Events

LINKING TRANSFORMATIONS - POSITIONEN JAPANISCHER UND NORDDEUTSCHER GEGENWARTSKUNSTSTADTGALERIE KIEL
Sept 26 - Nov 29, 2020 (Opening: Friday, September 25, 2020)

The Stadtgalerie Kiel has devoted itself several times to the exhibition of Japanese art in the past. With the group exhibition Linking Transformations - Positions of Japanese and North German Contemporary Art, planned for summer 2020, ... read more
The Stadtgalerie Kiel has devoted itself several times to the exhibition of Japanese art in the past. With the group exhibition Linking Transformations - Positions of Japanese and North German Contemporary Art, planned for summer 2020, the exhibition house is pursuing this tradition in a nuanced manner, thereby pursuing the goal of shedding more light on the "formal-aesthetic similarities [of Japanese and North German works] and in front of the slide of current ones Discussions about "transculturality", "hyperculturality" and also cultural globalization to crystallize possible cultural specifics and differences. "Three of the artists we represent - Nobuyuki Osaki, Ken'Ichiro Taniguchi and Rikuo Ueda - are represented in the exhibition. The opening takes place in In the presence of all three artists on Friday, September 25, 2020. More information can be found here.... show less

20 years - 3/9 Art Day!

Next Monday, March 9th, 2020 from 1-9 p.m., we are celebrating 20 years of 3/9 Art Day! To celebrate a twentieth anniversary, we are organizing a one-day art event - in cooperation with Yoshiaki Kaihatsu - to which you are invited to participate directly. For 39 Euros, the artist creates a digital drawing (including a digital signature) based on your portrait. For this we take ... read more
Next Monday, March 9th, 2020 from 1-9 p.m., we are celebrating 20 years of 3/9 Art Day!

To celebrate a twentieth anniversary, we are organizing a one-day art event - in cooperation with Yoshiaki Kaihatsu - to which you are invited to participate directly. For 39 Euros, the artist creates a digital drawing (including a digital signature) based on your portrait. For this we take a photo of you on site, send the photo to Japan and print out the finished work. This happens live between 2-4 p.m. This work can be taken home the same day. All of the portraits that Kaihatsu will receive later will be completed in the following days. (Interested parties who cannot appear in person, please contact us by email or phone.)


* The day for the appreciation of contemporary art, which was founded by Yoshiaki Kaihatsu in 2000, takes place internationally every year and brings current artistic efforts into public awareness with a wide variety of events. Calendar data is often shortened to the two essential numbers (month / day) in everyday Japanese language. March 3rd - 3/9 - is pronounced san kyû and is similar to the English words "Thank You". This coincidence explains the selection of that date for the "Thank You Art Day".


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ÉNERGIE ANIMALE
Group exhibition with Akihiro Higuchi
Museum für Gestaltung Zürich
14.02.-07.06.2020
https://museum-gestaltung.ch/en/ausstellung/energie-animale/

“Tiger slippers or feather hats, the silhouette of an alpine procession or a porcelain cat: designers have ... read more
“Tiger slippers or feather hats, the silhouette of an alpine procession or a porcelain cat: designers have always used animal materials and forms to create artistic worlds of images and objects. Their handmade or industrial objects, graphics and photographic series tell stories of how we approach animals and the roles they play — from the dreaded wild animal through the farm animal to the beloved domestic pet. Sometimes even mythical creatures may be found and enrich the creative diversity of designs. The exhibition explores animals on the human body, in living areas, and on the plate and addresses current themes like species extinction or veganism. A sanctuary and a parcours invite young animal lovers to explore and design for themselves.” (Source: https://museum-gestaltung.ch/en/ausstellung/energie-animale/)

For more information please click here... show less

SHINGO YOSHIDA - THE SUMMIT
Solo exhibition at Loko Gallery, Tokyo
Feb 7 - Mar 7, 2020

The Loko Gallery in Tokyo is currently dedicating a solo exhibition to Shingo Yoshida entitled The Summit. In this latest work, Shingo Yoshida reconstructs a remarkable part of her own family history; the erection of a stone monument with haiku inscriptions by famous poets on the top of ... read more
The Loko Gallery in Tokyo is currently dedicating a solo exhibition to Shingo Yoshida entitled The Summit. In this latest work, Shingo Yoshida reconstructs a remarkable part of her own family history; the erection of a stone monument with haiku inscriptions by famous poets on the top of Mount Fuji in 1974. Yoshida's father and grandfather were part of this (artistic) project. The stone still stands on Mount Fuji today, but it is interesting that it is rarely discovered by the approximately 300,000 mountain climbers. In addition to photography and video, new and old self-published artist books are also shown. More information can be found here.... show less

NEW JAPANESE PAINTING
Chisei Kobayashi, Yumi Nakata, Taishi Urakawa, Yuki Yamamoto
Opening: February 7 2020, 6pm

New Japanese Painting brings ... read more
New Japanese Painting brings together four outstanding artistic positions in contemporary Japanese painting and provides an insight into current topics and issues in the country's art scene. Accordingly, the four artists live and work in Sapporo in the north, Nara in the center and Fukuoka in the south of Japan. Their works are all characterized by conceptual and creative complexity. Individually, they deal with questions such as the role of the self in the creative process (Yumi Nakata), the status of painting in the age of Facebook and Instagram (Taishi Urakawa), the relativity of things and its artistic representation (Yuki Yamamoto) as well as a re-evaluation of the possibilities of visual signs (Chisei Kobayashi). Works by the artists Yumi Nakata, Taishi Urakawa and Chisei Kobayashi are shown for the first time outside of Japan in the group exhibition New Japanese Painting.... show less

CHRISTMAS PARTY AT GALERIEHAUS HAMBURG
DECEMBER 1, 2019, 1-6 PM

with works by Akihiro Higuchi, Toshifumi Hirose, Yoshiaki Kaihastu, Mitsunori Kitsunai, Nobuyuki Osaki, Masanori Suzuki, Hiroshi Takeda, Ken'ichiro Taniguchi, Miyuki Tsugami, Rikuo Ueda, Shimpei Yoshida, Motoi Yamamoto, Shingo Yoshida Solo conzert by Jazz guitarist Alex Florin 3pm http://www.alex-florin.de/ ... read more

Opening: October 31, 2019, 4pm
Group exhibition „Aufbrechen" with Nobuyuki Osaki & Ken'ichiro Taniguchi (Barlach Halle K)

We hereby invite you to the opening of the group exhibition Aufbruch on Thursday, October 31, 2019 at 4pm. The exhibition is organized by the Landesverband Hamburger Galerien e.V. Our gallery is represented by a work by Nobuyuki Osaki and Ken'ichiro Taniguchi. ... read more
We hereby invite you to the opening of the group exhibition Aufbruch on Thursday, October 31, 2019 at 4pm. The exhibition is organized by the Landesverband Hamburger Galerien e.V. Our gallery is represented by a work by Nobuyuki Osaki and Ken'ichiro Taniguchi.

More information about the exhibition is availabe on the website of Barlach Halle K. Please click here.

In addition to the exhibition in the Barlach Hall K, a total of 7 moderated tours through selected Hamburg galleries will taking place.

For a list of all tours please click here.... show less
Miyuki Tsugami, View, Elbe, Hamburg 11:52 am 1 Nov 2018/2019, 2019, pigment, acrylic paint and other media on canvas, 27,5 x 41,2 cm.

SAVE THE DATE:
Miyuki Tsugami. View - Life and Waterways
Opening: Fr., October 25, 2019, 6-10pm
7:30 artist talk with Wolf Jahn

In the works by Japanese painter Miyuki Tsugami (born 1973 in Tokyo, grew up in Osaka, lives and works in Kamakura) past, present and future regularly merge into painterly timescapes. The direct experience of a place and its history is always the basis of her work. Capturing urban and landscape sceneries as an expression of time is the declared aim of the artist. For this Tsugami makes sketches, to which she likes to add notes and thoughts on light conditions or even historical and archaeological information. In these small-scale preparatory works, she already begins to reduce what she sees to its essentials. On her canvases, which are produced later in the studio, contours dissolve much or less completely and give space for a sensory filled color landscape. In the abstraction of form Tsugami finds a way of visualizing time. Because the artist knows: everything is in motion, in sync with the flow of time. The preliminary work for View - Life and Waterways brought Tsugami for the first time to Hamburg from late October to early November 2018, where she made numerous sketches in the city and port area. Her sketches for Osaka, on the other hand, were made in late 2015 and early 2016, in the area around the central wholesale market by the Aji River near her parents' home. The results of her preparatory work form the basis for the current exhibition.In ... read more
In the works by Japanese painter Miyuki Tsugami (born 1973 in Tokyo, grew up in Osaka, lives and works in Kamakura) past, present and future regularly merge into painterly timescapes. The direct experience of a place and its history is always the basis of her work. Capturing urban and landscape sceneries as an expression of time is the declared aim of the artist. For this Tsugami makes sketches, to which she likes to add notes and thoughts on light conditions or even historical and archaeological information. In these small-scale preparatory works, she already begins to reduce what she sees to its essentials. On her canvases, which are produced later in the studio, contours dissolve much or less completely and give space for a sensory filled color landscape. In the abstraction of form Tsugami finds a way of visualizing time. Because the artist knows: everything is in motion, in sync with the flow of time.

The preliminary work for View - Life and Waterways brought Tsugami for the first time to Hamburg from late October to early November 2018, where she made numerous sketches in the city and port area. Her sketches for Osaka, on the other hand, were made in late 2015 and early 2016, in the area around the central wholesale market by the Aji River near her parents' home. The results of her preparatory work form the basis for the current exhibition.... show less
[f.l.t.r.] Hiroshi Takeda, portrait 232, 2015, wooden panel, Japanese paper, acryl, urethane varnish, gold leaf, lamé, printed matter, 53,0 x 35,5 x 2,5 cm // Shimpei Yoshida, Dear letter to you, oil on canvas, 24 x 30 cm.

HIROSHI TAKEDA & SHIMPEI YOSHIDA
PORTRAIT
OPENING: FR., SEPTEMBER 6, 2019, 6-11 PM

Shimmering neon colors and experimental brushstrokes ... read more
Shimmering neon colors and experimental brushstrokes here, muted tones and controlled application of color there. With great dedication, Japanese artists Hiroshi Takeda and Shimpei Yoshida address the question of the importance of portraiture in contemporary art and come up with very unique results. A selection of current works by both artists will be shown in this upcoming exhibition Portrait.... show less

SUMMER FESTIVAL AT GALERIEHAUS HAMBURG
AKIHIRO HIGUCHI, NOBUYUKI OSAKI, KEN'ICHIRO TANIGUCHI, RIKUO UEDA, MOTOI YAMAMOTO
FRIDAY, JULY 26, 2019, 6PM

Akihiro Higuchi, Hana, H0818_H20xW18, 2018, insect with color, 20x18cm (frame)

BEATING WINGS - INSECTS IN CONTEMPORARY ART

Group Exhibition with Akihiro Higuchi
Museum Sinclair-Haus
July 7 - October 13, 2019
https://www.museumsinclairhaus.de/ausstellungen/vorschau/artenreich/
Rikuo Ueda, Wind Drawing Ota Garden, 2019, Wind, Ink on Paper, 32,5 x 25 cm.

OPENING:
RIKUO UEDA @ ITO RAUM, STUTTGART
JUNE 27, 2019, 7-9 PM

More details will follow shortly
https://www.ito-raum.de

RIKUO UEDA - WIND-PERFORMANCE
SA, JUNE 22, 2019, 10am-3pm
HAFENCITY, BUENOS AIRES KAI
(U4 HafenCity Universität, south exit - next to Baakenhafenbrücke)

During his brief stay in the Hanseatic city, Rikuo Ueda will use the wind in the HafenCity to create several wind drawings. Anyone who has not yet witnessed the creation of one of these works should not miss this timely ... read more
During his brief stay in the Hanseatic city, Rikuo Ueda will use the wind in the HafenCity to create several wind drawings. Anyone who has not yet witnessed the creation of one of these works should not miss this timely opportunity. We are looking forward to your coming.

A tip for those who make their way to the Elbe: In the Grunder + Jahr building on Baumwall, the Rikuo Ueda ArtShirts are still being sold for the 40th anniversary of the art magazine ART. A walk to the harbor on 22.06.2019 is therefore worth twice.... show less
Ken'ichiro Taniguchi, Linienstraße 142, Berlin, Germany, Hecomi: 238 x 62 cm, Fitting Year: 2011.

Long Night of Museums

On Saturday, May 18, 2019, it is that time again: The Long Night of Museums invites you to turn night into day. We also keep our doors open for you until O0:00 am on this day. Further information about the event can be found here.

Artist Talk: Ken'ichiro Taniguchi
Sunday, April 14, 2019, 3pm
RSVP

Nobuyuki Osaki - „Grand Reopening Exhibition: Aichi Art Chronicle 1919-2019“ (Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art)

From April 2 - June 23, 2019 Nobuyuki Osaki will participate in the group exhibition „Grand Reopening Exhibition: Aichi Art Chronicle 1919-2019“ at the Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art. For further information click here.
Ken'ichiro Taniguchi in his studio

KEN'ICHIRO TANIGUCHI - HECOMI & CITY STUDY #40
Opening: Fr, March 22, 2019, 6pm
Exhibition: March 23 - May 4, 2019

Photo: Andreas Weiss

Yoshiaki Kaihatsu - "Islands of Freedom II" (Zeppelin University)
Exhibition is prolonged to September 14, 2019

Yoshiaki Kaihatsu - „Islands of Freedom“ (Zeppelin University)
ZF Campus, White Box
Opening: March 8, 2019, 6pm-0am
Exhibition: March 8 - September 14, 2019
https://www.zu.de/veranstaltungen/2019/yoshiaki_kaihatsu_maerz2019.php
Akihiro Higuchi, Mitate-Urushi, K0418_H20xW25cm, 2018, insect, urushi, gold, silver, 20x35cm (frame)



PURE LUXURY - EAST ASIAN LACQUER


Group Exhibition with Akihiro Higuchi
MKG - Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg
February 28 - May 26, 2019
https://www.mkg-hamburg.de/en/exhibitions/upcoming/6523.html
Shiro Masuyama, Making a saddle for the Bactrian camel I sheared using its own wool, Mongolia, 2015

Shiro Masuyama - Self Sufficient Life

Group Exhibition with Shiro Masuyama
Kyoto-ba
February 15 - March 10, 2019
http://kyoto-ba.jp/exhibition/shiro-masuyama-self-sufficient-life/
Shiro Masuyama, Self Sufficient Life, exhibition view, The 7th Sapporo Odori 500m Underground Walkway Gallery Award (2019)

Shiro Masuyama - Group Exhibition
The 7th Sapporo Odori 500m Underground Walkway Gallery Award

500m Museum (Sapporo, Japan)
January 26 - March 27, 2019
http://500m.jp

small is beautiful
Opening: Fr, November 23, 2018, 6pm
Exhibition: November 24 - Dezember 19, 2018

The trend is clear: Away with style, away with anything handmade - instead, intensive research and artistic data. The contemporary art of the West needs to be primarily conceptual but not well crafted anymore. Hence, the works have been hiding for some ... read more

The trend is clear: Away with style, away with anything handmade - instead, intensive research and artistic data. The contemporary art of the West needs to be primarily conceptual but not well crafted anymore. Hence, the works have been hiding for some time behind the unattractive and the problematic concept of the documentary. Today's art travels lighter than it used to. It has rid itself from the burden of beauty from of the last centuries. Has art lost its sensuality?

No must be the answer at the sight of the works exhibited in this group exhibition entitled small is beautiful, all of which captivate with their unmistakable beauty: Here you find fine lacquer painting or silver dust carefully applied to insect wings and shiny black chitinous exoskeletons as well as resolutely executed brush strokes in acrylic paint on canvas or monumental landscape photography. Misjudging beauty as evidence of a missing conceptual foundation or political message is a serious but frequently made mistake. All participating artists share a sincere respect for nature, whose manifold existence is known to be increasingly endangered by humans. Admittedly, they do not always see this political level at first glance. But this is precisely the reason why the work escapes current fashions that cause art to try to force itself into the guise of the mass media, inevitably forfeiting its genuine qualities.

With sensitivity and elegance that has become rare, these artists ask: What is the place for nature in view of the rapidly advancing technical progress? That this concern is by no means a phenomenon of the 21st century show artists such as William Morris (1834-1896) - co-founder of the Arts and Crafts Movement - or the British economist E.F. Schumacher (1911-1977), whose ideas were first published in the 1973 Small is beautiful. A full study of economics as if people mattered. In essence, both Morris and Schumacher argue for a rebalancing of economic and human needs. Schumacher's thoughts on the relevance of environmental protection as well as the problems of atomic energy and the growing scarcity of resources still have relevance today. Their approaches are reminiscent of a common Japanese proverb, which, in free translation, means "Do not forget your initial modesty." This aphorism goes to Zeami Motokiyo (1363-1443), an important playwright of Nô-theater during the Muromachi period (1336-1573). The appeal to never forget one's modesty and curiosity is key to these words. Where is our modesty when it comes to the dire condition of our planet?

Modern man does not experience himself as a part of nature but as an outside force destined to dominate and conquer it. He even talks of a battle with nature, forgetting that, if he won the battle, he would find himself on the losing side. (Schumacher, 1973)

small is beautiful - neither the book nor the exhibition - is not a critique of progress per se. It is a reminder to all of us not to lose our modesty. We do not live alone on this earth, but share it with countless larger and especially smaller creatures. It is up to us to recognize that we are still part of the natural whole today. But it seems as if we have already forgotten the importance of this harmony with nature. We lose the sense of the basic. To look again at the little wonders of nature right in front of us would be a first step in the right direction.... show less
Ken'ichiro Taniguchi, Hecomi Study - Green Remains, Apeldoorn, the Netherlands, 2016, Compressed PVC, Brass, Steel, Hinges, Rotatable devices, 135 x 162 x 155 cm

Ken'ichiro Taniguchi - Hecomi Study at the Rijksmuseum (Amsterdam)

Rijksmuseum, The Asian Pavilion
October 15, 2018 - April 30, 2019
https://www.rijksmuseum.nl/

ARTIST TALK: SHINGO YOSHIDA IN A CONVERSATION WITH DR. WOLF JAHN
FR, JULY 13, 2018, 6:30PM

On Friday, July 13, 2018, there will be an artist talk between Yoshida Shingo and Dr. Wolf Jahn. The conversation coincides with the last day of the current solo exhibition Hidden Places. We hope that this will be a kind of intermediate conclusion as well as an outlook on ... read more
On Friday, July 13, 2018, there will be an artist talk between Yoshida Shingo and Dr. Wolf Jahn. The conversation coincides with the last day of the current solo exhibition Hidden Places. We hope that this will be a kind of intermediate conclusion as well as an outlook on future developments in the artist's oeuvre. We ask for registration by e-mail - please click here.

Information about the artist:
For the artist Shingo Yoshida (born 1974), born and raised in the urban jungle of Tokyo, places in the midst of untouched nature have an irresistible attraction. As a result, the artist regularly visits remote places around the globe, such as the humid Amazon rainforest or the bitterly cold ice deserts of Siberia. In these places people's lives - to a certain extent - are still determined today by nature as well as by myths and popular beliefs. Yoshida, who likes to refer to himself as superstitious, is fascinated by this relationship between humans and their natural environment. With the help of his video and photo camera, he documents the topographical as well as cultural characteristics of each region - always intuitively and with much respect for his subjects. The different, yet unknown cultural and natural spaces provide Yoshida with a means of self-reflection.... show less

LECTURE BY JAN-FREDERIK RUST: PROVOCATIVE MATERIALS FOR THOUGHT - THEORY AND PRACTICE IN NAKAHIRA TAKUMA'S PHOTOGRAPHY FOR PROVOKE (1968-1970)
FRIZE KÜNSTLERHAUS HAMBURG E.V.
(Arnoldstrasse 26, 22765 Hamburg)
SUN, APRIL 22, 2018, 3PM

1968 marks a turning point in the history of Japanese photography. This year, Nakahira Takuma (1938-2015), ... read more

1968 marks a turning point in the history of Japanese photography. This year, Nakahira Takuma (1938-2015), together with a small group of young intellectuals and photographers from within the heart of Tokyo, published the first issue of the coterie magazine Provoke. Their stated goal was to create a new photography that would exist independently from common linguistic codes and in this way provoke completely new concepts of thought. Provoke eventually appeared in only four issues between 1968 and 1970. The striking imagery of predominantly grainy, blurry and out-of-focus black-and-white photography (better known under the Japanese term are-bure-boke) and the theoretical foundation of the magazine are nevertheless today more than ever inspiration for artists around the world.
The main subject of the talk will be Nakahira Takuma's photographic contribution to Provoke. It is the most radical as well as consistent attempt at putting the medium of photography to its inherent limits. At the center of the analysis is the complex and often counterintuitive relationship between theory and practice.

About the speaker:
Jan-Frederik Rust is an art historian specializing in the history and theory of photography. He studied art history, media studies and Japanese in Marburg, Tokyo and Berlin. In his master's thesis he examined the so-called are-bure-boke aesthetics, which is particularly associated with the publication of the photo magazine Provoke (1968-1970). Since 2013, he has published texts on Japanese photobooks and related topics on his website Faraway Eyes. He is currently working on his dissertation at the Bauhaus University Weimar.

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3/9 アート - THANK YOU ART DAY - A LECTURE BY JAN-FREDERIK RUST: „JAPANESE PHOTOGRAPHY AFTER 1945 - AN INTRODUCTION”
MARCH 9, 2018, 7PM

This year we would like to invite you to celebrate with us the annually "3/9 - Thank You Art Day" on Friday, March 9, 2018 at 7pm. Launched in 2000 by our artist Yoshiaki Kaihatsu, this Day of Appreciation of Contemporary Art takes place ... read more
This year we would like to invite you to celebrate with us the annually "3/9 - Thank You Art Day" on Friday, March 9, 2018 at 7pm. Launched in 2000 by our artist Yoshiaki Kaihatsu, this Day of Appreciation of Contemporary Art takes place on an international level every year and brings the current art scene even more clearly into the public consciousness with a variety of events. In Japanese dates are often reduced to the two most important numbers (month/day). The 3rd of March - 3/9 - is pronounced as san kyû which sounds similar to the English words "Thank You". From this coincidence, the selection of that particular date for the "Thank You Art Day" can be explained.

For the 18th anniversary, the art historian and staff member, Jan-Frederik Rust, will give a lecture entitled "Japanese Photography after 1945 - An Introduction". We look forward to an interested audience.

About the speaker:
Jan-Frederik Rust is an art historian specializing in the history and theory of photography. He studied art history, media studies and Japanese in Marburg, Tokyo and Berlin. In his master's thesis he examined the so-called are-bure-boke aesthetics, which is particularly associated with the publication of the photo magazine Provoke (1968-1970). Since 2013, he has published texts on Japanese photobooks and related topics on his website Faraway Eyes. He is currently working on his dissertation at the Bauhaus University Weimar.

For reasons of space, we ask for timely registration by email with details of the participating persons. Thank you for your understanding.... show less