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]

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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

この展覧会に予習は一切必要ないと思います。会場に飛び込むだけでいのくまワールドを存分に味わうことが出来るはず。訪れた後、どこかに散歩に出かけたくなること間違いなしですので、晴れた日の早めに行くことをおススメいたします!
http://blog.excite.co.jp/tap/13429633/

cucino: (2010-04-18)

生命力に満ちた展示です。アートで癒されるとか、アートからエネルギーをもらうっていうのはきっとこういうことなんだと思う。
http://cuccino.blog104.fc2.com/blog-entry-46.html

unbirthday364: (2010-06-08)

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

I felt like drawing:)

http://unbirthday364.blogspot.com/2010/06/genichiro-inokuma-inokuma-san.html

l11alcilco: (2010-06-13)

好き嫌いはあるかもしれませんが、「いのくまさん」の優しさと力強さにパワーをもらえる展示でした。
個人的には、直感的に(=いろいろな背景や知識なしに)好きと思える絵に出会えました。涙が出るほど!

zenich: (2010-06-30)

シンプルにポジティブなので楽しいです。子どもにもインスピレーションがあったみたい。ぬりえがもらえました。

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