Feelin’ Groovy!: Walk Around New York with Genichiro Inokuma

Marugame Genichiro-Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art

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*Marugame Genichiro-Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art is temporarily closed from August 17 (Tue) to September 5 (Sun).
*The exhibition period has been shortened. (Originally 2021/6/19–9/5).

Genichiro Inokuma (1902-93) lived and worked in New York for about 20 years from the mid-1950s. In 1955, Inokuma left Japan with the intention of going to Paris, where he had lived before the war, but he stopped by New York on the way and was completely fascinated by the city.

Inokuma enjoyed living in New York to the fullest, viewing masterpieces and cutting-edge art in the world’s leading museums and galleries within walking distance from his home, admiring skyscrapers and innovative architecture, enjoying parades and live music on the streets, and taking pictures of graffiti in the back alleys.

The change in environment had a great impact on his painting, and after moving to the U.S., Inokuma’s expression changed from figurative to abstract. As a member of the Willard Gallery, he held 10 solo exhibitions and continued to produce new works.

In this exhibition, Hitoshi Okamoto, an editor, and Taka Kawachi, a former New Yorker, are invited as the “Chief Editor” and “Deputy Chief Editor,” respectively. This exhibition introduces Inokuma’s work, including its historical background. The exhibition will take visitors on a walk through the city of New York as Genichiro Inokuma saw it.

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from June 19, 2021 to August 16, 2021
Open on August 9. Closed on August 10.

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