November 24th, 2014

“Man & Play” at Brennan & Griffin


Artists: COBRA, Greatest Hits, Ei Arakawa and Shimon Minamikawa, Futoshi Miyagi, Nobuaki Takekawa, Ken Kagami, Soshiro Matsubara, Kazuaki Yamane, Yui Usui, Yui Yaegashi

Venue: Brennan & Griffin

Exhibition Title: Man & Play

Date: October 26 – December 21, 2014

Curated by: XYZcollective

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"Man & Play" at Brennan & Griffin

"Man & Play" at Brennan & Griffin

Full gallery of videos, images, press release and link available after the jump.


COBRA, OBJECTS – the self service, 2014. HD H264 video, 10.19 min.


COBRA & So atsubara, OBJECT on Exercise painting#1, 2014. Oil and Acrylic on canvas , HD H264 video, Variable size.



Images and videos courtesy of Brennan & Griffin, New York

Press Release:

Brennan & Griffin is pleased to announce Man & Play an exhibition organized by the Tokyo-based XYZcollective:

Hello every one.

My name is COBRA.

Im singing everynight.

When I will be in NY.

Please kiss me.

XYZcollective is an artist run space in Tokyo. Our directors are: COBRA (video artist), Soshiro Matsubara (artist), Futoshi Miyagi (artist), Madoka Hattori (editor) XYZcollective consists of a Studio space for young artists in 20s and 30s and an alternative space. XYZ is open to exhibitions with artists both in and out of XYZ, other events such as music and fashion shows.

DIRECTOR / COBRA (video artist) b. 1981. B.F.A., Department of Ceramic, Glass, and Metal Works, Tama Art University. Member of artist group MIHOKANNO. Joined several exhibitions in magical art room, Tokyo and around the world like Switzerland.

PR manager / Madoka Hattori (editor) b.1981. B.F.A., Department of Scenography, Display and Fashion Design, Musashino Art University. After pursuing career in fashion industry, currently working with as freelance editor. Organizing web magazine “”, which features cats and creative artists/designers.v

DIRECTOR / Soshiro Matsubara (artist) b.1980 B.F.A., Department of Painting, Tama Art University. Member of artist group MIHOKANNO. Participated Exchange Residency Program in Barcelona, Spain through Tokyo Wonder Site, 2010.

DIRECTOR / Futoshi Miyagiartistb.1981 in Okinawa   Lives and works in Tokyo

Link: “Man & Play” at Brennan & Griffin

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