Must-See Art Guide: Tokyo

This week's guide features Kishio Suga, Daisuke Ohba, Arata Isozaki, and more.

Kishio Suga, Halted Latency (2017). Courtesy of Tomio Koyama Gallery.

With Frieze Week coming to a close, an art world turns its eyes to Venice. This year’s biennale might be dominating headlines, but not to be overlooked is the Tokyo International Art Fair. Open May 26 and 27, the event draws over 150 exhibitors from around the world to showcase major artistic talents. If you’re lucky enough to be in the Japanese capital right now, be sure to make note of current must-see gallery shows: SCAI The Bathhouse is currently displaying the latest work of young Japanese artist Daisuke Ohba, whose incisive, elegant approach to abstract painting is best appreciated in person. Visit Misa Shin Gallery for “Primordial Line,” a show of Arata Isozaki’s watercolors and calligraphy informed by his work as an architect and urban planner. Anyone who has had a chance to see Kishio Suga’s installation at the new Dia:Chelsea outpost in New York—which, sidenote, if you haven’t, you’re missing out because it’s bonkers good—knows his work can’t be skipped. Head to Tomio Koyama Gallery to contemplate the Minimalist master’s work, and ask yourself why he isn’t considered a bigger part of the canon when he is just this good.

And with that, you have enough to keep you busy all week.


Exhibition:Kishio Suga: Divided Orientation of Space
April 28–June 10, 2017
Tomio Koyama Gallery, Complex 2F, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan

Firoz Mahmud, Majestic Cut (Red) (2008). Courtesy of Ota Fine Arts.

April 13–June 24, 2017
Ota Fine Arts, 6-6-9 Roppongi, Piramide Building 3f, Tokyo, Japan

Wonho Lee, The White field III (2011). Courtesy of Yumiko Chiba Associates.

Exhibition:The weight of the vacuum
May 9–June 17, 2017
Yumiko Chiba Associates, Park Grace Shinjuku #206, Tokyo, Japan

Daisuke Ohba, installation view. Courtesy of SCAI The Bathhouse.

April 27–June 3, 2017
SCAI The Bathhouse, 6-1-23 Yanaka, Tokyo, Japan

Raoul Dufy, J.S. BACH (1950). Courtesy of Galerie Tamenaga.

Exhibition:Masterpieces on Paper
April 26–June 4, 2017
Galerie Tamenaga, 7-5-4 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, Japan

Madsaki. Courtesy of Kaikai Kiki Gallery.

May 19–June 15, 2017
Kaikai Kiki Gallery, Motoazabu Crest Bldg. B1F, Minato-ku, Tokyo

Arata Isozaki, Nanjing. Courtesy of Misa Shin Gallery.

Exhibition:Primordial Line
May 18–July 8, 2017
Misa Shin Gallery, 1-2-7 Shirokane, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan

Dan Flavin. Courtesy of Espace Louis Vuitton Tokyo.

Exhibition:Dan Flavin
February 1–September 3, 2017
 Espace Louis Vuitton Tokyo, 5 Chome-7-5 Jingumae, Louis Vuitton Omotesando Bldg. 7F, Tokyo, Japan


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