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September 2(Thu) - 29(Wed), 2021

The 5th Floor is pleased to announce the launch of "ANNUAL BRAKE 2021". ANNUAL BRAKE" is an ongoing project that will be held once a year, and this will be the first edition. In this project, young artists will be invited to create an exhibition using only their own past works.


In Japan's contemporary art scene, young artists are being forced to present their works at a rapid pace and without stopping at galleries, alternative spaces and art festivals around the country. The hyper-accelerated art circuit demands new things and puts artists at the mercy of them.


In "ANNUAL BRAKE", there will be no new works created or presented. It is a project that focuses on the artists themselves stopping once, confirming their own footprints and stories, and honestly constructing them into an exhibition.


For the first edition of ANNUAL BRAKE 2021, Rintaro Fuse, Kenta Ishige, and Yusuke Oiwa responded to our invitation. Each of these artists will hold a retrospective exhibition for eight days each during the month of September. We hope that you will stop by at this moment when they stop once for the future, and stop in front of their works.



Rintaro Fuse

All is the first love song

September 2 (Thu) − 9 (Thu)


Kenta Ishige


September 12 (Sun)−19 (Sun)


Euske Oiwa


September 22 (wed)−29 (wed)


Open hours:1 p.m.−8 p.m.


*Due to the state of emergency, we kindly ask you to make an appointment for visiting.


admission fee:¥500 

※The third and subsequent visits will be free of charge during the event.





Rintaro Fuse

Artist, born in 1994, graduated from the Graduate School of Film and New Media, Tokyo University of the Arts in 2019. Based on dialogues about information technology, literature, and cave murals, he thinks about the possible "new solitude" in the city after the launch of the iPhone. She has been producing videos and paintings, writing programs and texts, and organizing exhibitions. His major solo exhibitions include "The Kiss of Names" (SNOW Contemporary, 2021), "Categories of Silence" (Creative Center Osaka, 2021), "Isolated Intense Contact Room" (Webpage, 2020), and "iphone mural" (iPhone cave mural) (BLOCK HOUSE, 2016). (BLOCK HOUSE, 2016). In addition, he has contributed many articles to Bijutsu Techo, Gendai Shi Techo, and various web media.

Kenta Ishige

An artist, exhibition maker, and many other side jobs, she completed her master's degree at Tokyo University of the Arts in 2018. For many years, he has wanted to have enough time in his life to go to physical therapy, but has not been able to realize it. His recent major solo exhibitions include Aion (BIYONG POINT, 2020), and his major projects include SCAN THE WORLD, Installments, and Urban Research Group. His curatorial projects include And yet we continue to breathe.(ANBTokyo,2020).


Euske Oiwa

Artist. Doctoral student at the Graduate School of Film and New Media, Tokyo University of the Arts. While creating and researching "installations," an art form that symbolizes contemporary art, he examines the aesthetic, political, and philosophical existence and function of "space" from a particularly contemporary perspective, using fiction and philosophy of language as a guide.

Recent art exhibitions include "Slow Actor" (Komagome Soko), "Farewell Talk" (Kitasenju BUoY), "Vacation" (TOKAS Hongo), "Blind" (TALION GALLERY), and "margin reception" (+ART GALLERY). He received an honorable mention in the 16th Call for Art Criticism. He also writes talks, essays and criticism, and takes on projects. He has contributed articles to Bijutsu Techo, Eureka, Waseda Bungaku, etc.



September 2(Thu) - 29(Wed), 2021

Opening Hours



The 5th Floor: Hanazono Alley 5F 3-3-9 IkenohataTaito-ku Tokyo


4 minutes walk from Exit 2 of Nezu Station (Chiyoda line) 

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​※The third and subsequent visits will be free of charge during the event.


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