The Avant-Garde of "Nihonga" 1938-1949


山岡良文《作品》1940年
YAMAOKA Ryobun "Work" 1940,
Private collection
  Traditional aesthetics in "Nihonga" used to be depicting beautiful scenery of nature on the earth. However, an artists' group,"the Rekitei Bijutsu Kyokai" established in 1938, started developing a new art form in the world of "Nihonga" against the creation of traditional aesthetics. Although the activity did not move forward smoothly due to the expansion of the World War 2, they tried to associate with western-style painters and add the elements of abstract expression, surrealism and compositions introduced by the Bauhause to "Nihonga". After the war, they established "Pan Real" as a re-birth of the Rekitei Bijutsu Kyokai, and continued to pursue new expressions. In this exhibition, we introduce works of those painters and their efforts toward this innovation.



Exhibition dates
Friday, September 3 - Sunday, October 17, 2010
Closed on Mondays
Exception: Open on September 20 (Mon./holiday) and October 11 (Mon./holiday),
      Closed on September 21 (Tue.) and October 12 (Tue.)

Hours
Regular hours
9:30AM-5:00PM (admission until 4:30PM)

Evening hours (every Friday)
9:30AM-8:00PM (admission until 7:30PM)

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

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

*Collection gallery is available with this ticket.
*Advance tickets:
 Ticket Pia, Family Mart (P-code: 764-294)
 Lawson (L-code:52862)
 Other major ticket vendors and convenience stores

Other museums
The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo 2011/1/8 (Sat.)-2/13 (Sun.)
The Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum   2011/2/22 (Tue.)-3/27 (Sun.)


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Related events
Lecture: "The Avant-Garde of "Nihonga" the Pre-war to the Post-war"
Date & Time: September 26 (Sun.), 2010 2:00-3:30PM
        (numbered tickets distributed 11:00AM-)
Place: 1F lecture hall
Fee: Free admission, maximum capacity 100
Lecturer: KIKUYA Yoshio (Professor, Yamaguchi University)
in Japanese only

Concert: "Spannung / Tension of Electron and Japanese"
performed by electric music group "Ipso facto"


Date & Time: September 24 (Fri.), 2010 6:00 PM-
Place: 1F hall
Fee: Free admission, maximum capacity 150
Program: Celebrated Air (J.S.Bach)
       Vocalise ( Rachmaninoff)
       Ave Maria ( Gounod)
       Others
Performers:
       Members of "Ipso facto"
         Theremein: FUNADA Kishin
         Keyboard & Computer: RAKASU PROJECT.
         Computerized guitar: NISHIDA Aya
       Musical Accompaniment & Percussion: SHIMAMURA Seika
       Images Cooperated by
         OKAMOTO Daisuke
         KIDA Yodai
         TANIZAWA Shoki
          (Students of Kyoto Seika University)

Family Day: "Exhibition Tour for Parents and Children"
Date & Time: October 9 (Sat.), 2010 10:00-12:00AM
Place: 1F lecture hall, 3F exhibition hall
Fee: Free admission, 20 pairs of parents and children (elementary school)
What you do: Selecting a work from the exhibition, we will share the discoveries
        of each kid. Parents will help their participation during the event.
Facilitators: Young-Ja PARK (Curatorial Assistant)
         YAMANO Hidetsugu (Chief Curator)
Reservation required, in Japanese only


MoMAK Films @ home: Japanese films
Date & Time: October 9 (Sat.) and 10 (Sun.), 2010 2:00PM–
Place: 1F lecture hall
Admission: 500 JPY per screening
Organizers: The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto
         The National Film Center
Cooperation: TOMITA Mika, KAWAMURA Kenichiro
(Associate Professors, Ritsumeikan University, College of Image Arts & Sciences)


Program

Date
Time
Title
Director
Language
/Subtitles
October
9
(Sat.)
14:00-
15:34
Kagami SPIEGEL (1933) KISHI Koichi In German with Japanese subtitles
Haru IM FRUHLING
- EIN FILM VON JAPANISCHEN FRUHLINGSFESTEN (1934)
OGINO Collection (1930-37)
contains 8 titles
OGINO Shigeji Silent films except "Kanten"
15:55-
18:22
Tsuki yori no Shisha (1934) TAZAKA Tomotaka Silent film
October
10
(Sun.)
14:00-
15:01
Ani-Imouto (1936) KIMURA Sotoji In Japanese only
15:15-
16:14
Karayuki-San (1937)


Publicity materials
Flyer PDF(1.37MB)

 

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