Collection Exhibition2019-2 Collection Highlights & Special Feature: An Inner LandscapeⅡ―Symbols and Abstractions

The exhibition consists of two parts, the first entitled “Collection Highlights,” and the second a Special Feature titled “An Inner LandscapeⅡ: Symbols and Abstractions.”
“Collection Highlights” introduces important works that are representative of the collection, or exemplify its characteristics, from among the approximately 1,600 works the museum has acquired thus far. This edition will feature artists’ endeavors to re-examine traditional concepts of art. Meanwhile, the Special Feature “An Inner Landscape Ⅱ: Symbols and Abstractions” turns attention to the abstract in contemporary art, and shows how artists have depicted the world in “imagined landscapes,” with a focus on postwar Japanese art.

artists

●Collection Highlights

Richard Long Joseph Beuys Marcel Broodthaers
Saburo Muraoka Tatsuo Kawaguchi Shigeo Toya
Koji Enokura Chieo Senzaki

●Special Feature: An Inner LandscapeⅡ―Symbols and Abstractions

Kurt Schwitters Jean Arp Kenzo Okada
Takeo Yamaguchi Tadashi Kaminagai Masao Haitani
Yukio Tsuchiya Shu Takahashi Hiroshi Akana
Kei Sato Akira Baba Gyoji Nomiyama
Kosai Hori Hideyuki Nagasawa Koshiro Onchi
Tetsuro Komai Isamu Noguchi Louise Nevelson
Tetsumi Kudo Yayoi Kusama Tomoharu Murakami
Mokuma Kikuhata Tadashi Sugimata Toshimitsu Imai
Tatsuoki Nanbata Hideko Fukushima Natsuyuki Nakanishi
Kazumi Nakamura Yukie Ishikawa Kenjiro Okazaki

*Admission to the Collection Exhibition is free on October 22, 2019, the day the “Ceremony of the Enthronement of His Majesty the Emperor at the State Hall” will take place.

Saburo Muraoka, Oxygen (Vibration)-Memory, 1990

Kurt Schwitters, Farbiges "S",
1941-42

Koshiro Onchi, Beach, 1936 (1987)