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MCM AND KÖNIG GALERIE CELEBRATE THE OPENING OF EXHIBITION SPACE FOR CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS IN JAPAN

OPENING SHOW BY JUERGEN TELLER
REVEAL OF FULL EXHIBITION SCHEDULE AND ARTISTS PROGRAM FOR 2020



On November 9th, 2019 MCM and KÖNIG GALERIE celebrated the grand opening of the exhibition space KÖNIG TOKIO at the MCM Ginza Haus I in Tokyo. In the presence of photographer Juergen Teller, over 200 guests from the worlds of art, fashion and culture gathered for the inaugural exhibition. Hosted by MCM’s Global Creative Officer Dirk Schoenberger and gallerists Johann and Lena König notable guests included the German ambassador to Japan Ina Lepel, Shota Matsuda, Rila Fukushima, Mariya Nishiuchi among others.
The solo exhibition Heimweh centers on the concept of homesickness, a re-evaluation of Teller’s German identity and his position as a European immigrant to the UK in the midst of the ongoing Brexit uncertainty. Set up as an interplay between large-scale formats and smaller pictures, the exhibition will run from November 9th, 2019 to January 11th, 2020. Many of the works are shown in public for the first time.
Global luxury brand MCM and Berlin-based gallery KÖNIG GALERIE joined forces to establish a 3000 sqft. exhibition space for contemporary art at the MCM GINZA HAUS I, the brand’s Japanese flagship concept store. With a focus on showcasing a roster of key influential German, Austrian and Swiss artists in Japan, the temporary gallery KÖNIG TOKIO will run multiple exhibitions starting from November 2019 through to December 2020 – among them internationally renowned artists such as Katharina Grosse, Alicja Kwade, Erwin Wurm and more.
The MCM Ginza HAUS I is MCM’s concept space celebrating the brand’s heritage of culture, craft and creativity. As an architectural landmark where art, fashion, culture converge and the experiential meet, it is the ideal venue for KÖNIG TOKIO.

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