Tsubaki-kai 2016 — Shoshin —
28 April – 19 June 2016
Organized under the banner of the Shiseido Gallery, the Tsubaki-kai is a group of artists with alternate members, boasting nearly 70 years of history (the group is named after the cosmetics company’s corporate mark tsubaki or camellia flower).
The Seventh Tsubaki-kai was formed in 2013 with five artists: Genpei Akasegawa, Naoya Hatakeyama, Rei Naito, Zon Ito and Ryoko Aoki. In 2015, Yasutake Shimaji (dancer, choreographer) joined as a new member representing, for the first time, the field of dance. The group holds annual exhibitions with the same members until 2017, on the theme of “shoshin” (the original intention or willingness to return to an open and simple state of mind at the start of any undertaking).
The exhibition reveals the first sculptural works of Shimaji and a dance performance he stages for the occasion. In photography, landscape photos taken by Hatakeyama in Mexico will be presented. Meet also Naito’s new works in two- and three-dimensions and Ito’s animation drawings. Aoki, meanwhile, showcases a booklet of Tsubaki-kai entitled “zine” as well as her own work. For Akasegawa (who passed away in 2014), his pen pictures in the 1970s will be displayed.
Place name Shiseido Gallery (in Japanese) 資生堂ギャラリー Website go to website Phone 03-3572-3901 Dates 28 April – 19 June 2016
*Closed on Mondays (including holidays)
Opening hours Weekday: 11 am – 7 pm
Sundays & holidays 11 am – 6 pm
Price free Address B1F, Tokyo Ginza Shiseido Building
8-8-3 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
- 4 min walk from Ginza Station (Tokyo Métro Ginza Line, Marunouchi Line and Hibiya Line: A2 Exit)
- 4 min walk from Shimbashi Station (Tokyo Metro Ginza Line, Toei Asakusa Line: A3 Exit)
- 5 min walk from Shimbashi Station (JR Lines: Ginza Exit)
* The above is the information known at the time of publication and subject to change without prior notice.