Part 1: Our Ninety Years: 1923-2013
Part 2: Acts of Sculpture-Use, Capture, Create
Part One (first floor) is entitled “Our 90 Years: 1923-2013.” Through representative works in the museum’s collection, we look at the creative endeavors of artists in the 90 years since the Great Kanto Earthquake and consider the territories they have explored in their works.
Part Two (third floor) is entitled “Acts of Sculpture—Use, Capture, Create.” Here, we display sculptural works in our collection from the perspective of sculptural actions. Although “sculpture” is conventionally associated with verbs such as carve, chisel, and model, sculptural works since the 1960s are perhaps more properly seen in terms of the actions of “use” and “capture.” We look primarily at Eri Takayanagi, Motohiro Tomii, and Teppei Kaneuji—three artists who have drawn attention since the late 1990s with works using objects to compel us to think about sculptural acts and attitudes. Works by these artists in our collection are displayed alongside works provided especially for this exhibition.
Then, to trace the sculptural attitudes of these artists back to an earlier period, we also display works in our collection from the 1960s and ‘70s—photographic works by Hitoshi Nomura, Koji Enokura, and Dennis Oppenheim, and sculptures by Carl Andre and Gilberto Zorio. Thus, through sculptures recent and past, we show the potential of the new territories these artists have pioneered.
Takeshiro Kanokogi, Hiroshi Yoshida, On Kawara, Yutaka Bito, Noboru Omiya,Shinjiro Okamoto, Yayoi Kusama, Koichi Kurita, Roy Lichtenstein…
Eri Takayanagi, Motohiro Tomii, Teppei Kaneuji, Hitoshi Nomura, Koji Enokura, Carl Andre, Gilberto Zorio, Gilbert & George…
||Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Collection Gallery
||October 3(Thu) – January 19 (Sun), 2014
*Last admittance to the exhibition gallery- 30 minutes before closing.
||Mondays (except for Oct.14, Nov.4, Dec.23, and Jan.13),Oct.15, Nov.5, Dec.24, Dec.28 - Jan.1, and Jan.14
||Adults 500 yen, College & University Students 400 yen, High School & Adults over 65- 250 yen, Free for under Junior High & Exhibition ticket holders
“Tokyo Art Meeting(Ⅳ) BUNNY SMASH - design to touch the world”
||MOT Curators take you behind the scenes of MOT collection. (Every second Thursday from 15:30 during the exhibition period)
Tours will only be held in Japanese.
Please buy a ticket prior to participating the tour.
Autumn in the Hyakkaen Garden
"Twelve Scenes of Tokyo",
Teppei Kaneuji, White Discharge
(Built-up Objects) #4, 2009,
white heat 1997-2009
Photo: Keizo Kioku
Ornament Set, 2002
photo: Nobuko Shiga
Worship of Magi (Holy Landscapes Series)
table of pencils, 2010
photo: Masaru Yanagiba