Decoration Never Dies, Anyway

Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum

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Spotlighting the decorative arts, this show explores motifs from different eras and cultures through the works of seven artists of different ages, nationalities, and genres. Kour Pour references Persian carpets in his paintings. Yoshikazu Yamagata is a designer for the fashion brand writtenafterwards. Akiko and Masako Takada overturn viewer’s preconceptions and sense scale with architectural structures presented as small everyday items. Explore the significance of decoration from diverse perspectives including painting, fashion, and sculpture in this exhibition marking the Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum’s first opening since April.

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On 18 November, Sat. 13:00−
Short presentation by participating artists (with simultaneous interpreting English-Japanese)
Venue: Annex Gallery 2, Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum
Seating capacity: 120
Pre-registration required (available on TTM website from 18 Oct.)
Free with museum admission


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from November 18, 2017 to February 25, 2018
Open until 20:00 on November 23th, 24th, 25th. Closed from December 27th to January 4th.



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Decoration Never Dies, Anyway

The Teien Art Museum, Tokyo's Art Deco palace, makes a home for the enduring decorative arts.

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