Art Lab AKIBA - Past Events

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

  • Naruminium 03

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    • Media: Painting - Nihonga
    • 2020-02-18 - 2020-02-29

    An exhibition of urbanscape and rain themed works. More »

  • poster for Exhibition “American Wilderness”

    Exhibition “American Wilderness”

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    • Media: Drawing
    • 2019-11-21 - 2019-11-30
  • poster for Kevin Jones “Backlash”

    Kevin Jones “Backlash”

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    • Media: Installation - Party
    • 2019-08-06 - 2019-08-17

    In the era of fake news, Kevin Jones is the artist who continues his field work on social systems and sometimes strategically employs an ironical point of view in his art. In Backlash, this exhibition...More »

  • poster for Izumi Murata Exhibition

    Izumi Murata Exhibition

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    • Media: Installation - Performance Art
    • 2019-06-03 - 2019-06-08

    [Related Event] Performance Date and Time: 6/3, 6/5, 6/7 20:00-, 6/8 19:00- *6/3 Guest: Keiko KammaMore »

  • poster for Miyuki Kasahara + Calum F Kerr “Enduring Nature”

    Miyuki Kasahara + Calum F Kerr “Enduring Nature”

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    • Media: Installation - Video and Film - Performance Art - Party
    • 2019-05-19 - 2019-06-01

    Miyuki Kasahara and Calum F Kerr present film, installation, performance, print, and sculptures addressing their recent research in Japan and the UK. Each artist has different approaches to Japanese /...More »

  • poster for Sam Stocker “Silent Noise”

    Sam Stocker “Silent Noise”

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    • Media: Painting - Video and Film
    • 2019-04-01 - 2019-04-13
  • poster for Mike Saijo “Spiritual Legacy”

    Mike Saijo “Spiritual Legacy”

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2018-11-15 - 2018-11-24

    “Spiritual Legacy” features the work of second-generation Japanese-American Mike Saijo. The exhibition is based on photographs of the Japanese-American community taken from the 1910s through the 1920s...More »

  • poster for Nana Takahashi “10 Years, 1 Day”

    Nana Takahashi “10 Years, 1 Day”

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    • Media: Installation - Party
    • 2018-10-15 - 2018-10-27

    Nana Takahashi has been consistently creating narrative paintings filled with imagination for more than 10 years now. Her quiet passion allowing her to continue creating this kind of art is indicative...More »

  • poster for Kevin Jones “Stellar Rays”

    Kevin Jones “Stellar Rays”

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    • Media: Installation - Party
    • 2018-08-10 - 2018-08-26

    The exhibition Stellar Rays presents new work that examines the fleeting and unattainable through investigating astronomy, high speed photography, and chemistry. By moving from the micro with chemistry...More »

  • poster for Taisuke Morishita “K-Pop”

    Taisuke Morishita “K-Pop”

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    • Media: Painting - Party
    • 2018-07-11 - 2018-07-21

    Morishita often uses Japanese subculture as a sample for the critical thinking, but this time he turns to the K-Pop music of Korea, citing a lack of objectivity in Japanese perceptions of Japanese popular...More »

  • poster for Project 3578 “Connecting People Across Boundaries”

    Project 3578 “Connecting People Across Boundaries”

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    • Media: Workshops
    • 2018-06-22 - 2018-06-30

    Artist statement: We have been conducting various projects to realize a peaceful world through art for more than 3+5+7+8 years. Finally, we found that this world could be changed by only numeral values....More »

  • poster for Chalice Mitchell “Immanence”

    Chalice Mitchell “Immanence”

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    • Media: Painting - Party
    • 2018-06-01 - 2018-06-10

    Chalice Mitchell is an artist from Massachusetts. After living in the U.K. and Canada, she has spent the past four years in Amakusa, Kumamoto Prefecture. While Amakusa is currently in the process of having...More »

  • poster for Uni Aoi Exhibition

    Uni Aoi Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2018-04-02 - 2018-04-14
  • poster for Joji Sato + Hiroyuki Kozu “Generic, Otherwise Something Like Noise”

    Joji Sato + Hiroyuki Kozu “Generic, Otherwise Something Like Noise”

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2018-02-12 - 2018-02-24

    You see objects and images, but which came first, objects or images? Without classifying things into two categories, such as material and immaterial, but instead by mixing everything up, creative action...More »

  • poster for Tomoyoshi Sakamoto “You Looking at Me Looking at You”

    Tomoyoshi Sakamoto “You Looking at Me Looking at You”

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2017-12-11 - 2017-12-24

    Tomoyoshi Sakamoto’s work is currently being well-received at The Doraemon Exhibition at Mori Art Center Gallery. Here he presents not only cute but also conceptual pieces. More »

  • poster for Noboru Owada “Ulysses as the circulation system of the subconsciousness - Joycycle’s eternal movement”

    Noboru Owada “Ulysses as the circulation system of the subconsciousness - Joycycle’s eternal movement”

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    • Media: Installation - Video and Film
    • 2017-10-16 - 2017-10-28

    “Joycycle” refers to the circulation system of language used by James Joyce in his infamous novel “Ulysses,” which begins with “Stately” and ends with “yes,” before connecting back round to “Stately.”...More »

  • poster for Tatsuhiro Ariyoshi “The Stone”

    Tatsuhiro Ariyoshi “The Stone”

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    • Media: Drawing - Animation
    • 2017-10-02 - 2017-10-14

    In his animation works, Tatsuhiro Ariyoshi explores life’s secrets, even looking at the taboos inherent to our reasons for existing. Animation is a technique suitable for expressing such existential chaos,...More »

  • poster for Haruna Morohoshi “Deafhood—In the Near Future”

    Haruna Morohoshi “Deafhood—In the Near Future”

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    • Media: Installation - Party
    • 2017-09-19 - 2017-10-01

    This is the third and last show in a series by Haruna Moroshi ongoing since 2015. Following on previous installments about the past and present of “Deafhood,” the theme of this show is “the future.” More »

  • poster for Lee Najin “Tsukimi”

    Lee Najin “Tsukimi”

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    • Media: Painting - Party
    • 2017-09-04 - 2017-09-16

    Moon viewing-themed works by Lee Najin.More »

  • poster for Bibishi Warao “Silhouette”

    Bibishi Warao “Silhouette”

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    • Media: Illustration - Painting
    • 2017-07-11 - 2017-07-22

    The composition of a single page of manga is laid out in a manner that guides the viewer’s gaze. Being interested in this format, Bibishi Warao incorporates the methods used in manga into his paintings....More »

  • poster for Izumi Murata “Ryuguu”

    Izumi Murata “Ryuguu”

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    • Media: Installation - Performance Art
    • 2017-06-13 - 2017-06-18

    Performance Dates: June 13 (Tues)–June 16 (Fri) 20:00, June 17 (Sat)–June 18 (Sun) 19:00 Admission: 500 yenMore »

  • poster for Hiroyuki Kozu “Shi/So”

    Hiroyuki Kozu “Shi/So”

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    • Media: Installation - Video and Film
    • 2017-03-13 - 2017-03-19

    Video installation art inspired by the film “Listen.”More »

  • poster for Chronicle of a Sound 2016

    Chronicle of a Sound 2016

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    • Media: Installation - Video and Film
    • 2016-10-31 - 2016-11-12

    UK based artist Julia Dogra-Brazell presents a video installation of her multi-layered moving image work which reaches a state of eternal progression, repetition and drama in a different experience of...More »

  • poster for Trains You Can’t Ride When You Are Grown

    Trains You Can’t Ride When You Are Grown

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    • Media: Drawing - Installation
    • 2016-10-10 - 2016-10-22

    Displaying original manuscripts by the poet Masao Tadano and drawings by Kentaro Chiba to celebrate the publication of Tadano’s poetry collection. How will these words and images interact with each other?...More »

  • poster for Haruna Morohoshi “Come and Go”

    Haruna Morohoshi “Come and Go”

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2016-09-19 - 2016-10-02

    Even if it has no concrete shape the past and future exist in the present. If we take on everything, connect one to another, enwrap what is before us, then we can come and go as we please between one culture...More »

  • poster for Ko Uchimura “Landscape Studies of the Shore III”

    Ko Uchimura “Landscape Studies of the Shore III”

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    • Media: Painting - Fashion
    • 2016-09-05 - 2016-09-18

    Textile paintings grappling with themes of globalization, mass migration, and life in wartime. More »

  • poster for Kevin Jones ”Sleight Of Hand”

    Kevin Jones ”Sleight Of Hand”

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    • Media: Installation - Party
    • 2016-08-15 - 2016-08-27

    Kevin Jones is a vital player in the New Orleans art scene, with an especially large following by young fans. He started out as a painter, but has worked mainly in installations since meeting Paul McCarthy...More »

  • poster for Noboru Owada “Blinks IV - From the Digital Labyrinth to Circulating Actions”

    Noboru Owada “Blinks IV - From the Digital Labyrinth to Circulating Actions”

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    • Media: Photography - Video and Film - Party
    • 2015-11-30 - 2015-12-12

    Throughout his practice Noboru Owada has continued to focus upon blinks and ways of ‘seeing’, as collated in photography, video and installations of self-referential devices. One may draw various parallels...More »

  • poster for Haruna Morohoshi “Deafhood +”

    Haruna Morohoshi “Deafhood +”

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2015-10-27 - 2015-11-07

    Morohoshi has created animation for these four years but this solo show will be her first showing an installation in the gallery space and in three serial exhibitions curated by Emma Ota. In this first...More »

  • poster for Koh Uchimura Exhibition

    Koh Uchimura Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Party
    • 2015-09-16 - 2015-09-26

    Taking a leap further from his last exhibition of charcoal on paper works, here Uchimura takes up gypsum and pigments on canvas woven by his own hand. Weaving the canvas on a loom, he then maintains the...More »

  • poster for Koh Uchimura “Landscape Studies of the Shore I”

    Koh Uchimura “Landscape Studies of the Shore I”

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing
    • 2014-11-10 - 2014-11-22
  • poster for Naoki Katagiri “Zoo/The Depression of  Place and Time”

    Naoki Katagiri “Zoo/The Depression of Place and Time”

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2014-10-20 - 2014-11-01

    Building on his “Light of ~” series featured in his solo exhibition in Nagoya in the spring of this year Naoki Katagiri also continues to develop his “Zoo” series in a collection of new work inspired by...More »

  • poster for Duncan Mountford + Kentaro Chiba “The Rings of Saturn”

    Duncan Mountford + Kentaro Chiba “The Rings of Saturn”

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    • Media: Installation - Video and Film - Media Arts - Party
    • 2014-09-01 - 2014-09-13

    Two artists take from W.G. Sebald’s masterpiece “The Rings of Saturn” and attempt to create their own interpretations of “eternal presence”, connecting seemingly unrelated points in time and space through...More »

  • poster for Atsushi Watanabe “Yosenabe”

    Atsushi Watanabe “Yosenabe”

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    • Media: Illustration - Painting - Photography - Party
    • 2014-06-28 - 2014-07-19

    A chaotic mix of old, recent, and new works by Atsushi Watanabe. The concept behind the exhibition is “yosenabe”, a kind of stew. [Related Events] Blue-Sheet House Round Table Guests: Makoto Aida...More »

  • poster for Keiko Kamma “Report on African Art— My Participation in a Cameroonian Art Festival”

    Keiko Kamma “Report on African Art— My Participation in a Cameroonian Art Festival”

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    • Media: Party - Talks
    • 2014-05-24 - 2014-05-24

    A slideshow and video report on African contemporary art by Keiko Kamma, who presented performance and installation art at Ravy 2014, an international art festival held in Cameroon this April. More »

  • poster for The Front in Tokyo

    The Front in Tokyo

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    • Media: Installation - Video and Film
    • 2014-05-05 - 2014-05-17

    These works confronting society, human psychology, and media issues were created by a group of artists-in-residence at The Front, a contemporary art gallery in New Orleans. Focusing on multimedia art,...More »

  • poster for Keitoku Toizumi “Sugar Glazed”

    Keitoku Toizumi “Sugar Glazed”

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2013-11-18 - 2013-11-30

    The subject of this series is the Zero Fighter planes of WWII. The paintings were inspired by the obsession of many with printing anime characters on the tanks, helicopters, and other Self-Defense Force...More »

  • poster for Noboru Owada “Blinks III - The Phenomenon of Blinking”

    Noboru Owada “Blinks III - The Phenomenon of Blinking”

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2013-10-28 - 2013-11-02

    Noboru Owada explores through photography the phenomenology of blinking, acting as a shutter to the eye and the brain.More »

  • poster for Aiko Yamamoto ”When the Pulse Runs”

    Aiko Yamamoto ”When the Pulse Runs”

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2013-10-21 - 2013-10-26

    [Image: Aiko Yamamoto]More »

  • poster for Tomomi Kondo “Life-Prolonging Treatment Room”

    Tomomi Kondo “Life-Prolonging Treatment Room”

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    • Media: Illustration
    • 2013-09-02 - 2013-09-14

    [Image: Tomomi Kondo “Mouse Person” (2012) acrylic and oil paint on canvas, 1610x1303 mm]More »

  • poster for Momoko Suzuki Exhibition

    Momoko Suzuki Exhibition

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    • Media: Drawing
    • 2013-08-05 - 2013-08-17

    [Image: Momoko Suzuki] [Related Event] Closing Event Date: 17th August(Sat) 17:00-More »

  • poster for Kevin H. Jones "Placebo Effect"

    Kevin H. Jones "Placebo Effect"

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    • Media: Party
    • 2013-04-08 - 2013-04-20

    New Orleans-based American artist Kevin H. Jones presents a series of three video works which seek to undermine and play upon our notions of scientific fact. To what extent have we uncovered the structure...More »

  • poster for Keiko Kamma "The Invisible Realms"

    Keiko Kamma "The Invisible Realms"

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    • Media: Installation - Party
    • 2013-03-25 - 2013-04-06

    Keiko Kamma presents a new installation continuing on themes related to the Fukushima nuclear plant accident explored in her performances "Agua de Beber" at Shinko Pier Exhibition Hall (special associated...More »

  • poster for Yuichi Mizushima Exhibition

    Yuichi Mizushima Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture - Performance Art
    • 2013-02-25 - 2013-03-09

    Yuichi Mizushima works in sculpture, painting, photography and performance, producing work that is at times conceptual, at times provocative.More »

  • poster for Con Per Ceptual

    Con Per Ceptual

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2012-11-26 - 2012-12-08

    On display are various works that fuse conceptual approaches with issues relating to human perception.More »

  • poster for "The pimp show" Exhibition

    "The pimp show" Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2012-11-14 - 2012-11-24

    Works by artists in their 20s who share a converted warehouse in Hachioji.More »

  • poster for Jomi Kim "Here and there"

    Jomi Kim "Here and there"

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    • Media: Installation - Party
    • 2012-10-31 - 2012-11-10

    The malleable shapeshifting of this kitchen foil further invests the sense of movement and growth, as if living forms propagating through the dark wet soil, from which they rise in a cascade of reflections...More »

  • poster for "State of Doubt" Exhibition

    "State of Doubt" Exhibition

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    • Media: Party - Performance Art
    • 2012-07-19 - 2012-07-28

    The artist Chi Too, as a fellow with of the Asian Public Intellectuals Fellowship, supported by the Nippon foundation, has been undertaking a residence in Tokyo since October 2011 and will be returning...More »

  • poster for Satomi Kondo “Nest Crime”

    Satomi Kondo “Nest Crime”

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2012-07-02 - 2012-07-14

    This exhibition focuses on paintings that depict a borderless world. [Image: "Let's Preserve Human Planest" (2011) oil and alkyd resin paint on canvas 1940×3880mm]More »

  • poster for Keitoku Toizumi ”Vanitas"

    Keitoku Toizumi ”Vanitas"

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2012-02-06 - 2012-02-18

    The theme for this solo show is artificial light, which was inspired by the artist's experience of a darkened city as a result of the power-saving campaign after the March 11 2011 earthquake. Toizumi's...More »

  • poster for Jomi Kim "Ephemera"

    Jomi Kim "Ephemera"

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    • Media: Sculpture - Installation
    • 2011-12-01 - 2011-12-10

    The materiality of Jomi Kim’s work has a bodily closeness in the physical presence of the familiar everyday. These ephemeral materials are, like the body, impermanent, temporary, often fragile entities...More »

  • poster for "Con-Per-ceptual" Exhibition

    "Con-Per-ceptual" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Photography - Party
    • 2011-10-17 - 2011-10-29

    Paintings, videos and photos that explore new conceptual and perceptual horizons.More »

  • poster for "Public Policy" Exhibition

    "Public Policy" Exhibition

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    • 2011-10-05 - 2011-10-15

    The issues of the public. Everyday we pass through public spaces, through streets, parks, squares, stations, we motion through a space shared with numerous others, yet what consciousness do we have of...More »

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