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Live Art Performance- Osamu Watanabe: Sweet Summer

Osamu Watanabe will return to Whitestone Gallery Hollywood Road for presenting a Live performing Art on 9-10 September. The artist will be demonstrating the process of his creation which always comes to fruition as uniquely exquisite “sweets“. Afterwards, a Q&A session will be planed! The capacity of the spots for this event is limited. Please do not miss this precious opportunity to experience the secret of sweet wonderland.

Event date: 9-10 September, 2-5pm
Venue: UG/F, 57-59 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong
RSVP: info@whitestone.hk; 2523 8455

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Seattle Art Fair 2017


Whitestone Gallery is in Seattle Art Fair 2017

VIP Preview (By invitation only):
AUG 03 (THU), 3-5pm

Beneficiary Preview:
AUG 03 (THU), 5:30-8pm

General Opening Hours:
AUG 04-05 (FRI-SAT), 11am-7pm
APR 06 (SUN), 12-6pm

Booth number: E12

Participating artists: Yayoi Kusama, Yoshitomo Nara, Kazuo Shiraga, Atsuko Tanaka, Yasuo Sumi, Tetsuo Mizú, Tsuyoshi Maekawa, Katsuyoshi Inokuma, Miwa Komatsu, Masaaki Yamada, Yang Yongliang

Looking forward to your visit!

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Art Stage Jakarta 2017


Whitestone Gallery is in Art Stage Jakarta 2017

VIP Preview (By invitation only):
AUG 11 (FRI), 3-9pm

General Opening Hours:
AUG 12 (SAT), 1-9pm
AUG 13 (SUN), 11am-9pm

Booth number: A14

Yayoi Kusama, Yoshitomo Nara, Kazuo Shiraga, Atsuko Tanaka, Shozo Shimamoto, Tsuyoshi Maekawa, Shuji Mukai, Tetsuo Mizú, Miwa Komatsu, Go Yayanagi, Habeme

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Exhibitions

Exhibition: Osamu Watanabe

Whitestone Gallery is delighted to present the first solo exhibition of Osamu Watanabe: Sweet Summer in Hong Kong. More than 20 artworks form the artist’s career will be present at our Hollywood Road space. Click here for details

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Exhibition: Gallery Collection

Whitestone Gallery Hollywood Road is delighted to present Gallery Collection, showcasing Japanese Post-war art from 1963 – recent works. This exhibition aims to let the audiences experience unique visuals through featuring nine Asian artists: Yayoi Kusama, Yoshitomo Nara, to Gutai Artists, Shozo Shimamoto, Chiyu Uemae, Tsuyoshi Maekawa, Takesada Matsutani, Yuko Nasaka, representative of Mono-ha Lee Ufan, and Japanese avant-garde calligrapher Yuichi Inoue.
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Beyond the Convergence: The Interactive Relation between Architecture and Contemproary Art Talk by Kengo Kuma in Taipei

Founded in the heart of Tokyo in 1967, Whitestone Gallery has been a pioneer gallery in Japanese modern and contemporary art scene. Followed by the two operation spaces established in Hong Kong in 2015, Taipei space was officially opened in April, 2017. The Chairman of Whitestone Art Foundation Yukio Shiraishi especially consigned the design project to international acclaimed architect Kengo Kuma, making it the architect’s first gallery project. Therefore, Whitestone Gallery Taipei is pleased to be able to invite Kengo Kuma to hold the talk “Beyond the Convergence: The Interactive Relation between Architecture and Contemproary Art” in Taipei on the day of May 13th to share his point of view on a gallery’s multifaceted role in contemporary art world and how it reflected on his design ideas.

Kengo Kuma once mentioned in this collaborative project: “I tried to make something that was neither architecture nor an interior. Usually, the architect handles the building and an interior designer handles the interior in the finished structure. But this gallery is neither. It is both architecture and interior.” By making the structure looks both intentional and casual, the architect created a “state of suspension” suitable for contemporary art.

Whitestone Art Foundation has had several projects with Kengo Kuma, including the glass chapel in the garden of Karuizawa New Art Museum and Wild Birds’ Forest Villa completed in 2016. Starting with architectural engagement, Whitestone Gallery will continue to host interdisciplinary collaboration and exchange project to turn the gallery space into an experimental venue, in the hope to stimulate creativities and possibilities for the contemporary cultural environment.

Topic|Beyond the Convergence: The Interactive Relation between Architecture and Contemproary Art
Time|13 May, 2017 (Saturday) 16:30-18:00,admission starts at 16:00
Venue|No.1, Jihu Road, Neihu Distrant, Taipei, Taiwan, Colorful International Building Lobby
Contact|Samantha Chiu +886-2-8751-1185/samantha@whitestonegallery.co.jp


About Whitestone Gallery
Founded in 1967 in the heart of Tokyo, Whitestone Gallery is one of the pioneering galleries in Japan. The gallery presents works of significance by modern and contemporary Japanese artists and estates including members of Gutai Art Association.

With the opening of the Karuizawa New Art Museum in 2012, the gallery saw an exciting new development. Designed by renowned Japanese architect Rikuo Nishimori, the museum is used for a series of innovative Japanese Modern and Contemporary Art exhibitions, as well as public programs and educational activities.

In 2015, the gallery`s first overseas operation opened in Hong Kong aiming to introduce roster of living Gutai artists and Contemporary Japanese artists to an international audience, and to create a dialogue of exchange between Japan and the rest of the world. The Hong Kong gallery hosting a series of survey exhibitions of former Gutai artists who are still active since its inception. The exhibitions are accompanied by fully illustrated catalogues, artist talks and educational programs regarding post-war avant-garde art.


About Kengo Kuma
Kengo Kuma was born in 1954 in Yokohama (Japan). He completed his master’s degree in architecture at the University of Tokyo in 1979. From 1985 to 1986 he studied at Columbia University as Visiting Scholar. He established Kengo Kuma & Associates in 1990. He taught at Keio University from 2001 to 2008 as professor, and in 2009 he was installed as Professor at the Graduate School of Architecture, University of Tokyo. Among Kuma’s major early works are Kiro-san Observatory (1994), the guest house Water/Glass (1995, received AIA Benedictus Award), the Noh Stage in Forest at the Toyoma Center for Performance Arts (received in 1997 Architectural Institute of Japan Annual Award), the Nakagawa-machi Bato Hiroshige Museum of Art (2000, received The Murano Prize), Great Bamboo Wall in China (2002).

Kengo Kuma was awarded with the International Spirit of Nature Wood Architecture Award in 2002 (Finland), International Architecture Awards for the Best New Global Design for Chokkura Plaza and Shelter in 2007 and Energy Performance + Architecture Award in 2008 (France). He is an International Fellow of RIBA in UK and Honorary Fellow of AIA of the US.

He has also written numerous books and most of the titles have been translated into Chinese and Korean. His major writings, Anti-Object, Natural Architecture, Small Architecture have been published in English from AA Publications, the book department of AA School, UK’s prestigious architecture institution.

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Exhibition: Go Yayanagi "The New Encounter is Art !"

Whitestone Gallery Hong Kong is proud to present Go Yayanagi’s first solo exhibiti on in Hong Kong “The New Encounter is Art !.” More than 20 paintings spanning t he artist’s career from the 1970s to the present will be showcased at the gallery’s Hollywood Roadspace through 26th May to 25th June.
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Exhibition: Masatake Kozaki

Whitestone Gallery is proud to present Masatake Kozaki’s first solo exhibition in Hong Kong, starting from 21 April to 21 May, 2017 at the gallery’s Hollywood Road space. The exhibition showcases Kozaki’s TOUGEN series paintings along with his new creations inspired by Tohoku region where he was born, and devastated by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami.
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Grand Opening for Whitestone Taipei

With the opening of our new gallery in Taipei, Taiwan and our 50th anniversary celebrations, 2017 will be a special year for Whitestone Gallery.

Designed by the world-renowned architect Kengo Kuma — who designed the National Stadium for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics — our Taipei gallery features Kuma’s signature style of merging cypress wood into the structure of a building. Kuma’s design is the first thing visitors will see upon entering the gallery. Inside of the gallery space remains true to minimalistic white cube style with seven meter high ceilings to host groundbreaking exhibitions and installations.

To express our high regard for Taiwan and Taiwanese art society, the gallery titled the inaugural exhibition “I Love Taiwan” featuring over 200 artworks from 60 artists including — The classic works from the most influential Japanese avant-grade art associate GUTAI (1954-1972), From Line series(1979) by Lee Ufan, Yayoi Kusama’s soft sculpture along with her signature work—Infinity Nets (1963), also with Yoshitomo Nara’s Puff Marshie. Beside, we are exhibiting works by Yuichi Inoue, Miwa Kyusetsu XII, Miwa Komatsu, Tetsuo Mizù, etc. In addition, Whitestone Gallery also cooperating with French conceptual artist Daniel Buren, Chinese young artists Yang Yongliang and Huang Yuxing, American artist Ledie John Dill, the Philippines installation artist Mark Justiniani and more. Whitestone Gallery Taipei will continue our tradition of exhibiting historically significant art movements and art works while also exploring innovative international contemporary artists as well.

Do not miss out one of the greatest event to celebrate the milestone with us at Whitestone Gallery Taipei. We are looking forwards to see you at our grand opening!

Whitestone Gallery Taipei
1/F, No.1, Jihu Road, Neihu Distrist, Taipei, Taiwan

Grand Opening: APR 08 (SAT) 4pm-7pm
Opening Ceremony: 4:30pm
Art Performance: 5:30pm Choreography and Performance by Chou Shu-Yi

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South Island Art Day

Come and join Art Day at South Island Cultural District. Visit Whitestone Gallery, other 22 galleries and artist studios in Wong Chuk Hang and Tin Wan.

Date: 23th March, 2017
Time: 10am-2pm
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"Voyages"- a large-scale digital art installation at H Queen

H Queen’s (HQ) is proud to present "Voyages", a large-scale digital art installation consisting of video artworks presented by world-class galleries and artists, including teamLab (Pace Gallery), İnci Eviner (Pearl Lam Galleries), Zhao Zhao (Tang Contemporary Art) and Sputniko! (Whitestone Gallery). This is the first large-scale digital art installation to be shown on a main street in the busiest CBD in Hong Kong, where the passers-by will stop in their tracks to experience the Voyages among the hustle and bustle of Central.

Located at 80 Queen’s Road Central, "Voyages" will be 6.5 metres tall and 8 metres wide, made up of approximately 200 LED screens, bringing a unique visual experience. The installation will run on the HQ façade from 16th March, transforming the space into an invitation to journey through new ideas, drawing the viewer beyond themselves and on an ethereal voyage in March, Hong Kong’s annual arts month.

Whitestone Gallery will present ‘The Moonwalk Machine - Selena’s Step’ (2013) by British-Japanese artist Sputniko! (b. 1985). The installation tells the story of Selena, a fictional woman who invents a lunar rover rigged with high-heels with the hope to leave her marks on the surface of the moon. The installation includes an image of a super heroine "Lunar Girl" – who Selena dreams of becoming – as well as the actual lunar rover. The machine was created after visiting and talking with engineers and specialists at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, and is designed so that the high-heel marks are left firmly on the moon's surface. True to the word "sci-fi", the work embodies a mixture of science and fiction, but the inspiration actually came from a real-life amateur scientist, a 13-year-old girl, who succeeded in launching a Hello Kitty doll aboard a rubber balloon into the stratosphere. The cheerful actions of Selena accompanied by lively music combine to create a powerful statement on female empowerment and the many ways in which women can change the world.

More information of HQ and the public art programme can be found at its official website: www.hqueens.com.hk

"Voyages"
Show Period: 16 March-26 March
Show Time: 8am to midnight
Address: H Queen's, 80 Queen's Road Central, Hong Kong
www.hqueens.com.hk

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Exhibition: Toshiyuki Enoki

Whitestone Gallery is pleased to present Toshiyuki Enoki’s first solo exhibition in Hong Kong, starting from 16 March to 16 April, 2017 at the gallery’s Hollywood Road space. The exhibition comprises a selection of Enoki’s distinctive paintings created recent years that highlights artist’s unique visual narrative.
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Artists News: Nobuko Watabiki

Whitestone Gallery is proud to announce that the gallery artist Nobuko Watabiki’s solo exhibition "HASE UND IGEL MEET USAGI TO KAME" will be on view from 21st Feb to 9th Apr at Marschtorzwinger, HANSESTADT BUXTEHUDE, Germany.
The artist’s recent creations will be displayed in a beautiful venue in a scenic city HANSESTADT BUXTEHUDE.
For further information about the HANSESTADT BUXTEHUDE, please visit www.buxtehude.de

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Announcement

Change of Opening Hour of Hollywood Road Gallery

The opening hour of Whitestone Gallery Hong Kong Hollywood Road is changed to 11 AM - 7 PM (open everyday).

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Exhibitions

Exhibition: Gallery Collection in Hollywood Road

Whitestone Gallery is proud to present Gallery Collection at Hollywood Road gallery space, starting from Jan 13 (Friday) 2017 and the exhibition is now extended to Mar 11 (Sat) 2017.

Featuring artists: Alexander Calder, Go Asa, Yayoi Kusama, Yoshitomo Nara, Yuko Nasaka, Tsuyoshi Maekawa, Chie Nakamoto, Ayako Rokaku

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Announcement

Wong Chuk Hang Gallery will be closed from 28/1-31/1

Whitestone Gallery (Wong Chuk Hang) will be closed from 28th January to 31st January, 2017.
Normal opening hours will resume on 1st February, 2017.
Whitestone Gallery(Hollywood Road) will remain opening during the period.

Whitestone Gallery wishes you a prosperous and healthy year of rooster!

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