MODERN ART IN WANDERINGS: In Between the Japanese- and
    Western-style Paintings

MODERN ART IN WANDERINGSThe exhibition reflects on how nihonga (Japanese-style painting) and yōga (Western-style painting) are defined by focusing on the painters who stand between these two different modes of expression, thus endeavoring to reconsider modern painting in Japan.  The coexistence of nihonga and yōga began with TAKAHASHI Yuichi and KANO Hogai, and has been continuing for over the past century.  The reconsideration of these categories means the reconsideration of “modernism,” “Japan,” and “art.”  It also verifies why YOROZU Tetsugoro, KISHIDA Ryusei, KOSUGI Hoan, HADA Teruo and others dealt with both expressions.

TAMURA Soryu (1903) Echigo Seashore Landscape
oil on silk; six-panel folding screen
The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto


* The works on display will be rotated halfway through the exhibition.  Part I: 1/10-2/4; Part II: 2/6-2/25.  Please refer to the list of works for details.

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Commemorative Lecture: “Between Nihonga and Yōga: Centering on the Kansai Art Circle”
Lecturer: FURUTA Ryo (associate professor, The University Art Museum -
     Tokyo University of Fine Arts and Music; special researcher, The National
     Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo)
Date: January 20 (Sat.)  2:00-3:30PM (numbered tickets distributed 11:00AM-)
Place: Lecture hall (maximum capacity 100); free
in Japanese only

Symposium: “MODERN ART IN WANDERINGS: In Between the Japanese- and Western-style Paintings”
Panelists: IWAKI Ken’ichi (director, The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto)
          FURUTA Ryo (associate professor, The University Art Museum -
     Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music)
          YAMANO Hidetsugu (senior researcher, The National Museum of
     Modern Art, Kyoto)
Each panelist will deliver a thirty-minute speech, which will then be followed by a discussion with audience participation.
Date: February 25 (Sun.)  1:30-4:00PM (numbered tickets distributed 11:00AM-)
Place: Lecture hall (maximum capacity 100); free
in Japanese only

Exhibitions at Other Museums
Exhibition: “Insho Domoto’s Challenge —What is Nihonga?”
Date: January 5 (Fri.) - April 8 (Sun.)
Organizer/Place: Kyoto Prefectural Insho-Domoto Museum of Fine Arts

Co-organized Events
Co-organizers: Kyoto Prefectural Insho-Domoto Museum of Fine Arts & Ritsumeikan University
Endorsement: The Kyoto Shimbun Co., Ltd.
Lecture: “The Aesthetic Consciousness of MODERN ART IN WANDERINGS”
Lecturer: YAMANO Hidetsugu (senior researcher, The National Museum of
     Modern Art, Kyoto)
Date: January 28 (Sat.)  2:00-3:30PM
Place: Kyoto Prefectural Insho-Domoto Museum of Fine Arts (maximum
     capacity 30); free (ticket stub for the “Insho Domoto’s Challenge” exhibition
     required for admission)
in Japanese only

Symposium: “The Transfiguration of Nihonga: In Between Tradition and Modernization”
Keynote Speech: TOMIYAMA Hideo (art critic)
Coordinator: KANBAYASHI Tsunemichi (professor, Ritsumeikan University
     Graduate School of CoreEthics and Frontier Sciences)
Panelists: FURUTA Ryo (associate professor, The University Art Museum -
     Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music)
          SHIMADA Yasuhiro (associate professor of Japanese Literature,
     Ritsumeikan University)
          OSAKI Shinichiro (chief curator, Tottori Prefectural Museum)
Date: February 10 (Sat.)  2:00-4:00PM
Place: Ritsumeikan University (Kinugasa campus) Soushikan (maximum
     capacity 100); free
in Japanese only

Exhibition Dates
Wednesday, January 10 - Sunday, February 25, 2007
Closed on Mondays (exception: open on February 12, closed on February 13)

Works on Display
MODERN ART IN WANDERINGS: In Between the Japanese- and Western-style
Paintings: List of works

Organizers
The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto
The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo

Admission
  Day of admission Advance Group (20 or more)
Adult 850 yen 700 yen 600 yen
University students 450 yen 350 yen 250 yen
High school students 250 yen 150 yen 100 yen
Junior high and younger Free

Advance tickets: Ticket Pia, FamilyMart (P code: 687-174), Lawson (L code:
59217), other major ticket vendors and convenience stores

Publicity Materials
Exhibition flyer : PDF (2,648KB)



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Other Museums
The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo  2006/11/07 (Tue.) - 12/24 (Sun.)

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