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Special ExhibitionModern Art Revisited: from the collection of Fukuoka Art Museum

Opened in 1979, the Fukuoka Art Museum is a major institution known for its extensive collection of some 16,000 items, centering on two main pillars: modern and contemporary art, and antiques. As the museum is currently in the midst of a major renovation project in preparation for its reopening in 2019, this exhibition features approximately 70 masterpieces of American, European, and Japanese art from the museum collection. From Dalí and Warhol to Yayoi Kusama, the exhibition provides a valuable opportunity to retrace the course of modern art, marked by the rise and fall of a variety of movements in the 20th century, at this moment in time.

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Collection Exhibition2018-2 Collection Highlights & Special Feature1: The Century with Mushroom Clouds/Special Feature2: Prayer

The exhibition is made up of three sections: “Collection Highlights,” and two special features, “The Century with Mushroom Clouds,” and “Prayer.”In the first, we focus on artists who, as leaders in a number of important trends, are indispensable to any discussion of 20th century art.
The date August 6, the anniversary of the atomic bomb and a day that will never be forgotten in Hiroshima, will fall during the exhibition. To commemorate this fact, we present two special features focusing on art related to the bomb.

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[top] NEW ANTIQUE members, 2015, Photo: Marika Sekoguchi
[bottom] NEW ANTIQUE shop, 2016, Photo: Motoyuki Shitamichi

Open ProgramSummer Open Lab: New Antique

New Antique is an experimental group made up of Motoyuki Shitamichi (artist; b. 1978), Hiraku Yamashita (director of the Tochudeyameru fashion brand; b. 1977), and Yuki Kageyama (editor; b. 1982). Actively searching for and utilizing things that might be described as “new antiques,” found in abundance on the street and the Internet, the group explores new values and new beauty. This program promises to showcases group’s (overly) freewheeling research.
For more information on the group, see: http://atarashiikotto.com
Introducing various approaches to a diverse range of expressive forms, the Summer Open Lab functions as a proving site at the museum and explores the potential for artistic creation.

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Video Art Program[The 61st Program] Valérie Jouve

Valérie Jouve is an artist known for documentary photographs based on anthropological and sociological concerns. In this film, she focuses on nature in urban environments, which is gradually being swallowed up by the development of transit networks.

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