New Big Titles

This month, new big titles, internationally acclaimed artist, Yoshitomo Nara's new book "Ceramic Works" and up-and-coming photographer Syoin Kajii"s new photo book "KAWA" has just announced and are now available! Both books features new exploration of the artists (new materials of 'clay' for Nara and new subject matter of 'river' for Kajii), and are must-get books for your autumn's pastime, when is the best season for art!
# by foiltokyoeg | 2010-09-28 15:02 | FOIL

"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!

# 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.

Beyond the frame of works, works freely played around.

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"!!!
# 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!


Kenshu Shintsubo + Takashi Ikegami "Rugged TimeScape"
sound : Keiichiro Shibuya (ATAK) + evala (ATAK, port)
13 Mar. (Fri) - 3 Apr. (Sat) 2010
Closed on Sunday and National Holiday
# 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.


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

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