Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Towada Art Center Special Exhibit Messages Takahashi Collection

Towada Art Center Special Exhibit: September 19, 2015 (Sat.) – January 11, 2016 (Mon.)

MESSAGES - TAKAHASHI COLLECTION ~ From Yayoi Kusama to Team Labs ~
(メッセージズ ‐ 高橋コレクション ~草間弥生からチームラボまで~)

MESSAGES Takahashi Collection Towada Art Center Special Exhibit メッセージズ高橋コレクション 十和田現代美術館


This is the first display of the Takahashi Collection within Aomori Prefecture. In order to serve as a fitting introduction to the collection, this exhibit features precious early works of Yayoi Kusama, representative works from the late 1990s to early 2000s of other famous Japanese artists such as Yoshitomo Nara, Takashi Murakami, Makoto Aida, Akira Yamaguchi,Tsuyoshi Ozawa, Kenji Yanobe,Tomoko Konoike, and Izumi Kato, as well as works of young artists such as Nobuaki Takekawa, Chim↑Pom, Mikiko Kumazawa, Kasetsu, and the current topic of conversation, teamLab. While the exhibit focuses on great works of paintings, you can also enjoy viewing unique film and 3-dimensional works. Please enjoy 14 groupings of living artists from the same period.

Living in Japan now, we are dealing with various issues. Is it possible to live comfortably and prosperously while co-existing peacefully with nature? How will internet relationships where you can't see each other change society? Does peace always require sacrificing some to be victims? Is it not possible to age happily? What will be be left as an inheritance for the children? . . . Artists are also struggling with these questions. Since the 1950s Kusama Yayoi has constantly brought questions and messages of "Love and Peace" to the world. We can gain a new perspective on daily thoughts when we combine our own stories with the feelings we get from the varied messages of the artists as reflected in their works.

*Rough translation from the Japanese description on the Towada Art Center website.

9:00-17:00 Tuesday-Sunday (last admission 16:30)
Closed Mondays, or the following day if Monday is a National Holiday; Closed December 24-January 1 for winter holidays

Permanent Exhibit + Special Exhibit “Set” Ticket (企画展+常設展セット券) 1000yen
Special Exhibit Only (企画展の個別料金): 600yen
(Permanent Exhibit Only: 500yen)

*Free admission for youth/children in high school or younger*

Towada Art Center 十和田市現代美術館  10−9 Nishinibancho
Towada, Aomori Prefecture 034-0082, Japan
+81 176-20-1127

More Information:
Towada Art Center (Japanese/English):
PDF Exhibit Flyer (Japanese):

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