Past Exhibition

Special feature exhibition | Ryoichi Kurokawa

19 October - 14 December, 2019

Venue : Takuro Someya Contemporary Art

  • constrained surface, Audiovisual installation, 2ch HD display, 2ch sound, 08’00” loop, 2015 (Installation view “unfold” at FACT – Foundation for Art and Creative Technology, Liverpool, 2016, Photo by Brian Slater

Takuro Someya Contemporary Art is pleased to announce Ryoichi Kurokawa’s exhibition.

The exhibition period will be extended until December 14 (Sat) in time for the Kurokawa’s performance of “MUTEK.JP 2019”.


On this exhibition, an audiovisual sculpture piece constrained surface will be shown at TSCA.  The audiovisual installation is composed of 2 HD displays and 2 ch sound, first presented at Lima in 2015 commissioned by Espacio Fundación Telefónica Lima.


Ryoichi Kurokawa born in 1978, lives and works in Berlin, Germany. He began experimenting with synaesthesia in audiovisual installations in the 1990s, overlapping senses of sound, sight and touch in installation and performance. Kurokawa’s works take on multiple forms such as installation works, recordings, and concert pieces. He composes the time sculpture with the field recordings and the digital generated structures, and reconstructs architecturally the audiovisual phenomenon. In recent years, his works are shown across the world at international festivals and museums including Palais de Tokyo (France 2017), Turbulences, Espace Culturel Loius Vuitton (France 2012), The 54th Venice Biennale Arsenale Novissimo (2011), Transmediale, Haus der Kulturen der Welt (Germany 2010), and Synthesis, Tate Modern (England 2007). In 2010, he was awarded the Golden Nica at Prix Ars Electronica in the Digital Musics & Sound Art category. Also he’s collaborated with musicians Ryuchi Sakamoto, Haruomi Hosono and Yukihiro Takahashi of Yellow Magic Orchestra as well as techno artists Aoki Takamasa and Yoshihiro Hanno.


Kurokawa will also perform his new performance subassemblies at MUTEK JP in Tokyo on Saturday 14 December. A concert, art installation, sculpture exhibition and screening, subassemblies is ultimately an architectural project based on 3D data of building ruins and the encroaching nature that surrounds them. Kurokawa distorts and reconstructs that data to render rebuilt architecture that floats between nature and human-made, abstract and concrete—an in-motion hybrid reality that, through its layers of order and disorder, renews history’s accepted timeline and exposes the forces of nature and art for their combined possibilities.



 Special feature exhibition | Ryoichi Kurokawa

Exhibition Period: Saturday, October 19 – Saturday, December 14, 2019

Open: Tue, Wed, Thu + Saturday 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.|Friday 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Closed: Sun, Mon, and National Holidays
Venue: TSCA
3F 1-33-10 Higashi-Shinagawa, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo, 140-0002

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