A group of voices accompanies me in the exhibition. They are singing words I cannot comprehend, yet the warm tunes are familiar: folk songs, love songs, songs of longing. There are letters, too. They speak of the quotidian details of a soldier's life: the hardness of the war, sending money to the family, and longing for familiar landscapes, food,...
There has been a flurry of triennial and biennial art activity in Japan this year. The Aichi Triennale opened in Nagoya this August, sparking a national debate about the shutting down of a display of formerly censored works—the result of public backlash against a burnt image of Emperor Hirohito and a statue commemorating the women forced into...
Hans Hartung and Art Informel at Mazzoleni London (1 October 2019-18 January 2020) presents key works by the French-German painter while highlighting his connection with artists active in Paris during the 50s and 60s. In this video, writer and historian Alan Montgomery discusses Hartung's practice and its legacy.Born in Leipzig in 1904, Hans...
The Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, was opened in 1995 to systematically research, collect, preserve and display contemporary art that has been created both in Japan and overseas since 1945.
Situated in the eastern part of Tokyo, which is also home to Ginza, Akihabara, Tokyo Sky Tree® and the Ryogoku Kokugikan Sumo Hall, the area surrounding the museum retains some of the charm of old Edo, and standing adjacent to Kiba Park, the large entranceway offers a beautiful view of the greenery.
The museum boasts three floors (4,000㎡) of galleries devoted to temporary exhibitions and two floors (3,000㎡) for "MOT Collection" exhibitions, making it the largest modern/contemporary art museum in the country. The temporary exhibition galleries are used to present exhibitions on a wide range of genres centered around contemporary art, including architecture, fashion, design, etc. The "MOT Collection" exhibition galleries present exhibitions of work from our collection of approximately 4,500, that have been acquired either for their historical significance or because they are by young artists representative of the current art scene, offering systematic introductions to postwar art history both at home and abroad or arranged according to various themes. Many of the exhibitions take advantage of the galleries' extremely high ceilings to show large-scale works while the Atrium, which is part of the collection exhibition space, is the venue for the 'Atrium Project' in which spectacular installations are displayed over the course of one year.
The museum contains numerous other facilities, such as the museum shop, which offers original items, those connected with exhibitions and numerous books, etc., a library containing approximately 100,000 books on art-related subjects, a relaxing restaurant and a café, making it ideal for an entire day's outing.
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Tuesday - Sunday: 10:00-18:00
*Last admission to the gallery floor & last ticket purchase is at 17:30
Mondays (except May.5, Jul.21, Oct.13, and Nov.3, Nov.24, May.4.2015), May.7, Jul.22 , Oct.14, Nov.4, Nov.25, May.7.2015
Exhibition replacement periods: May.12-Jun.6, Sep.1-Sept.26, Jan.5-Jan.23, 2015
Too many Tokyoites miss the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo (MOT) altogether. Beyond both the Ueno museums and the network of newer art spaces in Roppongi, this institution of first-class exhibition facilities, a vast pubic art library and one of the most significant global collections of contemporary Japanese art takes you by surprise in Old...
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