Sprout Curation - Past Events

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

  • poster for The Copy Travelers

    The Copy Travelers

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    • Media: Graphics - Painting - Installation
    • 2019-02-15 - 2019-03-17

    The Copy Travelers, made up of artists Shunsuke Kano, Teppei Sako, and Yaya Ueda, collect discarded images and repurpose them as compiled copies offering “chance encounters” through the random process...More »

  • poster for Ittah Yoda “Body Alights — A Fragmented Memory”

    Ittah Yoda “Body Alights — A Fragmented Memory”

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    • Media: Installation - Media Arts - Party
    • 2018-12-15 - 2019-01-25

    Ittah Yoda is interested in presenting a fertile ground where the viewers can see and interpret their own ideas but also be active participants contributing to the work itself. Organic shapes present new...More »

  • poster for Katsuhiro Saiki “As If You Tell Your Dreams Before Breakfast.”

    Katsuhiro Saiki “As If You Tell Your Dreams Before Breakfast.”

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    • Media: Painting - Photography - Sculpture - Party
    • 2018-10-26 - 2018-11-25

    This exhibition includes modified and ready-made three-dimensional works, photographs taken during the artist’s travels, and paintings produced since 2011. More »

  • poster for Masaya Nakahara Exhibition

    Masaya Nakahara Exhibition

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    • Media: Illustration
    • 2018-08-09 - 2018-08-31
  • poster for Fumio Tachibana “Shape of My Shadow”

    Fumio Tachibana “Shape of My Shadow”

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    • Media: Graphics - Drawing
    • 2018-06-29 - 2018-07-29

    This exhibition consists of simple shapes in ink on carefully preserved sheets of old paper.More »

  • poster for Teppei Sako “Flim”

    Teppei Sako “Flim”

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    • Media: Photography - Prints
    • 2018-05-11 - 2018-06-10

    Born in 1988 in Osaka, Japan Teppei Sako studied woodblock printing at Kyoto Seika University and is active as a photographer and visual artist. For his approach to taking the decisive moment found in...More »

  • poster for Noriaki Hattori “Draped Correctness”

    Noriaki Hattori “Draped Correctness”

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    • Media: Painting - Installation
    • 2018-03-30 - 2018-04-28

    Noriaki Hattori takes an unorthodox approach to painting, using computers, industrial laser cutters, UV printers, and other tools that do not require a human touch. Hattori’s work has much in common with...More »

  • poster for Katsuya Ise “Macaroni / Lost and Found”

    Katsuya Ise “Macaroni / Lost and Found”

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    • Media: Graphics - Painting - Drawing - Sculpture
    • 2017-11-24 - 2017-12-22

    Katsuya Ise’s works communicate a sense of calm while also suggesting a sharp tension; they are filled with a mysterious attractiveness that touches the heart. New pieces from the “Macaroni” series will...More »

  • poster for JPN (Joy, Place, or Not)

    JPN (Joy, Place, or Not)

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2014-12-06 - 2014-12-26

    Sprout Curation is delighted to present “JPN” as a sequel to “Japanese Painting Now!”. For this group exhibition at Karlsruhe, Germany’s Kunstverein Letschebach in in August 2014, the five emerging Japanese...More »

  • poster for Yuta Aoki “Movements”

    Yuta Aoki “Movements”

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture - Party
    • 2014-08-02 - 2014-09-06

    The young painter Yuto Aoki is boldly attempting to update the medium of painting. Looking at his works, the viewer gets lost in their original worlds existing somewhere between 2-D and 3-D. Both his previous...More »

  • poster for Taiyo Kimura Exhibition

    Taiyo Kimura Exhibition

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    • Media: Graphics - Painting - Installation - Party
    • 2014-06-21 - 2014-07-26

    In his work Taiyo Kimura takes up the politics of conventions and systems, the relations of humans and nature, the trivial things which surround us in the everyday, and makes them the target of his biting...More »

  • poster for Hiroshi Tachibana “Emerge”

    Hiroshi Tachibana “Emerge”

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2014-05-10 - 2014-06-14

    These works by Hiroshi Tachibana, created during the artist’s first long stay in Japan in two decades, are a focused attempt to visualize the invisible and show the influences of time and place. They pick...More »

  • poster for Noriaki Hattori “Temporary Correctness”

    Noriaki Hattori “Temporary Correctness”

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2014-03-22 - 2014-05-02

    Noriaki Hattori examines the potentials of painting and what painting makes possible in the context of the digital age in a process of image manipulation, data editing, material preparation and output,...More »

  • poster for Naoya Ikegami “Synchronicity”

    Naoya Ikegami “Synchronicity”

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2014-02-01 - 2014-03-08

    Attracting the attention of music fans around the world as well as photo researchers and theatre afficianados, Naoya Ikemi’s photography has succeeded in evoking the beautiful and sensual aura of kabuki...More »

  • poster for Koichi Enomoto “Good Life”

    Koichi Enomoto “Good Life”

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2013-12-07 - 2014-01-18
  • poster for “V”

    “V”

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2013-10-12 - 2013-11-09
  • poster for “Somanyimages”

    “Somanyimages”

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture - Installation
    • 2013-07-27 - 2013-09-21

    Some of the works presented here are not images, but all have broken free from the weight of worldly ambitions (materiality). The exhibition rejects the notion that contemporary art is above all concept...More »

  • poster for Yutaka Aoki “Break Through in a Grey Room”

    Yutaka Aoki “Break Through in a Grey Room”

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2013-06-15 - 2013-07-20

    [Image: Yutaka Aoki “Untitled”(2013)]More »

  • poster for Saeka Enokura "eyes and glasses"

    Saeka Enokura "eyes and glasses"

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

    Themed around the motif of "lazy eye", the exhibition looks quietly at the world through glasses. [Image: Saeka Enokura “Untitled” (2013) Oil on painting] More »

  • poster for Masaya Nakahara + Taiyo Kimura + Soshiro Matsubara "Given/Lost"

    Masaya Nakahara + Taiyo Kimura + Soshiro Matsubara "Given/Lost"

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2012-12-08 - 2013-01-26

    What have we gained? What have we lost? What should we look to attain from now? This exhibition looks at these post-3.11 questions.More »

  • poster for Noriaki Hattori Exhibition

    Noriaki Hattori Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Party
    • 2012-09-29 - 2012-11-17

    This is the first solo exhibition of an up-and-coming painter following his return from the UK.More »

  • poster for Sentaro Miki "Intermission Project #04"

    Sentaro Miki "Intermission Project #04"

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2012-08-11 - 2012-09-15
  • poster for Tomoki Imai + Shinya Inoue "Chiasm"

    Tomoki Imai + Shinya Inoue "Chiasm"

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    • Media: Painting - Photography
    • 2012-07-07 - 2012-08-04

    This exhibition explores the critical theme of the "chiasm" – a term coined by phenomenologist Maurice Merleau-Ponty that seeks to escape the dualistic split between spirit/body and subject/object.More »

  • poster for Ryosuke Ogino "My arm touched the window, so I opened it."

    Ryosuke Ogino "My arm touched the window, so I opened it."

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2012-06-02 - 2012-06-30

    Ryosuke Ogino is a painter who was born in 1970. His cool, colored abstractions seem to be purged of all traces of subjectivity, while simultaneously concealing a humorous thrill within them. This solo...More »

  • poster for Yohei Sugita "The Hours"

    Yohei Sugita "The Hours"

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2012-04-21 - 2012-05-26

    Yohei Sugita's previous work revolved around the physical and mental suffering and joy of human beings. This exhibition features 10 new oil paintings inspired by the worldview of Virginia Woolf. [Image:...More »

  • poster for Masaya Nakahara Exhibition

    Masaya Nakahara Exhibition

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    • Media: Drawing
    • 2012-03-17 - 2012-04-14

    Masaya Nakahara uses familiar materials like ballpoint pens and ink to depict inner worlds that seem to spring semi-automatically from him.More »

  • poster for Kosuke Ichikawa "frozen"

    Kosuke Ichikawa "frozen"

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    • Media: Painting - Party
    • 2012-02-04 - 2012-03-03

    With its original style of using delicate incense stick flames, Ichikawa’s work has been described as “Incense Sticks Painting, significantly redirecting the contemporary paintings into a completely different...More »

  • poster for Marlene Marino + Makoto Taniguchi "Daughters of the Lonesome Isle"

    Marlene Marino + Makoto Taniguchi "Daughters of the Lonesome Isle"

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    • Media: Painting - Photography - Party
    • 2011-12-10 - 2012-01-28

    The title of the exhibition is a reference to the work of John Cage. The exhibition is themed around images of women, though, in the current climate of demonstrations and civil unrest, ideas like freedom...More »

  • poster for "Dessin/Écriture" Exhibition

    "Dessin/Écriture" Exhibition

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    • Media: Drawing
    • 2011-10-01 - 2011-11-12

    On display are drawings that explore approaches to capturing "the time that remains" (Agamben), including works by veteran Mono-ha artist Koji Enokura and three other emerging artists.More »

  • poster for Mineki Murata "After Image"

    Mineki Murata "After Image"

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    • Media: Performance Art
    • 2011-09-24 - 2011-09-24

    Examines the concept of the "after image" in the wake of the March 11 earthquake.More »

  • poster for Taro Izumi Exhibition

    Taro Izumi Exhibition

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    • Media: Drawing
    • 2011-07-30 - 2011-09-17
  • poster for FM "Reissued Women (an homage to David Salle)"

    FM "Reissued Women (an homage to David Salle)"

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2011-06-11 - 2011-07-23

    The women captured in the photo book “DAVID SALLE: Photographs” by David Salle, a standard-bearer of Neo-expressionism, which rocked the art scene in the 1980s, are now revived in paintings by a pair of...More »

  • poster for Intermission Project #01 Yoichi Umetsu "Painting Demonstration"

    Intermission Project #01 Yoichi Umetsu "Painting Demonstration"

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    • Media: Painting - Media Arts
    • 2011-05-28 - 2011-06-04

    Sprout Curation organizes as an "Intermission Project" a variety of experimental projects for interlude periods between exhibitions. The first Intermission will be from Yoichi Umetsu (ALPS).More »

  • poster for "The Adventure of Alter-Japan: Phase 01 Zen & Psychedelic" Exhibition

    "The Adventure of Alter-Japan: Phase 01 Zen & Psychedelic" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Photography - Video and Film
    • 2011-04-02 - 2011-05-21

    Subcultures such as punk, noise, psychedelic, alternative, hip hop and goth, imported once from America and Europe, are now maturing independently after mixing and mutating with Japanese linguistic culture,...More »

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