Shimon Minamikawa “A Language All Your Own”

2017. 9. 17 Sun - 10. 15 Sun

Opening reception:9. 17 Sun - SUNDAY BRUNCH 13:00 - 16:00
(Following the reception the gallery will remain open until 17:00)
Grand opening ceremony at 14:30
We will open a sake cask together at the opening - please join us.

MISAKO & ROSEN is pleased to announce our return to Kita-Otsuka; the new gallery space situated within renowned architect Akihisa Hirata’s Tree-ness House. We will open with a solo exhibition “A Language All Your Own” by Shimon Minamikawa. The gallery presented its first solo exhibition in December of 2006 – Minamikawa’s “Egypt, a woman of quality , circle and square”. In the years that followed, Minamikawa has developed a unique painterly vocabulary that has been recognized within Japan and internationally – he has participated in exhibitions at the National Museum of Art, Osaka, the National Art Center and Mori Art Museum, Tokyo as well as the European traveling exhibition Painting 2.0 (Museum Brandhorst, Munich, MUMOK, Vienna). His work is included in the public collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo as well as the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea. The present exhibition is supplemented with a text by Sen Uesaki (translated by Andrew Maerkle) and includes new works on canvas and plates; marking a return – of sorts – to motifs which featured prominently in our first exhibition together, “A Language All Your Own” serves as the closing project of our recent series of 10 Year Anniversary events – as well as the start of the fall exhibition season in a new space.

>>Time Windows, Part I: Paintings of Shimon Minamikawa Sen Uesaki(PDF)