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Installation View at Alpha Contemporary

Statement

Human beings alone are created in the image and the likeness of God (Genesis 1:26-27).  The image and the likeness of God include creativity, communication and management ability.  Art is the ultimate stylization of these God given traits.

At Alpha Contemporary, we support creative art works, deliver messages from artists through their art works, and share them with the world.  Not only we exhibit and sell art works, we also offer a place to stimulate ones’ creativity and communication.

In particular, we are focusing on the process of artistic creation.  That’s where we can find the most creative hints and tips for solving any problem.  We aim to provide viewers with clues for various problem-solving by sharing this process.

 Alpha Contemporary is a combination of "ALPHA", which is the first letter of the Greek alphabet and represents 1 in Greek numerals, and "CONTEMPORARY", which represents contemporary art. Human creativity is the primordial ability that humans acquired when they were created by God, and that ability comes from God who is the root and the beginning of all existence. That's why we have named our gallery  Alpha Contemporary. 

 Alpha Contemporary  is a Tokyo based contemporary art gallery developing its original curatorial practice and sharing artworks' conceptual exploration of process, concept and message with global art scene.

ALPHA CONTEMPORARY

Focus Area

We focus on artists who;

  • have unique perspective of the world and the times, have original style of concepts and create aesthetic art pieces.

  • K-ART (Korean Art), Overseas and Japanese 

  • early careers and mid careers

Program

In addition to as exhibitions, our annual program includes

 

  • fairs

  • educational initiatives

  • multi-collaborations on an international level such as interacting programs between Korean and Japanese collectors etc.

Location

 We are located next to the East Gate of the Mita Campus of Keio University. Keio University, which is one of most prestigious private university in Japan. Founded in 1858 by Yukichi Fukuzawa who was a Japanese educator, philosopher, writer, entrepreneur and samurai. The founder was an early advocate for reform in Japan. His ideas about the organization of government and the structure of social institutions made a lasting impact on a rapidly changing Japan during the Meiji period. He appears on the current 10,000-Japanese yen banknote.

 From the gallery, you can see the beautiful red brick wall of the east gate and the old library building, which is designated as an Important Cultural Property of Japan. The old library building with a gorgeous exterior made of red brick, granite, and terracotta was built in 1907  and has become a symbol of the University

In this beautiful picturesque view, we hope for the deepening of the exchange between art lovers, artists and collectors, and collectors and gallerists, while enjoying the works of artist from overseas and Japan.

 We have many things to do in our area:

  • Keio University located next to our gallery. Some buildings are accessible to the public are accessible to the public. Enjoy the beautiful campus among a busy city

  • Mita Kasuga Shrine that is famous for Sakura, cherry blossoms and located next to our gallery

  • Tokyo Tower, a landmark of Tokyo

  • Italian Embassy

  • ​​Australian Embassy

  • ​​Mitsui Club which has beautiful gardens and buildings built in 1913, was served as a guest house for the Mitsui family etc,

 

 Alpha Contemporary always welcomes you. When visiting Japan, please enjoy the art scene of Japan and overseas including Korea.  In addition, we have many events that you can experience Japanese art and culture such as Japanese flower arrangement, Japanese traditional music shows etc.  During your stay, don't miss  our special cultural experience in the contemporary art gallery.  For inquiries, please contact us by e-mail.

Keio University, Mita Main Campus

Tokyo Tower

Keio University, Location of Alpha Contemporary
Keio University, Location of Alpha Contemporary
Tokyo Tower, Location of Alpha Contemporary

East Gate

The old library building

【View From The Inside】

View from Alpha Contemporary
View from Alpha Contemporary

Access and Open Hour

Alpha Contemporary

8F Mitahigashimon Bldg. 2-13-9 Mita Minato-ku Tokyo

Tue.- Sat. 12 - 6 pm

Closed on Sunday, Monday, National Holiday

Infoalphacontemporary@gmail.com

●10 minutes walk from Toei Oedo Line “Akabanebashi Station” ,Akabanebashi Exit

●10 minutes walk from JR Yamanote Line "Tamachi Station, Mita Exit (West Exit)

●10 minutes walk from Toei Mita Line "Mita Station", A10 Exit

●10 minutes walk from Toei Asakusa Line "Mita Station," A3 Exit

【Exterior View 】

We sit just next to the East Gate of
Keio University's main campus.

You can find Japanese Sweet's at the 1st floor.

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