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27

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JUN

30

In recent weeks, over fifty international artists have come together in an initiative entitled 2020Solidarity by Between Bridges project, aimed at helping cultural and music venues, community projects, and other independent spaces around the world that are existentially threatened by the current crisis. The artists designed one special edition poster each, offered on different crowdfunding sites as a reward for donations. In response to this campaign, we have initiated a Tokyo collective of 9 independent art spaces and publishers.

The income from the sale of these posters will be donated to the participating spaces in Japan respectively to use as they see necessary for their respective organisations, artists, and communities, in response to the threats created by the current crisis. Our collective response to this international initiative will hopefully be the first step in developing longer-term collaborations and support locally across our institutions.

You can purchase one (or more!) of a selection of these 2020Solidarity special edition posters through our webshop.

Each poster will be offered in exchange for a 6,000 JPY contribution and is size A2 (59.4 x 42 cm / 23.4 x 16.5 in). They are produced in an unlimited edition, but only available until 30 June 2020. Distribution begins after postal services have returned to normal when we receive the posters shipped from Germany.

Between Bridges has organised and printed these posters for the collective of 9 art spaces and publishers in Japan free of charge, so that we can use the proceeds to support our organizations as necessary to survive these challenging times.

With thanks to Wolfgang Tillmans, the artists, and Between Bridges.
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How to Proceed

Visit Asakusa Online Storefront page at https://support.asakusa-o.com/, select one (or more) items and proceed to check out.

We accept payment by credit cards (Amex, Visa, Master, Diners) and by bank transfer.

Domestic delivery charges to collect on arrival. Further details on individual delivery arraignment to be emailed in advance.

International delivery charges subject to change according to countries and regions. Please email us prior to the payment procedure.

For further information, please email us at info@asakusa-o.coml.

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2020Solidarity special edition posters from the following artists are now available at Asakusa:

Tomma Abts
Elmgreen & Dragset
Marlene Dumas
Andreas Gursky
Wade Guyton
Rachel Harrison
Pierre Huyghe
Daidō Moriyama
Thomas Ruff
Anri Sala
Jacolby Satterwhite
Luc Tuymans
Gillian Wearing
David Wojnarowicz with Tom Warren
Ming Wong


Partner organisations for this initiative include: amala, IACK, Utrecht, clinic, ダイトカイ, torch press, twelvebooks, POST.

Temporarily Closed

新型コロナウィルス感染拡大防止のため、臨時休業いたします。

APR

11

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MAY

31

As part of collective measures to combat the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, Asakusa Art Space is temporarily closed until further notice.

As part of collective measures to combat the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, Asakusa Art Space is temporarily closed until further notice.

ASAKUSA is a 40-square-meter exhibition venue for contemporary art programmes committed to advancing curatorial collaboration and practices. The programs follow the artistic development since Futurism, Dada, Fluxus, the emergence of video art and institutional critique, while providing a historical framework to the local art context. It has worked with artists Thomas Hirschhorn, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Yoko Ono, Anton Vidokle and Hito Steyerl amongst others, while introducing Japanese early avant-garde collectives such as Mavo (1924-25) and documentary filmmakers Prokino (1929-31). Artists talks, discussions, academic symposia and publications are produced alongside these programs.

Asakusa opened in 2015, with an aim to co-curate exhibitions with researchers of diverse academic fields, and to focus on programmes which combine community-based initiatives with social and political agendas. The organisation is run by a small voluntary team —currently of two people— recruiting additional members to execute each project. This year, it launched “Asakusa Entertainments”, a serial exhibition of videos and films which critically reviews the history of mass culture and entertainment industries. The programme intends to promote discursive culture in the gallery’s neighborhoods, through inviting artists to deliver talk, performance and to produce new work in commission. Both print and digital publication of “Asakusa (Journal)” is currently under way.

Gen Adachi / Khalid Albaih / Serafín Álvarez / Aoyama | Meguro Gallery / ARCUS / Masaru Araki, Okayama University / Taka Atsugi / Oliver Beer / Pauline Boudry, Renate Lorenz / Federica Buzzi / Yin-Ju Chen / Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation / Guy Debord / Vincent W.J. van Gerven Oei / James T. Hong / IM Heung-soon / Thomas Hirshhorn / Mikhail Karikis /Kawakami Laboratory / Makoto Kinoshita / Yuki Kobayashi / Lawrence Lek / Matthieu Lelièvre / LUX / Tomoyoshi Murayama / Akiyoshi Nita / Yen Noh / Eiji Oguma, Keio University / Tatsuo Okada / Toki Okamoto / Yoshua Okón / Yoko Ono / Koichiro Osaka / The Otolith Group / Luke Caspar Pearson / Raymond Pettibon / Prokino / Sanya Labour Welfare Hall Action Committee / Sanya Production and Screening Committee / Mateusz Sapija / Mitsuo Sato / SCAI The Bathhouse / Tomoko Shimizu / Santiago Sierra / Kristin Surak / Swiss Embassy, Tokyo / Rirkrit Tiravanija / Anton Vidokle / Kyoichi Yamaoka / Masamu Yanase / Héctor Zamora and more.

Current project members:
Koichiro Osaka, Mariko Mikami

Director:
Koichiro Osaka