Goldrain, 2019

Outline EUGENE STUDIO After the rainbow

The Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo (MOT) is delighted to present After the rainbow, the first solo exhibition held in a Japanese museum by the EUGENE STUDIO. Based in Japan, the EUGENE STUDIO is headed by Eugene Kangawa, an American-born artist who is the subject of growing international acclaim. As Kangawa was born in 1989, this will also be the first solo exhibition at MOT by an artist born during Japan’s Heisei era (1989-2019).

After the rainbow will showcase two-dimensional works, large-scale installations, video, and sculptural works from the EUGENE STUDIO. From the acclaimed White Painting series (2017-) and Beyond good and evil, make way toward the wasteland (2017) to entirely new and previously unshown pieces, the exhibition will explore the perspectives, ideas, and philosophies that underlie the studio’s diverse body of work. These are not mere two-dimensional visions but works that instantiate our own existence within the environs and cycles of society as they sublimate a host of themes in parallel, from individual interests and art history to past phenomena and civilization itself.

Indeed, coexistence is an important theme of the exhibition as a whole. The fact that presences of various kinds are found together; the fact that some things are visible while others are not; and the new re-cognition of reality after accepting the perception that some things are good for oneself by nature and others are not–the idea of linked existence emerges from these works along various dimensions.

After the rainbow calls on us to find the wisdom we need at this turning point in history to turn our gaze away from expressions grounded in criticism or irony and toward the real as we propel ourselves into the future.

Exhibition teaser
Studio Visit with Artist Eugene Kangawa | EUGENE STUDIO: After the rainbow


ユージーン・スタジオ 新しい海 EUGENE STUDIO After the rainbow

Exhibition Period Sat. 20 November. 2021 – Wed. National Holiday. 23 February. 2022
Closed Mondays (except 10 Jan, 21 Feb. 2022), 28 Dec. 2021– 1 Jan. 2022, 11 Jan.
Opening Hours 10:00 - 18:00 (Tickets available until 30 minutes before closing.)
Admission Adults – 1,300 yen / University & College Students, Over 65 – 900 yen / High School & Junior High School Students – 500yen / Elementary School Students & Younger – Free

* Ticket includes admission to the MOT Collection exhibition.
* Children younger than elementary school age need to be accompanied by a guardian.
* Persons with a Physical Disability Certificate, Intellectual Disability Certificate, Intellectual Disability Welfare Certificate, or Atomic Bomb Survivor Welfare Certificate as well as up to two attendants are admitted free of charge.
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(同時期開催"Christian Marclay Translating", "Viva Video! The Art and Life of Shigeko Kubota"

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Access To reach the museum by train, nearest stations are:
–From Kiyosumi-shirakawa Station on the Hanzomon Line: 9min. walk from the B2 exit.

–From Kiyosumi-shirakawa Station on the Toei Oedo Line: 13min. walk from the A3 exit.

–From Kiba Station on the Tozai Line: 15min. walk from the exit 3. Or take the Toei Bus bound for "TOKYO SKYTREE Sta." and get off at "Tokyoto-Gendai-Bijutsukan"

–From Kikukawa Station on the Shinjuku Line: 15 min. walk from the A4 exit.
Or take theToei Bus bound for "Shimbashi", "Fukagawa Shako"or "Kiba Station" and get off at "Tokyoto-Gendai-Bijutsukan"
Route from Tokyo Station
4-1-1 Miyoshi, Koto-ku, Tokyo 135-0022 Japan
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* All programs are subject to change.

Group portrait, Rainbow Painting Series,
2021, oil on canvas, 244.0 x 184.0 cm

About the Artist EUGENE STUDIO

Japan-based art studio headed by Eugene Kangawa (born 1989 in the USA). Previous major showcases include the solo exhibition THE EUGENE Studio 1/2 Century later. (2017, Shiseido Gallery) and the installation Phantosia, which featured Noh performed in pitch darkness (2019, National Art Center, Tokyo). Contributed to the exhibition 89+ (2014, Serpentine Gallery, London), worked with the London-based collective Assemble for The Centennial Exhibition of Shiseido Gallery (2018–2019), participated in de-sport (2020, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa), and collaborated with renowned American SF novelist Ken Liu on Alter (2017). Currently showing two short films (2021; USA, Japan) as official selections at multiple international film festivals recognized by the Academy Awards, including the Pan African Film Festival.

Beyond good and evil, make way toward the wasteland. 2017 Ceramic, steel, wood, glass, ash, others
Left:Mr. Tagi’s room and dream # four-handed 2014 Steel, wood, oil / wood, brass, glass, artificial leather, plaster Dimensions variable
Right:artist’s atelier

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4-1-1 Miyoshi, Koto-ku, Tokyo 135-0022 Japan
T+81-50-5541-8600(Hello Dial)/ 7days a week 9:00-20:00