Celebrating 2015 with art: The tons of sheep! Exhibition
Together with Hakkendo Inc., which provides support for young artists, ITOCHU jointly organize a large-scale exhibition to showcase artwork featuring sheep, which is the animal of the Chinese zodiac for 2015, created by more than 100 young and energetic artists aged 35 or younger at the ITOCHU AOYAMA ART SQUARE.
The Chinese character meaning sheep (羊) carries the meanings of happiness, good fortune, auspiciousness and goodness due to its association with another Chinese character (祥) which incorporates it. Since sheep form flocks, it also represents a stable family in which the members remain on good terms with one another and live in peace forever.
Find your favorite sheep from the original images of sheep depicted in many different styles, including Japanese paintings, Western paintings, prints and 3D works of art, and celebrate the coming of a new year together! At the exhibition, visitors are sure to enjoy meeting a ton of sheep.
* This exhibition is connected with another major exhibition of works by young artists, titled Art no Chikara (the power of art), held on the sixth floor of the Main Building of ISETAN Shinjuku Store from Friday, January 2 to Monday, January 5, 2015. A tote bag featuring sheep will be offered to each of the first 30 visitors to both exhibitions.
|Special Collaborator:||ISETAN Shinjuku Store|
|Collaborators:||Art Collectors', art data bank, Arai Gallery, Inoue Hakusandou, UEMATSU, KATSUMI YAMATO GALLERY, gallery KUNIMATSU, Gallery Kuu, J.F.G., SHIKISAISHA, C-DEPOT, Turner Colour Works Ltd., Gallery MURAKOSHI, roid works gallery, Lower Akihabara, Warkers|
|Dates:||The Going Year (first half): From Fri., Dec. 19 to Sun., Dec. 28, 2014
The Coming Year (second half): From Mon., Jan. 5 to Sun., Jan. 18, 2015
|Hours:||11 a.m. to 7 p.m.|
|Venue:||ITOCHU AOYAMA ART SQUARE
CI Plaza B1, 2-3-1 Kita-aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0061