MoT Collection - Collection Ongoing

Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo

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Each term, the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo (MOT) selects around 100 artworks from its collection of some 4,800 pieces for display in its permanent exhibition, the “MOT Collection.” In this way, MOT seeks to offer a wide range of perspectives on postwar and contemporary art. This term, “Collection Ongoing” places a particular focus on Pop Art and works on paper in conjunction with special exhibits of newly acquired works.

MOT has actively collected works of Pop Art since its opening, seeing it as one source from which contemporary art flows. Key works in the collection include pieces by Andy Warhol and David Hockney. This time, the fruits of MOT’s acquisition efforts in the Pop genre are presented in the form of an “encore.” Works employing paper as a medium, meanwhile, account for the majority of the pieces in the collection. Because they require special care to preserve, opportunities for exhibiting them are limited. This term, viewers can enjoy immersing themselves in a colorful array of “works on paper.” The museum also presents special exhibits highlighting the museum’s newly acquired works by Toeko Tatsuno (1950-2014) and Yasuko Toyoshima (1967-). “Collection Ongoing” provides a fascinating look at MOT’s evolving collection attuned to the art of our contemporary world. When the exhibition ends, MOT will temporarily close for a long-term renovation project. It invites you to take this opportunity to savor the collection one time before this closing.

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from March 05, 2016 to May 29, 2016
Closed on Mondays, except for Mar. 21, May 2, and May 23. Closed on Mar. 22.

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