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Tatsuo Miyajima, ‘Drawings’, Installation view, Buchmann Box, 2018
Tatsuo Miyajima
Installation view
Buchmann Box
2018

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Tatsuo Miyajima, ‘Drawings’, Installation view, Buchmann Box, 2018
Tatsuo Miyajima
Installation view
Buchmann Box
2018

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Tatsuo Miyajima, ‘Hand-drawn Innumerable Counts 20180305 (Detail)’, 2018
Tatsuo Miyajima
Hand-drawn Innumerable Counts 20180305 (Detail), 2018
Ink on paper
56,6 x 57,2 cm / 22¼ x 22½ in

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Tatsuo Miyajima, ‘Hand-drawn Innumerable Counts 20180305’, 2018
Tatsuo Miyajima
Hand-drawn Innumerable Counts 20180305, 2018
Ink on paper
56,6 x 57,2 cm / 22¼ x 22½ in

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Tatsuo Miyajima, ‘Counting Gold’, 1995
Tatsuo Miyajima
Counting Gold, 1995
Ink and gold on paper
75 x 108,5 cm / 29½ x 42¾ in

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Tatsuo Miyajima, ‘Counting Gold (Detail)’, 1995
Tatsuo Miyajima
Counting Gold (Detail), 1995
Ink and gold on paper
75 x 108,5 cm / 29½ x 42¾ in

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Tatsuo Miyajima, ‘Hand-drawn Innumerable Counts 20180217’, 2018
Tatsuo Miyajima
Hand-drawn Innumerable Counts 20180217, 2018
Ink on paper
26,1 x 36,1 cm / 10¼ x 14¼ in

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Tatsuo Miyajima, ‘Hand-drawn Innumerable Counts 20180217 (Detail)’, 2018
Tatsuo Miyajima
Hand-drawn Innumerable Counts 20180217 (Detail), 2018
Ink on paper
26,1 x 36,1 cm / 10¼ x 14¼ in

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Tatsuo Miyajima, ‘Hand-drawn Innumerable Counts 20180218’
Tatsuo Miyajima
Hand-drawn Innumerable Counts 20180218
Ink on paper
36,1 x 26,1 cm / 14¼ x 10¼ in

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Tatsuo Miyajima, ‘Hand-drawn Innumerable Counts 20180218 (Detail)’, 2018
Tatsuo Miyajima
Hand-drawn Innumerable Counts 20180218 (Detail), 2018
Ink on paper
36,1 x 26,1 cm / 14¼ x 10¼ in

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Tatsuo Miyajima, ‘Hand-drawn Innumerable Counts 20180218’
Tatsuo Miyajima
Hand-drawn Innumerable Counts 20180218
Ink on paper
26,1 x 36,1 cm / 10¼ x 14¼ in

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Tatsuo Miyajima, ‘Hand-drawn Innumerable Counts 20180218 (Detail)’, 2018
Tatsuo Miyajima
Hand-drawn Innumerable Counts 20180218 (Detail), 2018
Ink on paper
26,1 x 36,1 cm / 10¼ x 14¼ in

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Tatsuo Miyajima, ‘Hand-drawn Innumerable Counts 20180302’, 2018
Tatsuo Miyajima
Hand-drawn Innumerable Counts 20180302, 2018
Ink on paper
50,4 x 76,8 cm / 19¾ x 30¼ in

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Tatsuo Miyajima, ‘Hand-drawn Innumerable Counts 20180302 (Detail)’, 2018
Tatsuo Miyajima
Hand-drawn Innumerable Counts 20180302 (Detail), 2018
Ink on paper
50,4 x 76,8 cm / 19¾ x 30¼ in

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Tatsuo Miyajima, ‘„KU“ drawn in Red’, 2016
Tatsuo Miyajima
„KU“ drawn in Red, 2016
Ink on paper
35,8 x 50,5 cm / 14 x 20 in

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Tatsuo Miyajima, ‘Hand-drawn Innumerable Counts 20180305’, 2018
Tatsuo Miyajima
Hand-drawn Innumerable Counts 20180305, 2018
Ink on paper
54,8 x 54,8 cm / 21½ x 21½ in

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Tatsuo Miyajima, ‘Hand-drawn Innumerable Counts 20180305 (Detail)’, 2018
Tatsuo Miyajima
Hand-drawn Innumerable Counts 20180305 (Detail), 2018
Ink on paper
54,8 x 54,8 cm / 21½ x 21½ in

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Tatsuo Miyajima, ‘Hand-drawn Innumerable Counts 20180306’, 2018
Tatsuo Miyajima
Hand-drawn Innumerable Counts 20180306, 2018
Ink on paper
54,6 x 78,8 cm / 21½ x 31 in

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‘„KU“ drawn in Gold’, 2016
„KU“ drawn in Gold, 2016
Ink on paper
35,8 x 50,5 cm / 14 x 20 in

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Tatsuo Miyajima, ‘Counting Gold’, 1995
Tatsuo Miyajima
Counting Gold, 1995
Ink and gold on paper
79 x 109 cm / 31 x 43 in

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Tatsuo Miyajima, ‘Counting Gold’, 1995
Tatsuo Miyajima
Counting Gold, 1995
Ink and gold on paper
109 x 79 cm / 43 x 31 in

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Tatsuo Miyajima, ‘„KU“ drawn in Blue’, 2016
Tatsuo Miyajima
„KU“ drawn in Blue, 2016
Ink on paper
35,8 x 50,5 cm / 14 x 20 in

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Tatsuo Miyajima, ‘„KU“ drawn in Red’, 2016
Tatsuo Miyajima
„KU“ drawn in Red, 2016
Ink on paper
56,5 x 76 cm / 22¼ x 30 in

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Tatsuo Miyajima, ‘„KU“ drawn in 20 Minutes’, 2017
Tatsuo Miyajima
„KU“ drawn in 20 Minutes, 2017
Ink on paper
54,5 x 79 cm / 21½ x 31 in

Tatsuo Miyajima

Drawings

28 Sep3 Nov 2018

Buchmann Box

Press release

Buchmann Galerie is delighted to announce the first solo exhibition of drawings by Tatsuo Miyajima (*1957, Tokyo) 

 

Tatsuo Miyajima is one of Japan‘s most important sculptors and installation artists. In his œuvre, the artist – who became known primarily for his works using digital light diodes (LED) – is concerned with concepts of time, its (non-) calculability and its cultural and existential dimension. 

One important component of the works is counting and sequences of numbers. These numbers, appearing in continuous and recurrent - although not necessarily consecutive - cycles from 1 to 9, represent the journey of life until death, whose finality is symbolized by ‚0‘ or the zero point. Consequently, this never appears in the artist‘s work. The series of works on paper from 1995 to 2018 now collected in the Buchmann Box explore several issues essential to Tatsuo Miyajima‘s work. 

 

Kũ Drawing Series 
In the Zen tradition Kũ stands for emptiness (Kũ is the transcription of the Sanskrit word sunya or sunyata, translated literally as „emptiness“). Tatsuo Miyajima describes how he produced these drawings in a state of Kũ, holding a pencil in his hand, his eyes closed: The lines from my subconscious show my time spent in emptiness. The length of time given in the title, 15 minutes for example, describes the period of time which I spent in an altered state of mind, with my eyes closed. 

 

Innumerable Counts Series 
Every number in these drawings represents a moment in the counting cycle from 9 to 1. The empty space in the potentially in infinite sequence of numbers re- presents the figure zero, which - as indicated above - does not appear in his work. In these drawings the artist is attempting to grasp moments in cycles of innumerable counts. The Innumerable Counts visualize life for Tatsuo Miyajima. The spirals or lines in the drawings are thus excerpts from a broader context, from innumerable moments in time. 

 

Count Down Drawing Series 
Tatsuo Miyajima provides a different interpretation of the zero, the empty space, in his Count Down Drawing Series: this series of works shows a repea- ted sequence, counting down from 9 to 1, as the title suggests. Here, too, the place of zero (Kũ) is represented by an empty space or fille with a thin gold foil or a microchip. In this variation the empty space is filled; it is, as the artist points out, the field provided with every possibility, the field of potential. 

 

The artist‘s works on paper are an essential component of his practice, seen as equal in status to the installation pieces and performances. They complete the artist‘s complex œuvre, which is characterized by investigation into the significance of counting and time, and by subtle meditations exhibiting sublime precision and finesse. 

 

Important works by the artist can be found in collections including the Tate Gallery London, the Bavarian State Collection of Painting Munich, La Caixa Barcelona, the Deste Foundation in Athens, the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Leeum Seoul, Kunstmuseum Bern, and M+ in Hong Kong. 

 

Please feel free to contact the gallery at any time for more information about the artist or visual materials. 

 

Pressemitteilung

Die Buchmann Galerie freut sich, die erste Einzelausstellung anzukündigen, die sich dem zeichnerischen Werk von Tatsuo Miyajima (*1957) widmet

 

Tatsuo Miyajima ist einer der bedeutendsten Bildhauer und Installationskünstler Japans. Der Künstler, der vor allem durch seine Arbeiten mit digitalen Leuchtdioden (LED) bekannt geworden ist, beschäftigt sich in seinem Werk mit Konzepten der Zeit, ihrer (Un-) Berechenbarkeit und ihrer kulturellen wie existenziellen Dimension. 

 

Wichtiger Bestandteil der Arbeiten sind Zahlen und Zahlenreihen. Diese Zahlen, die in kontinuierlichen und sich wiederholenden - wenn auch nicht unbedingt aufeinanderfolgenden - Zyklen von 1 bis 9 erscheinen, stellen die Reise vom Leben in den Tod dar, deren Endgültigkeit durch '0' oder den Nullpunkt symbolisiert wird, der folglich nie in seinem Werk erscheint.

 

Die in der Buchmann Box versammelten  Werkserien auf Papier aus den Jahren 1995 bis 2018 bearbeiten eine Reihe der für das Werk von Tatsuo Miyajima wesentlichen Überlegungen.

 

Kũ Drawing Series

Kũ steht in der Tradition des Zen für die Leere (Kũ ist die Transkription des Sanskrit-Wortes sunyaoder sunyata, wörtlich übersetzt "Leere"). Tatsuo Miyajima schildert, wie er diese Zeichnungen schuf, im Zustand von Kũ, mit einem Stift in seiner Hand, die Augen geschlossen: Die Linien aus meinem Unterbewusstsein zeigen meine Zeit in der Leere. Die im Titel angegebene Länge der Zeit, wie beispielsweise 15 Minuten, beschreibt den Zeitraum, in dem ich in einem veränderten Geisteszustand war, mit geschlossenen Augen. Die Leere (Kũ) in der Count Down Drawing Serie wurde ebenfalls auf die gleiche Weise erstellt, mit geschlossenen Augen.

 

Innumerable Counts Series

Jede Zahl in diesen Zeichnungen repräsentiert einen Moment im Zählzyklus von 9 bis 1. Die Leerstelle in der potentiell unendlichen Zahlenreihe repräsentiert die Zahl Null, die wie eingangs beschrieben, in seinem Werk nicht erscheint. Der Künstler versucht in diesen Arbeiten Momente in Zählzyklen unzähliger Zahlenzu erfassen. Die unzähligen Zahlen(Innumerable Counts)  vergegenwärtigen für Tatsuo Miyajima das Leben. Die Spiralen oder Linien der Zeichnungen sind so Ausschnitte aus einem größeren Zusammenhang, aus unzähligen Momenten in der Zeit.

 

Count Down Drawing Series

Eine andere Interpretation der Null, der Leerstelle, bietet Tatsuo Miyajima in seiner Count Down Drawing Series an: Diese Serie von Werken zeigt eine wiederholte Zählsequenz von 9 bis 1, herabzählend wie der Titel andeutet. Auch hier wird die Nullstelle (Kũ) durch den Leerraum repräsentiert oder mit einem dünnen Goldfilm oder einem Mikrochip gefüllt. In dieser Variante ist die Leerstelle gefüllt, sie ist, wie der Künstler anmerkt, das Feld welches mit allen Möglichkeiten versehen ist, ein Feld der Potentialität. 

 

Die Arbeiten auf Papier sind für den Künstler ein wesentlicher Bestandteil seiner Praxis und stehen gleichberechtigt neben den installativen Arbeiten und Performances. Sie ergänzen das komplexe Werk des Künstlers, das geprägt ist von der Auseinandersetzung mit der Bedeutung des Zählens und der Zeit, durch subtile Meditationen von sublimer Präzision und Finesse.

 

 

Wichtige Werke des Künstlers sind u.a. vertreten in den Sammlungen der Tate Gallery London, der Bayerischen Staatsgemäldesammlung München, der La Caixa Barcelona, der Deste Foundation Athen, dem Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, im Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, dem Leeum Seoul, dem Kunstmuseum Bern und dem M+ in Hong Kong.

 

Für weitere Informationen über den Künstler oder Bildmaterial können Sie sich gerne jederzeit mit der Galerie in Verbindung setzen.

Tatsuo Miyajima

Born 1957 in Tokyo. Lives and works in Ibaraki, Japan.

 

2012 - 2016Kyoto University of Art & Design Vice President

2006 - 2016Tohoku University of Art & Design Vice President

 

 

Education

1986 Completed postgraduate studies at Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music (M.A.)
1984 Graduated from Oil Painting Course, Fine Arts Department, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music (B.A.)

Grants and Awards

1998 London Institute honorary doctorate
1993 Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain, Paris
1990–1991 DAAD Scholarship Berliner Kunstprogramm Berlin,
1990 ACC - Asian Cultural Council, New York

Solo Exhibitions

2018
Buchmann Box, Berlin
2017
Buchmann Lugano
Buchmann Galerie, Berlin
2016
Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney
Met Breuer, New York City
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong
2014
Lisson Gallery, Milan
2013
Buchmann Galerie, Berlin
Lisson Gallery, London
2012
SCAI the Bathhouse, Tokyo
2011
Dust to Dust, UCCA, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing
Kunstmuseum St. Gallen/Lokremise, St. Gallen
2010
Buchmann Galerie, Berlin
Galleri Andersson Sandström, Stockholm
Miyanomori Art Museum, Hokkaido
SCAI the Bathhouse, Tokyo
2009
Lisson Gallery, London
2008
ART TOWER MITO, Ibaraki-ken, Japan
Kunsthalle Recklinghausen, Recklinghausen
Mongin Art Center, Seoul
2007
Buchmann Galerie Berlin
2006
Denver Art Museum
SCAI the Bathhouse, Tokyo
2005
CAC - Contemporary Art Centre of SA, Adelaide, Australia
Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto, Japan
Denver Art Museum, Denver Art Museum
Lisson Gallery, London
2004
Galeria Javier López, Madrid
MACRO Museo d'Arte Contemporanea Roma
2003
Buchmann Galerie, Köln
Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto
Galerie Javier Lopez, Madrid
2002
Artsonje Center, Seoul
Artsonje Museum, Gyeongju Bomun
Entwistle Gallery, London
SCAI THE BATHHOUSE, Tokyo
2001
Galerie Buchmann, Köln
Richard Gray Gallery, Chicago
2000
Benesse communication Gallery, Tokyo
Galeria Javier López, Madrid
Galerie der Stadt Stuttgart, Stuttgart
Luhring Augustine Gallery, New York
SCAI The Bathhouse, Tokyo
Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Tokyo
1999
Connect with Everything, Continue Forever, Abbazia di San Zeno, Pisa
Fuji Television Gallery, Tokyo
Galerie Buchmann, Köln
Studio Casoli, Milano
Studio Casoli, Rome
1998
CCA Kitakyushu Project Gallery, Kitakyushu
Johnson County Community Collage of Art, Kansas City, Kansas
Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, Toyota, Aichi
1997
Buchmann Galerie, Köln
Hayward Gallery, London
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco
1996
Anthony d'Offay Gallery, London
Fondation Cartier pour l'Art Contemporain, Paris
Galerie Froment & Putman, Paris
Gallery Koyanagi, Tokyo
Gallery Takagi, Nagoya
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas
Oakville Galleries, Oakville, Canada
Richard Gray Gallery, Chicago
1995
Anthony d'Offay Gallery, London
Gallery Takagi, Nagoya
Luhring Augustine Gallery, New York
Queen's House, Greenwich, London
1994
Galerie Buchmann, Basel
Gallery Takagi, Nagoya
Nasubi Gallery (moving gallery organized by an artist, Tsuyoshi Ozawa), ART VIVANT, Ikebukuro, Tokyo
1993
Kunsthalle Zürich, Zürich
1992
Gallery Takagi, Nagoya
Iwaki City Art Museum, Japan
1991
DAAD Galerie, Berlin
Galerie Max Hetzler, Köln
Het Kruithuis, Museum for Contemporary Art, `s-Hertogenbosch, NL
Nagoya City Art Museum, Nagoya
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa
1990
Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima
Inter Sect, Gallery Takagi, Nagoya
Luhring Augustine Gallery, New York
1989
Gallery Surge, Tokyo
Gallery Takagi, Nagoya
1988
Galleria Vivita, Florenz
1987
Lunami Gallery, Tokio
Suntory Art: Box Gallery, Tokyo
1986
Akijama Gallery, Tokio
Maki Gallery, Tokio
1983
Human Stone, Gallery Paregon, Tokio

Group Exhibitions

2018
Minimalism: Space. Light. Object., National Gallery Singapore
Catastrophe and the Power of Art, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo
Dream, Chiostro del Bramante, Rome
Buddha’s Life, path to the Present, De Nieuwe Kerk, Amsterdam
Tatsuo Miyajima / Darren Almond / Mariko Mori, SCAI THE BATHHOUSE
Starting Points: Japanese Art of the ’80s, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa
Counter Painting on William Morris – Blue (2017), William Morris Gallery, London
14 artisti. Via Crucis - Madonna d'Ongero - Carona, Buchmann Galerie Agra / Lugano
The Ubiquity of Borders: Japanese Contemporary, Gallery Baton, Seoul
2017
Everything at Once, Lisson Gallery, London
The Policeman’s Beard is Half Constructed: Art in the Age of Artificial Intelligence, Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn
Objects are closer than they appear, Buchmann Galerie
2016
Zeichnung, Buchmann Galerie
Order & Reorder: Curate Your Own Exhibition, National Museum of Modern Art Kyoto (MOMAK), Kyoto
Mot Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo (MOT), Tokyo
Digital Generation; Art from Fidelity International, OBS Gallery / Tonbridge School, Kent, UK
2015
Now and Then, Galerie Priska Pasquer, Cologne
Boolean Expressions: Contemporary Art And Mathematical Data, Lewis Glucksman Gallery, University College Cork
Lugano Mostra Bandiera, Lakefront, Lugano
Eppur Si Muove, MUDAM, Luxembourg
Timely Manoeuvres, Ikkan Art Gallery, Singapore
Inexhaustible and Limitless, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong
Logical Emotion: Contemporary Art from Japan, MOCAK, Museum of Contemporary Art, Kraków
2014
Logical Emotion, Haus Konstruktiv, Zürich
Plant & Life Power, Shiseido Gallery, Tokyo
Counter Painting, Capsule, Tokyo, Japan
2013
, Kirishima Open-Air Museum, Kagoshima
Takahashi Collection Mindfulness!, Sapporo Art Museum, Sapporo, Hokkaido,
Asia Code : ZERO, Seoul Olympic Museum of Art, Seoul
Setouchi Triennale 2013, Takamatsu
2012
Buchmann Galerie, Berlin
Double Vision, Haifa Museum of Art
Quadratic Equations, Kepes Institut, Budapest
Die Nacht ist in den Tag verliebt, MAM Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art, Wien
Quadratic Equations, Másodfokú Egyenletek, Kepes Institut, Eger
Mediations Biennale, Poznan
Marking Time, Museum of Contemporary Art Sydney, MCA
Carpe Diem. Seize the Day, Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, Toyota Aichi
2011
Personal Structures, 54. Biennale di Venezia
Borusan Contemporary, Istanbul
Defiant Gardens, MAM Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art Salzburg
2010
Light Show, Buchmann Galerie Lugano, Agra/Lugano
The secret of Lafcadio Hearn, Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto
Personal Structures | Time - Space - Existence, Künstlerhaus Palais Thurn & Taxis, Bregenz
2009
Twist and Shout: Contemporary Art from Japan, Bangkok Art and Culture Center, Bangkok
IN-FINITUM, Palazzo Fortuny Venezia, Venice
Incidental Affairs-Contemporary Art of Transient states, Suntory Museum, Osaka
2008
Infinito. Wolfgang Laib - Mario Merz - Tatsuo Miyajima, Buchmann Galerie, Agra
Dome, Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima
Prospect.1, New Orleans
2007
Numerica, Palazzo delle Papesse - Centro Arte Contemporanea, Siena
ARTEMPO, Palazzo Fortuny Venezia, Venice
2006
Un giorno di fine estate. Mario Merz - Tatsuo Miyajima - Wilhelm Mundt, Buchmann Galerie, Agra
Beppu Project, Japan
Monuments with a Horizont Line, Buchmann Galerie, Berlin
2005
HOMAGE KOJI ENOKURA, NAF - Nagai Fine Arts, Tokyo
Lichtkunst aus Kunstlicht, ZKM, Karlsruhe
2004
UNUSUAL COMBINATION, +Gallery, Aichi, Japan
The Snow Show, cities of Kemi and Rovaniemi, Finland
CyberArts 2004, Prix Ars Electronica Exhibition, Linz
Mediarena' japanese art in the 21 st century, GOVETT BREWSTER ART GALLERY, New Plymouth, New Zealand
Gwangju Biennale - A Grain of Dust A Drop of Water, Gwangju, KOREA
AKIMAHEN, Maison Folie de Lille Wazemmes, Lille
One Hart, One World, NHK Hart Exhibition, Tokyo
And or Versus?:Adventures in Images, YOKOHAMA MUSEUM OF ART, Kanagawa
2003
Exhibition Committee, Okayama Art Festival Committee and Okayama City,
LOVE PLANET, Former Izushi Elementary School, Organizers/ LOVE PLANET
Happiness, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo
Hommes et Robots-De l'utopie a la realite-Fantaisies Cybernetiques, Palais De Tokyo, Paris
Planning/ Naoshima Contemporary Art Museum, Okayama, Japan
2002
Twelve Japanese Artist from the Venice Biennale 1952-2001, Art Tower Mito, Mito
Attitude 2002, Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto
Verweile doch…, Städt. Galerie im Lenbachhaus und Kunstbau München, München
Emit Time, The historic Clock Tower "Zytglogge, Bern
The Unfinished Century: Legacies of 20th Century Art, The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
2001
Silence of the City, Gwangju City Art Museum, Gwangju / Korea
Facts of Life, Hayward Gallery, London
Art of the Spirit, Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, Hokkaido
Reflection, Kawamura Memorials Museum of Art, Chiba
Black Box, Kunstmuseum Bern
Nothing in the Main Hall, Rooseum, Malmö
Art in the Technological Time, SFMoMA - San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco
The Standard, Streets and Houses of Naoshima, Naoshima
2000
Gendai Japanese Contemporary Art-Between the Body and Space, Center for Contemporary Art, Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw/ Poland
Yume no Ato – Contemporary Art from Japan, Haus am Waldsee, Berlin / Staatliche Kunsthalle, Baden-Baden
Das fünfte Element- Geld oder Kunst, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf
Orbis Terrarum, Museum Plantin-Moretus, Antwerpen
Piece of Universe / Piece of Time, Nigata City Museum, Nigata
Time, NOB Gallery, Okazaki
Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China
Game Over, WATARI-UM, Tokyo
1999
PRIME, Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee
Melbourne International Biennale, Melbourne
CHRONOS & KAIROS, Museum Fridericianum, Kassel
Kunst-Welten im Dialog, Museum Ludwig Köln,
The 3rd Asia-Pacific Triennale, Queensland Art Gallery, Sydney
48a La Biennale di Venezia: Whither the Arts?, Venice, 48a La Biennale di Venezia: Whither the Arts?, Venice
1998
Hikari-areba, Chiba City Museum of Art, Chiba
Donai yanen!, École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts, Paris
Is This Art?, Kawamura Memorial Museum of Art, Sakura / Contemporary Art Gallery of Art Tower Mito, Mito
Gen-Welten, Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Bonn
Over the Everyday, Museum of Shangai, Shangai, China
Taste and Pursuits: Japanese Art in the 1990s, National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi / Metropolitan Museum of Manila, The Philippines
Taipei Biennale – Site of Desire, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei
The Edge of Awareness, United Nations, New York / SESC de Pompeia, Sao Paulo/ Brasilien / WHO, Neu Dehli
1997
Into the Light, Kyoto City Musem, Japan
Histoire de voir, Mecenart the Fondation Cartier, Bordeaux
The magic of Number, Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Stuttgart
1996
Against-Thirty Years of Film and Video, Anthony d’Offay Gallery, London
Entgrenzung, Buchmann Galerie, Köln
Tranquility, Chiba City Museum of Art, Chiba, Japan
Art Scene 90 - 95, Contemporary Art Center, Art Tower Mito, Japan
Internet World EXPO 1996, Dai Nippon Printing Co., LTD.
Requiem - Koji Enokura and 33 Artists, Kawaguchi Museum of Contemporary Art, Saitama, Japan
Video Art, Kitakanto Museum of Fine Arts, Gunma, Japan
Emits Light, Moves, Makes Noises – Non-static Art in the 20th Century, Museum of Modern Art, Wakayama, Japan
Red Gate, Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Gent, Belgien
Urban Evidence, The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland
Project for Survival, The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto / The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
1995
Japanese Culture: The Fifty Postwar Years, , Meguro Museum of Art, Japan
Ripple Across the Water '95, , Urakami river, Nagasaki / WATARI-UM and Shibuyagawa park, Tokyo
Ducks Not on a Pond, Ganders Never Laid a Golden Egg, , Rochdale Canal, Manchester
Resurrection of Topos 1, HILLSIDE TERRACE, Daikanyama, Tokyo / OXY GALLERY, Osaka / Shimin Plaza, Toyama
Japan Today, Louisiana Museum, Humlebaek, Denmark
Art Japan Today, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo
1994
Gaze, Carre des Arts du Parc Floral de Paris
Gallery K, Oslo, Norway
Cosmovision, Kukje Gallery, Seoul, South Korea
Jetztzeit, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna
Cocido y Crudo, MNCARS - Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid
Multiples Dimensions, O Museo Temporario, Lisbon
Art Today 1994, SEZON MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, Karuizawa, Japan
Art Against AIDS Japan, Sogetsu Kaikan, Tokyo
Of the Human Condition:Hope and Despair at the End of the Century, Spiral, Tokyo
Time / Art, The Museum of Modern Art, Otsu
Japanese Art After 1945: Scream Against the Sky, Yokohama Museum of Art
1993
Azur, Fondation Cartier pour l’Art Contemporain, Jouy-en-Josas
Oita Contemporary Art Exhibition'93, Propose to the Urban Enviroment: Impractical 2, City of Oita, sake store house, Hoashi family, Oita
Special Exhibition of Recycling through Art, Taejon Expo, Korea
1992
SHIGA ANNUAL ’92 - Functions of Language in Contemporary Art, , The Museum of Modern Art Shiga, Japan
Art at the Armory: Occupied Territory, the Chicago Avenue Armory, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
Performing Objects, The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston
1991
ZEITGLEICH MIYAJIMA - OPALKA (2 persons show), Japan Culture Institute, Köln
The 51st Carnegie International, Mattres Factory, Pittsburgh
A Cabinet of Signs - Contemporary Art From Postmodern Art, Tate Gallery Liverpool / Whitechapel Art Gallery, London / Malmö Konsthall, Schweden
Contemporary Arts - The Mind of Japan, The Museum of Fine Arts Gifu, Japan
Line in Contemporary Art - Destination of Eyes and Hands, The Museum of Modern Art Saitama, Japan Adelaide; Waikato Museum of Art and History, Hamilton; New Zealand; Dunedin
Zones of Love: Contemporary Art from Japan, Toko Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo / Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth / Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide / Waikato Museum of Art and History, Hamilton, New Zealand / Dunedin Public Art Gallery, New Zealand / Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
1990
The 8th Biennale of Sydney - The Readymade Boomerang, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
The Game of Manners. Japanese Art in 1990, Contemporary Art Gallery of Art Tower Mito, Japan
The Köln Show, Daniel Buchholz / Galerie Gisela Capitain / Tanja Grunert / Galerie Max Hetzler / Jablonka Galerie / Galerie Isabella Kacprzak / Esther Schipper / Monika Sprüth Galerie / Galerie Sophia Ungers, Cologne
The Disappearance of Distance, Deutsches Postmuseum, Frankfurt
Japanische Kunst der 80er Jahre, Frankfurter Kunstverein / Bonner Kunstverein / Museum Moderner Kunst, Wien / Bregenzer Festspiele, Bregenz
WORLDS MAAILMAT 90. International Arts Show, Joensuu Art Museum, Finnland
Drawing '90 Original Works Exhibition, Kyo-ni Gallery, Tokyo
Artificial Nature, The Deste Foundation for Contemporary Art, Athen (cat.)
Rhetorical Image, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York
Reorienting: Looking East, Third Eye Centre, Glasgow Scotland / Nicola Jacobs Gallery, London
1989
Against Nature: Japanese Art in the Eighties, , San Francisco Museum of Modern Art / Akron Art Museum, Ohio / MIT List Visual Arts Center, Boston / Seattle Art Museum / The Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati / Grey Art Gallery, New York University / Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston / Institute of Contemporary Arts, Nagoya
On Kawara, Again and Against: 24 Prominent Works of Japanese Contemporary Art 1966-1989, , Institute of Contemporary Arts, Nagoya
Prospect '89, Frankfurter Kunstverein / Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt
The Seven Artisits '89, Hanae Mori Building, Tokyo
Magicien de la terre, Musee National d'Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris
Europalia Japan '89: New Tools New Images, Museum Van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen
What is Contemporary Art?, Rooseum Center for Contemporary Art, Malmö
Japan: A New Generation, Silpakorn University Art Gallery, Bangkok
The 4th Contemporary Art Festival: Moving Images Now, The Museum of Modern Art, Toyama
1988
East Meets West: Japanese and Italian Art Today, , Convention Center Los Angeles, Los Angeles
The Hara Annual, , Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokio
43a La Biennale di Venezia: Aperto '88, Venice
The 7th Heiko Geijyutsu Ten (Parallel Art Exhibition): Shigerumonotachi, curated by Toshiaki Minemura, , Tokyo Ogasawara-ryu Kaikan, Tokyo
Lunami Selection '88, Lunami Gallery, Tokyo
Movement and Modern Art, The Museum of Modern Art, Saitama, Urawa
1986
Image Machine, G-Art Gallery, Tokyo
1985
Exhibition of Towns and Villages, Kurashiki City Exhibition Museum, Kurashiki
The Hidden Animals in the City, Osaka Prefectural Contemporary Art Center, Japan
1984
Exhibition Kaiba, G-Art Gallery, Tokyo
Fujiyama Geisha, Gallery K, Tokyo
Fujiyama Geisha, Kyoto City University of Arts Exhibition Space, Kyoto / Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music Exhibition Space, Tokyo Gallery Seian, Kyoto, / R-Gallery, Kyoto
Exhibition of 8 Artists by 4 Critics, NEWZS, Tokyo
Graduation Works Exhibition, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum, Tokyo
Sound Object Exhibition, WAVE Gallery, Tokyo
1983
Monday, 26 September - Sunday, 2 October 1983, Kanagawa Prefectural Hall Gallery, Kanagawa Prefectural Hall Gallery, Yokohama
Kikou, Gallery M, Fukui
Performance Week, Kaneko Art G1 Gallery, Tokyo
Bigs Once More, Plan B, Tokyo
Fujiyama Geisha, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music Exhibition Space, Tokyo / Kyoto City University of Arts Exhibition Space, Kyoto
SCAN Spring Competition, Video Gallery SCAN, Tokyo
1982
O Voice, Kenya Gallery, Tokyo
Peppermint Green, Plan B, Tokyo, September - December, performance
The New World of Visual Expression, Seibu Department Store, Shibuya, Tokyo
Ueno '82, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music Exhibition Space
1981
June Exhibition, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music Exhibition Space, Tokyo
1980
Art Party, Subnard AC Hall, Tokyo

Selected Collections

National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, Japan

Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan

Museum of Modern Art, Shiga, Japan

Nagoya City Art Museum, Nagoya, Japan

Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan

Panasonic Museum in Osaka, Japan

FARET Tachikawa, Tokyo, Japan

TV Asahi building, Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo Opera City, Tokyo, Japan

Chiba City Museum, Chiba, Japan

Group Home Sala in Florence Village, Akita, Japan

The Museum of Modern Art, Saitama, Japan

Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto, Japan

Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, Aichi, Japan

Saitama Prefectural University, Saitama, Japan

Izumi City Plaza, Osaka, Japan

Naoshima Contemporary Art Museum, Kagawa, Japan

Iwaki City Art Museum, Fukushima, Japan

Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima, Japan

 

M+ Museum, Hong Kong

Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taiwan

Samsung Cultural Foundation, Seoul, Korea

Leeum, Samsung Museum, Seoul, Korea

Chinese Telecom, Taipei, China

 

Tate Gallery, London, UK

The British Museum, London, UK

Deste Foundation for Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece

Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain, Paris, France

Kunstmuseum Bern, Bern, Switzerland

Université de Genève, Switzerland

La Caixa, Barcelona, Spain

Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, Germany

Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, Germany

Fondazione TESECO per l'Arte, Pisa, Italy

Chateau La Coste, Aix-en-Provence, France  

 

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas, U.S.A.

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, U.S.A.

Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, U.S.A.

Dallas Museum of Art, U.S.A.

Denver Art Museum, Denver, U.S.A.

Dannheisser Foundation, New York, U.S.A.

National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada

Oakville Galleries, Oakville, Canada

Australian Museum, Sydney, Australia

Other Projects

2005 ARTISTS SUMMIT, KYOTO, Kyoto University of Art and Design, Kyoto, Japan
2002 Collaboration with SOPHNET (fashion design brand) 2002 A/W Collection Tokyo
1000 Real Life Project - Death Clock, Tokyo
2000 Floating Time - Hospice Project, Sotoasahikawa Hospital, Akita
1998 Portfolio for The Edge of Awareness
1995 Portfolio for 4. Uluslararasi Istanbul Bienali-ORIENT / ATION
1994 Mirror, multiple, Spiral, Tokyo
1993 Over Economy, acrylic, pencil on bank note \10,000
1992 Project for PARKETT
1984 Time Funeral, record jacket, SMS Records