Celebrating its 90th anniversary this year, the Kyoto City Kyocera Museum of Art has announced the exhibition schedule for 2023-2024.
The program's highlight is the solo exhibition of the Japanese contemporary artist Takashi Murakami, scheduled from February 3 to June 30, 2024. Murakami has challenged the value and meaning of art by referencing and collaborating with popular cultures such as manga, anime, and fashion icons. Even though Western concepts dominate the contemporary art scene, his works incorporate various elements rooted in Japanese culture. This exhibition will present an excellent opportunity to explore the artist's activities and see the newest works referencing the history of Kyoto.
The fall in Kyoto begins with the exhibition of Seiho Takeuchi, a significant figure in the world of modern Japanese painting in Kyoto. This major retrospective exhibition will trace Takeuchi's career through his representative works, including Important Cultural Property Posing for the First Time and other masterpieces. The exhibition is scheduled to start from October 7 to December 3, 2023.
The collection room will be showing Fascinating Showa Modern (March 10 - June 18, 2023), featuring arts and crafts of the early Showa period, and Living National Treasure Toshijiro Inagaki (June 23 - September 24, 2023), introducing the unique expression of the famous dye artist.
Scheduled to open in the fall is The Road to Tardiology (October 27 - December 17, 2023), an exhibition exploring the world of post-war sculpture through works of Hitoshi Nomura and his students Shindo Tsuji and Masakazu Horiuchi. Nihonga and Classics of the Early Showa Period (December 22, 2023 - February 25, 2024) will focus on the changing expression of Japanese-style paintings from the Taisho to the Showa period.
The Triangle space will feature the works of three emerging artists, starting with Yuto Yonemura (June 20 - September 24, 2012), followed by Yukyo Yamamoto (October 13, 2023 - February 12, 2024), and Haruka Shima (March 5 - June 23, 2024).
In addition to the exhibitions organized by the museum, the following year will also host traveling exhibitions such as Sho Ishimoto: A Retrospective (April 4 - May 28, 2023), Marie Laurencin et la Mode (April 16 - June 11, 2023), Painting Love in the Louvre Collections (June 27 - September 24, 2023), Yukimasa Ida: Panta Rhei (September 30 - December 3, 2023), and Centre Pompidou Paris: Cubism Exhibition (March 20, 2024 - July 7, 2024).