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
 

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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

 

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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

 

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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