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Nomata Minoru "Continuum"

Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery


Minoru Nomata
Mysterious structures tower over the unfamiliar landscape before one's eyes. The paintings of Minoru Nomata (1955-), which somehow evoke a sense of nostalgia, are characterized by a unique world that cannot be simply described as an imaginary scene, but rather as an unreal world that is connected to reality. The donor of the museum collection, Kotaro Terada, is a great admirer of Nomata's work and has been collecting them every year since the 1980s, making the museum the largest collection of his work in the world with over 40 representative works.

After studying design at the Tokyo University of the Arts and working as an art director for an advertising agency, Nomata began to concentrate on his artistic activities, holding several solo exhibitions, beginning with one at Sagamachi Exhibit Space in 1986, and since then has attracted the attention of enthusiastic fans as an artist "known by those in the know". 2020, after an online solo exhibition at White Cube, one of the UK's leading galleries, Nomata was offered a position at the gallery and became an artist on the international stage.

The first opportunity came in 2004 when Nomata had a solo exhibition with Wolfgang Tillmans at the Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery. The memory of seeing this exhibition by the current director during his visit to Japan came to fruition over the years and led to today's international attention.

This is the first solo exhibition of Nomata's work to be held in the Special Exhibition Hall and will provide an opportunity to display the entire body of Nomata's work, from his early years to his latest works, as well as the museum's collection, in a spacious setting. The longstanding relationship between the artist and the museum, which began through the eyes of a single collector, has now expanded to the world. Just as dots are connected by lines to form constellations, this exhibition is a story woven by several happy events.


Jul 6 (Thu) 2023-Sep 24 (Sun) 2023 

Opening Hours Information

Open on a public holiday Monday but closed on the following day.
Closed during the New Year holidays.
Closed on August 6.
FeeAdults ¥1400; University and High School Students ¥800; Junior High School Students and Under, Persons with Disability Certificates + 1 Companion free.

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VenueTokyo Opera City Art Gallery
Location3-20-2 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 163-1403
Access3 minute walk from the East exit of Hatsudai Station on the Keio New line, 11 minute walk from Sangubashi Station on the Odakyu Odawara line, 12 minute walk from exit A2 at Nishi-shinjuku-gochome Station on the Toei Oedo line.
Phone050-5541-8600 (Hello Dial)
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