Tokyo - Berlin / Berlin - Tokyo

Mori Art Museum

poster for Tokyo - Berlin / Berlin - Tokyo

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A joint project and exhibition planned by the Mori Art Museum, Tokyo and the Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin to be shown in Tokyo from January 28 to May 7, 2006 and in Berlin from June 7 to October 3, 2006. This exhibition examines for the first time the cultural contacts between the two capitals from the end of the nineteenth century until now, a time in which both cities have become established as centers of avant-garde art and literature.
The exhibition combines fine art, nihonga, prints, design, architecture, film, photography, video and computer art borrowed from leading German, Japanese and other public and private collections. The installation at the Neue Nationalgalerie, with its close link to Japanese architecture in Mies van der Rohe’s design, will echo the proportions and style of traditional Japanese art. The exhibition in Tokyo will fall within the remit of the Germany in Japan year 2005-2006 and presents an entirely new view of the development of modern Japanese art, photography and architecture.
In Tokyo the exhibition will end by concentrating on the diversity and vitality of the Berlin art scene today. In Berlin the ground floor of the Neue Nationalgalerie will be devoted to an equally stimulating display of the contemporary Tokyo scene.
A supporting program of films, performances, lectures and symposia will be held in connection with the exhibition.
[img: Saeki Shunko, Tea House 1936. 264 x 197cm. Color on paper. Private Collection (U.S.A.)]




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