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Current

HAYAMA September 18, 2021 – November 14, 2021

KAZUKI Yasuo: A Retrospective

Admitted by Reservation from September 18. See our Timed-entry reservation page.
The schedule could be changed to prevent the further spreading of COVID-19.


 
KAZUKI Yasuo (1911-1974) established an unshakeable reputation for himself in the world of post-war yōga painting with his Siberia series, depicting his experiences in the Pacific War and his internment in a Siberian POW camp. Including all 57 pieces from that series, this exhibition displays around 150 Kazuki’s works in chronological order, from work made at Tokyo School of Fine Arts through to his last years. Presenting his works from the Siberia series, often interpreted as an epic poem, alongside other works of his from the same time, provides a chance to see them in a new light; in introducing the artist’s oeuvre as a whole, we reveal a multifaceted charm that has previously been hidden behind the image of 'the Siberian painter'.
 
Image: Kazuki Yasuo, To the North, to the West, 1959, Yamaguchi Prefectural Art Museum

Current

HAYAMA September 18, 2021 – November 14, 2021

Landscapes of Memory From Museum Collection

Admitted by Reservation from September 18. See our Timed-entry reservation page.
The schedule could be changed to prevent the further spreading of COVID-19.


 
In tandem with the KAZUKI Yasuo retrospective showing simultaneously, we introduce related works from the museum collection, starting with those by FUJISHIMA Takeji who Kazuki tutored, and NOMIYAMA Gyoji and TAKAYAMA Tatsuo with whom he was friendly. Then there is SAWADA Tetsuro and MIYAZAKI Shin, also interred in Siberian POW camps like Kazuki, who left behind poignant works drawing on their memories. Considering also the works of artists such as MATSUMOTO Shunsuke and Aimitsu, whose works confront the issue of war with powerful intensity, and those like HAMADA Chimei who pioneered complex modes of expression that transcended their own painful experiences of military service, the exhibition ties together the unforgettable memories of many artists.
 
Image: Sawada Tetsuro, Siberian Funeral, 1948, Museum collection

Coming

HAYAMA November 27, 2021 – January 30, 2022

Kijuro YahagiNew Ways of Meeting the World

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 13 years, and his participation in art festivals around the world. Here, through a selection of his key works, we consider his forty-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

Coming

HAYAMA February 12, 2022 – April 3, 2022

Hiroshi OkutaniTowards Endlessness

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

Coming

HAYAMA November 27, 2021 – January 30, 2022

Illustrated Books by Henri MatisseFrom Museum Collection

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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