The Whispering Land: Artists in Correspondence with Nature

Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum
Starts 7/20


Yuichi Enomoto, Kiichi Kawamura, Mitsuko Kurashina, Haruka Furusaka, Mirocomachiko
This exhibition will feature five artists whose art springs from a deep engagement with nature. Their works depicting wild animals, mountain people’s livelihoods, landscape and vegetation transformation, the radiance of life, and the wonder of nature all brim with the fresh joy of living with nature. At the same time, they evoke nature with teeth bared and claws unsheathed, engaged in resilient strategies for survival, and the sense of awe and respect for nature’s immense power we tend to lose in sheltered city life. Their works, born not from the remote wilderness but places where people live and nature are inextricably entwined, question the relationship between human beings and nature.

In ancient times, people kept their eyes and ears attuned to the workings of nature and developed ways of coexisting with it for centuries. Artworks by artists who push into the backcountry, experience fear and wonder, and open themselves to the spirit of the land have the power to convey the voices of the land we can no longer hear in our human-centered lifestyle. The world of people who live close to nature, experienced through the keen senses of artists responsive to nature’s subtle signs and whispers, can awaken our sense of wonder.


Jul 20 (Sat) 2024-Oct 9 (Wed) 2024 

Opening Hours Information

Closes at 20:00 on Fridays.
Closed on September 17 and 24.
Open on August 12, September 16 and 23.
FeeAdults ¥1100; University Students ¥700; Seniors 65 & Over ¥800; High School Students and Under, Persons with Disability Certificates + 1 Companion free.
VenueTokyo Metropolitan Art Museum
Location8-36 Ueno Park, Taito-ku, Tokyo 110-8712
Access7 minute walk from the Park exit of JR Ueno Station, 10 minute walk from the Ikenohata exit of Keisei Ueno Station on the Keisei Main line, 10 minute walk from exit 7 at Ueno Station on the Ginza and Hibiya lines.
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