ITOCHU Announces New Exhibition at ITOCHU AOYAMA ART SQUARE - KENZAN2015 -

June 2, 2015

ITOCHU Corporation (headquartered in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Masahiro Okafuji, President & CEO; hereinafter “ITOCHU”) opened ITOCHU AOYAMA ART SQUARE in CI Plaza, a commercial facility situated next to ITOCHU’s Tokyo Head Office, in October 2012. The gallery was part of ITOCHU’s social contribution activities, with the aim of developing the future generation through art, contributing to the local community, and promoting both local and international art and culture. Various exhibitions have since been held in the space.
With the aim of cultivating future generations in the art world, - KENZAN2015 – will be held over a ten-day period in July.
“KENZAN” has been held nine times in the past as “Yubi,” a predecessor group exhibition from art university students. Thereafter, a group of young artists, representing the future of the art world and comprising current and former art university students across various affiliations and genres sought their own forum for exchange and presentation, and the name was changed with the aim of creating an art-oriented environment. This year’s - KENZAN 2015 – marks the fourth event in this format, which receives heightened interest from the art world and collectors each time it is held.
This year, the exhibition will be split into a first and second half so that approximately 300 works from more than 150 exhibiting artists can be shown in a more visible way. Until now Tower Hall Funabori has served as the event venue, and this marks the first time the exhibition will be held in the city center. With the opportunity for exposure to even more visitors, we can look forward to the artists putting their most challenging works on display.

Work by Haruomi Izumi
Work by Toshiki Ando

Outline of - KENZAN2015 -

Sponsor KENZAN Organizational Committee
Co-sponsor ITOCHU Corporation

Kajiki Gallery (Kita-kyushu) / Katsumi Yamato Gallery (Ginza) / Gallery Kuu (Kichijoji), C-DEPOT (Artist Group) / Shikisaisha Gallery (Kyobashi) / Hakkendo (Ikejiri) / Gallery Murakoshi (Ginza) / roid works gallery (Yushima) / LOWER AKIHABARA (Akihabara)

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First Half: Friday, July 3, 2015 to Tuesday, July 7, 2015

  • Venue closes at 3 p.m. on the final day.

Second Half: Wednesday, July 8, 2015 to Sunday, July 12, 2015

  • Venue closes at 4 p.m. on the final day.
Time 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. (Open every day during the event period)
Admission Free


CI Plaza B1, 2-3-1 Kita-Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo
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