MOT Collection: Journals vol.2


The exhibition “MOT Collection: Journals vol.2” will be closed from Wed 12 January, 2022 in order to prevent further spread of COVID-19. Click here for details.


The Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo houses approximately 5,500 artworks in its extensive collection, which spans the modern and contemporary periods with a focus on art of the postwar years. Each installment of the “MOT Collection exhibition introduces artworks in the collection from various themes and angles in its effort to convey the diverse appeal of contemporary art.

Under the title, “Journals, artworks created daily against the backdrop of the Covid-19 pandemic that transformed our lives, the Olympics held upon a global scale, and the ordinary day-to-day, are presented across two floors in the form of an anthology comprising a wide variety of artists.

Chim↑Pom’s May, 2020,Tokyo (Okubo Station) - Drawing a Blueprint - (on exhibit until late January 2022), as well as print works Quarantine Series and Zeus: the God of Olympia by Oscar OIWA (all on special exhibit) will be presented on this occasion along with a selection of approximately 100 works by artists including KOU Kana [YOSHIDA Kana] (feature exhibit), KAWARA On, Fluxus artists (SHIOMI Mieko [Chieko], Nam June PAIK, etc.), MISHIMA Kimiyo, KWAK Duck Jun, OTA Saburo, KOBAYASHI Masato, Christian BOLTANSKI, Apichatpong WEERASETHAKUL, and others. Through this extensive and eclectic showcasing of works, the exhibition serves to illuminate the society in which we live, our daily lives, and the memories that surround them.

*Some of the exhibited works are on continued display from the previous installment of the “MOT Collection exhibition (July 17 October 17, 2021).
*Chim↑Pom’s May, 2020, Tokyo will be replaced with a different work in late January 2022.
*Please be informed that the contents of the exhibit may be subject to change.

List of Works

  • MISHIMA Kimiyo, [Title unknown], 1971

  • SHIOMI Mieko [Chieko], Spatial Poem No.3 "Falling Event - a fluxcalender", 1968/1992
    Photo: Shizune Shiigi

  • KOBAYASHI Masato, Flash #13, 2005

  • KWAK Duck Jun, Reagan II and Kwak, 1985

  • Oscar OIWA, Zeus, the God of Olympia, 2019
    Collection of the Artist Courtesy of the Japan Foundation / Maison de la culture du Japon à Paris

  • Oscar OIWA, Back in My Studio, 2020
    ©OSCAR OIWA Collection of Art Front Gallery

  • Chim↑Pom, May, 2020, Tokyo (Okubo Station) - Drawing a Blueprint –, 2020
    Courtesy of the artist and ANOMALY
    Photo: Kenji Morita

  • KOU Kana [YOSHIDA Kana], A Secret of Hanasuwa Island, 2013
    Private Collection (Installation view, Setouchi Triennale 8 Shodoshima, 2013-19)
    Photo: Takahashi Kimito


Oscar OIWA, OTA Saburo, KWAK Duck Jun, KAWARA On, KOU Kana [YOSHIDA Kana], KOBAYASHI Masato, Chim↑Pom, FUKUDA Naoyo, MISHIMA Kimiyo, FLUXUS (SHIOMI Mieko [Chieko], Nam June PAIK, Peter MOORE, ONO Yoko), Christian BOLTANSKI, Marlene DUMAS, Rebecca HORN, Sam Taylor=Johnson [Wood], David HOCKNEY, Apichatpong WEERASETHAKUL


Exhibition Period

Sat. 13 November 2021 – Wed. 23 February 2022
*MOT Collection will be temporary closed from Wed 12 January, 2022 in order to prevent further spread of COVID-19.


Mondays (except 10 Jan., 21 Feb. 2022), 28 Dec. 2021– 1 Jan., 11 Jan., 12 Jan. 2022 -

Opening Hours

10:00-18:00 (Tickets available until 30 minutes before closing.)


Adults – 500yen University & College Students – 400yen High School Students, Over 65 – 250yen Free for under Junior High School Students & Temporary Exhibition tickets holders

* Tickets for the ”Viva Video! The Art and Life of Shigeko Kubota, "Christian Marclay Translating" "EUGENE STUDIO After the rainbow" and the Combined Tickets also include admission to the “MOT Collection” exhibition.
* Children younger than elementary school age need to be accompanied by a guardian.
* Persons with a Physical Disability Certificate, Intellectual Disability Certificate, Intellectual Disability Welfare Certificate, or Atomic Bomb Survivor Welfare Certificate as well as up to two attendants are admitted free of charge.


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

Organized by

Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo operated by Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture

* All programs are subject to change.

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