*The exhibition has ended. This site will be closed on February 20, 2024.

Jam Session: The Ishibashi Foundation Collection x Yamaguchi Akira Drawn to the Irresistible Sensation September 9 [Sat.] - November 19 [Sun.], 2023

  • YAMAGUCHI Akira, Raigo, (detail) 2015, Collection of the artist,
    Photo: MIYAJIMA Kei
    ©YAMAGUCHI Akira, Courtesy of Mizuma Art Gallery

  • YAMAGUCHI Akira, View of Flourishing South End Nihonbashi, (detail) 2021, Collection of the artist,
    Photo by Nissha F8, Inc. ASAI Kensuke
    ©YAMAGUCHI Akira, Courtesy of Mizuma Art Gallery

  • YAMAGUCHI Akira, Tokei (Tokyo): The Tokyo Olympic Games in 1940 and 1964, (detail) 2018-2023, Collection of the artist,
    Photo by Nissha F8, Inc. ASAI Kensuke
    ©YAMAGUCHI Akira, Courtesy of Mizuma Art Gallery

Contact with the modern
—and even more so with modern painting—
had an adverse influence on Japan.

Modern painting in Western Europe was a reaction against realistic and academic painting, an attempt to recover its essential nature. But what about modern art as introduced to Japan, which had no history of realistic or academic painting?

Yamaguchi Akira (b. 1969) responded with that statement to the Ishibashi Foundation Collection, which includes modern paintings by both Japanese and Western artists. In this Jam Session, we invite you to observe Yamaguchi Akira questioning what "modern," a "Japanese-style code," and "the essence of Japan" mean as he tries to break away from the history and art systems imposed by society, driven by a sensation he finds irresistible.

Works

  • YAMAGUCHI Akira, Distant View of the Zenkoji Gokaicho, (deitail) 2022-2023, Zenkoji,
    Photo: MURAYAMA Masatoshi,
    ©YAMAGUCHI Akira, Courtesy of Mizuma Art Gallery

  • YAMAGUCHI Akira, View of Flourishing South End Nihonbashi, (detail) 2021, Collection of the artist,
    Photo by Nissha F8, Inc. ASAI Kensuke,
    ©YAMAGUCHI Akira, Courtesy of Mizuma Art Gallery

  • YAMAGUCHI Akira, Tokei (Tokyo): The Tokyo Olympic Games in 1940 and 1964, (detail) 2018-2023, Collection of the artist,
    Photo by Nissha F8, Inc. ASAI Kensuke,
    ©YAMAGUCHI Akira, Courtesy of Mizuma Art Gallery

News

  • *Given the structure of one of the exhibits, we recommend that you wear comfortable shoes during your visit.

  • 2023.08.29

    「Highlight・Artist」「Works」pages have been released.

  • 2023.08.01

    The special site has been released.

   

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