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


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Current Exhibitions & Collection Gallery

Exhibition Tectonic Shifts in Printing, Printmaking and Graphic Design 1957–1979 2024.
05.30 thu. - 08.25 sun.

With the advent of the mass communication era, postwar Japan saw dramatic advancements in printing technology and increasingly close ties between art and popular culture. This also led to a great deal of attention being focused on the relationship between printing and graphic design.
This exhibition centers on the International Biennial Exhibition of Prints in Tokyo, an event that was held 11 times between 1957 and 1979, providing emerging printmakers and designers of the day with valuable exposure. It also features works by artists associated with the biennial from the National Museum of Art Collection. The exhibition reexamines the possibilities opened up by printing technology and their significance for our current era through the intersection of printmaking and graphic design in diverse visual artworks of the era.
* Main Image: Kimura Hideki, Pencil 2-3, 1974 silkscreen print on section paper The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto

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Exhibition The Work of Shiro Kuramata: A Microcosmos of Memory 2024.
06.11 tue. - 08.18 sun.

In 1965, Kuramata Shiro (1934-1991) established the Kuramata Design Office, and in addition to making interior designs, primarily for shops, he created furniture on an independent basis. In the 1980s, he took part in Memphis, a movement launched by an Italian design group, and expanded his practice internationally. As indicated by key works like Glass Chair and Miss Blanche, Kuramata developed richly poetic pieces using materials such as acrylic, glass, and steel mesh, which had previously never been used in interior design or furniture. In this exhibition, we present a career-spanning overview of Kuramata Shiro’s works, including design drawings, sketches, and entries from his dream diary , alongside the artist’s own words. * Main Image: KURAMATA Shiro, Glass Chair, 1976, The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto /photo: Tadayuki Minamoto ©Kuramata Design Office

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Upcoming Exhibitions & Collection Gallery

G7A2241 Exhibition Love Fashion:In Search of Myself 2024.09.13 fri. - 11.24 sun. Read More
写真未登録 Collection Gallery 3rd Collection Gallery Exhibition 2024–2025 2024.09.13 fri. - 12.01 sun. Read More


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