Last Updated:Nov 29, 2009

Rat Hole Renewed and Re-Oiled

Re-opening after a stint of refurbishment, the Aoyama gallery is hosting “Oil”, an exhibition by Isa Genzken.

Recently renewed and super white, Rat Hole Gallery is a very small one in Aoyama, in the heart of Omotesando fashion district.
Recently renewed and super white, Rat Hole Gallery is a very small one in Aoyama, in the heart of Omotesando fashion district.
Photo: Maurizio Mucciola

The front desk of the gallery. It is the main change to the gallery, together with the sadly lost bookshelves filled with amazing art books and rare publications. We hope they will come back soon.
The front desk of the gallery. It is the main change to the gallery, together with the sadly lost bookshelves filled with amazing art books and rare publications. We hope they will come back soon.
Photo: Maurizio Mucciola

Paintings in the place where the book store used to be....
Paintings in the place where the book store used to be....
Photo: Maurizio Mucciola

The sculpture in the main gallery room. This work has been presented at the Venice Biennale, 2007.
The sculpture in the main gallery room. This work has been presented at the Venice Biennale, 2007.
Photo: Maurizio Mucciola

A detail of the sculpture...
A detail of the sculpture...
Photo: Maurizio Mucciola

Photo: Maurizio Mucciola

The mirror on the side of the sculpture makes things look pixelated.
The mirror on the side of the sculpture makes things look pixelated.
Photo: Maurizio Mucciola

The astronauts.
The astronauts.
Photo: Maurizio Mucciola

Mr. Armstrong and his team.
Mr. Armstrong and his team.
Photo: Maurizio Mucciola

Pixellated visitors at the exhibition.
Pixellated visitors at the exhibition.
Photo: Maurizio Mucciola
Photo: Maurizio Mucciola

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Maurizio Mucciola

Maurizio Mucciola

Born in Italy in 1977, studied architecture in Milan (and Lisbon for a year). After working in different architecture and landscape design firms he decided to go back to school and spent a year and a half at the architecture school of Columbia University in New York, while at the same time collaborating and shooting photos for "Volume Magazine". Then one year in Rotterdam at the Rem Koolhaas's Office for Metropolitan Architecture before he finally landed in Tokyo in January 2009 to work at Kengo Kuma & Associates Architects. Architecture really absorbs most of its time, but sometimes he likes to take in the city and go around art galleries and museums, and try to catch Tokyo through a Nikon camera.

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