[Ota Fine Arts Tokyo] I Want Your Tears to Flow with the Words I WroteYayoi Kusama 22 JUNE - 31 JULY 2021 Ota Fine Arts Tokyo is pleased to present the solo exhibition of Yayoi Kusama, "I Want Your Tears to Flow with the Words I Wrote". This exhibition features 33 paintings, which are the latest works from her My Eternal Soul series, as well as the installation piece CLOUDS. Exhibitions of the same title will be held simultaneously at Victoria Miro (London) and David Zwirner (New York). These three exhibitions in the respective locations will present to the world a total of 101 paintings from the My Eternal Soul series, made by the artist who has continued to work tirelessly during the time of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Interview: Nobuaki TakekawaOta Fine Arts Shanghai presents Japanese artist Nobuaki Takekawa (b.1977)'s second solo exhibition in China "idling garden". Takekawa’s cat Olympics themed solo exhibition at Ota Fine Arts Shanghai in 2017 remains fresh and memorable in audiences’ minds. This new exhibition aims to demonstrate the depth and breadth of Takekawa’s artistic language. By showcasing his creative practice over the past few years, we are privy to his versatility and broad approach in communicating social issues and phenomenon.
With the ongoing global health pandemic, individuals, collectives and society at large are in an "idling state": the accelerator is not stepped on, yet engines are continually running at low speeds. On this occasion, we had a conversation with Nobuaki Takekawa about what he has been up to recently and his personal experience amidst Covid19 in Japan.