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Street, Ethernet, Field

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EXCALIBUR
2006 Established in Tokyo, Japan. Based in Tokyo and Kyoto, Japan.

Yoshinori Tanaka (Founder)
Born in Kyoto, Japan. Works in Kyoto and Tokyo, Japan.


With the theme of real and virtual or its overlap called "Street, Ethernet, Field", they create art that transforms into social records, by alternating personal memories with "Myths". And then, they make all boundaries of cultures ambiguous, such as Club culture and Otaku culture.


Contemporary is the retro games of the future.
We are blessed with the world's affluence by electrical signals of neuron, and are creating the world. It seems to digitalize reality, that accumulate the minimum data called as elementary particles. It suggests that this world is touchable simulated game space (alternate space) with high resolution. It can be said that the virtual reality piled up by the minimum data of pixel is good at predicting unperceived and touchable reality as a paradox.
Contemporary is the retro games of the future, and this world is under development.


EXCALIBUR TUTORIAL
2022 "NEW GAME+" OpenSea, Ethereum

EXCALIBUR TUTORIAL 4
2022 "Dreams, Ancient and Satoshi." OpenSea, Ethereum

EXCALIBUR TUTORIAL 3
2021 "PIXEL MANIFESTO - from METABITs to NEOATOMs (β)" teia, Tezos

EXCALIBUR TUTORIAL 2
2021 "The 9th Dark Nebula Plan" teia, Tezos

EXCALIBUR TUTORIAL 1
2021 "from ARGs to NFTs" teia, Tezos


SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2024 "NEW VOID - Fusion of Horizons" Sato Gallery, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
2023 "Tokyo Ukiyo.e" Sato Gallery, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
2022 "Fūkō Hibi Arata" La Samaritaine, Paris, France
2021 "NEW GAME+" Sato Gallery, Paris, France
2020 "NEW GAME+" KUNSTMATRIX, VR, Online
2014 "Projection Reality" Nannanna, Ehime, Japan
2014 "DECODIA" Nannanna, Ehime, Japan
2011 "EX-Rising Sun" galleryAMP, Tokyo, Japan
2005 "EXCALIBUR" mememachinegallery, Tokyo, Japan
2002 "AAAA" galleria grafica bis, Tokyo, Japan
2001 "Smile Zero" Gallery ART SPACE, Tokyo, Japan


SELECTED TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS
2018-ongoing "NATIONAL LABOR" Naruko Tenjinsha Shrine, Tokyo, Japan
2018 "12th TAGBOAT AWARD EXHIBITION in TOKYO" tagboat Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2017 "12th TAGBOAT AWARD EXHIBITION in TAIPEI" Gu Ju, Taipei, Taiwan
2017 "Post-Truth" TURNER GALLERY, Tokyo, Japan


SELECTED THREE PERSON EXHIBITIONS
2016-ongoing "EX-Patriotism" asagoro, Tokyo, Japan


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2023 "Néo - Japonismes" Espace d'Art Le Comœdia, Brest, France
2023 "Proof of X - Blockchain As A New Medium For Art" THE FACE DAIKANYAMA, Tokyo, Japan
2023 "The Postmodern Child [Part 2]" Museum of Contemporary Art Busan, Busan, South Korea
2022 "The Postmodern Child [Part 1]" Museum of Contemporary Art Busan, Busan, South Korea
2022 "AVIGNON TOKYO GROUP SHOW" Académie des Arts d'Avignon, Avignon, France
2022 "Se laisser prendre au jeu" Le Radar, Bayeux, France
2021 "Catch Them All !" Galerie 75 Faubourg, Paris, France
2021 "Great Reset, Small Reboots by Artists" BankART Station, Kanagawa, Japan
2019 "Tokyo Neo Pop" La Vitrine DD, Paris, France
2018 "Exhibition Design Art of Asian Regionality and Climate in Phnom Penh 2018" Royal University of Phnom Penh, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
2014 "RKR Unidentified Games Presentation" TURNER GALLERY, Tokyo, Japan
2013 "SHIBUYA STYLE vol.7" Seibu Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan
2013 "Escape from the Games" TURNER GALLERY, Tokyo, Japan


SELECTED ART FAIRS & PROJECTS
2024 "Urban Art Fair | Paris 2024" Le Carreau du Temple, Paris, France
2024 "Tokyosaï 2024" Les Magasins Généraux, Pantin, France
2023 "The Golden Age" Superchief Gallery, New York, USA
2023 "Cyber Flânerie I" Le Jardin des Tuileries, Paris, France
2023 "Secret Room" Theatre of Digital Art, Dubai, UAE
2023 "Urban Art Fair | Paris 2023" Le Carreau du Temple, Paris, France
2022 "Project22" Art in Space, Dubai, UAE
2022 "CULTR3 CR3ATRS SEONGSU NFT FESTIVAL" Punto Blu, Seoul, South Korea
2022 "Urban Influence | Paris 2022" Ellia Art Gallery, Paris, France
2022 "ASIA NOW - Paris Asian Art Fair 2022" Monnaie de Paris, Paris, France
2022 "KYOTO INTERNATIONAL FILM AND ART FESTIVAL 2022" Kyoto City KYOCERA Museum of Art, Kyoto, Japan
2022 "Crypto Art Week Asia 2022" Haw Par Villa, Singapore & Decentraland, Metaverse, Ethereum
2022 "Urban Art Fair | Paris 2022" Le Carreau du Temple, Paris, France
2022 "My Kawaii Valentine" Phillips, Online
2021 "ASIA NOW - Paris Asian Art Fair 2021" Les Salons Hoche, Paris, France
2021 "2021 Cyber Beijing Digital Art Festival" Folding Park, Beijing, China & Voxels, Metaverse, Ethereum
2021 "Urban Art Fair | Paris 2021" Le Carreau du Temple, Paris, France
2020 "Urban Art Fair | Virtual Tour 2020" Universal Museum of Art, VR, Online
2019 "ASIA NOW - Paris Asian Art Fair 2019" Les Salons Hoche, Paris, France
2018 "Urban Art Fair | Paris 2018" Le Carreau du Temple, Paris, France
2012-ongoing "Ryugu School" Former Uguru Island Elementary School and Junior High School, Kochi, Japan
2011 "Okinoshima Art Project vol.3: Rukuru Island Golden Legend" Uguru Island, Kochi, Japan

SELECTED AWARDS


2020 "KYOTO INTERNATIONAL FILM AND ART FESTIVAL 2020"
-Grand Prize (Art Category)- Kyoto, Japan
2017 "KYOTO INTERNATIONAL FILM AND ART FESTIVAL 2017"
-Grand Prize (Art Category)- Kyoto, Japan
2017 "12th TAGBOAT AWARD"
-Second Prize- Tokyo, Japan
2016 "ACRYL GOUACHE BIENNALE 2016"
-Excellent Prize- Tokyo, Japan


SELECTED GRANTS
2017 "Grant for Regional Promotion by Culture and Art" Fukutake Foundation, Japan


SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHIES
2024 "GraffitiART #76" ARTxPACE, France (Book)
2024 "Proof of X - Blockchain As A New Medium For Art" Proof of X Executive Committee, Japan (Book)
2023 "The Postmodern Child" Museum of Contemporary Art Busan, South Korea (Book)
2023 "70th Macau Grand Prix Art Commemorative Book" MacauEC Creative, China (Book)
2023 "Perfect Pixels Never Die: The Unhuman Beauty of Japan’s Digital Art Scene (Part 1)" 79Au, USA (Web)
2023 "Exposition : les Néo-japonismes au Comœdia à Brest" Actu.fr, France (Web)
2023 "On Curation | Yusuke Shono" Right Click Save Magazine, USA (Web)
2023 "Proof of X - Blockchain As A New Medium For Art" MASSAGE MAGAZINE, Japan (Web)
2023 "JAPANESE MOTION GRAPHIC CREATORS" BNN, Japan (Book)
2023 "WEB 1.0 Aesthetics and History of Art" The Curated, Portugal (Web)
2023 "GraffitiART #68" ARTxPACE, France (Book)
2023 "Pixel Vistas Korea ver." Charmdol, South Korea (Book)
2022 "The New Creator Economy" BNN, Japan (Book)
2022 "Here Are the Best Booths at Asia Now Paris, a Fair Filled with Some of the Most Cutting-Edge Art Being Produced Today" ARTnews, USA (Web)
2022 "Nostalgia Millennial: Cuando el pasado alcanza a los creadores y artistas" Plethora Network, Mexico (Web)
2022 "Five creatives inspired by early gaming nostalgia" It's Nice That, UK (Web)
2022 "Asia Now 2021 – Découvrir la scène artistique contemporaine de l’Asie à Paris" Hypothèses, France (Web)
2022 "EXCALIBUR - NEW GAME+" Sato Gallery, France (Web)
2022 "The Story of Excalibur (Part II)" Sato Gallery, France (Web)
2021 "The Story of Excalibur (Part I)" Sato Gallery, France (Web)
2021 "[Chaintech Exclusive] Art group EXCALIBUR: Crypto art will be traditional art in 100 years" 2021 Cyber Beijing Digital Art Festival, China (Web)
2021 "Art collective Excalibur on using pixel art to blend Japanese myths with reality" It's Nice That, UK (Web)
2021 "Pixel Vistas Taiwan ver." TAIWAN TOHAN, Taiwan (Book)
2021 "GUNTHER Fall Winter 2021.22 Collection" DESIGN SCENE, Serbia (Web)
2021 "GUNTHER Fall/Winter 2021" KALTBLUT Magazine, Germany (Web)
2019 "Asia Now 2019: Be phong ra the gioi cho nghe thuat chau A" Out and Out, France (Web)
2019 "El pixel art de Yoshinori Tanaka. Una puerta entre lo real y lo virtual" acchiKei, Spain (Web)
2019 "GALLERY 2019 Vol.6" Gallery Station, Japan (Book)
2019 "Pixel Vistas" Graphic-sha Publishing, Japan (Book)
2019 "Un Tokyo Neo Pop a Paris" Artistikrezo, France (Web)

SELECTED MEDIA

EXHIBITIONS
2024 "Tokyosaï 2024" Les Magasins Généraux, Pantin, France


2023 "Néo - Japonismes" Espace d'Art Le Comœdia, Brest, France

ART PROJECT
2015 "Ryugu School" Former Uguru Island Elementary School and Junior High School, Kochi, Japan

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE
2014 "DECODIA" Nannanna, Ehime, Japan

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