Shuzo Takiguchi and the Artists Who Captivated Him

The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo

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The art critic and poet Shuzo Takiguchi is known for introducing Surrealism to Japan and for supporting young artists through his criticism. Takiguchi also created a large body of art, including drawings and decalcomanias. This small exhibit presents 13 of Takiguchi’s works along with some by artists who attracted his interest. This is not, however, a Surrealist exhibition. Instead, it has assembled these works to focus on the way in which the artists dealt with “objects.” Their approaches were highly varied. Some artists removed objects from an everyday context and used them to fire up the imagination, while others simply reexamined the wonder of the object’s existence. As you consider what might have drawn Takiguchi to these diverse works, try to experience them through his eyes. You might also ruminate on the things, which lie beyond words, that he was attempting to express in his own work.

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from June 19, 2018 to September 24, 2018
Closed on Mondays, except for July 16, Sep. 17, and Sep. 24. Closed on July 17 (Tues) and Sep. 18 (Tues).

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Shuzo Takiguchi

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