ART FAIR TOKYO 2021 & Viewing Room Exhibition

3/18 (Thu.) - 3/21 (Sun.), 2021
ART FAIR TOKYO 2021
Invitation Only Day: 3/18 (Thu.)
Public Days: 3/19 (Fri.) - 21 (Sun.)
Venue: Tokyo International Forum

Viewing Room Exhibition
Dates: 3/18 (Thu.) - 3/21 (Sun.)
Venue : WAITINGROOM

Exhibiting Artists: Nobuaki ITOH, Saya OKUBO, Rikako KAWAUCHI, Fuyuhiko TAKATA, Fumika TSUCHITORI
Installation View
Works
Nobuaki ITOH "A¯to (Spain Ver.)"
2015
single channel video with sound, 10min.
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Nobuaki ITOH "A¯to (Japan Ver.)"
2015
single channel video with sound, 10min.5sec.
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Nobuaki ITOH "The most beautiful moment in my life"
2018
single channel video with sound, 8min.
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Nobuaki ITOH "Artist"
2013-2014
single channel video with sound, 35min
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Saya OKUBO "The Cow Thief"
2021
acrylic and oil on canvas panel, H1620 × W1303 mm
Saya OKUBO "Man with a stick ( Indian )"
2021
acrylic and oil on canvas panel, H1455 × W970 mm
Saya OKUBO "They"
2021
oil and acrylic on corrugated plastics sheeting, H1475 × W1190 mm
Saya OKUBO "juggling"
2020
acrylic and oil on canvas panel, H910 × W727 mm
Saya OKUBO "The Burning Woman"
2021
acrylic and oil on canvas panel, H910 × W727 mm
Saya OKUBO "Weight movement"
2021
acrylic and oil on canvas panel, H803 × W652 mm
Saya OKUBO "Melancholy"
2021
acrylic and oil on canvas panel, H652 × W530 mm
Saya OKUBO "The child pointing"
2021
acrylic and oil on canvas panel, H652 × W530 mm
Saya OKUBO "Friendship ( knife )"
2021
acrylic and oil on canvas panel, H652 × W530 mm
Saya OKUBO "Like a monkey"
2021
acrylic and oil on canvas panel, H652 × W530 mm
Saya OKUBO "conductor"
2021
acrylic and oil on canvas panel, H530 × W455 mm
Saya OKUBO "She's sitting"
2021
acrylic and oil on canvas panel, H530 × W455 mm
Saya OKUBO "juggling"
2021
acrylic and oil on canvas panel, H530 × W455 mm
Saya OKUBO "imaginary pot"
2021
acrylic and oil on canvas panel, H530 × W455 mm
Rikako KAWAUCHI "SUN”
2021
oil on canvas, 1620 x 1303 mm
Rikako Kawauchi "walk up"
2021
oil on canvas, 1303 x 970 mm
Rikako KAWAUCHI "to the marrow"
2021
oil on canvas, 910 x 727 mm
Rikako KAWAUCHI "KID"
2021
oil on canvas, 455 x 530 mm
Rikako KAWAUCHI "HUMAN BEGIN"
2021
oil on canvas, 455 x 380 mm
Rikako Kawauchi "sound and color"
2021
oil on canvas, 455 x 380 mm
Rikako KAWAUCHI "From top to bottom"
2019
watercolor and pencil on paper, 364 x 515 mm
Rikako KAWAUCHI "sun trip"
2019
watercolor and pencil on paper, 202 × 380 mm
Rikako KAWAUCHI "almost animal"
2018
watercolor and pencil on paper, 457 x 380 mm
Rikako Kawauchi "RAW&BAKE"
2018
watercolor and pencil on paper, 230 x 242 mm
Rikako KAWAUCHI "up"
2018
watercolor and pencil on paper, 375 × 164 mm
Rikako KAWAUCHI "Hold the knife in one hand, while grasping his crotch with the other hand and then say Don’t fuck of me"
2016
watercolor and pencil on paper, 1100 × 840 mm
Rikako KAWAUCHI "organ"
2019
Neon light, transformer 160 x 260 x 135 mm
Fumika TSUCHITORI "I and You"
2021
oil and spray on canvas, 1620 x 1300 mm
Fumika TSUCHITORI "I and You"
2021
oil and spray on canvas, 530 x 455 mm
Fumika TSUCHITORI "a scene"
2021
oil and spray on canvas, 530 x 455 mm
Fumika TSUCHITORI "I and You"
2020
acrylic on paper, 268 x 378 mm
Fumika TSUCHITORI "I and You"
2020
acrylic and pastel on paper, 250 x 328 mm
Fumika TSUCHITORI "I/You"
2020
oil on paper, 380 x 270 mm
Fumika TSUCHITORI "I and You"
2019
oil on canvas, 314 x 243 mm
Fumika TSUCHITORI "I and You(R)"
2020
oil and color pencil on canvas, 273 x 196 mm
Fumika TSUCHITORI "I and You"
2020
oil, acrylic and spray on canvas, 220 x 162 mm
Fuyuhiko TAKATA "Dream Catcher"
2018
single channel video with sound, 4min.30sec.
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Fuyuhiko TAKATA "Cambrian Explosion"
2016
single channel video with sound, 2min.35sec.
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Fuyuhiko TAKATA "Afternoon of a Faun"
2015-2016
single channel video with sound, 5min.27sec.
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Press release

WAITINGROOM will be participating in the Art Fair Tokyo 2021 from Thursday, March 18 to Sunday, 21. The exhibiting artists are Nobuaki ITOH, Saya OKUBO, Rikako KAWAUCHI, Fuyuhiko TAKATA and Fumika TSUCHITORI.

The gallery in Edogawabashi will also host a viewing exhibition of works that cannot be displayed in the fair booth, so that audiences can further enjoy the works of the exhibiting artists at the Art Fair Tokyo. From the Tokyo International Forum to the gallery, it is a 12-minute ride on the Tokyo Metro Yurakucho Line to Edogawabashi Station, and a 5-minute walk from the station. We hope you will take this opportunity to visit the WAITINGROOM booth at the fair as well as the exhibition at our gallery space.

ART FAIR TOKYO 2021

Public View :
3/19 (Fri.) 12:00-19:00
3/20 (Sat.) 12:00-19:00
3/21 (Sun.) 12:00-16:00

3/18 (Thu.)
Press View / 12:00-13:00
Private View / 13:00-16:00
Vernissage / 16:00-20:00

Venue : Tokyo International Forum, Hall E / Lobby Gallery
(3-5-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku,Tokyo-to 100-0005 JAPAN)
Ticket : JPY 4,000 (Incl. Tax) *Prior reservation is required online
Access : 1 min. Walk from Yurakucho Station (Yurakucho Line / JR Line)
      5 min. Walk from Hibiya Station (Hibiya Line / Mita Line)
      7 min. Walk from Nijubashi-mae Station (Chiyoda Line) and Ginza Station (Marunouchi Line)
Website : https://artfairtokyo.com
Booth:G029

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Viewing Room Exhibition at WAITINGROOM
Dates : 3/18 (Thu.) – 3/21 (Sun.), 2021
Venue : WAITINGROOM
Opening Hours : Thu.-Sat. 12-7pm / Sun. 12-5pm
*There is no opening reception for this exhibition.

*Please refrain from coming to the gallery if you have any symptoms such as fever or cough.
*You may be asked to use a non-contact thermometer to measure your body temperature upon entering the gallery.
*Please wear a mask and disinfect your hands with alcohol at the entrance.
*Please note that if the gallery space is crowded, there may be a restriction on entry.

Ventilation in the gallery will be done regularly. Our staff will ensure that the temperature is checked daily, and that hands are washed and sanitized. Additionally, the staff will wear a mask when serving customers.

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About the Artists

Nobuaki ITOH
Born in 1981 in Nara, currently lives and works in Kyoto. He graduated from Kyoto University of the Arts (former name: Kyoto University of Arts and Design) in the major of Fine Art in 2006 and obtained a Ph.D. in Art at Kyoto City University of Arts in 2016. He is an artist who pursues fundamental themes such as “body,” “life/death,” and “spirit,” which are unavoidable in life, and presents video and installation works. His recent exhibitions include a solo exhibition “Fiction / The most beautiful moment in my life” (2018, WAITINGROOM, Tokyo), group exhibition “CANCER – THE MECHANISM OF RESEMBLING” (2018, EUKARYOTE, Tokyo), solo exhibition “Ato and Artist” (2016, WAITINGROOM, Tokyo), group exhibition “S-HOUSE Museum Memorial Exhibitions” (2016-2026, S-HOUSE Museum, Okayama), a solo exhibition “A¯to” (2015, APMoA Project, ARCH vol.13: Nobuaki ITOH, Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art, Nagoya), group exhibition “GRAVEDAD CERO” (2015, Matadero Madrid, Madrid, Spain), group exhibition “Ushimado Asia Triennale” (2014, Setouchi City Museum of Art, Okayama), group exhibition “Me’tis – fighting art -“ (2012, Gallery @KCUA, Kyoto), group exhibition “RESONANSE” (2010, Suntory Museum, Osaka) and many others.

Saya OKUBO
Born in 1992 in Fukuoka, currently lives and works in Kyoto. Graduated from Kyoto University of the Arts (former name: Kyoto University of Arts and Design) with the Master’s degree in 2017. She is an artist who creates paintings in which two separate elements coexist: a symbolic image expressed as an outline and a phenomelal image undulating with a sense of materiality. Her recent exhibitions include a solo exhibition “They” (2020, WAITINGROOM, Tokyo), group exhibition “Island with ONI” (2019, WAITINGROOM, Tokyo), solo exhibition “a doubtful reply” (2018, WAITINGROOM, Tokyo), group exhibition “Art Students Exhibition 2017” (2017, SEZON ART GALLERY, Tokyo), group exhibition “movement 2016 – 1st movement -“ (2016, ARTZONE, Kyoto), group exhibition “HERE I AM KUAD×TUNA Exchange Exhibition” (2015, Na paid Art Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan). Her work attracted a lot of attention when she won the Masami Shiraishi Award at the 4th CAF Award Winning Exhibition (Daikanyama Hillside Forum, Tokyo), a group exhibition she participated in the fall of 2017.

Rikako KAWAUCHI
Born in 1990 in Tokyo, currently lives and works in Tokyo. Graduated from Tama Art University with the Master’s degree in 2017. Starting from KAWAUCHI’s own interest in the action of eating, she focuses on the subject of body, mind and ambiguous relationship between them. She depicts SELF and OTHERS as motifs in the scenes of eating food, having sex, and many other ways of communication where different elements intersect. Using a very strong and characteristic line, she’s been expanding her ways of impression from painting and drawing to wire sculpture and neon sculpture. Her recent exhibitions include a solo exhibition “drawings” (2020, WAITINGROOM & OIL by Bijutsu Techo *concurrent exhibitions), solo exhibition “Myth & Body” (2020, Mitsukoshi Contemporary Gallery, Tokyo), group exhibition “drawings” (2019, Gallery Koyanagi, Tokyo), solo exhibition “human wears human / bloom wears bloom” (2018, Kamakura Gallery, Kanagawa), solo exhibition “Tiger Tiger burning bright” (2018, WAITINGROOM, Tokyo), group exhibition ”Museum of Together” (2017, SPIRAL, Tokyo), solo exhibition “Back is confidential space. Behind=Elevator” (2016, WAITINGROOM, Tokyo), solo exhibition “SHISEIDO ART EGG vol.9 : Go down the throat” (2015, Shiseido Gallery, Tokyo) and many others. She also received the Kenjiro HOSAKA Award at the “1st CAF Award” exhibition (2014, Tabloid Gallery, Tokyo) and Shiseido Art Egg Award at the “SHISEIDO ART EGG Vol.9: Go down the throat” (2015, Shiseido Gallery, Tokyo).

Fuyuhiko TAKATA
Born in 1987 in Hiroshima, currently lives and works in Chiba. He completed the doctoral course in oil painting at the Tokyo University of the Arts in 2017. His recent exhibitions include a solo exhibition “LOVE PHANTOM 2” (2021, WAITINGROOM, Tokyo), solo exhibition “MAM Screen011: Fuyuhiko Takata” (2019, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo), group exhibition “Impossible Human” (2019, TAV GALLERY, Tokyo), solo exhibition “Dream Catcher” (2018, Alternative Space CORE, Hiroshima), solo exhibition “LOVE PHANTOM” (2017, Art Center Ongoing, Tokyo), group exhibition “SPRING FEVER” (2017, KOMAGOME SOKO, Tokyo), solo exhibition “STORYTELLING” (2016, Kodama Gallery, Tokyo), group exhibition “MOT Annual 2016 Loose Lips Save Ships” (2016, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Tokyo), group exhibition “Super Body Maniac” (2015, Kodama Gallery, Tokyo), group exhibition “Genzai Yurei-ga Ten” (2015, TAV GALLERY, Tokyo), solo exhibition “MY FANTASIA II” (2014, Art Center Ongoing, Tokyo), solo exhibition “MY FANTASIA” (2013, Kodama Gallery, Kyoto), group exhibition “II TENKI group show with Japanese artists” (2013, WILLEM BAARS PROJECT, Amsterdam), group exhibition “EMERGING/MASTER 1 – AIDA Makoto: Be it Art or not Art” (2011, Tokyo Wonder Site Hongo, Tokyo) and many others.

Fumika TSUCHITORI
Born in 1995 in Hyogo, currently lives and works in Kyoto. Graduated from the department of art and craft at Kyoto University of the Arts (former name: Kyoto University of Arts and Design) in 2020. Her recent exhibitions include a group exhibition “Art Award Tokyo Marunouchi 2020” (2020, Gyoko-dori Underground Gallery, Tokyo), solo exhibition “Bones and Skin (light a fire, have to go find the roses)” (2020, WAITINGROOM, Tokyo), group exhibition “SUBJECT” (2020, ANTEROOM KYOTO, Kyoto), group exhibition “A-Lab Artist Gate 2020” (A-Lab, Hyogo), group exhibition “Kyoto Art Lounge” (2019, Starbucks Coffee Sanjo Ohashi, Kyoto), group exhibition “Shibuya STYLE Vol.13” (2019, Seibu Shibuya art gallery, Tokyo), group exhibition “Innocent -P-“ (2019, Kyoto International Conference Center, Kyoto), group exhibition “HOP” (2018, Galerie Aube, Kyoto), group exhibition “Now, That Paintings” (2017, Painting Laboratory303, Kyoto) and others.

Artist
伊東宣明
Nobuaki ITOH
大久保紗也
Saya OKUBO
川内理香子
Rikako KAWAUCHI
高田冬彦
Fuyuhiko TAKATA
土取郁香
Fumika TSUCHITORI