sagacho archives COLLECTION plus, 2

Rei Naito

“sagacho archives COLLECTION plus,” an exhibition series tells the story of contemporary art history in Japan. It is not only a summary of activities and art collections of Sagacho Exhibit Space (1983-2000) but also an input of new elements. The second showcase presents Rei Naito.

A solo exhibition by Naito was held at Sagacho Exhibit Space in 1991, titled: une place sur la Terre. It was an installation of delicately crafted objects inside a tent in the exhibition space. It was one of her remarkable works and served as an introduction to her art direction thereafter. The main theme of the exhibition was a search for the answer to the question ‘Living on Earth, the reality itself, being blessed?’ In recent years, Naito has put more effort into creating places for ‘things’ to meet ‘Nature’. In this showcase, 10 special drawings from “une place sur la Terre” installation provided by the Sagacho Collection will be shown with a new piece. This will be a great chance to meet once again those over 20 year old valuable drawings together with her latest work. Looking forward to seeing you at the exhibition.


Exhibition information

16, Sep, 2011 – 4, Dec, 2011
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Public Holidays 12:00 – 19:00
¥100〜 (Donation)
sagacho archives
#B110 3331 Arts Chiyoda
6-11-14 sotokanda chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 1010021
Nonprofit Organization Art Meeting Point, Kitchen Inc.
Gallery Koyanagi


Rei Naito was born in 1961 in Hiroshima, Japan. Rei was publicly recognized in 1991 by an exhibition “une place sur la Terre” at Sagacho Exhibit Space, Tokyo. In 1997, she exhibited the installation work at the Japanese Pavilion in The 47th Venice Biennale.
In 2001, her work “Being given” was installed as a permanent work at Benesse Art Site Naoshima, Kagawa. Also “Matrix” was placed as a permanent work at Teshima Art Museum opened in 2010.
Major solo exhibitions by Naito include: “matrix” at Nizayama Forest Art Museum, Toyama in 2007 and “Tout animal est dans le monde comme de l’ eau à l’ intérieur de l’ eau” at the Museum of Modern Art, Kamakura, Kanagawa in 2009. A number of other works of her were exhibited in Japan and abroad.