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

Globe as a Palette
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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

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.


【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)

Reborn-Art Festival