TAV Gallery - Past Events

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

  • poster for Search & Destroy

    Search & Destroy

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2017-09-29 - 2017-10-15

    Five contemporary artists reconstruct and deconstruct images found on search engines.More »

  • poster for Minami Arai “Trace of an Act lll”

    Minami Arai “Trace of an Act lll”

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    • Media: Sculpture - Party - Workshops
    • 2017-09-09 - 2017-09-24

    It has been three years since Minami Arai’s previous solo exhibition, “Trace of Writing,” curated by author Kyoichi Tsuzuki. This time around she will present her graduation work “Trace of an Act - The...More »

  • poster for Remains of a diary of dried Japanese flowers

    Remains of a diary of dried Japanese flowers

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    • Media: Photography - Sculpture - Installation - Fashion - Ceramics
    • 2017-08-22 - 2017-09-03

    Exhibition curated by “Perminute,” the label created by fashion designer Yoshiki Hanzawa. Debuting with a 2017 spring/summer collection, Perminute became the first Japanese brand to make the H&M Design...More »

  • poster for Bisuko Ezaki “Yamikawaii Party Candidate”

    Bisuko Ezaki “Yamikawaii Party Candidate”

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    • Media: Illustration
    • 2017-08-05 - 2017-08-20

    Illustrations by artist Bisuko Ezaki, the subculture artist responsible for the mental health-focused shojo manga series Menhera Chan.More »

  • poster for Ummmi. “Mire of Dickhead Demon”

    Ummmi. “Mire of Dickhead Demon”

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    • Media: Installation - Video and Film - Talks
    • 2017-07-14 - 2017-07-30

    This is the first solo exhibition for Ummmi., a 24 year-old video artist whose work has been featured at shows including Image Forum Film Festival, the Pompidou Centre’s Hors Pistes Tokyo, and the 2016...More »

  • poster for Faketopia

    Faketopia

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    • Media: Installation - Video and Film - Talks
    • 2017-06-23 - 2017-07-07

    In her first curation project at Tav Gallery, Mio Nakai, a young curator specializing in video art, introduces the work of five New York based avant-garde video artists. Get a sense of the true value of...More »

  • poster for Disconnection

    Disconnection

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Installation - Video and Film - Party
    • 2017-04-09 - 2017-04-30

    This exhibition curated by Naoyoshi Hikosaka, a leader in conceptual art since the 1960s, explores the meaning of “disconnection” in three ways: (1) disconnection as a contemporary trend, (2) disconnection...More »

  • poster for Motoharu Iijima “Wonderful Dresses”

    Motoharu Iijima “Wonderful Dresses”

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    • Media: Illustration - Painting - Drawing - Installation - Animation - Party
    • 2017-03-03 - 2017-03-12

    Collector and author Motoharu Iijima is active in many fields in addition to that of contemporary art. This exhibition will present an interactive installation organized by Iijima that will feature work...More »

  • poster for Kristine Dragland + Peter Booth “Walking to Walk”

    Kristine Dragland + Peter Booth “Walking to Walk”

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    • Media: Sculpture - Installation - Video and Film - Party
    • 2017-01-13 - 2017-01-23

    Kristine Dragland and Peter Booth have collaborated continuously over the last 13 years, pioneering many different themes and approaches in their individual practice. Dragland received her doctorate from...More »

  • poster for D[diː] “The Door”

    D[diː] “The Door”

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    • Media: Graphics - Illustration - Party
    • 2016-11-11 - 2016-11-29

    The writer, illustrator, and artist D[diː] presents works from the “Harmonic Organite Paint” series encapsulating organite sculptures of metal and crystal, plus a new series referencing ancient forms...More »

  • poster for Shinjuko Exhibition

    Shinjuko Exhibition

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    • Media: Drawing - Installation - Party
    • 2016-10-16 - 2016-10-30

    Fairytale-based illustrations by the artist Shinjuko.More »

  • poster for Taku Oshima + Keroppy Maeda “Jomon Tribe”

    Taku Oshima + Keroppy Maeda “Jomon Tribe”

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    • Media: Photography - Party - Workshops - Talks
    • 2016-09-16 - 2016-09-27

    Taku Oshima is a tattoo artist and researcher who has travelled the world in search of tribal and contemporary designs. Photojournalist Keroppy Maeda has been documenting underground culture in publications...More »

  • poster for Dan Isomura “Star of Hell”

    Dan Isomura “Star of Hell”

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2016-09-03 - 2016-09-13

    Dan Isomura graduated from the painting course of Tokyo University of the Arts and has spent time as artist in residence at Silpakorn University, Bangkok, an institute highly respected in Thailand for...More »

  • poster for Current War Painting Exhibition

    Current War Painting Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2016-08-05 - 2016-08-28

    With this summer marking the 71st anniversary of the end of WWII, Naoki Sasayama curates an exhibition of works expressing individual perspectives on war by 23 diverse artists including Makoto Aida.More »

  • poster for Mes “Mayday”

    Mes “Mayday”

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    • Media: Party
    • 2016-07-23 - 2016-07-31

    Mes presents their first exhibition in a gallery setting and point towards the dangers of art that just follows the rules or attaches rhetoric for the sake of it. The show consists of references to the...More »

  • poster for Yamabiko Art “Adaptation”

    Yamabiko Art “Adaptation”

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    • Media: Sculpture - Party
    • 2016-06-25 - 2016-07-02

    Yamabiko Art pays respect to tradition by celebrating its unending adaptation and pointing to the importance of change in order to preserve the essence of the past, with unique folkcrafts and toys handcrafted...More »

  • poster for Chiaki Murakami Exhibition

    Chiaki Murakami Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Fashion - Party
    • 2016-06-10 - 2016-06-19

    Chiaki Murakami, an artist, housewife, and fashion designer, presents new illustrations and previous design work along with clothing from Ryota Murakami’s archives. You can even make a phone call to the...More »

  • poster for Japonica National Cult TAV Satyam – Don’t Expel Us

    Japonica National Cult TAV Satyam – Don’t Expel Us

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    • Media: Painting - Crafts - Party
    • 2016-05-14 - 2016-05-29

    The art group Japonica is known for the flippancy of its “inflammatory” art, but it has a serious side, too. Here it presents work with religious themes that attempt to foresee the progression of “reality...More »

  • poster for Future Art Seminar Exhibition “Uzu Uzu”

    Future Art Seminar Exhibition “Uzu Uzu”

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2016-04-01 - 2016-04-10

    Futurist artist Ichiro Endo teaches the present-progressive contemporary art course “Future Art Seminar” at Bigakko, a school that has produced numerous young creators active in the contemporary art scene....More »

  • poster for Gensho Sugawara “Invisible”

    Gensho Sugawara “Invisible”

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2016-03-19 - 2016-03-27

    Born in 1993 and having graduated from Tokyo Zokei University Gensho Sugawara is an artist who deals with contemporary consumer fashion through figurative sculpture. Having participated in a string of...More »

  • poster for Film Screening + Talk: The First 22 Minutes of “Banksy Does New York”

    Film Screening + Talk: The First 22 Minutes of “Banksy Does New York”

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    • Media: Graphics - Video and Film - Party - Talks
    • 2016-02-26 - 2016-02-26

    “Banksy Does New York,” a documentary following graffiti artist Banksy around New York during his “guerilla exhibitions” of January, 2013, will screen at the Shibuya theaters Cine Quinto from March 26th...More »

  • poster for Mental Health Exhibition: Dream

    Mental Health Exhibition: Dream

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    • Media: Illustration - Painting - Drawing - Installation - Talks - Performance Art
    • 2016-01-20 - 2016-02-03

    These mental health activists aim to unite people with the world through art. Their sixth exhibition presents works with even purer expressions intended to grant dreams to society. Making forays into the...More »

  • poster for Mai Endo “I Bear the Child of God”

    Mai Endo “I Bear the Child of God”

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    • Media: Video and Film - Party - Talks - Performance Art
    • 2015-12-23 - 2015-12-27

    Mai Endo presents a video installation and performance reaching out towards the ideal acceptance of the “other” in the form of Hatsuone Miku and the Virgin Mary. The combination of these two figures and...More »

  • poster for Mico meets Saku in London♡

    Mico meets Saku in London♡

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    • Media: Video and Film - Performance Art
    • 2015-12-12 - 2015-12-13

    J-Pop vocalist Mico and Saku, recently back from London, present live performances, video screenings, autograph signings, and stuffed animals from their trip. [Schedule] Dec. 12 and Dec. 13 Part 1...More »

  • poster for Mika Kusakari Exhibition “Uneven Painting — Barusu”

    Mika Kusakari Exhibition “Uneven Painting — Barusu”

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2015-11-21 - 2015-12-07

    Following on from the success of her “Uneven Painting” held at TAV Gallery last year, Mika Kusakari returns with a development of her series seeking the gap between one, two and three dimensions within...More »

  • poster for Trips are Trips, Girls are Girls

    Trips are Trips, Girls are Girls

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2015-11-06 - 2015-11-15

    Eight up-and-coming women artists presents works in the theme of “highly addictive intake” that must be experienced to understand. Curator: Kanta Aoki More »

  • poster for 95 Gallery  “≠(not equal)”

    95 Gallery “≠(not equal)”

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    • Media: Graphics - Painting - Installation - Talks
    • 2015-10-17 - 2015-10-25

    Restricting its artists to only those born in 1995, the 95 Gallery brings the unstoppable spirit of youth to the art scene, overseen by the direction of Gin Agatuma, an artist nominated for the Okamoto...More »

  • poster for Uemura “This is Asagaya”

    Uemura “This is Asagaya”

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    • Media: Illustration - Party
    • 2015-10-01 - 2015-10-11

    Illustrator Uemura draws girls in a style reminiscent of earlier manga artists, his works featuring humorous yet sharp-edged words, realistically described background scenes, and limited use of colors....More »

  • poster for Shojono Tomo “Y if you will N if you won’t”

    Shojono Tomo “Y if you will N if you won’t”

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    • Media: Painting - Fashion - Party
    • 2015-08-29 - 2015-09-13

    Shojono Tomo has continued to push his practice upon a singular story devised within himself, developing with his own distinct perspective and imagination, characters and compositions imbued with humor,...More »

  • poster for Ghosts of the Present

    Ghosts of the Present

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    • Media: Illustration - Painting - Drawing - Photography - Sculpture - Video and Film - Party - Performance Art
    • 2015-08-08 - 2015-08-23

    Touching upon the ghosts of the present with a sense of a contemporary and universal spirit. Artists: Ken Kagajo, Mari Katayama, Naoki Sasayama, Hikari Shimoda, Shinbun-Onna (Miyuki Nishizawa), Yohei...More »

  • poster for Kyouhei Maruyama “Heavy Mist”

    Kyouhei Maruyama “Heavy Mist”

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2015-07-24 - 2015-08-02

    Building on the work presented in his first solo show last year, Kyouhei Maruyama unveils a collection of wood-based works taking up the motif of the body.More »

  • poster for Haruya Nakajima “Penelope’s Border”

    Haruya Nakajima “Penelope’s Border”

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    • Media: Photography - Installation - Video and Film - Party
    • 2015-06-26 - 2015-07-05

    Multimedia works by Haruya Nakajima exploring the issues of Fukushima and ISIS terrorism. [Related Event] Haruya Nakajima and Yohei Kurose (Chaos Lounge) “Fukushima is Universalism” Date: Jun. 26...More »

  • poster for Udocorg “A 40℃ au dessus de Rei”

    Udocorg “A 40℃ au dessus de Rei”

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    • Media: Video and Film
    • 2015-06-06 - 2015-06-14

    The tension of Udocorg’s video combines crisp precision and oscillating movement which gives birth to a new sense of aesthetic across genres. More »

  • poster for So Suzuki “Amnesia Lime”

    So Suzuki “Amnesia Lime”

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2015-05-23 - 2015-05-31

    Figurative plaster sculptures and drawings reflecting the artist’s heightened awareness of Japan’s landscapes, architecture, territory, and energy resources since the March 11, 2011 disaster. More »

  • poster for Syota Nakatsugawa +  Rei Kato Exhibition

    Syota Nakatsugawa + Rei Kato Exhibition

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    • Media: Illustration - Painting - Sculpture
    • 2015-05-02 - 2015-05-10

    Since his appearance in the TV show “Terrace House” Syota Nakatsugawa claims that the pressure of expectation upon him has been so great that his own work has become suspect in some way. In order to counter...More »

  • poster for Edamame “I’ll Change”

    Edamame “I’ll Change”

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2015-04-22 - 2015-04-26

    Edamame celebrates the strength and beauty of young women in a collection of affirming photographs. More »

  • poster for Minami Kinto “Aruku” - Film Screening

    Minami Kinto “Aruku” - Film Screening

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    • Media: Video and Film - Talks
    • 2015-04-04 - 2015-04-05

    This screening program of work from the Taro Okamoto Award nominated artist Minami Kinto features “Shinokubo Boomerang”, “Achela”, “Reverce2”, her student work “Haita” and a recent new production. [Related...More »

  • poster for D[di:]  “The Pretty Ascension ‘S’”

    D[di:] “The Pretty Ascension ‘S’”

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    • Media: Illustration
    • 2015-03-07 - 2015-03-29

    Aiming to reach a hyper-dimension, a hyper-technology, a hyper-energy, D[di:] spurns on action, the power of living forms, through colorful parodies of the sand mandalas of Tibetan monks rendered in flower...More »

  • poster for Pureism - Asagaya Art Street 2015

    Pureism - Asagaya Art Street 2015

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    • Media: Illustration - Painting - Sculpture - Party - Talks - Performance Art
    • 2015-03-07 - 2015-03-29

    With the likes of Shuntaro Tanikawa and Tomio Koyama, this street art festival features over 80 artists in the largest of its kind in Japan. Crossing the genres of art, music, literature, film, dance and...More »

  • poster for Art Promenade in Asagaya— Wall to Wall

    Art Promenade in Asagaya— Wall to Wall

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    • Media: Video and Film - Talks
    • 2015-02-20 - 2015-03-01

    Hunt for video art hidden in the city nightscape! Letting participants seek out and observe artwork scattered throughout Asagaya, this project takes its title from the French word “promenade,” meaning...More »

  • poster for Mental Health Exhibition Special

    Mental Health Exhibition Special

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    • Media: Illustration - Painting
    • 2015-02-04 - 2015-02-12

    Taking on the issues of mental health and proving through art that these are problems which connect all of us in a wide variety of ways. [Related Events] Bisuko Ezawa Signing Event Greet and meet...More »

  • poster for Mika Kusakari “Uneven Painting”

    Mika Kusakari “Uneven Painting”

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2014-11-08 - 2014-11-24

    Mika Kusakari brings together 5 different series of works which attempt to rework our assumptions of painting, with a particular critique of the flat surface. [Related Event] Mika Kusakari x Nideki...More »

  • poster for Wave - Internet Image Browsing -

    Wave - Internet Image Browsing -

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2014-08-29 - 2014-09-12

    Ever since Tim Berners-Lee proposed the world wide web in March 1989 the human race has been engaged in an endless journey across the world through hyperlinks. We are now swimming in a sea of multiple...More »

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