17 September – 20 October 2013

Daiwa Foundation Japan House, London, UK

Monday – Friday, 9.30am – 5pm (Free Admission)

*Special Frieze weekend opening: 19 – 20 October 2013 (10am – 5pm)



                        Koki Tanaka: Exchange One of Your Shoes With Someone |Open Every Drawer as Quickly as Possible 2007, billboard installation 

Private View:

17 September 2013, 6-8pm

Introduction by 

Justin R. Merino,

Director, APT Institute



15 October 2013, 6pm

With artists Kanako Sasaki, Tomoko Yoneda, and 

Justin R.  Merino, Director APT Institute


Coinciding with Frieze London Art Fair 2013 in neighbouring Regent’s Park, Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation and APT Institute are pleased to present the group exhibition Acting Out of Nothingness, featuring contemporary Japanese artists Kanako Sasaki, Koki Tanaka, Zon Ito, Goro Murayama, Motohiro Tomii, Masahiro Wada and Lyota Yagi. The exhibition will feature artworks lent by APT Institute from the Artist Pension Trust® (APT) collection, the largest lending library of artwork by leading and emerging contemporary artists from around the world.


Acting Out of Nothingness unites individual views through the lens of a shared interest in the everyday. Driven by ideas resonant to Japanese culture, the artworks explore and unearth hidden codes, which are often overlooked, in an apparently systematic and homogenised society. Challenging traditional perceptions, the exhibition layers new rhythms of individuality over the measured cadence of the artists’ collective backgrounds.

Booking information: Admission to the exhibition and related events is free but advance booking for the events is essential. Please make your reservation at


Daiwa Foundation Japan House

13/14 Cornwall Terrace, London NW1 4QP

Tel. 020-7486-4348

Baker Street


About the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation

The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation is a UK charity supporting links between Britain and Japan. It carries out its work through three main activities: awarding scholarships; giving grants to individuals and institutional partners to encourage UK-Japan collaboration; and organising a series of seminars, book launches and exhibitions at the Foundation’s headquarters in central London. The Foundation has provided substantial support for the arts in both countries since its inception, facilitating exhibitions, artist-in-residence schemes, tours, education programmes and the Daiwa Foundation Art Prize. For further details, please go to


About APT Institute

APT Institute is a non-profit organization founded in 2013 by the Artist Pension Trust® in response to the needs among contemporary artists for global exposure and recognition of their artwork. Designed for curators, museums, and art organizations worldwide, Loans & Exhibitions facilitates loan requests and exhibition planning from the APT Collection; Art Concierge tailors art interactions between curators or other qualified art professionals and APT artists;  and Global Connect arranges artist-in-residence programs, studios opportunities and artists networking exclusively for APT artists.  For further details, please go to


This event is supported by Ayoama|Meguro. (


For further press information or images please contact:

The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation    

Shihoko Ogawa


APT Institute

Lidia Fabian

+44 2071931301