The Meguro Museum of Art, based on the basic policy of forming a systematic collection to understand the flow and characteristics of modern and contemporary art, has been in operation since 1981 when the museum was still in the pre-opening room. I have been collecting works focusing on the relationship between painters and the West. Since its opening in 1987, modern and contemporary art has been cut out from various perspectives and compiled into an exhibition, and at the same time, the collection is introduced every year in the form of the Meguro Art Museum Collection Exhibition.
This time, we will introduce the works of painters who aim at new artistic expression beyond various boundaries related to the field of painting and material techniques, titled "BEYOND THE BORDERS". .
Chapter 1 “ Naoki Suwa vs Kiyoo Kawamura ''
Kawamura pioneered a new horizon of modern Japanese painting by challenging Naoki Suwa (1954-1990), who strived for a spatial expression that transcends picture frames and expands to infinity, and from the early Meiji era, challenging the new technique of oil painting that came to the West. The two works of Kiyoo (1852-1934) confront each other.
Regarding Suwa, as a “ 30-year chain plan after Naoki Suwa's death, '' in commemoration of 30 years after the death of Suwa who died due to an unexpected accident, from 2019 to 2021, not only the museum but also the Utsunomiya Museum of Art, Mie Prefectural Museum A special exhibition of Suwa will also be held at the museum and the Chiba City Museum of Art.
Chapter 2 "The Challenge of Pan Real"
Shingo Hoshino (1923-1997), painters of the "Pan Real Art Association" who innovated Japanese painting with "Kosai expression", which realized cutting-edge expressions such as abstraction using Japanese painting techniques after the war. Year), Makoto Mikami (1919-1972), Ryonosuke Shimomura (1923-1998), Shigeya Fudo (1928-2016), Ko Nomura (1927-1991), and Yoshiko Kimura (1933-) I will pick it up. We hope you will enjoy the expressions of those who transcend the concept of Japanese painting.
Meguro Museum of Art Collection Exhibition Cross-border People-BEYOND THE BORDERS
Simultaneous holding: Shintaro Yamashita's family portrait
From February 15, 2020 (Saturday) to March 22, 2020 (Sunday)
Monday However, the museum is open on February 24 (Monday and holidays) and closed on February 25 (Tuesday).
10: 00-18: 00 (admission until 17:30)
General 700 (550) yen
University students, high school students, 65 and over 550 (400) yen
Preschool / Elementary / Junior high school students Free
* Free for those who have a disability certificate and one accompanying person.
＊ (): Group rates for 20 or more people.
* If you live, work or attend school in Meguro-ku, you will be charged a group fee if you present your certificates at the reception.
* Various discounts cannot be used together.
Organizer: Meguro Art Foundation, Meguro Art Museum