Growing Collection's Selected Exhibition

The Collectors’ Museum of Contemporary Art, WHAT MUSEUM, operated by Warehouse TERRADA, will hold an exhibition titled “The lens within your heart” from the TAKEUCHI COLLECTION from September 30th (Sat), 2023 to February 25th (Sun), 2024. This exhibition will focus on the collection of Shin Takeuchi, a well respected figure in the IT industry, featuring approximately 33 contemporary artworks and 34 pieces of furniture designed by Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret and others.


The TAKEUCHI COLLECTION is a private collection of contemporary art and furniture collected over the past five years by Shin Takeuchi, Director and CTO, Visional, Inc., an IT specialist at the forefront of the industry. The collection consists of a wide range of artworks by artists emblematic of their eras, such as Yves Klein and Gerhard Richter, as well as those of eminent contemporary artists, including Wilhelm Sasnal, Jadé Fadojutimi, Izumi Kato, and Enrico Isamu Oyama.

The exhibition features nearly 33 artworks, ranging from a work by Pablo Picasso, which inspired Takeuchi to start art collecting, to works by Yves Klein and Gerhard Richter, the artists emblematic of their respective eras, as well as abstract paintings that have captivated the collector in recent years. The exhibition also features furniture designed by architects such as Le Corbusier, one of the masters of modern architecture. There will also be a space provided exclusively for visitors to lounge on Charlotte Perriand’s chairs to appreciate the artworks, just as Takeuchi does regularly to enjoy the harmony of furniture and art. An installation consisting of approximately 20 chairs designed by Pierre Jeanneret invites visitors to appreciate the features of each chair from different angles.


Wilhelm Sasnal, Untitled, 2022, oil on canvas, 228.6 × 302.3 cm, © Wilhelm Sasnal, courtesy Sadie Coles HQ, London


ジャデ・ファドジュティミ「Undeparted thoughts」2022
© Jadé Fadojutimi. Courtesy of the artist and Taka Ishii Gallery / Photo: Eva Herzog


スターリング・ルビー「TURBINE. RED RIDING HOOD.」2023
© Sterling Ruby. Courtesy of Taka Ishii Gallery / Photo: Robert Wedemeyer


© 2019 Izumi Kato, Photographer: Ringo Cheung, Courtesy of the Artist and Perrotin


© Goro Kakei Foundation. Courtesy of Taka Ishii Gallery / Photo: Kenji Takahashi

Collector's Note by Shin Takeuchi

Whenever I look at abstract art, I always contemplate why artists create such works as a result of viewing the world through the lens of their heart, although we all live in the same world and experience similar things through sight and hearing. I cannot help but wonder what their lens, shaped through their life, may look like. However, the lenses in my imagination can only be guesses based on my experiences, which might also be incorrect. If you are here today with someone to see this exhibition, I invite you to look at the artworks together and discuss what the lenses in the artists’ hearts may look like. In a way, this activity is like disclosing the lens in your own heart, which I believe will bring you even closer to each other.

Exhibited artists

Francis Alÿs, Le Corbusier, Tracey Emin, Jadé Fadojutimi, Alberto Giacometti, Kazunori Hamana, Secundino Hernández, Pierre Jeanneret, Donald Judd, Kumi Kaguraoka, Goro Kakei, Izumi Kato, Yves Klein, Masato Kobayashi, Toshiyuki Konishi, Tadaaki Kuwayama, Lee Kit, Kimiyo Mishima, Sadamasa Motonaga, Oscar Murillo, Oscar Niemeyer, Kenjiro Okazaki, Saya Okubo, Enrico Isamu Oyama, Charlotte Perriand, Pablo Picasso, Jean Prouvé, Gerhard Richter, Sterling Ruby, Makoto Saito, Wilhelm Sasnal, Chikuunsai Tanabe II, Yuji Ueda, Xu Ning, and Meguru Yamaguchi.


After graduating from the Department of Computer Science of the University of ElectroCommunications in 2001, Takeuchi joined FUJISOFT Incorporated, where he was engaged in system development mainly for government offices and major telecom companies. In 2007, he worked on the development of a company-wide common infrastructure framework at Recruit Co., Ltd. and, at the same time, started OSS activities within the Seasar Project. In 2008, he founded Lei Hau’oli Co., Ltd. He joined BizReach, Inc. from the pre-founding days and assumed the position of Director and CTO. He assumed his current position in February 2020. Outside the company, he serves as Director of the Japan CTO Association.


WHAT MUSEUM, collectors‘ museum of contemporary art, opened in Tennoz, Tokyo in December 2020. The Museum’s core work is to make the precious works of art properties that collectors and artists have entrusted to us accessible to the public. We have used our unique insight as a warehousing company to explore the concept of what an art facility should be. The result is to open up the warehouse to offer the public a look at art that they would not ordinarily have the opportunity to see. The museum exhibits works by artists active in the contemporary art scene side-by-side with the thoughts of the collectors as well as the artists, offering an innovative space for the appreciation of art. The name of WHAT (WAREHOUSE OF ART TERRADA) implies the cultural value which is gleaming quietly in the warehouse, and the museum exhibits two- and three-dimensional works as well as architectural models, photographs, movies, literature and installations. We plan and exhibit these diversified arts and cultures in our individual style of a museum as a warehouse company in new and unique approaches.

“The lens within your heart” from the TAKEUCHI COLLECTION

DateSeptember 30, 2023 to February 25, 2024
HoursTuesdays through Sundays, 11:00 - 18:00
ClosedMondays and year-end
FeeAdults 1,500 yen / University or vocational college students 800 yen / Students under high school age Free