Tomo Sakurai
March 2 - March 30 , 2024

Tokyo International Gallery (Tennozu, Shinagawa) will present “SCHRODINGER’S CURTAIN,” a solo exhibition by artist Tomo Sakurai.

With the theme of “Observation of Behavior,” this exhibition explores the nature of time and, by extension, the nature of all things themselves, and reconstructs our sense of human perception by extending some aspects of contemporary physics through the use of unformel monochrome expressions.

Art has always shown a strong correlation with philosophy and physics, and has expressed the concepts of time and space through various methods.

In this exhibition, the artist will explore the concepts of “entanglement” and “space” in quantum mechanics, which is characterized by the indeterminacy of states and the coexistence of opposites, and which has strong affinity with the artist’s own production philosophy.The artist’s unique interpretation of “appreciation” obtained from a philosophical perspective is embodied through the use of space and canvas.

The three sections of the exhibition will challenge the expression using the entire space, including two-dimensional works and installations. In “Fluctuation of Time: Closed Space” (2024), her first kind of work, the artist provides the viewer with the experience of actively viewing a painting by illuminating it in the dark with a light held in the viewer’s hand.

In addition, music provided by musician Yutaka Shimomura will envelop the entire space in Sakurai’s worldview.

We hope you will enjoy this new and unprecedented viewing experience, in which you will experience yourself and your concept of time through the active actions of the viewer.


DATE:  2024.3.2-3.30
12:00-18:00 (Tue.-Sat.) *Sun, Mon, and Public Holidays

Tokyo International Gallery
TERRADA Art Complex II 2F, 1-32-8 Higashi-Shinagawa, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo, 140-0002 Japan
Access: 8 minutes’ walk from Tokyo Waterfront Area Rapid Transit Rinkai Line “Tennoz Isle Station”, 10 minutes’ walk from Tokyo Monorail Haneda Airport Line “Tennoz Isle Station”, 8 minutes’ walk from Keikyu Main Line “Shinbanba Station”