notable content, including premieres and launches in Japan
PERRIER-JOUËT & GARANCE VALLÉE – ‘AIR PLANTED’
venue: ISETAN SALONE TOKYO MIDTOWN, Galleria 1F Promotion Space 9-7-4, Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Perrier-Jouët launches the world premiere in Japan of a collaborative work of art, “Planted Air”, created by French artist, architect and designer Garance Vallée. This work expresses the dialogue between the two pillars that carry the Maison Perrier-Jouët: art and nature. Reinterpreting the ecology of the Perrier-Jouët vineyard, the extensive use of curves and arabesques in the work represents Art Nouveau in a contemporary perspective. The materials chosen are unique and artisanal, and the massive hand-cut limestone blocks evoke the Champagne terroir. The wrought iron, meticulously forged by craftsmen, recalls the main gate of the Maison Belle Epoque in Epernay.
Perrier-Jouët and Garance Vallée ‘L’Air Planté’
SANLORENZO JAPAN MEETS KAZUTO IMURA
venue: MA5GALLERY by SANLORENZO JAPAN 5-10-17, Minami-Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo Organized by DESIGNART
material and technical cooperation: UNOU JUKU by AGC Inc. MakershipInc.
Coinciding with the pre-launch of SANLORENZO JAPAN, artist Kazuto Imura’s solo exhibition “Æ/æ” will be held at MA5 GALLERY, which will serve as a platform for SANLORENZO JAPAN’s art and design. For the first exhibition there, Imura created mirrors that “do not reflect”. By examining the materials and techniques that were used in the production of mirrors, he relives the history of the man-mirror association. The title “Æ/æ” is inspired by the technique he used with his focus on the construction of the mirror, where he superimposes the phenomenon caused by the composite nature of the materials during the process of making the mirror on a reflected image.
TEAMLAB, LIFE AND DEATH CONTINUES IN THE NOW OF ETERNITY AT VOLVO STUDIO AOYAMA
venue: VOLVO STUDIO AOYAMA 3-3-11, Kita-Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Volvo Studio Aoyama will present “Continuous Life and Death in the Present of Eternity” by artist collective teamLab. This exhibition will be presented in conjunction with another art exhibition by teamLab and sponsored by Volvo Car Japan, VOLVO teamLab: A Forest Where Gods Live. It is held at Mifuneyama Rakuen in Kyushu, where the vast forest, megaliths, caves and other natural features of Mount Mifuneyama become art in itself.
raw mirror | photo by Naomi Circus / Kazuto Imura
a space where fashion and art mix
PRADA PRESENTS THE EXHIBITION ‘WHO THE BÆR’
venue: Prada Aoyama 5-2-6 Minami Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo 5th floor
Prada presents the exhibition ‘Who the Bær’ by Simon Fujiwara, organized with the support of Fondazione Prada, at Prada Aoyama. ‘Who the Bær’ is a cartoon character created by the artist who is inspired by the tales of fairies, fantastic literature, animation and the exhibition explores a plurality of subjects belonging to different universes: from climate breakdown to cultural appropriation, from plastic surgery to Pop-art via the coming of age story of ‘Who the Bær’.
‘VISITORS’ BY CHRISITAN HIDAKA & TAKESHI MURATA AT THE MAISON HERMÈS FORUM
venue: GINZA MAISON HERMÈS The Forum 5-4-1 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Christian Hidaka (born in 1977, Chiba, Japan, lives and works in London, United Kingdom) and Takeshi Murata (born in 1974, United States, lives and works in Los Angeles) will present the co-exhibition “Visitors” at the Maison Hermès Forum in Ginza. Through the universes of these two artists, who continue to create works that question the space between reality and fiction, the exhibition will highlight the fictional structure seen in contemporary art through two narratives.
Hugord & Vanoverschelde (left) | courtesy of the artist (right)
AYAME ONO AT PERVERZE THE INCORPORATION STORE
venue: PERVERZE THE 5-5-1 INCORPORATION STORE, Minami-Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Founded in Tokyo in 2016 by an anonymous collective of young creatives, PERVERZE is both a fashion brand and a project, will have a collaborative exhibition with artist Ayame Ono at PERVERZE THE EMBODIMENT STORE, which opened in March 2022 While using the structure of the blind, this exhibition will integrate PERVERZE’s archive of textile patterns and materials created so far, forming a collage of works where different layers intersect.
Ayame Ono at PERVERZE THE INCORPORATION STORE
x art technology experience
how to participate : Real Space／ ANB Tokyo 3rd Floor 5-2-4, Roppongi, Minato-ku Tokyo
virtual space: METAVERSE ROPPONGI official website
The metaverse, like digital twins, is a recent hot topic. What would people do if a metaverse city was plunged into darkness? What if a mirror exists physically at the border of the virtual and the real? This is an experimental artwork by ExMetaClub x TV Asahi, which considers the experience and behavior of the viewer (avatar) in the metaverse space itself as the artwork. “The beautiful and bright METAVERSE ROPPONGI” will be transformed into “Black METAVERSE ROPPONGI” for a limited time. This interactive work is exhibited simultaneously physically and virtually. *The exhibition will visit different locations.
MEDICALART – TRANSFORM YOUR HEALTH INTO ART USING MEDICAL DATA
venue: ONE GRAIN | Premiere Building 1F, 6-8-17 Minami-Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Medical Art is produced by five creators with varied backgrounds (designer, planner, engineer, lecturer, etc.). The data they have collected themselves (for example, facial expressions, behaviors and health information) are combined and redefined based on modern medical data to create an artwork of the inner self. ‘Medical Data x Art’ will provide an opportunity to learn about the unknown inner self and improve well-being. In the UN GRAIN pastry shop, renowned for its MIGNARDISES, visitors can buy sweets while enjoying an artistic atmosphere.
interior: new collections and presentations of interior brands
FLEXFORM 2022 NEW COLLECTION
venue: FLEXFORM TOKYO 6-4-10, Minami-Aoyama Minato-ku, Tokyo
FOCUS / YUJI OKITSU AT ROYAL FURNITURE COLLECTION
venue: ROYAL FURNITURE COLLECTION SHOWROOM 2-12-4 Sakamoto Bldg. 1F Kita-Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo
ARIAKE WITH THE KLINT /BANG&OLUFSEN / BELAIR LAB
venue: #103 4-1-15 Minami-Aoyama , Minato-ku, Tokyo
‘DISSECT’ SATOSHI KAWAMOTO × AMBIENTEC
venue: LIGHT BOX STUDIO AOYAMA 5-16-7, Minami-Aoyama Minato-ku, Tokyo
SMALL PATIO AT THE GINZA INNIT
venue: GINZA innit 7-10-1 2F, Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Ariake with Le Klint / Bang&Olufsen / Belair Lab
art: from interactive installations to established galleries
FEEL TOGETHER AT HOTEL ALL DAY IN SHIBUYA
venue: all day place Shibuya 1-17-1, Shibuya, Shibuya-ku Tokyo
Directed by green fragrance designer Megumi Fukatsu, “Feel Hotel Together,” an installation on the theme of merging and connecting the five senses, will be held all day in Shibuya. A diverse group of next generation designers and artists will come together to create works of art.
JULIAN OPIE AT MAHO KUBOTA GALLERY
venue: 2-4-7 Jingumae Shibuya-ku Tokyo Japan
Maho Kubota Gallery, located in Jingumae, a cultural crossroads area between Harajuku and Aoyama in central Tokyo, will hold a solo exhibition of new paintings and animations featuring ‘Dance’ by one of the leading contemporary artists in the UK today.
THE ETERNAL FUTURE
venue: A LIGHTHOUSE CALLED KANATA Kasumicho Terrace 6F, 3-24-20, Nishi-Azabu, Minato-ku Tokyo
A Lighthouse called Kanata, a contemporary art gallery that showcases Japanese artists to the world, brings together works by emerging artists in The Future Eternal exhibition. Rather than following transitory trends in contemporary art, the highlight of the exhibition is the universal yet progressive abstract works that connect past and future. The exhibition will feature ambitious three-dimensional and two-dimensional works that combine exceptional materials and techniques to beautify contemporary spaces.
venue: Omotesando Hills 4-12-10 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo Main Building Grand Staircase