna for two years as a trainee on the overseas study program for upcoming artists organized by the Agency for Cultural Affairs, Japan, returning back to Japan in September this year. This exhibition is a sequel to “Fantasy in Prison” (Chateu 2F — Koganei Art Spot, Tokyo / 2015), an exhibition held before he left for Europe, and refers to the assassination of the Russian ambassador to Turkey. Ironically, the affair took place in the gallery where the photo exhibition “Russia through Turks’ Eyes” was on view. Here viewers are invited to witness Murayama’s new series unfold in a context different to that of the artist’s signature woven fabric paintings. [Related Events] Talk Event Event Date: Sep. 3 (Sun) 18:00-19:30 Venue: G/P gallery Talk Event Event Date: Oct. 1 (Sun) 18:00-19:30 Venue: G/P gallery *Event in Japanese *Bookings can be made via email or phone




I’m still alive. by skydiving magazine and Dan Isomura

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I’m still alive. by skydiving magazine and Dan Isomura
at Pass the Baton (Omotesando, Aoyama area)
(2017-09-08 - 2017-10-01)

This 101st exhibition to be held at the gallery will present a collaboration between artist unit Skydiving Magazine, which was established by Minori Murata and Masako Hirano in 2016 and publishes a bi-annual magazine as well as offering art direction, graphic design and other services, and contemporary artist Dan Isomura, who produces work on subjects such as immigration, refugees, and the border between this world and hell. The shared theme of this exhibition will be “hell.”




Takaiyama inc. “3F/B.C.G”

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Takaiyama inc. “3F/B.C.G”
at Design Koishikawa (Tokyo: Others area)
(2017-09-16 - 2017-10-01)

First exhibition by Takaiyama Inc., the company fronted by graphic designer Hideyuki Yamano. Around 150 works that Takaiyama Inc. has produced over the last 15 years will be presented here in 10 distinct categories. In addition, independent works produced by Yamano will also be on exhibit. The “3F# in the title refers to “Focus / Frame / Function,” the three criteria that Takaiyama Inc. takes into consideration when working on designs. Meanwhile, “B.C.F.” is the title Yamano has given his independent works.




Junko Oki and Masaho Anotani Exhibition

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Junko Oki and Masaho Anotani Exhibition
at Kosaku Kanechika (Tokyo: Others area)
(2017-09-02 - 2017-10-07)

Junko Oki was selected for the 11th Shiseido Art Egg and has recently had a solo exhibition at the Shiseido Gallery. She stitches embroidery into old cloths in an intricate and time-consuming way. Each piece has own story and the bundles of cloth take on a new life, combinations of narrative appearing as if by serendipity. Stitching with thin threads usually used for sewing machines the pieces are made without sketches, images spreading over the fabric with strong vivid expressions. Masaho Anotani combines various media such as drawing, collage and spray painting and depicts instinct, sensation, observation, doubts, and impulses sometimes in direct ways and sometimes in surreal ways. His work has also attracted attention from the fields of fashion and design, and he has presented many collaborations with fashion brands such as Comme des Garcons and ZUCCa. In 2016 his work was featured in Steidl - Werk No. 23: Masaho Anotani “Deformed”, created by a celebrated Singaporean designer Theseus Chan and a publisher Steidl. This exhibition will feature the works of Junko Oki’s that were recently exhibited at the Shiseido Gallery which includes her embroidered works, in addition to the drawings of Masaho Anotani.




Double Line – Drawing Show and Workshop in Tokyo  

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Double Line – Drawing Show and Workshop in Tokyo  
at Art Trace Gallery (Kiyosumi, Ryogoku area)
(2017-09-15 - 2017-10-10)

The “Double Line” project is a continuation of a Polish-Japanese artistic cooperation that started during the International Triennial of Contemporary Drawing in Wrocław in 2016. As a part of the project a pair of events is going to take place in Tokyo and Wrocław in September and December 2017. The artists invited to take part in the initiative are members of collectives operating in both cities. Both Drawing Lab from Wrocław and Art Trace Collective from Tokyo are artistic groups dealing with issues at the crossroads of drawing and other media in the context of urban space and in relation to the historical and present-day affairs of a city. The concept assumes that the Polish artists are going to create their projects specifically for the Art Trace Gallery interior. The artwork presented during the exhibition will utilize not only the rudimentary function of drawing i.e. fast and accurate notation on paper, cardboard or canvas, but also activities involving physical space, site-specific objects and video installations, activities at the crossroads of music and drawing. It is highly engaging and inspiring for us to observe how the two exhibitions in Tokyo and Wrocław are going to be different and how they are going to be received by the public. The project will be summarized by a publication describing all the prepared events. [Related Event] Drawing lab – Drawing Workshops September 15, 2017 13:30-15:00 Drawing by burning (max 12 active participants) 17:00-19:00 Filmmaking (max 16 participants) Content: This workshop open to the public will present typical drawing techniques like direct filmmaking (drawing directly on film reel) and drawing by burning and destroying paper or other materials. How to apply: Please write (1)Your name (2) Part 1 or Part 2 or Both Send an e-mail to the address below: double.line.show@gmail.com




Tamaki Shindo “Inhabited Island”

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Tamaki Shindo “Inhabited Island”
at Gallery Art Unlimited (Roppongi, Nogizaka area)
(2017-09-16 - 2017-10-14)

Tamaki Shindo, who has traveled to and photographed various remote islands in recent years, set out on a journey in search of an old hermit said to inhabit the island of Kitagi-shima in Okayama Prefecture. This exhibition presents an installation comprised of collage works and straight photographs - a first for Shindo. [Related Events] Roppongi Art Night Event Event Date: Sep. 30 (Sat) 19:30-21:00 (doors open: 19:15) Artists: Tamaki Shindo, Mari Shirayama (Head of Research, Japan Camera Industry Institute) Capacity: 30 *Bookings can be made via: info@artunlimited.co.jp *Event in Japanese.




Barry McGee + Clare Rojas “Big Sky Little Moon”

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Barry McGee + Clare Rojas “Big Sky Little Moon”
at Watari-um, The Watari Museum of Contemporary Art (Omotesando, Aoyama area)
(2017-06-24 - 2017-10-15)

A growing sense of tension can currently be sensed in cities around the world, with great shifts in American society having occurred since the start of the 21st century. Born in San Francisco, California in 1966, Barry McGee is a graffiti artist who burst onto the art scene in the late 1980s. As an artist who works on the streets and free of constraints, McGee has remained conscious of issues such as community and continues to focus on the subject of people living on the streets. This exhibition presents works by McGee and his longtime partner, the artist Clare Rojas. [Related Events] Opening Night Date: June 24 (Sat) 20:00-22:00 Talk: Barry McGee Live Performance: Peggy Honeywell (Clare Rojas) Background Music: Towa Tei & Friends Admission: ¥2000 *Please see the official website for further details




Hideo Hagiwara “Cold Stone”

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Hideo Hagiwara “Cold Stone”
at Kichijoji Art Museum (Musashino, Tama area)
(2017-06-01 - 2017-10-15)

Hideo Hagiwara has been creating works featuring stone motifs since the 1960s. This series produced with a new self-developed double-sided printing invites the viewer into a cool, quiet world where the beauty of Hagiwara’s beloved stones can be fully enjoyed.




Louis-Nicolas Darbon “pop Roppongi Remix”

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Louis-Nicolas Darbon “pop Roppongi Remix”
at Gallery 21 (Odaiba, Kachidoki area)
(2017-09-16 - 2017-10-15)

Paris-born London-based Louis-Nicolas Darbon is an artist who produces works featuring motifs such as luxury brands and pop art style portraits. Darbon is also known as a fashionista, his Instagram account boasting some 180,000 followers (as of September 2017). He continues to be active in various fields, participating in global art fairs, holding solo exhibitions in various countries, and collaborating with fashion brands.




Yui Takada “Swimming Graphic”

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Yui Takada “Swimming Graphic”
at Creation Gallery G8 (Ginza, Marunouchi area)
(2017-09-19 - 2017-10-19)

Displaying works by Yui Yui Takada, an advertising, logo, packaging, book, and typography designer and founder of Allright Graphics.




Satoru Aoyama “News From Nowhere”

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Satoru Aoyama “News From Nowhere”
at Mizuma Art Gallery - Ichigaya (Ichigaya, Kagurazaka area)
(2017-09-20 - 2017-10-21)

Satoru Aoyama’s copiously prolific artistic activity has continued apace this year, including his participation in the group show “Escape from the Sea” in Kuala Lumpur, the Yokohama Triennale, and his two-person exhibition with musician Ken Ikeda at Mizuma Gallery, Singapore. For this exhibition, Aoyama presents 30 new works in which he manipulates 19th-century vintage prints from Victorian Britain, applying to them elements of collage, drawing and sewing machine-rendered embroidery. Contemporary female figures whose work traverses the fields of fashion or pop culture seem to have passed through a time-warp, their chronological context changing to the 19th century as they appear within the prints. For Aoyama, who originally studied textile arts with a partial focus upon gender studies, this theme is one that has been developing within his practice over many years. The exhibition title, “News From Nowhere,” is taken from the title of a novel written in 1890 by the artist and poet William Morris. This book, within which the narrating “I” is transported in time from the 19th to the 22nd century, at a glance seems like a bizarre vision of the future as a pastoral utopia, yet it also enabled Morris to express his own critique, as an active Socialist, of modernization’s transformation of the world into a capitalist society. “I began to wonder if perhaps, the future we once imagined and depicted had slipped out of its orbit,”, Aoyama recently stated. “Lying ahead of some such slipped orbit in which reality - natural environments, society, politics, disputes and so forth - has been distorted, as written in Morris’ “News From Nowhere,” perhaps there exists something overlapping with a future in which the Middle Ages is praised as a utopia. But perhaps that itself actually reveals the paper-thin difference between utopia and dystopia. And then perhaps, precisely in our contemporary world which seems to be retreating backwards more than it is progressing toward the future, we are already within the vortex of a dystopia.” At the foundation of these alluring portraits of pop icons thus lies Aoyama’s critical percipience of both our world today and the future that lies ahead of it. On show at the same time as this exhibition in his presentation at the Yokohama Triennale 2017. There Aoyama presents artwork in the form of a personal history, featuring his own grandfather who was a painter. The work, also entitled “New From Nowhere” is even more deeply engaged with imaging political concerns.




Finnish design: Celebrating 100 years of independence

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Finnish design: Celebrating 100 years of independence
at Fuchu Art Museum (Musashino, Tama area)
(2017-09-09 - 2017-10-22)

There are many everyday items produced in Finland that are widely popular in Japan, such as Marimekko fabrics, tableware from Iittala and Arabia, and furniture by Alvar Aalto, to name but a few. They are pretty much a permanent fixture in the lives of Japanese people, though many here are not aware that these products are Finnish. So why do designs from Finland, which is so far away from Japan, capture the hearts of the Japanese? Well, at the heart of Finnish design is a philosophy that values “harmony between man and nature.” This does not simply refer to the use of natural materials, but to nature being at the center of design, as can be observed in Iittala’s Kastehelmi glassware, which is based on the image of water droplets. The Finnish view of nature - which respects the balance between people and nature - is rare in most Western countries, but resonates strongly with Japanese traditions. The sense that objects are designed to be used in the daily lives of all people is also key, with Kaj Franck’s dishes providing decorative fun for the dining table, and Marimekko’s dresses suiting everyone from baby girls to grandmas. It is through design that we can get a sense of Finnish lifestyles and how the Finnish value life. In this exhibition commemorating Finland’s 100 years of independence, you can see all manners of Finnish design, ranging from crafts produced at the end of the 19th century, to items made by leading present day designers. There will also be a program of mini workshops that you are invited to participate in.




Asian Art Award 2017 supported by Warehouse TERRADA: The Finalists’ Exhibition

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Asian Art Award 2017 supported by Warehouse TERRADA: The Finalists’ Exhibition
at Terrada Art Complex (Tokyo: Others area)
(2017-09-23 - 2017-10-29)

The Asian Art Award supported by Warehouse TERRADA is a new contemporary art award established to provide assistance for emerging artists in Japan with exciting international prospects in Asia and beyond. The award has five finalists, selected by a panel of five curators, competing for two prizes. These finalists have created new work, which is presented here. During the exhibition, the winners of the Grand Prize and Special Prize will be decided by a special jury member and selection jury of seven judges based in Japan, Singapore and China. In addition to prize money, the winner of the Grand Prize will receive the use of a studio space to create new work as well as the opportunity to show their award-winning exhibit in Singapore and at Art Fair Tokyo. Venue: 4F Terrada Art Complex




The Picture Books of Yosuke Inoue

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The Picture Books of Yosuke Inoue
at Chihiro Art Museum Tokyo (Musashino, Tama area)
(2017-08-24 - 2017-11-05)

For its third 40th anniversary exhibition, Chihiro Art Museum Tokyo showcases the work of picture book creator, manga artist, and illustrator Yosuke Inoue. Focusing on picture books such as his first publication “Odango Gopan” (Dango Rice) and “Kuma no ko Ufu” (Oof, the Bear Cub), it also introduces his and manga art and other works. Enjoy Inoue’s original world of whimsical humor in wonderfully impressive illustrations.




Retrospective of Togo’s Depiction of Women: Lyricism and Beauty

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Retrospective of Togo’s Depiction of Women: Lyricism and Beauty
at Seiji Togo Memorial Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Museum of Art (Shinjuku area)
(2017-09-16 - 2017-11-12)

Special retrospective exhibition marking the 120th anniversary of the birth of Seiji Togo (1897–1978), a Western-style artist who was an active member of the Nika Association. The show will feature valuable works borrowed from across the country, including private collections that will be on public display for the first time. It will shed light on how the “Togo style” came into being, beginning with his avant-garde paintings that are considered the first “Futurist-type” works in Japan, followed by his representative work “Street Performers” that combine compositional beauty and lyricism, and depictions of women that were beloved by many people after World War II. The highlights of the exhibition are Togo’s rarely seen works from the 1930s, such as large decorative paintings for the Marubutsu Department Store co-created with Tsuguharu Foujita. Through approximately 60 works of art, as well as publications and photographs, the exhibit will look back on the diverse talents of Togo who rose to enormous fame during Japan’s turbulent times. [Related Events] Mid-Autumn Moon Special Evening Event Event Date: Oct. 4 (Wed) -20:00 (last entry 19:30) Take in night views of the city from the 42nd floor. There will also be a mini concert by members of the Sompo Philharmonic Orchestra, starting at 18:30 (duration: approx. 15 mins) Gallery Talk Event Date: Sep. 24 (Sun), Oct. 7 (Sat) 13:30- A curator will discuss the works on display in situ. *Events in Japanese. *Please see the official website for further details on related events.




Patricia Field “Art Collection: The world of Patricia Field”

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Patricia Field “Art Collection: The world of Patricia Field”
at Nakamura Keith-Haring Collection (Greater Tokyo area)
(2017-07-01 - 2017-11-19)

The Patricia Field boutique, where Madonna, Debbie Harry, and Jean-Michel Basquiat were regulars, existed as a melting pot of cultures where musicians, their fans, artists, celebrities, downtown personalities, and fashionistas from around the world met and mingled. In 1983, Patricia Field’s East Village shop sold T-shirts created by Keith Haring – a perfect collaboration between Field’s philosophy of “fashion as wearable art” and Haring’s philosophy of “art is for everyone.” Another alluring factor about the boutique, which neighbored the now defunct CBGB’s and the legendary Bowery Poetry Club, was its expansive art collection. Artworks ranging from paintings to photography, posters, sculptures, and prints adorned the walls of the shop. Most of the works were created by unknown and undiscovered artists, all of which exhibited immense artistry and technique, interacting and displayed with the same revere as the glamorous garments of the boutique. Including the works in her boutique, office, home, and storage, Field was a proud owner of over 300 pieces of art that she collected herself. The collection also includes pieces created by artists, designers, and fans who were inspired by Patricia Field and the House of Field. Each artwork has significance and a special story, and, as Field explains, “…the art collection is my memories of 50 years of my career. They’re treasures of the House of Field.” As the boutique closed its doors in the spring of 2016 after marking its mark in New York City for over half a century, the Nakamura Keith Haring Collection continues its legacy by preserving 190 of the main pieces in its collection. The Patricia Field Art Collection reflects the styles of the East Village underground culture, which include the downtown club, music, and street art scene. The exhibition will not only focus on Patricia Field’s unique vision and the origin of her immense influence on the fashion world, but will also focus on her art collection. The works were created outside of the boundaries, mode, and style of that time, and were created with unconventional approach, without aspirations of fame, evoking the art brut movement.




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 (Kyobashi, Nihonbashi area)
(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.




Graphic Designer Koichi Sato

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Graphic Designer Koichi Sato
at Takasaki Museum of Art (Greater Tokyo area)
(2017-09-16 - 2017-11-26)

Exhibiting major works, high school posters and sketch books, and early theater posters and fliers by Koichi Sato, an important Japanese graphic designer from Takasaki.




Layered Forms - Selections from the Hara Museum Collection

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Layered Forms - Selections from the Hara Museum Collection
at Hara Museum Arc (Gunma) (Greater Tokyo area)
(2017-09-16 - 2018-01-08)

The keyword behind the works from the Hara Museum Collection featured in this exhibition is “layer,” a reference not only to a work’s structural aspect, but also to the idea of “layers of meaning.” In his assemblage of stacked portraits, Christian Boltanski has created an altar with each young girl’s face a metaphor for a memory of life and death. Lee Ufan’s work is comprised of a repeating pattern of dark, fading lines against white negative space. In Yoshitomo Nara’s work, we sense both hope and despair in the eyes of a girl standing in a war zone, eyes that seem to trace the lyrics of an anti-war song. In Kohei Nawa’s work, a stuffed doe is covered with transparent spheres that transform its existence into a “PixCell” (i.e., “picture” + “cell”). Explore the layered meanings in these and other works. [Featured Artists] Arman, Koji Enokura, Shinro Ohtake, Gilbert & George, Yayoi Kusama, Christian Boltanski, Jae-Eun Choi,Tokihiro Sato, Tabaimo, Yoshitomo Nara, Kosai Hori, Tomio Miki, Tadanori Yokoo, Katsuro Yoshida, Lee Ufan, Louise Nevelson, Robert Rauschenberg and others




Yoshihisa Shirai “The Art of Typesetting”

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Yoshihisa Shirai “The Art of Typesetting”
at Ginza Graphic Gallery (Ginza, Marunouchi area)
(2017-09-26 - 2017-11-07)

Typesetting is one design elements of typography, referring to the craft of physically arranging and setting type on the page. It is also the title of this long-awaited solo exhibition by Yoshihisa Shirai, who works predominantly in the field of book design and editorial design. While it introduces a lineup of beautiful book bindings, this somewhat unconventional show will also present a selection of pages printed mainly in a single black ink color arranged side by side. When one thinks of Shirai, what immediately comes to mind is his ten year stint working on the art direction for the highly respected design magazine “Idea.” Despite it being a bimonthly publication, each and every issue can be considered a work worthy of any collection. Shirai has also been involved in the creation of many other books to date. When working of these, he takes into careful consideration the objects, situations, and people they concern, using this as a basis to produce each page to perfection. His unique approach is echoed in every text, with his personal touch - be it lighthearted, solemn, or stylish - shaping every publication. Encountering his innovative typesetting results in an unforgettable reading experience. In this exhibition, reference materials used by Shirai during the production stage will be presented alongside works by him. See how he cites and references pre-existing works, changing the face of typesetting as he goes. [Related Events] Gallery Talk 1: Typography and Book Formats (case study) Event Date: Oct. 6 (Fri) 18:30-20:00 Venue: 3F, DNP Ginza Building Admission: Free (booking required) Capacity: 70 Gallery Talk 2 Event Date: Oct. 20 (Fri) 18:30-20:00 Venue: 3F, DNP Ginza Building Speaker: Ryoichi Enomoto, Yoshihisa Shirai Admission: Free (booking required) Capacity: 70 Visit to the DNP “Shueitai” typeface warehouse & factory in Kuki Event Date: Oct. 25 (Wed) 13:00 Meet at Kuki Station 18:00 Event finishes Admission: Free (booking required) Capacity: 30 *Bookings can be made via the official website. *Events in Japanese




Tokyo Art Book Fair 2017

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Tokyo Art Book Fair 2017
at Terrada Warehouse (Tokyo: Others area)
(2017-10-05 - 2017-10-08)

This autumn marks the hosting of the 9th Tokyo Art Book Fair, an art-centered book and publication festival unfolding within the heart of Tokyo. From the new venue in Tennozu Isle, this year welcomes a diverse congregation of over 350 different exhibitors – featuring publishers, booksellers, galleries, artists, and more – making their way from both within Japan and across the globe. Joining forces with shops and galleries located in the nearby vicinity, this year’s TABF reaches proportions it has never yet achieved.