Taro Okamoto in the Town - The World of Public Art

Taro Okamoto Museum of Art, Kawasaki

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[Image: Taro Okamoto, "The Myth of Tomorrow" (1969) Installed at Shibuya Station, Tokyo 2008]

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Amongst Taro Okamoto’s diverse array of projects and activities are over 140 works in 70 different public spaces such as parks and schools throughout the country. Throughout his life, Okamoto continuously created works in public spaces that were accessible to anyone. He believed in art, not for art’s sake but art that connects to society as a part of daily life. His artistic philosophy was that art had the power to awaken people’s fundamental joy and passions. In commemoration of the renewal of Expo ’70’s Tower of the Sun, this exhibition will showcase the public works Okamoto created throughout his lifetime. On display will be his early works made of mosaic tiles and models, sketches, photos, etc. of projects including the Tower of the Sun and The Myth of Tomorrow displayed at Shibuya Station, Tokyo.

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1. Midori Takada Baschet Sound Sculpture solo performance with a Katsuhara Phone
Date and Time: 7/22 (Sun) 15:00-16:00
Performer: Midori Takada (percussion instrumentalist, composer, stage theatre)
Fee: Exhibition fee only

2. Sachiko Nagata Baschet Sound Sculpture solo performance with a Katsuhara Phone
Date and Time: 7/29 (Sun) 15:00-16:00
Performer: Sachiko Nagata (percussion instrumentalist, improvisational music)
Fee: Exhibition fee only

3. Gallery Talk - Curator Guided Commentary on the Public Works of Taro Okamoto
Date and Time: 8/25, 9/16, 9/24 14:00-14:45
Venue: Exhibition Hall
Fee: Exhibition fee only
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from July 14, 2018 to September 24, 2018

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Taro Okamoto

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