Taka Ishii Gallery opened in Tokyo in 1994 with a program of exhibitions exploring the conceptual basis and implications of contemporary art, both in graphic arts and photography. Since then, the gallery has exhibited and published the works of renowned Japanese and foreign artists, but has also supported the development of young artists. Through commissioned projects, the Gallery continues to explore the relationship between the avant-garde of today and yesterday in the fields of performance art, architecture and design in Japan.
In late 2010, the gallery opened a new space, Taka Ishii Photography/film, which moved to a larger space in the Roppongi district in 2013. The Gallery serves as a forum for the presentation of a program of works by world-renowned Japanese and foreign photographers, as well as lesser-known photographers from the pre- and post-war periods. The gallery also provides an opportunity to view films made by photographers that are often overlooked.
Less than a year after the opening of this new space, the Taka Ishii Photography/film Gallery decided to establish itself abroad. His choice was Paris, in the heart of the Marais. The Parisian Gallery will be dedicated mainly to Japanese photography, through exhibitions, and an important offer of vintage or recent books, and portfolios.
Taka Ishii Gallery