[Ginza Tsutaya Bookstore] A solo exhibition “TOKYO Machine” by contemporary artist Tamura Satoru, who creates mechanical works, will be held from Saturday, September 18th.

TOKYO machine 2021 glass, steel, chain, bearing, motor, cable 102.0 x 390.0 x 60.0 cm

Ginza Tsutaya Bookstore (GINZASIX 6F, Chuo-ku, Tokyo) will hold Tamura Satoru's solo exhibition "TOKYO Machine" from September 18th (May) to September 2021 to create three-dimensional works with cynical humor using electricity. It will be held at the central event space GINZA ATRIUM on the 23rd (Thursday).

TOKYO machine 2021 glass, steel, chain, bearing, motor, cable 102.0 x 390.0 x 60.0 cm

Tamura Satoru uses "electricity", which is indispensable to our daily lives, to create works that make us want to call it a "device" on a large scale without practicality.

An incandescent lamp that turns on and off regularly while emitting sparks, a cloth that spins while making a rattling noise, a crocodile that spins around …
While wondering what the purpose of this was, we continue to appreciate the work innocently when we notice it, "From the meaning, setting, and purpose that the material and form will have. I want to be free, "he says. Maybe he's addicted to it.

At the venue this time, the "Machine Series" will be exhibited, in which chains that form numbers, letters, and symbols rotate endlessly. It is a masterpiece that more than 20 works such as the ART machine in the shape of the alphabet "ART", the "!" (Exclamation mark) type machine, and the TOKYO machine, which will be unveiled for the first time this time, move at the same time.

Please take this opportunity to enjoy the space created by Tamura Satoru, who creates works with cynical humor as useless and useless things that produce nothing useful electricity that is indispensable to society.

Special page | https://store.tsite.jp/ginza/blog/art/22199-1523140908.html

About sales

It will be sold at the Ginza Tsutaya Bookstore store and online store.

Period | September 18, 2021 (Sat) Store 10: 30〜 / Online 12: 00〜 Sales start Special page | https://store.tsite.jp/ginza/blog/art/22199-1523140908.html

・ Artist profile

Born in Tochigi prefecture in 1972
1995 University of Tsukuba (Ibaraki) Graduated from the Faculty of Arts, Comprehensive modeling

<Major solo exhibition>
2019 "Tamura Satoru Exhibition Wall to Wall (Domain of Art 22 Plaza North 10th Anniversary Exhibition)" Plaza North North Gallery, Saitama
2015 "Point of Contact # 6" LAGE EGAL RAUM FÜR AKTUELLE KUNST, Berlin
2014 "Tamura Satoru" Midsummer Amusement Park "" Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Art, Tochigi

<Major group exhibition>
2005 "Breathing in the World-Breathing in Art Breathing Art (15th Anniversary of Kawamura Memorial Museum of Art)" DIC Kawamura Memorial Museum of Art / Sakura City Museum of Art, Chiba
2003 "I am a Curator" Chisenhale Gallery, London
2003 "First Steps: Emerging Artists from Japan" PS1 Contemporary Art Center, New York
2002 "New Media New Face 02" NTT Intercommunication Center, Tokyo

<Major awards>
2017 International Light Art Award 2017 First Prize Winner
2009 12th Taro Okamoto Contemporary Art Award Exhibition (TARO Award) Special Award
2002 Philip Morris KK Art Award 2002 "The First Move" Special Award
1999 KIRIN CONTEMPORARY AWARD 1999 Encouragement Award

・ Exhibition details

Tamura Satoru "TOKYO Machine"

Session | September 18th (March) -September 23rd (Thursday), 2021
* The session is subject to change.
Venue | Ginza Tsutaya Bookstore GINZA ATRIUM (Event Space)
Entrance | Free sponsorship | Ginza Tsutaya Bookstore Inquiries | 03-3575-7755 (during business hours) /info.ginza@ccc.co.jp
* Please check the store website for business hours.

Special page | https://store.tsite.jp/ginza/blog/art/22199-1523140908.html

* If there is a change in the content of the leave request from the country / local government in the future, the period of this exhibition may change accordingly. Please note that any changes will be announced on the Ginza Tsutaya Bookstore website, official SNS, etc.

ART Machine # 2 2016 steel, brass, chain, bearing, motor, cable 52.5 x 65.0 x 22.5 cm

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