Art Platform Tokyo, founded to provide visual artists in Japan with alternative channels to showcase their artwork, will celebrate its third year introducing artists at ANA InterContinental Tokyo in the fall of 2019. Cutting edge contemporary art, Japanese traditional painting, or craftwork…regardless of conventionally categorized genre, our aim at the hotel is to present these artists’ voices and introduce their unique expression 24/7. In this exhibition, we will show the latest two- dimensional works by Teppei Kaneuji and Midori Mitamura, both of whose works are widely appreciated around the world, Hiroko Otake, popular traditional Japanese-style (Nihonga) painter, and Moeco, a TV personality/actress turned chalk artist, an anomaly in the world of fine arts, among others.
We hope you will find your favorite piece in the hotel filled with the sweet aroma of chocolate.
Masaharu Futoyu（Visula artist）／Kenji Hirasawa（Photographer）／Toru Ishii（Visual artist/ Itome Yuzen dyeing technique）／Toshihiko Iwata（Lacquer artist）／Teppei Kaneuji（Visual artist）／Tatsuya Koiso（Graphic designer）／Ai Makita（Oil painter）／Midori Mitamura（Visual artist）／MOECO（Chalk artist）／Kosuke Nakane（Traditional Japanese painter）／Hiroko Otake（Traditional Japanese painter）／TADA（Photographer）／Jukan Tateisi（nonhuman artist）／The Vehicle（Art unit）(in alphabetical order)
- I stood on this street for the first time in 8 years. The moment I got off the air-conditioned bus, I was showered with the memories of that summer day. ‘I used to beg my grandpa for chocolate ice pop at the old lady’s store. Gosh, that was so good.’
- ‘Let me give you this chocolate. We may not see each other for a long time. You know, I was really happy to meet you.’