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The biggest TARO exhibition ever is coming! [Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum] “Exhibition Taro Okamoto” (~ 12/28) preview report

The biggest TARO exhibition ever is coming! [Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum] “Exhibition Taro Okamoto” (~ 12/28) preview report

Taro Okamoto is the most popular and well-known artist in post-war Japan. This autumn, the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum will hold its largest retrospective exhibition titled "Exhibition Taro Okamoto." We will report on the press preview held the day before the event and introduce some of the contents. In Paris I learned to live as a whole human being. Not limited to one profession such as a painter or a sculptor, Live more broadly as a human being, as a whole being. Words That Break Walls, East Press, 2005 It is said that once Taro Okamoto was asked, "Is this your main job?" “Human beings—human beings who live furiously as

[Venue Report] Over 250 “Poison” Exhibits! Special exhibition “Poison” opens at the National Museum of Nature and Science (until February 19, 2023)

The National Museum of Nature and Science in Ueno, Tokyo will hold a special exhibition "Poison" from November 1, 2022 (Tuesday) to February 19, 2023 (Sunday). In this exhibition, specialists in zoology, botany, earth science, anthropology, and science and engineering thoroughly delve into the various "poisons" that exist on earth. I participated in the press preview held prior to the opening, so I will report on the contents of the exhibition and the state of the venue, along with my impressions. Poison, poison, poison… A special exhibition that explains all kinds of poisons Various "poisons" that exist in the natural world and human society, such as animals, plants, fungi, minerals,

[Venue report] The special exhibition “National Treasure Tokyo National Museum” finally opens! 89 national treasures are open to the public, and there is also a “National Treasure Sword Room” where 19 swords such as Mikazuki Munechika are available

From October 18th to December 11th, the Tokyo National Museum (hereinafter referred to as Tohaku) is holding a special exhibition "National Treasures: All About the Tokyo National Museum" . In this exhibition commemorating the 150th anniversary of the founding of the museum, all 89 national treasures owned by the Tokyo Expo, as well as many important cultural properties will be on display! Even if you're not an art fan, you can't miss the content. Since I participated in the press preview that was held prior to the event, I will report in detail on the state of the venue, which is too luxurious. *Advance reservations are required for this exhibition

The essence of 20th century art is now here. [National Museum of Western Art] “Picasso and His Era Berlin State Berggruen Museum Exhibition” Preview Report (-2023/1/22)

The Berlin State Berggruen Museum boasts an unparalleled collection, including Picasso. This exhibition, which was made possible by the renovation of the Berggruen Museum, brought together a collection of 97 works, including 76 that were exhibited for the first time in Japan. This time, we will tell you about the press preview that was held prior to the event. Picasso, Klee, Matisse, Giacometti… The Berggruen Museum in Berlin boasts a unique collection centered on four great masters of the 20th century. The foundation was laid by Heinz Berggrühn, a collector of modern art, and the works selected by Berggrühn, who was a first-rate connoisseur, are known worldwide as gem collections

Love in the slums. A bouquet for humanity. [Ueno Royal Museum] “Shingo Nagasaka Exhibition Still A ‘BLACK’ STAR Supported by Nanboya” (~11/6) Preview Report

Numerous art works using waste materials born from the slums of Ghana, Agbogblothy. The world's attention is now focused on the activities of Shingo Nagasaka, an artist aiming for sustainable capitalism. Nagasaka's first solo exhibition at a museum is currently being held at the Ueno Royal Museum. Game consoles, computer keyboards… Covered on the canvas are electronic devices and their parts that we are all too familiar with. Shingo Nagasaka is an artist who creates original works with broken electronic devices discarded by developed countries. In addition to his work, the philosophy symbolized by the word "sustainable capitalism" and the method of investing profits in slums have attracted attention from

“Japanese art” started here. [Tokyo University of the Arts University Art Museum] Special Exhibition “Unraveling Japanese Art-Imperial Family, Treasure Box of Beauty” (~9/25) Preview report

In the foreground is Koun Takamura, Dwarf Chicken Figurine, 1889, Sannomaru Shozokan, Imperial Household Agency Exhibition 1 Tokyo University of the Arts (former Tokyo Fine Arts School) plays an important role as an art education and research institution. A special exhibition that combines the collection of the Imperial Household Agency's Sannomaru Shozokan with the collection of gems “Unraveling Japanese Art: The Imperial Household, the Treasure Box of Beauty” has begun. August 6th (Sat) – September 25th (Sun), 2022 at the University Art Museum, Tokyo University of the Arts : Unraveling Japanese Art: The Imperial Family, the Treasure Box of Beauty is being held. The Tokyo University of the Arts, where

Power seeks art, and art becomes power. [Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum] “Boston Museum of Art Exhibition Art x Power” (~10/2) preview report

Sessai Masuyama, Peacock, Edo period, 1801, Collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston This exhibition was planned for 2020, the 150th anniversary of the establishment of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, but was forced to be postponed due to the spread of the new coronavirus. The “Boston Museum of Fine Arts Exhibition: Art x Power” opened on July 23rd. From Saturday, July 23, 2022 to Sunday, October 2, 2022, the “Boston Museum of Fine Arts Exhibition Art x Power” is being held at the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum. Egypt, Europe, India, Japan… The warp thread running through the approximately 60 artworks collected from various regions in this exhibition

[Venue Report] “Finn Juhl and Danish Chairs” exhibition opens at the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum. There is also a special space where you can actually sit in a chair!

A special exhibition "Finn Juhl and Danish Chairs" will be held at the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, focusing on the works of Finn Juhl, a Danish designer known as a "furniture sculptor", to introduce the history and transition of furniture design in the country. It started on July 23, 2022. Since I participated in the press preview held earlier, I will report on the situation of the venue. An exhibition focusing on "chairs" that support every day In Denmark, a Scandinavian country known as a design powerhouse, Hygge's values, which mean "comfortable and enjoyable time," have taken root in lifestyles, and simple comfort has been pursued in terms of furniture

[Press Release Report] Special Exhibition “All about the Tokyo National Museum, a National Treasure” A memorial exhibition that reveals all 89 national treasures in its possession!

To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Tokyo National Museum (Higashi Expo) in Ueno, Tokyo, all 89 national treasures held by the museum will be released from October 18 to December 11, 2022. A special exhibition "All about the Tokyo National Museum, a national treasure" will be held to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the opening of the Tokyo National Museum. A press release was held on May 20th, and Mr. Hirosuke Sato, General Manager of the Registration Office of the Tokyo National Museum's Column Management Division, explained the highlights of the special exhibition, so I would like to introduce it in detail! ◆ Highlights of the special exhibition "All

[Appreciation Report] An art zoo has appeared in Ueno! A special exhibition “Art Jungle ~ Geidai Art Plaza ~” is being held at Geidai Art Plaza (until June 26th)

At the gallery shop "Geidai Art Plaza" on the Ueno Campus of Tokyo University of the Arts, a special exhibition "Art Jungle ~ Geidai Zoo ~" by more than 50 artists related to Geidai is being held. Admission is free, and the session is from April 23 (Sat) to June 26 (Sun), 2022. This exhibition where you can meet creatures with various charms, such as adorable and a little creepy. Since I have actually watched it, I would like to introduce some of the exhibited works. An art zoo appears in Ueno! "Art Jungle ~ Tokyo University of the Arts ~" Geidai Art Plaza is a 10-minute walk from JR