MOT Collection
Part 1: Our Ninety Years: 1923-2013
Part 2: Chronicle 1966- | Expanded Vision

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) presents "Chronicle," a series that casts light on the issues of post-war Japanese art in the context of specific periods. This time, in our fourth installment, we take "seeing" as a theme in focusing on the late 1960s, when the concepts of art and "art viewing" were rethought and expanded in scope. This period saw a succession of artworks using fluorescent paint or pulsating lights to powerfully stimulate the visual sense, works incorporating design and technology, and works that viewers themselves complete through their participation. Such works were not only visually captivating, they also prompted varying actions and gave viewers themselves a new sense of connection with art. Part Two looks closely at these developments of the late 1960s, which still now inform contemporary art trends, with the inclusion of newly acquired artworks in our collection.
As a special exhibit, we present Tomoko Shioyasu's work BIRTH in a gallery of our third floor exhibition space. This immense paper-cut tapestry, created especially for MOT, will draw visitors into a world of light and shadow.


On Kawara, Takeshiro Kanokogi, Noboru Omiya, Yutaka Bito, Shinjiro Okamoto, Yayoi Kusama, Koichi Kurita, Roy Lichtenstein...


Ushio Shinohara, Nobuaki Kojima, Tadanori Yokoo, Ay-O, Tomio Miki, Katsuhiro Yamaguchi, Masunobu Yoshimura...

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From left to right, top to bottom : Shinjiro Okamoto, Gogh Laughing, 1966/Ushio Shinohara,Title Unknown [Oiran series],c.1966/Tadanori Yokoo, Bride, 1966/Yutaka Bito, Homeward Journey, 1953/Katsunori Yamaguchi, Relation of C,1965 Photo: Yasuyuki Ogura

Please download List of Works from below LINK.

List of Works.pdf

Exhibition Information


February 15(Sat) - May 11 (Sun), 2014


Mondays (except for May 5), May 7(Wed)


*Last admission to the exhibition gallery floor is at 17:30


Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Collection Gallery 1F, 3F


Adult: ¥500
College & University Students: ¥400
High School & Adults over 65: ¥250
Free for under Junior High & Exhibition ticket holders
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From Kiyosumi-Shirakawa Station on the Hanzomon Line: 9min. walk from the B2 exit.
From Kiyosumi-Shirakawa Station on the Toei Oedo Line: 13min. walk from the A3 exit.
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+81-3-5245-4111(General Information)
+81-3-5405-8686(Hello Dial)

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