Kiyosumi Gallery Complex 清澄ギャラリーコンプレックス

UPDATE: The Kiyosumi Gallery Complex was demolished in July, 2015. Here’s a map of the galleries that used to be in the Kiyosumi gallery complex:

hiromiyoshii:

  • hiromiyoshii roppongi (map) 東京都港区六本木5-9-20 / Tel: 03-5772-5233
  • hiromiyoshii tokyo (Koto-ku) (map) 東京都江東区東雲2-9-13 / Tel: 03-3520-2117

Taka Ishii Gallery:

  • Taka Ishii Gallery タカ・イシイギャラリー (map) 東京都渋谷区千駄ヶ谷3-10-11 (B1) / tel: 03 6434 7010
  • Taka Ishii Gallery Photography / Film (TIGP) タカ・イシイギャラリー フォトグラフィー/フィルム (map) 東京都港区六本木5-17-1 AXISビル (2F) / tel: 03 5575 5004

KIDO Press [キドプレス]: (map) 東京都千代田区外神田6-11-14 /  +(81)35817-8988

AI KOWADA GALLERY:

  • AI KOWADA GALLERY office (map) 渋谷区神泉町5-2,塩入小路1F / Tel 03-5459-6433
  • AI KOWADA GALLERY hanare (map) 東京都渋谷区神泉町3-5,T.T 渋谷1F

Tomio Koyama Gallery:

  • TOMIO KOYAMA GALLERY 小山登美夫ギャラリー (map) 東京都渋谷区千駄ヶ谷3-10-11 / TEL 03-6434-7225
  • 8/ART GALLERY/TOMIO KOYAMA GALLERY (map)  東京都渋谷区渋谷2-21-1 渋谷ヒカリエ 8F / TEL 03-6434-1493
  • Tomio Koyama Gallery Inc., Office 小山登美夫ギャラリー株式会社 オフィス (map) 東京都港区海岸3-8-3-2F / TEL 03-6459-4030

Miyake Fine Art (map): 東京都港区海岸3-8-7-3F / Telephone : +81-(0)3-5789-4674 (same location as ShugoArts)

SHUGOARTS シュウゴアーツ:

  • ShugoArts Weekend Gallery ウィークエンドギャラリー (map) 東京都世田谷区池尻2-7-12, B1F / Tel: 03-6453-8296
  • ShugoArts Office / Warehouse オフィス兼倉庫 (map) 東京都港区海岸 3-8-3, 3階 / Tel: 03-6453-8296 (Same location as Miyake Fine Art)

SPROUT Curation: exhibits held in various locations; see website for information.

Thank you to Mio Yamada @jt_mio for breaking the sad news. According to gallery owner, Tomio Koyama (article), the warehouse is being torn down and will be replaced with condos.

ORIGINAL POST:

Address:

This complex comprises several galleries located on the upper floors of a large warehouse on the east side of the Sumidagawa (river), close to the handsome Kiyosu-bashi 清洲橋 (bridge). (Also known as “Contemporary Art Gallery Complex”)

Hello, I’m the (former) entrance to the galleries!

Galleries include:

I had a heck of a time finding the location for two reasons:

  1. The warehouse has at least three entrances, only one of which leads to the galleries.
  2. The western corner of the warehouse displayed a sign in Japanese and English saying “There are no galleries in this warehouse.”

If that isn’t enough to dissuade visitors, I don’t know what is. I twice passed an older man staring intently at a google map before I mustered the courage to ask in pidgin Japanese if he was looking for the art galleries, and together we found the entrance.

Here’s how to locate the galleries:

  1. Exact google map location is here –> Kiyosumi Gallery Complex [清澄ギャラリーコンプレックス]
  2. The gallery entrance is on the southeast corner of the warehouse. Just to the east of the enrtrance is a gas pump for the warehouse, and then a Time Parking lot.
  3. When you locate the entrance, you will walk up a few steps into a small lobby; you can then climb the stairs or follow the signs for the elevator.
  4. The galleries are on the 5th and 6th floors.

Highlights:

At Miyake Fine Art:  Union Jack Ant Farm by Yukinori Yanagi [柳 幸典]

Along with Ant Farm I leafed through the publication INUJIMA NOTE and was overwhelmed with the desire to visit the Inujima Art Project. This is an artist I can get behind – bold, experiential visions, respectful of history, and aware of the interaction between people and the environment (both built and natural). If I don’t learn more about this artist in 2012, shame on me.

At KIDO Press:  Yusuke Tsuchiya [土屋 裕介] – The terra cotta sculptures by this 26-yr old artist are unsettling and enchanting. Reminiscent of Tim Burton in the way the works inhabit a separate world where magic and wonder abound. These aesthetic is more realistic and human than Burton’s, but shares a similar sense of loneliness and mutant isolation.

 

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