MORIMURA Yasumasa,

Where I Am Standing

October 30 Sat. - December 18 Sat. 2021
ShugoArts Artists' News

Current and Upcoming Exhibitions

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Group Show
23 October 2021 – 29 March 2022
Vangi Sculpture Garden Museum
13 November 2021 - 23 February 2022
Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo
Artizon Museum
Ningen Joruri Yasumasa Morimura & Kanjuro Kiritake Ote Oh Hai Shaku!
19 November 2021 - 24 April 2022
Shigeo TOYA
16 October 2021 – 16 January 2022
Ichihara Lakeside Museum

“Where I Am Standing” Installation movie, 2021, ShugoArts

2021.10.30 Sat - 12.18 Sat
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Shigeo TOYA

Shigeo Toya Forest – Lake: Regeneration and Memory, Ichihara Lakeside Museum

2021.10.16 Sat - 2022.1.16 Sun
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“Stars, Sparkling” Yamagata Museum of Art

2021.11.5 Fri - 11.23 Tue
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Paint of this Planet

ShugoArts Online Show

2021.2.20 Sat


Paint of this Planet — Duifhuisstraat 52, the second volume of the autobiographical novel trilogy written by Masato Kobayashi, was published in October, 2020. In the first volume of the trilogy, released in 2018, Masato Kobayashi's fateful encounter with "Sensei" (a high school teacher who later became Kobayashi's muse/spring of inspiration) leads him into the world of painting in this inspirational story during which the artist matures through his painting. In the second volume, the author leaves his studio in Japan and embarks on a dazzling pictorial adventure. The year is 1996, and in this volume, considered a masterpiece, the author’s youth is illustrated as he travels around the international art scene and establishes his original painting style in which he is stretching canvas and painting simultaneously.

On this occasion, ShugoArts presents a part of Kobayashi's theory of painting from the novel, as well as a special movie of his large-scale works Unnamed #6 and Unnamed #10, which were created in Ghent in 1998 but many have not had a chance to see them in Japan.


Special Movie  [duration 5:18]

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Publication of the Aki Kondo’s first monograph: The Happiness that Exists Here

Aki Kondo's first monograph, The Happiness that Exists Here, has published in March, 2021.

220 x 280mm, 128pages
Price: 5,500JPY
Text: Aki Kondo, Ryoko Kamiyama
Translation: Christopher Stephens
Design: Satoshi Suzuki

Publisher: T&M Projects + ShugoArts
First Edition: March 2021

Works and Info

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Portfolio the first editioned artwork created by Lee Kit

2020.12.25 Fri

ShugoArts is pleased to announce the completion of Portfolio, the first editioned artwork created by Lee Kit. 

This group of new artworks—which plays an important role in his solo exhibition (Screenshot) currently on view at ShugoArts—is from a photo documentary that he has been posting on Facebook for the past six years. As Kit calls it a photo-documentary or photo-album, Portfolio is a record of his daily life while showing that Kit’s artistic practice is always moving forward. In this work ten images are inkjet printed on Arches watercolor paper. As befits Kit, who aims to expand “painting” by replicating images and projecting light, this group of works is printed as if it were painted on watercolor paper and can be considered as “works on paper.”

The ten prints are packaged in a folder-like box with a text written by the artist.


Ed. 30, 3AP
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Masaya CHIBA

Publication of Chiba Masaya’s first exhibition catalogue “Masaya Chiba Exhibition”

Masaya Chiba's first exhibition catalogue, Masaya Chiba Exhibition, has published in March, 2021.

Masaya Chiba Exhibition
Language: Japanese and English
180 pages
Format: A4 deformed
Price: 3,850- JPY
Designed by: Natsuko Yoneyama
Publisher: Bijutsu Shuppan-sha Co.,Ltd.
ISBN: 978-4-568-10534-6 C3070
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Masaya Chiba Exhibition
Venue: Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery
Dates: 16 January – 21 March, 2021

Masaya Chiba
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Publication of Imaginarium, a collection of new art works by Anju Michele

Imaginarium, a collection of new art works by Anju Michele, has published in July, 2020.

Anju Michele  Imaginarium
Author: Anju Michele
Title: Imaginarium
Text by Akira Tatehata
Design & Editing by Atsuki Kikuchi
Published by Tre Isole Co., Ltd.
First published on July 2, 2020
ISBN: 978-4-9911534-0-2
Format: B5 deformed
Language: Japanese / English
Price: JPY3,850- (Tax included)

Anju Michele
Works and Info

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Our measures for preventing coronavirus infections

In order to ensure public safety, we will ask you to follow the guidelines below.

・Please wear a mask and disinfect your hands.

・Please measure your body temperature if you have a lingering cough or have a fever. If your body temperature is above 37C, we may ask you to leave the gallery.

・Please keep your social distance while being in the gallery.

・In order to avoid a crowded situation, we ask you not to come to the gallery as a group. There are chances that you need to wait outside the gallery first when we have too many people inside.

We will periodically disinfect the floor with alcohol, let some fresh air in and disinfect other fixtures and accessories. We will also measure our body temperature and take care of our health every day, wash our hands and gargle to prevent infections and wear masks at all times.

Thank you very much for your understanding.

September 2020, ShugoArts

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Past Exhibitions

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