Photo by Shinya KIGURE
rin art association @ CADAN YURAKUCHO
rin art association, founded in 2010 by collector Takahito Harada, is a gallery that focuses primarily on contemporary art. In the gallery’s early years, its activities took place mostly at alternative spaces in Gunma prefecture, but in January 2017, it opened its own venue near Takasaki Station. The gallery has exhibited work by a variety of artists, including young talents like Kengo Kito and yang02 as well as those who are more established, such as Yoshio Shirakawa and Shigenori Cho.

MACRO Building 5-24 Iwaoshi-machi, Takasaki, Gunma
INSTAGRAM: rinartassociation

CADAN YURAKUCHO was opened in July 2020 by the Contemporary Art Dealers Association Nippon (CADAN) on the first floor of the Yurakucho Building with the cooperation of Mitsubishi Estate Co., Ltd. and Culture Vision Japan. CADAN is a non-profit organization consisting of 50 contemporary art galleries in Japan. Since its establishment in 2015, CADAN has been holding workshops for its members as well as lectures, exhibitions, and other events to widely promote contemporary art to the public.
rin art association @ CADAN YURAKUCHO
Yurakucho Building 1F, 1-10-1 Yurakucho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Exhibition Information
Kengo Kito, Takehito Koganezawa, Nanae Mitobe, and yang02
October 19 – November 7
The exhibition “COMBINE!” will revisit a once-radical form of collage from the early 1950s in which a painted surface was combined with photographic images and three-dimensional objects. It will explore the changing implications of this technique among contemporary artists: Kengo Kito incorporates glitter, glass shards, and polyester fabric into his acrylic canvas; Takehito Koganezawa has created a new series of work comprised of abandoned neon tubes and wooden panels; Nanae Nitobe has attached an electric guitar to a life-size portrait she painted; and yang02 generates images free from their own hand using DIY drawing machines. Bridging urban and pictorial spaces, the exhibition will showcase these four artists, each of whom have a different interpretation of the historical collage technique. The exhibition is curated by rin art association, Takasaki.
Nanae Mitobe, I was made for lovin’ you, baby, 2021