SCAI THE BATHHOUSE is delighted to announce the opening of a new space, SCAI PARK, at TERRADA Art Complex in Tennozu Isle on 11 March, 2017. As a newly renovated section of the gallery’s 270 square meter warehouse, SCAI PARK is an exhibition space serving both functions of preservation and presentation at the heart of the gallery’s work site. A series of curated programmes will showcase new works by SCAI’s represented artists as well as historical masterpieces from the gallery’s collection.
One of the forefront missions for galleries is to present artworks that question the nature of our contemporaneity. Since its establishment in 1989, SCAI has championed the development of contemporary art with a particular focus on Asian artists, providing consistent support for their creations and introducing their practices into its international network.
Now with the establishment of SCAI PARK, we present distinguished pieces from the past for renewed critique and interpretation, aiming to contribute to the formation of visual art discourse in Tokyo
In our upcoming exhibitions, we will be introducing pieces — both old and new — from our wider network at the crossing between the artist studio and institutional and personal collections.
We look forward to welcoming you to our new endeavor. Kindly refer below for details.
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The inaugural exhibition at SCAI PARK will showcase works by Daniel Buren, Jenny Holzer, Darren Almond, Lee Ufan and On Kawara, combining latest works by represented artists made specially for the inaugural launch and historical masterpieces from the gallery collection not shown to date.
New works in the exhibition include British artist Darren Almond (b. 1971) whose retrospective exhibition at Art Tower Mito is still fresh in our memory; as well as Lee Ufan (b. 1936), 2014 guest artist for his solo presentation at Château de Versailles in France. Almond is presenting a new work from his star painting series made of Aquacryl on aluminium panels, with images derived in reference to the data recorded by the Hubble Space Telescope. Lee’s new acrylic painting, Dialogue (2016) explores the artist’s use of multiple colour elements in a single stroke.
Jenny Holzer (b. 1950), widely known for her linguistic LED work, is exhibiting selection from Truisms: Being happy is… (1977-79, 2015), which is a thick marble bench with an engraved maxim — a communicative form signature to her practice. Also on display will be a Today series by another conceptual artist On Kawara (1932 - 2014), and a set of five paintings by Daniel Buren (b. 1938), best known for his distinctive site-specific interventions of alternating stripe patterns. Originally produced for his exhibition at Nagoya ICA in 1989, 5 Elements’ Tissu blanc et jauneLes deux bandes extremes blanches recouvertes de peinture acrylique blanche, is brought into public view for the first time in 28 years.
‘5 Elements’ Tissu blanc et jaune
Les deux bandes extremes blanches recouvertes de peinture acrylique blanche
1989, White and yellow cloths and acrylic on canvas
300 × 1350 cm (installation size) 78 × 78 cm × 5 pieces