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Focusing on the works of the 1950's when the two artists walked together

(TOP image) Isamu Noguchi "faceplate" 1952, pottery, 30.8 × 27.3 × 2.9 cm, Isamu Noguchi Foundation · Garden Museum (New York) collection
© The Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum, New York / ARS-JASPAR Photo: Kevin Noble

A sculptor Isamu Noguchi (1904-1988) who inherited the blood of Japan and the United States and tried to root art again in the life of people from the global view transcending the east and west of Ocean, and the sculptor Isamu Noguchi On the other hand, as a theorist Saburo Hasegawa (1906-1957), who was in the abstract art, founded the common terms of both the trends of Western modern art and old Japanese arts culture, and found a common term between them. In May 1950, Noguchi who stepped on Japanese soil for the first time in 1950, Hasegawa who attended his works more than a while, intended for a dialogue, also planned a correspondence, encountered fatefully, encountered each other as an artist Knowing that interests and vision are surprisingly similar to each other strongly resonate.

In the future the two are tied with a firm friendship, Hasegawa becomes a guideless guy to Noguchi to tangible and intangible Japanese old cultural heritage such as architecture, garden, books, paintings, archeological remains, tea ceremony, Zen, haiku, etc. Noguchi It played an important role in understanding the essence of Japanese beauty. On the other hand, Noguchi encouraged Hasegawa 's willingness to produce Hasegawa through dialogue, and Hasegawa used inks, takamoto, and woodcuts to give the opportunity to open up the horizon of creation that has never existed.

This exhibition focused on the friends of these two artists, focusing on what they saw, what they thought and what they aimed, mainly in the 1950s when the two came together, about 50 Noguchi works, It is going to clarify through about 70 Hasegawa works.
* During the exhibition, there are some exhibition changes.

HASEGAWA Saburo "Nature" 1953 paper Kimito, Takui, one each of two folding screens 135.0 × 66.5 cm Collection of Kyoto National Museum of Modern Art

# 008000; "> Isamu Noguchi and Saburo Hasegawa – Things that change and those that do not change
[Date and time] Saturday, January 12, 2019 – Sunday 24th (Sunday) 10: 00-18: 00
※ However, 3/2 (Saturday) until 20: 30, admission until 30 minutes before closing.
[Closed days] Thursday, 3/22 (Friday)
※ However, 3/21 (Thursday, congratulation) is open
[Venue] Yokohama Museum of Art
[Price] General (Advance) ¥ 1,300 · (On the day) ¥ 1,500, University / High School student (Advance) ¥ 700 · (On the day) ¥ 900, Junior High School student (Advance) ¥ 400 · (Same Day) ¥ 600, Elementary School Children Free, Person who has a handicapped Person and one of nursing care person (1 person) free, every Saturday is free less than high school student (required student certificate / student ID card)
[Organizer] Yokohama Museum of Art (Yokohama City Arts and Culture Promotion Foundation), Isamu Noguchi Foundation · Garden Museum (New York), Kanagawa Shimbun, tvk (TV Kanagawa)
[TEL] 045-221-0300 (Yokohama Museum of Art)
* Advance ticket sale period: November 12, 2018 (Monday) – January 11 (Fri) 2019
※ Please confirm at the special exhibition site of the Yokohama Museum of Art.

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The Yokohama Museum of Art opened in 1989 with the aim of contributing to the appreciation of modern and contemporary art and the creative activities of citizens and helping to create a rich civic culture.
As an art museum suitable for an international port town, Yokohama, we focus on arts since the opening of Yokohama in 1859, we strive to collect works and hold exhibitions. Among them, the photograph forms an excellent collection unique to Yokohama, one of the major bases in the photo excitement period in Japan. (Shooting: Yasuyuki Kasagi)

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