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.
Exhibition Title | L.A.
Artist | Jonas Wood, Shio Kusaka, Mungo Thomson, Jennifer Guidi, Kaz Oshiro, etc.
Dates | September 5, 2020 –
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.
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