Coinciding with the 2013 Frieze London Art Fair in neighbouring Regent’s Park, the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation and the APT Institute are pleased to present the group exhibition Acting Out of Nothingness featuring the contemporary Japanese artists Kanako Sasaki, Koki Tanaka, Zon Ito, Goro Murayama, Motohiro Tomii, Masahiro Wada and Lyota Yagi. The exhibition will display artworks lent by the APT Institute from the Artist Pension Trust (APT) collection, the largest contemporary lending library worldwide.
Acting Out of Nothingness unites individual views through the lens of a shared interest in the everyday. Driven by ideas resonant to Japanese culture, the artworks explore and unearth hidden codes, which are often overlooked, in an apparently systematic and homogenised society. Challenging traditional perceptions, the exhibition layers new rhythms of individuality over the measured cadence of the artists’ collective backgrounds.
About APT Institute
APT Institute is a non-profit organization founded in 2013 by the Artist Pension Trust® in response to the needs among contemporary artists for global exposure and recognition of their artwork. Designed for curators, museums and art organizations worldwide, Loans & Exhibitions facilitates loan requests and exhibition planning from the APT Collection; Art Concierge tailors art interactions between curators or other qualified art professionals and APT artists; and Global Connect arranges artist-in-residence programs, studios opportunities and artists networking exclusively for APT artists. For further details, please go to www.aptinstitute.org.
This event is supported by AOYAMA|MEGURO.
Private View: 17 September 2013
Join us in celebrating the opening of the group exhibition 'Acting Out of Nothingness' presented by the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation and the APT Institute and featuring the contemporary Japanese artists Kanako Sasaki, Koki Tanaka, Zon Ito, Goro Murayama, Motohiro Tomii, Masahiro Wada and Lyota Yagi. The exhibition will feature artworks lent by APT Institute from the Artist Pension Trust® (APT) collection, the largest lending library of artwork by leading and emerging contemporary artists from around the world.
Artist Talk: 15 October 2013
For this artist talk, the Director of APT Institute, Justin R. Merino will describe in detail the work of his organisation. The artist Kanako Sasaki, who is featured in the exhibition 'Acting Out of Nothingness', will introduce her photography and explain the thoughts and processes that inform her work. London-based Japanese photographer Tomoko Yoneda whose work addresses similar themes will lead a discussion on journalism, history and contemporary photography . The speakers will also debate on the topic of Japanese photography today.
Image: Koki Tanaka: Exchange One of Your Shoes With Someone | Open Every Drawer as Quickly as Possible, 2007, billboard installation