上海大田秀则画廊的首次展览是日本艺术家竹川宣彰的个展《猫奥运：纪念虎二郎》。 竹川将展出以"猫的奥运会"为主题的装置作品，其中包括木版印刷奥运海报、陶器做的猫运动员等作品。猫运动员出现在体育场、足球场以及游泳池等不同场景里。竹川以这次个展来纪念他已故的猫 --虎二郎。它一年前因交通事故不幸地失去了生命。这将会是竹川在中国举办的首次个展。 他也希望这件作品能够让观众反思世界普遍的社会问题，以及奥运会对人类带来的影响。For its inaugural exhibition, Ota Fine Arts Shanghai will feature a solo presentation by Japanese artist, Nobuaki Takekawa, titled “Cat Olympics: in memory of Torajiro”. Cat Olympics: in memory of Torajiro is inspired by the 2020 Olympics to be hosted by Tokyo, Japan. On a more personal level, the exhibition is in memory of the artist’s beloved cat, Torajiro, who died a year ago in a traffic incident. The exhibition marks Takekawa’s first solo presentation in China and will feature several large installations including an opening ceremony stadium, a football field, an aquatic center and a gymnasium. Numerous ceramic cats will populate the installations, with each individual cat engaged in a sporting activity. Additionally, Takekawa will present ten of his signature woodblock prints and a series of cat sculptures. By creating a celebratory atmosphere that mimics the World Olympics, Takekawa allows his viewers to reflect on the complex societal issues that are prevalent in the world. Consequentially, this may cause one to think further about the overall effect of the Olympics on mankind.
Following Tokyo and Singapore, Ota Fine Arts will open a new gallery space in Shanghai, West Bund on the 8th of November 2017.
Ota Fine Arts is honored and delighted to be a part of the West Bund cluster of local and international galleries, and prominent museums and institutions. The gallery looks forward to engaging itself within the local contemporary art scene and contributing to the development of West Bund as an arts destination.
In recent years, Ota Fine Arts has held solo and group exhibitions with artists from China, Singapore, Japan, Korea, Bangladesh, Indonesia, India, etc. Through these exhibitions, the gallery was able to showcase varied works of art from within Asia and present their diverse cultural histories. It hopes to maintain this attitude of catalyzing points of convergence as it enters Shanghai, China.
Ota Fine Arts Shanghai also aims to be a rigorous incubator that fosters the exploration of ideas beyond the traditional and contemporary, fine arts and craft, the old and new. The gallery endeavors to unravel these existing classifications of art and explore a future context through its exhibition programmes.