Art Front Gallery is a company active in all aspects of art.
Our objectives are to support works of art that embody the spirit of the age and point toward the future, and to promote art both from a broad global perspective and an in-depth social context. These objectives stem from our belief that art enables us to better understand human thoughts and intentions. We select artists and works of art based on the idea that art should be evaluated through its impact over time as well as its relevance to the world today.Actively responding to the environmental and lifestyle changes around us, we aim to put art to appropriate use in urban development and living space.We place great importance on relations with localities throughout Japan. We believe that effective protection of the global environment begins with respect for every region as its own irreplaceable cosmos. Our business mottoes are:1. to find and present high-quality works of art2. to give our all to our production work 3. to harmonize works of art with their display environment4. to be open and fair in our transactions

Outline

Art Front Gallery Co., Ltd.

Hillside Terrace A, 29-18 Sarugaku-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, 150-0033, Japan
Tel: 81-(0)3-3476-4868 Fax: 81-(0)3-3476-4874
Chairman
Fram Kitagawa
President
Kei Okuno
Director
Toshiyuki Fujimoto
Founded
November 17, 1982
Started activities
June 15, 1971
Capital
30,000,000 yen
Staff
50

Affiliated companies

Gendaikikakushitsu Publishers,
NPO Echigo-Tsumari Satoyama Collaborative Organization
NPO Setouchi Koebi Network

Selected Public Art Projects

Redevelopments

WATERRAS[2013]Kachidoki View Tower[2010]Akasaka Sakas[2008]Toyosu CIel Tower[2006]Nikawa Station Area Redevelopment[2003]Nakamgeguro GT[2002]Kushiro Civic Core[2001]Daikanyama Address[2000]Shibuya Mark City[1999]Queen’s Square Yokohama[1997]Ebisu Garden Place[1994]Faret Tachikawa[1994]

Government Office Buildings

Tachikawa city hall[2010]Kasumigaseki Joint Governmental Building[2007]Makihara Towan Hall[2002]Kushiro Joint Governmental Building[2000]Akita Prefecture Hall[1999]Adachi Ward Hall[1996]

Educational Facilities

Fukuoka University[2012]Nagoya University[2008]Yasuda Women’s University[2007, 2004]Kita-Hiroshima City Nishibe Elementary School[2005]National Institute for Japanese Language[2004]Ishikawa Prefectural University[2004]Kamakura Women’s University (2003) National Institute of Public Health[2003]Hyogo Foreign Students Center[1999]Kita-Hiroshima City Art Hall & Library[1998]NTT Keihanna Building[1998]Miyagi Prefectural Library[1998]Japan Braille Library[1996]JICA Hokkaido International Center[1995]

Convention Centers

Takamatsu Symbol Tower[2004]Toki Messe[2003]SKIP CITY[2003]Yume Messe Miyagi[1995]Pacifico Yokoyama[1994]

Cultural Facilities

Echigo-Tsumari Satoyama Museum of Contemporary Art[2012]Tsuhata Town Cultural Hall[2005]NOHBUTAI Snow-Land Agrarian Culture Center, Matsudai[2003]Koidego Cultural Hall[1996]Ikegami Kaikan[1996]Mie Center for the Arts[1994]

Transport Facilities

Sea Station Naoshima[2006]Centrair /Central Japan International Airport[2004]JR Tower (Sapporo Station)[2003]Obama Station Plaza[2003]Kyoto Oike Street Symbol Road[2002, 2000]Nishinomiya Station North Exit District Redevelopment[2001]Hokkaido Elfin Park (Kita-Hiroshima Station)[1999]Toyohashi Station East Exit Plaza[1998]Kyoto Station[1997]Uno Station Plaza[1995]

Hotels

Le Meridien Shenyang[2017]Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto[2016]Fairmont Jakarta[2015]AMAN Tokyo[2014]The Ritz-Carlton Kyoto[2014]Twelve at Hengshan A Luxury Collection Hotel,Shanghai[2013]Mandarin Oriental Shanghai[2013]Intercontinental Osaka[2013]Four Seasons Hotel Shanghai (All day dining)[2012]Four Seasons Hotel St Petersburg (Restaurant)[2012]The Ritz-Carlton Okinawa Hotel & Spa[2012]Palace Hotel Tokyo[2012]St. Regis Oosaka[2010]Hotel Nikko Tokyo[2009, 2008, 2005, 2004]Four Seasons Hotel Hangzhou (Restaurant)[2008]The Windsor Hotel[2008]Park Hyatt Shanghai[2008]The Peninsula Tokyo[2007]Tachikawa Washington Hotel[2005] [2005]

List of exhibition

Selected Exhibitions and Cultural Events

2013
Setouchi International Art Festival 2013
Naoshima, Teshima, Megijima, Ogijime, Shodoshima, Oshima,Inujima,Shamijima, Honjima,Takamijima,Awashima,Ibukijima,Takamatsu Port,Uno Port
Tokushima LED Art Festival 2013
Tokushima

[organized by the Tokushima City]

2012
Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial 2012
Niigata

[attracted 450,000 visitors]

2010
Tokushima LED Art Festival 2010
Tokushima

[organized by the Tokushima City]

Setouchi International Art Festival 2010
Naoshima, Teshima, Megijima, Ogijime, Inujima, Oshima, Takamatsu Port Area
2009
Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial 2009
Niigata

[attracted 375,000 visitors]

Niigata Water and Land Art Festival 2009
Niigata
Aqua Metropolis Osaka 2009
Osaka

[organized by the Prefecture of Osaka, City of Osaka and the Executive Committee]

2006-2008
Space Poem Chain

[commissioned by Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency]

2006
Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial 2006
Niigata

[attracted 350,000 visitors]

2006-2007
New Trends of Architecture in Europe and Asia-Pacific 2006-2007
Hillside Forum, Tokyo (travelled to Patras, Tokyo, Melbourne, Perth, Barcelona, Luxembourg)
2005
German Design Project in Hillside Terrace
Tokyo
Eight Ceramic Artist in Japan
Snow-land Agrarian Culture Centre, Matsudai, Niigata
2004
Todai-ji Temple Art Project –Three Strange Flower of Jitchu–
Todai-ji, Nara
2001
Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial 2003
Niigata
2002
New Trends of Architecture in Europe and Japan 2002
Hillside Forum, Tokyo (travelled to Ghent, Salamanca, Bordeaux, Lisbon, Madrid)
2001
EU-Japan joint project “New Trends of Architecture in Europe and Japan 2001”(annual)
Hillside Forum, Tokyo (traveled to Porto, Rotterdam)
Nakaya Ukichiro: Heart of Science and Art Part 1
Hillside Terrace, Tokyo

[exhibition in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of the physician who created the first artificial snow]

2000
Symposium “L’Utopie et ses representation”
l’Institut de Franco-Japon, Tokyo

[co-organized by French Embassy; Jean-Luc Nancy, Catherine David, Shuichi Kato, Toyo Ito etc.]

Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale 2000
Niigata
2000
Ryokan (exhibition and lectures)
Niigata Information Center N’espace, Tokyo
1999-2000
Chopin, Poland, Japan
Hillside Terrace, Tokyo

[in commemoration of 80th anniversary of diplomatic relation between Japan and Poland and of 150th anniversary of the death of Chopin]

1999
Daikanyama Installation
Tokyo
1999-
Present held annually “Takada Flower Road”
Joetsushi, Niigata
1998
Beyond Minimal: Austrian Contemporary Architecture
Hillside Terrace, Tokyo

[co-organized by Austrian Embassy]

Antonio Gaudi
Traveled to Tokyo, Aomori, Niigata, Ibaragi, Osaka

[co-organized by Spanish Embassy]

Etat des Lieux
Hillside Terrace, Tokyo

[exhibition on public art projects in France organized in cooperation with French Ministry of Culture]

1998-1990
Apartheid Non! International Arts Festival

[Japanese edition of “Art against Apartheid” launched by UNESCO; Traveled to 194 locations throughout Japan, attracting 380,000 visitors]

1980-1982
Print Show for Children
traveled to 77 schools throughout Japan
1978-1979
Gaudi
traveled to Tokyo, Okinawa, Nagano, Niigata, Fukuoka, Hiroshima,Yokohama, Kobe, Kumamoto, Nagoya
1977
Pioneers of Contemporary Art
Tokyo Central Museum, Tokyo
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