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John Dove & Molly White “Sensibility and Wonder”

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John Dove & Molly White “Sensibility and Wonder”
at Diesel Art Gallery
Media: Illustration - Prints - Fashion - Video and Film - Sound
(2017-08-25 - 2017-11-09)

This exhibition features the origin of street fashion and the punk movement while reflecting on the works of John Dove and Molly White. The T-shirt has been a clothing staple in Street fashion for quite a while, and its history dates back to 1968 when John Dove and Molly White produced fully printed T-shirts under the label “Wonder Workshop” at their atelier in London. The pair used the same silkscreen techniques for making prints to forge their work of art; they applied their printing skills and uniquely developed inks for textiles to make prints on T-shirts for people to wear on the street with an affordable price instead of making small editions on paper or canvas. Their T-shirts allowed the images, which used to exist only on canvas or posters for a limited number of people reach a global audience. Through screen printings, collage and sculpture, the show traces modern art and fashion techniques born in the 60’s and 70’s. It also follows the origin of ideas that have become commonplace today, along with a sense of moment and a sense of wonder.




The Japanese House: Architecture and Life after 1945

The Japanese House: Architecture and Life after 1945
at The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
Media: Architecture - Workshops - Talks
(2017-07-19 - 2017-10-29)

This exhibition is a spectacular attempt to introduce 75 houses by 56 groups of Japanese architects through more than 400 materials including models, plans, photographs and videos. It is structured thematically rather than chronologically to facilitate a deeper understanding of characteristics of Japanese houses. The show opens in Tokyo at last, after having traveled to Rome and London since the autumn of 2016. [Related Events] “Workshop: Build a summer cabin” Collaboration workshop led by the firm Dot Architects (Toshikatsu Ienari + Takeshi Shakushiro) and designer Ryohei Yoshiyuki where you can try your hand at building a summer hut in the garden in front of the museum. Dot Architects will produce the basic structure, while both adults and children are invited to get involved in completing the cabin roof, making the chairs and putting the finishing touches. Once built, the structure will be used as a garden beer bar for the remainder of the exhibition period. Workshop for Adults (Suitable for High School Students and Over, booking not required, capacity: 10) Event Date: Aug. 9 (Wed) - 11 (Fri) Workshop for Children (Suitable for 1st - 4th year Elementary School Students, booking required by Jul. 23, selected by lottery) Event Date: Aug. 10 (Thu) - 11 (Fri) Admission: Free *Event in Japanese




Koganecho Bazaar 2017 - Double Façade: Various ways to encounter others

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Koganecho Bazaar 2017 - Double Façade: Various ways to encounter others
at Site-A gallery and shop
Media: Painting - Drawing - Photography - Sculpture - Installation - Video and Film - Sound - Performance Art - Art Festival - Workshops - Talks
(2017-08-04 - 2017-11-05)

This is the 10th edition of Koganecho Bazaar, an annual art festival hosted by the Koganecho Management Center, an NPO that uses art to revitalize the Yokohama City Naka Ward Koganecho urban area. At one time the number of illegal business in the Koganecho area of Yokohama reached about 260, which caused many long-established shops and local residents from the area to move away and sparked the degeneration of the living environment, which became a growing problem for the surrounding communities. After the Kanagawa Prefectural Police Department began an all-round crackdown in 2005, various regional initiatives and projects lead by the police, the government, businesses, and universities looked to restore the area to its former thriving state, making it a safe and secure place once again. The first Koganecho Bazaar was held in 2008 with an aim of community development through the arts, welcoming guest artists from various cultural backgrounds to present works based on their experiences and understanding of everyday life in Koganecho. Considering these artists as new residents, their activities, and the coexistence of such diverse cultures, allowed new relationships to form between individuals in the town and a new sense of time to emerge. *This event is in two parts: Vol. 1: August 4 (Fri) - September 13 (Thu) Vol. 2: September 15 (Fri) - November 5 (Sun) [Related Events] “Bazaar Collectors Auction” Koganecho Bazaar is an art festival where artists host activities in local private spaces and shops. A “free” (money-less) auction will be held for residents on August 4 (Fri) to mark the opening of the event, with artist Hiroyuki Matsukage acting at the auctioneer. The works auctioned will be exhibited in the homes/shops of those who have claimed them for the duration of the event. During this time Matsukage will photograph the works in situ and exhibit these records. Event Date: August 4 (Fri) 18:30-20:00 (doors open: 18:00-) Venue: Site-D gallery meeting space (1-6 Kogane-cho, Naka-ku, Yokohama-shi) *No booking required *There will be a social gathering following the auction *Please see the official website for further details




BankART Life Ⅴ (5) —Kanko

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BankART Life Ⅴ (5) —Kanko
at BankArt Studio NYK
Media: Illustration - Painting - Drawing - Photography - Sculpture - Installation - Fashion
(2017-08-03 - 2017-11-05)

The Kanko tour starts out at BankArt Studio NYK with a stroll around fields of flowers by the sea, then heads up to an “island” room of architecturally enclosed light. The river bank features flora and fauna. The group will also visit a house floating on the water. The next part of the program goes to Koganecho, the NYK Maritime Museum, and Kitanaka, an area currently undergoing redevelopment that once served as an epicenter of Japan’s modernization and that hosted the Kitanaka Brick & Kitanaka White studio hosting 253 artists just over a decade ago.




Akane Nakajima “Swim In The Garden”

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Akane Nakajima “Swim In The Garden”
at Vacant
Media: Painting - Drawing - Talks
(2017-08-28 - 2017-09-24)

Born in Tokyo in 1992, Akane Nakajima won the 11th “1_WALL” Graphics Competition Grand Prize and held a solo exhibition at Guardian Garden (Ginza) while still a student at Musashino Art University, Collage of Art and Design, Department of Visual Communication Design. Since graduating she has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions centering in Tokyo as well as produced book illustrations. Although Nakajima’s work is abstract it gives viewers a sense of the power of life, like the way a plant or living creature does, filled with a charming ambiguity and indecisiveness that transcends words and appeals to raw emotions. This randomly structured exhibition will present a lineup of works that Nakajima has continued to work on over the years, as well as new pieces produced using woodcut techniques. In order to encourage the possibility of various interpretations of her work, the artist herself will replace and rearrange the artworks on display during the exhibition period, allowing them to take on the form of living organisms. A limited number of new prints will be for sale at the venue.




Mieko Matsumoto “I Know Where Here Is”

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Mieko Matsumoto “I Know Where Here Is”
at Guardian Garden
Media: Photography - Party - Talks
(2017-09-05 - 2017-09-29)

Ibaraki-based photographer Mieko Matsumoto’s work has been featured at Art Tower Mito and Ichihara x Art Mix. Since 2014 she has been researching and documenting the history, industry, and social phenomena of her local area. Here she presents a new slideshow of works taken directly after the 2011 earthquake up through the present. Her images tell a story woven from human memory and the passage of time that speaks to what changes and what doesn’t when events that alter place and circumstance in the face of limited human power occur. [Talk] What Can Photographs Tell Us? Speakers: Mieko Matsumoto and Rei Masuda Date: Sep. 14 (Thurs) 19:10–20:00. In Japanese. Please see the official website for reservations, details, and information on more related events.




Railroad Siding 2017

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Railroad Siding 2017
at Former Tokorozawa-shi Dai-ni Gakko Kyusyoku Center
Media: Painting - Sculpture - Installation - Video and Film - Sound - Performance Art - Party - Workshops - Talks
(2017-08-26 - 2017-09-24)

Tokorozawa City in Saitama Prefecture has a history of hosting experimental and independent exhibitions by contemporary artists. This event is the sixth edition of Railroad Siding, a bi-annual art festival that was initiated by local artists in 2008. Unlike with most large-scale art exhibitions, there is no unified theme or direction determining this event. Instead, artists and critics active in various fields will come together to face each other on the site of a former school dinner center, creating their expressions from scratch. This event has three strands: ① Exhibition taking place in an alternative non-gallery/museum setting, namely a former school dinner center (closed in 2009, used as emergency supply store since 2011). ② “Another Place for Expression” book to be published following the exhibition (including various essays and photographs documenting the event). ③ Talk events with various artists and writers scheduled throughout the exhibition period. *Please see the official website for further details on related events.




Junya Sato + Nobuhiko Murayama + Nina Beier & Marie Lund “Light Through the Window”

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Junya Sato + Nobuhiko Murayama + Nina Beier & Marie Lund “Light Through the Window”
at Hagiwara Projects
Media: Sculpture - Installation
(2017-08-26 - 2017-09-24)

Exhibition introducing the work of three artists/artist units: Junya Sato, Nobuhiko Murayama, and Nina Beier & Marie Lund. Over the last few years, Junya Sato has regularly created drawings by spreading coins left in his wallet at the end of the day on a canvas and tracing the outline of their shape. In this exhibition, works selected from out of over 100 drawings will be presented either on display or exhibited inside a box. The abstract, monochromatic images are suggestive of great streams in human society, such as the circulation of currency and the social activities associated with it. Nobuhiko Murayama explores how to express the optical experience of seeing a thing through painting, taking ancient sculptures exhibited in overseas museums as a motif. The image of these sculptures, painted by pushing paint through from the back of the coarse cotton linen through to the front of the canvas, is faint and blurred, but has a strong sense of presence, as if an image has been etched on the retina. His artwork is an abstraction of the sense of time hidden behind images. Nina Beier & Marie Lund will exhibit framed vintage posters works that were initially exhibited in 2008. The theme of these posters is the protest of war; however, viewers can hardly see the contents as the posters themselves are folded in half. Their artworks challenge viewer on the “perception of images,” presenting objects that are themselves barely visible. The “images” produced through these three different approaches quietly but satisfyingly permeate the viewers’ instincts and experiences.




Brian Alfred “Techno Garden”

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Brian Alfred “Techno Garden”
at Maho Kubota Gallery
Media: Painting - Animation - Sound
(2017-09-01 - 2017-10-05)

Solo exhibition presenting works from “Techno Garden,” a new body of work from Brooklyn-based artist Brian Alfred. The show consists of paintings and an animation that features a collaboration soundtrack produced with Ghostly Records recording artist Logan Takahashi. The works here follow the artists’ interests in the balance between man’s desire for invention and man’s relationship to the natural environment. Between painting images from office buildings, highways and jumbled computer cables and images of electric sunsets, forest fires and flyovers, Alfred is placing the viewer between two worlds. One is the idealized world of progress and invention and the other is the actual footprint that development and technology has on the natural environment. Finding danger and beauty in both realms puts the judgment on the human desire for progress in a grey area.




Atsuki Kikuchi + Kazunari Hattori + Kaoru Kasai “Book Design”

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Atsuki Kikuchi + Kazunari Hattori + Kaoru Kasai “Book Design”
at Our Favourite Shop
Media: Graphics - Illustration - Product - Party
(2017-08-18 - 2017-09-24)

Atsuki Kikuchi, Kazunari Hattori, and Kaoru Kasai are art directors of differing generations that have come together for this exhibition on book design. Usually working in the realm of advertising and graphic design, they have the ability to communicate the contents and appeal of a book in a brief moment. Various original posters by the three designers will be on sale (with signed editions available during the exhibition period) and some books.




Ken Nakazawa Exhibition

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Ken Nakazawa Exhibition
at Ando Gallery
Media: Installation - Party
(2017-09-05 - 2017-10-14)

Ken Nakazawa was born in Tokyo in 1970 and graduated from Tama Art University with a postgraduate degree in oil painting. His major exhibitions include “MOT Annual 1999: Modest Radicalism” (Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo) and “Yokohama 2001: International Triennale of Contemporary Art” (Pacifico Yokohama). Nakazawa has won acclaim in Japan and internationally with installation works using visually insubstantial materials, such as wires and nylon filaments, to meld his works with the space of the venue. At this exhibition, Nakazawa displays a new installation work employing 3mm-diameter steel materials painted white. Entitled “Walls,” the work consists of 106 inverted U-shaped objects standing some 50cm high, arranged parallel to and following the gallery walls. The ends of two steel rods, extending horizontally at either side of each U-shaped object, are fixed to the wall at a height of about 10cm from the floor. Such is the basic form of the objects. Each object differs in height and depth, and the repetition of their slightly distorted forms recalls paintings exhibited by Nakazawa in 2008. In his installation work, this time, he intentionally positions the objects lower than the viewer’s eyeline to diminish their presence so that the viewer’s attention will go naturally to the overall space. A seemingly empty space—what can we possibly discover in it? The answer to this question is always inside us. In October this year, Nakazawa will publish his first collected works from Akaaka Art Publishing Inc. The publication will feature five installation works exhibited in the years 2012 to 2017: “Four Lines,” “30Pairs,” “Vertical,” “Legs,” and “Walls.” Art director Kaoru Kasai is undertaking the book design. We invite you to enjoy at your leisure a new work by an artist of great promise. Nakazawa’s first art book surveying five of his works from 2012 through 2017 will be published by Akaakasha in October. Book design is by art director Kaoru Kasai.




Hiroshi Sugito “module or lacuna”

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Hiroshi Sugito “module or lacuna”
at Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum
Media: Painting - Talks
(2017-07-25 - 2017-10-09)

The works of Hiroshi Sugito (b. 1970-) fluctuate between the abstract and figurative, working their magic on audiences the world over. They feature simple motifs — trees, small houses, the sky, boat, curtains — and various geometric forms. These are expressed in delicate, rhythmically applied colors. “module or lacuna” will mark the artist’s first solo exhibition at a Tokyo art museum, where you are invited to enjoy a lineup of drawings and paintings, including some of Sugito’s most recent works, on display in the large underground, gallery space. The concrete walls and tiled floors of this space are designed specifically to bring out the special qualities of Kunio Mayekawa’s architecture. Enjoy the combination of Sugito’s simple forms in this unique setting. Venue: Gallery A, B, C. [Related Events] Gallery Talk The curator will give a talk within that gallery space that introduces exhibition highlights . Event Dates: Aug. 4 (Fri) 19:00-19:30, 18 (Fri) 19:00-19:30, 25 (Fri) 19:00-19:30 Speaker: Yuko Mizuta (curator, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum) Venue: Gallery A, B, C, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum *Events in Japanese *Please see the official website for bookings and further details on related events.




MADE IN UMUT - The University of Tokyo Collection

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MADE IN UMUT - The University of Tokyo Collection
at Intermediatheque

(2013-03-21 - 2018-06-30)

Since its foundation in 1877, the University of Tokyo has accumulated a considerable scientific and cultural heritage. Such historical specimens are most certainly an important heritage from the past. However, at the same time, they constitute a resource which we should activate now while facing the future. In order to demonstrate this, we have collected as much historical heritage as possible, and modified its design for a new use, in accordance with our contemporary needs, in the name of a process called ReDESIGN+. Just as the Intermediatheque is built on the reincarnation and inheritance of the former Central Post Office, we have renovated this ancient building and given it a new life as a museum. Nevertheless, this does not imply that we have to consider ReDESIGN+ as a bare revamp activity. In the same way as the etymological meaning of the word design, ReDESIGN+ deals with the problem of appearance at the same time as it raises epistemological issues on our view of things and our view of the world. As for the spatial distribution of the exhibits, we deliberately avoided the common method of setting up a visiting route. What the Intermediatheque aims at is providing a museum space where visitors, and especially younger generations, can experience a direct visual contact with exhibits, in an encounter full of discoveries and astonishment. Considering the fact that the architecture of the former Post Office building is representative of early Showa modernism, the permanent and semi-permanent exhibition spaces were designed so as to produce a retromodern atmosphere. Respecting the building’s original design, we have adopted an eclectic design principle stimulating our twenty-first century sensitivity, tentatively named retrofuturism. We thus intend to present to our visitors a period bridging three centuries, from the 19th to the 21st Century. Such is the base of our design strategy for the Intermediatheque. With such a scheme in mind, we have actively redesigned and reused the prewar wooden furniture that was accumulated in our museum. On the other hand, a modern sensitivity is created through the use of showcases made of thick green glass and designed in a retromodern style. These are a fruit of the research conducted in product design at the Intermediatheque. Venue:COLONNADE 2 COLONNADE 3 *The period of the Special Exhibitions of Intermediatheque are unconfirmed and so the final date recorded on TAB is only a temporary guideline




BCL “Resist/Refuse”

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BCL “Resist/Refuse”
at Ai Koko Gallery
Media: Sculpture - Ceramics - Video and Film - Party - Talks
(2017-08-19 - 2017-10-09)

Resist/Refuse is a collaboration between researcher Georg Tremmel and the Austria-based ceramic artist Matthias Tremmel. During World War II, ceramic biological bombs were used for biological warfare by delivering rats, which carried fleas, which in turn carried deadly bacteria. Resist/Refuse re-imagines and re-creates these ceramic biological bombs, repairs them with the Japanese kintsugi method, and symbolically undos the harm of the deadly bacteria by growing antibiotics in them. [Related event] Gallery talk “A short history of biological warfare in Japan” Date: September 17th Sun, 17:00-18:00 Speaker: Reto Hofmann (Waseda University) and Georg Tremmel (BCL)




Tadashi Kawamata “Starting Over, Under Construction”

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Tadashi Kawamata “Starting Over, Under Construction”
at Art Front Gallery
Media: Drawing - Sculpture - Installation - Party
(2017-08-18 - 2017-09-24)

The exhibition started as “revenge” for Kawamata’s lost “Daikanyama Installation” show. Adding his experience from the “Under Construction” exhibition in 1984, he has chosen the same building he worked in than year in an attempt to update and search for a way in which art, the city and the specificity of the site can be combined today.




Paola Pivi “They All Look The Same”

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Paola Pivi “They All Look The Same”
at Gallery Perrotin Tokyo
Media: Sculpture - Installation - Party
(2017-08-26 - 2017-11-11)

Solo exhibition by Paola Pivi organized to coincide with her participation in the Yokohama Triennale. The series of artworks Paola Pivi presents in Tokyo exemplifies her phantasmagorical and unbridled world, “as beautiful as the chance encounter of a sewing machine and an umbrella on an operating table,” as Lautréamont would say. Here, polar bears and feathered wheels live in lighthearted harmony, as if floating in a space that looks out over the city and attracts the glances of passers-by. The work of Pivi is undisputedly compelling, leaving no viewers feeling indifferent. Her series of multicolored bears captivated viewers at the “Ok, you are better than me, so what?” exhibition for the opening of Perrotin, New York. Pivi’s bears will be put on a show once again here, striking poses and playing with the space that opens onto the exterior of the gallery. One extra large polar bear — the biggest ever made by Pivi — is caught mid-air as if it has just boldly leaped into the void, while another is pointing down in a fearless dive. The bears are covered with feathers in colors that range from white to electric blue. Massimiliano Gioni describes the spectacular nature of Pivi’s work in the following terms: “Paola Pivi’s work moves to the fevered beat of a Carnival party. And in fact, she has often thought of her work as a kind of festivity.” The impression of movement is accentuated by a series of wall-mounted wheels in motion, captivating metal creations adorned with natural feathers. The artworks in the new series “They all look the same” have been specially produced for the exhibition with feathers sourced in Japan. Evoking in turn the wheel of a peacock’s tail, Native American dream catchers, Marcel Duchamp’s bicycle wheel, or a hypnotic pendulum, Pivi’s wheels offer a minimalist counterpoint to the feathered bears on display. The very placement of Pivi’s installations is central to her creative process, boldly moving beyond the conventional codes of practice for staging exhibitions. Paola Pivi invites us to a joyful show that seems to pay no heed to any principles of reality or laws of gravity, true to her epicurean vision of creation. Proposing “an implied collective,” Pivi’s works appeal to our personal experience, our perceptions, our imagination, as opposed to a rational logic. Absurd but above all free, nature revisited by the artist affords a radical, parodying vision of our contemporary artifacts — objects, animals or similar creatures — within a strange and magical, topsy-turvy world.




The Face of Medicine

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The Face of Medicine
at Intermediatheque
Media: Painting
(2016-12-03 - 2017-12-30)

In the summer of 2015, forty-four portrait paintings and eight statues were transferred from the University of Tokyo Hospital to the University Museum of the University of Tokyo. These included the collection of portrait paintings that had once hung on the large wall behind the stage of the hospital’s Auditorium of Internal Medicine. There, the portraits of the successive hospital directors aligned on five levels formed an impressive panorama expressing the authority of medicine and the history of education. As these artworks were kept at elevated positions in the auditorium space, the collection remained untouched and well-preserved for a long period of time, creating an environment allowing for the perfect tracing of the genealogy of the hospital directors. Such a well preserved selection of official portraits is particularly rare, so once discovered the University Museum began cleaning and restoring them. Although the restoration is still in progress, the museum is now presenting, with the cooperation of conservator Fujiko Suzukamo, the first results of this work to the general public. Until now, there has been no opportunity to take a close look at the portraits, whether they collotype prints or oil paintings. *Dates for Intermediatheque’s Special Exhibitions are subject to change.




Araki Nobuyoshi: Sentimental Journey 1971-2017-

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Araki Nobuyoshi: Sentimental Journey 1971-2017-
at Tokyo Photographic Art Musem
Media: Photography - Talks
(2017-07-25 - 2017-09-24)

Nobuyoshi Araki has achieved world-wide acclaim for his photography, which he began creating in the 1960s. He is known for the great variety of themes and techniques he employs in his work and for his drive to create, a drive that continues unabated today. This exhibition focuses on one theme from his vast oeuvre, his wife Yoko. As Araki himself has said, “It’s thanks to Yoko that I became a photographer.” From their meeting in the 1960s until her death in the 1990s, Yoko was his most important subject. She has continued to be a major influence on his photography even after her death. In this exhibition, we explore his relationship with the subject he treasured so much and reflect on the “I photograph” that is the essence of Araki’s work. The exhibition title, Sentimental Journey, 1971-2017, refers to Araki’s “I photography,” beginning with his self publication of Sentimental Journey as a photo book in 1971, and to his life-long journey as a photographer. [Related Event] Reading and Talk Poet Gozo Yoshimasu and Novelist Mariko Asabuki will read poems they have written about Araki’s photography. Date: Sep. 16 (Sat) 14:00–16:00 Tickets given out on first-come basis from 10:00 on the day of the event (1F Hall). Please see official website for details and information on more related events.




Yuki Harada “Author Unknown #1”

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Yuki Harada “Author Unknown #1”
at Cage Gallery
Media: Painting - Photography
(2017-08-03 - 2017-10-01)

Parplume member Yuki Harada considers unattributed authorship and paintings through the lens of psychic photography. Work #1 will be shown from Aug. 3. Work #2 will be added to the exhibition from Aug. 26, and work #3 from Sep. 16.




Fantastic Art in Belgium: From Bosch and Margueritte to Jan Fabre

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Fantastic Art in Belgium: From Bosch and Margueritte to Jan Fabre
at Bunkamura Museum of Art
Media: Painting - Prints - Sculpture - Workshops - Talks
(2017-07-15 - 2017-09-24)

The region that we now know as Belgium, and the areas that surround it, saw paintings on fantastic themes emerge and flourish on top of the traditional pictorial realism that had been developing since the late medieval period. Although these works portray fanciful imaginary worlds, the demons, monsters and other grotesque creatures drawn by the Flemish painters — heirs to Bosch and Bruegel’s legacies — possess a vivid and lifelike presence due to their realistic depiction. This exhibition documents the lineage of the fantastic art in this region that gave birth to this particular world, showcasing works from first-class collections located both in Japan and overseas. Roughly 500 years of Belgian art history is covered, beginning with Flemish paintings from the end of 15th century, moving on through to 19th–century symbolism, and finally presenting works by contemporary artists.