Exhibition TOYOSHIMA Yasuko


Exhibition TOYOSHIMA Yasuko Curated by TOYOSHIMA Yasuko(Artist)

Date: 28 Aug.(Sat)--25 Sep.(Sat), 2004
Open: (Mon-Sat) 1:00pm-7:00pm
Close: Sundays and National Holidays

  • Opening Reception Party:
    28 Aug.(Sat), from 6:00pm- (500Yen with one drink)
  • Artist Talk:
    Artist Talk,`What's curation?': TOYOSHIMA Yasuko VS. YAGI Hiromasa(The Suiboku Museum, Toyama)
    18 Sep.( Sat), from 4:00pm- (800Yen)
Button Hole 2001-

Depicted People 2001-

restoraion 2003-

restoraion 2003-

The thing that anyone can remenber as an repulsive approaching action against the force form the world around him or her is the action as an child. We all have the impetus to modify the things received from outer world and adjust them to our each gauge. Take an example, saying for me. I always have an impetus to throw balls away -I wanted to throw away all the things only if it is round-, part strung beads, and uncover all the covered things - huring a globe, smashing round dishes at the floor, parting necklaces away, and tearing the dolls' clothes.

I have created my works featuring bike wheels, buttonholes, portrates of criminals, templates, dishes, eggshells, rice crackers, ife insurance and, origami. By these my works, I aim to express the above 'impetus' leading to finding other ways that the object exists other than the way as it is at present.

My Feb., 2000 exhibition at CAS is composed of my works from 1996 to 2000. This exhibition is to be consist of my aspiring works from 2001 to 2004 with my long-term work,' mini-investment' online potifolio from 1996.

The title, [SAKUHIN KAISETSU] means an approaching method by using self-expression as one of the things already exisitng in this world. The thing doing this in this exhibition is `ME`. This attitude may be against the CAS policy, however, even this contrasiciton can, I believe, be included the will to try to extend the possibility of understanding the balance between 'existing' and 'alternative' -that is what I am eager to express in this exhibition.

-Toyoshima Yasuko

Traslated by ISHIKAYA Yukiko

1967 born in Saitama Prefecture, Japan

Received MFA at Tokyo National University of Fine Art and Music

Solo Exhibition
2003 Restoration, M gallery, Tochigi

Zlantno Oko,Novi Sad. Yugoslavia


Depicted People, M Gallery, Tochigi .

Artist-Initiative links in 2001 PUDDLES, Cuba Culture, Munster, Germany


CAS, Osaka

Origination, Akiyama Gallery, Tokyo


ART-ING TOKYO 2121,Sezon Art Program Gallery, Tokyo

Origination, M Gallery, Tochigi

MATTER'S, Gallery 360,Tokyo


Origination (Artist in Residence Program) The Gallery, Guernsey, ChannelIlands, GB

M Gallery, Tochigi


Key Gallery, Tokyo

Art Year 1997,Jazz Ornette, Space U, Tochigi/Gunma

CRITERIUM 25,Mini-Investment, Contemporary Art Gallery, Art Tower Mito, Ibaraki

Personal Space, Akiyama Gallery, Tokyo


Mini- Investment, M Gallery, Tochigi

Gallery KIGOMA. Tokyo

Yokohama Galleria, Kanagawa


Akiyama Gallery Tokyo

Maki Tamura Gallery, Tokyo


Tamura Gallery, Tokyo

Group Exhibition
2004 Password:A Danish/Japanese Dialogue , CCGA(Fukushima)

Pilot Plant , Contemporary Art Factory, (Tokyo)

Symbios is in Art, Gallery Wooduk./Silk Gallery, Seoul (Korea)

The Vision of Contemporary Art 2004, The Ueno Royal Museum (Tokyo)


She?Story?loop (collaboration with An Seebach) Goethe Insutitut Kyoto, Kyoto


Hiratsuka Museum of Art (Kanagawa)


Blind Date, Kunsthallen Brands(collaboration with Katya Sander) , Odense, Denmark

Gloss Magazine/ Exhibition Project, NADiff, Tokyo. CCP, Sutton Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

NOT general, Sai Gallery (collaboration with An Seebach), Osaka. Media Shop, Kyoto

Hiratsuka Museum of Art, Kanagawa

Slating House; Statement by Japanese Artist Since 9/11, Saison Art Program, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo


Artist- Initiative links in 2001 PUDDLES Kunstlerhaus Dortmund, Dortmund, Germany


Art in Tokyo No.12 Sublime and Labor , Itabashi Art Museum, Tokyo

Framing, Galleria Rasen, Tokyo

Pre Osaka New Video Exposition, Osaka Municipal Space of Arts, Osaka

Department Store of Contemporary Art, Yamanashi Prefectural Museum of Art, Yamanashi


Secession-The Theory of Cultural Contemporary Art, Itabashi Art Museum, Tokyo


Art in Tokyo No.10,Attack/Damage,Itabashi art Museum. Tokyo

Reference, Galleria Rasen, Tokyo


KUNST=KAPITAL, Gallery 360,Tokyo

Art in Tokyo No.9 The Recommendation of "I" Art ,Itabashi Art Museum, Tokyo Art Today

OPERA APERTA, Sezon Museum of Modern Art, Nagano


Sweethearts, Gallery 360,Tokyo

Implicate Order, Gallery Myu


Flicker of Otherness, Sagacho bis, Gallery TAF, Tokyo/Kyoto


Double Booking, Gallery 360,Tokyo


Trans Art Annual, Yokohama Galleria, Kanagawa


Art Today 1990, Sezon Museum of Modern Art, Nagano

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