Art / Openings In Tokyo

'Plans for Tokyo 2019: Vol.2 Sachiko Kazama'

GALLERY αM

by Yukari Tanaka

June 1-July 13

Sachiko Kazama’s monochrome woodcut prints are an exploration of the past from the viewpoint of the present. Her works, which often feature historical motifs within present-day landscapes, also allude to ominous possible futures.

A graduate of the Musashino Art School, Kazama first began exhibiting her work in 1998. She has been widely acclaimed, winning several prizes, including the Taro Okamoto Award for Contemporary Art in 2006 and a Tokyo Contemporary Art Award this year.

This is the second in the gallery’s five-part “Plans for Tokyo 2019” series, and features a sketch for the 2005 work “The Whirlwind of the 13th District.” (Yukari Tanaka)

Gallery αM; Agata Takezawa Bldg. B1, 1-2-11 Higashi-kanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo. Bakuro-Yokoyama Stn. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Free. Closed Sun., Mon., holidays. 03-5829-9109; www.gallery-alpham.com