Date | 4.19 (Wed) – 4.25 (Tue) . 2017
Time | 10:00 – 20:00
Venue | MATSUYA GINZA 1F “Space of GINZA”
Address | 3-6-1 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-8130
Roger Vivier × DAISY BALLOON | Numero TOKYO | https://numero.jp/rogervivier-daisyballoon2017/
Interview | Numero TOKYO | https://numero.jp/interview26/
Information | Numero TOKYO | https://numero.jp/news-20170412-rogervivier/

Balloon | DAISY BALLOON
Photographer | Shinmei

Accessory Maison Roger Vivier of Paris held a one-week pop-up event, Jardin Vivier, at Matsuya Ginza from Wednesday, April 19. Daisy Balloon had two works on display. Coinciding with the event, the visual concept for Roger Vivier x Daisy Balloon (2 black and white works, 2 color works) was published in Numero TOKYO.

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Date | 11.3 (Thu) – 12.25 (Sun) . 2016
Christmas lights up | 11.28 (Mon) – 12.25 (Sun) . 2016
Time | 7:00 – 26:00
Lighting time | 17:00 – 26:00
Venue | KAIKANYAMA T-SITE
Address | KAIKANYAMA T-SITE, 17-5, Sarugakucho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo. 150-0033
URL | http://real.tsite.jp/daikanyama/event/2016/11/t-site-green-christmas.html

Plant Hunter | Seijun Nishihata
Balloon | Daisy Balloon
Lighting | Masaki Yasuhara
Direction | Kohei Nawa (SANDWICH)

Daikanyama Tsutaya Books (T-SITE) is celebrating their fifth anniversary with their largest Christmas light-up event ever. The world created by plant-hunter, Seijun Nishihata, is infused with balloon art by Daisy Balloon and the works of sculptor Kohei Nawa’s SANDWICH, to create a dreamlike scenery.
The snow-cell illustrates the relationship between plants and life. The white cells cling to the stems and foliage and also resemble snow fallen upon a forest. Walk through the forest and see the snow-cells come together, writhing about and growing like a huge living creature.

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Date | 9.24 (Sat). 2016 – 1.17 (Tue). 2017
Time | 14:00 – 17:00 (Tue – Fri), 11:00 – 17:00 (Sat, Sun)
Venue | LUFTMUSEUM | AIR MUSEUM
Address | LUFTMUSEUM e.V. AIR MUSEUM Eichenforstgaeßchen 12 92224 Luftkunstort Amberg / Germany
URL | http://www.luftmuseum.de/index.php?id=2&L=6

Solo exhibition Capsule was held at LUFTMUSEUM in Germany.
Exhibit details: Room 103 | Title | Capsule (two photographs) / Room 104 | Title | Astral (8 photographs) / Room 105 | Title | Astral Movie (2 films) / Room 106 | Title | Singularity (1 photograph, 1 withered piece), Furumai (2 photographs), Black Hole (1 photograph), Worm Hole (1 photograph, 1 withered piece), White Hole (1 photograph), Capsule (1 installation)

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Date | 11.11 (Fri) – 11.23 (Wed). 2016
Time | 11:00 – 20:00
Venue | docomo LOUNGE
Address | Shin Yurakucho Building 1F, 1-12-1, Yurakucho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo. 100-0006
URL | http://docomodake.net/profile/calenderart/

Daisy Balloon created the March visual for the Docomodake 2017 calendar.
The withering 9 Docomodake pieces created for this project were displayed at the Docomodake lounge gallery.

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Date | 8. 2016
Collaborate | edenworks

Balloon | DAISY BALLOON, Flower Artist | Megumi Shinozaki
Photographer | Masaki Ogawa, Movie | Hirohito Fujiyasu

Our aim is to have man-made balloons and natural plants co-exist on the same plane of existence through time and space.
Balloons wither over time while plants grow, and we captured the crossing of their paths on video through a month of filming.

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Date | 11.3 (Thu) – 12.25 (Sun) . 2016
Christmas lights up | 11.28 (Mon) – 12.25 (Sun) . 2016
Time | 7:00 – 26:00
Lighting time | 17:00 – 26:00
Venue | Roppongi Hills Arena, Address | 6-9-1, Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0032
Tokyo Midtown, Address | Akasaka, 9-7-1, Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0052
The National Art Center, Address | 7-22-2, Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-8558
URL | http://www.roppongiartnight.com/2016/en/programs/3410

Main Program Artist | Kohei Nawa
Collaborate Artists | Seijun Nishihata, Daisy Balloon

Sculptor Kohei Nawa was the main program artist for Roppongi Art Night 2016, and his installations were displayed at three locations—Roppongi Hills Arena, the National Art Center, Tokyo and Tokyo Midtown. Daisy Balloon and plant hunter, Seijin Nishihata, who travels the world in search of rare plants species, collaborated to create a forest in representation of the dawn of culture.

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Date | 10.21 (Fri) – 10.22 (Sat) . 2016
Time | 19:00 – 20:00 (10.21) / 16:00 – 17:00, 19:00 – 20:00 (10.22)
Venue | Roppongi Hills Arena
Address | 6-9-1, Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0032
URL | http://www.roppongiartnight.com/2016/programs/2746

Participating Artists | Tokyo ska paradise orchestra, Rie Miyazawa, Tsumura Reijiro, Tokyo Caravan Ensemble, Marihiko Hara, Hideki Noda / Otto Nascarella、Cridemar Aquino、Suellen Tavares Onixegum、Mestre Garrincha / TAKESHI SATO、Takahashigumi / Kanatsuryu Shishiodori、Madam Regine、Rachel D’Amour、Ushiko Matsuzaka、Jasmine、Daisy Balloon http://tokyocaravan.jp/artists

A new cultural movement is brought to life in this concept devised by Hideki Noda in which a diverse group of artists come together to create new forms of expression through cultural exchange. This is the leading project of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics & Paralympics culture program. It all started with Tokyo Caravan in RIO held during the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, which then took form on the other side of the world, namely Miyagi and Fukushima, as Tokyo Caravan in TOKYO, which then fused with the performances from the local workshops to become Tokyo Caravan Prologue 2015 and further evolved into Tokyo Caravan 2016, which was unveiled at Roppongi Art Night.

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Date | 9.27 (Tue) – 10.11 (Tue). 2016
Time | 10:30 – 20:00
Lighting time | 17:00 – 6:00
Venue | ISETAN SHINJUKU
Address | 3-14-1, Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo Japan.160-0022
URL | https://www.diesel.co.jp/news/diesel/campaign/isetanpopupstore-20160921

Daisy Balloon was in charge of the window displays for Isetan Shinjuku Honten from Sept. 27 (Tuesday) through Oct. 4 (Tuesday).
Titled ITS FOR ISETAN SUPPORTED BY DIESEL, the works spread across a span of 12 windows. Featuring the designs of Yuko Koike, winner of the OTB AWARD, the window pieces were created to mesh with her works and included massive balloon flowers and patterns made of strictly of balloon bears. Our aim was to make a visual connection and create harmony with the materials.

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Date | 7.22 (Fri). 2016
Private viewing | 16:00 – 18:00
Reception party | 20:15 –
Venue | HOTEL ANTEROOM KYOTO
Address | 7 Aketacho, Higashi-Kujo, Minami-Ku, Kyoto. 601-8044
URL | http://hotel-anteroom.com/

BLACK HOLE: Date | 5. 2016
Daisy Balloon | Kohei Nawa

The recent renovation brings the addition of 67 new rooms with art direction by SANDWICH, featuring the concept of 365 Days Art Fair. This progressive initiative received a wide range of support from world renowned artists to young artists, along with ARTOTHEQUE and Gallery Nomart. There are over 200 art works created by over 70 artists displayed in the guest rooms, public areas and all throughout the hotel. The works can be purchased and they are always kept fresh with the constant cycle of new incoming pieces.
Daisy Balloon’s exhibition is on the first floor [Room No. 164]. In the room are two pieces from the Big Bang series, and in the yard is a piece titled Black Hole, a collaboration between Daisy Balloon and sculptor Kohei Nawa.

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Date | 4.9 (Sat) – 5.8 (Mon). 2016
Time | 12:00 – 19:00
Opening Reception | 4.8 (Fri) 12:00 – 19:00
Venue | HOTEL ANTEROOM KYOTO GALLERY 9.5
Address | 7 Aketacho, Higashi-Kujo, Minami-Ku, Kyoto. 601-8044
URL | http://hotel-anteroom.com/gallery/1415

Organizer | HOTEL ANTEROOM KYOTO|GALLERY9.5
Support | YAMADA PHOTO PROCESS CO.,LTD
Venue Construction | Kei Murayama (PHAMILY)
Planning & Organization | Arata Sasaki, Kotoe Seino (HITSFAMILY)

The theme of this exhibition is that in modern life, we face the problem of not having problems. Today, especially in developed countries, many of us live in contentment—we are guaranteed freedom, equality and human rights. For artists who create, we are burdened with the reality that we rarely experience hardship; in other words, we have the problem of having no problems. This theme is saturated all around us and there seems to be no escape, but if we quiet our breath and contemplate, we see that loneliness appears in the form of an isolated individual. This loneliness, along with tribulation and sadness was once sublimated through the empathy that is rooted in large communities, but we are at risk of losing this sense of community, as individualism has become so valued in our modern world. While there has been much to gain from having to live as individuals, at the same time, loneliness has become mandatory. Have we lost the ability empathize with others and consider them an extension of ourselves in the community? There was only one origin, but like the big bang that expanded the universe, are we destined to scatter away like particles toward even further independence?
Ancient culture and sense of community are still preserved in Kyoto, and it may be one of the few cities that successfully employs the dynamics of a mobile. Mobile refers to a structure in which individual parts are connected in a balanced state, and similarly, Kyoto is made up of individuals who stay connected to form a larger community. This structure is still preserved to this day perhaps because Kyoto promotes the strength of the individual, and so the individuals gives back to the community in return. We hope this exhibition will inspire you to remember the existence of community and to think proactively about what you can do.

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3-Days Flower Shop
Date | 3.19 (Sat) – 3.21 (Mon). 2016
Time | 13:00 – 20:00
Venue | edenworks bedroom
Address | 8-8-2F, Motoyoyogicho Shibuya-ku, Tokyo. 151-0062
URL|http://edenworks.jp/bedroom/

Flower Artist | Megumi Shinozaki (edenworks)
Balloon | DAISY BALLOON
Photographer | Masaki Ogawa

Astral—Dreams in Shape is a collaboration between flower artist, Megumi Shinozaki, of edenworks bedroom and balloon artist, Daisy Balloon. It was displayed over three days from March 19-21, 2016 (Monday/holiday).

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Date | 10.5 (Thu) – 10.10 (Sat) . 2015
Time | 18:00 – 19:00
Venue | Komazawa Olympic Park
Address | 1-1, Komazawakoen Setagaya, Tokyo 154-0013
URL | http://tokyocaravan.jp/archive/komazawa

General Supervisor | Hideki Noda (director)
Assistant Supervisor | Katsuhiko Hibino (artist)
Artistic Supervisor | Kohei Nawa (sculptor)
Organizer | Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture)

The Tokyo Caravan public workshop was held for three days from Oct. 8-10 at the Komazawa Olympic Park special venue (nanshiki baseball ground). A total of 32 artists gathered in response to invitations from Hideki Noda (playwright, director and actor), Katsuhiko Hibino (contemporary artist) and Kohei Nawa (sculptor). Under the concept of culture is traffic, six workshops were held which explored the possibilities of Tokyo Caravan, which would officially kick off in summer 2016.
Daisy Balloon was in the fourth program, Vehicles Crossing Vehicles, in which vehicles pass each other to represent culture in the making. Vehicles would come and go to the music and video, and amongst the vehicles were balloon cars created by Daisy Balloon, appearing from stage right and left. Then, at the junction of the two cars crossing, out came people wearing balloon dresses. Like the transformation and adaptation that follows birth from a cocoon, culture is created through a repetition of crossings. This concept was key to the production.

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Date | 8.2015
Shooting | Tokyo, Japan

Balloon | DAISY BALLOON
Photographer | Satoshi Minakawa, Make-up | EBARA, Hair | Misaki’s Mother, Model | Misaki

This work represents growth and development. The visuals depict the psychical world (what shines internally vs. externally) and the external world (internal vs. external reality). These are two contrasting worlds that would never cross, but in this work, we aim to fuse them together and create continuity.

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Japan:
Date | 9.4 (Thu) – 11.2 (Sun) . 2014
Time | 12:00 – 19:00 (Thu | Fri) , 10:00 – 18:00 (Sat | Sun)
Venue | Walls Tokyo (Japan)
Address | 2-14-18, Shiroyama, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo. 112-0001
URL|http://www.walls-tokyo.com/

Hong Kong:
Date | 11.30 (Sun) – 12.7 (Sun) . 2014
Venue | PMQ (Hong Kong)
Address | S614, Block A, PMQ, 35 Aberdeen Street, Central, Hong Kong
URL|http://www.pmq.org.hk/?lang=en

Exhibiting Artists | Daisy Balloon, Hideki Inaba, Junji Tanigawa, Kotaro Watanabe, Masashi Kawamura, Masayoshi Kodaira, NAM, Nosigner, Shun Kawakami, Tei Shuwa, Wabisabi, Yuji Tokuda

The ART IN DESIGN exhibition will be held at modern art boutique, Walls Tokyo.
This event will feature the works of 11 artists and will get us to examine the importance and future of art and design.

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Date | 10.20 (Mon) – 11.20 (Thu) . 2014
Venue | ANNIVERSAIRE OMOTESANDO
Address | 3-5-30, Kitaaoyama Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0061
URL|http://omotesando.anniversaire.co.jp/

We created the Anniversaire Omotesando window display titled Colorful Party, inspired by the connection between individual and society.
“COLORFUL PARTY” | One particular bird has become a part of our lives. What normally would have been a member of a flock of birds in nature was born into our human society and now interacts with us as an individual. As we showered her with affection, we started to take an interest in the ecological phenomenon of flocking. If you think about it, we people come from a history of living in groups, with each person bringing their own color, but in modern society we have become able to live independently. Our connections are weakening as a result. As with our bodies, we are made up of a great number of cells, and this may be proof that we cannot be held up by just a single cell.

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