Established back in 2006, LagoArt is my private Contemporary Japanese Art Collection, located in Hamburg, Germany.  Works include photography, sound installations, paintings, mixed media and sculptures.


I found my interest in art when experiencing the up-spring of the first Chinese Contemporary Galleries in Shanghai in the Mid 90s. But as often in younger age there were no financial means to start collecting and I had to wait another decade to purchase the first real art work to be owned by myself.

Often asked why to concentrate (almost exclusively) on Japanese artists only I made this decision for a reason. For me Japanese artists come from a rich cultural background which is so different from the Western world and which allows a fascinating different approach of expression. Japanese art has a long history and has always used different techniques and materials. Additionally the almost obsessive strive for perfection which can be seen in many parts of Japanese life does not stop with artists.

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PRIVATE CONTEMPORARY JAPANESE ART COLLECTION

 

Artists within the Collection include:


Chim↑Pom

Daisuke Ohba

Haijime Soroyama

Hiroshi Kariya

Imai Toshimitsu

Izumi Kato

Keisuke Tada

Kohei Nawa

Leiko Ikemura

Mika Ninagawa

Mika Tajima

Miwa Ogasawara

Motohiko Odani

Naoki Ishikawa

Naoki Tomita

Nobuhiro Nakanishi

Nobuyoshi Araki

Reijiro Wada

Riyuichi Ohira

Ryoichi Kurokawa

Saori Miyake

Shinro Ohtake

Taiji Matsue

Takuma Nakahira

Tatsuo Miyajima

Tomoko Shioyasu

Tomoko Yoneda

Yoriko Takabatake

If you’re interested in a specific artist or would like to know more about Japanese Contemporary Art or Galleries, please don't hesitate to get in touch.

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THE RESIDENCE

ARTIST RESIDENCE

Selected Artists are provided an atelier space and a fully furnished living apartment plus the necessary material. Next to flight costs to / from Germany a daily allowance will be provided as well. The length of the residence is flexible and stays between two weeks and a maximum of eight weeks are possible. With regards to the specifictime of the year the program is also flexible and will be mutually agreed.


English or German language capabilities are not required as a prerequisite but can certainly be helpful.

APPLICATIONS & SELECTION PROCESS

Each year a theme will be provided and any interested applicant is invited to provide a proposal for a specific art work relating to the set theme.

The theme and the program for the current year will be announced on this website

and additionally published in different forms.

Applications will be reviewed and the final selection of artist for the resident program will be performed by the sponsor and an expert Committee - including Ms. Maho Kubota (Maho Kubota Gallery, Tokyo) and 

Ms. Reiko Tsubaki (Curator, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo)

Apply for the Residence

 
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COLLECTION & ARTIST IN RESIDENCE PROGRAM IN HAMBURG, GERMANY

Past Residents

Since the start of the program in 2016, each year one or more Japanese artists have got the opportunity to work in Hamburg, Germany and collect experience working in foreign country.

Artists in residence are invited to create an artwork during the stay which will evolve to be part of the LagoArt collection.

 

NOVEMBER, 2016

ZAI NOMURA

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SEPTEMBER-DECEMBER 2016

YOICHI KAMIMURA

Multimedia on lightbox

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APRIL - MAY 2017

NOBUHIRO NAKANISHI

Mixt media on mirror

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CONTACT

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