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Gallery closed for national holidays

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Gallery closed for national holidays

May 2 (Mon) to May 5 (Thurs), gallery will be closed for national holidays.
Solo show of Oscar Oiwa will be open to public again from Friday 6th May.

Oscar Oiwa solo show

Oscar Oiwa solo show

Apr. 28 - May. 22, 2016
Art Front Gallery is pleased to announce Oscar Oiwa's solo exhibition: The World is Filled with Light.

Tokuto Sakamoto's solo show

Tokuto Sakamoto's solo show

May. 27 - Jun. 19, 2016

Art Front Gallery is pleased to announce Tokuro Sakamoto 's solo exhibition.

Shinji Ohmaki's presentation at Kitasenju, Tokyo

Shinji Ohmaki's presentation at Kitasenju, Tokyo

Shinji Ohmaki's presentation at Kitasenju, Tokyo will extend its public viewing until 8th May.
50 years old black building which once was an iron foundary, or a pub, or a fish pond, Shinji Ohmaki's work seems to reveal a shadow of time.
You may walk around the downtown of Tokyo and wander into a different time through Ohmaki's art work.

Kiyotsu Warehouse Museum

Kiyotsu Warehouse Museum

A special exhibition “Arrangement of Things”

Art Front Gallery is pleased to announce a special exhibition “Arrangement of Things” in Kiyotsu Warehouse Museum in Niigata.
more info

A branch museum of Echigo-Tsumari Satoyama Museum of Contemporary Art KINARE, Kiyotsu Warehouse Museum was born in 2015.
A large gymnasium space of former Kiyotsukyo primary school closed in 2009 has turned into a museum.
The building serves as the warehouse of the artworks as well as the exhibit space for them.
Among the three examples to renovate and revitalize former primary schools in Tsumari Art Triannale 2015 under the theme of “Exchange of Cities and Locals”,
this Kiyotsu Warehouse Museum coordinates two different demands: the artists in short of space in the cities to present their highly-valued art pieces
and the locals in Echigo-Tsumari area with increasing abolished schools.
They have gained profit in exchange for their “problems” to be solved and thus was created a new art museum where visitors can always appreciate
more than two hundreds artworks even in the off-season or off-years between Echigo-Tsumari Triennales.

The first exhibition period of 2016
Duration: Friday 29 April to Sunday 8 May 2016
※ Summer & Autumn exhibition period to be announced in several months
Curation: Art Front Gallery
Organizer: NPO Echigo-Tsumari Satoyama Collaborative Organization
Artists: Yukihisa IsobeChu EnokiKyotaro Hakamata、Motohiro Tomii、Teppei Kaneuji
Closed: Wednesdays (except for Wed 4 May2016)
Opening hours: 10:00-17:00(Last entry by 16:30)
Admission: Adult JPY500 / Children age under 15 JPY250
※ Echigo-Tsumari 2016 Spring ticket gives admission to the museum once.

The second exhibition under the theme, “act of putting something to ordinary materials chosen for an artwork”, features artists across generations who adopt daily objects such as scrap iron, drawing pin, figure, hose and mask as a motif of their artworks. There has always been artists around the globe in different times who chose ordinary objects as materials for artworks. However, we may begin to see a distinctive vision of Japanese artists or a common direction across different times from viewpoint of how materials are chosen or how they are turned into artworks.

NEWS!  Cai Guo-Qiang's PJ

NEWS! Cai Guo-Qiang's PJ "To Build A Ship"

Ship on the water,
The news of Cai Guo - Qiang's the most recent project "To Build A Ship" has been arrived.
The production of the Ship by 8 Chinese Ship builders has been finished last night, and now the Ship has been set on a pond called "Kagami ike" at Todai temple.
The view of the Todai temple and wooden ship bring us to a roman of history between the 2 countries China and Japan.
Please come to have a look at it.

At the core period of this event from 3rd September to 23rd October, artists from the countries that gave a cultural impact to Japan will install art works at temples in Nara city. It will be a great opportunity to feel the breeze of 1300 years ago where Nara played an important role in cultural exchange of East Asia.

Artists: Cai Guo-Qiang (China), Kim Sooja (Korea), Tadashi Kawamata (Japan), Sisyu (Japan), Shilpa Gupta (India), Sahand Hesamiyan (Iran), Diana Al-Hadid (Syria), Ayse Erkmen (Turky)

Setouchi Triennale 2016

Setouchi Triennale 2016

From 20th Mar, 2016
Setouchi Triennale 2016 will launch its third edition from 20th March.
Relating to this occasion, Art Front Gallery is pleased to announce that we will organize solo exhibitions through out this year of the artists who have been presenting the iconic works for Setouchi Triennale, such as Kana Kou (Kana Yoshida), Oscar Oiwa, Shinji Ohmaki and Sue-Mei Tse, her first presentation at Setouchi.

///exhibition schedules///
Kana Kou (Kana Yoshida) Apr.1 (fri) - Apr. 24 (sun) →pls click
here
Oscar Oiwa Apr.28 (thu) - May. 22 (sun) →pls click here


Shinji Ohmaki Aug. 26 (fri – Oct. 9 (sun)
Sue-Mei Tse Oct. 14 (fri) – Nov. 20 (sun)

Also
Isabe & Alfredo Aquilizan will appear for the first time at Setouchi, using a place in Ibukijima in Autum period.

Please find these artists' fresh presentation in two different aspects of Japan, one of underpopulated area in isolated islands and the other of gallery space in middle of the city.

Cai Guo-Qiang's PJ

Cai Guo-Qiang's PJ "To Build A Ship" started in Nara

"To Build A Ship"
Cai Guo-Qiang has started his new project "To Build A Ship" with his 8 ship builder from China at Todaiji, Nara. The newly made ancient ship will be completed by Autumn when the main event of "Culture City of East Asia 2016" will be launched by the city of Nara, Japan.
At the core period of this event from 3rd September to 23rd October, artists from the countries that gave a cultural impact to Japan will install art works at temples in Nara city. It will be a great opportunity to feel the breeze of 1300 years ago where Nara played an important role in cultural exchange of East Asia.

Artists: Cai Guo-Qiang (China), Kim Sooja (Korea), Tadashi Kawamata (Japan), Sisyu (Japan), Shilpa Gupta (India), Sahand Hesamiyan (Iran), Diana Al-Hadid (Syria), Ayse Erkmen (Turky)

New Arrivals: Miyuki Takenaka's works

New Arrivals: Miyuki Takenaka's works

at the viewing room

We are pleased to announce the new arrivals of Miyuki Takenaka's works. The works using film of camera and resin are exhibited in our space. Please visit us to see her new works along with the ongoing exhibition of Kana Kou (Kana Yoshida) .

To see more Miyuki Takenaka's works and her profile please kindly click here.

SETOUCHI ART @ ISETAN Shinjuku

SETOUCHI ART @ ISETAN Shinjuku

[Setouchi Triannale]
http://artfrontgallery.com/en/
We are pleased to announce the collaboration exhibition with ISETAN Shinjuku of 11 artists who participate Serouchi Triannale, at the shop windows and in the store of ISETAN of Shinjuku, Tokyo until 12 Apr. (The work of Ohmaki has been exhibited until the middle of Aug.)
Artists: Esther Stocker, Seizo Tajima, Asuka Koujin, Mounir Fatmi, Ryo Toyofuku, Katsuhiko Hibino, Mari Katayama, Keisuke Takahashi, Yusuke Asai, Junko Koshino/ Atelier OMOYA, Shinji Ohmaki

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