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KAMAKURA ANNEX Current & Upcoming Exhibitions


KAMAKURA ANNEX June 9, 2020 – July 5, 2020

[Reopen on June 9, 2020]Museum Collection: Giving Forms to Daily Life

What do the nonchalant expressions of works depicting casual scenes in daily life signify? What effect do the artists, who spend day after day painting and creating, and the works they have accumulated have? Mainly paintings, drawings, and three-dimensional works from our collection have been chosen from several viewpoints regarding production and (non-) routine. Experience encounters with images extracted from a world you are already familiar with and which appeal to your senses.


KAMAKURA ANNEX January 30, 2021 – April 18, 2021

philia — KON Michiko

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 working based in Kamakura for forty years.
Image: Kon Michiko, Cocoons Girl, 2017, Collection of the artist. ©Kon Michiko, Courtesy of PGI