Collection 40 / Special Exhibition: Isamu Wakabayashi – The Garden of the Museum of Modern Art, Seibu Takanawa, Karuizawa (Now the Garden of Sezon Museum of Modern Art)
[Image: Isamu Wakabayashi "Karuizawa Takanawa Museum (Now the Garden of Sezon Museum of Modern Art) model" 1984]
Ends in 58 days
Sezon Museum of Modern Art is pleased to announce our upcoming exhibition “Collection 40.″ We will select 40 works from our collection, such as pieces by Paul Klee, Wassily Kandinsky, Man Ray, Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Jasper Johns, Andy Warhol, Syusaku Arakawa, Natsuyuki Nakanishi, and Tadanori Yokoo.
“Isamu Wakabayashi – The Garden of the Museum of Modern Art, Seibu Takanawa, Karuizawa (now the Garden of Sezon Museum of Modern Art)”
Isamu Wakabayashi (1936-2003) was a sculptor representing postwar Japan, known for making steel the medium in his works. Participating in the Venice Biennale twice (1980 and 1986), and exhibitions overseas such as the Kunsthalle Mannheim in Germany (1997), he garnered high praise. Wakabayashi’s creations were about how we humans are in a relationship with nature. Seeking a symbiosis of nature and humans, his garden productions tackled from the 1980s to his last years were a form of expression suitable of turning his thoughts into an artwork. For this exhibition, Wakabayashi’s thoughts in practice will be traced and presented by exhibiting his drawings created to design our garden “Garden of Karuzawa Takanawa Museum” (1982 – 1985), plus fine-art photography and models.
from July 22, 2021 to November 21, 2021
Open on September 23.
https://www.smma.or.jp/en/ (venue's website)
Adults ¥1500, University and High School Students ¥1000, Elementary and Junior High School Students ¥500
From 10:00 To 18:00
Closed on Thursdays
Note:Until 17:00 throughout November. Open on public holiday Thursday. Closed in between exhibitions. Open throughout August.
Address: 2140 Serigasawa, Nagakura, Karuizawamachi, Kitasaku, Nagano 389-011
Phone: 0267-46-2020 Fax: 0267-46-2021
10 minutes by taxi from Naka-karuizawa Station; From JR Karuizawa Station or Naka-karuizawa Station on the Shinano Railway, take the bus towards to Kusatsu Onsen and get off at Karuizawa Sengataki Onsen. The venue is 7 minute walk from there.