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Levi Pata solo exhibition "Continuous Gunfire and Greek Music"

Our current exhibition, Levi Pata solo exhibition "Continuous Gunfire and Greek Music" has been appreciated by many visitors since the opening in the end of last month. The title "Continuous Gunfire and Greek Music"came from one scene of the movie "The Godfather", which, to Levi, seemed symbolise both negative and positive sides of human being. As if suggesting uneasiness in one hand and happiness in the other, they are also symbolising Levi's everyday life in Tokyo.

Bringing out contradictions lying underneath all of us - although which seamlessly fused together-, Levi's fresh sensibility is lively represented in this exhibition.

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This exhibition is finishing this Saturday.

Levi Pata
"Continuous Gunfire and Greek Music"
25 Feb (Fri) - 12 Mar (Sat), 2011
12:00 - 19:00
Closed on Sunday
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by foiltokyoeg | 2011-03-09 16:42 | FOIL GALLERY

Ant Parnass photo exhibition "FAR AWAY FROM (HERE)"

FOIL GALLERY is currently showing solo exhibition of Israeli photographer,
Anat Parnass "FAR AWAY FROM (HERE)".

In this exhibition, photographs taken in Japan and Israel
have been showed in a line.
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5 years since Anat Parnass has moved to Tokyo - the daily life of
the two countries through the artist's view, ordinary but far different from
what we'd expect from the name of "Israel" is captured in the photographs.
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by foiltokyoeg | 2011-02-07 11:49 | FOIL GALLERY

FOIL GALLERY "Yashiki" finishing this week

FOIL GALLERY's 2011 has started with Shigekazu Onuma
photo exhibition "Yashiki".
Although Onuma's photographs in "Yashiki" exhibitions are all taken
in his neighborhood, a moment of everyday life, they are at the same time
uncannily unfamiliar. This may because what the photograph actually
capture is something inhabiting in the everyday scenery,
succeeding memories from old times.
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This show is finishing in this weekend.

Self Published, limited edition book (with original print) is also available during this show.
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127 × 180 mm / ¥15,000 (ex tax)
Hard Cover / 16 pages / Limited 100 copies

Shigekazu Onuma "Yashiki"
14th - 29th January, 2011
12:00 - 19:00 Closed on Sunday
FOIL GALLERY
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by foiltokyoeg | 2011-01-27 18:18 | FOIL GALLERY

Syoin Kajii solo exhibition "KAWA"

Syoin Kajii's new series "KAWA" (river) has been presented in his solo exhibition held at our gallery. Syoin Kajii has established his career as a photographer with his phenomenal series of "NAMI" (wave). Keeping the dynamic of the "NAMI",
in this series he also challenges new possibility in its one-direction, calm moves of streams. The rather abstract, geometrical beauty of water reveals the sublime figure of rivers.
This show runs until Saturday, 16th October.
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Syoin Kajii solo exhibition "KAWA"
17 Sep (Fri) - 16 Oct (Sat), 2010
at FOIL GALLERY
12:00 - 19:00
Closed on Sunday and National Holiday
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by foiltokyoeg | 2010-09-28 17:06 | FOIL GALLERY

"alive - birth of a tale" at Gallery Factory, Seoul

A group show entitled "alive - birth of a tale" has been run at a Gallery Factory, Seoul. Curated by FOIL GALLERY, this show features 5 up-and-coming Japanese
artists of Ryoko Aoki, Syoin Kajii, Yoichi Nagano, Risa Sato and Masako Suzuki.
As it's finishing this weekend, please visit and enjoy the show
if you are living in / visiting Seoul this week!
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by foiltokyoeg | 2010-09-28 12:35 | FOIL GALLERY

Ryoji Arai's "meta meta"

Ryoji Arai's exhibition just finished last Friday, but during the 1 month period, we welcomed more than 2500 visitors - our gallery record!

Ryoji Arai has established his career as a picture book author since 1990,
and now is regarded as one of the best author in Japan. His characteristic touch of the works have been loved by everyone from children to adults.
However, as embodied in the title "meta" = "beyond" or "higher",
he challenged to himself, by exposing the other side of the artist in this exhibition.

As you can see in these pictures, the gallery space was filled with numerous
drawings as if they links the world in-between canvas works.
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Beyond the frame of works, works freely played around.
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Making the best possible use of the space, Ryoji Arai's "meta meta" exhibition
displayed the charms of the artist in full.

Although the show finished - you can still enjoy the world of Ryoji Arai
with the publication "meta meta"!!!
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by foiltokyoeg | 2010-06-02 17:42 | FOIL GALLERY

Kenshu Shintsubo + Takashi Ikegami "Rugged TimeScape"

Kenshu Shintsubo + Takashi Ikegami's exhibition "Rugged TimeScape" opened
last friday and have already aroused a public response. This is the collaboration
project of photographer Shintsubo Kenshu and a Complex System Science
researcher Ikegami.

The photograph itself looks like a geometric pattern with beautiful colour,
but actually, complex practice is behind it - the photographs in
"Rugged TimeScape" is originally images of fluid objects like lights, smokes, clouds
and forests taken by Shintsubo Kenshu, but once they are converted to
digital image data and applied to an advanced program Ikegami created,
the visuals of the works are radically textualised.

Sound installation by Keiichiro Shibuya + evala, which is also created based
on the photographs' digital data through a particular programming,
will be also shown during this exhibition.

Please do visit us at FOIL GALLERY and "experience" the new possibility
of photography!


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Kenshu Shintsubo + Takashi Ikegami "Rugged TimeScape"
sound : Keiichiro Shibuya (ATAK) + evala (ATAK, port)
13 Mar. (Fri) - 3 Apr. (Sat) 2010
12:00–19:00
Closed on Sunday and National Holiday
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by foiltokyoeg | 2010-03-17 12:35 | FOIL GALLERY

Rinko Kawwauchi's exhibition in Brussels is finishing in 2 weeks!

Rinko Kawauchi's major solo exhibitions simultaneously held in Brussels have welcomed many people so far since its opening in February.

Here some installation views of Argos has arrived at FOIL GALLERY to share
the lively atmosphere.



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Her latest works are also on view at Meessen De Clercq.

Please visit these two venues before you miss such a great opportunity to see
Rinko's both retrospective as well as very latest work at same time!

"Rinko Kawauchi: Transient Wonders, Everyday Bliss
- Photography, Video & Slides 2001-2009"
2 Feb. - 27 Mar. 2010
at ARGOS Center for Art & Media, Brussels


"Iridescence"
29 Jan. - 26 Mar. 2010
at Meessen De Clercq, Brussels
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by foiltokyoeg | 2010-03-17 12:20 | FOIL GALLERY

Hiroyuki Takenouchi "Seasons"

Hiroyuki Takenouchi's solo exhibition "Seasons" has been held for two years already and already picked-up in quite a few articles and blogs.
As he commented, this series has captured "beauty of transience, things never-be-the-same and the changing seasons", surrounding his friend and everyday life.

As this is the very moment season shifts, please do visit our gallery and be provoked by his photographs!

This show will be held till 6th Mar. (Sat).
Open Monday-Saturday, 12:00 - 19:00 / FOIL GALLERY <MAP>


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by foiltokyoeg | 2010-02-25 16:28 | FOIL GALLERY

Kosuke Ichikawa solo exhibition "murmur"

FOIL / FOIL GALLERY's 2010 has started with wonderful exhibition "murmur" with Kosuke Ichikawa's new body of works.

Although it looks just like black and white photograph when its reproduced,
Ichikawa's works are actually "incense painting" made by hand.
Using about 60 types of incense sticks to suit each work and its appropriate
temperature, thickness or marks, Ichikawa produces his works by gradually and
minutely burning the surface of the paper. The blackened part of the canvas
you see is actually the burnout (pigmented or holed) he made.
To our surprise, he does not write any draft to begin with, but finishes up with incense
directly in one spell - even without referencing to photographs and such,
but only tracing the picture of his own memory in mind!

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His exhibition is also reviewed at artforum online.

Kosuke Ichikawa "murmur"
15 January - 6 February, 2010
12:00 - 19:00 / Closed on Sunday
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by foiltokyoeg | 2010-01-27 16:17 | FOIL GALLERY