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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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Video Art Program[The 60th Program] Simon Roberts

This video work shows tourists excitedly taking photographs of themselves amid the breathtaking magnificence of nature. Tourism in Switzerland, with its spectacular natural environment, can be traced back to the custom of the Grand Tour, originating in 17th-century England. In the 19th century, youngsters went to Switzerland in a quest to experience the sublime. Simon Roberts builds on this historical background while reframing Switzerland from a sociological standpoint.

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