SHIHODO GALLERY Taipei Office will be opened in October, 2019. In Taipei, we will introduce modern and contemporary art as well as Osaka and Ginza, and offer wide variety of ways to enjoy art works while proposing high-quality works that will remain in history. Meanwhile, we will explore the position of Japanese contemporary art in Asian art history by finding the interrelationships and influences of each other, similarities and differences of the works.
■至峰堂画廊 台北事業所（2019年9月24日より開設） SHIHODO GALLERY Taipei Office （open on 24th September）
Our contemporary art exhibit will consist of works by artists who are steadily securing their positions in Japan. Their works reflect their dedication to quality, which is rooted in the reverence towards the accumulation of modern history, and is apparent in their conscious placement and meaningful contextualization within art history. For our modern art exhibit, we will show outstanding pieces by artist with links to Taiwan, such as those by Okada Saburosuke. Through this exhibit, we will demonstrate how the foundation of our aesthetics lie in modern art, and will introduce their stories, as well as how to appreciate them.
昨年のアート台北の展示で評価の高かった “Memories of the dining table”。 今年のアート台北では、作家にとっての最も重要な風景として、”dining table”のイメージをさらに展開し、作家の青年期の特定の時期にフォーカスした”In the room”として展示します。作家にとっての大切な”room”、そして誰もが思い出に残るそれぞれの”room”。普遍的な食物や玩具、地域性を帯びた品々、個人的な思い入れの大きいものなど、一時期を過ごした部屋にあったものたちを通じて、作家と鑑賞者の相違点や共通性との対話を促し、記憶媒体としての”room”像を提示しつつ、自己形成に至る時期の記憶とその大切さを鑑賞者に示唆する展示となります。
Yamada’s exhibition at last year’s ART TAIPEI – “Memories of the dining table”. For this year’s ART TAIPEI, the artist continues to paint scenes of his most important theme, the “ in the room”, focusing on the particular period of his adolescence. Through the images of universal meals, regional things, and particular sentimental value, Yamada expresses the personal significance of “room” , as well as memories of “room” that are shared among us. While encouraging dialogue between the similarities and differences of the artist and viewers through these images, Yamada implies the image of the room as a memory device, and suggests the memories and importance of the tender years of personal development.
在去年的Art Taipei的展示中深獲好評，特別是來自歐美的顧客給予很高的評價，作品”Memories of the dining table”。 今年的Art Taipei，對作家而言，至為重要的風景” in the room ”，從作家孩提時代至青年期的特定時期為聚焦內容做展示。對於作家而言的room，也是許多人追懐回憶的room。普遍的食物，或是帶有區域性的事物，乃至具有個人依戀的強烈屬性等，創作者與觀者在相異處，共通性的對話，作為記憶媒介所提示的room圖像、進而至形成自我時期的記憶與其重要性與觀者分享的展示。
Yamamoto’s collector base has rapidly expanded across Asia from Tokyo to Taiwan, Beijing, Shanghai, Seoul, and Singapore. At Art Fair Tokyo in March 2019, his exhibition titled “Golden Life” delighted the crowds with his characteristic style of humorously uncoveing the world we live in through familiar subjects. This exhibition is titled “Golden People”, and offers an approach towards the relationship between currency and people, or alternately gold and people, through images of Taiwan and world-famous individuals.
Chiho Akama’s fascination for shoes means that her creative process surprizingly starts from spinning and dyeing the threads which construct the shoes she makes. Her shoes which take on the forms of crickets and cakes are a joyous sight to the viewer. Her creations, which also demonstrate outstanding refinement in design, transcend being mere shoes, and illustrate the worldview of the artist, whose “heart was captivated by the profundity that shoes embodied” . Her shoes which take on the forms of crickets and cakes are a joyous sight to the viewer. Her creations, which also demonstrate outstanding refinement in design, transcend being mere shoes, and illustrate the worldview of the artist, whose “heart was captivated by the profundity that shoes embodied”.
Asai Chu was an artist of the Meiji era who pioneered and moderated the development of the yoga (Western-style) painting movement in Japan. This exhibition features a number of paintings by Asai that are permeated with a calm and relaxing clarity together with works by other Japanese artists who lived and worked during the same period.