Past Exhibition

shiseido art egg 8

For over ninety years since its 1919 opening, the Shiseido Gallery has been promoting Shiseido's notion of “discovering and creating new aesthetics.” Among the Gallery's various activities is the “shiseido art egg,” a program that offers promising new artists opportunities to present their work to the public in the Shiseido Gallery's unique exhibition space.
For this year's 8th shiseido art egg, Shiseido collected applications from 324 potential participants from all around Japan, exceeding the number of applications from the previous year. About 80% of these were from artists in their twenties or thirties, with those in their thirties noticeably prominent this year.
Through a careful evaluation process, three of these young talents were selected* for their flexible, imaginative approaches to existing artistic genres. Shunsuke Kano, Shunsuke Imai, and Madoka Furuhashi will exhibit their respective works at the Shiseido Gallery in succession, according to the schedule below. We invite one and all to come experience these three different realms of fresh artistic vision.
*The evaluation panel was comprised of Aomi Okabe (art critic and Shiseido Gallery advisor), Tsutomu Mizusawa (Director of the Museum of Modern Art, Kamakura & Hayama and Shiseido Gallery advisor), and members of the Shiseido Corporate Culture Department.

Shunsuke Kano Exhibition: January 10th (Fri) - February 2nd (Sun), 2014  21 days

  • layer of my labor_40  2012

At first glance you might think you're seeing a sculpture made from the banding often used on wooden packing crates. Upon closer examination, though, you discover that it's actually a photograph of such banding that has been adhered to a wooden box, then wrapped in another band, photographed again and pasted on again, and so on, in a repeated process of photographing the object and then adhering the photo to the object, building up layers of embedded images on the final sheet of printing paper.
For this exhibition Shunsuke Kano presents new works of sculpture created through this elaborate process, as well as printed photographic works emphasizing the fact that photographs are merely phenomena on the printing paper. Kano works with the relationships between objects and images he finds around him, stimulating viewers to become more conscious and questioning of many of the “presupposed structures” that we so often overlook.

Shunsuke Kano
1983 Born in Osaka
2010 MFA degree, Kyoto Saga University of Arts

Shunsuke Imai Exhibition: February 7th (Fri) - March 2nd (Sun), 2014  21 days

  • untitled  2012

Shunsuke Imai explores a sense of three-dimensionality that inevitably emerges in flat-surfaced paintings. The warps and twists revealed on the flat paintings using stripes and dots convey a three-dimensional sense like fluttering flags. Imai's works in this exhibition feature a sculpture made of stripes in random arrangements transcribed and dyed onto cloth, as well as large-scale paintings made using the same patterns. Viewers are reinforced the concept of three-dimensionality within flat surfaces by looking at flat and three-dimensional works at the same time.

Shunsuke Imai
1978 Born in Fukui
2004 MFA Degree, Musashino Art University

Madoka Furuhashi Exhibition : March 7th (Fri) - 30th (Sun), 2014  21 days

  • Obelisk III (You Don't Know
    What You Are Looking At
    When You Are Looking At It)

Madoka Furuhashi began her career in architecture and since moving into art from there, she renders everyday objects into art in a way that investigates the sites and frameworks defining art. In her work using objects left in the house she resided in London, she arranged objects such as half-broken furniture and kitchen utensils left by past inhabitants along with photographs to rebuild these as an installation.
For this exhibition, her first solo show in Japan, she exhibits new works created from used everyday objects collected in Japan such as fish bowls and insect cages, as well as agricultural implements. She explores the stories that surround such objects, drawing forth their inherent power.

Madoka Furuhashi
1983 Born in Nagano
2013 MFA degree, Royal College of Art

shiseido art egg award

Following the completion of these solo exhibitions, a three-member review panel will select one of these artists to receive the "shiseido art egg award." This year's panel will include author and French literature scholar Toshiyuki Horie; artist Midori Mitamura; and painter Naoaki Yamamoto.
The winner will be announced at the end of April 2014 on the Shiseido Gallery website.

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Gallery talk with the artists
The artists explain their works in the gallery.

Schedule: (1) Shunsuke Kano Exhibition: January 11th (Sat), 2014, 14:00 – 14:30
  (2) Shunsuke Imai Exhibition: February 8th (Sat), 2014, 14:00 – 14:30
  (3) Madoka Furuhashi Exhibition: March 8th (Sat), 2014, 14:00 – 14:30
Location: Shiseido Gallery (No reservation required.)
Inquiries: Shiseido Gallery (Tel 03-3572-3901 or Fax 03-3572-3951)

Exhibition Details for “shiseido art egg 8” Exhibition

Sponsor: Shiseido Co., Ltd.
Duration: Shunsuke Kano Exhibition January 10th (Fri) - February 2nd (Sun), 2014
  Shunsuke Imai Exhibition February 7th (Fri) - March 2nd (Sun), 2014
  Madoka Furuhashi Exhibition March 7th (Fri) - March 30th (Sun), 2014
Location: Shiseido Gallery
Tokyo Ginza Shiseido Building, B1
8-8-3 Ginza, Chuo-ku
Tokyo 104-0061
Tel: 03-3572-3901;  Fax: 03-3572-3951
Hours: Weekdays 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Sundays and national holidays 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Closed: Mondays (including holidays falling on Monday)
Admission is free
Support: HOLBEIN WORKS, Ltd. (Shunsuke Imai Exhibition)

Shashin Kosha Inc. (Madoka Furuhashi Exhibition)

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