Rei Naito “The Emotion of Belief”

Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum

poster for Rei Naito “The Emotion of Belief”
[Image: Rei Naito "Hito" (2014) acrylic on wood Photo: Naoya Hatakeyama]

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To see is to believe. Something is as it appears. To look is to project. And to realize that what you have gazed into, has also gazed quietly back into you. Rei Naito’s work is so very calm. Objects verging on the intangible, nascent color palettes, placed “just so” in space. The work breathes life into the space. In Naito’s practice that at the verge of the imperceptible is nudged ever-so-slightly towards us, just enough for us to sense a change in its presence. In this exhibition we see Rei Naito’s latest sculptural and two-dimensional work in the 1930s Art Deco former residence and guest house with its patina of age and inhabitation, and the pristine new white cube exhibition space. We look to see, with bated breath we wait — but it’s fleeting. Yet there is a sense of certainty. It is there gazing quietly at us. Disbelief is suspended. And this is a joy: rediscovering affirmation in the world.

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Artist Talk
Date: December 20
Admission: Free

Film Screening “What Kind of Place was the Earth?”
Dates: November 29, December 6, 13, 20
11:00, 14:00 (screening lasts 1 hour 43 minutes)
Venue: Shinjuku Gallery 2
*Entrance is not permitted after the film has started.
There will only be one screening on December 20th at 11:00



from November 22, 2014 to December 25, 2014
Open on December 24th.


Rei Naito



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