“WHAT MUSEUM” to hold OKETA COLLECTION “Mariage-Antique to Contemporary Art-” exhibition on Thursday, April 28, 2022 | Warehouse Terada Press Release

In the first and second semesters, “OKETA COLLECTION”, the collection of antiques and contemporary art collected by collectors Shunji Oke and Seiko who have been in the fashion industry for many years for about 20 years, will be in two separate exhibitions that I will have on completely different themes introduce it.

In the first half of the “Mariage-Antiques to Contemporary Art-” exhibition, which serves as the entrance to the Okeda couple’s art collection, about 40 works, including antique and contemporary art, as well as new works by the artist will be displayed. This exhibition is the first to be exhibited, and will be divided into three themes of “body”, “monochrome” and “color”. Beginning with Li Dai’s ceramics, it is a treasure of Japanese potters such as Kitaoji Rashanren, Kawai Kanjiro, Okabe Mineo, Nawa Kohei, KAWS, TIDE, Daniel Arsham, Chabarara Self and so on. A collection of works by contemporary artists. By bringing together various works from different countries, different eras and different materials in one space, we provide an opportunity to discover new charms of the works.

The later exhibition OKETA COLLECTION “YES YOU CAN-The Power of Living from an Artistic Perspective-” is scheduled to be held from August 6th (Saturday) to October 16th (Sunday), 2022. We will keep you informed of details about later exhibitions and events that will take place during the exhibition.

* Mariage: In French it means “marriage” or “marriage”. It refers to the state in which individuals promote each other, complement each other, and coordinate with each other.

Exhibition Name: OKETA COLLECTION “Mariage-Antique to Contemporary Art-” Exhibition
Period: April 28 (Wood) ~ July 3 (Sun), 2022
Venue: WHAT MUSEUM 2F (Warehouse 140-0002, TERRADA G, 2-6-10 Higashi-Shinagawa, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo)
Business hours: Tuesday to Sunday 11:00-18:00 (last admission 17:00) Closed on Mondays (if it is a holiday, it will be postponed to the next Tuesday)
Admission: General 1,200 yen, University/Professional students 700 yen, Free for high school students and younger
* Includes admission to concurrent exhibitions
* Tickets will go on sale in early April 2022. For details, please check the WHAT MUSEUM official website.
Organizer: WHAT MUSEUM
Showcasing Collaboration: MMA Inc.
Collaboration: The Sandwich Company

  • 【Highlights of this exhibition】

There have been many three-dimensional works of Nawa Akira and the others.A fresh appreciation experience in a uniquely designed space

The dedicated space for this exhibition is a must-see, and only one of the masterpieces of sculptor Nawa Kohei, “PixCell-Deer #48” is on display. In addition, an interesting spatial composition, viewers can discover Mungo Thomson’s “November 14, 2016 (The End is Near)”, which completes the work by reflecting in a mirror, as well as the 3D works. already become.

Kohei Nawa< PixCell-Deer #48 >> © Kohei Nawa | Sandwich Photo: Nobutada OMOTE | Sandwich

Mango Thomson, 14th November 2016 (The End is Near) Courtesy of the artist, MAKI gallery and galerie frank elbaz.

Introducing a variety of works from antiques to contemporary art
Through the Okada couple’s “Love at First Sight Collection”, you can appreciate the charm of the work that has not changed over time.

Kitaoji Lushanren “Tsubaki Bowl” Photo by Keizo KIOKU

Yasushi Oketani “Yohen Tenmoku Tea Bowl” Photo by Keizo KIOKU

The works and artists that will be exhibited for the first time in this exhibition
Chabalara Self “Wash N’Set 2” exhibited for the first time as OKETA COLLECTION will appear. You can admire contemporary art debuts, such as the artist’s new work VERDY “VICK”, TIDE “COMPO:L”, and Craig Kucia, currently in production. ..

Chabarara Self “Wash N’Set 2” courtesy of the artist and Pilar Corrias Gallery, London.all rights reserved

VERDY “VICK” © ︎VERDY Image courtesy of Kaikai Kiki Gallery


Audio guides where the collectors themselves introduce the works
Mr. and Mrs. Okeda has prepared an audio guide that introduces episodes related to the collection and explains the work. If you download the official WHAT MUSEUM app, you can use the audio guide when visiting the museum. (Usage fee: free)

  • [参展商(计划)](Abbreviations are omitted, and they are sorted alphabetically by last name)

Daniel Arsham, Virgil Abloh, Kohei Iizuka, VERDY, Mineo Okabe, Yasushi Oketani, Jordy Kirwick, KAWS, Havia Kajeha, Shin Kamijo, Shoji Kamoda, Brian Calvin, Kanjiro Kawai, Lushanjin Kitaoji, Craig Kucia, Clara Cristalova, Tomoo Gokita, Sayre Gomez, Sounsai Sakaguchi, Matthew Day Jackson, Jean Julian, Russido Johnson, Chavalara Self, TIDE, Mango Thomson, Kohei Nawa, Brian Hart, Stephan Balkenhol, Yuichi Hirako, Futura, Marius Brucia, Adam Pendleton, Mel Bockner, Evan Hollowway, Mr., Austin Lee, Nate Rowman, Kashin Lone, Jennifer Rocklin, etc.

Collection by Shunji Okeda and Seiko in the 2000s. The couple, who have been in the fashion industry for many years, started out collecting antiques, and in 2010, when they came across the work of Yayoi Kusama, they took a big step towards a comprehensive collection of contemporary art. Feelings of the Okada couple, picked up works of strong inspiration such as “Love at First Sight” and formed a unique series reflecting the times. OKETA COLLECTION is characterized by a strong lineup, from gems of domestic and foreign masters to fashion, street culture and art.

“WHAT MUSEUM” opened in Tokyo Tennozu in December 2020. Warehouse Terada is an arts and cultural dissemination facility that publishes valuable works of art entrusted to us by writers and collectors. We explored what an art facility should be like as a warehouse company and came up with the unique concept of “opening the warehouse and peeking at art that is not normally seen”. Not only the artist’s ideas, but also the collector’s commitment to the work is displayed alongside important pieces. Create a place where you meet art. Under the name WHAT (WAREHOUSE OF ART TERRADA), it implies the cultural value of the quietly shining lights in the warehouse. The exhibits include two-dimensional and three-dimensional art works, architectural models, photos, videos, etc. .As an art museum format unique to The Warehouse Company, we are planning and presenting these diverse arts and cultures from new perspectives.


Company name: Terada Warehouse Co., Ltd.
Representative: Kohei Terada, President and CEO
Address: 2-6-10 Higashi-Shinagawa, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo, 140-0002
Established: October 1950

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