Must-See Art Guide: Tokyo

This week's guide features Kishio Suga, Daniel Arsham, Go Yayanagi, and more.

Noritaka Minami, Tract No. 3198 No. 3282 Correctional Facility (California City, California) (2016–2017). Courtesy of Kana Kawanishi Photography.

Well, Tokyo art fans, this is a big week: The fourth edition of the annual Tokyo International Art Fair opens tomorrow, heralding a major event for collectors and enthusiasts to peruse work by emerging artists from across the globe. That being said, you still have the city’s sprawling gallery scene to check out, so we’ve rounded up the most unmissable shows of the moment.

An interesting-sounding show that’s closing soon is Noritaka Minami’s “California City, California” at Kana Kawanishi Photography. There, the artist presents a series of images documenting a failed Mojave Desert community in stark black and white. You have until June 2 to see it, so don’t delay! Another fun show is the one up at Sansiao Gallery, which focuses on Turner Prize-winning and shortlisted artists like Tracey Emin, Gilbert & George, and Richard Long. Then, you can’t go wrong with the work of revered Minimalist artist Kishio Suga, whose latest solo show opens at Tomio Koyama Gallery on Friday. As a central figure in the Mono-ha movement, Suga has continued to expand on his unique sculptural practice, wherein he views his materials not just as objects but as entities on par with their human makers. Finally, for something totally different, you might enjoy the energetically titled show “Challenge, Right Now! Move Forward!” by Go Yayanagi, featuring a range of dynamic and colorful Pop-y prints.

Find artnet’s full list of picks below, and get busy exploring.



Exhibition:Noritaka Minami: California City, California
 April 7–June 2, 2018
Where: Kana Kwanishi Photography, 2-7-5-5F, Nishiazabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan

Jean-Luc Moerman, installation view. Coutesy of nca | nichido contemporary art.

Exhibition:Jean-Luc Moerman
 April 20–June 2, 2018
Where: nca | nichido contemporary art, B1, 4-3-3 Hachobori, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, Japan

Tracey Emin, Retire Slowly (2006). Courtesy of Sansiao Gallery.

Exhibition:T -centre of attention-
 May 12–June 2, 2018
Where: Sansiao Gallery, B1F Sansho Building 3-2-9 Nihonbashi Chuo-ku, Tokyo, Japan

Go Yayanagi, “Challenge, Right Now! Move Forward!” installation view. Courtesy of Whitestone Gallery.

Exhibition:Go Yayanagi: Challenge, Right Now! Move Forward!
 May 11–June 3, 2018
Where: Whitestone Gallery, 6-4-16 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, Japan

Keizo Sugitani, Shadows Crossing (2018). Courtesy of Yufuku Gallery.

Exhibition:Shadows Crossing II – Keizo Sugitani
 June 6–15, 2018
Where: Yufuku Gallery, Annecy Aoyama 1F, 2-6-12 Minami Aoyama, Tokyo, Japan

Kishio Suga, Merged Surrounding (2018). Courtesy of Tomio Koyama Gallery.

Exhibition:Kishio Suga: Expanded Self-Space
 May 25–June 30, 2018
Where: Tomio Koyama Gallery, Complex 665 2F, 6-5-24 Roppongi, Tokyo, Japan

Daniel Arsham, Mario Mushroom Patch (Pink) (2018). Courtesy of Perrotin.

Exhibition:Daniel Arsham
 May 23–June 30, 2018
Where: Perrotin, Piramide Building 1F, 6-6-9 Roppongi, Tokyo, Japan

Nobuko Tsuchiya, “30 Ways To Go To The Moon.” Courtesy of SCAI THE BATHHOUSE.

Exhibition:30 Ways To Go To The Moon
 May 29–July 14, 2018
Where: SCAI THE BATHHOUSE, 6-1-23 Yanaka, Tokyo, Japan

Yusuke Yamatani. Courtesy of Yuka Tsurano Gallery.

Exhibition:Yusuke Yamatani: Doors
 June 9–July 14, 2018
Where: Yuka Trusano Gallery, 1-33-10-3F Higashi-Shinagawa Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo, Japan

Issei Suda. Courtesy of Akio Nagasawa Gallery.

Exhibition:Issei Suda: Childhood Days
 June 1–July 22, 2018
Where: Akio Nagasawa Gallery, Ginsho Building 6F, 4-9-5 Ginza, Tokyo, Japan


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