2:00 at Fig.

Artists: Stephan Backes, COBRA, Robin von Einsiedel, Mathis Gasser, Motoko Ishibashi, E’wao Kagoshima, Sven Loven, Dan Venn

Exhibition title: 2:00

Curated by: Motoko Ishibashi 

Venue: Fig., Tokyo, Japan

Date: January 21, 2018 – 18 February, 2018

Photography: all images copyright and courtesy of the artists and Fig., Tokyo

Beautiful teeth sang in the twilight of the woods
Shapely ears, framed in the partings of the clouds
Iridescent nails, blended with the waters
Pebbles stripped away, naked
All things are as footsteps
Even the breath of the wind
Lost in a teetering chair
The madness of the barleyfield gate
A labyrinth of air
There isn’t even a single card there
There isn’t even a single cup there
Like an instrument of desire
Pierced through with a strange line
Bare kindred to the expression of a fledgling bird
Like a fatal buoy
Nesting in the spring winds
Bare kindred to the balance of a fledgling bird.

Fairy’s distance, Shuzo Takiguchi
(translated by James Stone Lunde)

January 21, 2018 – February 17, 2018

Open: 12:00-19:00 (Closes at 17:00 on Sunday)
The gallery is closed on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and National Holiday.
Opening Reception: Sunday, January 21 13:00-16:00

Fig. is pleased to announce the series of its inaugural exhibitions 2:00, a group show curated by Motoko Ishibashi, from 21 January through 17 February. Opening reception will be held on Sunday, 21 January from 1 to 4 PM.

Fig. is an artist-run-space and project founded by Takayuki Kubota in 2017. While it organizes exhibitions in its space in Otsuka, Tokyo, Fig. also engages in cultivating and promoting academic research in contemporary art by publishing and hosting a series of talks.

2:00, 2018, exhibition view, Fig., Tokyo

2:00, 2018, exhibition view, Fig., Tokyo

2:00, 2018, exhibition view, Fig., Tokyo

2:00, 2018, exhibition view, Fig., Tokyo

2:00, 2018, exhibition view, Fig., Tokyo

2:00, 2018, exhibition view, Fig., Tokyo

2:00, 2018, exhibition view, Fig., Tokyo

2:00, 2018, exhibition view, Fig., Tokyo

2:00, 2018, exhibition view, Fig., Tokyo

COBRA, The Re(public), 2018

COBRA, The Re(public), 2018

2:00, 2018, exhibition view, Fig., Tokyo

E’wao Kagoshima, Blue/3D, 2011; Friend, 2012

E’wao Kagoshima, Blue/3, 2011

E’wao Kagoshima, First Spring, 2015

E’wao Kagoshima, First Spring, 2015 (back)

E’wao Kagoshima, Friend, 2012

E’wao Kagoshima, Madonna, 2007

Mathis Gasser, White Figure, 2017

Mathis Gasser, White Figure, 2017

Motoko Ishibashi, Something Fishy IV, 2018; Cat, 2018

Robin von Einsiedel, on the night a lunar eclipse the silhouette smiled, 2018

Stephan Backes, White Mask, 2017

Stephan Backes, White Mask, 2017

Sven Loven, Leviathan, 2017

2:00, 2018, exhibition view, Fig., Tokyo

Dan Venn Snake Charm, 2018

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