ARTCOURT Gallery

About

Concept

Discovering Art, Connecting the World

Since ARTCOURT Gallery opened its doors in Osaka in 2003, the gallery has conveyed Japanese contemporary art to the world.

ARTCOURT Gallery focuses on members of the Gutai group and conceptual artists, who stood at the forefront of postwar Japanese art, as well as creators who have cultivated a unique aesthetic to expand and deepen new forms of crafts.

In addition to supporting many artists’ activities by striving to place their works in the collections of museums and foundations all over the world, we are devoted to introducing the work of younger artists who will forge the future.

In recent years, ARTCOURT Gallery has also captured the production and exhibition of artists’ works from a critical and historical perspective by researching documents and publishing monographs as a means of actively creating a link to the future. Moreover, the gallery has consistently conveyed outstanding Japanese contemporary art to a wide range of countries by supplying commissioned works for architectural or public spaces.

To commemorate the gallery’s 15th anniversary in 2018, ARTCOURT Gallery opened ACG Villa Kyoto, a new viewing room in Kyoto’s Kitashirakawa district. This Japanese building, with a traditional sukiya-zukuri-style that creates a harmony with the natural surroundings, creates a contrast with the Osaka gallery’s white cube. With exhibitions specifically made for each space, we are wholeheartedly devoted to presenting choice examples of beauty in the future.

Exhibitions

Exhibitions
Osamu Kokufu“Parabolic Garden” 2010

ARTCOURT Gallery presents outstanding works of contemporary art that are marked by an abundance of conceptual, material, and technical originality by an array of artists, from internationally recognized figures to talented young creators. Our alluring and stimulating exhibitions make the most out of ARTCOURT Gallery’s status as one of the largest private gallery spaces equipped with eight-meter-high ceilings.

Supporting and Fostering Young Artists

Supporting and Fostering Young Artists
“Art Court Frontier” 2012

Through exhibitions and projects such as Art Court Frontier (until 2016), an annual group show launched to commemorate the opening of the gallery, and commissioned work for public spaces, we endeavor to help young artists engaged in producing and presenting contemporary work attain the next level.

Sales of Art Works

Sales of Art Works
4 World Trade Center 1F Entrance lobby, NYC, 2013〜

The gallery offers a coordinated service to plan, produce, supply, and construct works according to the needs of each architectural space. As a base designed to convey a Japanese aesthetic, ARTCOURT Gallery provides high-quality works by contemporary artists who are active both in Japan and abroad.