Special ExhibitionTHE WORLD IS STRANGE!: THE MANGA AND PAINTINGS OF TIGER TATEISHI AND YUICHI YOKOYAMA


Tiger Tateishi (aka Tateishi Tiger aka Koichi Tateishi; 1941-1998) started his career as an artist when he showed his work in the 15th Yomiuri Independent Exhibition in 1963. He began to draw cartoons in 1965 and before long was doing series for newspapers and magazines, establishing his name as a manga artist. In 1969, after moving to Milan, Tateishi introduced the spilt-frame technique used in manga to painting, and produced work that incorporated narrative and temporal elements.
Yuichi Yokoyama (b. 1967), who studied oil painting in university, spent some time searching for his own style while depicting landscapes and human figures using house paint on plywood boards. As an illustrator, he made his publishing debut with New Engineering in 2004. Yokoyama’s works, known as “neo-manga,” lacking any clear narrative development. They depict hostile and meaningless acts performed by multiple characters, and mysterious objects in the process of moving and changing, giving rise to a pure temporal flow.
This exhibition features Tateishi’s original manga pictures from the 1960s to the 1980s as well as his oil paintings, including some with split frames. It also features Yokoyama’s early paintings, his latest work, Iceland, and original manga pictures that were made especially for this event. While referencing the world we live in, both Tateishi and Yokoyama boldly reveal another world without ever dragging reality into it. At the same time, the humor generated by what initially seems to be an “anything-goes” situation, punctuated by the cryptic conversations and nonsensical actions of the residents of this strange, absurd world, provide us with an opportunity to reexamine our own world.

Exhibition flyer(PDF:1.86MB)

Date October 28, 2016 – January 22, 2017
Hours 10:00-17:00 (Last admission 16:30)
Closed Mondays (except January 2 and 9),December 27 – January 1,4 and 10
Admission Adults 1,030 (820) yen, University students 720 (620) yen,
High school students and seniors [65 and over] 510 (410) yen
*Figures in parentheses: Advance purchase and groups of 30 or more
*Junior high school students and younger: Free admission
*Nov.3(Culture Day): Free admission
Organized by Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, The Chugoku Shimbun
Supported by Hiroshima Prefecture, Hiroshima Municipal Board of Education, Hiroshima FM Broad Casting Co., Ltd.,
Onomichi FM Broad Casting Co., Ltd.
In cooperation with YAMAMOTOGENDAI, URANO, NANZUKA

Related Programs *Conducted in Japanese

Neo-manga produced live on-site!

Date&Time: Friday October 28 and Saturday October 29, 13:00-16:30
*Ticket to the exhibition necessary

Special Conversation 1

Date&Time: Saturday November 26, 14:00-15:30
Speakers: Kazuo Amano (Art critic) and Yuichi Yokoyama
Venue: Entrance
Capacity:80
*No reservation required

Manga workshop

Date&Time: Sunday November 27, 14:00-15:30
Instructor: Yuichi Yokoyama
Admission:500yen
Capacity:30
Open to junior high school students and older
*Booking necessary (Participants may be selected by lottery if necessary.)

Special Conversation 2

Date&Time: Saturday January 14, 14:00-16:00
Speakers: Fumiko (Tateishi) Ichige and Noi Sawaragi (Art critic)
Capacity:100
*Ticket stub from the exhibition necessary
*No reservation required

Gallery Talks by Curator

Date&Time: Saturday October 29 and December 17, 14:00-15:00
Commentary on the works by the curator of the exhibition.
*Ticket to the exhibition necessary
*No reservation required

Tiger Tateishi Sphinx of Alamo, 1966
Collection of Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo
©Tiger TATEISHI

Yuichi Yokoyama Hunter,2016
©Yuichi Yokoyama

Tiger Tateishi Micro Fuji,1984
Collection of Mori Art Museum
©Tiger TATEISHI

Yuichi Yokoyama Volcano,2016
©Yuichi Yokoyama

Yokoyama Yuichi Duel,1995
Courtesy of URANO
©Yuichi Yokoyama

Tiger Tateishi SEA,included in The Tora No Maki published in 1982
Courtesy of YAMAMOTO GENDAI
©Tiger TATEISHI