3-30-10 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
NANZUKA UNDERGROUND is a contemporary art gallery that was founded in 2005 in Shibuya, Tokyo, as an experimental space dedicated to redefining the creativities in design, illustration, street culture, fashion, music, etc. as academic subjects. The gallery simultaneously aims to rediscover artists such as Keiichi Tanaami, Hajime Sorayama, Harumi Yamaguchi, and Toshio Saeki, who had not been considered “fine” artists in the art world that developed after World War II. NANZUKA UNDERGROUND also collaborates with many international galleries to support emerging Japanese artists in the international art scene, including Hiroki Tsukuda, Ryuichi Ohira, Makoto Taniguchi, Masato Mori, and Haroshi. Similarly, the gallery works with selected international artists to present contemporary art’s global perspectives in Japan.