The art project “BCTION” will open from Sept 1 to 15 in a building located in Kojimachi, Tokyo. The building will be demolished after the event closes.

This project is led by artist Koutaro Ooyama and photographer Joji Shimamoto. Through the project, the two aim to make good use of buildings that are to be demolished and provide opportunities for young artists to present their works to a public audience.

The upcoming event will introduce the works of over fifty artists including DRAGON76, FRANKIE CIHI, RYUICHI OGINO, SHOGO IWAKIRI, SD duet with NUKEME, MICHINORI MARU, KLEPTOMANIAC and Tsuyoshi Nigamushi. The artworks will use all nine floors of the building as forms of expression.

Reservation is required in order to view the exhibit. A link is available on the official website. Further details will be provided upon reservation. A reception is also planned for Aug 31.

Koutaro Ooyama, a graduate of Kyoto City Univ. of Arts, presents live paintings, installations including wall paintings and canvas paintings. Inspired from Native Japanese Ainu and Native American Haida, he creates artworks using ethnic designs and colorful patterns of ancient temples.

Joji Shimamoto is a graduate of Academy of Art Univ. School of Photography. He planned and held a number of photo exhibits while he was in the USA. After coming back to Japan in 2008, he held a photo exhibit at The Artcomplex Center of Tokyo in Shinjuku. In 2009, he was selected as one of “Japanese Photographers 100” that was issued as a separate volume of “STUDIO VOICE.” Recently, he held photo exhibits at Laforet Harajuku and BLUE NOTE TOKYO.

【Event Information】
Venue: in an office building
Location: Kojimachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Dates: Sept 1 to 15
Hours: 12 pm to 8 pm
Free admission