ShugoArts, established by Shugo Satani in 2000, values its locality, selects its artists regardless of their time and place, and sends out its activities from Tokyo.Read More
Today, it has gotten much easier to appreciate various artworks of all times and places and their meanings, as well as spaces exhibiting artworks, need to be redefined, including contemporary art galleries. ShugoArts prioritises how to realise artists’ own growth as artists or make the most of their accomplishments. In order to nurture their abilities and possibilities, we provide our space for artists to express themselves freely and follow their artistic journeys side by side. Under any circumstances, our mission is to work and grow together with artists who ceaselessly create artworks, which shine a light on life and give it validation.
ShugoArts holds about 7 exhibitions a year and participates in national and international art fairs while simultaneously managing commissions for public spaces and organising performance and talk events. In addition, we also would like to be a part of art histories at large by creating invaluable archives and assisting art institutions.
Tomoko Yoneda shares her approach to photographing sites charged with memories of the past.Read More Ocula Conversation Leiko Ikemura: 'I prefer to leave unfinished traces of imperfection' By Arianna Mercado, Tokyo
Leiko Ikemura shares her approach to materials, including her most recent glass sculptures on view at ShugoArts in Tokyo.Read More Ocula Feature Art Week Tokyo 2021: Exhibitions to See By Elaine YJ Zheng, Tokyo
Find out more about highlights on view across the inaugural Art Week Tokyo.Read More Ocula Insight Art Basel Hong Kong 2021: Artist Highlights By Stephanie Bailey, Hong Kong
Ocula Magazine previews a selection of highlights showing with galleries at Art Basel Hong Kong, running between 19 and 23 May 2021.Read More
The trouble with [AR]T—an augmented reality initiative produced by Apple in collaboration with the New Museum—began when I tried to get tickets. Because it was framed as a free public art experienRead More Related Press ‘I have always set off in new directions’ – an interview with Leiko Ikemura 28 May 2019, Apollo
Working across drawing, painting and ceramics, the Japanese-Swiss artist Leiko Ikemura continues to seek adventure in her art, she says, as a major exhibition opens at the Kunstmuseum Basel. TheRead More Related Press Ilya Kabakov Harnesses His Inner Misanthrope to Maintain Artistic Independence 22 February 2019, Hyperallergic
On Art, a new collection of essays by Ilya Kabakov, recently translated and edited into English by Matthew Jesse Jackson, begs a closer look at the life of an artist in permanent flux. One reason IlRead More Related Press Yasumasa Morimura: Ego Obscura & In the Room of Art History 11 December 2018, The Brooklyn Rail
Yasumasa Morimura's practice is about blurring boundaries. His intricate tableaus hover in the interstitial space between painting and photography and are admired for their inquiry into the constructiRead More
In this exhibition, Body of the Gaze−Linkage, a 'mass' sculpture with linked wood, will be installed in the front room, and Body of the Gaze−Accumulation, another 'mass' sculpture with stacked wood, will be placed in the back room.View More Related Video & Audio Video walk-through: Morimura Yasumasa and Ritsue Mishima 'Where I Am Standing' 12 November 2021, ShugoArts
In this exhibition, Morimura showcases several works from Self-Portraits through Art History series such as Jan van Eyck, Albrecht Dürer, Da Vinci, Caravaggio and Van Gogh, in addition to Matsumoto Shunsuke, while Mishima produces new works dedicated to those figures. When Morimura disguises himself as the subject of his artwork, he does not...View More Related Video & Audio Masato Kobayashi 'Family of this Planet' at ShugoArts, Tokyo 26 September 2021, ShugoArts
Kobayashi's paintings are born from the harmony of real and imaginary light, expanding into the space and taking in what is in the space atthe same time. The frame-like pieces of wood around his paintings areprojected outward and bent, which give the viewers a hard timedescribing what they are looking at. It is unclear whether his paintingsare...View More Related Video & Audio Yuju Ono 'Luminescence' at ShugoArts, Tokyo 27 April 2021, ShugoArts
Ono, who has been based in Paris since the 1980s, has established an extensive knowledge in the styles and historical backgrounds of a wide range of art history through his numerous visits to variousView More