Posted:Jun 2, 2023

Best Exhibitions to See in Tokyo This Weekend

Weekly selection of the best exhibitions in the Tokyo area and beyond.

Tokyo Art Beat brings you a weekly updated selection of the best exhibitions to see in Tokyo and beyond. Don't forget to bookmark the exhibitions on the TAB website or TAB app, to never miss the openings and closings.

Osamu Mori “Twister” (Parcel)

Parcel presents the second solo exhibition of sculptor Osamu Mori, whose work ranges from American pop culture icons to traditional classical sculpture. At the center of the exhibition are two monumental sculptures whose height is close to 272 centimeters - the record-breaking height of a human being.

Venue: Parcel
Schedule: Until June 11
Fee: Free

Tomoya Matsuzaki + Anne Hardy "Tides" (Yutaka Kikutake Gallery)

Yutaka Kikutake Gallery invited UK-based artists Tomoya Matsuzaki and Anne Hardy for a series of projects, including a residency in Tokyo, an exhibition, and a lecture at the Tokyo University of the Arts. Matsuzaki creates paintings using a water-based resin called Jesmonite, and Hardy creates large-scale installations that combine light and sound, as well as sculptures and photograms. Together they present an exhibition entitled Tides, symbolizing the sensibility the two artists share in their work.

Venue: Yutaka Kikutake Gallery
Schedule: Until July 1
Fee: Free

∈Y∋ “Unatamitle” (Harukaito by Island)

Since the 1980s, ∈Y∋ has presented various installations and performances at music and art festivals. His first solo exhibition in two years is currently on display at Harukaito by Island in Harajuku. The highlight of the exhibition is the artist's first canvas work created during a residency in Atami.

Venue: Harukaito by Island
Schedule: Until June 18
Fee: Free

Dot Architects: Politics of Living (Gallery Ma)

An exhibition by Dot Architects, an architectural unit consisting of Toshikatsu Ienari and Takeshi Shakushiro, is currently on view at Gallery Ma in Nogizaka. Dot Architects is characterized by an equal approach to planning/design/construction/use of architecture and addressing each step of these processes. This exhibition introduces the full range of their activities and features a miniature golf course open to the public.

Venue: Gallery Ma
Schedule: Until August 6
Fee: Free

Yoshiko Shimada “It’s Not Yours To Decide!” (Ota Fine Arts)

Yoshiko Shimada is one of the leading figures at the forefront of feminist art in Japan. She has been creating artwork focusing on women and war since the late 1980s. In this exhibition, Shimada presents works based on the “Women’s Union for Liberalization of Abortion and Legalization of the Pill (Chupiren),” founded in 1972. On display are photographs, paintings, and video works. 

Venue: Ota Fine Arts
Schedule: Until June 10
Fee: Free

Stephanie Quayle “Animal Instinct” (Gallery 38)

Stephanie Quayle’s life and art are inseparable from the Isle of Man, whose ancient culture bears traces of Irish, Anglo-Saxon, Viking, Norwegian, Scottish, and English influences. Born and raised on the island, she lives and works on the family farm. In this exhibition, Quayle explores animal imagery using the same elemental materials used to make Neolithic pots and Greek vases.

Venue: Gallery 38
Schedule: Until June 25
Fee: Free

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