Seung Woo Back's new book is now on sale!

To accompany with his first major solo show in NY at Gana Art Gallery,
Seung Woo Back's tabloid-type photo book is published from
IANN BOOKS (Seoul) with limited edition of 1,000 copies.
From the limited copies, some limited numbers are now also available at FOIL!

This tabloid book is compiled works from Back's new series Utopia
which shows manipulated images of North Korea with vivid colouring,
as well as Blow-Up, also series of photographs of North Korea
taken like sneak shot (this series can be also viewed in Back's first photo book REAL WORLD).
With the big size of about 50 x 60cm in spread,
this tabloid photo book powerfully shows this Korean artist's concentrated works!

Seung Woo Back Tabloid-type Photo Book "Utopia / Blow-Up"
Price: 2,000 yen (tax excluded) / 515 x 378 mm / 36 pages / Full-colour
*Please contact FOIL for the availability, this is limited-edition book.

From the series "Utopia"


And by which way to fold, you can have 2 version of the cover!

# by foiltokyoeg | 2009-10-08 17:07 | FOIL

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.


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


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

NY Art Book Fair

FOIL is to join The NY Art Book Fair for the first time this year.
There you'll find most of FOIL's publications, as well as be book signing by Rinko Kawauchi!!
If you live in U.S.A., please do come and see us on the spot!

The NY Art Book Fair

P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center
22-25 Jackson Ave at the intersection of 46th Ave
Long Island City, NY 11101

Friday/Saturday, October 2 & 3, 2009, 11am - 7pm
Sunday, October 4, 2009, 11am - 5pm

☆Book Signing by Rinko Kawauchi☆
October 3, Sat, 2009, 3pm-
at FOIL Booth
# by foiltokyoeg | 2009-09-28 21:16 | News

CHAIN RING by Ryoko Aoki

After the long summer-holiday, Ryoko Aoki's solo exhibition "Object Reading" has been running at FOIL GALLEY with great success so far!
Installing also objects like clay dolls and pieces of wood on the floor in addition
to the drawing works on the wall, this fully presents the charms of this artist
with multi-dimensional works.

This solo show will be finishing in two weeks.


To accompany this show, the artist's first collection book
"Chain Ring" is released, which is available at our gallery.


Moreover, special original T-shirts on which her work "Solar Bomb" is printed are also now on sale. Please contact gallery for the availability!! Too cute to miss out!!


# by foiltokyoeg | 2009-09-28 21:11 | FOIL GALLERY

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.

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,

on the bed,

on the window frame,

or hang on the wall.

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.
# by foiltokyoeg | 2009-08-20 21:21 | All