Yamamoto Gendai - Past Events

Below is a list of all past events for Yamamoto Gendai. Current and upcoming events, as well as other details, are available on the venue's page.

  • poster for Bagus Pandega “A Pervasive Rhythm”

    Bagus Pandega “A Pervasive Rhythm”

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    • Media: Painting - Installation - Party
    • 2018-06-09 - 2018-07-14

    Jakarta-born artist Bagus Pandega is currently based in Bandung, Indonesia. For his first exhibition in Japan, Bagus is exhibiting an installation of 450 bulbs from motorcycle turn signals controlled using...More »

  • poster for Kei Imazu “Measuring Invisible Distance”

    Kei Imazu “Measuring Invisible Distance”

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture - Installation - Party
    • 2018-06-09 - 2018-07-14

    Kei Imazu continues to capture the world’s attention with work that uses Photoshop to reimagine artwork that is new and old, Eastern and Western. This exhibition, “Measuring Invisible Distance” is centered...More »

  • poster for Kohei Kobayashi “Yawning・ Lessons”

    Kohei Kobayashi “Yawning・ Lessons”

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    • Media: Drawing - Sculpture - Installation - Media Arts - Party
    • 2018-04-21 - 2018-05-26

    At this exhibition, the artist presents three new works: the multiple objects inspired by ancient allegory from east and west from all ages, and the video to capture dialogue between the artist himself...More »

  • poster for Muneteru Ujino “Lives in Japan”

    Muneteru Ujino “Lives in Japan”

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    • Media: Installation - Media Arts - Sound - Party
    • 2018-03-03 - 2018-04-07

    This exhibition of new works by Muneteru Ujino features three elements: the video installations “Lives in Japan” and “Dempamachi (Radiowave Quarter)” based on Ujino’s “Plywood Shinchi” presented at the...More »

  • poster for Ushio Shinohara + Contact Gonzo Exhibition

    Ushio Shinohara + Contact Gonzo Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Installation - Video and Film - Performance Art
    • 2018-01-20 - 2018-02-10
  • poster for Takeshi Murata “Living Room”

    Takeshi Murata “Living Room”

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    • Media: Installation - Animation
    • 2017-10-21 - 2017-12-22

    In addition to introducing video works that can be considered the foundation of Takeshi Murata’s creative practice, as well as his latest photographic works, this exhibition will present an eye-catching...More »

  • poster for Naohiro Ukawa + Muneteru Ujino + Ushio Shinohara + Kosuke Nagata “Out of Instruments”

    Naohiro Ukawa + Muneteru Ujino + Ushio Shinohara + Kosuke Nagata “Out of Instruments”

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    • Media: Sculpture - Installation - Video and Film - Sound - Party
    • 2017-09-02 - 2017-10-07
  • poster for INFRA —Inside the Outside World

    INFRA —Inside the Outside World

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    • Media: Installation - Video and Film - Media Arts - Sound - Performance Art - Party - Workshops - Talks
    • 2017-08-19 - 2017-08-26

    Berlin’s 3hd Festival and Tokyo-based EBM(T) Gallery are combining forces to work on インフラ INFRA 2017 in Tokyo, running August 19 to 26. An ambitious festival of art, music, and thought in the digital...More »

  • poster for Lines, Borders, Boundaries, and The In-Betweens

    Lines, Borders, Boundaries, and The In-Betweens

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    • Media: Painting - Photography - Installation
    • 2017-07-01 - 2017-07-29

    This group exhibition by three dynamic artists from Southeast Asia is built around three elements: solid lines of light projected by a remotely-controlled robot; elemental colors and shapes that challenge...More »

  • poster for Yayoi Deki “Flags”

    Yayoi Deki “Flags”

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2017-05-20 - 2017-06-17

    Over the years, Yayoi Deki has developed a series of work that employs a variety of national flags from places such as Uruguay, Ireland and France. Taking the colorful flags as motifs, she uses a finger...More »

  • poster for Ushio Shinohara  “Boxing Explosion on My Painting!”

    Ushio Shinohara “Boxing Explosion on My Painting!”

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture - Performance Art - Party
    • 2017-03-11 - 2017-04-22

    Ushio Shinohara was born in Tokyo in 1932. He started his artistic career by participating in the Yomiuri Independent exhibition in 1955 while studying at Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music....More »

  • poster for Malformed Objects – Bricolage for Myriads of Other Bodies

    Malformed Objects – Bricolage for Myriads of Other Bodies

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    • Media: Installation - Workshops - Talks
    • 2017-01-21 - 2017-02-25

    This exhibition is curated by Sekai Kozuma and brings together a dialogue with 11 artists. It will demonstrate an oscillation between past and future, as opposed to a single axis of the here and now, and...More »

  • poster for Nile Koetting “Vol. 0”

    Nile Koetting “Vol. 0”

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    • Media: Video and Film - Performance Art - Talks
    • 2016-12-17 - 2016-12-17

    The Berlin-based artist Nile Koetting is examining, together with the singer and violinist Annie Gårlid, the corporeal activity of music-making against a backdrop of the industry of classical music training,...More »

  • poster for Nishio Yasuyuki “REM (Rapid Eye Movement)”

    Nishio Yasuyuki “REM (Rapid Eye Movement)”

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    • Media: Sculpture - Media Arts - Party
    • 2016-10-29 - 2016-12-03

    Known for his sculptures on the theme of fear of “death” or “nothingness” and perspectives on “life” as well as ghostly paintings, this is Yasuyuki Nishio’s first solo exhibition in four years, and presents...More »

  • poster for Welcome to the Awesomemansion

    Welcome to the Awesomemansion

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    • Media: Painting - Installation - Video and Film - Party
    • 2016-09-10 - 2016-10-15

    Nile Koetting (b.1989) is a Berlin based artist who works actively and freely across genres of video, installation, sound art and performance, and currently included in the group show Globale: New Sensorium...More »

  • poster for The BAR(The Backers Foundation and AIT Residence Programme)vol. 9 New works by Chaw Ei Thein and Krishnapriya Tharmakrishnar “Healing and Loving”

    The BAR(The Backers Foundation and AIT Residence Programme)vol. 9 New works by Chaw Ei Thein and Krishnapriya Tharmakrishnar “Healing and Loving”

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Sculpture - Installation - Talks
    • 2016-07-09 - 2016-07-23

    Although both artists make works rooted in experiences and memories related to war, loss and insecurity it is also true to say that their artistic expressions are gestures for reconciliation and love for...More »

  • poster for Naohiro Ukawa + Dommune University of the Arts “The 100 Japanese Contemporary Artists / Season 4”

    Naohiro Ukawa + Dommune University of the Arts “The 100 Japanese Contemporary Artists / Season 4”

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    • Media: Video and Film - Party - Talks
    • 2016-05-28 - 2016-06-18

    Dommune, organized and directed by Naohiro Ukawa, is an online streaming platform for broadcasting talk shows and live performances from the leading edge of culture to the world. Since its inauguration...More »

  • poster for Nile Koetting “Whistler”

    Nile Koetting “Whistler”

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    • Media: Installation - Video and Film - Party - Talks - Performance Art
    • 2016-04-16 - 2016-05-14

    Currently showing in “Roppongi Crossing 2016” at the Mori Art Museum, as well as at a group show at ZKM, Germany, Nile Koetting is a young artist very much in the international spotlight. Moving seamlessly...More »

  • poster for Muneteru Ujino “Rotate’n’ Roll Over”

    Muneteru Ujino “Rotate’n’ Roll Over”

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    • Media: Graphics - Sculpture - Installation
    • 2016-03-05 - 2016-03-26

    Muneteru Ujino will present the new work “Plywoody Ozone-So,” which recapitulates the artist’s activities and productions begun in the 1990s. The entrance area will be set up as an visual analogue of the...More »

  • poster for Bruce Bickford “Line and Clay”

    Bruce Bickford “Line and Clay”

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Sculpture - Installation - Video and Film
    • 2016-02-10 - 2016-02-20

    Bruce Bickford is a legendary and leading figure in clay animation, and a prodigy with fanatic fans all over the world. Born in 1947 in Seattle, Bickford began to create stop motion films with a 8mm camera...More »

  • poster for Kei Imazu “Repatriation”

    Kei Imazu “Repatriation”

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    • Media: Painting - Party
    • 2016-01-16 - 2016-01-30

    The central work of this exhibition, also going under the same title, is one of Imazu’s most ambitiously scaled paintings to date and accompanies a series of depictions of the exhibits and the spaces of...More »

  • poster for Erina Matsui “Manga Mind Serenade − Non-Stop Painting”

    Erina Matsui “Manga Mind Serenade − Non-Stop Painting”

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    • Media: Painting - Party
    • 2015-11-14 - 2015-12-12

    Erina Matsui has been known for “Hengao (funny face)” self-portraits with spectacles stretching in the background. In the recent years, the artist has re-examined self-portraits that appear in history...More »

  • poster for Kohei Kobayashi “The Lid Will Not Open, Footsteps on the Roof”

    Kohei Kobayashi “The Lid Will Not Open, Footsteps on the Roof”

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    • Media: Drawing - Sculpture - Party
    • 2015-10-03 - 2015-10-31

    While Kobayashi is most known for video works, this exhibition comprises assembled objects, drawings and accompanying texts. In recent years Kobayashi worked with several collaborators and produced his...More »

  • poster for Naohiro Ukawa Dommune University Of The Arts “The 100 Japanese Contemporary Artists / Season 3”

    Naohiro Ukawa Dommune University Of The Arts “The 100 Japanese Contemporary Artists / Season 3”

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    • Media: Video and Film - Media Arts - Party
    • 2015-08-22 - 2015-09-19

    DOMMUNE is an online streaming platform for broadcasting talk shows and live performances from the leading edge of culture to the world. Since its inauguration in March 2010, its viewers have grown over...More »

  • poster for Today of Yesterday

    Today of Yesterday

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    • Media: Photography - Sculpture - Installation - Video and Film - Media Arts - Talks
    • 2015-07-11 - 2015-07-25

    The exhibition will mark the 8th time that the Backers Foundation and AIT have partnered on their joint residency program, presenting works by two Cambodian artists in residence, Rattana Vandy and Kanitha...More »

  • poster for Kei Imazu + Kohei Kobayashi “Execution”

    Kei Imazu + Kohei Kobayashi “Execution”

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Sculpture - Video and Film
    • 2015-06-11 - 2015-06-27

    This joint exhibition unveils Imazu’s drawings to the public for the first time along with her new paintings, as well as the work of M-U-R-D-E-R-W-E-A-P-O-N, which consists of video and objects by Kobayashi,...More »

  • poster for Nile Koetting “Hard In Organics”

    Nile Koetting “Hard In Organics”

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    • Media: Installation - Video and Film
    • 2015-04-11 - 2015-05-30

    Koetting is an emerging artist who works actively and freely across genres of video, installation, sound art and performance with much interest in “sensing”. In this exhibition the artist will present...More »

  • poster for Kei Imazu “Broken Image”

    Kei Imazu “Broken Image”

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2015-02-28 - 2015-03-28

    Imazu has been working in the media of painting throughout her career, developing a distinct methodology to digitally combine miscellaneous images she collects in her everyday life, as well as numerous...More »

  • poster for Yayoi Deki “Traveling♪”

    Yayoi Deki “Traveling♪”

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    • Media: Painting - Party
    • 2015-01-17 - 2015-02-14

    This exhibition by Yayoi Deki presents new three-dimensional optical illusions and works from her recent National Flag series, both created with the artist’s unique technique of finger-stamping. Three-dimensional...More »

  • poster for Chu Enoki “LSDF-014: Life Self Defense Force”

    Chu Enoki “LSDF-014: Life Self Defense Force”

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    • Media: Sculpture - Installation - Party
    • 2014-10-04 - 2014-11-22

    Chu Enoki’s works give no hint that he turned 70 this year. Dealing with themes of weaponry for the past 40 years, this creator of powerful art presents his first Tokyo show, which also marks Yamamoto...More »

  • poster for Shinichi Hara Exhibition

    Shinichi Hara Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture - Party
    • 2014-08-23 - 2014-09-20

    Born in 1964 in Ibaraki prefecture and going on to study sculpture at Tokyo University of the Arts, Shinichi Hara is an artist who principally works in white marble. With his career taking a particularly...More »

  • poster for New Works by Albert Samreth and Gor Soudan

    New Works by Albert Samreth and Gor Soudan

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    • Media: Painting - Photography - Sculpture
    • 2014-07-12 - 2014-07-26

    Through partnership with The Backers Foundation, AIT has previously hosted artists and curators from Africa, Asia, South America and the Middle East and here as part of the 7th joint residency programme,...More »

  • poster for Nicolas Buffe “Polia’s Nightmare”

    Nicolas Buffe “Polia’s Nightmare”

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    • Media: Drawing - Prints - Sculpture - Party
    • 2014-05-31 - 2014-06-28

    In “Polia’s Nightmare”, Polifilo’s lover Polia relates Polifilo’s romantic quest from her perspective. Nesting the content of “The Dream of Polifilo”, this story is about a dream (a sort of nightmare)...More »

  • poster for Contact Gonzo “Trace and sound of work accompanied by various difficulties”

    Contact Gonzo “Trace and sound of work accompanied by various difficulties”

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    • Media: Installation - Performance Art
    • 2014-04-18 - 2014-05-17

    Exploring not only the physical contact between one person and another, this event wages the body of each member against the challenge of various “difficult” situations. With the gallery space decked out...More »

  • poster for Richard Serra Solo Exhibition Featuring Recent Prints

    Richard Serra Solo Exhibition Featuring Recent Prints

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    • Media: Prints - Sculpture - Party
    • 2014-03-08 - 2014-04-05

    Known for large-scale and site-specific projects using steel plates, Richard Serra is undoubtedly one of the most important figures in contemporary sculpture. At the age of 74, he is still rigorously engaged...More »

  • poster for Naohiro Ukawa “2Necromancys”

    Naohiro Ukawa “2Necromancys”

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2014-01-25 - 2014-02-22

    Just as the title suggests in this exhibition Ukawa through the “spiritualist” devices of his work, calls upon a presence which should not be there and attempts to bring it to some form, raising renowned...More »

  • poster for Muneteru Ujino “Be a Good Boy”

    Muneteru Ujino “Be a Good Boy”

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    • Media: Sculpture - Installation - Party
    • 2013-11-16 - 2013-12-14

    With new work from his Love Arm series, Nippon Series and Machine Theater Series along with the latest developments in his research into material culture Ujino presents an impressive show which captures...More »

  • poster for “Art/Domestic: Temperature of the Future After Takashi Azumaya”

    “Art/Domestic: Temperature of the Future After Takashi Azumaya”

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    • Media: Painting - Performance Art
    • 2013-10-05 - 2013-11-02

    In memory of the curator Takashi Azumaya, who passed away last year, this joint exhibition with Arataniurano is curated by Noi Sawaragi, who maintained a long professional relationship and friendship with...More »

  • poster for Masakatsu Takagi “Hatsugasai”

    Masakatsu Takagi “Hatsugasai”

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    • Media: Video and Film
    • 2013-08-31 - 2013-09-21

    Masakatsu Takagi (b.1979) is a video artist and musician based in Kyoto. His activities include museum exhibitions, CD and DVD releases, international concert tours, and music for a number TV of commercials...More »

  • poster for The Backers Foundation and AIT residence programme vol. 6

    The Backers Foundation and AIT residence programme vol. 6

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    • Media: Painting - Photography
    • 2013-07-13 - 2013-07-27

    AIT in collaboration with the Backers Foundation presents “Divided Against Ourselves”, an exhibition of work artists Allegra Pacheco(Costa Rica), Alberto Rodríguez Collía(Guatemala) developed through their...More »

  • poster for Tensai High School!!!! “Tensai High School”

    Tensai High School!!!! “Tensai High School”

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    • Media: Painting - Installation - Video and Film - Party
    • 2013-06-01 - 2013-06-29

    The Yamamoto Gendai Future Feature is an irregular series presenting promising artists from a variety of galleries and genres. It features work that seems both unrestrained and urgent from up-and-coming...More »

  • poster for Memento Mori - Eros & Thanatos

    Memento Mori - Eros & Thanatos

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Photography - Sculpture - Party
    • 2013-04-13 - 2013-05-18

    Shirokane Art complex 5th Anniversary exhibition, curated by Hiroshi Sugimoto. This show, held to coincide with the Mori Art Museum’s 10th Anniversary exhibition “Love,” includes drawings and a model for...More »

  • poster for Kei Imazu "Puzzle"

    Kei Imazu "Puzzle"

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    • Media: Painting - Party
    • 2013-03-02 - 2013-03-30

    This exhibition draws from other famous paintings such as "La Mort de Sardanapale" by Eugène Delacroix, "The Luncheon on the Grass" by Manet and "The Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido" by Hiroshige,...More »

  • poster for Tomoko Fukushi "Boarding"

    Tomoko Fukushi "Boarding"

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    • Media: Illustration - Party
    • 2013-01-19 - 2013-02-16

    Tomoko Fukushi graduated from Tokyo University of the Arts in 2005 and took the Grand Prix in the 2011 Spiral "SICF12". She has contributed installations to a range of semi-public spaces, including the...More »

  • poster for Kohei Kobayashi "Your mouth is a vacuum cleaner to be displaced and connected to the power of its nozzle being held by hands, and speaks by vacuuming"

    Kohei Kobayashi "Your mouth is a vacuum cleaner to be displaced and connected to the power of its nozzle being held by hands, and speaks by vacuuming"

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    • Media: Video and Film - Party - Performance Art
    • 2012-11-17 - 2012-12-15

    The artistic practice of Kohei Kobayashi has greatly evolved over the past 10 years. Kobayashi first came to public attention with "1-3-1" (1999), monochrome footage of an obscure human shadow moving in...More »

  • poster for Keisuke Tanaka "Keikei"

    Keisuke Tanaka "Keikei"

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    • Media: Sculpture - Party
    • 2012-10-06 - 2012-11-02

    While representation of figure has long been a central interest in wood sculpture, Keisuke Tanaka creates sceneries of forests and mountains in his sculpture. These sceneries are carved in wood pieces...More »

  • poster for Erina Matsui "Wabi Sabi Utopia"

    Erina Matsui "Wabi Sabi Utopia"

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    • Media: Installation - Party
    • 2012-08-25 - 2012-09-21

    Erina Matsui consistently favors her own face as a central motif in her paintings, and has been exploring and expanding the category of self-portrait. Her face is often comically distorted, and stretched...More »

  • poster for "The Fairest One of All" Exhibition

    "The Fairest One of All" Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture - Installation
    • 2012-07-07 - 2012-07-28
  • poster for Tiger Tateishi Exhibition

    Tiger Tateishi Exhibition

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    • Media: Illustration - Painting
    • 2012-05-26 - 2012-06-23

    After his debut at the Yomiuri Independent Exhibition in 1963, Tateishi founded “The Institute of Tourist Art” with Hiroshi Nakamura. His obsession with tableaus (paintings) received much attention in...More »

  • poster for Yasuyuki Nishio "Exoticism"

    Yasuyuki Nishio "Exoticism"

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    • Media: Sculpture - Installation
    • 2012-04-14 - 2012-05-12

    Yasuyuki Nishio's solo exhibition “DROWN” in 2009 attracted much attention for its works visualizing the imaginative process of the human body transforming into the aquatic, initiated in reaction to the...More »

  • poster for Naohiro Ukawa + Kohei Kobayashi + Keita Sugiura + Chim↑Pom "FEAR OF LOSS Ⅱ -multiples and copies-"

    Naohiro Ukawa + Kohei Kobayashi + Keita Sugiura + Chim↑Pom "FEAR OF LOSS Ⅱ -multiples and copies-"

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    • Media: Photography - Installation - Video and Film - Party
    • 2012-03-03 - 2012-03-31

    Features sculptures, photography and video works themed around the concept of the "copy".More »

  • poster for "Fear of Loss: Multiples and Copies" Exhibition

    "Fear of Loss: Multiples and Copies" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing
    • 2012-01-21 - 2012-02-25
  • poster for Edgar Martins "The Time Machine: An Incomplete and Semi-Objective Survey of Hydropower Stations"

    Edgar Martins "The Time Machine: An Incomplete and Semi-Objective Survey of Hydropower Stations"

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    • Media: Photography - Party
    • 2011-11-19 - 2011-12-17

    Edgar Martins was born in Portugal in 1977, and grew up in Macau until he was 19. He graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2002, and now lives and works in London. Last year, his extensive solo exhibition...More »

  • poster for Natsumi Hirakawa "Utopia"

    Natsumi Hirakawa "Utopia"

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2011-10-08 - 2011-11-05

    Born in 1987 and living and working in her native Oita prefecture, Natsumi Hirakawa had her solo museum exhibition at the Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto last year, and a number of her works have become...More »

  • poster for "Subjective Objects" Exhibition

    "Subjective Objects" Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture - Party
    • 2011-09-03 - 2011-10-01

    This group show features sculptures from gallery artists and others, as a follow-up to the February exhibition "Visions/Recollections", which focused on 2D work. In Japan the concept of "sculpture"...More »

  • poster for Kenji Yanobe "Atom Suit Project: Antenna of the Earth"

    Kenji Yanobe "Atom Suit Project: Antenna of the Earth"

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    • Media: Installation - Party
    • 2011-07-02 - 2011-07-30

    Atom Suit Project: Antenna of the Earth is an installation of a life-size figure of the artist himself in a radiation-detecting Atom Suit equipped with Geiger counters - an appropriation of the well-known...More »

  • poster for Muneteru Ujino "Transcribed"

    Muneteru Ujino "Transcribed"

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2011-05-21 - 2011-06-18

    This exhibition is expected to be the first solo presentation by the artist in Japan in the 7 years since 2004, featuring an extension of Ujino's own long-standing “research on the material world", showcasing...More »

  • "Visions/Recollections" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture - Video and Film - Party
    • 2011-02-19 - 2011-03-12

    This group exhibition features a selection of 2D works by gallery artists. The "Visions" in the title alludes to the notion of illusion and future prospects in addition to the idea of visual sight, while...More »

  • poster for Tiger Tateishi "Online Radar"

    Tiger Tateishi "Online Radar"

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2011-01-08 - 2011-02-05

    Yamamoto Gendai is pleased to present Online Radar, a solo exhibition by Tiger Tateishi from January 8th through February 5th 2011. This will be the first opportunity to publicly introduce three paintings...More »

  • Kohei Kobayashi + Core of Bells Performance

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    • Media: Performance Art
    • 2010-12-18 - 2010-12-18

    Performance by video artist Kohei Kobayashi and hardcore band Core of Bells.More »

  • poster for Kenji Yanobe "Levitation"

    Kenji Yanobe "Levitation"

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    • Media: Installation - Party
    • 2010-11-06 - 2010-12-04

    Yamamoto Gendai is delighted to present "Levitation", a solo exhibition by Kenji Yanobe from October 11th through December 14th 2010. On view will be selected pieces from an entirely new series that operates...More »

  • poster for Masakatsu Takagi "Ymene"

    Masakatsu Takagi "Ymene"

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    • Media: Video and Film
    • 2010-09-25 - 2010-10-16

    On view is the artist's latest video work "Ymene". It is a work in progress which is being created like an animation in which the artist works on and pieces together the footage that he has accumulated...More »

  • poster for Yayoi Deki "Pineapple"

    Yayoi Deki "Pineapple"

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    • Media: Painting - Party
    • 2010-08-21 - 2010-09-11

    Yayoi Deki's first solo show at Yamamoto Gendai in 3 years.More »

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    Osamu Mori "Can't Help Falling in Love"

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2010-07-03 - 2010-07-31

    Osamu Mori was born in 1983 and earned a Master’s degree in sculpture from Tokyo University of the Arts in 2009. At the group exhibition “Sculpture - Blues & Low Blow” at TUA, he presented the bizarre,...More »

  • poster for Kei Imazu "Flash"

    Kei Imazu "Flash"

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    • Media: Painting - Party
    • 2010-05-22 - 2010-06-19

    Kei Imazu (b.1980), a VOCA exhibition prize winner, is known for her semi-abstract painting style that expresses a characteristic limpid world created by combining motifs from various landscapes and human...More »

  • poster for Erina Matsui "One-Touch Time Machine"

    Erina Matsui "One-Touch Time Machine"

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    • Media: Painting - Party
    • 2010-04-03 - 2010-05-01

    We are pleased to announce Erina Matsui’s solo exhibition One-touch time machiiiine! from April 3rd to May 1st 2010. Two and a half years since her last solo exhibition in Japan, Matsui will present a...More »

  • poster for Kohei Kobayashi + Yasuyuki Nishino + Keita Sugiura “Town Nobody”

    Kohei Kobayashi + Yasuyuki Nishino + Keita Sugiura “Town Nobody”

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    • Media: Photography - Sculpture - Party
    • 2010-02-20 - 2010-03-20

    We are please to announce our group exhibition “Town Nobody” from February 20th to March 20th 2010 featuring works by Kohei Kobayashi, Yasuyuki Nishio, and Keita Sugiura. A video work “1-10-1” by Kohei...More »

  • poster for Tsukasa Ohtake “VINYL”

    Tsukasa Ohtake “VINYL”

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2010-01-09 - 2010-02-06

    Ohtake is a Nagoya based artist working mainly with two-dimensional works. He studied traditional Japanese painting and depicted landscapes and plants with natural mineral pigments. However, he felt uncertain...More »

  • poster for "Good to be a Mummy" Exhibition

    "Good to be a Mummy" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Photography - Sculpture
    • 2009-12-18 - 2009-12-22
  • poster for Etsuko Fukaya "Wind Erosion"

    Etsuko Fukaya "Wind Erosion"

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    • Media: Drawing - Prints - Party
    • 2009-11-07 - 2009-12-05

    After holding her debut solo show "Natsumegiku" at Yamamoto Gendai in Tokyo in 2006, Fukaya participated in the ArtChinaKoreaJapanArt exhibition (Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Italy) that same year,...More »

  • poster for Kohei Kobayashi "Right is Blue, Blue is Left, Left is Yellow, Yellow is Right"

    Kohei Kobayashi "Right is Blue, Blue is Left, Left is Yellow, Yellow is Right"

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    • Media: Video and Film
    • 2009-09-26 - 2009-10-24

    Kohei Kobayashi was a leading figure in the Nagoya art scene of the late 1990s, as well as a main member of the independent artist space Art Space Dot. Recently, he has been working actively as a video...More »

  • "I Love Art -Love & Capitalism Vol.2- Art Lover’s Gokon"

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    • Media: Party
    • 2009-08-29 - 2009-08-29

    In order for galleries and museums to function as places for casual social gathering, the factor of romance is essential. This event will employ the time-tested format of gokon (matchmaking party) in order...More »

  • poster for "Unfamiliar Landscape" Exhibition

    "Unfamiliar Landscape" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture - Installation
    • 2009-08-22 - 2009-09-12

    This group exhibition showcases "unfamiliar landscapes" by four artists - Tiger Tateishi, Keisuke Tanaka, Natsumi Hirakawa and Shoko Matsumiya. These works represent a compilation of imaginary worlds assembled...More »

  • poster for Chim Pom "Good to be Human"

    Chim Pom "Good to be Human"

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    • Media: Installation - Video and Film - Party
    • 2009-06-27 - 2009-07-25

    For their second presentation of the "Chim Pom + Mujin-to production -drift-" project, Chim Pom has cast ashore to YAMAMOTO GENDAI. This time they have come up with the phrase "Ningen te iina = how good...More »

  • poster for Ruriko Murayama "Color and Cloak"

    Ruriko Murayama "Color and Cloak"

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    • Media: Sculpture - Fashion - Crafts
    • 2009-05-16 - 2009-06-13

    Yamamoto Gendai presents new sculptures and cloth works by Ruriko Murayama. Her "cloaks" seem at first glance to be just draped black cloth hanging downwards, but closer inspection reveals beads, ribbons,...More »

  • poster for Motohiko Odani "SP4 'the specter' in modern sculpture"

    Motohiko Odani "SP4 'the specter' in modern sculpture"

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2009-04-04 - 2009-05-02

    At this solo exhibition, Odani presents a series of life-sized figures on horseback and female nudes - perhaps two of the original prototypes of sculpture as a medium. Figurative expression in terms...More »

  • poster for Li Yan "Snippet"

    Li Yan "Snippet"

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    • Media: Painting - Party
    • 2009-02-21 - 2009-03-21

    This is Li Yan's (b. 1977, China) first solo exhibition in Japan. His work was acquired by the Saatchi Collection in London last year. Using images and footage taken from everyday media, Li exhibits...More »

  • poster for Yasuyuki Nishio "Drown"

    Yasuyuki Nishio "Drown"

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    • Media: Sculpture - Installation - Party
    • 2009-01-10 - 2009-02-07

    This is Yasuyuki's third solo exhibition at Yamamoto Gendai, following "Transform" and "Yurei", entitled "Drown." Nishio almost drowned in the sea when he was a child. Ever since, he has been haunted...More »

  • poster for Hermann Nitsch Exhibition

    Hermann Nitsch Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Photography - Video and Film - Party
    • 2008-11-12 - 2008-12-06

    Hermann Nitsch is an artist, composer and author. Since the 1960s he has been staging intense performances as part of the Viennese Actionism movement. Nitsch cuts open animal carcasses and hangs them...More »

  • poster for Jimmy Owenns "Lien"

    Jimmy Owenns "Lien"

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    • Media: Drawing - Installation
    • 2008-10-28 - 2008-11-08

    This exhibition is part of the series of "Paris-Tokyo: Upground, Foreign Seeds" events commemorating the 150th anniversary of Franco-Japanese friendship. Yamamoto Gendai is holding an exhibition of the...More »

  • poster for Keisuke Tanaka "Seizan"

    Keisuke Tanaka "Seizan"

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    • Media: Sculpture - Party
    • 2008-10-04 - 2008-10-24

    Keisuke Tanaka was born in Chiba prefecture in 1976 and studied sculpture at the Tokyo University of the Arts. He makes primarily wooden sculptures: a 10 sq cm pillar of camphor "carcass" was carved into...More »

  • poster for Masakatsu Takagi "Itako"

    Masakatsu Takagi "Itako"

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2008-08-30 - 2008-09-27
  • poster for "Ukawartchives #1" Exhibition

    "Ukawartchives #1" Exhibition

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    • Media: Party
    • 2008-06-21 - 2008-07-19

    Naohiro Ukawa is a rare artist working with perhaps the most freedom anywhere in Japan, erasing the existing frameworks dividing fine art from mass culture. Any object or phenomenon is fair game and potential...More »

  • poster for "Yamamoto Gendai Future Feature vol. 4: The Third" Exhibition

    "Yamamoto Gendai Future Feature vol. 4: The Third" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2008-05-10 - 2008-06-07

    Yamamoto Gendai is proud to present the exhibition "Yamamoto Gendai Future Feature vol.4: The Third". This exhibition features two emerging young painters, Kaori Kobayashi and Natsumi Hirakawa. Kobayashi...More »

  • poster for Sako Kojima "Orphan and the Old Single"

    Sako Kojima "Orphan and the Old Single"

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    • Media: Installation - Party - Performance Art
    • 2008-03-15 - 2008-04-19

    Opening reception: March 15th (Sat) 18:00-20:00 Performance by the artist: March 15th (Sat) 19:00-More »

  • poster for "Dream of the Skull" Exhibition

    "Dream of the Skull" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture - Installation - Party
    • 2008-01-19 - 2008-03-01

    Opening Reception: January 19th, 18:00-21:00More »

  • poster for "Drive You Insane" Exhibition

    "Drive You Insane" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture
    • 2007-10-15 - 2007-11-02
  • poster for Erina Matsui "My Cosmo"

    Erina Matsui "My Cosmo"

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2007-08-25 - 2007-09-21

    Erina Matsui creates self portraits that you cannot easily forget once you see them. She has been featured in many articles after winning a first prize with a painting entitled "I Love Ebi-Chili" in a...More »

  • poster for Motohiko Odani "SP2 New Born"

    Motohiko Odani "SP2 New Born"

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    • Media: Sculpture - Party
    • 2007-06-30 - 2007-07-25

    Motohiko Odani's new works are sculpture pieces which remind one of bones with matte white surfaces. He constructs a series of complicated forms out of these unique pieces, referencing the Futurist movement...More »

  • poster for Ruriko Murayama "Noble Hands"

    Ruriko Murayama "Noble Hands"

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    • Media: Sculpture - Installation - Fashion
    • 2007-05-12 - 2007-06-07

    This exhibition features Ruriko Murayama's recent works, a lacquer series which was critically acclaimed at her exhibition last year. They are assemblages of various materials shaped to look like her arms,...More »

  • poster for Yayoi Deki Exhibition

    Yayoi Deki Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2007-04-07 - 2007-04-28
  • poster for Sako Kojima "The Gloaming"

    Sako Kojima "The Gloaming"

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2007-03-17 - 2007-04-04

    Sako Kojima is known for her performance and sculptural works, but this exhibition features mostly paintings. Her paintings have a rough and quick feel to them; they consist of multiple layers of paint...More »

  • poster for Ichiro Isobe "X-eye"

    Ichiro Isobe "X-eye"

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    • Media: Painting - Party
    • 2007-01-27 - 2007-03-03

    This is Ichiro Isobe's first solo exhibition in two years. Since graduating from B-semi Learning System of Contemporary Art, Isobe has exhibited at Contemporary Art Center, Art Tower Mito and Yamamoto...More »

  • poster for Yasuyuki Nishio "Yuurei"

    Yasuyuki Nishio "Yuurei"

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    • Media: Painting - Party
    • 2006-10-28 - 2006-12-02

    Yasuyuki Nishio's first exhibition in two years consists of paintings of elegant ghosts. Nishio's ghosts aren't the ordinary legless Japanese ghosts, but women that have attained eternal youth. They...More »

  • poster for Etsuko Fukaya Exhibition

    Etsuko Fukaya Exhibition

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    • Media: Prints
    • 2006-09-09 - 2006-10-14

    This is the first solo exhibition by Etsuko Fukaya, who is currently studying at Tokyo Geijutsu University. At first glance, her work looks like a pitch-black square, but by taking a closer look, the...More »

  • poster for Tsukasa Ohtake "Cream"

    Tsukasa Ohtake "Cream"

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2006-07-22 - 2006-08-12

    Through 'Yamamoto Gendai Future Feature', the gallery invites talented newcomers and promising artists to show their works for three weeks. The first artist to be featured is Nagoya-based Tsukasa Ohtake,...More »

  • poster for The Universe of Mt. Fuji of Tiger

    The Universe of Mt. Fuji of Tiger

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2006-04-15 - 2006-05-20
  • Sideshow

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    • 2006-03-04 - 2006-03-25
  • poster for Chimerical Garden

    Chimerical Garden

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    • Media: Painting - Photography
    • 2005-12-13 - 2006-02-10

    Otani will be presenting his photographic work from "Jackal", a video shown at the Mori Art Museum last spring. Nishio has created a new batch of oil paintings titled "Giantis" which were painted specifically...More »

  • poster for Yuichi Higashionna "Chandelier!"

    Yuichi Higashionna "Chandelier!"

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    • Media: Sculpture - Installation
    • 2005-10-22 - 2005-11-26

    Yuichi Higashionna freely traverses the mediums of painting, video, and installation to explore and pry loose preconceived ideas of 'perception'. On the surface of his works, a similar vernacular as found...More »

  • poster for Kohei Kobayashi - 6

    Kohei Kobayashi - 6

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    • Media: Photography - Video and Film
    • 2005-09-03 - 2005-10-08

    Since the late 90's, Kobayashi Kohei and the independent artist collective "art space dot" have come to play a prominent role in the Nagoya art scene. At the '99 Fukui Biennale, Kobayashi burst out on...More »

  • poster for Wolfgang Stiller - Aspects of Life

    Wolfgang Stiller - Aspects of Life

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    • Media: Drawing
    • 2005-07-09 - 2005-08-06

    For Wolfgang Stiller's 4th exhibition in Japan since 1993, "Aspects of Life" will show 2000 of his drawings.More »

  • poster for Scenery to the next world

    Scenery to the next world

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    • Media: Sculpture - Installation
    • 2005-05-21 - 2005-06-25

    Yamamoto Gendai is proud to announce a new series of "Collective Charms", a project first organized in 2002 around works of Ruriko Murayama. The current exhibition, with the title "Scenery to the next...More »

  • poster for Ichiro Isobe

    Ichiro Isobe

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    • Media: Drawing
    • 2005-04-02 - 2005-05-07

    Ichiro Isobe creates various "faces" through pencil drawings. His drawings are not the usual two-dimensional work but, rather combine many spatial elements such as buildings and scenery in order to create...More »

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