Forms of Memory and Space:
  Nino Caruso, Giant of Contemporary Italian Ceramics


Nino Caruso, Ceramic Sculpture, c.1968, The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto Nino Caruso,
Ceramic Sculpture, c.1968,
The National Museum of
Modern Art, Kyoto

Nino Caruso (1928–2017), one of the most prominent figures in 20th-century Italian ceramics, dealt with themes such as mythology and symbolism in his work. At the beginning of his career, Caruso made ornamental vessels related to memories of his hometown. Gradually, through the use of forms such as walls, columns, and gates, which recalled Roman ruins, he began constructing spaces that forged a link between ancient and contemporary. This led Caruso's work to be highly acclaimed throughout the world, including Japan. In this exhibition, the first full-fledged retrospective ever to be held in Japan, we examine Caruso's achievements through approximately 90 of his most significant works and numerous documents, including designs and sketches.

Exhibition dates

January 4 (Sat.) – February 16 (Sun), 2020

Hours

Regular hours: 9:30AM–5:00PM
*Fridays and Saturdays: 9:30AM–8:00PM
(Admission until 30 min. before closing)

Closed

Mondays, January 14
Exception: January 13

Organizer

The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto

Admission

  Day of admission Advanced /
Group (20 or more)
After 5PM on
Fri. and Sat. nights
Adult 1,000 800 800
University students 500 400 400

* High school students or younger are 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 are available until January 3.

Publicity materials

flyer (7MB)

Forms of Memory and Space: Nino Caruso, Giant of Contemporary Italian Ceramics

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