Opening announcement for a silent charity auction in aid of the areas affected in the North Eastern Japan earthquake. We offer our deepest prayers to all those who lost their lives in the unprecedented crisis of the North Eastern Japan earthquake and its ensuing aftermath, as well as our sympathy to the survivors and their [...]
“Un Coup de dés jamais n’abolira le hasard”, 20091 of 22 perforated book pages, framed each 32.5 x 24.7 cm This Friday, February 26th from six to eight Taka Ishii Gallery will be holding opening reception for their new exhibition of Cerith Wyn Evans’ work. Starting at 7:30 there will be a live performance by Keiji [...]
Peter Yeoh, the editor of London-based Glass magazine chose a black Rei Kawakubo pant skirt for a Taka Ishii gallery (Tokyo) event. The Contemporary Art Tokyo blogger, Julia Friedman, wore the Russian version by the designer Liudmila Mezentseva. Who Wore It Best? Click here to cast your vote!
Taka Ishii (left) with Leo Runinfien The last opening of 2010 was for Leo Rubinfien’s show at the Taka Ishii gallery. Rubinfien, who was raised in Tokyo but now lives in New York, came to prominence in the 1980s as a proponent of color photography. The photographs (ink jet prints) on view in the current [...]
Jeffrey Rosen and Julia Friedman with Lisa Lapinski’s Tobacco Camel, 2010. Plastic foam, adhesive, Tops and Bali Shag Tobacco, 134.6(L) x 33(W) x 106.7(H) cm Taka Ishii Kyoto branch is now showing the new work of a Los Angeles artist Lisa Lapinski. The exhibition, entitled “Th th th th th Snow White” is more complicated than one [...]
Nobuyoshi Araki, “Koki No Shashin : Photographs of A Seventy Year Old” 2010, RP Direct print, Courtesy of Taka Ishii Gallery With the big anniversary exhibition “Koki No Shashin : Photographs of A Seventy Year Old” at the Taka Ishii gallery having just closed, “the ultimate photographer” is featuring more of his latest work in [...]
Mario Garcia Torres, “Unspoken Dailies”, 2003-2009, 16mm black and white film, 66 min. Courtesy of Taka Ishii Gallery Torres’ feature length movie contains no words. Nor does it need to. This tribute to the enigmatic Dutch artist Bas Jan Ader who is as well known for his work on celluloid as for his mysterious disappearance [...]
The night of October 10 was rather busy with new shows opening in five of the Kiyosumi-Shirakawa art complex galleries. Atsushi Suwa’s hyper realist works on view at Kido Press Inc. challenge any preconceived media boundaries. Hiromiyoshii is hosting its first solo exhibits for two artists: the American T.J. Wilcox, showing his engrossing film narratives [...]