"Southern Islands for the Artists" Exhibition

Machida City Museum of Graphic Arts

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During Meiji period, Japan started advancing to Micronesian Islands. In parallel with the beginning of the World War I, Japan took over the islands and started to govern them by 1921. From Taisho period to the beginning of Showa period, a lot of Japanese painters and sculptors visited these Islands -- like the famous painter Gauguin did in order to escape from the advanced society and to research the culture on these islands. This exhibition features works by these Japanese artists with the aim to seek for influences, both artistic and cultural, which these southern islands gave upon them. We will encounter newly discovered Japanese modern art that these artists cultivated in this particular area, whose history cannot be told without referring to problems of colonialism and war.

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[Image: Hisakatsu Hijikata "A Girl of Croton" (1972)]

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From 2008-04-12 To 2008-06-22
Open on May 5th (Mon), Closed on May 7th (Wed)

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