MOT Collection Part 3:

Present Day and in Times Past

― Multiple Perspectives


The Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo houses approximately 5,400 artworks in its extensive collection, which spans the modern and contemporary periods with a focus on art of the postwar years. In an aim to communicate the diverse appeal of contemporary art, each installment of the “MOT Collection” exhibition serves to introduce artworks in the collection from various themes and angles in order to offer visitors with an opportunity to engage with even the same works from various perspectives. The third installment introduces approximately 120 works spanning the 1930s until recent years, centering on donated pieces from amongst the 400 or so artworks collected during the museum’s closure for renovations. The exhibition contemplates the meaning behind the collection through multiple perspectives such as past and present, museum and collector.


ARAKI Takako, OKAMOTO Shinjiro, ONO Yoko, ONOSATO Toshinobu, KUSAMA Yayoi, SHINKAI Kakuo, SUEMATSU Masaki, SUZUKI Kenji, TOYOSHIMA Yasuko, HIDESHIMA Yukio, FUJITA Tsuguharu, HOMMA Takashi, mamoru, MIYAJIMA Tatsuo, MUKAI Junkichi, YASUDA Haruhiko, YAMANAKA Nobuo, Brenda V. FAJARDO, Arnaldo POMODORO and more

HOMMA Takashi, Camera obscura studies < Aoyama→Roppongi, building by building>, 2013

  • KUSAMA Yayoi, Star Dust of One Hundred Million light-years, 1989

  • OKAMOTO Shinjiro, Crumbling Blocks, New Guernica, 2002

  • SHINKAI Kakuo, We Gained Independence, but?, 1952

  • SUEMATSU Masaki, [1944.11.13], November 13, 1944



Sat. 16 November, 2019 – Sun. 16 February, 2020


Mondays (except 13 January, 2020),
28 December, 2019 – 1 & 14 January, 2020

Opening Hours

*Tickets available until 30 minutes before closing


Adults – 500yen (400yen)
University & College Students – 400yen (320yen)
High School Students, Over 65 – 250yen (200yen)
Free for under Junior High School Students & Temporary Exhibition tickets holders

* ( ) Price for a group over 20 people


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

Organized by

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

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