Hanging Gardens by Tomomi Nitta
The Japan Creative Centre (JCC), Embassy of Japan in Singapore is proud to present an exhibition of contemporary artworks by Japanese artist Ms Tomomi Nitta. Her unique exhibition draws inspiration from Singapore’s landscape, which is often described as a “garden city”. There will also be a talk event, where Mr Sueo Mizuma, Director of Mizuma Gallery, will have a lecture about Japanese Contemporary Arts, and Ms Nitta will share more about the concept and process of her works.

Hanging Gardens is a series of six sets of paintings, in which each image is comprised of multiple canvases, and one video projection, presented in an installation that conveys sensations of floating and immersion.

Based on her impressions of nature and landscape in the city of Singapore, where a combination of luxuriant tropical trees and imposing architecture is displayed, the artist envisions an idealistic, man-made version of nature reminiscent of the mythological Hanging Gardens of Babylon. The artist further explores the parallels between the Hanging Gardens and a human being, which can also be seen as an efficient, well-planned organism divided from the outside world by the immune system.
Hanging Gardens


Exhibition Period:


Sat, 15 October – Sat, 12 November 2016
Tuesdays – Saturdays, 10:00am to 6:00pm
Closed on Sundays, Mondays, & Public Holidays
(29 October, 3 November)
Japan Creative Centre (JCC),
Embassy of Japan in Singapore
4 Nassim Road Singapore 258372


Thoughts on Japanese Contemporary Arts
by Guest Speaker Sueo Mizuma, Director at Mizuma Gallery

Artist Talk by Tomomi Nitta


Saturday, 15 October 2016
2:00pm – 3:30pm (Registration starts 1:30pm)
Japan Creative Centre (JCC),
Embassy of Japan in Singapore
4 Nassim Road Singapore 258372

To register, please email the following details to jcc@sn.mofa.go.jp with the subject Hanging Gardens Talk Event:

1. Full Name
2. Number of persons (including yourself)
3. Organisation
4. Mobile Number

Please register early to avoid disappointment. We regret that as there is limited seating, seats will be confirmed only upon receipt of confirmation email from JCC. ALL EVENTS ARE FREE OF CHARGE.


Ms Tomomi Nitta was born in Nara, Japan and studied at Tama Art University in Tokyo, Japan, where she received her B.F.A. Ms Nitta pursues the expression of the uncertainty of human existence — an existence both obscure and beyond our imagination. She expresses this existence as an unstable cluster drawn from an “infinite set”, or something that goes beyond the boundaries of being a cluster - both physically and psychologically. She has held multiple shows in Japan, Singapore, and the US. These include the Yuka Tsuruno Gallery in Tokyo, Embassy of France in Japan, Art Stage Singapore, Hillyer Art Space in Washington DC, and the Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Arts Center in Maryland.


Mr Sueo Mizuma is the director and founder of Mizuma Gallery, the leading gallery in Tokyo, Japan. He continually discovers, supports and introduces young Japanese and Asian artists to the international art scene. In particular, he supports artists whose works offer a critique of the contemporary consumer society. Born in Tokyo, Mr Mizuma graduated from the Department of Arts and Literature at Seijo University. Mizuma Gallery also participates yearly in Art Stage Singapore and Art Basel Hong Kong.
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