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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

2009 is finishing in a few days...
Hope 2009 was the great year for you all.

FOIL will be closed for holiday from tomorrow till 4th, January.
(Book's order during the period will be arranged on the 5th!)

Untill then... Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!
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by foiltokyoeg | 2009-12-26 16:34 | All

FOIL 5th Anniversary Special Event: Yoshitomo Nara Talk Show

FOIL will cerebrate its 5th Anniversary this year.
As the special event, we welcomed world-renowned artist Yoshitomo Nara
and held artist talk on a roof of a fashion building in Tokyo on 20th September.

The talk was developed with Yoshitomo Nara and FOIL's director Masakazu Takei
who's been known since Takei edited Nara's book for the first time.
(FOIL also published many of Nara Yoshitomo's books, all of which are
of course best-seller in all over the world!!)
Although he was just returned from Iceland, where he is having an exhibition,
he kindly let us hear variety of interesting stories without showing signs of fatigue.
From the story of their encounter, trips they went together,
their favorite hobbies (particularly the music-lover artist's favorite songs!!)
to about Yoshitomo's lates works and upcoming exhibitions,
it continued about 2 hours as if not coming to the end forever .

In sipite of the evening chill, it seems many of the audience really enjoyed the night.

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To our surprise, Yoshitomo Nara signed them all with such cute illustrations!!
These must be the heirloom...

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by foiltokyoeg | 2009-09-29 17:32 | All

Korean Wave in FOIL

This summer, Korean blast has blown into FOIL.

Firstly, to accompany the major exhibition featuring Korean contemporary art at Marugame Genichiro-Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art, the same titled
exhibition catalogue DOUBLE FANTASY has published in the middle of July.
This first major group exhibition which features very cutting-edge Korean
contemporary art runs till 12 October 2009, and the catalogue is available
at the museum as well as book shops in your town!

Invited a guest curator, Kim Inseon and co-organized with Gallery Factory,
both from Seoul, we also presented a group exhibition of
Korean contemporary art, Made of Layers from 17 July to 8 August.
With the variety of works of 4 artists+duo, this profound, and multi-dimensional
exhibition had fascinated great numbers of visitors here.
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One of the participants, Shin Kiwoun's sensible and beautiful pieces of video work
can still be viewed in the Marugame Museum's show, DOUBLE FANTASY!



To draw to an end to this Korean series, we participated in an art fair
held in a hotel in Busan, ARTO BUSAN ART FAIR.


To make the best of the fair in a hotel we exhibited works, in the entrance,
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on the bed,
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on the window frame,
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or hang on the wall.
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By installing in rather usual, everyday space in stead of formal gallery spaces,
the works show more familiar, casual moods depending on the each
different time of the day, weather and such,
and suggest us how to enjoy the art works as interior objects.
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by foiltokyoeg | 2009-08-20 21:21 | All

This weekend's FOIL

Time flies, half of year 2009 has already passed...

As mentioned before, First book fair for art books in Tokyo, "Zine's Mate"
will start from 10th, Fri, and also a group show "DOUBLE FANTASY: Korean
Contemporary Art" at Marugame Genichiro-Inokuma Museum of
Contemporary Art
will open from 12th, Sun.
(FOIL is publishing the exhibition catalogue to accompany the opening!)

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Here you can see the participating Artist, KDK (Kim Dokyun) newly photographed
the architecture of Marugame Museum for the show!
( right hand side of the poster!)

In this connection, FOIL's summer 2009 is pained "Korea" all over!
Inviting guest curator Kim Inseon and co-organizing Gallery Factory,
both from Seoul, FOIL GALLERY will announce a group show "Made of Layers"
with 5 Korean artists. This exhibition will start from 17th, Fri, July.

In addition, we'll also participate in an Art Fair in Busan,
"ARTO BUSAN ARTO FAIR 2009", which will be the first art fair in Busan held
at newly renovated hotel located in central Busan.
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by foiltokyoeg | 2009-07-08 15:39 | All