Private View: Minimalist Anyway

2 May 2017

White Rainbow Gallery

White Rainbow is pleased to announce Minimalist Anyway, a dialogue exhibition of two female artists of Japanese origin – Kazuko Miyamoto (b.1942, Tokyo) and Lydia Okumura (b. 1948, Brazil). Minimalist Anyway brings together historical work from each artist’s time in New York in the 1970s, through to the mid 1980s. This exhibition takes as its point […]

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Yuko Mohri: Catalogue Launch

4 April 2017

White Rainbow Gallery

White Rainbow is delighted to launch the first Yuko Mohri catalogue with a drinks reception and talk between Yuko Mohri and Richard Wentworth. Mohri’s catalogue features Moré Moré [Leaky] – her recent exhibition at White Rainbow, as well as related texts and previous works. 4th April 2017, 6pm – 7.30pm White Rainbow, 47 Mortimer Street, London W1W […]

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Private View: Lightness

16 March 2017

White Rainbow Gallery

White Rainbow is pleased to announce Lightness, a group show that explores the notion of weightlessness, or how artists reconfigure material to distort physical properties. This might play out through juxtapositions of material which somehow alter the density of an object’s final form; a sense of gravity may become disrupted through camera work or installation. Many of […]

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Private View: Yuko Mohri | Moré Moré [Leaky]

Wednesday 8 February 2016

White Rainbow Gallery

White Rainbow is pleased to announce the first UK solo show by Yuko Mohri (b.1980, Tokyo). The focus of Mohri’s debut UK solo will be an installation of her project Moré Moré [Leaky], a long-term research project into the Tokyo metro. Mohri exhibited her first iteration of the project at the prestigious Nissan Art Award 2015, […]

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Claire Potter, Cast Metal Nut, video still, (2016)

Closing Event: ‘Overlay’ | Book Launch and Performance

20th September, 18:30 - 20:00

White Rainbow Gallery

Join us for the closing of ‘Overlay’, an exhibition of new works by four young artists — and a historic work by a celebrated older artist — gathered in response to the 10th Tokyo Biennale, 1970. Artists: Cathy Haynes, Nancy Holt, Hannah Lees, Zoë Paul, Claire Potter White Rainbow is delighted to announce the launch […]

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Private View: Tomie Ohtake | Imperfect Geometry

28 September 2016, 18:00 - 20:00.

White Rainbow Gallery

White Rainbow is delighted to invite you to the private view of ‘Imperfect Geometry’, a solo exhibition by Japanese-Brazilian painter and sculptor Tomie Ohtake (1913-2015); her first solo exhibition in the UK in over 20 years. Ohtake moved from her native Kyoto to São Paulo in 1936, where she lived and worked until the end of […]

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White Rainbow at Artissima

4-6 November 2016

Oval Lingotto, Turin

White Rainbow is delighted to announce its participation in Artissima 2016, in the Main section of the fair. White Rainbow will present the work of Chim Pom, Chu Enoki and Shigeo Anzaï.  

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Private View: Overlay

Monday 27 June 6-8pm

White Rainbow

White Rainbow is pleased to announce the opening of Overlay, an all female, group exhibition, curated by Jeremy Millar Cathy Haynes, Nancy Holt, Hannah Lees, Zoë Paul, Claire Potter Curated by Jeremy Millar 28 June – 17 September 2016   Private View: Monday 27 June 2016, 6 – 8pm White Rainbow, 47 Mortimer Street, London, W1W 8HJ This is a free event   […]

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Juri Nishi | Index II | Assemblage

Thursday 9th June 2016, 7:00 - 8:30 pm

White Rainbow Gallery

Assemblage White Rainbow is pleased to announce the second instalment of Juri Nishi’s contemporary dance composition in response to the work of Shigeo Anzaï. Assemblage is a dance performance which incorporates sculptural elements. Developing on from her previous performance, Being and Matter, the dancers’ movements will activate the gallery space, inviting the audience’s participation. The piece  responds to the motif of the […]

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Fitz Lates | Performance by Patrick Coyle and Jenny Moore

Thursday 26 May, 6.30-7.30pm

White Rainbow

To coincide with the next Fitzrovia Lates, White Rainbow is pleased to announce a collaborative performance between Patrick Coyle and Jenny Moore, in response to White Rainbow’s current exhibition, Index II, by Shigeo Anzaï. Coyle and Moore will stage an improvised performance in response to a 1984 performance in Tokyo by Joseph Beuys and Nam June Paik, as documented by Anzaï. The original performance, Coyote III […]

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Common Thread: Artist Talk by Satoru Aoyama

25 April 2016, 7pm

ICA (Institute of Contemporary Arts) | Studio The Mall, London SW1Y 5AH

Building up layer upon layer of intricate coloured thread, Japanese contemporary artist Satoru Aoyama creates photo-realistic interpretations of his subject matter entirely constructed through the art of embroidery. Like pixels on a monitor, Aoyama reproduces modern media images through an assemblage of fine stitches to disguise his craft and any evidence that his efforts are […]

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Fitz Lates | Ken Ikeda music performance

28 April 7pm

White Rainbow

30 minutes performance in collaboration with the Japanese musician Ken Ikeda, starting from 7pm. White Rainbow is pleased to announce a music performance by Ken Ikeda for the next ‘Fitzrovia Lates’. Ken Ikeda is a composer born in Tokyo (1964) – currently living in New York. He has exhibited sound art and visual installations around the world. […]

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Satoru Aoyama
Map of the World (Dedicated to Unknown Embroiderers), 2015
Polyester and luminous thread on polyester
Courtesy the artist and Mizuma Art Gallery, Tokyo

Private View | ‘Division of Labour’, Satoru Aoyama

Tuesday 5 April 2016, 6 - 8 pm

White Rainbow

White Rainbow is pleased to announce the opening of Division of Labour, a solo exhibition by Satoru Aoyama (b. 1973). A short performance in collaboration with the Japanese musician Ken Ikeda will accompany the event, starting from 7pm. The focus of the exhibition is a new series of work: Map of the World (Dedicated to unknown […]

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Kumi Machida at Asia House

15 December 2015 - 14 January 2016

Asia House

White Rainbow is pleased to announce the first solo presentation of two works by renowned Japanese artist Kumi Machida at Asia House, London. Kumi Machida has become internationally recognised for her depictions of haunting biomorphic humans awakening from surreal dream-like states. Having its roots in the Japanese tradition of Nihonga painting in sumi ink on kumohada linen paper with limited colouring from mineral pigments, […]

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Fitzrovia Lates | Index I

26 November 6pm-8pm

White Rainbow Gallery

Being and Matter  Japanese choreographer, Juri Nishi, will present contemporary dance composition Being and Matter in response to the work of Shigeo Anzaï. It draws inspiration from the Mono-ha artists and Between Man and Matter, Yusuke Nakahara’s concept for the 10th Tokyo Biennale, 1970. It is an enquiry into the relationship between matter, body and space. The act of documentation […]

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White Rainbow at Artissima

6 to 9 November 2015, from 12:00 to 20:00

Oval Lingotto, Turin

Artissima Back to the Future | Grey 12 6 to 8 November 2015 Oval Lingotto, Turin, Italy White Rainbow is pleased to take part in Artissima, 6 to 8 November 2015, with a solo presentation of Chu Enoki. Chu Enoki (b. 1964) is one of the seminal figures in postwar Japanese art and is recognised […]

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Fitzrovia Lates | Surface Tension

29 October 18:00 - 20:00

Venue: White Rainbow

Surface Tension is inspired by the idea of chouzetsu-gikou (superlative skill) – a phrase coined by Professor Yuji Yamashita – and brings together exquisitely skilful art works which draw on traditional techniques yet offer perspectives on life in Japan today. For October’s Fitzrovia Lates event, White Rainbow is pleased to present a flower installation by London based florist Sawa Kindo […]

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Masaya Hashimoto
Amasakisou - Marina blossomnia, 2010
Deer antler and bone
W13 x D10 x H7 cm
Courtesy of the artist and London Gallery
Photo: Tadayuki Minamoto

Private View | Surface Tension

24 September 2015

Venue: White Rainbow

Surface Tension is inspired by the idea of chouzetsu-gikou (superlative skill) – a phrase coined by Professor Yuji Yamashita – and draws together exquisitely accomplished art works which spring from traditional techniques, yet offer perspectives on the contemporary.

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Kouichi Tabata
72 colours (Birds), 2014
72 pieces of the original A4 drawings
Courtesy of the artist and Gallery Koyanagi
Image: Tom de Gay


17 Sep 2015 to 23 Oct 2015

Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation

Kouichi Tabata’s first UK solo show explores drawing beyond line- and mark-making, tending towards the painterly. His paintings of still-life subjects are sequenced into animations as a kind of ‘still footage’, leading to an exploration of the dimensions between different layers of meaning, in which these opposing forces operate. Looped paintings relinquish tranquil scenery, instead […]

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A Method To Draw A Map Of time

29 June 2015

Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation

Berlin based artist Youki Hirakawa will talk about his oeuvre to date in relation to the main themes that inspire his works. Time and place are two notions of special interest for Hirakawa. Reflecting on the expanded sense of these principal vectors of orientation, he creates poetic works of art that often move us in […]

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Art15 | Stand LF14

20 - 23 May 2014

Olympia, London

White Rainbow is pleased to be present at the ART15 London First section with works by Youki Hirakawa and Takahiro Ueda. Next to the main stand, LF14, we will also show a work by Hidemi Nishida in the Project Space. Youki Hirakawa, In the Mist of Time, 2012, video still. Courtesy the artist and White Rainbow, London. […]

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© Chim↑Pom
Courtesy of the artist and MUJIN-TO Production, Tokyo

Reality Check: Chim↑Pom in conversation with Dr Sook-Kyung Lee

29 April 2015 from 6.45pm

Free Word Lecture Theatre: 60 Farringdon Road London EC1R 3GA

Chim↑Pom, the six-strong artist collective known as the enfant terrible of Japan’s art scene, create distinctive works that challenge contemporary social problems, and the realities that we choose not to see. Formed in Tokyo in 2005, the group’s approach is underscored by the use of found objects, mass media, and chance. Chim↑Pom work mainly in […]

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Artist Talk by Chu Enoki with Dr Lena Fritsch

9 February 2015

Chelsea Banqueting Hall (16 John Islip St, Chelsea College of Arts, London, SW1P 4JU)

On the special occasion of Chu Enoki’s solo show in Europe, Chu Enoki: Enoki Chu held at the White Rainbow Gallery, London, Enoki was invited to explain his artistic career and expression identified in his work often described as iconic and employing dark motifs. Drawing on his experience as an artist coming out of post-war Japan and living through […]

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Takahiro Ueda
Installation shots of Invisible Movements No. 1, 2, 3, 2013
Quartz, Analog clock, Steel, Acrylic, Wood, Signal generator
Courtesy of the artist
Image: Shinji Minegishi

Artist Talk by Takahiro Ueda

3 December 2014

The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation (13/14 Cornwall Terrace, London, NW1 4QP)

Takahiro Ueda, one of the participating artist of the forthcoming exhibition, Temporal Measures, gave a talk at the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation. In this talk, Ueda introduced his works in which interdisciplinary, recalling a scientific researcher observing natural phenomena: atoms, chemical elements, sound vibrations, weather and environmental changes. His work is realised in collaboration with teams of experts including […]

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Futo Akiyoshi
Installation shot of From a Quiet Distance at PARKHAUS im Malkastenpark, Düsseldorf, 2014

Private View, Temporal Measures

2 December 2014

Venue: White Rainbow

White Rainbow is pleased to present, Temporal Measures, the gallery’s first group show, with Futo Akiyoshi, Kouichi Tabata and Takahiro Ueda. This exhibition drew together three artists, who are engaging with the physicality of their medium to articulate dimensions of time, layers of space, and realms of the mind.     

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Aiko Miyanaga
Installation shot of Strata: Origins, 2014
Courtesy of the artist and White Rainbow

Artist Talk by Aiko Miyanaga at Japan Foundation

Wednesday, 19 November 2014 from 18:30

The Japan Foundation, London (Russell Square House, 10-12 Russell Square, London, WC1B 5EH)

Aiko Miyanaga current exhibiting artist will give a talk at The Japan Foundation. In this special artist talk, Miyanaga will discuss her object-oriented work and the concept behind her attempts and the medium she chooses to express her ethos as an artist. In discussion with Mark  Rappolt, editor of Art Review, she will also reflect […]

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Youki Hirakawa
Fallen Candles, 2014, 24 Channel Videos / Approx.30-45 min Loop / Full HD / Silent

Screening of Fallen Candles by Youki Hirakawa, Nuit Blanche Video

20 September, 7pm – 21 September 2014, 7am

Venue: White Rainbow, London

Nuit Blanche Video focuses on video art over the course of one night. The second edition will take place on Saturday 20 September. Selected shops and galleries of London’s West End will screen the work of video artists in their windows. White Rainbow is pleased to present Youki Hirakawa’s Fallen Candles (2014) for the event.

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