Art Front Selection 2021 Spring

Art Front Gallery

poster for Art Front Selection 2021 Spring
[Image: Tadashi Kawamata "tsunami no.16" 2016]

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Tadashi Kawamata created the Tsunami Series in Paris so as not to forget the tragedy of the Great East Japan Earthquake. Kaneuji exhibits his credited “figure” works, which were on view at the Yokohama Triennale 2020. Emerging artist Iku Harada, introducing a 3D virtual world, will also present her recent works together with Adel Abdessemed and Yuma Tomiyasu.

The Tsunami Series was created in Paris in the occasion of his solo show “Under the Water” at Pompidou Metz from his viewpoint overseas. He thought of the struggle and grief of the people under the water with floating debris in creating this monumental work. This is first occasion for it to be exhibited in a commercial gallery in Tokyo.

Adel Abdessemed, based in Paris, will exhibit his drawings: One of these drawing is the one conceived for the Ichihara Art x Mix 2020+, where the hanging piano is drawn. This art festival will be open in the near future, where finally the installation at the Goi Station produced by Adel will be on view. He suspended a piano from a railway station footbridge and played jazz from the film Casablanca in a nostalgic yet tragic way.

Mounir Fatmi from France / Morocco is also known for his global issues such as different culture, periphery or life and death. He produced installation works, with collaboration with Art Front Gallery in Setouchi Triennale 2016/2019 and Tsumari Art Triennale 2018 (in Which Adel participated, too.) This exhibit features on the three-dimensional work integrating the cut-out of Arabic letters in stainless as well as a video work reflecting our times.

Another room will feature on emerging artists in younger generation. First, Iku Harada creates virtual world on computer while she paints a landscape or cityscape out of this computerized window. The viewers will experience this illusion to expect the further development of this unique artist. She was recently exhibited in ICC at NTT, and we will pick up its highlights for those who overlooked this exhibition.

Teppei Kaneuji, sometimes considered as “pop art”, or sometimes develop his concept totally different from pop culture, is very active in art scene. His credited “White Discharge” series, with pop plastic figures will be on view, which attracts overseas interest from USA or from Asian countries. In addition, works produced for Tsumari art Triennale 2018 with concept of “summer fiction” will be on view such as snowplow or snow man composed of “snow” and river stones.

Still younger generation is the Tomomi Nishizaki (She changed the Chinese character of 崎to 咲 for her family name, in search for new artistic identity). She investigates unexpected encounter between the cosmetics and medical instruments to present the border of these area. She transformed stent for medical operation and four-rooted flask into a torso to present an ambivalent world between cosmetics and medicine.

In the last room will be exhibited the oil paintings of Yuma Tomiyasu, an emerging artist whose installation may be considered as “theatrical.” The works exhibited in her solo show “Wandering Shadows” at KAAT, Kanagawa will be selected in the gallery depicting mainly the spaces of abandoned places. The artist questions the existence of the border between the everyday life and psychological phenomena to invite us to the strange and illusionistic experience. At the Ichihara Art x Mix 2020+, she will develop a new installation in an abandoned hotel.

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Schedule

from April 09, 2021 to May 16, 2021
Closed from April 29 to May 5. Exhibition Hours 12:00-19:00. Open 11:00-17:00 on Saturdays.

Fee

Free

Venue Hours

From 11:00 To 19:00
Closed on Mondays, Tuesdays
Note:Closed during the summer and New Year holidays.

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Address: Hillside Terrace A, 29-18 Sarugakucho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0033
Phone: 03-3476-4869 Fax: 03-3476-1765

3 minute walk from Daikanyama Station on the Tokyu Toyoko line, 11 minute walk from the West exit of Ebisu Station on the JR Yamanote and Saikyo lines, 8 minute walk from exit 4 at Ebisu Station on the Hibiya line.

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