ART DISTRICTS JAPAN
An article recently published in The Japan Times takes a quirky look at a new Tokyo art district that has sprung up in Nihonbashi. Kit Nagamura brings you a colloquially written chronicle of ancient executions, deli dishes and, of course, contemporary art.
Click here to read the original article, titled “Shooting galleries in Nihonbashi”, on The Japan Times’ website.
After a spot of lunch and a macaroni fortune reading at Alimentare e Bar Renea, Nagamura bumps into gallerist Hitoshi Ohashi’s Tokyo Art Collectors Group and is asked if she would like to tag along with them as they tour the city district. “Walking with Hitoshi, I soon learn that the area’s galleries are rarely in locations as accessible and obvious as the Tobin Ohashi [Gallery],” she writes, and then proceeds to list a few of the established and emerging spaces the group visits, including Unseal Contemporary, Gallery Hashimoto, Gallery αM, CASHI Contemporary Gallery Shima and Radi-um von Roentgenwerke AG.
Residents of Tokyo, do you know of any other galleries in this or other areas of the city that are worth a mention? If you do, leave the gallery name and a link to their website in the comments section below.
- Norman Foster promises accessible arts for Hong Kong Kowloon project – Time Out – August 2011 – Time Out interview in which Foster talks about his plan for the West Kowloon Cultural District
- Art districts in Asia: 5 top posts from 2008 to 2011 – June 2011 – part of our ongoing ‘Lists’ series, step back into our archives
- Modern Mumbai art spaces show up New Delhi “house conversions” – CNNGo – April 2011 – Mumbai is trumping New Dehli with its unique developing art scene
- 3 new Shanghai art spaces point at flourishing art scene – February 2011 – includes information on two art museums and a “warehouse-style” space
- Singapore Museum Guide – November 2009 – a quick reference guide to Singapore’s cultural treasures
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