Masayuki Kawai

Masayuki Kawai

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Masayuki Kawai (b. 1972) currently lives and works in Tokyo, Japan.

Kawai creates video works in a unique style that takes radical visions of philosophy and politics from the standpoint of the consideration and the criticism of informational society about the essence of media. He explores his broad styles and activities unconstrained by existing genres such as films, contemporary arts, and media arts.

Kawai has participated in many important exhibitions, festivals and biennials, including: “CHAOSMOS”, CAPSULE Gallery, Tokyo (JP, 2020); “IGNITION BOX”, Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Museum of Art (JP, 2015); “VIDEORGANISM – Infinite Mutation”, Chi-Wen Gallery, Taipei (TW, 2015); “Feedback : Reflexion”, Chi-Wen Gallery, Taipei (TW, 2012); “Young Video Artists Initiative 06”, THINK ZONE, Organized by Mori Art Museum, Tokyo (JP, 2002).

His works are collected by Queens Museum of Art in New York (USA), Oberhausen International Shortfilm Festival (Germany), National Museum of Art in Osaka (Japan), Hwajeong Museum (Seoul) and art collector Robert Rosenkranz (USA).


GALLERY EXHIBITION

VIDEORGANISM - Infinite Mutation

July 4 – August 22, 2015

Feedback: Reflexion

September 29 – October, 2012


SELECTED PRESS

What is video art as a living entity? Masayuki Kawai's solo exhibition "Chaosmos" is being held at CAPSULE

Bijutsutecho

March 4, 2020

The Japanese Artists You Should Know at Asia Now

ELEPHANT

October 19, 2018

Facing The Fundamentals – Highlights & Trends From Art Basel Hong Kong – 2018

News Whistle

March 29, 2018

Invention of the Cinematic Pamphlet

Nicole Brenez

2015

Wark on Kawai's Theology of the Spectacle

Nettime.org

November 7, 2002