MISAKO & ROSEN opened in 2006 in Tokyo, Japan. The gallery is committed to helping develop a commercially viable alternative to the mainstream, profit-driven art world. In the words of artist Daan van Golden, “Art is not a competition”.
The gallery represents 28 artists from Japan and abroad – all of whom share an interest in the literal – and all of the complexities that this implies. In addition to the space in Tokyo, the gallery is a partner in LA MAISON DE RENDEZ-VOUS, a share-space located in Brussels, Belgium.
C&K (COBRA and Ken Kagami) :
COBRA was born (1981) in Chiba and presently lives and works in Tokyo. He is a co-fonder of the artist-run-space, XYZ Collective.
HIs work considers common activities from a comedic perspective. COBRA, himself, is the central character within his film works; though his most recent exhibitions have included paintings of cheese housed in sculptural traps.
Recent exhibitions include “life and limbs”, Swiss Institute of Contemporary Art, New York and “The Museum”, Fig., Tokyo
Ken Kagami was born (1974) and presently lives and works in Tokyo. His practice involves the presentation of everyday phenomenon as comedic. Kagami creates works informed by art history and social themes in the media of sculpture, drawings and works in various media. Recent exhibitions include “Masterpieces” together with artist Trevor Shimizu, curated by Emily Watlington for Anthony Greaney, Boston and “Dog Lover” for Meets by Nadiff, Tokyo (Both in 2020)
The work :
Recorded on-site in the gallery toilet, C&K present the first in a series of sound works in homage to the legendary figure, John Cage.