Twentieth Anniversary Special MOT Collection

Chronicle 1995-

To commemorate the museum's twentieth anniversary in fiscal year 2014, we will hold special exhibitions divided into three stages.

1995, when the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo first opened its doors, was the year of the Great Hanshin Earthquake and the Aum Tokyo Subway Attack, and it is often pointed out that throughout the years following the collapse of the bubble economy and the ensuing social unease, this year marked a critical juncture in Japan's cultural flow that continues to the present day. In the field of contemporary art new works are continuously being born, the infrastructure to support them is gradually becoming established and it is possible to look at this year as being a turning point. The exhibition will be organized in two sections; the first will look at what happened in 1995 using the museum's collect ions and introducing the museum's opening exhibition to further analyze this period of time. The second section will look at the expression of artists who began their activities subsequent to 1995, introducing a summary of the museum's young artist collection. Presenting a bird's-eye view starting from 1995, we will trace the museum's twenty years of the activities while presenting a perspective from which to consider the continuing scene.


about 1995
Takashi HOMMA, Kyoichi TSUZUKI, Shinro OHTAKE, Makoto AIDA, O JUN, Kenji YANOBE,
Noritoshi HIRAKAWA, Tsuyoshi OZAWA, Oscar OIWA, Nobuhiko NUKATA, Takanobu KOBAYASHI,
Yoshitomo NARA, Tam OCHIAI, Hiroshi SUGITO, Naofumi MARUYAMA, Tomoko YONEDA,

after 1995
Motohiko ODANI, Takashi ISHIDA, Yuken TERUYA, Koki TANAKA, Kohei NAWA, Izumi KATO,
Mika KATO, Koichi TABATA, Takehito KOGANEZAWA, Meiro KOIZUMI, Chim↑Pom,
Finger Pointing Worker, Kota TAKEUCHI, Zon ITO, Teppei KANEUJI, Yusuke ASAI,
Motohiro TOMII, Chihiro MORI, Masaya CHIBA, Taro IZUMI, Ryouko AOKI, Masakatsu TAKAGI

ozawajizoing011_450.jpg img_Seeing_Is_Believing_300.jpgTakashiHomma_300.jpg

From left to right, top to bottom :
Tsuyoshi Ozawa, Jizoing, Kamikuisshiki Village, August 10,1995, 1995
Kazuhiko Hachiya, Seeing is Believing, 1996, Collection of the artist, Photo by Kunio Oshima
Takashi Homma, TOKYO SUBURBIA: Makuhari Bay Town, Chiba, 1995-1998

Please download the List of Works from the link below.

List of Works.pdf

Exhibition Information


June 7(Sat) - August 31 (Sun), 2014


Mondays (except for July 21), July 22


*Jul.18, 25, Aug.1, 8, 15, 22, 29 (Fridays) is open until 21:00
Last admission to the gallery floor & last ticket purchase is 30minutes before the closing hour.


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


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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