EXHIBITION

GROUP SHOW

3 ARTISTS

15/October/2022 - 19/November/2022

KOSAKU KANECHIKA is pleased to present the exhibition “GROUP SHOW: 3 ARTISTS” from Saturday, October 15 to Saturday, November 19, 2022. The show features works by Yutaka Aoki, Noritaka Tatehana, and Miwa Kyusetsu XIII, who is presenting his work at KOSAKU KANECHIKA for the first time.

 

Miwa assumed the family title of Miwa Kyusetsu XIII in 2019. He is highly acclaimed throughout the world for his style that incorporates dynamic and innovative sculptural forms while carrying forward the legacy of Hagi ware ceramics by using the white Hagi glaze adopted by the Miwa family.

 

This group exhibition presents his “El Capitan” series of tea bowls highlighting the contrast between the unglazed surface of the pottery cut out using a Japanese sword and the Miwa family’s traditional white Hagi glaze (Kyusetsu white). This series owes its primary inspiration to Miwa seeing the enormous granite edifice of the same name at Yosemite National Park while studying in the United States, combined with Hagi clay and ceramic traditions. It enchants with its powerful originality as well as conveying the energy of nature and the long history of kogei crafts.

 

Yutaka Aoki displays new paintings produced since his solo exhibition “Walking Bride” in June this year. Aoki had the following to say about the show.

 

“Mixing and overlapping, paintings stand up in a single line, facing and confronting a border. I attempt to carefully observe what emerges and produce paintings to convey that presence.”

 

Noritaka Tatehana presents his famous “Heel-less Shoes” series, the “Descending Painting” series of works portraying motifs of lightning and thunderclouds, and the “Void Sculpture Series” of sculpture works created in collaboration with leading Japanese swordsmith Kunihira Kawachi.

 

Miwa Kyusetsu XIII
Yutaka Aoki
Noritaka Tatehana

 



General information

Exhibition
GROUP SHOW: 3 ARTISTS

Dates
October 15, 2022 - November 19, 2022

Hours
11 am - 6 pm
Closed on Sun., Mon., and National Holidays.

Location
KOSAKU KANECHIKA
TERRADA Art Complex 5F
1-33-10 Higashi-Shinagawa
Shinagawa-ku
Tokyo
140-0002
+81(0)3-6712-3346
kosakukanechika.com

Free admission




Miwa Kyusetsu XIII

Miwa Kyusetsu XIII was born in Hagi City, Yamaguchi Prefecture in 1951 as the third son of Miwa Kyusetsu XI (Miwa Jusetsu). He began his studies abroad at the San Francisco Art Institute in 1975. Since returning to Japan, he has continuously created distinctive art that transcends traditional Hagi ware ceramics at the family pottery, Fusoan Miwagama. Miwa assumed the family title of Miwa Kyusetsu XIII in 2019. He has presented major solo exhibitions, including “Permanental Destruction” (Gallery Ueda, 1987), “Dreams in White” (Nihombashi Mitsukoshi Main Store, 1991), “SETSUREI—The Succession of MIWA KYUSETSU XIII” (touring exhibition in Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, and Nagoya, 2019), and “Being a pioneer of expression—The ceramic works of Miwa Kyusetsu XIII (Miwa Kazuhiko)” (Yamaguchi Prefectural Hagi Uragami Museum, 2020). Notable group exhibitions include “Now, what you see on enormous ceramic artwork?” (Yamaguchi Prefectural Museum of Art, 1984), “The World Ceramic Biennale 2005: Trans–Ceramic–Art” (Icheon World Ceramic Center, 2005), “Japon—Japonismes. Objets inspirés, 1867 – 2018” (Musée des Arts Décoratifs, 2018), and “Kogei 2020—The Art of Crafting Beauty from Nature” (Tokyo National Museum’s Hyokeikan Gallery, 2020). Miwa’s works are held in various public collections throughout the world, including those of the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, The Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Yamaguchi Prefectural Hagi Uragami Museum, and Los Angeles County Museum of Art. His awards include the Japan Ceramic Society Prize in 2007 and the Japan Ceramic Society Gold Prize in 2021.



Yutaka Aoki

Yutaka Aoki was born in Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan in 1985, and is currently based in Tokyo. In 2008, he graduated from Tokyo Zokei University’s Department of Fine Arts, and received a Master of Fine Arts from the same institution in 2010. He has presented major solo exhibitions, including “multiprime” (hiromiyoshii, Tokyo, 2011), “OUTER ROOM, INNER GARDEN” (Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto, 2012), and “Mouvements” (Sprout Curation, Tokyo, 2014). Notable group exhibitions include “The Way of Painting” (Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, 2014), “VOCA” (The Ueno Royal Museum, 2016), “Collection Exhibition” (Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto, 2016), “CHOKOKU: Modern Japanese Sculpture from its Beginning to 1980’s, Works from the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo” (Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto, 2019) and “Meta-materialism—Beyond the Material” (Nihombashi Mitsukoshi Main Store, Tokyo, 2021). Aoki’s works are held in the public collections of the Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto and the Takahashi Ryutaro Collection.



Noritaka Tatehana

Noritaka Tatehana was born in Tokyo in 1985 to a family that ran a public bathhouse called “Kabuki-yu” in Kabuki-cho, Tokyo, but he grew up in Kamakura, Japan. Influenced by his mother, a creator of dolls based on the Waldorf education method, he learned to create with his own hands as a small child. Tatehana graduated in 2010 from the Department of Crafts at Tokyo University of the Arts, specializing in textile arts. While researching the culture associated with traditional Japanese Oiran courtesans, the artist created ‘geta’ (traditional wooden clogs) and kimonos using ‘yuzen-zome’—a traditional Japanese dyeing technique. Tatehana has presented his work in exhibitions such as “Image Makers” (21_21 DESIGN SIGHT, 2014) and “Future Beauty: 30 Years of Japanese Fashion” (The Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, 2012). He has also held various solo exhibitions, including “NORITAKA TATEHANA: Aesthetics of Magic” (Taro Okamoto Memorial Museum, 2016), “It’s always the others who die” (POLA Museum Annex, 2019), “NORITAKA TATEHANA: Refashioning Beauty” (Portland Japanese Garden, 2019) and “Contemporary Japanese Crafts” (touring exhibition in Tokyo, Miyazaki, Kyoto, and Nagoya, 2020-22), as well as other exhibitions held in New York, Paris, and Belgium. Tatehana has also worked on a wide range of other projects, including producing a bunraku performance in 2016 at the Cartier Foundation for Contemporary Arts in Paris. His 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.

WORKS

  • Miwa Kyusetsu XIII
    El Capitan, 2022

  • Noritaka Tatehana
    Void Sculpture Series, 2018

  • Yutaka Aoki
    Untitled, 2022

  • Yutaka Aoki
    Study for Untitled, 2022

  • Noritaka Tatehana
    Cloud Painting Series, 2018

  • Miwa Kyusetsu XIII
    El Capitan, 2022

  • Miwa Kyusetsu XIII
    El Capitan, 2022

  • Noritaka Tatehana
    Cloud Painting Series, 2019

  • Yutaka Aoki
    Untitled, 2022

INSTALLATION VIEW