The Container - Past Events

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

  • poster for Risa Tsunegi “Causality and Synchronicity”

    Risa Tsunegi “Causality and Synchronicity”

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Installation - Party
    • 2019-02-04 - 2019-04-01

    Risa Tsunegi’s new exhibition at The Container, “Causality and Synchronicity,” explores associative connections between notions that seem coincidental and between occurrences that relate directly to action,...More »

  • poster for Natalie Clark “Into the Curve”

    Natalie Clark “Into the Curve”

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    • Media: Installation - Party
    • 2018-09-10 - 2018-11-26

    The Container is delighted to announce a site specific installation by the British-American sculptor Natalie Clark. It is the first time the artist is exhibiting in Japan. Clark’s installation, Into the...More »

  • poster for Miya Kaneko “In Search of the Juncture of Three Coincidental Sites”

    Miya Kaneko “In Search of the Juncture of Three Coincidental Sites”

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    • Media: Installation - Party
    • 2018-06-11 - 2018-08-26

    “In Search of the Juncture of Three Coincidental Sites” showcases three pieces of Miya Kaneko’s work from different points of her practice, highlighting the progression of her relationship with cities...More »

  • poster for Jack McLean “Even a Man Who is Pure in Heart”

    Jack McLean “Even a Man Who is Pure in Heart”

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Performance Art - Party
    • 2018-03-12 - 2018-03-27

    “Even a Man Who is Pure in Heart” is Jack McLean’s third solo show at The Container, and marks a new evolution of his well-received large canvases from 2010-2014. The new drawings, nevertheless, still...More »

  • poster for Sam Stocker “Surrogate Structures”

    Sam Stocker “Surrogate Structures”

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    • Media: Drawing - Photography - Sculpture - Installation - Sound - Performance Art
    • 2017-11-06 - 2018-01-22

    Sam Stocker’s installation “Surrogate Structures” is inspired by research and visits the artist conducted around this area of Tokyo. One such location that influenced the work is a fujizuka situated just...More »

  • poster for Tobias Klein “Augmented Mask”

    Tobias Klein “Augmented Mask”

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    • Media: Sculpture - Installation - Performance Art
    • 2017-07-10 - 2017-09-25

    Augmented Mask sees two life-size elaborate models of Chinese opera masks, striking in their detailed design and in their whiteness, while keeping intact the rich symbolism and allusion that associated...More »

  • poster for Junya Kataoka + Rie Iwatake “A Blot on the Landscape”

    Junya Kataoka + Rie Iwatake “A Blot on the Landscape”

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Sculpture - Party
    • 2017-05-29 - 2017-07-03

    The world of the young Japanese artist duo Rie Iwatake and Junya Kataoka is full of ambiguities. They carefully construct elaborate, yet simple, environments, unique in their subjectivity and power of...More »

  • poster for Joji Nakamura “How I paint some of my paintings”

    Joji Nakamura “How I paint some of my paintings”

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing
    • 2017-02-27 - 2017-05-08

    The focus of the exhibition is Nakamura’s impulsive and intuitive process of art making. Interior walls of the space were covered with paper, making a continuous surface approximately 150cm tall and 1000cm...More »

  • poster for Nadja Solari “Nibble, Nibble, Gnaw”

    Nadja Solari “Nibble, Nibble, Gnaw”

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    • Media: Illustration - Installation - Media Arts
    • 2016-07-18 - 2016-10-03

    Referencing the sounds of poetry, Nadja Solari’s spatial mixed-media installations are inspired by bot-generated spam emails and texts. This generic poetry is representative of our current digital and...More »

  • poster for Rutherford Chang “Game Boy Tetris”

    Rutherford Chang “Game Boy Tetris”

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    • Media: Photography - Video and Film - Media Arts - Party
    • 2016-02-22 - 2016-04-03

    Rutherford Chang’s new installation presents again the artist’s obsessive tendencies and preoccupation with repetitive activities, showcasing 1,764 videos of documentation of the rise of Chang to Tetris...More »

  • poster for Yuta Hoshi “Brave Men of the Asura”

    Yuta Hoshi “Brave Men of the Asura”

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2015-11-16 - 2016-01-31

    Brave Men of the Asura is a mixed media installation that sees The Container converted into a contemporary Japanese temple. The focus of the installation is a wooden sculptural “demigod” inspired by the...More »

  • poster for Suzanne Mooney “A Few Light Taps Upon the Pane, No One Turns, No Reply”

    Suzanne Mooney “A Few Light Taps Upon the Pane, No One Turns, No Reply”

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    • Media: Photography - Installation - Video and Film - Media Arts - Party
    • 2015-07-27 - 2015-10-11

    The new site-specific installation at The Container, unveils Suzanne Mooney’s latest work, including a large photographic image directly printed onto an acrylic pane that divides the physical space of...More »

  • poster for Risa Tsunegi “In dwam”

    Risa Tsunegi “In dwam”

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    • Media: Sculpture - Party
    • 2015-04-13 - 2015-06-29

    “In dwam” is a site-specific installation, a deliberation on the shape and size of the actual container of the gallery, expertly combining both her interests as a sculptor – the renegotiation of spaces...More »

  • poster for It’s a Long Story, in Full Colour, Without a Happy Ending

    It’s a Long Story, in Full Colour, Without a Happy Ending

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    • Media: Illustration
    • 2014-12-01 - 2015-02-15

    The main focus of the exhibition is three conjoined drawings, a triptych of sort, that take the viewer on a journey, both visually and physically. McLean designed the drawings as a site-specific installation,...More »

  • poster for Change Room

    Change Room

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    • Media: Painting - Party
    • 2014-09-08 - 2014-11-16

    Physical activity is a principal theme in “Change Room”, Robert Waters’ installation at The Container. Using the Greek gymnasium as a historic reference for physical and mental advancement, Waters investigates...More »

  • poster for Pedro Inoue  “Love Me, Bomb Me”

    Pedro Inoue “Love Me, Bomb Me”

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    • Media: Graphics - Party
    • 2014-06-09 - 2014-08-17

    Active in fields ranging from in industrial design to art, Brazilian-born Pedro Inoue produces work that unsparingly criticizes the world. He has held exhibitions in Korea, Japan, France, and England and...More »

  • poster for Yu Araki “Wrong Translation”

    Yu Araki “Wrong Translation”

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    • Media: Video and Film - Party
    • 2014-03-03 - 2014-05-19

    Yu Araki’s pieces always contain strong senses of voyeurism and travel, whether they show subjects walking through the streets of Paris with a baguette, waiting at a railway station in South Korea’s Daegu,...More »

  • Multi(Multi)(ple(s))

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2013-12-02 - 2014-02-17

    The exhibition brings together a selection of Japanese and international contemporary artists to explore thoughts and ideas about art and retail, featuring a wide range of editioned works from professional...More »

  • poster for Gil Yefman “H”

    Gil Yefman “H”

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    • Media: Installation - Party - Performance Art
    • 2013-08-19 - 2013-10-28

    Yefman’s first exhibition in Japan explores sexuality and sexual aberration in the concentration camps of World War II. More »

  • poster for Zevs “Heaven”

    Zevs “Heaven”

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    • Media: Graphics - Installation
    • 2013-04-29 - 2013-07-14

    The exhibition at The Container showcases a recent poster diptych Zevs has designed and pasted on the streets of New York City, entitled Adam & Eve (2013). One of the images of the diptych depicts...More »

  • poster for Beatriz Inglessis "On Mosquitoes, Humans, and Other Animals"

    Beatriz Inglessis "On Mosquitoes, Humans, and Other Animals"

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    • Media: Installation - Party
    • 2013-01-14 - 2013-03-31

    Interconnecting four different disciplines—the visual arts, philosophy, medicine, and education—this new exhibition by the Venezuelan artist Beatriz Inglessis, is the fruit of a collaboration between four...More »

  • poster for Hideki Nakazawa "Systems and Methods in Hidden Functions"

    Hideki Nakazawa "Systems and Methods in Hidden Functions"

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    • Media: Graphics - Painting - Installation - Party
    • 2012-09-10 - 2012-12-10

    Influenced by the systemic painting and conceptual art of the 60s and 70s, Hideki Nakazawa’s works forge a connection between structures, mathematics, digital technology and graphics to create pieces that...More »

  • poster for Shibuhouse "House 100"

    Shibuhouse "House 100"

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    • Media: Video and Film - Media Arts - Party - Talks
    • 2012-05-21 - 2012-07-30

    Shibuhouse’s performative exhibition, House 100, at The Container does what Shibuhouse do best—being Shibuhouse. The young loose-collective which was formed in 2008 and explores the notion of art through...More »

  • poster for Ami Clarke "Be Seeing You"

    Ami Clarke "Be Seeing You"

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    • Media: Video and Film - Party - Talks
    • 2012-01-23 - 2012-04-09

    Ami Clarke is an artist whose practice often involves working with appropriated material. During extensive periods of research she responds to the material she finds mindful of the contributory factors...More »

  • poster for "K-I-S-S-I-N-G, Chim↑Pom" Exhibition

    "K-I-S-S-I-N-G, Chim↑Pom" Exhibition

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    • Media: Installation - Party
    • 2011-09-26 - 2011-12-19

    The new exhibition at The Container, entitled, K-I-S-S-I-N-G, with childish-charm, naivety and subversive humor, illustrates through an installation with a new video piece, Kiss, as its focal point, these...More »

  • poster for LG Williams/Estate of LG Williams “Anything But”

    LG Williams/Estate of LG Williams “Anything But”

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    • Media: Drawing - Installation - Party
    • 2011-06-06 - 2011-08-29

    The Container is pleased to present an exhibition of new works by American conceptual artist LG Williams/Estate of LG Williams. Williams’s tape drawings will be installed directly onto the walls of the...More »

  • poster for Jack McLean "Salt Mine"

    Jack McLean "Salt Mine"

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2011-03-07 - 2011-05-23

    Deriding Japan’s salaryman culture is the theme of the Scottish Tokyo-based artist Jack McLean’s exhibition, Salt Mine, at The Container. The artist, who is best known to the art scene through his reactionary...More »

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