Group Exhibition ‘In search of others’

April 16, 2022

KOTARO NUKAGA is pleased to announce that from May 14 (Sat) to June 25 (Sat), 2022, we will be presenting the group exhibition ‘ In search of others’.

The exhibition will explore the idea of “the human who exists as an Other”, and will feature 7 artists from both Japan and abroad, including Yuichi Hirako, Yugo Isaji, Wang Guan-Jhen, Umi Kumano, Naohiro Takahashi, Chen Yun, and Akashi Teramoto. This show also marks the first group exhibition curated by Yuichi Hirako.

This exhibition features a variety of Others as created from each artist’s viewpoint. “Others”, in the broadest sense of the word, does not simply mean other people; the objective world in relation to the subjective “I”, or the “person” who represents and conveys an artist’s message, could also be interpreted as a sort of Other. As French philosopher Emmanuel Levinas says, the Other is “that which cannot be understood, that which is impossible to take in.” However, the noise created by this incomprehensible Other is what draws our gaze outward beyond the enclosed domes of our own small worlds, and in this sense, the Other, when it rescues the “I” from the solitude of self-containment, can become possibility itself.

As Hirako says, “In this exhibition, I would like you to search for the Other. Approaching these Others with an open attitude and the willingness to understand them will lead us to a world larger than the small one we live in, for it is these Others that serve as a bridge to the world.”

We hope this exhibition will remind you to take the time to listen to the voices of Others.

– Artists –
Yuichi Hirako
Yugo Isaji
Wang Guan-Jhen
Umi Kumano
Naohiro Takahashi
Chen Yun
Akashi Teramoto

For more information, please click EXHIBITION .

The group exhibition ‘ In search of others’.
May 14 (Sat) – June 25 (Sat), 2022
11:00 – 18:00 (Tue-Sat)

*Closed on Sun, Mon and Public Holidays
*Schedule and contents are subject to change at the request of the national and local governments.

Venue : KOTARO NUKAGA, Tennoz
TERRADA Art Complex 3F, 1-33-10 Higashi-Shinagawa, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo, 140-0002 Japan

Access : 8 minutes walk from Tokyo Waterfront Area Rapid Transit Rinkai Line “Tennoz Isle Station”
10 minutes walk from Tokyo Monorail Haneda Airport Line “Tennoz Isle Station” 8 minutes walk from Keikyu Main Line “Shinbanba Station”

At KOTARO NUKAGA, we will be implementing the following measures to ensure the safety of visitors. Please review our guidelines before your visit. As a precautionary measure to help contain the further spread of COVID-19, we have set the following guidelines.

Visitor Safety
All visitors are required to wear a mask and sanitize your hands at the entrance. Please refrain from visiting the gallery if you are experiencing the following symptoms:
– Cold/Flu-like symptoms
– Fever (over 37.1 C/99.1 F)
– Fatigue, shortness of breath, etc. Staff Safety At KOTARO NUKAGA we will take the following measures:
– Install hand sanitizers in easily accessible locations
– Increase the frequency of cleaning and disinfection of high touch points including doorknobs, elevator bottons, etc.
– Limit the number of visitors
– All the gallery members will wear a mask, regularly sanitize hands, measurement of body temperature

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.