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Rineke Dijkstra
Rineke Dijkstra

December (Playback 1 & 2) at Misako & Rosen is a 2-part show celebrating the galleries 10th anniversary.

It showcases artists that Misako and Jeffrey have worked with during their gallery’s first 10 years, as well as elsewhere at other galleries in Tokyo and Los Angeles.

Focusing on a generation of artists that came into prominence during the ‘90s, the show also highlights how international and far-reaching the Japanese art scene has become, dispelling the myth of it being introspective or inward looking.

Not only tongue-in-cheek with the show starting in November, the title also reflects on the importance of this halcyon decade beyond the gallery as melancholia is laced with an equal measure of black humour. In their own unique way, works that range from photography to painting and beyond all touch upon birth, death, war, taboo, innocence, and without fail a certain degree of nonsense.

The artists for both sessions are:

Playback 1, until 12/4
Rineke Dijkstra
Nobuyoshi Araki
Dean Sameshima
Kyoko Murase
Kaoru Arima
David Shrigley

Rineke Dijkstra
Rineke Dijkstra
Nobuyoshi Araki
Nobuyoshi Araki
Dean Sameshima
Dean Sameshima
Kyoko Murase
Kyoko Murase
Kaoru Arima
Kaoru Arima
David Shrigley
David Shrigley

Playback 2, 12/18 – 01/29
Yoshitomo Nara
Nobuyoshi Araki
Hiroshi Sugito
Jon Pylypchuk
Maureen Gallace
Christian Holstad

http://misakoandrosen.jp/en/exhibitions/16/08/