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Art & Photography
2019.01.24

Focusing on the 1950s works of two artists who walked together

Yokohama Museum of Art Holding period: 2010.01.12-2010.03.24
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「Isamu Noguchi and Saburo Hasegawa-what is different」

(TOP image) Isamu Noguchi "Face plate" 1952, pottery, 30.8 x 27.3 x 2.9 cm, Isamu Noguchi Foundation Garden Art Museum (New York) Collection
© The Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum, New York / ARS-JASPAR Photo: Kevin Noble

Sculptor Isamu Noguchi (1904-1988), who inherited the blood of Japan and the United States, and tried to reintroduce art into people's lives from the global perspective beyond the east and west of the West, and the abstract art of prewar Japan as a painter As a theorist, Saburo Hasegawa (1906-1957) found in the abstract art the common terms of both through the trend of modern Western art and the old Japanese art culture. Noguchi, who stepped on the soil in Japan for the first time in 19 years in May 1950, and Hasegawa, who had long been awaiting dialogue by paying attention to his work for some time, also destinously met each other as artists It resonates strongly knowing that their interests and vision are surprisingly similar.

The two groups are connected by solid friendship, and Hasegawa will be a guide for Noguchi to the ancient cultural heritage of Japan, such as architecture, gardens, books, paintings, archeological remains, tea ceremony, pottery, haiku etc. It played an important role in understanding the essence of Japanese beauty. On the other hand, Noguchi inspires Hasegawa's production intention through dialogue, and gave Hasegawa a chance to open up an unprecedented creative horizon using ink, Takumoto and woodcuts.

This exhibition focuses on the friendship of these two artists, and about 50 Noguchi works, focusing on what they saw, thought, and what they aimed at, mainly in the 1950s when they walked together. It is intended to clarify through about 70 Hasegawa works.
* There will be a change of display of some works during the exhibition.


Hasegawa Saburo "Nature" 1953 Paper book ink, reprints, two-curvature 一隻 135.0 × 66.5 cm Kyoto National Museum of Modern Art collection

# 008080; " Isamu Noguchi and Saburo Hasegawa-nothing is different from changing things
[Date and time] January 12 (Sat)-March 24 (Sun) 2019 20:00
※ However, 3/2 (Saturday) until 20:30, admission is 30 minutes before closing.
[Closed day] Thursday, March 22 (Fri)
※ However, 3/21 (Thu / Holiday) is open
[Venue] Yokohama Museum of Art
[Charge] General (advertising) ¥ 1,300 (on the day) ¥ 1,500, university / high school student (advertising) ¥ 700 (on the day) ¥ 900, junior high school student (advertising) ¥ 400 • (on the day) ¥ 600 ¥ 1,400 or more (certificate required, only available at museum ticket booths), people with disability certificate and nursing care (1 person) are free, high school students and younger are free every Saturday (needs student certificate, student ID card)
[Organizer] Yokohama Museum of Art (Yokohama City Foundation for Arts and Culture), Isamu Noguchi Foundation, Garden Art Museum (New York), Kanagawa Shimbun, tvk (TV Kanagawa)
[TEL] 045-221-0300 (Yokohama Museum of Art)
[URL] https://yokohama.art.museum/special/2018/NoguchiHasegawa/info.html
* Advance ticket sales period: Monday, November 12, 2018-Friday, January 11, 2019
※ Please confirm the details on the exhibition special site of Yokohama Museum of Art.

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