ITOCHU Announces New Exhibition at ITOCHU AOYAMA ART SQUARE “LOVE IT!” silsil Exhibition

February 23, 2017

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 Headquarters, in October 2012, aspiring to encourage the next generation, contribute to the community and promote art and culture in Japan and abroad as part of its social contribution activities. A number of exhibitions have since been held in the space.

ITOCHU will hold a personal exhibition of silsil, who emerged victorious at the ART BATTLES TOKYO 2016 (held in October 2016), an art performance event held as a memorial to the 4th anniversary of the opening of ITOCHU AOYAMA ART SQUARE to discover the next generation of artists. For silsil, this will be a memorable personal exhibition that marks her debut in the Kanto area.
A word that went straight to her heart when she gave a performance in various cities such as Taipei, Shanghai and New York, as well as in Japan is “LOVE IT!”, a word that came flying out of the audience.
The exhibition will showcase the artwork she produced by imagining the future when girls around the world enjoy their life more freely, calling out “LOVE IT!” We encourage everyone to visit and experience the “LOVE IT!” world view portrayed by silsil, an artist who draws a fantastic world of females.

silsil exhibition “LOVE IT!”

Sponsor ITOCHU Corporation
Period Saturday, April 8, 2017 to Monday, April 10, 2017
11:00 - 19:00 (20:00 only on April 10) (open every day during the event period)
<15:00 - 16:30 on Saturday, April 8: OPENING EVENT>
Please enjoy a live art and collaboration with music.
silsil × Hitomi Nishijima (Vocal) and Satoko Ito (Piano), silsil × Hiroko Sawa
Admission Free
CI Plaza B1, 2-3-1 Kita-Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo
TEL: 03-5772-29



Feeling the attraction unleashed by living persons as sexual charm, she features women, focusing on the spark of their life. She energetically performs live art as a creative activity that visualizes invisible feelings, and is characterized by the sense of speed and excitement she generates when she creates a picture. Her emotional world view receives high acclaim not only in Japan, but in Taipei, Shanghai, New York, and elsewhere.
She has won two awards of L.A.B., the grand prix at ARTFEASTLIVE of Grand Front Osaka and the grand prix at Live Paint Battle Taiwan, and was victorious at ART BATTLES TOKYO 2016.

Overview of the exhibition

New works that stimulate “LOVE IT!” of women and collaborative works with six different kinds of artists will be exhibited.

Yuka Ishikawa: Artist. She expands flexible expression using various materials and methods such as paper cutouts, dimensional sculptures, spatial presentations, accessories, installations and drawing. Her gentle senses are highly valued in Japan and abroad. She is extending her activities, including personal exhibitions and art festivals, to many parts of Japan.

Nagomushi: Dyer and textile designer. He produces works using batik, a traditional Japanese technique. He presides over TSUNE TEXTILE, a group of dyers. Nagomushi consistently delivers media with cultural value in various areas including apparel, design, art and products, with “Renovation of Culture” as a theme.
Recent work record, costume production and direction: Y7 summit Art Direction (2016) Ryofuka (2016)

Yoshiko Yamanobe: A fragrance director and aroma therapist. She launched her original brand “fragrance label yes” in 2014. She provides a service of preparing original fragrances focusing on aroma and natural materials such as herbs and makes fragrant spatial presentations. She is now extending her activities through collaboration with other kinds of artists.

Sulley: A graduate of the printmaking program of Tama Art University. She creates an allegorical world using printing and collage methods. In 2013, she became the representative of akibatamabi21. Her works are posted on the “digmeout04” of FM802 and used for advertisements of TOKYU SQUARE and others. Sulley’s Chocolate is sold nationwide in Takashimaya Valentine. She holds a number of events and personal exhibitions, in addition to collaboration with music, workshops, spatial presentations and staging.

Hiroko Maeda: Born in Hyogo Prefecture in 1984. She launched a fashion brand Sea’ds mara in 2013.
【Sea'ds mara Brand philosophy】
“Something new you never seen in your closet”
                      I really wish to create something new for you to treasure.

af prankish/Tomo: Artist. She produces adult fairy tale products that excite everyone. Her activities are mainly focused on events at department stores and workshops. She creates collaboration works with different kinds of artists.

Victorious at ART BATTLES TOKYO 2016

Victorious at ART BATTLES TOKYO 2016

Victorious at ART BATTLES TOKYO 2016