“Photographs and Videos”

Activation “Surrounding Construction-910” Concept Space R2, Gunma, Japan 1990 ©︎Kishio Suga photo by Tsuyoshi Satoh

8/ART GALLERY/ Tomio Koyama Gallery (Shibuya Hikarie) is pleased to present “Kishio Suga – Photographs and Videos” introducing photographs and video works as well as documentary footage of the “activation (series).” Also, the film “Being and Murder “(1988-99) directed and written by Suga on the occasion of his solo exhibition at Yokohama Museum of Art will be screened on May 31, from 6:30 pm at 8/ COURT (Shibuya Hikarie). The talk event by Taro Amano (Curator in Chief/ Program Director of Yokohama Civic Art Gallery Azamino) who produced the film is given after the show.

In addition, the exhibition “Kishio Suga Expanded Self-Space”(May 25 – June 30, 2018) will be held concurrently at Tomio Koyama Gallery (Roppongi) featuring a selection of approximately 20 latest works by the artist. Furthermore, his metal sculpture is presented in the solo exhibition “Released Existence on Edges” (May 12 – July 4, 2018) at “THE CLUB” art gallery in GINZA SIX (Ginza).

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Concurrent exhibition:
Kishio Suga“Expanded Self-Space”
Venue:Tomio Koyama Gallery complex665 2F, 6-5-24, Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 106-0032
Date: May 25 – June 30, 2018 11am – 7pm
Closed: Sun., Mon., & National holidays
Opening reception: Friday, May 25, 6-8pm
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“Released Existence on Edges”
Venue:The Club GINZA SIX 6F, 6-10-1 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo #104-0061
Date: May 12 – July 4, 2018
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Artist Profile

Kishio Suga

Kishio Suga was born in Morioka city, Iwate Prefecture in 1944. In 1968 he graduated from the Department of Painting at Tama Art University, and served as a central member of the art movement Mono-ha that took place from the late 1960s to the 1970s. For over 50 years since, Suga has continued to pursue a consistent philosophy and actively develop his artistic practice, paving his own unique path as one of the leading figures of Postwar Japanese art in our times. Even in recent years when the reevaluation of Mono-ha has been gaining much international recognition, he persists in further deepening his contemplation, with his unfaltering passion and enthusiasm for his practice serving to define the presentness of his work.

Since his first solo exhibition in 1968, Suga has presented work on over 400 occasions in numerous exhibitions both within Japan and abroad. Recent years in particular have seen remarkable developments and achievements in his career. In 2016 he held solo exhibitions at Pirelli Foundation’s HangarBiocca in Milan and Dia: Chelsea New York, in addition to a two-person exhibition with Karla Black at The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art in Edinburgh. He was selected for the 57th Venice Biennale, “VIVA ARTE VIVA” in 2017, receiving high acclaim for Law of Situation in which he recreated of one of his early representative works in the form of an installation floating on water. In that same year Suga participated in the group exhibition “Japanorama: New Vision of JAPAN from 1970,”curated by Yuko Hasegawa that was held at the Centre Pompidou-Metz in France.

Suga’s works are also housed in numerous prominent museums throughout the world including the Centre Pompidou, Dia: Chelsea, the Tate Modern, Dallas Museum of Art, M+, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Guggenheim Abu Dhabi, The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo.