We are happy to announce the inaugruation of our new art complex, which includes, both, an art gallery and an event space. Located on the first and second floor, the art gallery, √K Contemporary (Root K Contemporary) will open on 7 March (Saturday) 2020.
The opening exhibition, wall to wall Noriyuki Haraguchi, will display works by Noriyuki Haraguchi, a leading figure in contemporary art. Approximately 30 works will be exhibited, including the highly acclaimed Oil Pool, in the futuristic interior of the gallery.
Beginning his career in the 1960s as one of the leading figures of 'Mono-ha', Haraguchi was one of the first Japanese artists to be selected for the international 1977 exhibition Documenta 6 (Kassel, Germany). It was in this occasion where Haraguchi presented the iconic Oil Pool, which significantly impacted the international art scene. Haraguchi has since participated in numerous exhibitions and projects worldwide, and his works have been collected by highly regarded institutions, such as the Tate Modern and MoMA.
For the past fifty years, Haraguchi has continued to create dimensional works and installations from industrial materials such as iron, oil, honeycomb and polyurethane, and has sustained an essence of sheer substance and 'materiality'. In addition to the signature Oil Pool, wall to wall Noriyuki Haraguchi will feature approximately 30 works such as; Ento (Round Tower), an installation piece made of polyurethane and plywood, that spans from the atrium and stairwell of the first and second floor, as well as a title piece, wall to wall, a canvas laid on a broken mortar.
In this aspiration to establish a new space for art, Haraguchi's exhibition will mark √K Contemporary's first breath towards innovation.
Press release courtesy √K Contemporary.