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HAYAMA November 27, 2021 – January 30, 2022

Kijuro YahagiNew Ways of Meeting the World

Admitted by Reservation from January 21. See our Timed-entry reservation page.
The schedule could be changed to prevent the further spreading of COVID-19.We apologize for any inconvenience caused, and seek your kind understanding and cooperation.
 
Kijuro Yahagi (b. 1952) is known for his multi-faceted, deeply contemplative approach spanning a broad range of fields, from photography, sculpture, and architecture to criticism. His reputation extended internationally, as seen from his solo exhibition "Hidden Japan" touring 103 venues across 67 countries for 14 years, and his participation in art festivals around the world. Here, through a selection of his key works, we consider his thirty-five-year long career, based upon thinking visually, finding fresh and intelligent and fresh ways of considering the world, and passing these on to others.

Image: Kijuro Yahagi, Space of Magnetic Vision, 2014, Private collection

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HAYAMA November 27, 2021 – January 30, 2022

Illustrated Books by Henri MatisseFrom Museum Collection

Admitted by Reservation from January 21. See our Timed-entry reservation page.
The schedule could be changed to prevent the further spreading of COVID-19. We apologize for any inconvenience caused, and seek your kind understanding and cooperation.
 
Here we present two books by Henri Matisse (1869-1954): Jazz (1947) with stencilled illustrations; and his book of lithograph prints, Poèmes de Charles d'Orléans (1950). These illustrated books, wonderfully showcasing Matisse’s lucid line drawings and vivid approach to colouration, were acquired by nihon-ga artist Hōshun Yamaguchi. In this exhibition we introduce these books, introduced into the museum collection as part of the Hōshun Yamaguchi library, alongside copies of the French art review, Verve.

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KAMAKURA ANNEX November 23, 2021 – January 30, 2022

philia — KON Michiko

Admitted by Reservation from January 21. See our Timed-entry reservation page.
The schedule could be changed to prevent the further spreading of COVID-19.We apologize for any inconvenience caused, and seek your kind understanding and cooperation.
 
The photographer KON Michiko (b. 1955) creates visionary images by means of unique concepts and methods in which everyday materials such as fish, vegetables, shoes, and hats are curiously combined and printed on photographic paper. Her worldview rich in detailed composition and poetic evocation has been highly acclaimed in Japan and abroad including The 16th Kimura Ihei Photography Award (1991). This is the first solo exhibition of Kon’s works to be held in a Japanese art museum and it traces the career of this photographer who has been workng based in Kamakura for forty years.
 
Image: Kon Michiko, Sister Bambi, 2017, Collection of the artist. ©Kon Michiko, Courtesy of PGI

Coming

HAYAMA February 12, 2022 – April 3, 2022

Hiroshi OkutaniTowards Infinity

The schedule could be changed to prevent the further spreading of COVID-19. We apologize for any inconvenience caused, and seek your kind understanding and cooperation.
 
This exhibition showcases the work of the oil painter Hiroshi Okutani (b. 1934), a member of the Dokuritsu Bijutsu Kyokai [Independent Art Association] and the Japan Art Academy, and awarded the Order of Culture in 2017. Born in Sukumo in Kochi, Okutani studied under Takeshi Hayashi at Tokyo University of the Arts, going onto develop his own unique style of figurative painting that combines tense compositions and bold colouration with intricate brushwork and thinly layered paint. From his diverse oeuvre, whose subject matter ranges from cultural monuments to family portraits, this exhibition presents around 80 works, including those hitherto unseen, along with a selection of printed materials to give a sense of the full range of this artist of seemingly infinite possibility.
 
Image: Hiroshi Okutani, Self-Portrait in a Mirror and Bones, 1975, Museum collection

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KAMAKURA ANNEX February 12, 2022 – April 17, 2022

Looking at Katsuhiro YamaguchiThrough his Diaries, 1945-1955

The schedule could be changed to prevent the further spreading of COVID-19. We apologize for any inconvenience caused, and seek your kind understanding and cooperation.
 
In the period immediately after the Second World War, Katsuhiro Yamaguchi (1928–2018) was a trailblazer who pioneered a new kind of Japanese media art. This exhibition draws upon new discoveries elicited by recent research into Yamaguchi’s diaries, painting a fuller picture of his enquiries into overseas art movements, the formation of the artist group Jikken Kobo [Experimental Workshop], and their activities with APN. These are presented alongside the works of fellow artists such as Shozo Kitadai, Fukushima Hideko and Kiyoji Otsuji, and related materials. We also investigate the birth and development of Yamaguchi’s seminal early Vitrines series.
 
Image: Katsuhiro Yamaguchi/Kiyoji Otsuji, APN No. 7, 1953-54/2002, Museum collection

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