Ken Sasaki, “Cat,” 2017, oil on canvas 46 x 53cm. Image courtesy of the artist and Aoyama l Meguro, Tokyo

Letters, Lights, Travels on the Street
(Bokura ga tabi ni deru riyuu)

Curated by Jeffrey Rosen

Aug 25th – Sep 11th, 2022

Opening Reception:
Thursday, August 25th, 6-8pm
The evening will feature a talk by Takako Tanabe, owner of Ulterior Gallery, who is proud to present the psychedelic, boundary-exploring film work of Minoru Yoshida (1935-2010), a Kyoto-born New York transplant and Gutai Art Association participant.
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Closing Reception:
Saturday, September 10th, 7-9pm
The evening will feature drinks and a performance by EUCADEMIX (Yuka C Honda) of the band Cibo Matto.
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New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA) and NowHere are pleased to present Letters, Lights, Travels on the Street (Bokura ga tabi ni deru riyuu), a group exhibition curated by NADA co-president Jeffrey Ian Rosen (Misako & Rosen, Tokyo) that highlights a dynamic cross-section of the Japanese contemporary art world. The exhibition’s title references the music of Kenji Ozawa, expressive of a generation’s youthful days, and the show features a variety of artists, both emerging and established.

NADA and NowHere are proud champions of the Japanese art community. NowHere, an art space devoted to the support of Japanese artists living in New York, hosts this survey of the country’s current artistic landscape. In the spirit of collaboration following NowHere’s inaugural booth at NADA New York, the exhibition highlights the support that the New York based non-profit organization NADA has provided for this community.

The show features multimedia works from artists Ken Kagami, Nanami Hori, Motoyuki Daifu, Yu Nishimura & Kazuyuki Takezaki, Emi Mizukami, Yuhei Kobayashi, Maki Katayama, Shigeru Hasegawa, Ken Sasaki, Takuya Ikezaki, Michi Suwa, Minoru Yoshida and COBRA. Many displayed will highlight the cross-cultural and intergenerational partnerships NADA has created over the years:

4649 and XYZ Collective, two independent, artist-run spaces that have gained a foothold in the international art world through their participation in NADA’s Miami art fair, exhibit new paintings by Emi Mizukami and Nanami Hori. 

The collaborative paintings of Kazuyuki Takezaki and Yu Nishimura, represented by Misako & Rosen and Kayokoyuki, respectively, boasts a collaboration between artists and galleries which have developed friendships and partnerships within the context of NADA’s fairs. 

The psychedelic, boundary-exploring film work of Minoru Yoshida (1935-2010), a Kyoto-born New York transplant and Gutai Art Association participant, will be presented by Ulterior Gallery, a New York-based gallery committed to the exhibition of works by an array of intergenerational artists from diverse cultures and backgrounds.

The exhibition’s opening reception will feature a talk by Ulterior Gallery owner Takako Tanabe. The closing reception will feature a performance by EUCADEMIX (Yuka C Honda), of the band Cibo Matto.

Minoru Yoshida, Epicurism of Space Universe on the Rock Featuring Synthesizer Jacket #2 Shinnecock Beach, Hampton Bays, NY, November 9, 1975



Founded in 2002, New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA) is a not-for-profit 501c(6) collective of professionals working with contemporary art. Its mission is to create an open flow of information, support, and collaboration within the arts field and to develop a stronger sense of community among its constituency. Through support and encouragement, NADA facilitates strong and meaningful relationships between its members working with new contemporary and emerging art. In addition NADA hosts annual art events in Miami and New York, including NADA Miami, NADA New York, and NADA House.

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