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The Museum of Modern Art, Hayama

2208-1, Isshiki, Hayama, Kanagawa 240-0111
Tel. +81 46 875 2800



3 June - 30 July 2006

Cosponsored by the Fondation Alberto et Annette Giacometti, Paris, this exhibition introduces the entirety of Alberto GIACOMETTI (1901-1966), an exceptional explorer of 20th century art. It focuses especially on his point of contact with the Japanese philosopher, YANAIHARA Isaku (1918-1989) who was his model and recorder.
    Giacometti has spent all his life pursuing the impossibly difficult - to express exactly what he saw with his eyes. Figures as thin as needles, personage that comes out of the gray background, these extremely original images found during his search have left a mark in 20th century art and engraved his name in its history.
    For this exhibition, over 140 works of sculptures, oil paintings and dessins as well as newly discovered documents has been gathered to convey the entirety of the artist, some of which are on display for the first time. Artworks by Giacometti which represents Yanaihara as model has not been well known till today, but with the cooperation of the Giacometti foundation, we are able to publicly exhibit 9 oil paintings and 2 plaster sculptures portraying Yanaihara, and includes one particular portrait which has never been exhibited before. We would like to mention that the oil painting "Portrait of Yanaihara I" owned by the Pompidou center will only be exhibited at the Kanagawa museum of modern art. Also on display are the desseins left at the family house of Yanaihara and a sculpture presented as a personal gift to USAMI Eiji who was an expert in French literature and poet, all of which are now part of the museum collection.

[Related programs]

1. Sunday, 4 June, 14.00-16.00
Lecturer: Ms. Veronique Wiesinger, Director of Foundation Alberto et Annette Giacometti, Paris
The talk will be in French with consecutive translation into Japanese.

2. Sunday, 25 June, 14.00-16.00
Lecturer: TAKEDA Akihiko, Art critic, Giacometti research

3. Saturday, 1 July, 14.00-16.00
Lecturer: YAMANASHI Toshio, Director of the Museum of Modern Art, Kamakura & Hayama

4. Three cornered talk/ Saturday, 22 July, 14.00-16.00
Prof. KOBAYASHI Yasuo, Univ. of Tokyo
Prof. MATSUURA Hisao, Tokyo Univ. of Foreign Studies
YAMANASHI Toshio, Director of the Museum of Modern Art, Kamakura & Hayama

Venue: HAYAMA, Auditorium
70 seats for each lecture, admission free, booking needed
Send a Fax with your Name, Address, Tel/Fax number to:
The Museum of Modern Art, Hayama Fax:046-875-2968

Gallery talk
Thursday, 27 April
Thursday, 11 May
Free with exhibition ticket, no bookings needed, meet in the foyer



Museum hours

9:30-17:00 (the last admission at 16:30)


Adults 1,200 yen (1,100 yen)
Under 20 and Students 1,050 yen (950 yen)
65 and over 600 yen

  • 20 or more persons' group are reduction charge in brackets.
  • Students under high school age are no charge. Disabled visitors are also no charge.


The Museum of Modern Art, Kamakura & Hayama
The Tokyo Shimbun
Foundation Alberto et Annette Giacometti, Paris

With the patronage of:

Ambassade de France au Japon
Ambassade de Suisse au Japon


Nissha Printing Co., Ltd.

With the Cooperation of: