MOT Collection “Part 1: Our Ninety Years: 1923-2013” “Part 2: Chronicle 1966- Expanded Vision”

Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo

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Part one of this exhibition, located on the first floor, is entitled “Our 90 Years: 1923-2013.” Through representative works in the museum’s collection, the exhibition looks at the creative endeavors of artists in the 90 years since the Great Kanto Earthquake and considers the territories they have explored in their works. Part two on the third floor presents “Chronicle,” a series that casts light on the issues of post-war Japanese art in the context of specific periods. In this fourth installment, “seeing” is taken as a theme with a focus on the late 1960s, when the concepts of art and “art viewing” were rethought and expanded in scope. This period saw a succession of artworks using fluorescent paint or pulsating lights to powerfully stimulate the visual sense, works incorporating design and technology, and those which viewers themselves complete through their participation. Such works were not only visually captivating; they also prompted varying actions and gave viewers new senses of connection with art. Part two, which includes new acquisitions, looks closely at these developments of the late 1960s, which still now inform contemporary art trends. As a special exhibit, MOT presents Tomoko Shioyasu’s work “Birth” in the third-floor gallery. This immense paper-cut tapestry, created especially for MOT, draws visitors into a world of light and shadow.

[Image: Tadanori Yokoo “Bride” (1966)]

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from February 15, 2014 to May 11, 2014
Closed on Mondays except for May 5 and May 7.

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