Artist Talk: Noritake Kinashi

Screening Room (basement), Charlotte Street Hotel, 15-17 Charlotte Street, Fitzrovia, London, W1T 1RJ

Tuesday, June 19 2018 from 07:30 pm to 09:00 pm

In June 2018, the work of anglophile and polymath Noritake Kinashi will be appearing in a new exhibition, introducing the latest phase of his ongoing creative project ‘REACH OUT’. Also an actor, musician and comedian, Kinashi will showcase a series of paintings created as a result of his unique observational point of view, with his dynamic and non-conformist, yet ever-evolving brush style.

To celebrate his first show in the UK, Kinashi, in conversation with Dr Lena Fritsch, a specialist in 20th and 21st century Japanese art and photography, will discuss how he draws inspiration from everyday life, and how his art activities influence his acting and comedy performance, and vice versa.

About speakers

Noritake Kinashi:

Kinashi started his professional career as a comedian in the early 80s. He quickly became a household name, not only as a comedian, but also as a singer and actor. Since making his artistic debut in 1994, his works have been exhibited in numerous museums including the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art Kanazawa (Japan) and the Ueno Royal Museum (Tokyo, Japan) as well as in a solo exhibition in New York in 2015. This year saw him take the leading role in the film INUYASHIKI, for which he was awarded the 2018 Golden Raven at Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival.

Dr Lena Fritsch:

Dr Fritsch is Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Ashmolean Museum (University of Oxford). Prior to joining the Ashmolean in 2017, she was Assistant Curator of International Art at Tate Modern, co-curating exhibitions on Agnes Martin in 2015 and Giacometti in 2017. Fritsch studied Art History, Japanese Studies, and English Studies in Bonn University, Germany and Keio University in Japan.

Noritake Kinashi's first solo exhibition in London '-moment-' will run at Protein, 31 New Inn Yard, Shoreditch, EC2A 3EY from 21st to 24th June, 11:00-19:00 (until 17:00 on the 24th).


Date: 19 June 2018 from 6.30pm to 8.00pm

Screening Room (basement), Charlotte Street Hotel, 15-17 Charlotte Street, Fitzrovia, London, W1T 1RJ



This event is free to attend but booking is essential. To book your place via Eventbrite, please click here. If you have any accessibility requirements please let us know when booking by contacting Unfortunately we are unable to provide sign language interpreting.