My Favorites: Toshio Hara Selects from the Permanent Collection (Part 1)

Hara Museum of Contemporary Art (Tokyo)

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Since he started the Hara Museum in 1979 as one of Japan’s first museums dedicated to contemporary art, the director Toshio Hara has devoted himself to the promotion of international exchange and the advancement of art and culture through the holding of special exhibitions, international traveling shows and other activities. This permanent collection show, which stands out as the first to be curated by Toshio Hara himself, features works that he personally selected from the collection’s approximately 1,000 pieces of post-1950s art which spans the entire spectrum of media from painting, sculpture and photography to video art and installation. The first half of this two-part exhibition focuses on artworks collected during the first decade or so of the collection’s history, from the late ‘70s through the first half of the ‘80s, while the second will showcase works that have appeared in exhibitions held at the museum over the years. Together they provide an introduction to the museum over its almost 40-year history, as well as the major art trends that have prevailed from the middle of the 20th century onward.

Part 1: Jan. 6 (Sat) - Mar. 11 (Sun)
Part 2: Mar. 21 (Wed) - Jun. 3 (Sun)

[Artists featured in Part 1]
Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Andy Warhol, On Kawara, Lee Ufan, Yayoi Kusama, Nam June Paik, Ai Weiwei, Aiko Miyawaki and others.

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Schedule

from January 06, 2018 to March 11, 2018
Open till 8pm on Wednesdays.

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