Aperto 06


2017.1.21(Sat.) - 2017.5.7(Sun.)



2017.1.21(Sat.) - 2017.5.7(Sun.)
10:00 - 18:00 (until 20:00 on Fridays and Saturdays)


21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa
Long - Term Project Room


Mondays (Open on March 20, May 1) and March 21



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21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa
Phone: +81-76-220-2800
Facsimile: +81-76-220-2802
E-Mail: info@kanazawa21.jp

TAKEDA Yusuke (born Hiroshima, 1985) majored in painting at Kanazawa College of Art and in 2014 earned his doctorate at the College’s graduate school. Takeda currently lives and works in Kanazawa, creating installations that combine varying media including painting, photography, video, and sound. Since October last year, he has undertaken production on a daily basis at this museum, using the Project Room as his studio, and this exhibition presents his latest works emerging from in-residency production. Creations employing such media as painting, video, drawing, and statues are installed as independent works in the gallery space, yet meanwhile, they take “image depth / image humidity” as a basso continuo and appear before us as things indefinite or else unclear, overlapping at their deep layers, segmenting, shifting, and changing content. Such works and their correlation evoke coordinate axes containing images of “visible and invisible” and “reality and fiction,” and jolt our perceptions.

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Opening Event

To mark the exhibition’s opening, a composite event will be held featuring a talk by Takeda Yusuke and video and music related to the artworks.
Date/time: Saturday January 21, 2017 18:30-20:30
Venue: Project Room, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa
Admission: ¥500 (includes one drink)

About the “Aperto” Series

  • The exhibition series “Aperto” introduces up-and-coming young artists in a solo exhibition format. As an art museum actively engaged with the contemporary world, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa looks closely at new trends now in the process of forming. Artists and curators collaborate in creating occasions for exhibiting works and act as an intermediary between today’s creation and that of the future. This exhibition series looks at individual artists who, although having little experience with solo or important group exhibitions at art museums, possess sufficient creative motivation to command a solo exhibition and who are expected to make a significant impact in the future. Artists are selected without regard for their nationality or expressive media by the curator at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa.
    Note: “Aperto” is Italian for “open.”

Artist Profile

  • TAKEDA Yusuke

    Born in Hiroshima, 1985. Graduated from Kanazawa College of Art, Ph.D., Fine Arts, Oil Painting. His recent exhibitions include "SUNSET is SUNRISE (MORI YU GALLERY, Tokyo, 2011), "Wandering - Dark Room -" (TRANS ART TOKYO, Tokyo, 2012), "Kitakagaya Crossing 2013: MOBILIS in MOBILI - crossing moment" (Coop Kitakagaya, CASHI/ 2013, Toiyamachi Studio/ 2014), Fun de Nagoya “NIJI NO FUMOTO-Crossing prosess“ (Gallery Yada, Nagoya, 2014), “Simple Face / Complex Island” (MORI YU GALLERY, Kyoto, 2014), "VOCA - THE VISION OF CONTENPORARY ART 2015" (The Ueno Royal Museum, Tokyo, 2015) and many others.

Leaflet: “Aperto 06 TAKEDA Yusuke”

  • Design: KIKUCHI Atsuki
    Size: 210 x 148 mm
    Number of pages: 6 with a postcard
    Language: Japanese/English
    Price: ¥400 (with tax)



Organized by:

21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa (Kanazawa Art Promotion and Development Foundation)