Guess What?
  Hardcore Contemporary Art's Truly a World Treasure:
  Selected Works from the YAGEO Foundation Collection

Arrangement in Grey and Black
Marc Quinn Miniature Venus, 2008,
   the Yageo Foundation, Taiwan
    ©Marc Quinn
  This exhibition will feature a contemporary art collection collected over the past 25 years by Pierre Tie Min Chen, CEO of the YAGEO Corporation, which is an internationally-acclaimed electronic component manufacturer in Taiwan. About 70 masterpieces by representative contemporary artists such as Francis Bacon, Zao Wou-Ki, Andy Warhol, Gerhard Richter, Sugimoto Hiroshi, Cai Guo-Qiang, Ron Mueck, Peter Doig and Marc Quinn (listed here in order of birth) will be displayed. It is also interesting to note that works by Chinese and Taiwanese artists such as Sanyu, who are relatively unknown in Japan, will be included in the exhibition, which will add a Taiwanese perspective.
 These fabulous works of art will not merely be lined up for display, but will be categorized into 10 sections, including "Muse," "The Sublime," "Dignity," "Reality," "Memory," "The Existential Condition," and "New Beauty." The exhibition will thus introduce the diverse expressions of contemporary art and the highlights of each masterpiece, and in addition will address the relationship between the collector and his collection, a theme that has not been so openly discussed at art museums. Furthermore, by raising our visitor's awareness of the dual nature of art, specifically the artistic value and the economic value of artwork, the exhibition will bring out the greatest charm of this collection of art works, considered to be one of the most outstanding private art collections in the world, both in terms of quality and scale.
 The exhibition will be organized in accordance with the National Indemnity for Works of Art system of the Japanese government.

List of Works
Guess What? Hardcore Contemporary Art's Truly a World Treasure:
Selected Works from the YAGEO Foundation Collection
*Marc Quinn's work, Myth (Sphinx) ( is not exhibited only at the Tokyo venue.
And due to a variety of circumstances, we are unable to exhibit Anselm Kiefer's work,
Dein Goldenes Harr Margarethe (Your Gold Hair, Margarethe) (
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Exhibition dates
March 31 (Tue.) - May 31 (Sun.), 2015
Closed on Mondays
Exception: Open on May 4 (Mon./Holiday)

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

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

The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto
The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
The Yageo Foundation, Taiwan


  Day of admission Advance Group (20 or more)
Adult 1,200 1,000 900
University students 500 350 250
High school students
and younger

*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:
 Lawson     (L-code:56875)
 Seven-Eleven (7-code:034-658)
 Ticket Pia    (P-code: 766-500)
 Other major ticket vendors and convenience stores
 *Advance tickets are available for a limited period only. (2/1-3/30)

 Related events
   Lecture: "Theme and highlight of the exhibition"
HOSAKA Kenjiro (curator, The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo)
   Date & Time: April 11 (Sat.) 2:00-3:30PM
   (numbered tickets distributed 12:00PM at the information desk.)
   Place: 1F Lecture hall
   Fee: Free Admission (maximum capacity 100 seats)
   in Japanese only

   Gallery talk    
Talker: Curator, the National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto
   Date & Time: April 18 (Sat.) 1:00-1:30PM
             May 23 (Sat.) 1:00-1:30PM
   (numbered tickets distributed 12:00PM at the information desk.)
   Fee: Free Admission (maximum capacity 20 seats)
   *exhibition tickets are required
   in Japanese only

Publicity materials
Flyer PDF(3.5MB)

Other Venues
The National Museum Modern Art, Tokyo 2014/6/20 (Fri.) - 8/24(Sun.) *closed
Nagoya City Art Museum 2014/9/6 (Sat.) - 10/26(Sun.) *closed
Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art 12/20 (Sat.) - 2015/3/8 (Sun.)*closed

文化庁This exhibition is covered by the Japanese Act on the Indemnification of Damage to Works of Art in Exhibitions.

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