Must-See Art Guide: Tokyo
This week's guide features Kishio Suga, Daniel Arsham, Go Yayanagi, and more.
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”
When: April 7–June 2, 2018
Where: Kana Kwanishi Photography, 2-7-5-5F, Nishiazabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Exhibition: “Jean-Luc Moerman”
When: April 20–June 2, 2018
Where: nca | nichido contemporary art, B1, 4-3-3 Hachobori, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Exhibition: “T -centre of attention-“
When: May 12–June 2, 2018
Where: Sansiao Gallery, B1F Sansho Building 3-2-9 Nihonbashi Chuo-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Exhibition: “Go Yayanagi: Challenge, Right Now! Move Forward!”
When: May 11–June 3, 2018
Where: Whitestone Gallery, 6-4-16 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Exhibition: “Kishio Suga: Expanded Self-Space”
When: May 25–June 30, 2018
Where: Tomio Koyama Gallery, Complex 665 2F, 6-5-24 Roppongi, Tokyo, Japan
Exhibition: “Yusuke Yamatani: Doors”
When: June 9–July 14, 2018
Where: Yuka Trusano Gallery, 1-33-10-3F Higashi-Shinagawa Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Exhibition: “Issei Suda: Childhood Days”
When: June 1–July 22, 2018
Where: Akio Nagasawa Gallery, Ginsho Building 6F, 4-9-5 Ginza, Tokyo, Japan
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