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MOT Collection: Membrane of the Time Special feature | Yokoo Tadanori―Ever-Changing, Like Water 100th Anniversary of Birth | Sam Francis

Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo


Tomoaki Ishihara, Yasuko Iba, Kazuki Umezawa, Tsuyoshi Ozawa, Yoshiaki Kaihatsu, Mika Kato, Teppei Kaneuji, Masaya Chiba, Kohei Nawa, Han Ishu, Noritoshi Hirakawa, Fang Lijun, Miran Fukuda, Takashi Homma, Seiko Mikami, Kyoko Murase, Aya Momose, Tadanori Yokoo, Thomas Demand, Sam Francis, David Hockney, Jasper Johns, Andy Warhol, Tom Wesselmann et al.
The Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo houses approximately 5,700 artworks in its extensive collection, which spans the modern and contemporary periods with a focus on the art of the postwar years. Each installment of the “MOT Collection” exhibition introduces artworks in the collection from various themes and angles in its effort to convey the diverse appeal of contemporary art.

On the 1st floor, works from the end of the 1980s onward will be presented under the title, “Membrane of the Time”. Starting with recently acquired works by Seiko Mikami, we introduce a diverse selection of works including those by Tomoaki Ishihara, Noritoshi Hirakawa, Takashi Homma, Yoshiaki Kaihatsu, Mika Kato, Kohei Nawa, Aya Momose, Ishu Han, Thomas Demand, Lijun Fang in an attempt to look at the changing concepts of the body and outlook on life that is observed there.

The 3rd-floor section titled, “Special feature: Tadanori Yokoo - Ever-Changing, Like Water” introduces works centering on those added to the museum’s collection on the occasion of the artist’s solo exhibition held in 2021. Featuring Yokoo’s oeuvre spanning from the 1960s to the recent, the exhibit explores new appeals of his artistic practice by focusing on expressions related to “water” that appears in many of his rich variety of works. In addition, works by artists with a deep connection to Yokoo will be presented.

Visitors are also invited to enjoy a series of large-scale paintings by Sam Francis, of which this year marks his centennial.


Jul 15 (Sat) 2023-Nov 5 (Sun) 2023 

Opening Hours Information

Open on July 17, September 18 and October 9.
Closed on July 18, September 19 and October 10.
FeeAdults ¥500; University Students ¥400; High School Students and Seniors 65 & Over ¥250; Junior Hight School Students and Under, Persons with Disability Certificates + 2 Companions free.
VenueMuseum of Contemporary Art Tokyo
Location4-1-1 Miyoshi, Koto-ku, Tokyo 135-0022
Access9 minute walk from exit B2 at Kiyosumi-shirakawa Station on the Hanzomon line, 14 minute walk from exit 3 at Kiba Station on the Tozai line.
Phone050-5541-8600 (Hello Dial)
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