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Untitled 1994 [install view at The Museum of Modern Art, Hayama, September 2012]

Untitled 1994
[install view at The Museum of Modern Art, Hayama, September 2012]
Photo: Tadasu Yamamoto

The Museum of Modern Art, Hayama

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




3 November 2012 - 14 January 2013

Tadaaki Kuwayama (1932- ) moved to United States in 1958, where has been producing work from his studio in New York ever since. At the beginning of the 1960s, Kuwayama created monochromatic, geometric forms in acrylic on canvas and achieved critical acclaim as one of the leading artists of the 1960s and 1970s, an era defined by Minimalism.
    Since the 1990s, Kuwayama has been creating installations of industrial materials arranged at regular intervals, be they Bakelite panels mounted on the wall or aluminum elements placed on the floor—works that engage with the entire space in which they are shown. These spaces, awash in the tranquil light reflected by the metallic colors of his works, are an experiment in creating a new realm of art.
    Kuwayama realized the concept for these installations for the first time in 1995, for a solo exhibition in Reutlingen, Germany, and he developed it subsequently exhibitions held all over the world. Based on meticulous plans, these works are not a representation of a subject but are intended as pure experience of art.
    A continuation of his solo exhibitions at the Nagoya City Art Museum in 2010, the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, in 2011, and the National Museum of Art, Osaka, in 2011, this show presents five site-specific installations of varying scales that Kuwayama has created for the museum’s five exhibition spaces, and this is the first time his new works in titanium are being shown in Japan. Upon entering these spaces, visitors will find themselves in the midst of an experience unlike any they have had before. We hope viewers will immerse themselves in the latest results of Kuwayama’s fifty-year exploration of art.

[Artist Talk]
KUWAYAMA Tadaaki will give an artist's talk at Hayama on the opening day of his solo-exhibition.
(Only available in Japanese)

Saturday, 3 November 2012 13.00-14.30
HAYAMA, Auditorium
No bookings needed, first 70 applicants, free

"Transmission and Sympathy: about the space of Tadaaki Kuwayama"
HAYASHI Michio, professor at the Sophia Unibersity, art historian and art critic, will talk about Kuwayama's work through a perspective of American art after World War II.(only available in Japanese)

Saturday, 24 November 2012 14.00-15.30
HAYAMA, Auditorium
Booking needed, first 70 applicants, free
Please apply via FAX or E-mail with event title, your name, address, E-mail address and Tel/Fax number.
FAX:046-875-2968 /

[Curator's Talk]
Exhibition curator will talk about this exhibition in the gallery. (Only available in Japanese)

Friday/Holiday, 23 November 2012
Saturday, 15 December 2012
Sunday, 13 January 2013
No bookings needed, free with exhibition ticket


Mondays(except for 24 December 2012 and 14 January 2013), 29 December 2012 - 3 January 2013

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
High school students 100 yen

  • 20 or more persons' group are reduction charge in brackets.
  • Students under junior high school age are no charge. Disabled visitors are also no charge.
  • "Family Communication Day" - reduced entry for all family members (except for 65 and over) accompanied by children under 18 on the first Sunday of every month.
  • "Free admission on 17 November" - To celebrate the anniversary of the opening of our museum, the admission to all exhibitions of The Museum of Modern Art, Kamakura & Hayama is free on Saturday, 17 November.