December 25th, 2020

Group Show at Tokyo Gallery

Artists: Xu Bing, Robert Crippa, Yun Hyong Gun, Cai Guo-Qiang, Yuki Katsura, Susumu Koshimizu, Aiko Miyawaki, Sadamasa Motonaga, Katsuhiko Narita, Yoshishige Saito, Park Seo-Bo, Ushio Shinohara, Kazuo Shiraga, Kishio Suga, Jiro Takamatsu, Kim Tschangyeul, Lee Ufan, Kim Whanki, Jiro Yoshihara

Venue: Tokyo Gallery, Tokyo

Exhibition Title: Tokyo Gallery 70th Anniversary (Part 1 and 2)

Date: October 24 – December 24, 2020

Selected By: Misako Rosen

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

Images:

Images courtesy of Tokyo Gallery, Tokyo. Photos by Kei Okano and Keizo Kioku.

Press Release:

Tokyo Gallery + BTAP celebrates its 70th anniversary this year. We extend our sincere thanks to our friends and patrons across the globe for their continued support.

Since Tokyo Gallery was established by Takashi Yamamoto, together with Kusuo Shimizu, in Ginza in 1950, the gallery has presented numerous exhibitions. When Tokyo Gallery first opened, and there were only a few other galleries in the area, it predominantly showcased modern Japanese representational paintings, working with artists such as Sōtarō Yasui. The gallery then shifted its focus to contemporary art after presenting a solo exhibition of the avant-garde artist Yoshishige Saitō. Since then, Tokyo Gallery continues to actively participate in the culture of contemporary art by engaging with a wide range of Japanese and international artists. Now operating as Tokyo Gallery + BTAP, the gallery is proud to have presented over 700 exhibitions in its history.

To celebrate its 70th anniversary, Tokyo Gallery is delighted to hold a two-part exhibition reflecting the gallery’s history. Part 1 focuses on the 1960s, during which the gallery promoted leading postwar Japanese artists, by showcasing original works of this period featuring Yoshishige Saitō, Yuki Katsura, Jiro Yoshihara and Kim Whanki of the Kyushitsu-kai (Ninth Room Association); Kazuo Shiraga and Sadamasa Motonaga from the Gutai group; Masunobu Yoshimura and Ushio Shinohara from the Neo Dada Organizers; and Jiro Takamatsu of the Hi Red Center. Part 2 brings together the Mono-ha artists of the late 60s as well as contemporary Chinese and Korean artists that Tokyo Gallery first introduced to Japanese audiences in the 70s and the 80s. Through this small yet important selection of works, Tokyo Gallery hopes to portray this pivotal period in the development of East Asian contemporary art.

Link: Group Show at Tokyo Gallery

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