Must-See Art Guide: Tokyo

This week's guide includes Tomoo Gokita, Kazuyo Kinoshita, Juergen Teller, and more.

Tomoo Gokita, Commemorative Photo (2017). Courtesy of Taka Ishii Gallery.

It’s time once again for Art Fair Tokyo: Each year this major art fair—the largest in Japan—gathers exhibitors and dealers to present a wide range of art, antiques, and crafts. From traditional nihonga painting to contemporary cutting-edge installations, the fair covers a lot of ground and offers something for every type of art enthusiast. But, as always, there’s more to see beyond the art fair walls, so be sure to venture out into Tokyo and take advantage of its lively gallery scene. Head over to SCAI The Bathhouse for the dazzling multimedia LED display by Tatsuo Miyajima, or visit Yumiko Chiba Associates for a solo show of noted Gutai artist Kazuyo Kinoshita. Be sure not to miss Tomoo Gokita’s exhibition at Taka Ishii Gallery, and discover firsthand what makes his signature gray-scale paintings so unforgettable and formally sharp. If goofy photography is more your speed, then you’ve got Juergen Teller’s new work at Blum & Poe to keep you entertained.

Get busy and cross as many of these shows off your list before they close!

Exhibition:Tomoo Gokita: Holy Cow
When:
March 18–April 15, 2017
Where:
Taka Ishii Gallery, 6-5-24 3F Roppongi Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan

Tatsuo Miyajima, LIFE (complex system)- no.7 (2016). Courtesy of SCAI The Bathhouse.

Exhibition:Tatsuo Miyajima: LIFE (complex system)
When:
March 2–April 22, 2017
Where:
SCAI The Bathhouse, 6-1-23 Yanaka, Tokyo, Japan

Yutaka Matsuzawa. Courtesy of Ota Fine Arts.

Exhibition:From Nirvana to Catastrophe: Matsuzawa Yutaka and his ‘Commune in Imaginary Space’
When:
March 2–April 22, 2017
Where:
Ota Fine Arts, 6-6-9 Roppongi, Piramide Building 3f, Tokyo, Japan

Kazuyo Kinoshita, ‘78-24 (1978). Courtesy of Yumiko Chiba Associates.

Exhibition:Kazuyo Kinoshita: In Search of Substantiality—Unifying the Absolute and the Relative
When:
February 10–March 25, 2017
Where:
Yumiko Chiba Associates, Park Grace Shinjuku #206, Nishi-Shinjuku 4-32-6, Tokyo, Japan

Paulo Monteiro, Untitled (2017). Courtesy of Tomio Koyama Gallery.

Exhibition:Paulo Monteiro: The outside of distance
When:
March 18–April 22, 2017
Where:
Tomio Koyama Gallery, complex665 2F, Roppongi, Tokyo, Japan

Arisa Kumagi, LeisureClass_0_01 (2017). Courtesy of Gallery Koyanagi.

Exhibition:Portrait
When:
March 1–April 8, 2017
Where:
Gallery Koyanagi, Koyanagi Building 9F, 1-7-5, Ginza, Tokyo, Japan

Izumi Kato. Courtesy of Take Ninagawa.

Exhibition:Izumi Kato
When:
March 11–April 22, 2017
Where:
Take Ninagawa, 2-12-4-1F, HigashiAzabu, Minatoku, Tokyo, Japan

Juergen Teller, Frogs and Plates No. 13 (2016). Courtesy of Blum & Poe.

Exhibition:Juergen Teller: Teller ga Kaeru
When:
February 4–April 1, 2017
Where:
Blum & Poe Tokyo, 1-14-34 Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo


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