Almach Art and Arakawa & Co. Ltd are pleased to announce the launch of an important technological/artistic partnership on the occasion of the recent opening of their new art showroom in Milan. For the occasion, a number of artworks have been specially created using the Arakawagrip system as an integral part of the works. Three-dimensional panels and sculptures that could not be created without the aid of this technology.

Jun Murakoshi, a Japanese artist and designer, is exhibiting his panels, from which branches sprout made from small wooden tubes, the core of which is the Arakawa system cable. Kyoji Nagatani, also Japanese, but who has lived in Milan for over 30 years, has designed some new works for the occasion, using the same technological support to make beautifully crafted bronze sculptures float in the air.
Arakawa & Co Ltd, a Japanese company, designs and manufactures entirely in Japan, one of the most advanced suspension systems for works of art. With a simple movement of the fingers it allows a millimetre-perfect height adjustment. Its users include:
Gallerie dell'Accademia, Venice, Italy
Borghese Gallery, Rome, Italy
Prado Museum, Madrid, Spain
Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
National Gallery, Washington D.C., U.S.A. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, U.S.A. Denver Art Museum, Denver, U.S.A. National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo, Japan. ...and many others.
In addition to the field of art, Arakawa products have been used in elegant designs for Armani, Cartier, Calvin Klein, Issey Miyake and in technological lighting collaborations with iGuzzini, Ingo Maurer, Targetti, Flos, Venini and Solzi Luce.
Almach Art has been designing exhibitions for more than 20 years at museum, institutional and private level and its clients include the Beni Culturali Cappuccini museums in Genoa, Assisi and Milan for which Arakawagrip systems have been used.
The new Almach Art Gallery space is an art gallery in the traditional sense, simple and essential, which aims to bring back to life the artistic fervour of the city during the 60s and 70s, a place of dialogue always open between artists, curators and viewers, and which intends to enhance the whole with the use of the best available technologies for the display of artworks to offer viewers the best possible experience.
The presentation will be attended by Mr Makoto Arakawa, the company's marketing manager, Luca Temolo Dall'Igna, director of Almach Art srl, and artists Jun Murakoshi and Kyoji Nagatani.
The invitation is aimed at those working in the art sector, such as art galleries, museums, curators and exhibition designers, as well as in the design sector, such as architects, designers and engineers, who will be able to find inspiration for their work.