Noritaka Tatehana

PROFILE

Noritaka Tatehana

Noritaka Tatehana presents a redesigned worldview by combining elements of traditional Japanese culture with those of the contemporary era. His carefully honed artistry is elegantly expressed through various media, and his creations, which nurture the sensitivities of Japanese history, tradition, and innovation, burst with endless possibilities for the future. Gaining the attention of audiences all over the globe, Tatehana is known for his ‘Heel-less Shoes’ series inspired by ‘takageta’— elevated wooden clogs worn by traditional Japanese courtesans. The artist’s works have been acquired by internationally acclaimed institutions such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, and the Victoria & Albert Museum in London.

 

Noritaka Tatehana was born in Tokyo in 1985, and is still based in Tokyo. In 2010, he graduated from Tokyo University of the Arts’ Department of Crafts, specializing in textile arts. Notable exhibitions include “Image-Makers” (21_21 DESIGN SIGHT, 2014), “Future Beauty: 30 Years of Japanese Fashion” (Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, 2012), and his solo exhibition “NORITAKA TATEHANA: Aesthetics of Magic” (Taro Okamoto Memorial Museum, 2016). Tatehana has also worked on a wide range of projects, including producing a bunraku performance in 2016 at the Cartier Foundation for Contemporary Art in Paris. In 2019, the artist held two large-scale solo exhibitions, “NORITAKA TATEHANA: Refashioning Beauty” (Portland Japanese Garden, 2019) and “It’s always the others who die” (POLA Museum Annex, 2019).

WORKS

  • Heel-less Shoes (Lady Bloom)

    2014

  • Heel-less Shoes (Night Makers)

    2014

  • Homage to Taro Series : Heel-less Shoes / Shoes of Sun

    2016

  • Floating World Series (Red)

    2014

  • Floating World Series (Black)

    2014

  • Floating World Series (Raven)

    2014

  • Embossed Painting Series

    2016

  • Embossed Painting

    2017

  • Embossed Painting

    2017

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BIOGRAPHY

1985
Born in Tokyo
2010
Tokyo University of the Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Department of Crafts, Textile Arts
Lives and works in Tokyo, Japan

CV

Solo Exhibitions
2021
“Descending Painting” KOSAKU KANECHIKA, Tokyo, Japan
“RETHINK” KOSAKU KANECHIKA, Tokyo, Japan
2020
“Dual Dialogue” KOSAKU KANECHIKA, Tokyo, Japan
“FORM AND COLOR” KAIKA TOKYO by THE SHARE HOTELS, Tokyo, Japan
2019
“It's always the others who die” POLA Museum Annex, Tokyo, Japan
“NORITAKA TATEHANA: Refashioning Beauty” Portland Japanese Garden, Oregon, USA
“WOODCUTS” KOSAKU KANECHIKA, Tokyo, Japan
2018
“Beyond the Vanishing Point” KOSAKU KANECHIKA, Tokyo, Japan
“Noritaka Tatehana & the Art of Japanese Scents” Kudan House, Tokyo, Japan

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2017
“NORITAKA TATEHANA: RETHINK” OMOTESANDO HILLS space O, Tokyo, Japan
“NORITAKA TATEHANA: CAMELLIA FIELDS” KOSAKU KANECHIKA, Tokyo, Japan
2016
“NORITAKA TATEHANA: Aesthetics of Magic” Taro Okamoto Memorial Museum, Tokyo, Japan
2015
“NORITAKA TATEHANA: TRACES OF A CONTINUING HISTORY” Wakeijuku Foundation, Tokyo, Japan
2014
“NORITAKA TATEHANA Solo Exhibition” 8/ ART GALLERY/ Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Group Exhibitions
2021
“Contemporary Japanese Crafts” Miyazaki Art Center, Miyazaki, Japan / Asahi Beer Oyamazaki Villa Museum of Art, Kyoto, Japan
"EDO TOKYO RETHINK" Online Exhibition
2020
“Contemporary Japanese Crafts” Panasonic Shiodome Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan

“The Magic of Alice in Wonderlamd Exhibition” Shizuoka City Museum of Art, Shizuoka, Japan / Niitsu Art Museum, Niigata, Japan
“Kimono: Kyoto to Catwalk” Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK
“Ballerina: Fashion’s Modern Muse” The Museum at FIT, New York, USA
2019
“The Magic of Alice in Wonderland Exhibition” Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art, Hyogo, Japan / Matsumoto City Museum of Art, Nagano, Japan / SOGO Museum of Art, Kanagawa, Japan / Fukuoka Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan
"Marche et démarche. Une histoire de la chaussure” La Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, France
“Exhibitionism: 50 Years of The Museum at FIT” The Museum at FIT, New York, USA
2018
“Pink: The History of a Punk, Pretty, Powerful Color” The Museum at FIT, New York, USA
“Japon – Japonismes. Objets Inspirés, 1867-2018” Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, France
“Iris van Herpen: Transforming Fashion” Phoenix Art Museum, Arizona, USA
“Heaven or Hell?” Cube Design Museum, Kerkrade, Netherlands

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2017
“Items: Is Fashion Modern?” The Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
“HI! FASHION” National Design & Craft Gallery, Kilkenny, Ireland
“Iris van Herpen: Transforming Fashion” Dallas Museum of Art, Texas, USA
“KOGEI Future forward” Nihombashi Mitsukoshi, Tokyo, Japan
2016
“Shoes: Pleasure and Pain” Peabody Essex Museum, Massachusetts, USA
“Masterworks: Unpacking Fashion” The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA
“PREVIEW: A GROUP SHOW OF REPRESENTED ARTISTS” SPACE TGC, Tokyo, Japan
Fashion Gallery in National Museums Scotland, Scotland, UK
“Haute-à-Porter” Fashion Museum Hasselt, Hasselt, Belgium
2015
“GENESIS”. DESIGNER SHOES OF THE FUTURE’ Erarta Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
“IRIS VAN HERPEN: TRANSFORMING FASHION” High Museum of Art, Atlanta, USA
“FOOTPRINT - THE TRACKS OF SHOES IN FASHION” MoMU / ModeMuseum Provincie Antwerpen, Antwerp, Belgium
“SHOES: Pleasure and Pain” Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK
2014
“Boutique! Thinking about fashion, through art” Spiral Garden, Tokyo, Japan
“Nirvana” Mudac, Lausanne, Switzerland
“Dance & Fashion” The Museum at FIT, New York, USA
“Killer Heels” The Brooklyn Museum, New York, USA
“SHOWcabinet: Noritaka Tatehana” SHOWstudio, London, UK
“Image-Makers” 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT, Tokyo, Japan
“Future Beauty: The Tradition of Reinvention in Japanese Fashion” The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, Japan
2013
“Future Beauty: Avant-Garde Japanese Fashion” Peabody Essex Museum, Massachusetts, USA
“Future Beauty: 30 Years of Japanese Fashion” Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, USA
“Fetishism in Fashion” Arnhem MoBA 2013, Arnhem, Netherlands
“SHOWcabinet: Daphne Guinness” SHOWstudio, London, UK
“Shoe Obsession” The Museum at FIT, New York, USA
2012
“Future Beauty” The Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
2011
“DAPHNE GUINNESS Collection Exhibition” The Museum at FIT, New York, USA
2010
“JAPAN FASHION NOW” The Museum at FIT, New York, USA
Projects
2019
"WINDOW 'A Celebration of New Beginnings'" PALACE HOTEL TOKYO, Tokyo, Japan
2018
“Pink Petals HANAMI SPRING FESTIVAL” PALACE HOTEL TOKYO, Tokyo, Japan
TRADING MUSEUM COMME des GARÇONS Paris, Paris, France (Installation work)
2017
TRADING MUSEUM COMME des GARÇONS Roppongi, Tokyo, Japan (Installation work)
“Prayers TANABATA STAR FESTIVAL” PALACE HOTEL TOKYO, Tokyo, Japan
2016
“TATEHANA BUNRAKU: The Love Suicides on the Bridge” Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris, France

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2015
IRIS VAN HERPEN F/W 2015-16 collection collaboration, Paris Fashion Week, Paris, France
2014
TRADING MUSEUM VOMME des GARÇONS Paris, Paris, France (Installation work)
“Interactive Cinderella Shoe” Omotesando Hills, Tokyo, Japan
TRADING MUSEUM COMME des GARÇONS Omotesando, Tokyo, Japan (Installation work)
2012
COMME des GARÇONS Seoul, Seoul, South Korea (Installation work)
2011
TRADING MUSEUM COMME des GARÇONS Omotesando, Tokyo, Japan
“Gaga's Workshop” Barney's New York Madison Avenue Store, New York, USA
DOVER STREET MARKET, London, UK (Installation work)
TRADING MUSEUM COMME des GARÇONS Paris, Paris, France (Installation work)
TRADING MUSEUM COMME des GARÇONS Omotesando, Tokyo, Japan (Installation work)
Exhibition of works in collaboration with Dom Pérignon, Tokyo, Japan
Public Collections

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA
Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK
The Museum at FIT, New York, USA
High Museum of Art, Atlanta, USA
The Kyoto Costume Institute, Kyoto, Japan

PRESS

EXHIBITIONS

Descending Painting

4/September/2021 - 9/October/2021

RETHINK

6/March/2021 - 3/April/2021

Dual Dialogue

5/Sept/2020 - 10/Oct/2020

WOODCUTS

7/Sept/2019 - 12/Oct/2019

Beyond the Vanishing Point

20/Oct/2018 - 1/Dec/2018

CAMELLIA FIELDS

11/Mar/2017 - 28/Apr/2017