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2019.06.01

Taro Okamoto's multifaceted activities such as `` Tower of the Sun '' and `` Myth of Tomorrow '' are introduced as representative works!

TARO OKAMOTO MUSEUM of ART Period: 2019.07.13-2019.10.14
Ends in 21 days

「All the exhibitions so far will be shown! First half / From Taro Okamoto / Jomon to the present」

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(TOP image) Taro Okamoto “Jomonjin” 1982 FRP Taro Okamoto Museum of Art, Kawasaki

Kawasaki City donated 2,000 major works from Taro Okamoto before his birth, and the Taro Okamoto Museum of Art opened on October 30, 1999.

Since the opening of the Taro Okamoto Museum of Art, in addition to exhibiting the collections in the permanent exhibition room, as a special exhibition, there are `` Things to commend Taro Okamoto and explore its artistry '' The exhibition has been held with the theme of “Exhibition between Art and Society” as the theme of the special exhibition. Over 20 years, these exhibitions will be about 60 times.

As a commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the opening of the museum, we will look back on the exhibitions that have been held so far, and will hold an exhibition in which the representative works and materials that symbolize the exhibition are extracted and displayed in the first and second half. In the first half of the exhibition, we will introduce Taro Okamoto's multifaceted footprints, fieldwork journeys that explore ethnic origins from Jomon pottery, and contemporary artists closely related to Taro Okamoto. Through this exhibition, I would like to look back on previous exhibitions and find out more about the future role of the museum.

《Highlight》
● Introducing Taro Okamoto's multifaceted activities as representative works ●
Up until now, Okamoto's artistic exhibition has focused on the works such as “Tower of the Sun”, “Myth of Tomorrow”, and themes such as “TV”, “Words” and “Play”. We have held exhibitions that introduce Taro art, and from various perspectives such as “architecture”, “Paris period”, and “public art”, as well as the perspective of the period. By exhibiting masterpieces from these exhibitions, you can follow the footprints of Taro Okamoto's multifaceted activities.

● Ethnology, impact on Jomon pottery, and modern times ●
Taro Okamoto, who studied ethnology in Paris, thought that art was an extension of ethnic history and culture. In this exhibition, we will introduce the footsteps of fieldwork in Japan and overseas, starting with the rediscovery of Jomon pottery, with photographs and materials. Precious materials from Jomon pottery, Papua New Guinea, South Korea, Okinawa, Tohoku, etc. will be displayed, and the figure and culture of ethnic groups explored by Taro Okamototo introduce.

● Taro Okamoto and neighboring artists ●
Taro Okamoto's related artists, Shusaku Arakawa, Tatsuo Ikeda, Hitojin Kitaoji, Shozo Kitaoji, Yujio Shinohara, Tadanori Yokoo, and other artists will explore each other's artistry.

Photography is also OK! All the exhibitions can be photographed. Let's experience the viewpoint of Taro Okamoto in the space where the Jomon pottery and photos taken by Taro Okamoto are displayed together.


Taro Okamoto “Myth of Tomorrow”, 1968 Oil, Taro Okamoto Museum of Art, Kawasaki


Ikeda Tatsuo 《Genesis Series Series of Rubbers》 1950s Ink and paper Taro Okamoto Museum of Art, Kawasaki


Taro Okamoto 《Dream》 1979 Paper book sumigraphy Taro Okamoto Museum of Art, Kawasaki
Jomon Earthenware “Water Smoke Spiral Deep Bowl” (Replica)

All the exhibitions so far will be shown! First half / From Taro Okamoto / Jomon to the present
[Date / Time] July 13 (Sat)-October 14 (Mon / Holiday) 9: 30-17: 00 (Last admission 16:30)
[Venue] Taro Okamoto Museum of Art, Kawasaki
[Closed] Mondays (except July 15, August 12, September 16 and 23, October 14), July 16 (Tue), August 13 (Tue), September 17th (Tue), 24th (Tue)
[Price] General ¥ 1,000, high school / university students / ¥ 65 and over, free for junior high school students and younger
[Organizer] Taro Okamoto Museum of Art, Kawasaki
[TEL] 044-900-9898 (Taro Okamoto Museum of Art, Kawasaki)
* Click here for the official website of Taro Okamoto Museum of Art, Kawasaki !!
* The next exhibition “All the past exhibitions will be shown! Late / Art, Society, and Contemporary Artists” will be held from Saturday, October 26, 2019 to Monday, January 13, 2020.

《Click here for related events !!》

■ Drowning !! Virtual Reality Solar Tower
Experience VR content by students of Nippon Institute of Technology. Experience the “Tower of the Sun” and the “Tree of Life” at the time of the 1970 World Exposition in VR.
[Date and time] August 3 (Sat)-12 (Monday, holiday) <Excluding August 5 (Mon)> 11: 00-16: 30
[Venue] Special Exhibition Room
[Price] Viewing fee only

■ Taro de-kun walk
Ikuta Ryokuchi is a rich natural area where the Taro Okamoto Museum of Art is located. Make your own kun-kun bottle with the smell of Ikuta Ryokuchi. Once you have a bottle, let's smell Taro's work and secret items.
[Date / Time] September 15 (Sunday) 10: 30-16: 00
[Venue] Ikuta Ryokuchi, Exhibition Room, Creative Atelier
[Lecturer] Naoko Inoue (Contemporary Artist)
[Target] Elementary school students and above
[Capacity] 25 people
[Price] ¥ 150 (bottle fee) * A separate admission fee is required for high school students and above
[Application] Telephone reception <Reception starts on Wednesday, August 28, 10:00, first-come-first-served basis>

■ Take a picture of yourself and transform yourself into a museum! ~
This is a workshop for dressing up with daily necessities.
[Date and time] Sunday, September 22 13: 00-16: 00
[Venue] Guidance hall, special exhibition room
[Lecturer] Rintaro Hara, Atsushi Hara (Contemporary Artist)
[Target] Anyone
[Price] Viewing fee only

■ "Onigakumai" by Futako-style Tokyo Onigakumai
Taro Okamoto was interested in various festivals. One of them will be a performance of Iwate Prefecture's representative traditional performing art “Onigaku Mai”.
[Date & Time] Sunday, October 6 14:00-Mother's Tower Square 15:30-Special Exhibition Room
[Enbu] Futako-style Tokyo Onikenbu
[Price] Free (Admission fee is required for performance in the exhibition room.)

* Other events and details will be announced on the official website of Taro Okamoto Museum of Art, Kawasaki.

    The City Museum of Art opened in 1999, three years after the death of Taro Okamoto, an artist representing Japan in the 20th century. 1779 works donated by Taro Okamoto to Kawasaki City are held and displayed. Various events such as exhibitions, permanent exhibitions, museum tours and workshops are also held.

    Speaking of the symbol tower of the Taro Okamoto Museum of Art, the Mother Tower is 30m high. Faithful to Taro Okamoto's intention based on prototypes created based on the image of "the power of a giant tree deeply rooted in the earth" It was reproduced and produced.

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