20 December 2015 - 27 Mach 2016
(closed from 25 to 31 December)
The world in which we live is fraught with problems—problems we are apt to simply turn our backs on. If we want to keep living happily and comfortably, hereafter, it is important that we take a stance of looking sincerely at the world and trying to find some small way to make a change. The artworks by four artists in this exhibition in each case emerged from the artist’s efforts to examine his world and ponder its problems as if they were his own. The works suggest to us possible approaches to problems and, moreover, throw light on the direction that society is taking. The works, thus, present us with an occasion to stop and look at the state of the world around us, and begin to move—even if very slowly—toward meaningful change in the world. [Detail]

Ryudai Takano, 15.04.17.#e37, 2015
Courtesy of Yumiko Chiba Associates, Zeit-Foto Salon ©Ryudai Takano

6 April 2016 - 30 June 2016
In January 1979, Genichiro Inokuma (1902-93) looked back on his life in the Nihon Keizai Shimbun’s popular column, “My Resume” (Watashi no Rirekisho). In a light-hearted vein, he wrote of how he was raised in pastoral surroundings in Kagawa, Shikoku—a child with a love of drawing pictures, then went out into the wide world and forged a career as a painter through hard work while befriending people of all backgrounds. Drawing from Inokuma’s recollections, this two-part exhibition will survey his life and work through artworks and materials related to episodes in his artistic career. Part I of the exhibition will trace his development from childhood and middle school to his art college years and studies in Paris in his late thirties. [Detail]

Genichiro Inokuma at his studio

17 July 2016 - 6 November 2016
Teppei Kaneuji (born 1978, resident Kyoto Prefecture) takes materials from his surroundings and collages them together in altered contexts, cutting away and connecting parts, to create works of art. This exhibition, his first major solo show in Japan in seven years, will comprise mainly new work, including a large space-specific installation, exploring extended collage though connections with the “other” as a means of production and a new way of sculpture. [Detail]
19 November 2016 - 12 February 2017
closed: 25-31 Dec 2016

Wall in New York around the latter half of 1950s or the 1960s
photo: Genichiro Inokuma
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