Gセレクション 西田栄子 個展「あなかしこ あなかしこ」 gallery G

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Gセレクション 西田栄子 個展「あなかしこ あなかしこ」

2018.5.22 tue - 2018.5.27 sun

11:00〜20:00(Last day~15:00)

オープニングパーティ:2018年5月22 日(火) 19:00-20:00











[個展/solo shows]

2012 Book cafe jungle, Seoul, Korea

2012 Naorai, Tokyo

2011 Skima, Tokyo

2010 Ben’s cafe, Tokyo

2009 Swan cafe, Tokyo

2008 Colabo cafe, Tokyo

2008 T.Y.Harbor Brewery, Tokyo

2007 Ben’s cafe, Tokyo

2005 IDEE and AG 2nd Auction, Tokyo

2005 AG 1st Auction, Tokyo

2005 愛知万博 イタリア館/the Italian Pavilion at Aichi Expo, Nagoya

2005 Grail, Tokyo

2005 日本外国特派員協会/The Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan, Tokyo

2005 Library Lounge THESE, Tokyo

2004 Ben’s cafe, Tokyo

2004 T.Y.Harbor Brewery, Tokyo

2004 Good Honest Grub, Tokyo


[グループ展/group shows]

2018 Gallery×Cafe Jalona, Tokyo

2018 GINZA STAND, Tokyo

2017 School of Visual Arts, New York, U.S.A

2013 Gallery idm, Busan, Korea

2006 Ben’s cafe, Tokyo

2005 Lamia Ink!, New York, U.S.A


G selection Eiko Nishida solo show “Anakashiko, Anakashiko”

Dates: May 22, 2018, Tuesday-May 27, 2018, Sunday

Hours:11:00-20:00 (until 15:00 on the last day)

Opening party May 22 Tue., 19:00-20:00


Since 1996, I have been creating works on a variety of themes using the hands as a motif. I was always interested in languages, and that interest expanded to include not only voiced language but gestures and other voiceless languages as well, and over the last few years I have created artwork focusing on the sign language of several different countries. As one series of those works, in this exhibition I use Japanese sign language to portray Iroha Uta, an ancient poem that uses every letter of the Japanese alphabet exactly once.

Just as there are many possible interpretations for words, the interpretations of Iroha Uta and thus of Buddhism (which one theory suggests is hidden within it) also differ for each person. I believe that freedom of interpretation is echoed in art as well. Namely, there is no right or wrong in art– indeed, anything is possible.


The title I chose for the exhibit, Anakashiko, means “Respectfully yours,”

and it breaks down roughly like this:

Ana = to a large degree, very

Kashiko = humbled, respectfully


I respectfully present my interpretations here.

I hope these works serve to make you aware of the existence of other, differing interpretations.


Eiko Nishida

Born in 1974.

Since 1996 she has created artwork with the hands as a motif, centering on a variety of themes such as artisans, family portraits, Italian gestures, finger foods from around the world, sign language, and Braille. The materials and styles differ depending on the series, and the artist enjoys exploring diverse themes in various parts of the world.