KOHEI NAWA



Kohei Nawa will present his first solo exhibition Aether in New York at Pace’s new flagship gallery.

The exhibition will feature a wider range of Nawa’s work series that have been reworked in recent years. Glass beads of various dimensions are applied on an aluminum base in his new series, “Cell System”, reflecting different surface textures through the lens of the bead spheres. “Blue Seed” uses UV lasers to irradiate the surfaces of translucent panels, producing auto-generative images of cross sections of plant seeds and ovules. Based on the illustration of a man and a woman engraved on the Pioneer plaque from 1972, “Trans-A/E” is made into a sculpture using deep learning technologies to speculate its three dimensional form from randomly sampled vocabularies. The work will be on view for the first time in this exhibition.

Exhibition Period: September 16 (Fri.) – October 22 (Sat.), 2022
Opening Hours: [Monday – Thursday] 10:00 – 18:00 / [Friday] 10:00 – 16:00
Closed: Saturdays, Sundays
Venue: Pace Gallery New York
540 West 25th Street and 510 West 25th Street, New York, United States

photo: Nobutada OMOTE | Sandwich

Aether


Choreographer Damien Jalet and Kohei Nawa will present their performance piece “VESSEL” at Teatro Fonderie Limone in Turin, Italy. In addition, their collaborative film “Mist” will be screened at CINEMA MASSIMO as related work.

■ VESSEL
Date and time: September 9 (Fri.), 2022 / 20:45 –
September 10 (Sat.), 2022 / 20:45 –
Venue: Teatro Fonderie Limone – Sala Grande
Via Pastrengo, 88, 10024 Moncalieri TO, Italy

Choreography : Damien Jalet | Scenography : Kohei Nawa
Dancers : Dancers : Aimilios Arapoglou , Nobuoyoshi Asai , Nao Aerstix , Ruri Mitoh , Francesco Ferrari , Astrid Sweeney , Jun Morii
Music : Marihiko Hara (Special guest: Ryuichi Sakamoto)
Lighting : Yukiko Yoshimoto, Kazuya Yoshida
Stage director : So Ozaki
Production : Sandwich Inc.

■ Mist
Date and time: September 10 (SatFri.), 2022 / 16:00 –
Venue: CINEMA MASSIMO
Via Giuseppe Verdi, 18, 10124 Torino TO, Italy
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Concept / Choreographer / Film director : Damien Jalet
Concept / Set design : Kohei Nawa
Executive film director / Cinematography : Rahi Rezvani
Associate choreographer : Aimilios Arapoglou
Music : Christian Fennesz
Lights : Urs Schönebaum
Costumes : Sruli Recht
Dancers : Scott Fowler, Jon Bond, Isla Clarke, Madoka Kariya, Boston Gallacher, Lydia Bustinduy, Lea Ved, Paxton Ricketts, Yukino Takaura, Donnie Duncan Jr., Surimu Fukushi, Fay van Baar, Nicole Ishimaru, Tess Voelker, Amanda Mortimore, Chloe Albaret, Luca Tessarini, Nicole Ward
Production : Nederlands Dans Theater (NDT)
Co-production : Sandwich Inc.

photo: Yoshikazu INOUE

VESSEL


Nawa’s sculpture “Ether (lava)” was installed at COMICO ART MUSEUM YUFUIN in Oita, Japan.

Opening Hours: 9:30 – 17:30 *Last admission is 16:00
Closed: Every other Wednesday (calendar)
Venue: COMICO ART MUSEUM YUFUIN
2995-1 Yufuincho Kawakami, Yufu City, Oita 879-5102, Japan

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COMICO ART MUSEUM YUFUIN
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Nawa's sculpture “Trans-Double Yana(Mirror)” is on view at the Marunouchi Street Gallery, a project exhibiting modern sculptures and works of contemporary art along Marunouchi Nakadori Avenue in Tokyo.
 

Exhibition Period: until 31 March (Mon.), 2025  (TBD)
Venue: 4, 2 Chome, Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0005, Japan
 

Marunouchi Street Gallery
 
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Damien Jalet and Kohei Nawa’s collaborative film “Mist” will be screened at the Austrian Film Museum as part of the Vienna International Dance Festival ImPulsTanz.

 

Date and time: August 6 (Sat.), 2022 / 20:30 -
Venue: Austrian Film Museum
Augustinerstraße 1, 1010 Vienna, Austria
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Concept / Choreographer / Film director : Damien Jalet
Concept / Set design : Kohei Nawa
Executive film director / Cinematography : Rahi Rezvani
Associate choreographer : Aimilios Arapoglou
Music : Christian Fennesz
Lights : Urs Schönebaum
Costumes : Sruli Recht

 

Dancers : Scott Fowler, Jon Bond, Isla Clarke, Madoka Kariya, Boston Gallacher, Lydia Bustinduy, Lea Ved, Paxton Ricketts, Yukino Takaura, Donnie Duncan Jr., Surimu Fukushi, Fay van Baar, Nicole Ishimaru, Tess Voelker, Amanda Mortimore, Chloe Albaret, Luca Tessarini, Nicole Ward

 

Production : Nederlands Dans Theater (NDT)
Co-production : Sandwich Inc.

 

photo: ©Rahi Rezvani 2021

 

Mist

 
As part of MAM Collection 015: Welcome to the Fairyland, Nawa's sculpture “PixCell-Kannon#7” will be on view at Mori Art Museum.

 

Exhibition Period: June 29 [Wed.] - November 6 [Sun.], 2022
Opening Hours: 10:00-22:00 (Last Admission: 21:30)
*10:00-17:00 on Tuesdays (Last Admission: 16:30)
Venue: Mori Art Museum
53F, Roppongi Hills Mori Tower, 6-10-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0032, Japan

 

MAM Collection 015: Welcome to the Fairyland

 
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Kohei Nawa will present his solo exhibition Generative Interface at Towada Art Center, Aomori, Japan.

 

The exhibition includes his sculpture “PixCell-Deer#52", the “Esquisse” series of drawings from his graduate student days, and the “White Code” series in which drops of paint of controlled viscosity form a sign-like pattern on the canvas.

 

Exhibition Period: June 18 [Sat.] - November 20 [Sun.], 2022
Opening Hours: 9:00 ‒ 17:00  *Last admission is 16:30
Closed: Mondays *If Monday is a national holiday, the following Tuesday will be closed.
Venue: Towada Art Center
10-9 Nishi-Nibancho, Towada-shi, Aomori 034-0082, Japan

 

Organized by: Towada Art Center
Special Support: Nanjo and Associates Group
Exhibition Sponsors: Tezuka Kiyoshi (kōjin kyoto), Fujinami Katsuyuki (President, VB Japan Technology Co., Ltd.)
Exhibition Support: Warehouse TERRADA, First Plywood Co., Ltd., Aomori Plywood Co., Ltd., Hoshino Resorts Oirase Keiryu Hotel
Supported by: Asahi Broadcasting Aomori Co., Ltd., Aomori Broadcasting, Corporation, Aomori Television, Broadcasting Co., Ltd., The Daily-Tohoku Shimbun Inc., The To-o Nippo Press, and Towada City Board of Education

 

photo: Nobutada OMOTE | Sandwich

 

Generative Interface

 
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Kohei Nawa will present his solo exhibition PixCell_Moment, featuring photography, painting, and sculpture, also marking his first solo show in the Bay Area since his gallery exhibition at Pace in 2018.

 

Exhibition Period : May 13 [Fri.] - July 1 [Fri.], 2022
Opening Reception:17:00 - 18:30 on May 12 [Thu.], 2022
*Kohei will be at the gallery only on May 12.
Opening Hours: 11:00 ‒ 18:00 *12:00 - 17:00 on Saturdays
Closed: Mondays, Sundays
Venue: Pace Gallery Palo Alto
229 Hamilton Avenue Palo Alto, CA 94301, U.S.A

 

photo: Nobutada OMOTE | Sandwich

 

PixCell_Moment

 
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Kohei Nawa's solo exhibition Fountain at Ginza Tsutaya Books GINZA ATRIUM has been extended until May 8.

 

To mark the launch of a book associated with the performance works “VESSEL”, “Mist”, and “Planet [wanderer]” produced with choreographer Damien Jalet, Nawa presents related two-dimensional works. In addition, the exhibition includes silkscreen prints from his “Esquisse” series—based on drawings from the very start of his career—and “Fountain” sculpture.

 

Exhibition Period: until 8 May [Sun.], 2022
Opening Hours: 11:00 - 20:00
Venue: Ginza Tsutaya Books GINZA ATRIUM (GINZA SIX 6F)
6-10-1 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0061, Japan
Organization: Ginza Tsutaya Books
Cooperation: DMM.com LLC, Slab Corp., Sandwich Inc.

 

photo: Kenryou Gu | Sandwich

 

Fountain

 
OKETA COLLECTION - Mariage

Nawa will participate in the upcoming exhibition OKETA COLLECTION - Mariage held at WHAT MUSEUM, Tokyo, Japan. His sculpture “PixCell-Deer#48” will be on show.

 

Exhibition Period: 28 April [Thu.] - 3 July [Sun.], 2022
Opening Hours: 11:00 - 18:00 *Last entry: 17:00
Closed: Mondays *If Monday is a national holiday, the following Tuesday will be closed.
Venue: WHAT MUSEUM 2F
G BLDG 2-6-10, Higashi-Shinagawa, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo 140-002, Japan

 

OKETA COLLECTION - Mariage

 
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We are pleased to announce the publication of the book VESSEL / Mist / Planet [wanderer] associated with the performance trilogy produced by choreographer Damien Jalet and sculptor Kohei Nawa.

 

After its premiere in 2016, “VESSEL” toured 11 cities in 7 countries, “Mist” was presented in 2022 as a video work by filmmaker Rahi Rezvani, and “Planet [wanderer]” was premiered in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2021.

 

In addition to photographs of the trilogy, the book includes interviews with Jalet and Nawa, reviews of each piece, and other information to decipher the world of the works.

 

■ Book details
Publisher: Culture Convenience Club Co., Ltd.
Sale by: Bijutsu Shuppan-sha Co., Ltd.
Price: JPY 11,000 (tax included)
Size: 357×260mm
Pages: 168
ISBN: 978-4-568-20281-6
Publish date: 2 May, 2022
Pre-sale date at Ginza Tsutaya Books : 16 April, 2022

 

■ Special edition
Entries for the limited special edition with the new multiple work “Orbit” will be accepted at OIL by Bijutsu Techo after the exhibition Fountain. Details will be released on April 30.

 

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“Orbit” is a new method of “photographic sculpture” created by “photographing” the scene of a virtual 3D space in which the world of the performance trilogy is expressed, and then using a computer-controlled drill mill to cut a sheet of aluminum.

 

*The book itself is the same for both the special edition and the general one.

 

VESSEL / Mist / Planet [wanderer]

 
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Kohei Nawa will present a solo exhibition Fountain at Ginza Tsutaya Books GINZA ATRIUM, Tokyo, Japan.

 

To mark the launch of a book associated with the performance works “VESSEL”, “Mist”, and “Planet [wanderer]” produced with choreographer Damien Jalet, Nawa will exhibit related two-dimensional works. In addition, the exhibition includes silkscreen prints from his “Esquisse” series—based on drawings from the very start of his career—and the “Fountain” sculpture. Several exhibits are shown in public for the first time. Taken as a whole, this presentation represents the development of Kohei Nawa’s thinking from early days to the present, and hints at the cross-genre connections between his two-dimensional, three-dimensional, and performance works.

 

Exhibition Period: 16 April [Sat.] - 8 May [Sun.], 2022
Opening Hours: 11:00 - 20:00
Venue: Ginza Tsutaya Books GINZA ATRIUM (GINZA SIX 6F)
6-10-1 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0061, Japan
Organization: Ginza Tsutaya Books
Cooperation: DMM.com LLC, Slab Corp., Sandwich Inc.

 

Fountain

 
Nawa will participate in N/World, a group exhibition celebrating the first anniversary of MtK Contemporary Art in Kyoto.

 

Exhibition Period : 3 March [Thu.] - 3 April [Sun.], 2022
Opening Hours : 10:00 - 18:00
Closed : Mondays
Venue : MtK Contemporary Art
20-1 Okazaki Minamigoshocho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8334, Japan

 

N/World

 
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ARTISTS' FAIR KYOTO 2022, an artist-led art fair in Kyoto, will be held from March 5.
Kohei Nawa will participate in the first exhibition by the advisory board held at Otowa-san Kiyomizu-dera.

 

◼︎ Main Venue
Dates: 5 March [Sat.] and 6 March [Sun.], 2022
Opening Hours: 10:00 - 18:00
Venue: ①The Museum of Kyoto Annex
Sanjo-Takakura, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8183, Japan
②The Kyoto Shimbun Bldg. B1F
239 Shoshoicho, Ebisugawa-agaru, Karasuma-dori, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-0862, Japan

◼︎ Otowa-san Kiyomizu-dera
Dates: 5 March [Sat.] - 13 March [Sun.], 2022
Opening Hours: 10:00 - 17:00
Venue: Otowa-san Kiyomizu-dera
294, 1-Chome, Kiyomizu, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0862, Japan

 

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ARTISTS’ FAIR KYOTO 2022

 
Esquisse

Nawa's solo exhibition Esquisse will be held at Gallery Nomart, Osaka. In this exhibition, drawings from the early stages of Nawa's career will be on view.

 

Exhibition Period : 29 January [Sat.] - 19 February [Sat.], 2022
Opening Hours : 13:00 - 19:00
Closed : Sundays, National holidays
Venue : Gallery Nomart
3-5-22, Nagata, Joto-ku, Osaka, 536-0022 Japan

 

Esquisse

 
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Kohei Nawa will participate in an exhibition Range of the Senses: What It Means to “Experience” Today held at the National Museum of Art, Osaka. Nawa will exhibit his new print works.

 

Exhibition Period: 8 February [Tue.] - 22 May [Sun.], 2022
Opening Hours: 10:00 - 17:00
*10:00 - 20:00 on Fridays and Saturdays.
*Last entry 30 minutes before closing.
Closed: Mondays
*Open on 21 March and 2 May / Closed on 22 March
Venue: The National Museum of Art, Osaka
4-2-55 Nakanoshima, Kita-ku, Osaka 530-0005, Japan

 

Artists: Takehiro Iikawa, Yasuko Iba, Hajime Imamura, Oscar Oiwa, Kodai Nakahara, Kohei Nawa, Yasuhiro Fujiwara

 

photo: Shigefumi Kato

 

Range of the Senses: What It Means to “Experience” Today

 
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Damien Jalet and Kohei Nawa’s new collaborative film “Mist”, created for the Dutch dance company “Nederlands Dans Theater (NDT)” as part of their 60th-anniversary project, will be released. The film will be broadcast on the 6th, 7th, and 8th of January.

 

◼︎Online broadcasts
Dates : 6 January [Thu.] 20:00 (CET)
7 January [Fri.] 12:00 / 20:00 (CET)
8 January [Sat.] 12:00 / 20:00 (CET)
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Concept / Choreographer / Film director : Damien Jalet
Concept / Set design : Kohei Nawa
Executive film director / Cinematography : Rahi Rezvani
Associate choreographer : Aimilios Arapoglou
Music : Christian Fennesz
Lights : Urs Schönebaum
Costumes : Sruli Recht

 

Dancers : Scott Fowler, Jon Bond, Isla Clarke, Madoka Kariya, Boston Gallacher, Lydia Bustinduy, Lea Ved, Paxton Ricketts, Yukino Takaura, Donnie Duncan Jr., Surimu Fukushi, Fay van Baar, Nicole Ishimaru, Tess Voelker, Amanda Mortimore, Chloe Albaret, Luca Tessarini, Nicole Ward

 

Production : Nederlands Dans Theater (NDT)
Co-production : Sandwich Inc.
Support  : Ammodo

 

photo : ©Rahi Rezvani 2021

 
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Kohei Nawa's solo exhibition TORNSCAPE at SCAI THE BATHHOUSE in Tokyo has ended on December 18th.

 

On December 16th and 18th, Japanese dancer Min Tanaka performed “Ba Odori”, inspired by Nawa's “Tornscape” installation work.

 

《Tornscape》
Program: Ryo Shiraki
Sound scape: Marihiko Hara

 

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Nawa’s print works “Meat 1” and “Meat 2” is on exhibit at the group show Treasure 1 held at Gallery Nomart, Osaka, Japan.

 

Exhibition Period : until 13 November [Sat.], 2021
Hours : 13:00 - 19:00
Closed : Sundays, National holidays
Venue : Gallery Nomart
3-5-22, Nagata, Joto-ku, Osaka 536-0022 Japan

 

Treasure 1

 
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Damien Jalet and Kohei Nawa's new creation “Planet [wanderer]” will be on tour in Europe.

 

◼︎Planet [wanderer] – Sankt Pölten
Dates : 2021年12月4日 (土) 19:30 –
Venue : Festspielhaus St. Pölten
Kulturbezirk 2, 3100 St. Pölten, Austria
website→Cancelled

 

◼︎Planet [wanderer] - Cannes
Dates : 2021年12月11日 (土) 20:30 -
Venue : Palais des Festivals et des Congrès de Cannes - Grand Auditorium
Palais des Festivals et des Congrès, 1 Bd de la Croisette, 06400 Cannes, France
website→Cancelled

 

◼︎Planet [wanderer] - Rennes
Dates : 2022年1月12日 (水) - 1月15日(土) ※全4公演
Venue : Théâtre National de Bretagne - Rennes
1 Rue Saint-Hélier, 35040 Rennes, France
website

 

《Planet [wanderer] Project》
Choreography : Damien Jalet   |   Scenography : Kohei Nawa
Lighting : Yukiko Yoshimoto
Assistant to the choreography : Alexandra Hoàng Gilbert
Music : Tim Hecker
Dancers : Shawn Ahern, Kim Amankwaa, Aimilios Arapoglou, Francesco Ferrari, Vinson Fraley, Christina Guieb, Astrid Sweeney, Ema Yuasa

 

Production : Théâtre National de Chaillot
Co-production : Sandwich Inc., Théâtre National de Bretagne, Festpielhaus St Pölten, Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre, ROHM Theatre Kyoto, Kyoto Art Center, Opera de Rouen Normandie

 

Special support: Grand Marble, MATSUSHIMA HOLDINGS CO.,LTD.

 
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Nawa's solo exhibition TORNSCAPE is held at SCAI THE BATHHOUSE in Tokyo, Japan.

 

Video installation “Tornscape”, fluids with different properties twist and turn together, continually reacting and transforming in a virtual landscape that covers an entire wall. In the underlying digital simulation, parameters representing factors such as wind speed and the mass and coefficient of the friction of particles have been configured based on meteorological and physical data, and manifest as the motion of countless particles. Inspired by writings that describe disasters and epidemics from 800 years ago, this work depicts a world of transience, like bubbles on a stream, resonating with the times in which we live today. TORNSCAPE will present this immersive video and sound installation along with his new works including “Dune”, a series of works evoking the earth’s surface and its atmosphere through physical properties of paints.

 

◼︎TORNSCAPE
Exhibition Period : until 18 December [Sat.], 2021
Opening Hours : 12:00 - 18:00 *Reservation required
Closed : Sundays, Mondays, National holidays
Venue : SCAI THE BATHHOUSE
Kashiwayu-Ato, 6-1-23 Yanaka, Taito-ku, Tokyo 110-0001, Japan

 

《Tornscape》
Program: Ryo Shiraki
Sound scape: Marihiko Hara

 

TORNSCAPE

 
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Kohei Nawa’s solo exhibition MOMENT, currently held at SCAI PARK in Tokyo, Japan, will run until November 13.

 

At this show, his new photo series “Moment Photography” is on view. Stretched in a single direction, these images taken from fast-moving viewpoints capture a series of moments in which the subject has lost its substance.

 

◼︎MOMENT
Exhibition Period : until 13 November [Sat.], 2021
Opening Hours : 12:00 - 18:00
Closed : Sundays, Mondays, National holidays (Open on 7 November)
Venue :  SCAI PARK
TERRADA Art Complex 5F, 1-33-10 Higashi Shinagawa, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo 140-0002, Japan

 

MOMENT

 
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Kohei Nawa's solo exhibitions TORNSCAPE (Yanaka, SCAI THE BATHHOUSE) and MOMENT (Tennozu, SCAI PARK) will be held at two venues of SCAI THE BATHHOUSE in Tokyo, Japan.

 

In Nawa’s video installation “Tornscape”, fluids with different properties twist and turn together, continually reacting and transforming in a virtual landscape that covers an entire wall. In the underlying digital simulation, parameters representing factors such as wind speed and the mass and coefficient of the friction of particles have been configured based on meteorological and physical data, and manifest as the motion of countless particles. Inspired by writings that describe disasters and epidemics from 800 years ago, this work depicts a world of transience, like bubbles on a stream, resonating with the times in which we live today. TORNSCAPE (SCAI THE BATHHOUSE) will present this immersive video and sound installation along with his new works including “Dune”, a series of works evoking the earth’s surface and its atmosphere through physical properties of paints.

 

At MOMENT (SCAI PARK), his new photo series “Moment Photography” will be on view. Stretched in a single direction, these images taken from fast-moving viewpoints capture a series of moments in which the subject has lost its substance.

 

《Tornscape》
Program: Ryo Shiraki
Sound scape: Marihiko Hara

 

 

◼︎TORNSCAPE
Exhibition Period : 2 November [Tue.] – 18 December [Sat.], 2021
Opening Hours : 12:00 - 18:00 *Reservation required
Closed : Sundays, Mondays, National holidays
Venue : SCAI THE BATHHOUSE
Kashiwayu-Ato, 6-1-23 Yanaka, Taito-ku, Tokyo 110-0001, Japan
TORNSCAPE

◼︎MOMENT
Exhibition Period : 30 October [Sat.] – 13 November [Sat.], 2021
Opening Hours : 12:00 - 18:00
Closed : Sundays, Mondays, National holidays (Open on 7 November)
Venue :  SCAI PARK
TERRADA Art Complex 5F, 1-33-10 Higashi Shinagawa, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo 140-0002, Japan
 MOMENT

 
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Damien Jalet and Kohei Nawa will premiere their new creation “Planet [wanderer]” at the Théâtre National de Chaillot in Paris, France.

 

Expanding on the context of their previous collaboration “VESSEL”, which depicted the cycle of life and the world of Yomi (Hades), “Planet [wanderer]” presents a poetic exploration of the powerful yet fragile relationship between humanity and their planet in “Ashihara no Nakatsukuni” (the world between heaven and hell, i.e., our world).

 

Dates : 15 September [Wed.] - 30 September [Thu.], 2019 *11 performances
Venue : Chaillot – Théâtre national de la Danse
1 place du Trocadéro, Paris 75116, France

 

 

《Planet [wanderer] Project》
Choreography : Damien Jalet   |   Scenography : Kohei Nawa
Lighting : Yukiko Yoshimoto
Assistant to the choreography : Alexandra Hoàng Gilbert
Music : Tim Hecker
Dancers : Shawn Ahern, Kim Amankwaa, Aimilios Arapoglou, Francesco Ferrari, Vinson Fraley, Christina Guieb, Astrid Sweeney, Ema Yuasa

 

Production : Théâtre National de Chaillot
Co-production : Sandwich Inc., Théâtre National de Bretagne, Festpielhaus St Pölten, Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre, ROHM Theatre Kyoto, Kyoto Art Center, Opera de Rouen Normandie

 

Special support: Grand Marble, MATSUSHIMA HOLDINGS CO.,LTD.

 

Planet [wanderer]

 
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Commemorating the 10th anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake, Reborn-Art Festival 2021-22will be held under the theme of “Altruism and Fluidity”. Visitors will be able to see Kohei Nawa's “White Deer (Oshika)”, a permanent installation in the Oginohama area of the Oshika Peninsula, Miyagi, Japan.

 

[ Summer ]
Exhibition Period : 11 August [Wed.] - 26 September [Sun.], 2021
Venue : Central Ishinomaki, Oshika Peninsula (Momonoura, Oginohama, Kozumi, Ayukawa),
Around Onagawa Station, Miyagi Prefecture
*Closed on 18 August [Wed.], 1 September [Wed.], 15 September. [Wed.]

 

[ Spring ]
Exhibition Period : 23 April [Sat.] - 5 June [Sun.], 2022
Venue : Ishinomaki Area

 

Reborn-Art Festival

 
Nawa’s sculpture “PixCell-Deer#17” will be exhibited within a show Living in symbiosis with Forest and Water, organized by the Nagano Prefectural Art Museum, Nagano, Japan.

 

Exhibition Period : 28 August [Sat.] - 3 November [Wed.], 2021
Opening Hours : 10:00 - 17:00  *Last admission is 16:30.
Closed : Wednesdays (3 November will be opened.)
Venue : Nagano Prefectural Art Museum
1-4-4 Hakoshimizu, Nagano 380-0801, Japan

 

collection of Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo

 

Living in symbiosis with Forest and Water

 
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Nawa's work is shown in No Side, a group show held by artists who were members of the rugby clubs of Tokyo University of the Arts and Kyoto City University of Arts in the late 1990s and early 2000s.

 

Exhibition Period : 21 July [Wed.] - 2 August [Mon.], 2021
Opening Hours : 10:00 - 19:00  *until 17:00 on August 2nd.
Venue : Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi Main Store, Contemporary gallery on 6th Floor of the Main building
1-4-1, Nihonbashimuromachi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 103-8001, Japan

 

No Side

 
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MonET (Museum on Echigo-Tsumari) will be reopened on July 22. For this occasion, the museum commissioned Kohei Nawa's “Force” installation. The work will be exhibited as a part of the permanent collection of the museum.

 

Inauguration Date : 22 July [Thu.], 2021
Opening Hours : 10:00 - 17:00 (It may be changed during the Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale)
Venue : MonET (Museum on Echigo-Tsumari)
6 Hon-cho, Tokamachi-shi, Niigata, 948-0003, Japan

 

Installation view,  “Japanorama. A new vision on art since 1970,”  Centre Pompidou-Metz, Metz, France
©Centre Pompidou-Metz / photo: Jacqueline Trichard

 

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Kohei Nawa will present a solo exhibition Wandering at Taka Ishii Gallery Photography / Film in Tokyo, Japan. This exhibition marks his first solo presentation with the gallery and features approximately 25 prints from among the numerous photographs he had taken while a student at Kyoto City University of Arts.

 

“When I started studying at the sculpture department of Kyoto City University of Arts, I went through a certain period in which I didn’t quite know what I wanted to do as an artist. It was at this time that I began taking photographs with a second-hand camera that I came across in my boarding house.

 

The photos that I took while wandering around the city as my interests dictated had been stowed away for over twenty years in a cardboard box in my parents’ home, and I had never particularly looked back on them until now.

 

In those days I had taken on the attitude of passively observing the city’s streets, its people, and the atmosphere of the times as a distanced onlooker. However, every now and again in these photographs I find glimpses of the things that had fascinated and impulsively attracted my attention.”   Kohei Nawa, May 2021

 

Exhibition Period : 5 June [Sat.] - 3 July [Sat.], 2021
Opening Hours : 12:00 - 18:00
Closed : Sundays, Mondays, and National holidays
Venue : Taka Ishii Gallery Photography / Film
AXIS building 2F, 5-17-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0032, Japan
Cooperation : SCAI THE BATHHOUSE

 

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Nawa's sculpture “PixCell-Deer#52” is on show at Towada Art Center, Aomori, Japan. This artwork is on loan from a private collection, and it will be exhibited in the new space of the museum until September 2023.

 

Exhibition Period : until September 2023
Opening Hours : 9:00 - 17:00 (Admission until 30 minutes before closing)
Closed : Mondays (Except for National Holidays on Monday, in which case the Art Center is open on the holiday and closed the following Tuesday instead)
Venue : Towada Art Center
〒034-0082 10-9 Nishi-Nibancho, Towada-shi, Aomori, Japan

 

photo: Kuniya Oyamada

 

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The Meiji Jingu Forest Festival of Art will be held in the Meiji Jingu forest to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Meiji Shrine. Kohei Nawa's sculpture “Throne (g/p_pyramid)” will be presented within the group exhibition Kiinseido.

 

Exhibition Period : 25 March [Thu.] - 30 May [Sun.], 2021
Opening Hours : 11:00 - 16:30 (*Last admission 16:00)
Closed : Thursdays (*March 25th and April 29th will be opened)
Venue : Homotsuden Treasure Museum, Meiji Jingu
1-1 Yoyogikamizonocho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 151-8557, Japan
Cooperation : Agency for Cultural Affairs, Japan Arts Council, Meiji Jingu Forest Festival of Art Committee, General Incorporated Association Art Powers Japan

 

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Sandwich has been in charge of the art direction of “REF Kyoto Hachijoguchi by VESSEL HOTELS”, which opened on March 1st. Artworks by artists of the Kyoto art scene are displayed throughout the hotel.

 

Venue : REF Kyoto Hachijoguchi by VESSEL HOTELS
57 Higashikujo Muromachi, Minami Ward, Kyoto 601-8001, Japan
Reservation : https://www.vessel-hotel.jp/ref/kyoto/
TEL : +81-75-662-7001

 

Participating Artists:Mizuki Ashikawa, Azusa Ishihara, Nanami Inoue, Yasuko Iba, Hideki Kimura, Kodai Nakahara, Ryoichi Fujisaki, Chie Matsui, Yuzuho Matsuoka, Moeko Miyazaki, Kohei Yamada, Naosuke Wada

 

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From April 12th, Kohei Nawa will present Metamorphosis Garden, a new installation depicting a “World where life and matter coexist in the ambiguous existence of their boundary” in the atrium of GINZA SIX in Tokyo, Japan. This installation will be exhibited for one year.

 

Exhibition Period : 12 April [Mon.], 2021 - April, 2022 (TBD)
Opening Hours : [Store & Cafe] 10:30 - 20:30
[Restaurant] 11:00 - 23:00
*Some stores and restaurants have different operating hours. Please check the official website for details.
Closed : Irregular holidays
Venue : GINZA SIX 2F atrium
6-10-1, Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0061, Japan
Cooperation (AR Project) : KDDI au Design project[ARTS & CULTURE PROGRAM]

 

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As MtK Contemporary Art is holding its very first exhibition, we are pleased to present TAIYO, a group show by Kengo Kito, Daisuke Oba, and Kohei Nawa.

 

Exhibition Period : 20 March [Sat.] - 9 May [Saun.], 2021
Opening Hours : 11:00 - 18:00
Closed : Mondays
Venue : MtK Contemporary Art
20-1 Okazaki Minamigoshocho, Sakyo Ward, Kyoto, 606-8334, Japan
Cooperation : SCAI THE BATHHOUSE, Sandwich Inc.

 

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Kohei Nawa's solo exhibition Oracle, currently held at GYRE GALLERY in Tokyo, Japan, will run until Ja nua ry31st.
This exhibition presents nine series including new works, with many of the works created last year. There are only a few days left, so please take this opportunity to visit the exhibition.

 

Exhibition Period : until 31 January [Sun.], 2021
Opening Hours : 11:00 - 20:00
*Restricted admission to avoid overcrowding
Venue : GYRE GALLERY
GYRE 3F, 5-10-1 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0001, Japan
Cooperation : SCAI THE BATHHOUSE, GRAND MARBLE, HiRAO INC, Sandwich Inc.

 

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Up_01, the first exhibition of a series introducing up-and-coming artists from Kyoto, will be held at GINZA TSUTAYA BOOKS, GINZA ATRIUM in Tokyo.
The exhibiting artists have been mainly selected among the graduate students and graduates of the seminars conducted by Kito, Ohaba, and Nawa at Kyoto University of Art and Design. This exhibition series aims at taking them to a deserved next level of recognition.

Kyoto is famous for its intergenerational connections and a network of art colleges, which has led to a thriving dialogue among artists and the creation of a unique cultural sphere in contemporary art. This exhibition will present the latest works of young artists from the Kyoto art scene, for the first time in Tokyo.

 

Exhibition Period : 14 January [Thu.] - 21 January [Thu.], 2021

*Exhibition periods are subject to change

Hours : 10:00 - 22:30

Venue : GINZA TSUTAYA BOOKS, GINZA ATRIUM

GINZA SIX 6F, 6-10-1, Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0061, Japan

Organization : CCC Artlab Co.,Ltd., GINZA TSUTAYA BOOKS

Cooperation : ONIDAIMYOU, Sandwich Inc.

Contact : +81(0)3 3575 7755 / info.ginza@ccc.co.jp

 

Participating Artists : Shiya Imanishi, Yurina Okada, Kengo Kito, Yuki Saegusa, Mika Shinagawa, Kanako Shintaku, Kohei Nawa, Kohei Yamada, Mio Yamato, Naosuke Wada

 

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Nawa’s sculpture “PixCell-Toy-Deer (couple)” is on exhibit at the group show Self Portrait held at Gallery Nomart, Osaka, Japan.

 

Exhibition Period : until 26 December [Sat.], 2020
Venue : Gallery Nomart
3-5-22, Nagata, Joto-ku, Osaka 536-0022 Japan
Hours : 13:00 - 19:00
Closed : Sundays, National holidays

 

photo: Nobutada OMOTE | Sandwich

 

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Kohei Nawa presents a solo exhibition Oracle at GYRE GALLERY in Omotesando, Tokyo. This exhibition consists of nine series including new works, with many of the works created this year.

 

Exhibition Period : until 31 January [Sun.], 2021
Opening Hours : 11:00 - 20:00
*Restricted admission to avoid overcrowding
Venue : GYRE GALLERY
GYRE 3F, 5-10-1 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0001, Japan
Cooperation : SCAI THE BATHHOUSE, GRAND MARBLE, HiRAO INC, Sandwich Inc.

 

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KDDI and Kohei Nawa | Sandwich have developed a new iOS application “AR x ART KOHEI NAWA” that uses the latest AR technology and 5G.

 

With this application, we aim at offering a new art experience by establishing a method of expression that combines AR technology and art. Using advanced technologies such as LiDAR scanner and Indoor Mapping, we will offer three contents that expand the concept of sculpture.

 

-“PixCell_AR” transforms objects into “PixCell” in real-time.  (To be released in December 2020 or later.)
-“AR × ART COLLECTION”, enables you to place AR “multiple” works in the real world.
-“White Deer_AR” invites you to an art journey to find “White Deer”.

 

*This project is part of the “augART” project, jointly promoted by KDDI and The Chain Museum.

 

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The Meiji Jingu Shrine will celebrate the 100th anniversary of its enthronement on November 1st, and is holding special nighttime prayers from October 30th to November 1st, where “Ho / Oh” can be seen at night. The exhibition of "Ho / Oh" will be on display for the remaining four days until November 3rd.

 
Along with visiting Meiji Jingu, we invite you to take a look at Kohei's solo exhibition Oracle at GYRE GALLERY in Omotesando, Tokyo. This exhibition consists of nine series including new works, with many of the works created this year.

 
◼️Ho / Oh
Exhibition Period : until 3 November [Tue.], 2020
Opening Hours : Following the opening/closing time of the gate at Meiji Jingu
Venue : South Gate, Meiji Jingu
1-1 Yoyogikamizonocho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 151-8557, Japan
Cooperation : Daimaru Matsuzakaya Department Stores Co.Ltd., Daimaru Shinsaibashi Store
WEBSITE

 
◼️White Deer (Meiji Jingu)
Exhibition Period : until 13 December [Sun.], 2020
Opening Hours : Following the opening/closing time of the gate at Meiji Jingu
Venue : In front of the Meiji Jingu Museum, Meiji Jingu
1-1 Yoyogikamizonocho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 151-8557, Japan
WEBSITE

 
◼️Oracle
Exhibition Period : until 31 January [Sun.], 2021
Opening Hours : 11:00 - 20:00
*Restricted admission to avoid overcrowding
Venue : GYRE GALLERY
GYRE 3F, 5-10-1 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0001, Japan
Cooperation : SCAI THE BATHHOUSE, GRAND MARBLE, HiRAO INC, Sandwich Inc.
WEBSITE

 

photo: Nobutada OMOTE | Sandwich
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Sandwich was in charge of the art direction for “HOTEL ANTEROOM SEOUL”, which opened on October 22nd.
“ANTEROOM” has been developing unique hotels in various cities where guests can experience art and culture by introducing young artists connected with the local area, under the direction of curatorial unit ONIDAIMYOU (Kengo Kito, Daisuke Oba, and Kohei Nawa).
This is the third "HOTEL ANTEROOM" following Kyoto and Naha, and is located in Seoul's fashion district. We have selected artists from South Korea and Japan who have a visual impact to reach fashion-conscious people.
From November 6, TRANSDUCER, an exhibition by young Korean artist Sungyong Bea and Japanese composer Marihiko Hara will be held at the gallery space GALLERY 9.5 SEOUL connected to the hotel.
Venue : HOTEL ANTEROOM SEOUL
153 Dosandaero, Gangnam-gu, Seoul 06037, Korea
Reservation : https://be.wingsbooking.com/en/HTR1?
TEL : +82-2-542-2300
Participating Artists : Daisuke Ohba, Kengo Kito, Asami Kiyokawa, Mika Shinagawa, Takuro Tamura, Fumika Tsuchitori, Morihiko Hara,  Sungyong Bea, Akihiro Miki

 
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Exhibition Period :  6 November [Fri.] - 20 December, 2020
Opening Hours : 10:00 - 20:00
Venue : GALLERY 9.5 SEOUL
HOTEL ANTEROOM SEOUL B2F, 153 Dosandaero, Gangnam-gu, Seoul 06037, Korea

 

Photo: Nacasa & Partners

 

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Sandwich's art-directed exhibition ANTEROOM NAHA_Phase 2020 at HOTEL ANTEROOM NAHA will be extended until the end of November. Artworks by young artists from Okinawa, Kyoto, and Tokyo will be displayed throughout the hotel.

 

Venue : HOTEL ANTEROOM NAHA
3-27, Maejima, Naha City 900-0016 Okinawa, Japan
Reservation : https://asp.hotel-story.ne.jp/ver3d/planlist.asp?hcod1=6A050&hcod2=001&mode=seek&clrmode=true&reffrom=
TEL : +81-98-860-515

 

Participating Artists : Saki Inamoto, Nanami Inoue, Taisei Otsuka, Yurina Okada, Kota Kamida, Toru Kamiya, Kengo Kito, Nanako Kinjo, Yu Kurosaka, Erika Kobayashi, Daichi Sato, Mika Shinagawa, Kanako Shintaku, Masahasu Shin, Tomohiro Takahashi, Rie Tanji, Narumi Tsubakino, Sango Terada, Ena Nagao, Kohei Nawa, Marihiko Hara, Misaki Hirokawa, Atsuki Fujimoto, Aoi Horiguchi, Yuzuho Matsuoka, Koga Miura, Nao Mie, Saya Mimura, Moeko Miyazaki, Eri Yagi, Mio Yamato, yang02, Taena Yoshida, Yuto Yonemura

 

Photo: Nacasa & Partners

 

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Nawa’s sculpture will be on exhibit at the group show Self Portrait held at Gallery Nomart, Osaka, Japan.

Exhibition Period : 14 November [Sat.] - 26 December [Sat.], 2020
Venue : Gallery Nomart
3-5-22, Nagata, Joto-ku, Osaka 536-0022 Japan
Hours : 13:00 - 19:00
Closed : Sundays, National holidays

 

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Kohei Nawa presents his solo exhibition Oracle at GYRE GALLERY and “Ho / Oh” in the Centennial Celebration of the Establishment of Meiji Jingu from tomorrow, October 23rd.

The current pandemic made international travels problematic, but mostly gave him the opportunity to spend time in the studio and work on a variety of new creations: this show reveals a selection of the pieces born from his latest experimentations, including “Dune”, paintings in which he produced complex materiality and textures by combining multiple art media, paints and oils, and “Blue Seed” using UV lasers and special pigments.

This exhibition coincides with the Centennial Celebration of the Establishment of Meiji Jingu in which Nawa contributes to the special presentations of “Ho / Oh” and “White Deer (Meiji Jingu)”.  “Ho / Oh”, the first contemporary art to be exhibited at “Shinmon”, will be on display until November 3rd starting from tomorrow.  Please come and enjoy visiting it together with “White Deer (Meiji Jingu)”, which will be exhibited until December 13th.

 
◼️『Oracle』
Exhibition Period : 23 October [Fri.], 2020 - 31 January [Sun.], 2021
Opening Hours : 11:00 - 20:00
*Restricted admission to avoid overcrowding
Venue : GYRE GALLERY
GYRE 3F, 5-10-1 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0001, Japan
Cooperation : SCAI THE BATHHOUSE, GRAND MARBLE, HiRAO INC, Sandwich Inc.
*The title of the exhibition, Oracle, is a reference to things that provide a divine revelation, divine will, and guidance.
WEBSITE

 

◼️Ho / Oh
Exhibition Period : 23 October [Fri.] – 3 November [Tue.], 2020
Opening Hours : Following the opening/closing time of the gate at Meiji Jingu
*A special night-time adoration will be held during October 30rd to November 1st
Venue : South Gate, Meiji Jingu
1-1 Yoyogikamizonocho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 151-8557, Japan
Cooperation : Daimaru Matsuzakaya Department Stores Co.Ltd., Daimaru Shinsaibashi Store
WEBSITE

 

◼️White Deer (Meiji Jingu)
Exhibition Period : until 13 December [Sun.], 2020
Opening Hours : Following the opening/closing time of the gate at Meiji Jingu
*A special night-time adoration will be held during October 30rd to November 1st
Venue : In front of the Meiji Jingu Museum, Meiji Jingu
1-1 Yoyogikamizonocho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 151-8557, Japan
WEBSITE
Kohei Nawa is happy to inform that he is launching his Instagram account @nawa_kohei.

For the many that have been following the account, thank you! Sandwich is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, and it felt important to finally activate it. Nawa and his team are excited to start sharing reflections and memories of years of experimental projects, current challenges and artistic experiences. Please follow us @nawa_kohei #koheinawa #nawakohei #名和晃平
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The special exhibition of Kohei Nawa’s sculptures “Ho / Oh”, a carved and acquired wooden sculpture, will be displayed at the South Gate of the Meiji Shrine as a part of the 100th anniversary of the Meiji Shrine’s enthronement. A particular detail are the gems on the phoenix’s necklaces that have a bamboo fruit shape, which the mythical East Asian phoenix is said to have liked. The wood used for the sculptures is taken from Meiji Shrine camphor trees. Also, the sculpture “White Deer (Meiji Jingu)” is on exhibit at the entrance of the Meiji Jingu Museum.

 

Exhibition Period : 23 October [Fri.] - 3 November [Tue.], 2020
Opening Hours : Following the opening/closing time of the gate at Meiji Shrine
*A special night-time adoration will be held during October 30rd to November 1st
Venue : Meiji Jingu Inner Shrine
1-1 Yoyogikamizonocho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 151-8557, Japan
Cooperation : Daimaru Matsuzakaya Department Stores Co.Ltd., Daimaru Shinsaibashi Store

 

photo: Keizo KIOKU
photo: Nobutada OMOTE | Sandwich

 

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Kohei Nawa presents a solo exhibition Oracle at GYRE GALLERY, Tokyo, Japan.

 

As an homage to the Kamakura-Period sculpture Kasuga Shinroku Shari Zushi, Nawa will display “Trans-Sacred Deer (g/p_cloud_agyo)” – also known as Kumojika – produced using woodcarving, urushi lacquer, and gold and platinum leaf techniques. This work is part of a project that Nawa has been developing for a few years, and aiming at promoting traditional crafts in Kyoto years. The current pandemic made international travels problematic, but it mostly gave him the opportunity to spend time in the studio and work on a variety of new creations: this show reveals a selection of the pieces born from his latest experimentations, including paintings in which he produced complex materiality and textures by combining multiple art media, paints and oils as well as new works using fog and UV lasers.

 

Also, GYRE’s atrium features the sculpture installation “Silhouette”, a work that was developed for pianist Koki Nakano’s concert stage in Spiral Hall in Tokyo and ROHM Theatre Kyoto in 2018. Revolving bodies made of curves extracted from melodic sound determine the volumes, while highly reflective silicon carbide beads cover the surface “skin”.

 

The exhibition coincides with the Centennial Celebration of the Establishment of Meiji Jingu to which Nawa contributes with special exhibitions of “Ho / Oh” and “White Deer (Meiji Jingu)”. These sculptures mark the way from Omotesando to the main shrine and represent hope for a new future.

 

*The title of the exhibition, Oracle, is a reference to things that provide a divine revelation, divine will, and guidance.

 

Exhibition Period : 23 October [Fri.], 2020 - 31 January [Sun.], 2021
Opening Hours : 11:00 - 20:00
*Restricted admission to avoid overcrowding
Venue : GYRE GALLERY
GYRE 3F, 5-10-1 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0001, Japan
Cooperation : SCAI THE BATHHOUSE, GRAND MARBLE, HiRAO INC, Sandwich Inc.

 

photo: Nobutada OMOTE | Sandwich

 

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Kohei Nawa and Damien Jalet’s collaborative work, “VESSEL”, was awarded the Golden Pen - the Best Performance Prize for the 2019/20 Season (Plume d’Or du Spectacle) by the French critics troupe “Danses avec la plume (Dance with Pen)". The nomination was made by dance critic and journalist Jean-Frederic Saumont.

 

《VESSEL Project by Damien Jalet | Kohei Nawa》
Choreography : Damien Jalet | Scenography: Kohei Nawa
Music : Marihiko Hara (Special Guest: Ryuichi Sakamoto)
Dancers : Aimilios Arapoglou, Nobuyoshi Asai, Nicola Leahey, Ruri Mitoh, Jun Morii, Mirai Moriyama, Naoko Tozawa
Lighting : Yukiko Yoshimoto, Kazuya Yoshida
Stage Director: So Ozaki | Sound: Marie Charles

 

Production : Sandwich Inc., Théâtre National de Bretagne
Cooperation : ARARIO GALLERY, Warehouse TERRADA, AMUSE INC., GRAND MARBLE, Caisse des Dépôts Group, The Japan Foundation

 

photo: Yoshikazu INOUE

 

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Kohei Nawa’s sculpture “Trans-Sacred Deer (g/p cloud)”, is presented at NARA TSUTAYA BOOKS in Nara, Japan. This artwork was developed as 3D modeled data, and hand-made by traditional craftsmen excelling in woodcarving, lacquer, gold and platinum leaf techniques. It represents the shinroku deer depicted in the Kasuga Shinroku Shari Zushi sculpture, which is deemed to have been made sometime between Japan's Kamakura Period and the Northern and Southern Dynasties Period.

 

Venue : NARA TSUTAYA BOOKS
1-691-1, Sanjo-oji, Nara 630-8013, Japan
Opening Hours : 8:00 - 23:00

 

photo: Nobutada OMOTE | Sandwich

 

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Kohei Nawa’s “PixCell-Deer#48” is part of the OKETA COLLECTION : A NEW DECADE exhibition held at Spiral Garden in Tokyo, Japan.

 

Exhibition Period : until 10 August [Mon.], 2020
Opening Hours : 11:00 - 20:00
Admission : All visitors must book in advance from the website.
Venue : Spiral Garden
Spiral 1F, 5-6-23 Minami-Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0062, Japan

 

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Kohei Nawa’s “PixCell-Deer#44” is part of the exhibition Animals in Art held at ARKEN – Museum of Modern Art in Ishøj, Denmark, that explores various connections between humans and animals as played out in the Western world’s consumption patterns, storytelling and outlooks on nature views.

 

Exhibition Period : until 10 January [Sun.], 2021
Opening Hours : [Tuesday - Sunday] 10:00 - 17:00 [Wednesday] 10:00 - 21:00
Closed : Monday
Venue : ARKEN – Museum of Modern Art
Skovvej 100, 2635 Ishøj, Denmark

 

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Kohei Nawa’s “PixCell-Bambi#10” is part of the exhibition Cherish, your imagination held at Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo in Tokyo, Japan.

 

Exhibition Period : until 27 September [Sun.], 2020
Opening Hours : 10:00 - 18:00 (Tickets available until 30 minutes before closing.)
Closed: Monday (Open on August 10th and September 21st), August 11th, September 23rd
Venue : Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo
4-1-1 Miyoshi, Koto-ku, Tokyo 135-0022, Japan

 

Cherish, your imagination
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“Ether (Octagon)”, standing at around 7.3-meters tall was installed as an outdoor permanent work in the ShinPuhKan Complex in Kyoto. The complex was reopened to the public on June 11th. This piece is the first public artwork of Kohei Nawa that is located in Kyoto and symbolizes the eternity of all life forces.

 

Grand Open : 11 June [Thu.], 2020
Hours : [Product sales] 11:00 - 20:00 / [Food & Drink] 11:00 - 23:00 *Excluding some shops
Venue : ShinPuhKan
586-2, Karasumadori Aneyakoji-sagaru, Banocho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8172, Japan

 

photo: Nobutada OMOTE | Sandwich

 

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(THISIS)SHIZEN, a shop focusing on the bounty of nature and on forms and foods produced from nature by the work of human hands, is opening on the ground floor of ShinPuhKan. Sandwich was responsible for spatial design and art direction.
“Seed”, Kohei Nawa’s sculpture at the center of the shop, was inspired by the panspermia hypothesis, which suggests that life on Earth was seeded by meteorites from out in the Cosmos. Its motifs include organic compounds that are the building blocks of life, spores or seeds, and ova, and it conveys the way that they arrive on Earth through the clouds. As little design as possible was applied to the shop’s interior—utilizing the space as built, with inorganic materials such as mortar, stainless steel, and glass added where necessary to provide functionality.

 

Grand Open : 11 June [Thu.], 2020
Hours : [Food] 8:00 - 20:00 *Opens 11:00 - 20:00 from 11th to 14th of June
[Nature & Art] 11:00 - 23:00
Venue : (THISIS)SHIZEN
ShinPuhKan 1F, 586-2, Karasumadori Aneyakoji-sagaru, Banocho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8172, Japan
Tel : +81-(0)75-585-5226

 

photo: Nobutada OMOTE | Sandwich

 

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To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Meiji Shrine, the Meiji Jingu Forest Festival of Art will be held in the Meiji Jingu forest. Various events will be held throughout the year under the theme of “Celebrate, Pray and Create”. Kohei Nawa's artwork "White Deer (Meiji Jingu)" will be exhibited at the outdoor sculpture exhibition Tenkukaikatsu opening on March 20th.

 

Date (Tenkukaikatsu) : 20 March [Fri.] - 13 December [Sun.], 2020
Venue: Meiji Jingu Inner Shrine
1-1 Yoyogikamizonocho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 151-8557, Japan
Hours: Following the opening/closing time of the gate at Meiji Shrine
* “Throne (g/p_pyramid)” will be shown at the exhibition Kiinseido held at Homotsuden Treasure Museum.

 

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SANDWICH was in charge of the art direction of “HOTEL ANTEROOM NAHA”, which opened its doors on February 27th. This hotel will be the second "ANTEROOM" following the Kyoto branch, and is a place to experience new art and culture in Okinawa.

The curatorial group "ONIDAIMYO" (consisting of Kengo Kito, Daisuke Ohba, and Kohei Nawa) focuses on showing young artists from Okinawa, Kyoto, and Tokyo in their exhibition titled "ANTEROOM NAHA_Phase 2020". This space allows one to experience art and culture throughout the hotel.

 

Venue : HOTEL ANTEROOM NAHA
3-27, Maejima, Naha City 900-0016 Okinawa, Japan
Reservation : https://asp.hotel-story.ne.jp/ver3d/planlist.asp?hcod1=6A050&hcod2=001&mode=seek&clrmode=true&reffrom=
TEL : +81-98-860-515

 

《Participating Artists》
Saki Inamoto, Nanami Inoue, Taisei Otsuka, Yurina Okada, Kota Kamida, Toru Kamiya, Kengo Kito, Nanako Kinjo, Yu Kurosaka, Erika Kobayashi, Daichi Sato, Mika Shinagawa, Kanako Shintaku, Masahasu Shin, Tomohiro Takahashi, Rie Tanji, Narumi Tsubakino, Sango Terada, Ena Nagao, Kohei Nawa, Marihiko Hara, Misaki Hirokawa, Atsuki Fujimoto, Aoi Horiguchi, Yuzuho Matsuoka, Koga Miura, Nao Mie, Saya Mimura, Moeko Miyazaki, Eri Yagi, Mio Yamato, yang02, Taena Yoshida, Yuto Yonemura

 

HOTEL ANTEROOM NAHA
ARTISTS' FAIR KYOTO 2020 is a brand new art fair in Kyoto that is organized and produced by artists. The fair and its satellite events will be held throughout Kyoto, Japan. Along with the event, Kohei Nawa will exhibit his works in collaboration with the programmer Ryo Shiraki at the Kyoto Shimbun BLDG. B1F, Kyoto, Japan.

 

Exhibition Period : 29 February [Sat.] - 1 March [Sun.], 2020
Venue : 1. Museum of Kyoto Annex (Former Bank of Japan Kyoto Branch)
Sanjo-Takakura, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8183, Japan
2. The Kyoto Shimbun BLDG. B1F
B1F, 239, Shoshoicho, Ebisugawa-agaru, Karasuma-dori, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-0862, Japan
Hours : 11:00 - 18:00
*Please check the official website for the information relates to satellite events.

 

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SANDWICH has collaborated with the Starbucks Coffee Kyoto BAL Store to curate their space with over 80 idiosyncratic artworks by young artists. Since its opening, 15 artworks have been replaced and are now on display.

 

Store Location : Starbucks Coffee Kyoto BAL Store
Kyoto BAL 3F, 251, Yamazakicho, Kawaramachi dori-Sanjo-Sagaru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8032, Japan
Business Hours: 11:00 - 20:00
Regular holiday : Irregular
Tel: +81-75-746-6710

 

photo: Nobutada OMOTE | SANDWICH

 

Starbucks Coffee Kyoto BAL
SCAI 30th Anniversary Exhibition

To celebrate their 30th anniversary, SCAI THE BATHHOUSE will exhibit their show SCAI 30th Anniversary Exhibition in Tokyo at SCAI PARK. For this special occasion, Kohei Nawa will exhibit “Catalyst#20,” which is a site-specific installation specifically made for this exhibit.

 

Exhibition Period : 25 January [Sat.] - 8 February [Sat.], 2020
Venue : SCAI PARK
TERRADA Art Complex 5F, 1-33-10 Higashi Shinagawa, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo 140-0002 Japan
Hours : [Tue. / Wed. / Thu. / Sat.] 11:00 - 18:00 / [Fri.] 11:00 - 20:00
*Closed on Sundays, Mondays, National holidays

 

SCAI 30th Anniversary Exhibition
Kyoto Art Culture Award Exhibition

Kohei Nawa was awarded the 32nd Kyoto Art Culture Award. His series “Ether” and “Direction” are exhibited in the special exhibition held at the Museum of Kyoto.

 

Exhibition Period : until 26 January [Sun.], 2020
Venue : The Museum of Kyoto
Sanjo-Takakura ,Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8183, Japan
Hours : 10:00 - 18:00 (10:00 - 16:30 on the final day)

 

Kyoto Art Culture Award Exhibition
VESSEL

Choreographer Damien Jalet and Kohei Nawa will present their performance piece “VESSEL” at Théâtre National de Chaillot in Paris, France. It will be the first presentation of this collaboration in 2020.

 

◾️VESSEL Paris
Dates : 6 March [Fri.], 2020 *Starts 20:30
7 March [Sat.], 2020 *Starts 19:45
8 March [Sun.], 2020 *Starts 15:30
10 March [Tue.], 2020 *Starts 19:45
11 March [Wed.], 2020 *Starts 20:30
12 March [Thu.], 2020 *Starts 19:45
13 March [Fri.], 2020 *Starts 20:30

 

Venue : Salle Jean Vilar, Théâtre National de Chaillot
1 Place du Trocadéro, 75016 Paris, France
Bookings : https://www.theatre-chaillot.fr/en/season-2019-2020/vessel
Organization : Théâtre National de Chaillot
Cooperatoin : ARARIO GALLERY, Warehouse TERRADA, AMUSE INC., GRAND MARBLE, Caisse des Dépôts Group, The Japan Foundation
Production: SANDWICH Inc., Théâtre National de Bretagne

 

《VESSEL Project by Damien Jalet | Kohei Nawa》
Choreography : Damien Jalet | Scenography : Kohei Nawa
Music : Marihiko Hara (Special guest: Ryuichi Sakamoto)
Dancers : Aimilios Arapoglou, Nobuyoshi Asai, Nicola Leahey, Ruri Mitoh, Jun Morii, Mirai Moriyama, Naoko Tozawa
Lighting : Yukiko Yoshimoto, Kazuya Yoshida
Stage director : So Ozaki  | Sound: Marie Charles

 

photo: Yoshikazu INOUE

 

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Kohei Nawa is participating in DIOR LADY ART, a project where artists are asked to reinterpret the iconic Dior bag “Lady Dior” as an original art piece. Nawa has created a bag inspired by his installation “Biomatrix” which generates infinite bubbles on the surface of silicone oil.

 

Store Location (Japan) : House of Dior, Ginza
6-10-1, Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0061
Business Hours: 10:30 - 20:30
Tel: +81-03-3569-1081
*The sale ends when all the stock is sold out.

 

photo: Go Itami for Dior
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Nawa’s sculpture “Moment#116” is on exhibit at the group show Miracle held at Gallery Nomart, Osaka, Japan.
Exhibition Period : until 1 February [Sat.], 2020
Venue : Gallery Nomart
3-5-22, Nagata, Joto-ku, Osaka 536-0022 Japan
Hours : 13:00 - 19:00
*Closed on Sundays, National holidays, During 28 December to 6 January

 

Miracle
Nawa’s “PixCell-Deer#51” is on exhibit at the group show Globe as a Palette ;Contemporary Art from The Taguchi Art Collection held at Sapporo Art Museum, Hokkaido, Japan.

 

Exhibition Period : until 13 January [Mon], 2019
Hours : 9:45 - 17:00 (Last admission 16:30)
Closed : Mondays (open on 13 January) & 29th December to 3rd January
Venue : Sapporo Art Museum
2-75, Geijutsunomori, Minami-ku, Sapporo-shi 005-0864, Japan

 

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Kohei Nawa participates in a group show focusing on works by Japanese hyogu-shi (master of Japanese traditional framing and mounting method) Hideki Murayama, held at Nihombashi Takashimaya S.C., Art Gallery X, in Tokyo, Japan. Nawa's collaborative works "Direction," mounted by Murayama, are on the show.

 

Exhibition Period : until 25 November [Mon.], 2019

Hours : 10:30 - 19:30

Venue : Nihombashi Takashimaya S.C. 6F, Art Gallery X

2-4-1 Nihombashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 103-8265, Tokyo

 

Nihombashi Takashimaya S.C.
Nawa’s “PixCell-Deer#51” is on exhibit at the group show Globe as a Palette ;Contemporary Art from The Taguchi Art Collection held at Hakodate Museum of Art, Hokkaido, Japan.

 

Exhibition Period : until 10 November [Sun.], 2019
Hours : 9:30 - 17:00 (Last admission 16:30)
Closed : Mondays (4 November will be opened)
Venue : Hakodate Museum of Art, Hokkaido
37-6 Goryokaku-cho, Hakodate, Hokkaido 040-0001, Japan

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Kohei Nawa's sculptures “Ho / Oh,” inspired by the Hou-Ou phoenix, are presented for the grand re-opening of the main building of Daimaru Shinsaibashi Store in Osaka, Japan.
The two phoenixes were created using 3D modeling technology, and crafted by the skills of three artisans from Kyoto, specialized in traditional wood carving, lacquer and gold and platinum leaves gilding. The gems on their necklaces have a bamboo fruit shape, which the mythical East Asian phoenix is said to have liked. The wood used for the sculptures is taken from Meiji Shrine camphor trees.

 
Grand open : 20 September [Fri.], 2019
Open : 10:00 - 20:30
Venue: 1-7-1 Shinsaibashisuji, Chuo-ku, Osaka, 542-8501 Japan
*“Ho / Oh” will be exhibited on the first floor of the main building of Daimaru Shinsaibashi until 11 October. Then, the sculptures will be transferred in the show windows of the Midosuji entrance.

 
photo: Nobutada OMOTE | SANDWICH

Daimaru Shinsaibashi Store
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As an artist and a curator, Kohei Nawa participates in the art, music and food festival, Reborn-Art Festival 2019, organized in Oshika Peninsula and Ishinomaki City, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan.
He curated in the "Oginohama" area, a show where the universal image that has existed since ancient times will blend with the scenery. It will be a place full of "Primal Energy".

 

Exhibition Period : until 29 September [Sun.], 2019
Hours : [Weekdays] 10:00 - 16:00 (final admission at 15:30) / [Saturdays, Sundays, and public holidays] 10:00 - 17:00 (final admission at 16:30)
*"Ishinomaki Station" and "Central Ishinomaki" area will be opened from 10:00 - 17:00 every day. (final admission at 16:30)
*Hours may differ depending on the facility and work, so please check each artist’s page.
*Closed on Wednesdays (except when special events are held)
Venue : Oshika peninsula, Ajishima, Central Ishinomaki, Matsushima Bay (Ishinomaki City, Shiogama City, Higashimatsushima City, Matsushima Town, Onagawa Town, Miyagi Prefecture)
Organizers : Reborn-Art Festival Executive Committee, ap bank
Sponsors : GRAND MARBLE, RYOSEN Co., Ltd.

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【Announcement: Workshop to be held in Oginohama】
We will hold a dance workshop in collaboration with choreographer Damien Jalet, an international cast of dancers, and composer/pianist Koki Nakano.

 

Date/time : 26 September [Thu.] a.m. - 29 September [Sun.] p.m., 2019
Venue : Oginohama area, Ishinomaki
Note : The schedule will depend on the creative directions developed during the workshop. Photography and film are prohibited. Visitors are welcome to watch from the distance to avoid disturbing the workshop.
Participants: [Choreographer] Damien Jalet  [Curator] Kohei Nawa  [Special participant (Piano)] Koki Nakano  [Dancer] Aimilios Arapoglou, Benjamin Bertrand, Jun Morii, Mayumu Minakawa, Ruri Mitoh, Wataru Murakami

 

photo: Keiko Watanabe(Pontic Design Office)

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Kohei Nawa will present a solo exhibition at Gallery Nomart for the first time in five years in the Kansai region. Entitled Element - Black, it consists of works from the print work that displays deep vision created by integrated digital layers made from abstractive images and textures from numerous drawings, and new works from "Velvet" series.

 

Exhibition Period:10 November [Sat.] - 8 December [Sat.], 2018
Hours:13:00 - 19:00 on Monday - Saturday(Closed on Sundays, holidays)
Reception : 10 November [Sat.] 18:00 -
Closing event "Black" : 8 December [Sat.] open 19:00 / start 19:30
Venue:Gallery Nomart
3-5-22, Nagata, Joto-ku, Osaka 536-0022 Japan
URL:http://www.nomart.co.jp/gallery/exhibition/2018_nawa.php
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Kohei Nawa will present a solo exhibition at SCAI THE BATHHOUSE in Tokyo for the first time in three years. Entitled Biomatrix, it explores the relationship between skins of objects and spaces.

 

Central to this exhibition is Nawa’s long-standing sculpture series "LIQUID" (2003 - ongoing): an installation of endless cycles of eruptive cell bubbles emerge on the surface of a liquid compound of silicone oil, metal powder, and pigment. These bubbles spring up and disappear one after another—each of them articulates a unit of the phenomenon caused by particle motion, and constitutes an element of its entirety. This closed circulation of the liquid evokes magma and blood, and due to the high viscosity of silicon oil, illustrates the movement of the material at a speed deceptively slower than the viewer's expectation. The electrically controlled pool becomes an interface that amplifies visual impact, and a flat circuit for the "Pixel", which infinitely produces cell patterns. An orderly grid formation appears as a digital matrix, while closer observation reveals irregularities such as the sporadic and simultaneous effervescence and plosive sounds breaking the surface tension. Viewers are immersed in an audio-visual sensation brought by a series of these events.

 

For Nawa, the white cube has been a site for enacting primordial natural phenomenon using today’s synthetic compounds. This can be seen in the linear black oil that continues to flow (“Force” 2015-), and a multiplied expanse of foam grown to an oppressive scale (“Foam", 2013-). Striping all materials down to the molecular level, his elemental sculptures visually manifest physical laws, appearing as biological membranes that bind our perception with the substance. Consolidating conceptual oppositions such as the real and the virtual, the micro and the macro, the natural and the artificial, Nawa in this exhibition challenges the boundary between life and the artifact.

 

Exhibition Period : 10 October [Wed.] - 8 December [Sat.], 2018
Reception : 10 October [Wed.] 18:00 - 20:00
Opening hours : 12:00 - 18:00 on Tuesday - Saturday(Closed on Mondays, Saturdays, holidays)
Venue : SCAI THE BATHHOUSE
Kashiwayu-Ato, 6-1-23 Yanaka, Taito-ku, Tokyo 110-0001 Japan
URL: https://www.scaithebathhouse.com/ja/exhibitions/2018/09/biomatrix/