The MAKI Collection space will showcase artwork collected over the years by gallery owner, Masahiro Maki, with a focus not just on ‘viewing art’ but also on ‘collecting art’. With the aim of overcoming the boundaries that separate collectors, artists, galleries and institutions, while encouraging dialogue and the exchange of ideas between them, works by a variety of artists will be shown, without restrictions as to whether they are represented by MAKI Gallery or by other galleries, nationality, and so on.
The Japanese art market is relatively small in global terms but today, there is hope for growth. In light of this, we are establishing this space with a wish that through galleries communicating the joy of collecting, as well as revealing more about installation and storage with the viewpoint of collectors in mind, a less hierarchical collector-gallery relationship can be created. In other words, we feel it is important for galleries, which introduce artworks for potential acquisition to collectors, to share not just the enjoyment and significance of collecting, but also the concerns and knowledge that come with it.
Masahiro Maki has continued to engage with these artists and artworks, artist by artist, work by work. He hopes to open the collection that he has thus built up to the public, periodically changing what is on view and starting a conversation with the visitors who come to see it – through viewing this collection, for the meaningfulness of collecting art to be experienced as something closer to home.
– CURRENT EXHIBITION
Exhibition Title | JAPAN
Artists (in no particular order) | Anne Kagioka Rigoulet, Yukimasa Ida, Makoto Saito, Taro Shinoda, Atsuhiko Misawa, Kimiyo Mishima, etc.
Dates | May 22, 2021 –
MAKI Collection’s second exhibition will focus on Japanese artists from a wide range of generations and genres. The featured works radiate an atmosphere of rigor and elegance as well as depth and order that is latent in the artists of this region. Its colors, light, and shadows are born of this land where cities exist alongside nature, enveloped by the countless hues of the changing seasons. Exhibited are identity-rich, conceptual works along with works that reflect the spirit of Japanese fashion and culture. This exhibition attempts to bring together these various generations, genres, and ambiences under the common framework of “Japan”. We hope that you will enjoy this exhibition, with its structure and dignity, as well as its sense of lighthearted openness. Please note the exhibited works will be changed periodically.
*Jonas Wood’s Tennis Court Drawings will remain on permanent display.
– PAST EXHIBITION
Exhibition Title | L.A.
Artists | Jonas Wood, Shio Kusaka, Mungo Thomson, Jennifer Guidi, Kaz Oshiro, etc.
Dates | September 5, 2020 – May 1, 2021
Los Angeles is fast becoming a hub for the art market, like New York and London. The free and active exchange between institutions, galleries, artists, and collectors is a characteristic particular to art community in Los Angeles. New forms of expression are constantly coming into existence in this city. This mindset has also influenced the establishment of our new space, MAKI. This space is the realization of owner Masahiro Maki’s belief that the next generation of contemporary art will only born from lively discussion between all those involved in the art. We invite you to view this exhibition, which marks the grand opening of our new space, MAKI.
Tokyo 140-0002 JAPAN
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