“3331 Art Fair -Various Collectors’ Prizes-“
at 3331 Arts Chiyoda
Media: Painting - Sculpture - Video installation - Art Party
(2014-03-07 - 2014-03-16)
The 3331 Art Fair - Various Collector’s Prizes is designed to reveal the appeal of art not only in the act of looking but also in the act of buying. With an array of 200 works across a range of media including painting, sculpture and moving image especially selected by 3331 Arts Chiyoda to reveal a fresh eye upon the art scene, here prizes are awarded in the names of the leading collectors who purchase particular works throughout the exhibition period, with a chance for general visitors to also buy works on display. Artists: Ai Madonna, Akihiko Amano, Taro Izumi, Sumiko Iwaoka, Sohei Iwata, Aki Eimizu, Mio Ebisu, Ichiro Endo, Mihoko Ogaki, Ayako Ohno, Ryosuke Ogino, Shiho Kagabu, Tsubasa Kato, Shunsuke Kano, Koshi Kawachi, KIKI, Yoshihiro Kikuchi, Kyun-Chome, Yu Kiwanami, Mitsuo Kim, Kim Riyoo, KuHeV, Yoshiaki Kuribara, Akinobu Kurokawa, Misato Kuroda, Core of Bells, Masahito Koshinaka, Yukiko Koshima, Taketo Kobayashi, Marefumi Kobayashi, Colliu, Contact Gonzo, Keisuke Kondo, Harumichi Saito, Junya Sato/Ken Sasaki/Maki Katayama, Ayao Shiokawa, Takako Suzuki, Sembl, Yoshinori Takakura, Itohisa Takano, Daisuke Takahashi, Sho Takeuchi, Mitsuru Takeya, Keisuke Tada, Ryota Tanaka, Chim↑Pom, Miyuki Tsugami, Shoko Toda, Takashi Nakajima, Masaya Nakahara, ni_ka, Yoshinari Nishino, Yoshinori Niwa, Yasutaka Hayashi (Chim↑Pom) + Yoko Kitagawa(FAIFAI), Chiho Hayashi, Parco Kinoshita, Ayumi Hisatsune, Taku Hisamura, Mizuki Hatakeyama, Masanao Hirayama, Takashi Fujihashi, Ayato Fujiwara, Tomoki Furuhata, Kazuomi Furuya, Mako Principal, Hiroko Masuko, MAS(T)A-Morita And Soutome (Trabel, Trouble) Artist, Keiko Masumoto, Sentaro Miki, Mikio Okasabe, Rina Mizuno, Tsuyoshi Mizogami, ryohei Minami, Hikaru Miyakawa, Goro Murayama, Shujiro Murayama, Tae Monma, Ai Yamaguchi, Noriko Yamaguchi, Shuhei Yamada, Rieko Yamamoto, Takayuki Yamamoto, Yang02 + So KANNO, Writtenafterwards by Yoshikazu Yamagata, Anonymous ceramic artist
Koji Yamamoto “Kodama”
Media: Painting - Art Party
(2014-03-06 - 2014-03-16)
Presenting some 30 oil paintings made with the “shigure” (drizzling) painting technique. Similar to “dripping” and “live painting” techniques employed by Jackson Pollock in the 1950s, Yamamoto’s signature “shigure” approach involves intentionally sprinkling and spraying paint onto the canvas. These countless “dots” covering the canvas merge to form compositions that, while made of natural and causational elements, awaken thoughts of the various happenings known to people, society, and history, expressing the currents contained within these phenomena.
“Advancing with Art! 1000 Buddhas of the Disaster Regions”
at CCAA Art Plaza
Media: Illustration - Painting - Photography - Architecture - Crafts
(2014-03-07 - 2014-03-16)
First initiated in March 2012 the “1000 Buddha Project” brings teams regularly to the temporary housing districts of the disaster areas to hold workshops in which participants create designs of Buddha in charcoal. With 1000 images drawn by local residents affected by the disaster the project now continues to present these across many national and international art platforms in an attempt to also bring new strength to people’s hearts. This exhibition is also accompanied by “Art Store Yotsuya 2014”, with 50 artists offering up their portfolios with an array of original works available for purchase between ￥1000-￥20,000.
New Horizon in Contemporary Craft Art Part I: Lacquer and Pottery— Beyond Materiality
at Shibuya Hikarie 8/ Cube 1, 2, 3
Media: Product - Crafts - Art Party - Art Talk
(2014-03-07 - 2014-03-17)
In the world of craft, exciting feelings derived from an object are all the more powerful when combined with intelligent use of material, technique, and training. The works of young contemporary artists are the most compelling in capturing novel, attractive, and amazing insights when they strike out into new modes while retaining established techniques, styles, and expressions. This exhibition features four artists, each of whom opens new horizons onto the field of contemporary art and craft. [Image: Genta Ishizuka “Tsuya no Furumai” (Behavior of Gloss) (2013) lacquer, wire, dry lacquer technique H36×W70×D50cm]
“The Craft Works of Bruno Taut - Taut’s Design Legacy in Japan”
at LIXIL Gallery 1 & 2
(2014-03-06 - 2014-05-24)
In 1933 the German architect Bruno Taut(1880-1938), came to Japan and spent three and a half years in residence here. Taut described this period as an architect’s holiday and took the opportunity to try his hand at things beyond his expert field, including the production of various crafts. This exhibition brings a focus upon his craft work, its systematic design and his particular perspective upon the world which is revealed through these objects.
Tomoe Hayakawa “Nuances”
at America Bashi Gallery
(2014-03-06 - 2014-03-18)
An exhibition of work which attempts to distill the subtle nuances of its subject in a series of monochrome portraits, accompanied by unseen landscape and still life work.
Junichi Sato “A Wonderful Extraordinary World”
at Pixiv Zingaro
Media: Drawing - Digital
(2014-03-06 - 2014-03-18)
Junichi Sato is renowned as the director of such anime greats as “Sailor Moon”, “Kaleido Star” and “Sgt. Frog”, and to mark his latest release “Amazing Twins” an array of original illustrations, animation cells and documents associated with the production of “Amazing Twins” and “Tamayura” are especially showcased.
Dacron® Brand Roadshow 2014 “Story in a Futon”
at Daikanyama T-site Garden Gallery
Media: Fashion - Product
(2014-03-07 - 2014-03-08)
Presenting futon-inspired art revealing the creative process of Invista Japan’s “performance bedding products” team, award-winning creations made from the inner materials of pillows and bedding by Invista’s Dacron® brand, and unique custom bedding by a variety of artists and designers. Final Home’s fashion designer Kosuke Tsumura, who created T-Site’s staff uniforms, came up with the concept for this exhibition. Tsumura’s Off＋On (Tm) brand offers bedding and warm clothes for winter.
Nami Ueno + Eriko Sato + Kazumasa Matsumoto Exhibition
at Gallery Niw
Media: Painting - Product - Crafts - Art Party
(2014-03-06 - 2014-03-11)
Students of Craft, Design and Nihonga at Tokyo University of the arts present an exhibition of work capturing a moment within the ambiguities of everyday life.
Gen Kamohara ”A Land of Light, Still Far Away”
at Gallery Yasashii Yokan
(2014-03-05 - 2014-03-10)
Equipped with painting materials and the minimum of living necessities, Gen Kamohara travels the world and shut up in his small residence gives his full concentration to his art, capturing the particular flavor of air and light of a foreign land, yet simultaneously suffusing this with a certain sense of the familiar, asserting a shared humanity.
“Holland Japonism - Dutch Artists x Mino Washi Send Message of Beauty to the World - “
(2014-03-06 - 2014-03-09)
Japonism has its origin in the early 17th century Holland. In 1609 members of the Dutch East India Company headed for Japan at the risk of their lives. Here they encountered the beautiful Japanese washi paper and brought various examples of this craft back to Europe, with Japanese paper now in the 21st century enjoying popularity around the world. In this exhibition the washi paper is returned to its first Dutch importers, as Dutch artists take this material and pay homage to its history.
at Ginza Seiou Gallery
Media: Painting - Sculpture
(2014-03-06 - 2014-03-12)
16 students from 8 universities including Joshibi University of Art & Design, Tokyo Zokei University and Tsukuba University come together in a sharing of their unique creative expressions.
Kagurazaka Architecture School Exhibition 2014
at Ayumi Gallery
Media: Photography - Architecture
(2014-03-07 - 2014-03-12)
Features around 40 photographs, drawings, and models by students and instructors at an architecture school. Seeking the true meaning of wealth, these works examine themes of travel and architecture, the power of place, and nostalgia for never-before-seen landscapes.
Candida Höfer Exhibition
at Yuka Tsuruno Gallery
(2014-03-07 - 2014-05-10)
Large scale photography works from German contemporary artist Candida Höfer, featuring libraries, theaters and palaces in her first solo exhibition in Japan. [Image: Candida Höfer,”Benrather Schloss Düsseldorf IV”(2011)180 x 246 cm]
Hideaki Hamada “Lithuania”
at Muji Shinjuku
(2014-03-05 - 2014-04-23)
The 18th edition of Life in Art features the work of Hideaki Hamada who traveled to Lithuania in 2012 as part of a project to promote Japanese culture and reflect on the events of 3.11. Here Hamada presents a series of photographs which offer up new images of the Lithuanian landscape, filled with fields and forests in the early Spring and capturing the softness and receptivity of the region to Japan in the wake of the disaster.