KOHEI NAWA

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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
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《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

 

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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

 

MonET

 
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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

 

Wandering

 
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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

 

Towada Art Center
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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

 

Kiinseido

 
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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

 

photo : Tomooki Kengaku *上から1,3,4枚目

 

REF Kyoto Hachijoguchi by VESSEL HOTELS

 
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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]

 

Metamorphosis Garden
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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.

 

TAIYO

 
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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.

 

Oracle