Takahashi Collection: Mirror Neuron

Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery

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[Image: Kohei Nawa "PixCell-Lion" (2015) mixed media]

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Psychiatrist Ryutaro Takahashi’s collection of contemporary art offers an invaluable overview of Japan’s art scene. Compiled from the 1990s onward, the Takahashi Collection features works by Yoshitomo Nara, Takashi Murakami, Aida Makoto, Yanobe Kenji, and other artists representative of Japan today, all of whom Takahashi has been watching from very early on. By amassing a collection of their important works, Takahashi has made a name for himself as a leading collector of contemporary art. In recent years, he has been actively expanding the collection with purchases from artists in the Monoha movement and others with long careers.

Takahashi’s passion for collecting is rooted in an undying love and keen awareness of Japanese art and culture. “Mirror Neuron,” the title of this exhibition, was proposed by Takahashi as a phrase useful for thinking about Japanese art and culture. Selected with a historical perspective in mind, these works provide insights into the development of Japanese contemporary art. These 140 pieces by 52 artists including Yayoi Kusama, Katsura Funakoshi, Chim↑Pom, and Kohei Nawa let visitors experience the vibrancy of contemporary art.


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from April 18, 2015 to June 28, 2015
Open on May 4th.



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