ASO Saburo

 ASO Saburo, Man (1940)
 The Museum of Modern Art, Ibaraki
ASO Saburo [1913–2000] expressed images of human beings, which stand up against oppression, confronting social reality. 10 years after his death, the world of ASO Saburo that pursuit a core of human existence will show the theme of "what is painting?" to viewers again, while simplicity and superficial beauty have been popular in current society. Including his works first shown to the public, paintings, sketches and three dimensional works, about 130 pieces, will be exhibited in this exhibition.

Exhibition dates
Wednesday, January 5 – Sunday, February 20, 2011
Closed on Mondays
 Exception: Open on January 10 (Mon./holiday) and Closed on January 11 (Tue.)

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

Organized by:
The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto
The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo

The Museum of Modern Art, Kamakura & Hayama

  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.
* Visitors with disability and one person accompanying them are
 admitted free of charge.(Please present certificate at the admission.)
*Advance tickets:
 Ticket Pia (P-code: 764-344)
 Lawson  (L-code: 59713)
 Other major ticket vendors and convenience stores

List of Exhibits
ASO Saburo List of Exhibits
Note: Some sketch works will be replaced on Jan 31st.
  (First term: Jan 5-Jan 30, Second term: Feb 1-Feb 20)

Other museums
The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo 2010/11/9 (Tue.) - 12/19 (Sun.)
Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art, Nagoya 2011/4/29 (Fri./holiday) – 6/12(Sun.)


Related events
Lecture : "Life and Works of ASO Saburo"
Date & Time: January 22 (Sat.), 2011 2:00 – 3:30PM
(numbered tickets distributed 11:00AM-)
Place: 1F lecture hall
Fee: Free admission, maximum capacity 100
Lecturer: NOMIYAMA Gyoji (Painter)
in Japanese only

MoMAK Films @ home: Korean films
Date & Time: February 11 (Fri./holiday) and 12 (Sat.), 2011 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)


 Date Time Title Director Language
February 11 (Fri./holiday) 2:00–2:48 Keijo (1940) SHIMIZU
In Japanese only
Kimi to Boku (1941) HINATSU
In Japanese only
3:10–4:31 Wakaki Sugata (1943) TOYODA
In Japanese only
February 12 (Sat.) 2:00–3:17 A Hometown in Heart (1949) Yun
/Japanese Subtitles
3:30–5:47 Why has Bodhi-Dharma left for the east? (1989) Pae
/Japanese Subtitles

Publicity materials
Flyer PDF (2MB)


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