[Image: Yves Klein "Anthropometry (ANT66)" (1960) Water-based medium, paper, canvas 157 x 311cm Iwaki City Art Museum Collection]

The Timeless Imagination of Yves Klein: Uncertainty and the Immaterial

21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa


Yves Klein et al.
This exhibition focuses on French artist Yves Klein, who was active in the 1950s and 1960s, and adds contemporary artists such as the Italian Spatialist Movement and the Japanese Gutai as well as current artists to bring to light the theme of "immateriality" that is common to their art. From the "tabula rasa" (emptiness) of the devastated postwar period, Yves Klein emerged like a comet as an artist in search of a new humanity. He has thoroughly promoted the "dematerialization" of art, which does not depend solely on the materials and supports of his works, and has had a profound influence not only on the artists of his time but also on those of later generations.

The creative explorations oriented toward "immateriality" by Yves Klein and other innovative artists introduced in this exhibition will give us the imagination to overcome the uncertain present faced today.


Oct 1 (Sat) 2022-Mar 5 (Sun) 2023 

Opening Hours Information

Closes at 20:00 on Fridays and Saturdays.
Open on a public holiday Monday but closed on the following day.
Closed during the New Year holidays.
Open on October 10, 31, January 2 and 3.
Closed on October 11, November 11, December 29 to January 1 and January 4.
FeeAdults ¥1400; University Students ¥1000; High School, Junior High and Elementary School Students ¥500; Seniors 65 & Over ¥1100
Venue21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa
Location1-2-1 Hirosaka, Kanazawa City, Ishikawa 920-8509
AccessFrom the East exit of JR Kanazawa Station, take the bus and get off at Hirosaka · 21st Century Museum. From the East exit of JR Kanazawa Station, take the bus and get off at Korinbo (ATRIO-mae). The venue is 5 minute walk from there.
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