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Yasse Tabuchi, Indian Summer IV, 1990
Museum collection

The Museum of Modern Art, Hayama

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


Yasse Tabuchi

8 April - 21 May 2006

Yasse TABUCHI (Tabuchi Yasukazu, 1921- ) has been living in France since 1951 and continues to create paintings full of sensuality and colour. Before he left for France, he had already taken part in avant-garde artist's society and had been one of the promising figures. For the first few years of his stay in France, rather than to paint, he had preferred to explore the origins of occidental culture through numerous voyages and witnessing the primal images in medieval and antique relics. It had also been an voyage of self reflection.He had then settled down in Paris and started to working on oil paintings. He had made acquaintances with Asger JORN and Pierre ALECHINSKY of the COBRA group and with numerous European movements, but his style deepened of its own accord passing through several stages of evolution. Having exhibited in France, Denmark, Belgium and other European countries as well as Japan, his fame is now world-wide. His career is filled with light emitted from the depth of his paintings.
  This exhibition is his retrospect covering his early periods in France till today. Visitors are welcome to savour the 90 paintings in order to understand the entirety and the true value of this internationally acclaimed painter.

[Related programs]

1. "Yasse Tabuchi: The character of his painting" by MINEMURA Toshiaki (art critic)
Sunday, 23 April, 14.00-16.00

2. "Artist talks" by Yasse TABUCHI with OTA Yasuto (The Museum of Modern Art, Kamakura & Hayama)
Sunday, 30 April, 14.00-16.00

3. "The power of the images in the ancient and medieval art: with Yasse Tabuchi" by KOIKE Hisako (art historian, professor of Kokugakuin University)
Sunday, 14 May, 14.00-16.00

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"Tabuchi Lectures" 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 900 yen (800 yen)
Under 20 and Students 750 yen (650 yen)
65 and over 450 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.