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Opening This Spring

Alexander Calder, Un effet du japonais, 1941, Sheet metal, rod, wire, and paint, 80" × 80" × 48", Photo courtesy of Calder Foundation, New York / Art Resource, New York © 2024 Calder Foundation, New York / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Alexander Calder, Un effet du japonais, 1941, Sheet metal, wire, rod, and paint, 203.2 × 203.2 x 121.9 cm, Photo courtesy of Calder Foundation, New York / Art Resource, New York © 2024 Calder Foundation, New York / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Calder: Un effet du japonais

May 30 – Sep 6, 2024
Azabudai Hills Gallery

Pace’s co-presentation of Calder: Un effet du japonais at Azabudai Hills Gallery, also located in the city’s Azabudai Hills development, will bring together approximately 100 artworks created by Alexander Calder between the 1930s and 1970s. On view from May 30 to September 6, the exhibition explores the enduring resonance of the American modernist’s art with Japanese traditions and aesthetics

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Study of Split Roaring Tiger by Robert Longo

Robert Longo, Study of Split Roaring Tiger, 2023, Ink and charcoal on vellum, 32" × 15-1/2" (81.3 cm × 39.4 cm), each panel; 42 ¼” x 43 ¼” x 1 ½” (107.3 cm x 109.9 cm x 3.8 cm), framed © Robert Longo

Robert Longo

Tokyo Gendai
Jul 5 – 7, 2024

Pace’s booth at Tokyo Gendai 2024 will spotlight a selection of new and recent drawings and studies by Robert Longo, a key figure in the Pictures Generation of the 1970s and 1980s known for his ambitiously scaled, highly detailed, hyper-realistic charcoal compositions.

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Opening this Fall

Maysha Mohamedi, Pseudonym, 2024

Maysha Mohamedi, Pseudonym, 2024, oil on canvas, 73" × 101" (185.4 cm × 256.5 cm) © Maysha Mohamedi

Maysha Mohamedi

September – October, 2024

Maysha Mohamedi is a self-taught artist raised in San Luis Obispo, California, who trained as a neuroscientist before pursuing a career as a painter. Now based in Los Angeles, she is known for her atmospheric abstractions that reflect her own thinking about universal ideas and experiences. In her paintings populated with idiosyncratic forms that unfold, unspool, and reveal themselves over time, the artist explores relationships between color, shape, language, matter.

Marking Mohamedi’s first solo show in Tokyo, this presentation spotlights new, never-before-exhibited paintings produced in 2023 and 2024. For these works, she drew inspiration from her personal diary chronicling her brief time working in Japan two decades ago. In creating her new paintings—half of which are named for people and places that she encountered and wrote about in her journal during that trip—the artist reentered and reactivated the psychic space of her 20s, weaving together coincidences and serendipitous situations from her formative experience abroad and the present circumstances of her life. In this way, the works on view in Tokyo will shed light on one of the hallmarks of Mohamedi’s practice: her use of abstraction to forge a patchwork of stories and scenes from her daily life and interpersonal relationships.

To accompany this exhibition, Pace Publishing will produce a facsimile of Mohamedi’s studio notebook featuring a new text by writer Brian Dillon.

Winter Dusk: Together by Arlene Shechet

Arlene Shechet, Winter Dusk: Together, 2023, glazed ceramic, powder coated steel, 25" × 15" × 11" (63.5 cm × 38.1 cm × 27.9 cm) © Arlene Shechet

Arlene Shechet

November – December, 2024

Born in New York City in 1951 and now based in upstate New York, Arlene Shechet is widely known for her genre-defying ceramics and her hybrid sculptures that merge metal, clay, and wood into distinctive forms that are simultaneously architectural, organic, and mechanical. Uniting seemingly disparate shapes, colors, and materials, her works—while abstract—are imbued with psychological and emotional resonances to invite reflection from the viewer.

The artist’s first-ever solo exhibition in Japan will bring together new and recent works that ride the edge between stillness and motion, much like that of the Japanese art and material culture that has long inspired the artist. Enactments of tilting, contorting, bending, and melting recur throughout her sculptures, which, unearthing the expressive potential of material and form, force us to sit with—and move around—their contradictions.

Among the artist’s other major projects this year is Arlene Shechet: Girl Group at Storm King Art Center in New York. This sprawling exhibition features six new large-scale outdoor sculptures—spanning heights of ten to 20 feet and lengths of up to 30 feet—along with complementary indoor works in wood, steel, and ceramic.

Pace Tokyo - Interior Rendering

About the Gallery

Located inside of a building by British designer Thomas Heatherwick, our Tokyo gallery will span three floors and approximately 5,500 square feet. The building's interiors are designed by Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto, whose practice focuses on the symbiotic relationships between the human body, the natural world, and architectural design. In addition to the 3,000 square feet of exhibition space split across the first and second floors, the third floor features an outdoor terrace, integrated within the building’s landscaped design concept to evoke rolling hills.

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kyoko hattori profile

Announcing Kyoko Hattori, Vice President

We are pleased to announce that Pace Tokyo will be helmed by Kyoko Hattori. Working closely with the gallery's international leadership, Hattori will introduce the gallery’s artists and clients to the fast-growing arts scene in Japan, both within and beyond its capital city. As Vice President, she will focus on developing a Japanese collector base for the gallery and cultivating new relationships with local artists and institutions.

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