Last Updated:Aug 7, 2010

Art in the Office 2010

Contemporary art descends on a Marunouchi office…This year’s programme by Monex, Inc. chose Shusaku Nakata as the winner.

The Art in the Office project sees an artwork displayed in the press room of the Marunouchi offices of Monex, Inc. for one year. Not only is this a form of CSR for the securities company, it is also a way of changing office and work methodology through contemporary art, and expanding the reach and appreciation of art beyond the usual visitors to galleries.

Shusaku Nakata, '1000s'. Winner of Art in the Office 2010 and exhibited for one year at the offices of Monex, Inc.
Shusaku Nakata, '1000s'. Winner of Art in the Office 2010 and exhibited for one year at the offices of Monex, Inc.
Photo: William Andrews

This year saw the highest number of applicants — over one hundred — and the winner was Shusaku Nakata. His work ‘1000s’ is a panorama 2D work filled with photos and images of figures that Nakata drew over the top of, attempting to create a sense of the unseen everyday connections around us.

Detail of Shusaku Nakata, '1000s'
Detail of Shusaku Nakata, '1000s'
Photo: William Andrews

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William Andrews

William Andrews

William Andrews came to Japan in 2004. He first lived in Osaka, where he was a translator for Kansai Art Beat. Arriving in Tokyo in 2008, he now works as an writer, editor and translator. He writes a blog about Japanese radicalism and counterculture (<a href="https://throwoutyourbooks.wordpress.com/">ThrowOutYourBooks.wordpress.com</a>) and one about Tokyo contemporary theatre (<a href="http://www.tokyostages.wordpress.com">TokyoStages.wordpress.com</a>). He is the author of <em>Dissenting Japan: A History of Japanese Radicalism and Counterculture, from 1945 to Fukushima</em>.

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