Genichiro Inokuma "Inokuma-san"

Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery

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The picture book Inokuma-san, by poet Shuntaro Tanikawa, begins with the line "Inokuma-san, who from childhood loved drawing pictures, has drawn many that are charming." "Inokuma-san" is artist Genichiro Inokuma (1902-1993), and Tanikawa's book introduces his work.

Inokuma was born in Kagawa prefecture. After studying under Takeji Fujishima at the Imperial School of Art, he went on to work in Tokyo, Paris, New York, and Hawaii. The joy of painting and the joy of creativity are revealed in the artist's colour and form, and in his depictions of people's faces, animals, and of the objects that he collected in his everyday life. These characteristics are showcased at this exhibition in a format that follows Tanikawa's text. The exhibition was first held in 2007 at the Marugame Genichiro-Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art (MIMOCA). The Tokyo exhibition features around 100 works by Inokuma from the collection of the MIMOCA.

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[Image: Genichiro Inokuma “Toward the Sun” (1989) acrylic on paper 36.4 X 20.2cm Collection: Marugame Genichiro-Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art © The MIMOCA Foundation]



From 2010-04-10 To 2010-07-04



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Genichiro Inokuma's "Inokuma-san" retrospective at Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery.

tomomi: (2010-04-12)

I especially enjoyed the curation: with Inoukuma's illustrations and Tanikawa's lines of poetry, the exhibition is like one big story book.

TAB_linkr: (2010-04-16)

Tokyo Art Patrol Online 4/15


cucino: (2010-04-18)


unbirthday364: (2010-06-08)

Cats, faces, birds and toys.
Dots, lines, colours and words.

I felt like drawing:)

l11alcilco: (2010-06-13)


zenich: (2010-06-30)


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