[Ginza Tsutaya Bookstore] Minami Iki’s solo exhibition “Art and Craft” will be held from Saturday, June 8th. A huge circular installation will be presented in the atrium venue.

Ginza Tsutaya Bookstore (6th floor, GINZA SIX, Chuo-ku, Tokyo) will hold Minami Ibuki's solo exhibition "Art and Culture in One" at GINZA ATRIUM from Saturday, June 8th to Wednesday, June 26th, 2024.

Special feature page | https://store.tsite.jp/ginza/blog/art/40100-1555550423.html


Minami Iki creates paintings using a unique algorithm based on the theme of "the core of art." Having explored the "core of art" in various past series, Minami will present a huge circular installation work in the atrium venue for this exhibition. In commemoration of this exhibition, he will also present a special invitation drawing work using the blueprint of the installation.

・Minami Iki talk event will be held on June 16th (Sun) from 19:00 to 20:00

Three people who are related to Iki Minami and are active in various fields will talk with Minami. Details will be announced on the special feature page as soon as they are decided.

Special feature page | https://store.tsite.jp/ginza/blog/art/40100-1555550423.html

・Message for this exhibition

The contemporary art scene, which has suffered a crushing defeat at the hands of commercialism, has been subject to the rampant differentiation of art through superficial means.
Minami Iki continues to embody the "core of art" with infinite perfection that transcends human intent.

The inseparability of all and nothingness, the simultaneity of eternity and the moment, which are embodied in his works,
The work infiltrates the viewer with ontological uncertainty.
The memory of this encounter with the "core of art" will remain engraved in his body and mind.

Harvard University Graduate School Masaaki Nomura


Minami Iki

Born in Tokyo in 1995. Received a BFA from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. Active mainly in the United States and Japan, he creates paintings using unique algorithms with the theme of "the core of art."

Major solo exhibitions
2015 "ALGORITHM" A park in the suburbs of San Francisco (Guerrilla solo exhibition)
2017 "DEPOSITION" Dorado Gallery (Tokyo)
2018 "DEPOSITION" Hook Project (New York)
2018 "Ibuki Minami SOLO EXHIBITION" Dorado Gallery (Tokyo)
2019 "Wedding Solo Exhibition" Jiro Miura Gallery (Tokyo)
2020 "RISING" Seibu Shibuya Art Gallery, Building B, 8th floor (Tokyo)
2021 "Ibuki Minami Commission Work" Seibu Shibuya Art Gallery (Tokyo)
2021 "TORUS" Seibu Shibuya Art Gallery, B Building 8th floor, Show Window (Tokyo)
2021 "IMPULSE" Hankyu Umeda Main Store Art Gallery (Osaka)
2022 "TORUS-B" Seibu Shibuya Art Gallery, Building B, 8th floor (Tokyo)
2022 "YIN" rin art association (Gunma)
2022 "YANG" Gateau Festa Harada Head Office Gallery (Gunma)
2022 "Art and Culture" CADAN Yurakucho (Tokyo)
2023 "ALGORITHM" Hankyu Umeda Main Store (Osaka)
2023 "BRAINSTORM" Nagoya Matsuzakaya Art Gallery (Nagoya)
2024 "ALGORITHM" Seibu Shibuya Art Gallery, B Building 8th floor, Show Window (Tokyo)

Major Group Exhibitions
2016 "IBA" 3331 Arts Chiyoda (Tokyo)
2017 "Clematis" Haro Gallery (Tokyo)
2017 "AAU Spring Show" Ateria Gallery (San Francisco)
2021 "nine colors" Seibu Shibuya Art Gallery (Tokyo)
2021 "Constellation #02" rin art association (Gunma)
2021 "Young Okazaki vol.01" MtK Contemporary Art (Kyoto)
2022 "OKETA COLLECTION: THE SIRIUS" Spiral Garden (Tokyo)
2022 "Minami Iki and Takahashi Shuhei Two-person Exhibition" Gallery Wada (Tokyo)

Major art fairs
2024 Art Fair Tokyo (Tokyo)
2024 Taipei Contemporary Art Festival (Taipei)

●Main collection location Gunma Prefectural Museum of Art (Gunma)
Kyocera Museum of Art, Kyoto (Kyoto)

・About sales of works

Invitation drawings using the installation blueprints, created to commemorate this exhibition, will be available for purchase in-store and on the online art marketplace "OIL by Bijutsu Techo" from 11:00 on Saturday, June 8th to 18:00 on Wednesday, June 26th.
In addition, works not exhibited at the venue will be available for purchase online during the same period.
*Depending on the pre-sales situation, sales may end before the start of the event.

・Exhibition details

Minami Iki solo exhibition "Art and the Core are One"
Dates: Saturday, June 8th to Wednesday, June 26th, 2024
Time | 11:00-20:00 *Closing at 18:00 on the last day only Venue | Ginza Tsutaya Bookstore GINZA ATRIUM (event space)
Organized by: Ginza Tsutaya Bookstore Supported by: rin art association
Admission: Free Inquiries: 03-3575-7755 (during business hours) /info.ginza@ccc.co.jp
Special feature page | https://store.tsite.jp/ginza/blog/art/40100-1555550423.html

・Ginza Tsutaya Bookstore

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・CCC Art Lab

CCC Art Lab is a planning group within the planning company Culture Convenience Club Co., Ltd. that proposes "a life with art." By proposing "a life with art," we hope to bring art closer to people, make people's lives happier, and contribute to creating a better society. Based on the knowledge we have gained through many years of business experience in store planning, art media, product development, event production, and more, we propose plans with an approach that only we can take.

[Culture Convenience Club Co., Ltd. (CCC ART LAB)] Press release

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