[Exhibition]Upcoming Exhibitions

Sat. 08 April - Sun. 25 June, 2017

The Encyclopedia of Masamichi Katayama:
Life is hard... Let's go shopping.
Gallery1&2

Wonderwall’s Masamichi Katayama is one of the hottest interior designers on the global scene. His strength is in sharing the vision for each project and constructing a concept for the space at an early stage in the planning process, creating an environment that speaks directly to the mind of the consumer or occupant. His many projects include UNIQLO’s global flagship stores in New York, Paris and London, and UNITED ARROWS Roppongi Hills in Tokyo.
Katayama also has a reputation as a collector. A visit to his studio, Wonderwall, reveals an office crammed with his massive collection of books and CDs, together with antiques that he has picked up on his travels, furniture by designers such as Jean Prouvé and Charlotte Perriand, and works by international contemporary artists such as Ryan Gander, Simon Fujiwara and Takashi Murakami. Coinciding with the 25th year of Masamichi Katayama’s design career, this exhibition presents his collection. Katayama himself considers how the collection can best be displayed in the context of an Art Museum to explore where his interests lie and the essence of creation that the collection embodies.

photo: KURIGAMI Kazumi

photo: KURIGAMI Kazumi

From the Terada collection 058
Black and White: Colours Gallery3&4

project N 67
TANAKA Sho 4F corridor

Sat. 08 July - Sun. 03 September, 2017

ARAKI Nobuyoshi (provisional title) Gallery1&2

ARAKI Nobuyoshi has remained at the forefront of photography since the 1960s, and his worldwide reputation as one of Japan’s top photographers is still strong today. Now in his seventies, Araki seems to be even more active than before, and this exhibition presents some of his recent work, including new works, at gigantic scale. The artist is well known for the variety of his subjects and techniques, and his ceaseless exploration of the potential of photography still shows no sign of abating, despite having continued for over fifty years. For Araki, photography represents a record of his life, and a close personal encounter with death has recently brought further clarity to the portrayal of life and death that has long been a significant theme in his work. Consequently, while vividly communicating the ARAKI Nobuyoshi of today, the exhibition can also be seen as approaching the core of his massive and varied body of work.

Yuen no Onna, 2017

Yuen no Onna, 2017

From the Terada collection 059
Signs of Tenderness (provisional title) Gallery3&4

project N 68
MORI Hiroshi 4F corridor

Sat. 14 October - Sun. 24 December, 2017

Korean Abstract Paintings (provisional title) Gallery1&2

Korean abstract painting is a genre unique to Korea, absorbing new approaches to abstract painting that emerged in the West during the 1950s, but embodying the spirit of the East. In particular, the Dansaekhwa (monochrome painting) movement born in 1970s Korea was a significant development on a par with the Mono-ha and Gutai movements in Japan. Dansaekhwa was the subject of a major exhibition at Venice in 2015, and international appreciation of this movement is growing rapidly, as demonstrated by higher and higher hammer prices around the world.
Korean abstract art is one of the core themes of the Terada Collection of Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery. The gallery has been donated such paintings from the collector TERADA Kotaro ever since its establishment, and now has one of the most substantial collections in Japan. Inspired by the recent popularity of Korean abstract painting, the gallery has put together an exhibition based on its collection and augmented by works loaned by other collectors. The exhibition provides a comprehensive look at these paintings, revealing their rich combination of tranquillity and liveliness.

LEE UfanFrom Line1976photo: SAITO Arata

LEE Ufan
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photo: SAITO Arata

From the Terada collection 060
NAMBATA Tatsuoki (provisional title) Gallery3&4

project N 69
MIKAME Reina 4F corridor

Sat. 13 January - Sun. 25 March, 2018

TANIKAWA Shuntaro (provisional title) Gallery1&2

Tanikawa Shuntaro made a striking debut in 1952 with his anthology of poems entitled Two Billion Light-Years of Solitude. His upbeat, unencumbered style steered away from sentimentality and despair, resonating with the hearts and minds of Japanese people as they attempted to redefine their lives and way of living after the war. Tanikawa went on to become famous for writing the lyrics for the Astro Boy theme song, his translations of The Songs of Mother Goose and the Peanut Books comics that feature Snoopy and other characters, his screenplay for the Tokyo Olympiad movie and his collaborations with Takemitsu Toru and other musicians. Now 85 years old, his fresh and vibrant language continues to gel with the feelings of his readers, conjuring up pictures of his daily life as an ordinary member of Japanese society.
In addition to introducing the wide range of Tanikawa’s work, this exhibition examines documents and items from his childhood, looking at his relationships with friends and his favourite music and collections in an attempt to explore the origins of his life as a poet. The exhibition also showcases Tanikawa’s current work by presenting new poems written for the occasion and the results of collaborations with musician Oyamada Keigo (Cornelius) and interface designer Nakamura Yugo. Above all, it provides an opportunity to re-discover yourself through the words of Tanikawa Shuntaro.

photo: FUKAHORI Mizuho

photo: FUKAHORI Mizuho

From the Terada collection 061
The Old Familiar Scene (provisional title) Gallery3&4

project N 70
MIYAMOTO Hozumi

TODAY'S ART GALLERY

  • Sat 25 Mar, 2017
    Closed for exhibition changeover