Organised by Japan Contemporary Art Platform in cooperation with CADAN (Contemporary Art Dealers Association Nippon) the inaugural Art Week Tokyo (4–7 November 2021) will take place across 50 venues in the city, with exhibitions varying from museum retrospectives to artist-led incentives. Find out about this year’s highlights with Ocula’s definitive guide of must-see shows.
Cecily Brown: The end is a new start
Blum & Poe, Harajuku Jingu-no-mori, 5F
22 October 2021–15 January 2022
Cecily Brown’s multiverses, inspired by a range of historical and contemporary sources, blend abstraction with figuration. In recent years, Brown’s fascination with shipwrecks has led the artist to trace the trope through history.
At Blum & Poe, The end is a new start features 12 paintings that combine Brown’s existing interest in the historical representations of shipwrecks with earlier work, presenting a mini retrospective that traces the artist’s oeuvre over the last 30 years.