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PIN-UP / Art Gallery


PIN-UP is a gallery located in Maehara, Ginowan City, Okinawa Prefecture, an area commonly known as "Shinmachi". Shinmachi was originally known as a "special restaurant district," and our gallery, which opened in May 2017, is a former sex store that was leased and renovated. We have been offering solo exhibitions to artists from within and outside Okinawa, as well as from overseas, in order to create a place where people can come into contact with a variety of art in an area with a complicated background even within Okinawa Prefecture.
We have held exhibitions of various genres by both famous and unknown artists.

※On September 5, 2020, PIN-UP was completely destroyed by a fire of unknown origin. Due to the effects of the new coronavirus infection, exhibitions at PIN-UP had to be postponed or cancelled, and the accident occurred just as we were searching for a way to reopen.
The gallery had only been open for four years, and just when we were thinking of taking on many more challenges, we were hit by the corona disaster and fire.

After the fire, crowdfunding events were held by artists with ties to PIN-UP.
and curating projects by gallery owners in and outside of the prefecture.
We are currently working in various fields to rebuild the gallery.
There is also a temporary gallery [PIN-UP POP UP SPACE] in the department store IIAS Okinawa Toyosaki.


PIN-UPは、沖縄県の宜野湾市真栄原、通称”新町”と呼ばれる地域にあるギャラリーです。
新町はもともと「特殊飲食街」として知られていた地域。2017年5月にオープンした当ギャラリーも元性風俗店の店舗を賃貸し改装した建物です。
沖縄県内においても複雑な背景を持つ地域に、多様なアートと触れられる場を作ろうと県内外、海外のアーティストに個展の場を提供してきました。
有名無名アーティスト問わず、様々ジャンルの展覧会を開いてきました。

※2020年9月5日、PIN-UPが原因不明の火災により館内が全焼しました。
新型コロナウイルス感染症の影響により、PIN-UPでも展覧会の延期や中止が続いていましたが、再開の時期を待ち望み、またオープンしてまだ4年目のギャラリーでしたので、これから多くのことに挑戦したいと考えていた矢先の火災でした。

火災後はPIN-UPと縁のある作家達によりクラウドファンディングが開かれ、多方面からの支援企画に支えられながら、県内外でのギャラリーオーナーによる企画・キュレーション業を行う等、
移設再建に向けて様々な方面で活動中です。
 
現在はデパート・イーアス沖縄豊崎店内に、期間限定の仮画廊[PIN-UP POP UP SPACE]も運営中。


【火災支援口座】沖縄県労働金庫 浦添支店
普通・口座番号: 3414626
移設再建のご協力を宜しくお願いします。



PIN-UP
〒901-2215
沖縄県宜野湾市真栄原2-19-1
2-19-1 Maehara, Ginowan, Okinawa, Japan