Kuroda - Exhibition June 2021 - Tokyo


Tokyo Art Acceleration
Mori Yu Gallery

" Kuroda est en avance sur le silence "

5-2-4 Roppongi, Minato-ku
Tokyo Japan

in cooperation with Yoyo Maeght

The exhibition at ANB Tokyo focuses on Kuroda's work from the 2000s onward. The exhibition presents Kuroda's activities in France, where cultural figures from around the world gathered in the second half of the 20th century and where he deepened his relationships with celebrities such as Michel Foucault and Wim Wenders.
Untitled, 2007. Mixed media on canvas, 200 x 201 cm

The title of this exhibition comes from an essay written by the novelist and producer Marguerite Duras for Kuroda's exhibition at the Maeght Gallery in Paris in 1980.
"Kuroda est en avance sur le silence " is a phrase that is nearly half a century old, but still resonates today, when the future is uncertain. Kuroda himself, as well as many other artists, have made it a rule to view darkness, the universe, myths and aspects of the world as an abyss and chaos. This expression encourages us to contemplate as we live in an era of silence and confusion.

Tokyo Art Acceleration

The Tokyo Art Acceleration Foundation was established to foster an ecosystem in a society where culture comes alive through art. It cooperates with various companies to support artists' expressive activities and create a new link between art and society.

ANB Tokyo

ANB Tokyo is an art complex opened in the district of Roppongi in Tokyo in 2020 and is composed of a salon, a gallery and a studio. ANB Tokyo aims to foster a new interface between art and society through various art-based projects, including the TAA project (Tokyo Art Acceleration).

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Untitled, 2015. Mixed media on canvas, 116.7 x 91 cm

Cosmogarden - STOP, 2010. Acrylic on canvas, 130 x 162 cm

Aki Kuroda - biographical elements

Kuroda was born in Kyoto in 1944 and moved to France in 1970. In 1993, he became the youngest artist to have a solo exhibition at the National Museum of Modern Art in Tokyo. In 1995, he participated in the Sao Paulo Biennale (Brazil), which brought him worldwide recognition. He participated in a wide range of activities, including the scenographic design of the revival of the Russian ballet masterpiece "Parade" at the Paris Opera and the Avignon International Festival.
He has collaborated with architects such as Tadao Ando and Richard Rogers, created works for the TOKYO DOME CITY HALL. He edited the art magazines "Noise" and "Cosmissimo", to which philosophers Jacques Derrida and Michel Serres contributed.
Kuroda continues to express himself globally, leaving a light and stable imprint on unstable and unpredictable situations.