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Current

HAYAMA July 13, 2019 – September 8, 2019

YUNOKI Samiro: Choju Giga

Textile artist Yunoki Samiro (b. 1922) began to pursue the craft of dyeing immediately after the end of the Second World War, after encountering mingei, or Japanese folk craft. For over seventy years now, he has been working in lavish colors and shapes to portray the little joys that come from everyday interactions with the world and the objects around us. His world of creation doesn’t stop at textiles, either, extending also to picture books, prints, and three-dimensional pieces. In this exhibition, we look at his current activities, including his work based on the twelfth and thirteenth century scrolls Chōjū giga [‘Scrolls of Frolicking Animals’], the original of his picture book Ame ni mo makezu [‘Undaunted Too by the Rain’] and the works in the museum’s collection.
Image: Yunoki Samiro, [f.l.t.r.] Jimon, 1987; Moe, 1992, Museum Collection, photo: Ueno Noriyuki

Current

HAYAMA July 13, 2019 – September 8, 2019

Beyond the Visible

Art has the power to seek out live beauty in the world and give it visible form. In search of new incarnations of that sensibility, we take a look at the work of five artists working in genres as diverse as painting, photography, installation, video, and dance, all of whose work is concerned with what is felt beyond the realm of the visible by eyes, spirits and bodies located in contemporary spaces. Featuring work by Ichinose Chihiro (b. 1975), Sakai Yukina (b. 1985), Shiraishi Yuko (b. 1956), Tsugami Miyuki (b. 1973), and Mitake Isa (b. 1956).

Image: Shiraishi Yuko, Moon Drop, 1996, Courtesy: SHIGERU YOKOTA GALLERY

Coming

HAYAMA September 21, 2019 – December 25, 2019

KAJ FRANCKGEOMETRY

One of the most highly esteemed designers in Finland, Kaj Franck (1911-1989) has been called "the good conscience of Finnish design" for bringing into the world a range of everyday items rich with functional beauty. This exhibition, his first major solo show in Japan, will display around 150 of his key works with the intention of building up a complete picture of Franck as a designer. We will also be displaying photographs Franck took himself during a visit to Japan in the 1950s and other materials that will shine a light on the intrigue he felt towards Japan.

Image: Kaj Franck, Color Ring Plates, 1960s, Archive Collection of Tauno Tarna/ Photo: Rauno Träskelin

Coming

HAYAMA September 21, 2019 – December 25, 2019

From Museum CollectionSound to See, Color to Hear

There are works of art that set out to express sound visually. Some of them present scenes of people playing instruments and dancing, others incorporate scores and musical symbols, while still others have titles suggestive of musical pieces. We can hear the sounds of rain and wind from paintings depicting nature, or the din of the city from urban portraits. In this exhibition, we invite viewers to enjoy a range of pictures whose colors and forms resonate off one another, bringing us sensations akin to hearing harmony and rhythm.

Image: Asai Kan'emon, Dance of Rorile, 1936, Museum collection

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