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HAYAMA June 25, 2022 – October 10, 2022

Alec SothGathered Leaves

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This is the first solo exhibition of works by Alec Soth (b. 1969), who leads the world of contemporary photography in the US, to be held in Japan. Based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, he plans elaborate projects involving continuous travel. His unique works, which, while carrying on the tradition of documentary style, are full of poetic tranquility, have received international acclaim. An exhibition of the same title ranging from his early works to his latest and composed of five best-known series treating America as the theme is currently touring the world. However, here, the connection between image and concept is explored through a selection of works chosen exclusively for Japan.
 
Image: Alec Soth, Charles, Vasa, Minnesota, from the series "Sleeping by the Mississippi", 2002 ©Alec Soth

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KAMAKURA ANNEX September 17, 2022 – January 9, 2023

OKI Junko: The Exposed

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This is the first solo exhibition at an art museum of works by OKI Junko (b.1963), who creates unique works employing the method of embroidery. With the thread her mother had left as a start, Oki began embroidering without a teacher. Via an initial period of embroidering on clothes and bags, in recent years, she has been producing works transcending genres such as painting and sculpture and presenting her works energetically in Japan and abroad. This exhibition provides a full view of her creative work from rare early works to representative embroidered works, new works, and an installation.
 
Image: The new work in production, in January 2022 by Oki Junko/ photo and ©2022 Oki Junko

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HAYAMA October 22, 2022 – January 22, 2023

Man Ray and the Women

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Man Ray (1890–1976) was a leading artist of the twentieth century. Transcending genres such as paintings, objects, and films, he was particularly in pursuit of the potentials of photography as a new medium. While producing experimental expressions by means of rayograph and solarization, he recorded the Dada and Surrealist movements he took part in and undertook portraits and fashion photography, too. Shedding light on the “women” captured by Man Ray’s camera, through approximately 230 works, the trajectory of his photographic works and how Man Ray was received in Japan are examined.
 
Image: Man Ray, Sleeping Woman, Solarization, 1929, printed later, Private collection / Photo Marc Domage, Courtesy Association Internationale Man Ray, Paris / © MAN RAY 2015 TRUST / ADAGP, Paris & JASPAR, Tokyo, 2021 G2698

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HAYAMA October 22, 2022 – January 22, 2023

NAITO Rei, Tout animal est dans le monde comme de l’eau à l’intérieur de l’eau, 2002From the Museum Collection

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Grace, which NAITO Rei (b. 1961) presented at her solo exhibition at our Kamakura museum in 2009, was acquired by the museum and put on permanent display overlooking the Heike Pond until the main building was closed in 2016. Thereafter, while taking in the space and nature in our Hayama museum, the artist has been pondering the stance of this work. It is seven years since Grace was last shown. Together with works displayed at the solo exhibition in 2009 and new works, a new “Tout animal est dans le monde comme de l’eau à l’intérieur de l’eau” will emerge in Hayama.
 
Image: NAITO Rei, Grace, installation at the Museum of Modern Art, Kamakura, 2009, Museum collection. photo: Hatakeyama Naoya

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HAYAMA February 4, 2023 – April 9, 2023

Yokoo Tatsuhiko

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YOKOO Tatsuhiko (1928–2015) is a painter who worked coming and going between Japan and Europe. He held his first solo exhibition in Switzerland in 1965. From then on, he achieved fame for his visionary paintings inspired by the Bible and mythology. From the 1980s onwards, he set up his base in Germany, where, influenced by Rudolf Steiner (1861-1925) and Zen thought, he incorporated meditation into his work and unfolded abstract paintings alluding to calligraphy. As this artist’s first retrospective in Japan, his artistic career is surveyed mainly through the works which were left in his studio in Japan.
 
Image: Yokoo Tatsuhiko, Apocalypse: Gog and Magog, 1977, Kitakyushu Municipal Museum of Art

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HAYAMA February 4, 2023 – April 9, 2023

Copper Engravings by Georges RouaultFrom the Museum Collection

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In conjunction with the retrospective of works by YOKOO Tatsuhiko, introduced here are copper engravings by Georges Rouault (1871–1958), by whom Yokoo was influenced. The profound works produced by repeatedly incising and hatching a copperplate, onto which the image has been photoengraved, are brimming with the deep spirituality with which Rouault pursued depths of the human mind. Shown here are Miserere (1922-27, published in 1948), a series of master monochrome copper engravings inspired by the death of Rouault’s father and World War I, and Passion (1936), which depicts the sufferings of Christ.
 
Image: Georges Rouault, Miserere, No.1, Miserere mei, Deus, secundum magnam misericordiam tuam., 1923, Museum collection (Mochizuki Tomiaki Collection)

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KAMAKURA ANNEX January 21, 2023 – April 16, 2023

Beautiful BooksPublications by Yukawa Shobō and Prints from the Museum Collection

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Yukawa Shobō was established by YUKAWA Seiichi (1937–2008) in 1969. Based in Osaka and then Kyoto, it published limited-edition books. The elaborate printing, design, and binding of the books this publisher produced enchanted many a bibliophile until the business closed in 2008. The charms of unique books produced in collaboration with enthusiastic artists such as the print artists OKADA Roshiw (b. 1949) and KARASAWA Hitoshi (b. 1950) or the textile artist MOCHIZUKI Michiaki (b. 1953) are presented through recent acquisitions. In addition, focusing on the relation between letters and pictures in print, there is also a display of wood engravings by KARASAWA Hitoshi.
 
Image: MOCHIZUKI Michiaki, oedipus, 1981, Yukawa Shobō, Museum collection

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